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For Decades now,African goalscorers have entertained Europe’s top 5 League’s so much such that names like Abedi Pele,Samuel Etoo Fils,Kanu Nwankwo,El Hadj Diouf,Didier Drogba are nearly more popular in Europe than they are in Africa. On the evidence of that, We took interest in looking at the African names that have so far been on target in Europe’s top 5 League’s.

Our facts and numbers are down to in-depth research.

NB: The football season is still on, and goals can always increase thus this article can get updated.

Africa is known for exporting their very best talents to Europe, and it is reminiscent in the the title race of the EPL, with two Africans toping the goal scoring chart. However, some players of big football nation’s like Cameroon, have experienced a deep in performance; no Cameroonian player has gotten to double figures in Europe’s top five leagues.

The Ivory Coast boast of the highest number of players who have scored in Europe’s big five, and they also boast of perhaps the hottest property in French football ; Nicolas Pepe.

Beneath are the names of all Africans to score in Europe’s top 5, their number of goals, and their country of origin.

Italian Serie A

Ivory Coast- Yao Kouassi “Gervinho”: 8 goals

Senegal:Khouma Boubacar-6 goals

Ivory CoastChristian Kouame-4 goals

Senegal- Keita Balde: 4 goals

Ghana – Kevin Prince Boateng 4 goals

Ghana:Alfred Duncan- 3 goals

Ivory Coast:Frank Kessie- 3 goals

Senegal- Ibrahima Mbaye 2 goals

Cameroon:Nicolas Nkoulou-2 goals

Nigeria:Joel Obi- 1 goal

Ghana:Roman Chibsah- 1 goal

Burkina Faso:Brain Dabo- 1 goal

Ivory Coast:Seko Fofana 1 goal

13 Africans to have scored in the Serie A, with over 40 goals

Spanish La Liga

Morocco:Youssef En-Nesyri-5 goals

Cameroon:Toko Ekambi-3 goals

Morocco:Nabil El Zhar-3 goals

Ghana:Thomas Partey-2 goals

Nigeria:Samuel Chukwueze- 2 goals

Senegal:Amath Ndiaye-1 goal

Cameroon Allan Nyom-1 goal

Senegal:Pape Diop-1 goal

Nigeria:Moses Simon-1 goal

Ghana:Emmanuel Boateng-1 goal

DR Congo:Gael Kalkuta-1 goal

A number of 12 African players combined, have 23 goals, is about one of the least, the African players are able to manage in the top 5.

The Barclays Premier League

Egypt:Mohamed Salah-17 goals

Gabon:P.E Aubameyang-15 goals

Senegal:S.Mane-12 goals

Algeria:R.Mahrez-5 goals

Ivory Coast:W.Zaha-4 goals

Ghana:Jeffrey Schlupp-4 goals

Ivory Coast:Sol Bamba-3 goals

Nigeria:Wilfred Ndidi-2 goals

Nigeria:K.Iheanacho-1 goal

Benin:Steve Mounie-1 goal

Ivory Coast:J.M Seri-1 goal

Ghana:J.Ayew-1 goal

Nigeria:Leon Balogun-1 goal

Cameroon:Joel Matip-1 goal

Algeria:Rachid Ghezzal-1 goal

Nigeria:Alex Iwobi-2 goals

Nigeria:Isaac Success-1 goal

No wonder all three African players of the year came from the EPL.
A total of 17 African players have scored 72 goals and counting, in the EPL.

German Bundes Liga

Togo:Ihlas Bebou-3 goals

Algeria:Nabil Bentaleb-3 goals

Morocco:Achraf Hakimi-2 goals

Ivory Coast:Solomon kalu-3 goals

Nigeria:Anthony Ujah-2 goals

Ivory Coast:Jean-philippe Gbamin-2 goals

Senegal:Salif Sane -1 goal

15 goals scored in the German Bundes Liga is the lowest in all 5 major leagues for African players.

French League 1

Ivory Coast:Nicolas Pepe-16 goals

Tunisia:Wahbi Khazri-12 goals

Ivory Coast:Max Gradel-8 goals

Guinea:Francis Kamano-8 goals

South Africa:Lebo Mothiba-8 goals

Cameroon:Stephane Bahoken-7 goals

Burkina Faso:Betrand Traore-6 goals

Mali:Issiaga Sylla-1 goal

Tunisia:Bassem Scrarfi-1 goal

Cameroon:Ignatius Ganago-1 goal

Ivory Coast:Maxwel Cornet-1 goal

Cameroon:Felix Eboa-1 goal

Chad:Casimir Ninga-3 goals

Morocco:Faycal Fajr-3 goals

Nigeria:Samuel Kalu-3 goals

Senegal:Ismaila Sarr-5 goals

Gabon:Denis Bouanga-4 goals

Morocco:Rachid Alioui-3 goals

Senegal:M’baye Niang-3 goals

Ghana:Majeed Waris-3 goals

Algeria:Mehdi Abeid-3 goals

Ivory Coast:Ismael Traore-3 goals

Tunisia:Saif-Eddine-3 goals

Senegal:Moussa Konate-3 goals

Cape Verde:Julio Tavares-3 goals

Guinea:Jules Keita-2 goals

Tunisia:Naim Sliti-1 goal

Congo:Prince Oniangue-2 goals

Mali;Moussa Doumbia-2 goals

Morocco:Yacine Bammou-2 goals

Cameroon:Ambriose Oyongo-2 goals

Cameroon:Njie Clinton-2 goals

Morocco:Nayef Aguerd-2 goals

Mali:Kalifa Coulibaly-1 goal

Ivory Coast:Lamine Kone-1 goal

Ivory Coast: Ibrahim Sangare-1 goal

Cameroon:Choupo-Moting-1 goal

Ivory Coast;Herve Lybohy-1 goal

Senegal:Makhtar Gueye-1 goal

Mali:Bakaye Diabassy-1 goal

Algeria: Ramy Bensebaini-1 goal

It is no surprise that the lion share of the goals of African players come from African players, as nearly 30 percent of French League 1, constitutes of African players. The French League is around the environs of 135 goals scored by Africans, making about 286 goals scored by Africans in Europe.

Giovanni Wanneh.