African Football Hall of Fame




All-Time African Squad


Goalkeeper
Defender
Midfielder
Forward
Thomas N'Kono (Cameroon)
Bruce Grobbelar (Zimbabwe)
Hilario (Mozambique)
Patrice Evra (Senegal)
Lauren Bisane Etame (Cameroon)
Mustapha Zitouni (Algeria)
Marcel Desailly (Ghana)
Noureddine Naybet (Morocco)
Ibrahim Youssef (Egypt)
Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast)
Claude Makelele (Congo)
Jean Tigana (Mali)
Patrice Vieira (Senegal)
Mario Coluna (Mozambique)
Larbi Benbarek (Morocco)
Osei Kofi (Ghana)
Abedi Pele (Ghana)
George Weah (Liberia)
Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon)
Eusebio (Mozambique)
Lucas Matateu
(Mozambique)
Didier Drogba
(Ivory Coast)



Manager : Mahmoud El-Gohary (Egypt)


Formation XI (5-3-2)



Explanation of Formation


The team strategy is a central defensive condense without wings. N’Kono is a first choice keeper. Zitouni is a sweeper and would direct the regularity of the defensive line. Desailly is a main pillar of defenders as a stopper alongside Naybet. Evra and Lauren as a wing-back would run a long distance across functional line from defense to the wing area. Tigana and Coluna are a partnership of central midfielders. Tigana is assigned as a box-to-box midfielder while Coluna is a defensive holding midfielder, allowing Benbarek to go attack independently. Weah and Eusebio would technically and dynamically run from deep-lying forward area to make scores. 

Statistics By Nations

Mozambique : 4
Cameroon : 3
Ghana : 3
Ivory Coast : 2
Senegal  : 2
Mali : 1
Algeria : 1
Congo : 1
Liberia : 1
Zimbabwe : 1
Mali : 1



Eras Greatest African Footballers

40s : Larbi Ben Barek (2nd Half)
50s : Matatau (1st Half), Mario Coluna (2nd Half)
60s : Eusebio 
70s : Salif Keita (1st Half), Mamoud El Khatib (2nd Half)
80s : Jean Tigana (1st Half), Tarak Dhiab (2nd Half)
90s : Abedi Pele (1st Half), George Weah (2nd Half)
00s : Patrice Viiera (1st Half), Samuel Eto'o (2nd Half)
10s : Yaya Toure (1st Half)


The Greatest African Footballers of All-Time

1. Eusebio (Mozambique)
2. George Weah (Liberia)
3. Mario Coluna  (Mozambique)
4. Jean Tigana (Mali)
5. Larbi Benbarek (Morocco)
6. Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon)
7. Marcel Desailly (Ghana)
8. Patrice Vieira (Senegal)
9. Abedi Pele (Ghana)
10. Claude Makelele (Congo)
11. Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)
12. Mikael Essien (Ghana)
13. Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)
14. Lucas Matateu (Mozambique)
15. Thomas N’Kono (Cameroon)
16. Lakhdal Belloumi (Algeria)
17. Osei Kofi (Ghana)
18. Salif Keita (Mali)
19. Anthony Yeboah (Ghana)
20. Mohamed El Khatib (Egypt)
21. Rabah Madjer (Algeria)
22. Mustapha Zitouni (Algeria)
23. Rifaat El-Fanagili (Egypt)
24. Patrice Evra (Senegal)
25. Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia)
26. Laurent Pokou (Ivory Coast)
27. Saleh Selim (Egypt)
28. Roger Milla (Cameroon) 
29. Hilario (Mozambique)
30. Noureddine Naybet (Morocco)
31. George Finidi (Nigeria)
32. Emmanouel Adebayor (Togo)
33. Colo Toure (Ivory Coast)     
34. Ahmed Faras (Morocco)
35. Abderrahman Majoub (Morocco)
36. Paul Bonga Bonga (Congo) 
37. Jay Jay Okocha (Nigeria)
38. Tarak Dhiab (Tunisia)
39. Hacene Lalmas (Algeria)
40. El Hadji Diouf (Senegal)
41. Mohamed El Timoumi (Morocco)
42. Hassan Akesbi (Morocco)
43. Theophile Abega (Cameroon)
44. Ali Bencheikh (Algeria)
45. Rui Jordao (Angola)
46. Mustapha Daleb (Algeria)
47. Rachid Mekloufi (Algeria)
48. Nwanko Kanu (Nigeria)
49. Segun Odegbami (Nigeria)
50. Tshimen Bwanga (Zaire)


Reserved List

Sulley Muntari (Ghana)
Ibrahim Youssef (Egypt)
Francois Omam Biyik (Cameroon)
Papa Camara (Guinea)
Federic Kanoute (Mali)
Abdul Razak (Ghana)
Hassan El-Shazly (Egypt)
Samuel Mbappe Leppe (Cameroon)


By Nations

Algeria : 7
Morocco : 6
Ghana : 5
Nigeria : 4
Cameroon : 4
Mozambique : 4
Senegal : 4
Ivory Coast : 4
Egypt : 3
Mali : 2
Zaire : 2
Angola : 1
Congo : 1
South Africa : 1


African Footballer of The Year

1950 Larbi Ben Barek
1951 Larbi Ben Barek
1952 Matateu
1953 Matateu
1954 Abderrahman Mahjoub
1955 Matateu
1956 Saleh Selim
1957 Mustapha Zitouni
1958 Pablo Bonga Bonga
1959 - 1962 Mario Coluna
1963 - 1968 Eusebio
1969 Salif Keita
1970 Lauren Pokou 
1971 Salif Keita
1972 Tshimen Bwanga
1973 Eusebio
1974 Ndaye Mulamba
1975 Ahmed Faras
1976 Ahmed Faras
1977 Tarak Dhiab
1978 Abdul Razak
1979 Thomas N’Kono
1980 Segun Odegbami
1981 Jean Tigana
1982 Jean Tigana
1983 Mamoud El-Khatib
1984 Jean Tigana
1985 Mohammed Timoumi
1986 Jean Tigana
1987 Rabah Madjer
1988 Kalusha Bwalya
1989 George Weah
1990 Roger Milla
1991 Abedi Pele
1992 Abedi Pele
1993 Anthony Yeboah
1994 Marcel Desailly
1995 - 1997 George Weah
1998 Marcel Desailly
1999 Samuel Kuffour
2000 – 2003 Patrice Vieira
2004 Claude Makelele
2005 Samuel Eto’o
2006 Samuel Eto’o
2007 Mikael Essein
2008 Samuel Eto’o
2009 Didier Drogba
2010 Samuel Eto’o
2011 Samuel Eto’o
2012 Yaya Toure
2013 Yaya Toure
2014 Yaya Toure
2015 Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
2016 Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

By Players

Eusebio : 7
Mario Coluna : 4
George Weah : 4
Samuel Eto’o : 4
Jean Tigana : 4
Matateu : 3
Salif Keita : 3
Patrice Vieira : 3
Yaya Toure : 3

By Nations

Mozambique :  14
Ghana : 8
Mali : 6
Morocco : 6
Cameroon : 6
Ivory Coast : 5
Senegal : 4
Zaire : 3
Egypt : 1
Congo : 1

30 comments:

  1. Anonymous8/25/2014

    Federic Kanoute I think should be higher. He should at least be better than Muntari. You have also missed Jose Aguas, who would obviously be near the top.

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    1. In this scope of selection, only African-born and African-blood player would be allowed. Jose Aguas was a Portuguese blood who born in Africa because their parent moved to work there. I’m quite agree for your suggestion on Kanoute.

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    2. Anonymous8/26/2014

      Blood should not be a consideration in any rankings. He grew up and lived in Angola until he was 20. He had more connection to Africa than Dessailly. I really do not think "blood" is an imprtant consdieraton.

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    3. I consider blood (race) is more identifying than period of living (nationality) for African nation as its identity is very obvious. (USA would be different result as it includes many race around the World)
      The players born in Africa have been selected in all-time squad of those nations they played. This list is just exceptional case to conclude all identifying African.

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  2. Anonymous8/25/2014

    I think Eto'o should be player of the year in 2011 instead of Toure. He had a very good season at Inter. I also find it unlikely that Evra was above Toure for 2013. Evra was poor recent seasons. Evan Benatia would probably be ahead. And if you add a 2014 best player, it would obviously be Yaya Toure. My 2nd for 2014 would be Benatia.

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    1. They’re considered equally in domestic competition. Eto’o is clearly better in international club. African Cup of nation was not held in this year so the NT criteria would be lower. I’m OK to replace Toure by Eto’o.

      Probably I’m too impressive on him in 2012 – 2013 season. Note that he is also rated highly by media but Toure must be more impact to the team so it could be reasonable.

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  3. Anonymous8/27/2014

    What about Japhet N'Doram?

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  4. Anonymous8/27/2014

    What about Mehdi Benatia?

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  5. Anonymous8/30/2014

    What about Hatem Trabelsi?

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  6. Anonymous8/30/2014

    Mahamadou Diarra should be in your top 50. I would say he was definitely greater than Muntari and Benni Mcarthy

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  7. Anonymous9/07/2014

    Rui Jordão should be ranked. He is better than Mccarthy.

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    1. Great suggestion. Rui Jordao was not only born in Africa but he also has African blood. I also add Paul Bonga Bonga who was selected in FIFA XI once in the list and also add a forgotten Tshimen Bwanga. So I name Haruna Ilreika, Kanoute and B.McCarthy out. Kanoute is debatable but I think he had only twice great domestic seasons.

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  8. Anonymous9/11/2014

    I would definitely rank Mahmadou Diarra and Kanoute ahead of Muntari and Diouf. Diouf is overrated because of the World Cup

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  9. Anonymous11/08/2014

    I would definitely rank Mahmadou Diarra and Kanoute ahead of Muntari and Diouf. Diouf is overrated because of the World Cup

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    1. I saw Muntari is more versatile than Diarra in supporting attacking game. Diarra was selected in Ligue 1 best XI only once, I know Essien was there so it is too difficult for Diarra but at least he should have been selected in 2004 but not.

      I'd compare Diouf in similar case of Roger Milla. They're not consistent in club level but in their peak, it is considered as a major highlight in history of African football.

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  10. Anonymous12/16/2014

    Adebayor higher than kanu??
    Kanu was twice african player of the year and was in the top 10 fifa world player of the year 96.

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    1. Kanu is by far a superior technical and creative player but it was several times useless and ineffective due to his bad physical ability and condition although his peak in a few matches is considered as a better one, it is too short. His great skills also did not fulfill his performance as a position of forward, too slow and below average shooting skill.

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  11. I SUGGEST INCLUSION OF CHAD Japhet N'Doram BEST PLAYER EVER.

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  12. I SUGGEST INCLUSION OF M’BOMMA (CAMEROON)

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    1. I think his career is too inconsistent.

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  13. sorry u dont know nothing about african football
    delete all the names that had been playing for europe countries national teams
    and read something about egyptian players kings of africa 7 times

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    1. I think you should specify which Egyptian player should be included and which one should be named off and give the reason.

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  14. What about Mohammed Abutrika 2008 ?
    What about Godfrey Chitalu in the list and 1978 ?
    What about Mustapha Dahleb in the list "Best player in PSG club history" ?
    What about Saleh Selim in the list ?
    What about Lakhdar Belloumi 1981 , 1982 ?
    What about Rachid Makhloufi 1967?
    What about Nasr El-Din Abbas "Jaxa" 1970?
    What about Ali Abugreisha 1969?
    What about Moustafa Reyadh 1964 "best striker in the world 1964" ?

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    1. Most of them are named in all-time squad of North American and Subsaharan Africa but I have omitted Godfrey Chitalu, Nasr El-Din Abbas and Moustafa Reyadh who seems should have been qualified. Let me spend some time to include their names in in all-time squad of North American and Subsaharan Africa.

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  15. Where is zinedine zidane ???
    Her is african( algeria )

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    1. He is named in European hall of fame as he played only for France and also born France. So he is not eligible to be chosen for another continent.

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    2. Eusebio play for Portugal.
      Patrice Evra play for France.
      Mario coluna play for Portugal.
      Marcel Desailly play for France
      Patrice Vieira play for France
      Claude makelele play for France
      but they are in this list.

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    3. Here has a different criteria to International Legendary Museum. I want to include all African-born and blood (Lose-African). It is another sight of African football history.

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  16. Where is EMANUEL KUNDÉ ?

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