African top talents have taken centre stage in the premier league since its inception and thus, today, we take a look at the top 5 highest ever African goalscorers in the history of the Premier League.
5. Nwankwo Kanu.
The Olympic gold medallist was a key figure in Arsenal’s impressive dominance of the early 200s. The Nigerian also starred for West Brom and Portsmouth, scoring 54 goals and playing an important role in Portmouths securing an unprecedented F,A Cup trophy triumph in 2008.
4. Yaya Toure.
Former Ivorian international, Toure is heralded as one of the finest midfielders to have graced the premier league. The three- times CAF African player of the year has notched an impressive tally of 54 goals at Manchester City and likewise possesses an enviable haul of trophies gained at the Etihad Outfit and Spanish Giants, Barcelona.
3. Yakubu Aiyegbeni.
In more than a decade starring in the Premier league. Aiyegbeni scored an impressive tally of 96 goals whilst under the colours of Everton, Portsmouth,
earned him cult figure status notably for Evertonians.
2. Emmanuel Adebayor.
The Togolese star scored a total of 97 goals during spells at Arsenal, Manchester City and Crystal Palace. Although, now a free agent, Adebayor still remain a divisive figure amongst premier league fans largely due to controversies which appeared insurmountable and seemed to follow the star everywhere he went.
1. Dider Drogba.
It’s fair to say Drogba has forever etched his place in Premier League forklore. The Ex Chelsea star is regarded as one of the premier league’s deadliest marksmen, scoring over 204 goals and was particularly known for a penchant to score vital goals in pivotal moments. The Ivorian also earned prominence globally for his philantrophy, and is an influential figure in his native Ivory Coast.