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Top 10 Ranking the Premier Leagues greatest African winners

2022-06-13 08:09

Where does Riyad Mahrez stand among the continents best PL winners?

A two-time Premier League winner during his glorious decade at Chelsea, Obi Mikel also clinched the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Europa League during his time in West London.

He finally left Chelseainitially for Chinain 2017.

Another Nigerian Premier League winner, Kanulike Mikelwon the English title twice during his long stint in English football.

After previously winning the Champions League and Uefa Cup with Ajax and Internazionale, Kanu enjoyed immense success with Arsenalhe was a member of the Invincibles squadand went on to win the FA Cup with Portsmouth.

A teammate of Kanus at Arsenal, Lauren was arguably the most underrated member of the Invincibles side after excelling at right-back for the Gunners.

He was a two-time Prem champ during his seven years in North London, clinching the title in 2002 and 2004.

The full-back also won a trio of FA Cups with Arsenal, before adding a fourth with Portsmouth in 2008.

One of two African players to have won the Premier League title with two separate clubs, Toure won the big one with Arsenal and then later with Manchester City.

The centre-back never truly got the credit he deserved for his contribution to two magnificent sides, and was part of a Liverpool side that also went close to winning the Prem in 2014.

Another African superstar who enjoyed his finest hours with Chelsea, the Bison departed Olympique Lyonnais midway through their own period of dominance in Ligue 1 to step into Jose Mourinhos machine at Stamford Bridge.

Essien was a Prem winner in 2006 and 2010, fully repaying the 24.4 million the Pensioners parted with to secure his services.

A Premier League champion in 2020, Mane has arguably been unlucky not to have clinched more domestic silverware with this outstanding Liverpool side.

Mane scored 18 goals in 35 matches en route to the Reds first title in three decades, and has also won the Champions League and FA Cup on Merseyside.

Could he yet win another UCL this week?

Another current Liverpool star to have conquered the English game, Salah was a champion alongside Mane in 2020, as the Reds ended their 30-year wait for the PL.

The forward won his third Golden Boot this season, having broken Didier Drogbas record for goals scored by an African player in the top flight.

One of the founding fathers of the current, modern superclub ManchesterCity, Toure joined the Citizens during the early stages of their project and was influential as they won the FA Cup in 2011 and then the Prem title a year later.

The midfield powerhouse may have fallen out of favourat times at leastunder Pep Guardiola, but nonetheless ended his magnificent stay at Eastlands with three Prem titles.

The second African playerafter Koloto win Premier League titles with two separate clubs, Mahrezs title triumph on Sunday represented the third time hes been an English champion with ManchesterCity.

However, despite his successes under Guardiola, the Algeria superstars finest campaign remains Leicester Citys miraculous 2015-16 campaign, as the North African won the PFA Players and Fans Player of the Season awards.

Tied with Mahrez on four Prem titles, Drogba built his legacy across nine years and two stints with Chelsea.

Unplayable on his day, he was a key figure in the clubs rise under Jose Mourinho, and was also the Blues main protagonist as they won the Champions LeagueLondons first club to do soin 2012.

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The Gunners secured a work permit for the Japanese prodigy because he was considered an exceptional talent but he made just one league appearance