In this article, TheAfricanmedia 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:

1. George Oppong Weah (Liberian):

George Manneh Oppong Weah started his career in his home country of Liberia, where he played for Bong Range United, Mighty Barrolle and Invincible Eleven Africa Sports.


George Weah is the first and only African player to have even won the pretigious Ballon d’Or Award.

Oppong Weah spent 14 years playing for clubs in France, Italy and England.

Legendary former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger first brought him to Europe and signed him for Monaco in 1988. Weah moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 1992, where he won Ligue 1 in 1994 and became the top goalscorer in the 1994-1995 UEFA Champions League.

Following his constant and impressive performances, George Oppong Weah signed for A.C. Milan in 1995, where he spent four successful seasons, winning Serie A twice.

He moved on to the Premier League towards the end of his career and he played for Chelsea and Manchester City. He later won the FA Cup trophy with Manchester City.

The world’s best FIFA player of 1995 returned to France to play for Marseille in 2001 and ended his career with Al-Jazeera in 2003.

George Oppong Weah is one of the most unfortunate players to ever win the UEFA Champions League despite his burgeoning football career.

Oppong Weah represented Liberia in two African Cup of Nations tournaments and became involved in politics in Liberia after his retirement from soccer.

He is the founder of the Congress for Democratic Change and ran for president in the 2005 election, but was unsuccessful losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting.

In 2017, George Oppong Weah was elected President of Liberia, defeating the acting Vice President, Joseph Boakai, and he took office on January 22, 2018.

He is regarded as one of the greatest African Footballers of all time.

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