AFRICAN KINGS: Top 5 Most DECORATED African Stars by Trophies

AFRICAN KINGS: Top 5 Most DECORATED African Stars by Trophies

African footballers are doing well in Europe. Countries that initially did not have players shining in top leagues are now cheering their own. For example, Egypt winger Mohamed Salah is the winner of CAF 2017 Player of the Year award. The Liverpool star defeated clubmate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who plays for Borussia Dortmund.

West Africa has produced the highest number of stars and we can all agree they have represented the continent well. That particular figure, therefore, transforms to trophies won. Many stars in the top five most successful footballers also hail from that part of the continent.

Let us take a look at them starting from number 5;

5. Kolo Toure- 10 Trophies

Ivory Coast International Kolo Toure has also represented English Premier League clubs namely Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool. He won most of his trophies during his time with the Gunners. He also lifted Scottish Premier League with Celtic in 2016/17 season.


Premier League: 2003–04

FA Cup: 2002–03, 2004–05

FA Community Shield: 2002, 2004

Manchester City

Premier League: 2011-12


Scottish Premiership: 2016-17

Scottish League Cup: 2016–17

Scottish Cup: 2016-17

International- Ivory Coast

Africa Cup of Nations: 2015

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4. John Obi Mikel- 12 Trophies

Nigerian International midfielder John Obi Mikel played for English Premier League Club Chelsea for 11 years since 2006. He won every trophy available in the club level. He left Blues in January to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA for an undisclosed fee.


Premier League: 2009–10, 2014–15

FA Cup: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12

League Cup: 2006–07, 2014-15

FA Community Shield: 2009

UEFA Champions League: 2011–12

UEFA Europa League: 2012–13

International- Nigeria

Africa Cup of Nations: 2013

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3. Yaya Toure- 16 Trophies

Former Ivory Coast Captain Yaya Toure is one of the best midfielders ever to come from the African continent in the last three decades. He has won everything available in football at Club level with his current team Manchester City and Barcelona before that. He also helped his country win Africa Cup of Nations to complete a wonderful career. He has also won CAF Player of the year four times (2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011)

Trophies- 16


Super League Greece: 2005–06

Greek Cup: 2005–06


La Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10

Copa del Rey: 2008–09

Supercopa de España: 2009

UEFA Champions League: 2008–09

UEFA Super Cup: 2009

FIFA Club World Cup: 2009

Manchester City

Premier League: 2011–12, 2013–14

FA Cup: 2010–11

Football League Cup: 2013–14, 2015–16

FA Community Shield: 2012

International- Ivory Coast

Africa Cup of Nations: 2015

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