Africans who won The Champions league ( the most coveted trophy a footballer can dream of ).
Also: Records set by Africans in the Champions League
The UEFA Champions League is a top competition where Europe’s finest football clubs slug it out. Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Joel Matip, and Naby Keita are the Africans currently holding it after they won last year’s final with Liverpool.
Ever since Zimbabwean Bruce Grobbelaar played his part between the sticks during Liverpool’s 1983-84 title-winning campaign. Various African players have showed their stuffs and set records.
Below is a list of winners (countries, clubs and season) :
List of Africans who won Champions League.
1 – Bruce Grobbelaar (Zimbabwe) : Liverpool FC, 1983-1984
2 – Rabah Madjer (Algeria) : FC Porto, 1986-1987
3 – Abedi Pelé (Ghana) : Olympique de Marseille, 1992-1993
4 – Finidi George (Nigeria) : Ajax, 1994-1995
5 – Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria) : Ajax, 1994-1995
6 – Samuel Kuffour (Ghana) : FC Bayern Munich 2000-2001
7 – Benni McCarthy (South Africa) : FC Porto, 2003-2004
8 – Djimi Traoré (Mali) : Liverpool FC, 2004-2005
9 – Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) – FC Barcelona, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, Inter Milan, 2009-2010
10 – Yaya Touré (Côte d’Ivoire) : FC Barcelona, 2008-2009
11 – Seydou Keita (Mali) : FC Barcelona, 2008-2009, 2010-2011
12 – Sulley Muntari (Ghana) : Inter Milan, 2009-2010
13 – McDonald Mariga (Kenya) : Inter Milan 2009 – 2010
14 – John Obi Mikel (Nigeria) : Chelsea FC, 2011-2012
15 – Michael Essien (Ghana) : Chelsea FC, 2011-2012
16 – Salomon Kalou (Ivory Coast) : Chelsea FC, 2011-2012
17 – Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) : Chelsea FC, 2011-2012
18 – Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) : Real Madrid FC, 2017-2018
19 – Sadio Mane (Senegal) :Liverpool FC, 2018-2019
20 – Joel Matip (Cameroon) :Liverpool FC, 2018-2019
21 – Mohammed Salah (Egypt) :Liverpool FC, 2018-2019
22 – Naby Keita (Guinea) :Liverpool FC, 2018-2019
Africans are holding different records in the Champions League
Cameroonian Legend Samuel Eto’o is the only player to win a treble back to back.
Also former super eagles star Yakubu Aiyegbeni is among the youngest players to score a champions league hat trick achieving the feat for Maccabi Haifa in 2002 at just 19 years and 306 days old
Guinea Bissau-born Ansu Fati is the youngest player to score in the Champions League when he came from the bench to score the winner for Barcelona against Inter Milan aged 17years and 40days thereby breaking the record previously held by another African Peter Ofori of Ajax Cape Town aged 17years 195 days when he scored his.
Ivorian Didier Drogba is the top scorer for a premier league club in the competition netting 36 times for Chelsea.