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 Number||Name of Player||Club currently playing for||Total career goals scored|
|1|| Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ||Chelsea||304|
|2|| Mohamed Salah ||Liverpool FC||255|
|3|| Riyad Mahrez ||Manchester City||158|
|4|| Hakim Ziyech ||Chelsea||110|
|5|| Patson Daka ||Leicester city||89|
|6|| Wilfried Zaha ||Crystal Palace||89|
|7|| Bertrand Traore ||Aston villa||81|
|8|| Jordan Ayew ||Crystal Palace||78|
|9|| Kelechi Iheanacho ||Leicester city||74|
|10|| Maxwel Cornet ||West Ham United||61|
|11|| Naby Keita ||Liverpool FC||52|
|12|| Jeffrey Schlupp ||Crystal Palace||36|
|13|| Joel Matip ||Liverpool FC||34|
|14|| Thomas Partey ||Arsenal||29|
|15|| Alex Iwobi ||Everton||23|
|16|| Frank Onyeka ||Brentford||23|
|17|| Wilfred Ndidi ||Leicester city||18|
|18|| Mohamed Elneny ||Arsenal||18|
|19|| Daniel Amartey ||Leicester city||9|
|20|| Mohammed Salisu ||Southampton||3|