The top 5 African players with most goals have been revealed with Ivorian legend Didier Drogba on the summit of the list following his staggering 104 goals, GOAL reports.
Drogba who played 226 Premier League matches for Chelsea during his first stint between 2004 and 2012 scored 100 goals and then another 4 goals during his second stint between 2014 and 2015 when he played 28 matches.
However, Daily Post are claiming that the Senegalese international Sadio Mane is closing in on the record following his strike in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, August 21.
That goal takes Mane’s tally to 96 in the English topflight, as the 29-year-old who is very much active looks like he will surpass Drogba’s record.
Mane’s teammate Mohamed Salah who has already scored 98 goals in the Premier League is also in the running to break Drogba’s record. The Egyptian international is currently sitting on 98 Premier League goals.
Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Ayegbeni who a total of 95 goals is in fifth position on list of Africans with most PL goals.
He had two stints with Portsmouth where he scored 28 goals in Premier League. Later on, he scored 25 goals each for Middlesbrough and Everton. He later on finished his career in the English top tier with 17 goals for Blackburn Rovers.
Top 5 African players with most Premier League goals
- Didier Drogba – 104
- Mohamed Salah – 98
- Emmanuel Adebayor – 97
- Sadio Mane – 96
- Yakubu Ayegbeni – 95