Former Bafana Bafana skipper and legend, Lucas “Rhoo” Radebe has been named among the Premier League’s Top 10 Africans.
Optar evealed a list with the Top 10 African players to have played in England’s top flight and Radebe is the only South African on the list.
The former Leeds United skipper was named in seventh spot behind Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Nigeria), Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo) and Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast).
Efan Ekoku (Nigeria), Michael Essien (Ghana) and Joseph Yobo (Nigeria) completed Opta’s Top 10.
Radebe captained the senior national men’s team, Bafana Bafana, 70 times, and spent over a decade in England, featuring in 197 games at Eland Road.
The 45-year-old, who started his career at Kaizer Chiefs, was a member of the 1996 class that won the African Cup of Nations on home soil.
Radebe also led Bafana Bafana at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups in France and South Korea respectively.
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