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Ghana dominates UEFA Champions League with five winners – Check out full list of African champions


Ghana has emerged as the African country with the most Champions League winners, with five players lifting the coveted trophy.

The West African country’s footballing prowess is undeniable, as its representatives have made their mark on the grandest stage of European club football.

The legendary Abedi Ayew Pele won the 1992/1993 season with Marseille. Ibrahim Tanko, who won the Bundesliga with Dortmund in 1996/97, joins him.

In the 2000/01 season, the trophy was won by Samuel Osei Kuffour, a key figure in Bayern Munich’s success. Sulley Muntari of Inter Milan in 2009/10 and Michael Essien of Chelsea in 2011/12 round out the Ghanaian winners.

These remarkable achievements highlight the remarkable contributions of Ghanaian talent to European football. The country’s rich footballing heritage is now firmly entrenched in the annals of the greatest club competition in the world.

However, Ghana is not the only African nation to produce Champions League winners. Algerian captain Riyad Mahrez, representing Manchester City, recently became the 29th African player to secure the illustrious title. Among the other African champions are renowned names like Samuel Eto’o from Cameroon, Seydou Keita from Mali, and Didier Drogba from Côte d’Ivoire.

See the full list of African winners below

  • ???????????? Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon
  • ???????? Seydou Keita – Mali
  • ???????? Njitap – Cameroon
  • ???? Didier Drogba – Ivory Coast
  • ???? Sadio Mané – Senegal
  • ???? Abedi Pélé – Ghana
  • ???? Yaya Touré – Ivory Coast
  • ???? Naby Keita – Guinea
  • ???? Salif Diao – Senegal
  • ???? Djimi Traoré – Mali
  • ???? Bruce Grobbelaar – Zimbabwe
  • ???? Samuel Kuffour – Ghana
  • ???? Joel Matip – Cameroon
  • ???? Achraf Hakimi – Morocco
  • ???? John Obi Mikel – Nigeria
  • ???? Michael Essien – Ghana
  • ???? Sulley Muntari – Ghana
  • ???? Ibrahim Tanko – Ghana
  • ???? McDonald Mariga – Kenya
  • ???? Benedict McCarthy – South Africa
  • ???? Rabah Madjer – Algeria
  • ???? Salomon Kalou – Ivory Coast
  • ???? Mohamed Salah – Egypt
  • ???? Munir El Haddadi – Morocco
  • ???? Finidi George – Nigeria
  • ???? Nwankwo Kanu – Nigeria
  • ???? Hakim Ziyech – Morocco
  • ???? Edouard Mendy – Senegal
  • ????  Riyad Mahrez – Algeria

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