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Unbelievable Important African Football Records That You Do Not Know

2021's Top Five African Footballers Of All Time

A Comprehensive List of Important African Football Records

  1. George Weah 
  • The sole African Player to win the Ballon d’Or.
  1. Egypt 
  • The most successful African National Team in AFCON.
  1. Samuel Eto’o and Yaya Toure 
  • Hold the record for the most African Player of the Year Award wins (4 each).
  1. Godfrey Chitalu 
  • The highest-scoring African player in international matches, with 76 goals for the National Team.
  1. Asamoah Gyan
  • The all-time leading African goal scorer at the FIFA World Cup.
  1. Samuel Eto’o 
  • The most decorated African player.
  1. Roger Milla 
  • The oldest African player to feature and score at the FIFA World Cup.
  1. Roger Milla
  • The highest-scoring African player in all competitions.
  1. Thomas Nkono 
  • The only goalkeeper to win the African Player of the Year Award twice.
  1. Morocco 
  • The only African team to reach the Semi-Finals of the FIFA World Cup.
  1. Mohamed Aboutrikar 
  • The most decorated African player based in Africa.
  1. Nigeria and Cameroon 
  • The only African nation to win the Olympics.
  1. Ghana U20 
  • The only African nation to win the U20 World Cup.
  1. Nigeria U17 
  • The most successful U17 team in the world, with 5 World Cup titles.
  1. Peter Ndlovu
  • The first African player to compete in the modern English Premier League.
  1. South Africa
  • The first African country to host a FIFA World Cup.
  1. Victor Osimhen
  • The first African player to win the Golden Boot in Serie A.
  1. Tabitha Chawinga
  • The first African female footballer to win the Golden Boot in Serie A.
  1. Asisat Oshoala 
  • The most decorated African female footballer of all time.
  1. Nigeria Super Falcons
  • The most successful African team in the Women’s AFCON, winning 11 out of the 14 editions since the competition became full-scale in 1998.

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