Top 10 Great African Footballers who have won the Champions League

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Updated: June 1, 2016

Benni McCarthy2Africans players have certainly played their part in the history of Champions League, with some notable moments and achievements along the way. Who can forget Michael Essien’s thunderous strike against Barcelona in 2009, or Sammy Kuffour’s emotional despair after Manchester United scored two goals in stoppage time to lift the title in 1999? With all that in mind, Ghsoccerbase review the top 10 African players who have won the Champions League title.

10. Nwankwo Kanu

KanuThe Nigerian has played for some of Europe’s top clubs, but he will undoubtedly remember his time at Ajax Amsterdam fondly, having the lifted the Champions League trophy during his three-year spell at the club.

Kanu netted 24 goals in 35 appearances for the Dutch giants before earning a move to Italian outfit Inter Milan, where he hardly featured after undergoing surgery to replace an aortic valve in his heart. He is also well known for his stint at Arsenal, but winning a Champions League medal with Ajax will certainly be one of the Nigerian’s best memories.

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