List of some Africa's top footballers to have played in Spanish La Liga

Many talented Africa footballers have made names for themselves across the globe but we take a look at some that gave their best in the Spanish la Liga.

1. Frédéric Kanouté -Sevilla Fc


List of some Africa's top footballers to have played in Spanish La Liga

Former Mali and Sevilla striker played for so many top clubs across Europe but saw success at Spanish club Sevilla and later was named 2007 Africa footballer of the year award.


2. Samuel Eto'o - Barcelona 


List of some Africa's top footballers to have played in Spanish La Liga

The retired Cameroonian who played for Barcelona, Real Madrid, and host of other Spanish teams came to limelight while playing for Barcelona where he won many trophies.

Eto'o also holds the record for the most appearance for African players in la Liga

Eto'o came in third for the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2005 and was twice named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI, in 2005 and 2006.

3. Geremi - Real Madrid


List of some Africa's top footballers to have played in Spanish La Liga

The versatile Cameroon International who can play either at right-back it defensive midfield found fame while playing for Real Madrid.


The midfielder was praised by the then Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque for his work rate and stability he brings to the team.

Geremi Njitap is also known for the free-kick prowess he was also nominated for the prestigious Ballon d'Or award in 2000.

4. Yacine Brahimi - Granada


List of some Africa's top footballers to have played in Spanish La Liga

The attacking midfielder moved to the Spanish side Granada from stade Rennaise but struggled to find consistency.

Brahimi's super moments are to forget because of his technical gift of drifting pass players and eye for assist.

Yacine is also known for his "Brahimi Moments" (in Portuguese, "Momentos Brahimi").

5. Yaya Toure - Barcelona



Gnégnéri Yaya Touré who currently only plays for the Chinese Super League club Qingdao Huanghai made name for himself while playing for Barcelona.

Toure who is the brother to former Arsenal defender Kolo Toure revealed that while growing he aspired to become a strike but he went on to play mostly as a midfielder for the Spanish giants also in defense.

Touré was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and is also regarded as one of Africa's finest players.

6. Carlos Kameni - Malaga/Espanol 


List of some Africa's top footballers to have played in Spanish La Liga

Kameni is dobbed one of Africa's finest goalkeeper when at his best he hardly let anything into the net especially against Barcelona.

The Cameroon shot-stopper has recorded 8 clean sheets in 24 appearances against Barcelona.

7. Finidi George - Real Betis/Mallorca


List of some Africa's top footballers to have played in Spanish La Liga

The Nigeriawho plays as a winger scored 38 goals in 130 games for Real Betis.

He also helped the club to a Copa del Rey final and also a fourth-place finish Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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