Africa’s Top 10 Performers In Europe Update
Africa's Top 10 Performers In Europe Update
With Europe's five major leagues back up and running, Africa has seen a few of its stars stealing the headlines with their stellar performances. Here are Africa's top performers in Europe so far.
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Nigeria international Joel Obi is currently Africa's highest rated player, according to WhoScored.com. The 26-year-old plays in Serie A for Torino, and has a score of 7.96 after scoring a goal and assisting another in the league this season. Obi plays in midfield and has 12 caps for the Super Eagles.
In second place is 21-year-old Lyon winger Bertrand Traore with a rating of 7.80. A 2016/17 UEFA Europa League finalist with Ajax Amsterdam, he has made four appearances for his new club, scoring one goal. Traore is a Burkina Faso international, and has made 38 appearances for his country.
Premier League new boy Steve Mounie finds himself in the third position with a rating of 7.77. The Huddersfield forward has scored two goals in three appearances so far this season. The 22-year-old is a Benin international and has made five appearances for his national team.
Here are Africa's top 10 performers in Europe's top five leagues, according to WhoScored.com:
1) Joel Obi (Torino, Nigeria) – Rating 7.96
2) Bertrand Traore (Lyon, Burkina Faso) – Rating 7.80
3) Steve Mounie (Huddersfield, Benin) – Rating 7.77
4) Firmin Ndombe Mubele (Rennes, DR Congo) – Rating 7.75
5) Jean Michael Seri (Nice, Ivory Coast) – Rating 7.74
6) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt) – Rating 7.73
7) Clinton N'Jie (Marseille, Cameroon) – Rating 7.72
8) Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli, Algeria) – Rating 7.69
9) Naby Keita (RB Leipzig, Guinea) – Rating 7.63
10) Moussa Konate (Amiens, Senegal) – Rating 7.63
Note: To make the WhoScored.com ratings comparable, we only looked at the league appearances of the respective players.
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