From the illustrious gunner of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon Samuel Eto’o junior, to the legendary spearhead of the Elephants of the Ivory Coast Didier Drogba, passing by the Gabonese superstar Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang, several ambassadors of the « Mother Continent have left their mark on the most prestigious European competitions in recent years. Find the Top 10 of the best African scorers in the 21st century:
Samuel Eto’o, undisputed King!
If the statistics are sometimes reductive, they confirm one certainty: the legendary Samuel Eto’oworthy ambassador of theAfrica across Europe, is unquestionably enthroned in the pantheon of the best African pyrotechnicians of 2000 to 2022 and this, more than three years after hanging up the cleats (in 2019).
the Indomitable Lion has a good lead over the mythical Ivorian artificer Didier drogba (2nd) with 363 goals registered, against 422 goals marked by Eto’o.
Photo: Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba
The essential Gabonese captain Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang, African Ballon d’Or 2015, completes the podium with the impressive total of 331 achievements in his purse. The new recruit of chelsea this summer ahead of the stainless Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani (322 goals) as well as the inevitable Mohammad Salah (283 goals).
Here is the Top 10 of the best African scorers in the 21st century [De 2000 à 2022]:
(Ranking established by the African portal Foot-Africa.com September 10, 2022)
1) Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon): 442 goals (retirement)
2) Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast): 363 goals (retirement)
3) Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang (Gabon): 331 goals
4) Dieumerci Mbokani (ground floor): 322 goals
5) Mohammad Salah (Egypt): 283 goals
6) Youssef El Arabi (Morocco): 278 goals
7) Asamoah Gyan (Ghana): 274 goals (retirement)
8) Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria): 270 goals