February is Black History Month. Shouldn’t we appreciate our entertainer? Let’s take a tour of the most valuable black soccer stars of all time.
Samuel Eto’o is a Cameroonian professional soccer player who played for the topmost known Spanish soccer club, Barcelona, and English Club, Chelsea. He recently moved to Italy where he is continuing his great career.
Theirry Henry is a retired French professional soccer player who played for Barcelona and Arsenal. He is the second assistant manager of the Belgium national team.
Didier Drogba hails from the Ivory Coast and is among the 10 best African soccer players of all time. He played a key role in winning the European Champions league in 2011-2012.
Michael Essien is a Ghanaian professional soccer player who played for the English club, Chelsea. Essien is an old-school, tough-talking, midfielder which few opponents get past.
Rio Ferdinand is an English former professional footballer who played as a center-back, and a current television pundit for BT Sport.
Florent Malouda is a French professional footballer who plays as a left winger. He currently plays for Luxembourgish club FC Differdange 03. He spent most of his career at Lyon and Chelsea, winning four consecutive Ligue 1 titles with the former and the UEFA Champions League in 2012.
Ashley Cole is an English professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer. Cole is considered by many critics and fellow professional players as one of the best defenders of his generation.
Yaya Toure is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City. He also played for and captained the Ivory Coast national team. Touré aspired to be a striker during his youth and has played center-back, including for Barcelona.
Emmanuel Adebayor Togolese is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Turkish club, İstanbul Başakşehir. He previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, as well as French sides, Metz, Monaco and the Spanish. team Real Madrid.
Jay Jay Okocha is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. A quick and skillful playmaker, who is widely regarded as the best Nigerian player of his generation and one of the greatest African players of all time.