From Didier Drogba to Michael Essien and Mohamed Salah, some of the continent’s most beloved football icons have made their names in the English Premier League.
With the new season underway and the return of European competitions, as well as the start of the World Cup, there has never been a better time to see our favorite football stars in competitive action.
These players often transcend the realm of sport and become world-renowned celebrities – but who is the most popular off the field?
To find out, Seatpick collected data around the players of the 20 teams currently competing in the English Premier League and found that the most popular African player currently in the Premier League was Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Although far behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s follower count, the “Egyptian King” still boasts an impressive 53 million followers. Salah has been an instrumental conductor for the Reds since his record-breaking signing at the club in 2017, helping to propel them to Premier and Champions League glory with his efforts.
In second place is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the new Chelsea No.9. The former Gabon international has been at the center of some high-profile transfers in recent times: first from Arsenal to Barcelona and then back in the Premier League this year to play for Chelsea. He ends up with 13.4 million followers.
In third place is Riyad Mahrez with 9.3 million followers. The Algerian winger helped Leicester City win the Premier League a few years ago and is now an important part of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech, who recently returned to international duties with Morocco, finishes fourth with 6.4 million followers, and Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny, the second Egyptian on the list, finishes fifth with 4.6 million. .
West Ham United’s Algerian star Saïd Benrahma finishes eighth and Liverpool’s Guinean international Naby Keïta shares ninth place with Gueye. -seatpick.com