And with the Africa Cup of Nations underway in Angola, the latest episode of The List trumpets the greatest players from the continent in history.
From Ghana’s Abedi Pele to ‘King’ George Weah, Africans have wowed the world with their pace, dazzling ball control and athleticism.
Week after week we toil over our selections, and like nothing more than hearing your thoughts.
As a caveat for the eagle-eyed out there, Mozambique-born Portuguese legend Eusebio does not feature as our List only concerns those born in Africa who played for an African nation. Click “Continue Reading” to see The 10 Best African Players of our Time