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African Player of the Year 1970-2018

Full details of the African Player of the Year from 1970 to 2014 including France Football African Player of the Year from 1970 to 1994 and CAF Player of the Year from 1992 to 2014. Includes club affiliations.

France Football African Player of the Year (1970–1993)  & CAF African Player of the Year (1993–Present)

YearPlacePlayerNationalityClub(s)
19701stSalif Keïta

Mali football

MaliAS Saint-Etienne
2ndLaurent Pokou

Ivory Coast Football

Côte d'IvoireASEC Abidjan
3rdAli Abugreisha

Egypt Football

EgyptIsmaily SC
19711stIbrahim Sunday

Ghana Fooball

GhanaAsante Kotoko
2ndRobert Mensah

Ghana Fooball

GhanaAsante Kotoko
3rdFrançois Ndoumbé

Cameroon Football

CameroonCanon Yaounde
19721stCherif Souleymane

Guinea Football

GuineaHafia Conakry
2ndTshimen Bwanga

zAIRE fOOTBALL

ZaireTP Mazembe
3rdPetit Sory

Guinea Football

GuineaHafia Conakry
19731stTshimen Bwanga

zAIRE fOOTBALL

ZaireTP Mazembe
2ndMwamba Kazadi

zAIRE fOOTBALL

ZaireTP Mazembe
3rdLaurent Pokou

Ivory Coast Football

Côte d'IvoireASEC Abidjan
19741stPaul MoukilaPR CongoCARA Brazzaville
2ndBoba Lobilo

zAIRE fOOTBALL

ZaireAS Vita Kinshasa
3rdHassan Shehata

Egypt Football

EgyptEl Zamalek
19941stGeorge Weah

Liberia Football

LiberiaParis Saint-Germain
2ndEmmanuel Amunike

Nigeria Football

NigeriaSporting CP / El Zamalek
3rdDaniel Amokachi

Nigeria Football

NigeriaEverton / Club Brugge
19751stAhmed Faras

Morocco football

MoroccoChabab Mohammédia
2ndRoger Milla

Cameroon Football

CameroonTonnerre Yaoundé
N'Jolea

Guinea Football

GuineaHafia Conakry
19761stRoger Milla

Cameroon Football

CameroonTonnerre Yaoundé
2ndPapa Camara

Guinea Football

GuineaHafia Conakry
3rdAli Bencheikh

Algeria Football

AlgeriaMC Alger
19771stTarak Dhiab

Tunisia Football

TunisiaEspérance Tunis
2ndPapa Camara

Guinea Football

GuineaHafia Conakry
3rdSegun Odegbami

Nigeria Football

NigeriaShooting Stars
19781stKarim Abdul Razak

Ghana Fooball

GhanaAsante Kotoko
2ndAli Bencheikh

Algeria Football

AlgeriaMC Alger
3rdThomas N'kono

Cameroon Football

CameroonCanon Yaounde
19791stThomas Nkono

Cameroon Football

CameroonCanon Yaoundé
2ndAdolf Armah

Ghana Fooball

GhanaHearts of Oak
3rdKerfalla Bangoura

Guinea Football

GuineaHoroya Conakry
19801stJean Manga-Onguene

Cameroon Football

CameroonCanon Yaounde
2ndSegun Odegbami

Nigeria Football

NigeriaShooting Stars
3rdThéophile Abega

Cameroon Football

CameroonCanon Yaounde
19811stLakhdar Belloumi

Algeria Football

AlgeriaGC Mascara
2ndThomas N'kono

Cameroon Football

CameroonCanon Yaounde
3rdAli Fergani

Algeria Football

AlgeriaMontpellier HSC / JS Kabylie
19821stThomas N'kono

Cameroon Football

CameroonEspanyol
2ndSalah Assad

Algeria Football

AlgeriaMulhouse
3rdLakhdar Belloumi

Algeria Football

AlgeriaGC Mascara
19831stMahmoud Al-Khatib

Egypt Football

EgyptAl-Ahly
2ndOpoku Nti

Ghana Fooball

GhanaAsante Kotoko
3rdRafiou Moutairou

Togo Football

TogoOC Agaza Lome
19841stThéophile Abega

Cameroon Football

CameroonToulouse
2ndJoseph-Antoine Bell

Cameroon Football

CameroonAl-Mokawloon al-Arab
Ibrahim Youssef

Egypt Football

EgyptEl Zamalek
19851stMohammed Timoumi

Morocco football

MoroccoFAR Rabat
2ndRabah Madjer

Algeria Football

AlgeriaPorto
3rdDjamel Menad

Algeria Football

AlgeriaJS Kabylie
Ibrahim Youssef

Egypt Football

EgyptEl Zamalek
19861stBadou Zaki

Morocco football

MoroccoMallorca
2ndAziz Bouderbala

Morocco football

MoroccoSion
3rdRoger Milla

Cameroon Football

CameroonMontpellier / Saint-Étienne
19871stRabah Madjer

Algeria Football

AlgeriaPorto
2ndYoussouf Fofana

Ivory Coast Football

Côte d'IvoireMonaco
3rdFrancois Oman-Biyik

Cameroon Football

CameroonStade Laval
19881stKalusha Bwalya

Zambia Football

ZambiaCercle Brugge
2ndRoger Milla

Cameroon Football

CameroonMontpellier
3rdYoussouf Fofana

Ivory Coast Football

Côte d'IvoireMonaco
19891stGeorge Weah

Liberia Football

LiberiaMonaco
2ndJoseph-Antoine Bell

Cameroon Football

CameroonBordeaux / Toulon
3rdKalusha Bwalya

Zambia Football

ZambiaPSV Eindhoven
19901stRoger Milla

Cameroon Football

CameroonSaint-Denis
2ndTahar Cherif El-Ouazani

Algeria Football

AlgeriaMC Oran / Aydınspor
3rdRabah Madjer

Algeria Football

AlgeriaPorto
Francois Oman-Biyik

Cameroon Football

CameroonStade Laval
19911stAbedi Pele

Ghana Fooball

GhanaMarseille
2ndGeorge Weah

Liberia Football

LiberiaMonaco
3rdFrancois Oman-Biyik

Cameroon Football

CameroonCannes
19921stAbedi Pele

Ghana Fooball

GhanaMarseille
2ndGeorge Weah

Liberia Football

LiberiaParis Saint-Germain / Monaco
3rdAnthony Yeboah

Ghana Fooball

GhanaEintracht Frankfurt
19931stAbedi Pele

Ghana Fooball

GhanaMarseille
2ndAnthony Yeboah

Ghana Fooball

GhanaEintracht Frankfurt
3rdRashidi Yekini

Nigeria Football

NigeriaVitória de Setúbal
CAF African Player of the Year (1993–Present)
YearPlacePlayerNationalityClub(s)
19931stRashidi Yekini

Nigeria Football

NigeriaVitória de Setúbal
2nd
3rd
19941stEmmanuel Amunike

Nigeria Football

NigeriaSporting CP / El Zamalek
2ndGeorge Weah

Liberia Football

LiberiaParis Saint-Germain
Rashidi Yekini

Nigeria Football

NigeriaOlympiacos / Vitória de Setúbal
19951stGeorge Weah

Liberia Football

LiberiaMilan / Paris Saint-Germain
2nd
3rd
19961stNwankwo Kanu

Nigeria Football

NigeriaAjax / Internazionale
2ndGeorge Weah

Liberia Football

LiberiaMilan
3rdDaniel Amokachi

Nigeria Football

NigeriaBeşiktaş / Everton
19971stVictor Ikpeba

Nigeria Football

NigeriaMonaco
2ndJaphet N'Doram

Chad Football

ChadMonaco / Nantes
3rdTaribo West

Nigeria Football

NigeriaInternazionale / Auxerre
19981stMustapha Hadji

Morocco football

MoroccoDeportivo La Coruña
2ndJay-Jay Okocha

Nigeria Football

NigeriaParis Saint-Germain / Fenerbahçe
3rdSunday Oliseh

Nigeria Football

NigeriaAjax
19991stNwankwo Kanu

Nigeria Football

NigeriaArsenal
2ndSamuel Kuffour

Ghana Fooball

GhanaBayern Munich
3rdIbrahima Bakayoko

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireMarseille
20001stPatrick Mboma

Cameroon Football

CameroonParma / Cagliari
2ndLauren Etame Mayer

Cameroon Football

CameroonMallorca
3rdSamuel Eto'o

Cameroon Football

CameroonMallorca
20011stEl Hadji Diouf

Rwanda Football

SenegalLens
2ndSamuel Kuffour

Ghana Fooball

GhanaBayern Munich
3rdSamuel Eto'o

Cameroon Football

CameroonMallorca
20021stEl Hadji Diouf

Rwanda Football

SenegalLiverpool / Lens
2ndPapa Bouba Diop

Rwanda Football

SenegalLens
3rdMido

Egypt Football

EgyptAjax
20031stSamuel Eto'o

Cameroon Football

CameroonMallorca
2ndJay-Jay Okocha

Nigeria Football

NigeriaBolton Wanderers
3rdDidier Drogba

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireMarseille / Guingamp
20041stSamuel Eto'o

Cameroon Football

CameroonBarcelona / Mallorca
2ndDidier Drogba

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireChelsea / Marseille
3rdJay-Jay Okocha

Nigeria Football

NigeriaBolton Wanderers
20051stSamuel Eto'o

Cameroon Football

CameroonBarcelona
2ndDidier Drogba

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireChelsea
3rdMichael Essien

Ghana Fooball

GhanaChelsea / Lyon
20061stDidier Drogba

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireChelsea
2ndSamuel Eto'o

Cameroon Football

CameroonBarcelona
3rdMichael Essien

Ghana Fooball

GhanaChelsea
20071stFrédéric Kanouté

Mali football

MaliSevilla
2ndMichael Essien

Ghana Fooball

GhanaChelsea
3rdDidier Drogba

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireChelsea
20081stEmmanuel Adebayor

Togo Football

TogoArsenal
2ndMohamed Aboutrika

Egypt Football

EgyptAl-Ahly
3rdMichael Essien

Ghana Fooball

GhanaChelsea
20091stDidier Drogba

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireChelsea
2ndSamuel Eto'o

Cameroon Football

CameroonInternazionale / Barcelona
3rdMichael Essien

Ghana Fooball

GhanaChelsea
20101stSamuel Eto'o

Cameroon Football

CameroonInternazionale
2ndAsamoah Gyan

Ghana Fooball

GhanaSunderland / Stade Rennais
3rdDidier Drogba

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireChelsea
20111stYaya Touré

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireManchester City
2ndSeydou Keita

Mali football

MaliBarcelona
3rdAndré Ayew

Ghana Fooball

GhanaOlympique de Marseille
20121stYaya Touré

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireManchester City
2ndDidier Drogba

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireChelsea / Shanghai Shenhua
3rdAlex Song

Cameroon Football

CameroonArsenal / FC Barcelona
20131stYaya Touré

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireManchester City
2ndJohn Obi Mikel

Nigeria Football

NigeriaChelsea
3rdDidier Drogba

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireShanghai Shenhua / Galatasaray
1stYaya Touré

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireManchester City
2ndPierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Gabon Football

GabonBorussia Dortmund
3rdVincent Enyeama

Nigeria Football

NigeriaLille
20151stPierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Gabon Football

GabonBorussia Dortmund
2ndYaya Touré

Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

Côte d'IvoireManchester City
3rdAndré Ayew

Ghana Fooball

GhanaSwansea City
20161stRiyad Mahrez

Algeria Football

AlgeriaLeicester City
2ndPierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Gabon Football

GabonBorussia Dortmund
3rdSadio Mané

Rwanda Football

SenegalLiverpool
20171stMohamed Salah

Egypt Football

EgyptLiverpool
2ndSadio Mané

Rwanda Football

SenegalLiverpool
3rdPierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Gabon Football

GabonBorussia Dortmund
20181stMohamed Salah

Egypt Football

EgyptLiverpool
2ndSadio Mané

Rwanda Football

SenegalLiverpool
3rdPierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Gabon Football

GabonArsenal

African Player of the Year Winners

African Player of the Year Winners
NoPlayerNationality
4Samuel Eto'o

Cameroon Football

Cameroon
4Yaya TouréCôte d'Ivoire
3Abedi Pele

Ghana Fooball

Ghana
3George Weah

Liberia Football

Liberia
2Didier DrogbaCôte d'Ivoire
2El Hadji Diouf

Senegal football

Senegal
2Nwankwo Kanu

Nigeria Football

Nigeria
2Roger Milla

Cameroon Football

Cameroon
2Thomas Nkono

Cameroon Football

Cameroon
1Ahmed Faras

Morocco football

Morocco
1Badou Zaki

Morocco football

Morocco
1Cherif SouleymaneGuinea
1Emmanuel Adebayor

Togo Football

Togo
1Emmanuel Amunike

Nigeria Football

Nigeria
1Frédéric Kanouté

Mali football

Mali
1Ibrahim Sunday

Ghana Fooball

Ghana
1Jean Manga-Onguene

Cameroon Football

Cameroon
1Kalusha Bwalya

Zambia Football

Zambia
1Karim Abdul Razak

Ghana Fooball

Ghana
1Lakhdar Belloumi

Algeria Football

Algeria
1Mahmoud Al-Khatib

Egypt Football

Egypt
1Mohammed Timoumi

Morocco football

Morocco
1Mustapha Hadji

Morocco football

Morocco
1Patrick Mboma

Cameroon Football

Cameroon
1Paul MoukilaPR Congo
1Rabah Madjer

Algeria Football

Algeria
1Rashidi Yekini

Nigeria Football

Nigeria
1Salif Keïta

Mali football

Mali
1Tarak Dhiab

Tunisia Football

Tunisia
1Théophile Abega

Cameroon Football

Cameroon
1Thomas N'kono

Cameroon Football

Cameroon
1Tshimen Bwanga

Zambia Football

Zaire
1Victor Ikpeba

Nigeria Football

Nigeria

African Player of the Year by Club

Winners by Clubs
NoClub
4

Manchester City Results

Manchester City
3

Mallorca
3

Olympique de Marseille
2

Arsenal Results

Arsenal
2

AS Monaco Football UEFA

AS Monaco
2Asante Kotoko
2

Barcelona Football

Barcelona
2Canon Yaoundé
2

Chelsea Results

Chelsea
2Internazionale
2Lens
2

Paris Saint Germaine Football

Paris Saint-Germain
2

AC Milan Football

AC Milan
2

Ajax UEFA

Ajax
2Al-Ahly
2AS Saint-Etienne
1Cagliari
1CARA Brazzaville
1Cercle Brugge
1Chabab Mohammédia
1Deportivo La Coruña
1El Zamalek
1Espanyol
1Espérance Tunis
1FAR Rabat
1

FC Porto UEFA

FC Porto
1GC Mascara
1Hafia Conakry
1Liverpool
1

Parma Football Results

Parma
1Saint-Denis
1Sevilla
1Sporting CP
1Tonnerre Yaoundé
1Toulouse
1TP Mazembe
1Vitória de Setúbal

African Player of the Year by Nationality

Nationalities
NoNationality
12 Cameroon
6Côte d'Ivoire
5Nigeria
4 Morocco
3Ghana
3Liberia
2Algeria
2Ghana
2 Mali
2Senegal
1PR Congo
1Egypt
1 Guinea
1Togo
1 Tunisia
1 Zaire
1Zambia

 

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