Top 10 African Players With Most Trophies for Club and Country, Salah Missing

Top 10 African Players With Most Trophies for Club and Country, Salah Missing

Chukwu Ikechukwu
February 21, 2024 at 5:47 PM
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  • Samuel Eto’o tops the list of most achieving African footballers
  • The Cameroonian is joined on the list by Didier Drogba and Nwankwo Kanu
  • Top stars like Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez are missing from the list

African players continue to exceed expectations by outperforming their colleagues at various football clubs across Europe, winning multiple trophies along the way.

Superstars like Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, and Nwankwo Kanu have become iconic figures due to their achievements for their respective clubs and their international laurels.

Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o, Nwankwo Kanu, Nigeria, Super Eagles
Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o are the two African players who have won the most trophies during their playing careers. Photo by Bertrand Langlois.
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according to Mustard Insights, Eto’o, Drogba, and Yaya Toure are Africa’s top three decorated African players, with a total of 53 titles amongst them for club and country.

Surprisingly, some African superstars like Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez, despite winning multiple trophies in their careers, did not make the top ten list.

Here, Sports Brief and Sports Ration list the top 10 African footballers based on trophies won for the club and their country without listing individual honours.

Top 10 Africans with most trophies

10. Geremi Njitap (Cameroon/12 trophies)

9. Benni McCarthy (South Africa/13 trophies)

8. John Obi Mikel (Nigeria/13 trophies)

7. Michael Essien (Ghana/15 trophies)

6. Samuel Kuffour (Ghana/15 trophies)

5. Seydou Keita (Mali/17 trophies)

4. Kanu Nwankwo (Nigeria/18 trophies)

3. Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast/18 trophies)

2. Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast/18 trophies)

1. Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon/19 trophies)

Ayew hails Eto’o and Drogba’s impact

Meanwhile, Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba have been hailed as Africa’s biggest football influencers following their achievements for their respective clubs and countries by Ghana captain Andre Ayew, Ghana Soccernet reports.

Ayew believes the Cameroon and Ivory Coast football legends had a significant influence on young African players, including himself while growing up.

Eto'o played for Barcelona and a number of other prominent clubs, including Inter Milan, winning numerous titles during his career, while Drogba achieved a similar feat playing for Chelsea in the Premier League.

Eto'o resignation as FA boss rejected

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Executive Council of FECAFOOT unanimously rejected Samuel Eto'o's resignation as president of the Cameroonian Football Federation.

Following the Indomitable Lions' Round of 16 Africa Cup of Nations exit, the former Barcelona and Inter Milan attacker has faced heavy scrutiny from Cameroonian football fans.

Only three years after taking over as president of the federation, the two-time African champion chose to step down.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..