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African Footballer of The Year winners list – all past winners 1992-2019!

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African Footballer of The Year winners list - all past winners 1992-2019!

African Footballer of The Year – Past Winners

African Footballer of The Year winners list? Past Winners of The African Footballer of The Year? African Footballer of The Year winners list?  Have you ever wanted to find out the past winners of the African footballer of the year award? Well if you have then worry not because we have prepared a list of the Past Winners of The African Footballer of The Year.

The African Footballer of the year winners list also includes players who came out in 2nd and 3rd places.

African Footballer of The Year Award – Brief History

The African Footballer of the Year award is presented to the best African footballer each year, has been conferred by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) since 1992. Earlier the African Footballer of the Year Golden Ball award was given out between 1970 and 1994 by France Football magazine which now gives out the Ballon d’OR . The changes resulted in parallel Golden Ball awards given out to Abedi Pele and George Weah in 1993 and 1994 respectively.

2019 Footballer of The Year Winner

Who will win the footballer of the year award 2019? Once again, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are the main favorites to win the 2019 African Footballer of the Year award.

African Footballer of The Year winners list - all past winners 1992-2019!

Who won the footballer of the year award 2018? Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was named African Footballer of the Year for a second successive year, beating teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Egyptian helped Liverpool reach the 2018 Champions League final.

African Footballer of The Year winners list 2000-2019

Full list of past winners of African Footballer of The Year 2000-2019:

Year Place Player Nationality Club Points
2019 1st  
2nd  
3rd  
2018 1st Mohamed Salah Egypt Egypt England Liverpool 567
2nd Sadio Mané Senegal Senegal England Liverpool 440
3rd Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon Gabon England Arsenal 197
2017  1st  Mohamed Salah Egypt Egypt England Liverpool 625 
 2nd  Sadio Mane Senegal Senegal England Liverpool  507
 3rd Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon Gabon Germany Borussia Dortmund  311
2016 1st Riyad Mahrez Algeria Algeria England Leicester City 361
2nd Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon Gabon Germany Borussia Dortmund 313
3rd Sadio Mane Senegal Senegal England Liverpool 186
2015 1st Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon Gabon Germany Borussia Dortmund 143
2nd Yaya Touré Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Manchester City 136
3rd André Ayew Ghana Ghana Swansea City / France Marseille 112
2014 1st Yaya Touré Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Manchester City 175
2nd Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon Gabon Germany Borussia Dortmund 120
3rd Vincent Enyeama Nigeria Nigeria France Lille 105
2013 1st Koló Touré[14] Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Manchester City 373
2nd John Obi Mikel Nigeria Nigeria England Chelsea 265
3rd Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Ivory Coast China Shanghai Shenhua / Turkey Galatasaray 236
2012 1st Yaya Touré Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Manchester City  
2nd Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Chelsea / China Shanghai Shenhua  
3rd Alex Song Cameroon Cameroon England Arsenal / Spain Barcelona  
2011 1st Yaya Touré Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Manchester City  
2nd Seydou Keita Mali Mali Spain Barcelona  
3rd André Ayew Ghana Ghana France Marseille  
2010 1st Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Cameroon Italy Inter Milan  
2nd Asamoah Gyan Ghana Ghana England Sunderland / France Rennes  
3rd Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Chelsea  
2009 1st Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Chelsea 92
2nd Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Cameroon Spain Barcelona / Italy Inter Milan 69
3rd Michael Essien Ghana Ghana England Chelsea 43
2008 1st Emmanuel Adebayor Togo Togo England Arsenal 74
2nd Mohamed Aboutrika Egypt Egypt Egypt Al Ahly 53
3rd Michael Essien Ghana Ghana England Chelsea 36
2007 1st Frédéric Kanouté Mali Mali Spain Sevilla  
2nd Michael Essien Ghana Ghana England Chelsea  
3rd Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Chelsea  
2006 1st Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Chelsea 79
2nd Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Cameroon Spain Barcelona 76
3rd Michael Essien Ghana Ghana England Chelsea 36
2005 1st Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Cameroon Spain Barcelona 108
2nd Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Chelsea 106
3rd Michael Essien Ghana Ghana England Chelsea / France Lyon 50
2004 1st Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Cameroon Spain Barcelona / Spain Mallorca 116
2nd Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Ivory Coast England Chelsea / France Marseille 90
3rd Jay-Jay Okocha Nigeria Nigeria England Bolton Wanderers 68
2003 1st Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Cameroon Spain Mallorca ?
2nd Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Ivory Coast France Marseille / France Guingamp ?
3rd Jay-Jay Okocha Nigeria Nigeria England Bolton Wanderers ?
2002 1st El Hadji Diouf Senegal Senegal England Liverpool / France Lens 93
2nd Papa Bouba Diop Senegal Senegal France Lens 46
3rd Mido Egypt Egypt Netherlands Ajax 42
2001 1st El Hadji Diouf Senegal Senegal France Lens 93
2nd Samuel Kuffour Ghana Ghana Germany Bayern Munich 66
3rd Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Cameroon Spain Mallorca 34
2000 1st Patrick Mboma Cameroon Cameroon Italy Parma / Italy Cagliari 123
2nd Lauren Cameroon Cameroon Spain Mallorca 36
3rd Samuel Eto’o Cameroon Cameroon Spain Mallorca 29

African Footballer of The Year winners list 1992-1999

Full list of past winners of African Footballer of The Year 1992-1999:

Year Place Player Nationality Club Points
1999 1st Nwankwo Kanu Nigeria Nigeria England Arsenal 46
2nd Samuel Kuffour Ghana Ghana Germany Bayern Munich 44
3rd Ibrahima Bakayoko Ivory Coast Ivory Coast France Marseille 42
1998 1st Mustapha Hadji Morocco Morocco Spain Deportivo La Coruña 76
2nd Jay-Jay Okocha Nigeria Nigeria France Paris Saint-Germain / Turkey Fenerbahçe 74
3rd Sunday Oliseh Nigeria Nigeria Netherlands Ajax 58
1997 1st Victor Ikpeba Nigeria Nigeria France Monaco 56
2nd Japhet N’Doram Chad Chad France Monaco / France Nantes 40
3rd Taribo West Nigeria Nigeria Italy Inter Milan / France Auxerre 35
1996 1st Nwankwo Kanu Nigeria Nigeria Netherlands Ajax / Italy Inter Milan ?
2nd George Weah Liberia Liberia Italy Milan ?
3rd Daniel Amokachi Nigeria Nigeria Turkey Beşiktaş / England Everton ?
1995 1st George Weah Liberia Liberia Italy Milan / France Paris Saint-Germain ?
2nd Emmanuel Amunike Nigeria Nigeria Portugal Sporting CP / Egypt El Zamalek  
3rd Daniel Amokachi Nigeria Nigeria England Everton  
1994 1st Emmanuel Amunike Nigeria Nigeria Portugal Sporting CP / Egypt El Zamalek 48
2nd George Weah Liberia Liberia France Paris Saint-Germain 44
= Rashidi Yekini Nigeria Nigeria Greece Olympiacos / Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 44
1993 1st Rashidi Yekini Nigeria Nigeria Portugal Vitória de Setúbal ?
2nd        
3rd        
1992 1st Abedi Pele Ghana Ghana France Marseille ?
2nd        
3rd Tony Yeboah

Player With Most African Player of The Year Awards

Which player has won the most African Footballer of the year award? Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya has the most footballer of the year he holds a record of winning the award four times he did this consecutively from 2011-2014. The Manchester City player is a real power house on the pitch and has helped Manchester City win trophies over the years.

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