Top 5 African Players With the Most Premier League Titles in History

Top 5 African Players With the Most Premier League Titles in History

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 18, 2024 at 8:37 AM
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  • Riyad Mahrez is one African star who has won the Premier League multiple times
  • Didier Drogba and Nwankwo Kanu also have multiple EPL titles
  • Over 10 Africans have won the EPL more than once in their careers

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The English Premier League is rated as one of the best leagues in the world, attracting several African talents to the English top flight since its inception in 1992.

African legends such as Didier Drogba, Austin Okocha, Samuel Eto’o, Nwankwo Kanu, and Michael Essien have all had successful stints in the Premier League, leaving a last legacy in the highly-rated league.

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Riyad Mahrez is the African with the most Premier League titles with five to his name. Photo by Visionhaus.
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According to Khel Now, Algerian winger, Riyad Mahrez, is the most decorated African player in the Premier League as the former Manchester City star has won five EPL titles during his stint in England.

Mahrez won his first EPL title in Leicester City’s fairytale run in 2016 before joining the Citizens a year later when he added four more trophies to his collection to cement his legacy in the league.

Here, Sports Brief takes a look at the top 10 African players who have won the most Premier League titles as the 2023/24 season gets ready to wrap up with Arsenal and Manchester City battling for the title.

Top 5 Africans with the most EPL titles

5. Nwankwo Kanu - 2 EPL titles

Nigerian forward, Nwankwo Kanu enjoyed some great success with Arsenal, as he was part of the Invincibles, and had a total of two Premier League titles to his name, GOAL reports.

Kanu spent five years at Arsenal and is regarded as one of the greatest African players to play in the Premier League.

4. Lauren – 2 EPL titles

Lauren was another player who contributed significantly to Arsenal's amazing team, which won the Premier League twice in three years.

The Cameroonian defender won the Premier League title in 2001-02, as well as in 2003-04, and is still regarded highly in England, as one of the ‘invincibles’.

3. Yaya Toure - 3 EPL titles

Yaya Toure, widely regarded as one of the Premier League's greatest-ever midfielders, is unquestionably one of the most decorated African footballers.

The Ivorian midfielder won the Premier League three times during his time at the Etihad Stadium: in 2012, 2018, and 2014.

2. Didier Drogba - 4 EPL titles

Didier Drogba is easily one of the most memorable and entertaining Premier League players of his time, winning the EPL on four occasions with two different spells at Chelsea.

The former CAF Player of the Year won the EPL in his first season at Chelsea in 2004 before further wins in 2006, 2010, and 2015.

1. Riyad Mahrez - 5 EPL titles

Riyad Mahrez tops the chart for being the most decorated African player in the Premier League as the Algerian winger has won five titles in England’s top-flight league.

The Algerian won the league four times in five seasons at Manchester City but his first triumph came in Leicester City’s memorable win in 2015.

Man City set for EPL history

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Manchester City could win the Premier League for the fourth time in a row, but Arsenal is ready to capitalize on any last-minute stumble by the champions on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola's team enters the final day of the season with a two-point lead over second-place Arsenal, riding high on an astonishing eight-game victory streak.

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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..