Ranking the best African players in the Premier League in 2023

Ranking the best African players in the Premier League in 2023

Ranking the best African players in the Premier League in 2023

Dubbed the most competitive league in the world, the English Premier League shortly referred to as EPL is one of the very best in Europe. The EPL is home to several talented footballers across the continents of the world. Africa, in particular, boosts some players in the league with prestige and reputation. Many African players are playing for different clubs in the EPL including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur.

Top 20 African players in the Premier League in 2023

African players have been in the news for their stellar contribution to the success of their clubs. Let's look at them one at a time.

20. Mohammed Salisu

Mohammed Salisu is a 23 years old (as of 2023) Ghanaian footballer. The center-back plays for Southampton and has 3 career goals to his name.

19. Daniel Amartey

Daniel Amartey is a Ghanaian defender that plays for Leicester City. He helped the Foxes to win the 2015/2016 EPL trophy.

18. Mohamed Elneny

Mohamed Elneny, short for Mohamed Naser Elsayed Elneny is an Arsenal player. The 30-year-old has 18 career goals with the Gunners.

17. Wilfred Ndidi

Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi is a 26 years old (as of 2023) Nigerian defensive midfielder. Leicester City is known for his excellent tackling skills and position awareness.

16. Frank Onyeka

Frank Onyeka plays for Brentford and is one of the club's starman. The Nigerian has a Total of 23 career goals.

15. Alex Iwobi

Known in full as Alexander Chuka Iwobi, Alex is a 26-year-old Nigerian midfielder. The Everton starman has 23 career goals; scoring the majority in Arsenal.

14. Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey is probably the best defensive African footballer in 2023. The Arsenal Man has scored five goals for the Gunners, though his total career goal is 29.

13. Joel Matip

Full name Job Joël André Matip, the Cameroonian-German is a 31-year-old defender. The current Liverpool man has a total of 34 career goals.

12. Jeffrey Schlupp

Jeffrey Schlupp is a 30 years old (as of 2023) German-Ghanaian forwarder. The Crystal Palace man is known for his pace and ability to run the flanks.

11. Naby Keita

Full name, Naby Laye Keïta, the Guinean midfielder is a member of Liverpool FC. The The 28-year-old player has a total of 52 career goals.

10. Maxwell Cornet

Maxwel Cornet is an Ivorian winger who is known for pace and versatility when moving forward. The West Ham United player has a total of 61 career goals.

9. Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Promise Iheanacho is a Nigerian forwarder that plays for Leicester City. The 26-year-old former Manchester City man has a total of 74 career goals.

8. Jordan Ayew

Jordan Pierre Ayew is a 31-year-old attacker. The Ghanaian and Crystal Palace player has scored an impressive 78 career goals.

7. Bertrand Traore

Fully known as Bertrand Isidore Traoré, the player is one of Chelsea's youth academy products. The 27 years old (as of 2023) Burkinabe players have a total career goal of 81.

6. Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha is one of the most popular football players in Africa. The Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast attacker has 89 career goals and is on course to become a legend in Selhurst Park.

5. Patson Daka

Patson Daka is an upcoming star that took the EPL by surprise. 24 years old (as of 2023) Zambian and Leicester City Center-Forward have 89 career goals.

4. Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech is a Dutch-Moroccan professional football player. The Chelsea forwarder has 110 career goals and was very popular at Ajax.

3. Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Karim Mahrez is an Algerian-French footballer that plays for Manchester City. The Algerian is part of Pep Guradiola's plan and has amassed an incredible 158 career goals.

2. Mohamed Salah

Many African football fans know Mohamed Salah as the GOAT (Greatest of all time) in Africa. The Egyptian and Liverpool attacking winger has scored a whopping 255 goals and is also highly decorated.

1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The crown for the best African player in the EPL for 2023 goes to Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang. The 33-year-old Chelsea forwarder has scored a total of 304 career goals; more than any other African player in history.

Table for 2023 best African Football players

Serial NumberName of PlayerClub currently playing forTotal career goals scored
1 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Chelsea304
2 Mohamed Salah Liverpool FC255
3 Riyad Mahrez Manchester City158
4 Hakim Ziyech Chelsea110
5 Patson Daka Leicester city89
6 Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace89
7 Bertrand Traore Aston villa81
8 Jordan Ayew Crystal Palace78
9 Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester city74
10 Maxwel Cornet West Ham United61
11 Naby Keita Liverpool FC52
12 Jeffrey Schlupp Crystal Palace36
13 Joel Matip Liverpool FC34
14 Thomas Partey Arsenal29
15 Alex Iwobi Everton23
16 Frank Onyeka Brentford23
17 Wilfred Ndidi Leicester city18
18 Mohamed Elneny Arsenal18
19 Daniel Amartey Leicester city9
20 Mohammed Salisu Southampton3
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