African footballers have been making waves in Europe’s top five football leagues, leaving their mark with remarkable goal-scoring achievements. As the new season unfolds, it’s a perfect time to acknowledge and celebrate these prolific scorers from the continent. Here are the highest-scoring African players in Europe’s top five leagues:
Serie A – Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) – 53 Goals
Nigerian sensation Victor Osimhen has been a consistent goal threat in Italy’s Serie A. His scoring prowess has earned him a prominent place among Africa’s top goal-scorers in Europe’s elite leagues.
Premier League – Mohamed Salah (Egypt) – 142 Goals
Egyptian maestro Mohamed Salah has taken the Premier League by storm since joining Liverpool. His incredible goal-scoring record has made him a household name and a source of pride for Egypt.
La Liga – Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) – 162 Goals
Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto’o remains one of the most prolific African strikers of all time. His successful spell in La Liga saw him net an impressive tally of 162 goals.
Ligue 1 – Mamadou Niang (Senegal) – 100 Goals
Senegalese striker Mamadou Niang enjoyed a prolific career in France’s Ligue 1, amassing an impressive 100 goals during his time in the league.
Bundesliga – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) – 98 Goals
Gabonese superstar Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has showcased his goal-scoring prowess in the Bundesliga. With nearly 100 goals to his name, he continues to be a potent force in German football.
These African footballers have not only left an indelible mark on their respective leagues but have also inspired countless aspiring talents on the continent. Their success serves as a testament to the rich footballing talent Africa continues to produce and export to the world stage. As they continue to excel on European soil, football fans eagerly anticipate their performances in the upcoming season, expecting more goals and memorable moments from these gifted players.