Best African Player of All-time: Eto’o, Drogba or Diouf?

Former Cameroon striker rejects Diouf and Drogba claims to name himself the best ever African player

Best African player of all time debate takes yet another twist after Eto’o claims. The former Barcelona striker takes a jab at El-Hadji Diouf and Didier Drogba.

El-Hadji Diouf made a statement that he was the greatest striker to ever come out of the African continent. While concerns over the best African players of all time tend, names such as former Chelsea star Didier Drogba also come into the limelight.

However, those claims have been dismissed Eto’o. Former Cameroon international restated his belief that he is the best African footballer of all time.

Greatest African player of all-time

In an exclusive interview, Etoo’o said:

“None of them [Diouf and Drogba] can come and say that they were at my level or better. And it’s not the fact that I say it, it’s a fact, it’s something that is there. I wanted to be number one and I have been throughout my career.”

Who has won best African player the most?

Samuel Eto’o has won African Player of the Year four times, level with Yaya Toure, while Didier Drogba and El-Hadji Diouf earned the award twice.

Best African player of all-time

Samuel Eto’o v El-Hadji Diouf

The Cameroonian won quite a remarkable number of trophies including four Champions Leagues, three La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, a Serie A, a Coppa Italia, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Eto’o is also the first player to win back-to-back treble with two different club’s [Barcelona and Inter Milan].

El-Hadji Diouf on the other hand had an even more nomadic career than the Ex-Inter Milan star with just one English League Cup, as well as a Scottish Premier League title and a Scottish League Cup.