The English Premier League and Spanish La Liga have been the levels for some of Africa’s most effective footballers.
This week’s Pleasure Athletics Legendary Match-up options eleven of the greatest African players to have featured in the English Premier League against their counterparts from Spain’s La Liga.
Whilst he doesn’t make our squad for Africa’s Premier League workforce, Peter Ndlovu justifies a point out for staying the 1st African to play in England’s new major-flight structure (which changed the outdated Initially Division) when he signed for Coventry in 1991. He blazed the trail for afterwards superstars who took the league by storm.
From Lucas Radebe to John Mikel Obi and Micheal Essien, African players have continually taken the Premier League by storm and attained the position of cult heroes and legends.
Eleven of the finest Premier League gamers of the previous are not able to be without the need of the talismanic Dedier Drogba. The Ivorian struggled, to begin with, right after his £24 million move from Bordeaux but left Stamford Bridge a legend, and the Premier League’s finest African participant.
Like the Leading League, La Liga has witnessed action from some of the continent’s most legendary players, but none additional iconic than previous Barca marksman Samuel Eto’o. The Indomitable Lion was Barcelona’s goal person, and the host of titles won were being, to a enormous extent, many thanks to the vital aims he scored—152 to be correct.
One particular of the important figures in Deportivo La Coruna’s 1999-2000 La Liga winning year was Cameroon goalkeeper Jacques Songo’o.
Songo’o also won the prestigious Zamora Trophy, the award given to the very best keeper in the league.
Finidi George, Geremi Njitap and Seydou Keita are among other best Africans stars to make the La Liga team for this common Mythical Match Up.
Who wins this fight of Africa’s best from the world’s two major soccer leagues?
The option is yours.