In this article, Top Most 10 have made a list of the top 5 greatest African footballers of all time witnessed by the continent.
Africa is obviously blessed with so many talented footballers, both past and present.
See List of the Top 5 Greatest African Footballers Of All Time Below:
5. Jay Jay Okocha (Nigerian):
Augustine Azuka “Jay-Jay” Okocha, born in Enugu, comes from a family of footballers and the name Jay-Jay was inherited from his older brother James, who was also a footballer.
Jay Jay Okocha is a street kid who started playing in the streets like many other African soccer stars, usually with a makeshift ball.
Okocha started his career when he joined Enugu Rangers in 1990 and made great strides with the club before moving to Borussia Neunkeirchen, a German third division team.
In 1991 Austin Okocha joined Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga. He transferred to Turkish giants Fenerbahçe for approximately £ 1 million, where he spent two seasons from 1996 to 1998 and then moved to French team Paris Saint Germain for a fee believed to be around £ 14 million in 1998.
Jay Jay Okocha also played for Bolton Wanderers where he helped the team survive relegation and his goal against Westham United was even voted by fans as the club’s best goal of 2008.
Okocha also had a season with Qatar SC and then moved to Hull City in England in 2007.
At international level, Augustine Okocha won the most prestigious tournament in Africa (Afcon) in 1994 with the super eagles of Nigeria and was runner-up in 1998; third place: 2003, 2004 in the awards for the best African player of the year organized by the Confederation of African Football (Caf).
He was also voted Nigeria’s best footballer in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and was runner-up in 1996.
He is regarded as one of the best Nigerian Footballer in history and the greatest African Footballers of all time.