18 January 2012 21:39 | By Francis Whittaker & Thomas Oakey
10 Greatest African Players

Best-ever African footballers

Best ever African footballers (© Getty Images)
  • Best ever African footballers (© Getty Images)
  • 10) Yaya Touré (© Getty Images)
  • 9) Hossam Hassan (© Ben Radford/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)
  • 8) Rabah Madjer (© AFP/Getty Images)
  • 7) Jay-Jay Okocha (© David Cannon/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)
  • 6) Kanu (© Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)
  • 5) Roger Milla (© Getty Images)
  • 4) Abedi Pele (© Getty Images/Gary M. Prior/ALLSPORT)
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Africa has produced some of the greatest players to ever play the beautiful game on the world stage and, with some scintillating skill likely to be on show at this month's Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, that pool of talent only looks set to grow in the years ahead.

But who are the greatest African players of all time? xinmsn has gone back through the footballing archives and picked its 10 all-time favourites. Click through to see if you agree with our choices.

NOTE: We have only included players who have represented African nations, therefore excluding the likes of Mozambique-born Eusebio and Senegal-born Patrick Vieira, who chose to represent Portugal and France respectively.


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