4. Patrick Viera
Well, no need of introduction for this man. Patrick Viera was hands down one of the greatest midfielders ever to grace the game.
Viera was born in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, which also happens to be the biggest African nation. However, he moved to France at the age of 8, which also opened up the possibilities for him to represent Les Bleus. Also, Viera’s grandfather served the French army, which became another chance for him to represent France.
After making his debut in 1997, Viera went on to win the World Cup in 1998 and European Championships later, making 107 appearances for his country in the process.