African Footballer of The Year winners list – all past winners 1992-2018!

African Footballer of The Year winners list - all past winners

Past Winners of The African Footballer of The Year

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.

The 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.

2016 Footballer of The Year Winner

Riyad Mahrez is one of the Past Winners of The African Footballer of The Year

Who won the footballer of the year award 2016? Leicester City’s winger Riyad Mahrez was voted the African Footballer of the year for the first time beating Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Liverpool winger Sadio Mane . The 25-year-old Algerian inspired Leicester to the Premier League title, is already the PFA Player of the Year and BBC African Footballer of the Year.

It has indeed been a great year for Leicester City and Riyad Mahrez! #2016

African Footballer of The Year winners list 2000-2018

Full list of past winners of African Footballer of The Year 2000-2017:

 

YearPlacePlayerNationalityClubPoints
 2018  1st
  2nd
  2nd
2017 1st Mohamed Salah Egypt Liverpool625 
 2nd Sadio Mane Senegal Liverpool 507
 3rdPierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon Borussia Dortmund 311
20161stRiyad MahrezAlgeria AlgeriaEngland Leicester City361
2ndPierre-Emerick AubameyangGabon GabonGermany Borussia Dortmund313
3rdSadio ManeSenegal SenegalEngland Liverpool186
20151stPierre-Emerick AubameyangGabon GabonGermany Borussia Dortmund143
2ndYaya TouréIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Manchester City136
3rdAndré AyewGhana Ghana Swansea City / France Marseille112
20141stYaya TouréIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Manchester City175
2ndPierre-Emerick AubameyangGabon GabonGermany Borussia Dortmund120
3rdVincent EnyeamaNigeria NigeriaFrance Lille105
20131stKoló Touré[14]Ivory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Manchester City373
2ndJohn Obi MikelNigeria NigeriaEngland Chelsea265
3rdDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Ivory CoastChina Shanghai Shenhua / Turkey Galatasaray236
20121stYaya TouréIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Manchester City 
2ndDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Chelsea / China Shanghai Shenhua 
3rdAlex SongCameroon CameroonEngland Arsenal / Spain Barcelona 
20111stYaya TouréIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Manchester City 
2ndSeydou KeitaMali MaliSpain Barcelona 
3rdAndré AyewGhana GhanaFrance Marseille 
20101stSamuel Eto’oCameroon CameroonItaly Inter Milan 
2ndAsamoah GyanGhana GhanaEngland Sunderland / France Rennes 
3rdDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Chelsea 
20091stDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Chelsea92
2ndSamuel Eto’oCameroon CameroonSpain Barcelona / Italy Inter Milan69
3rdMichael EssienGhana GhanaEngland Chelsea43
20081stEmmanuel AdebayorTogo TogoEngland Arsenal74
2ndMohamed AboutrikaEgypt EgyptEgypt Al Ahly53
3rdMichael EssienGhana GhanaEngland Chelsea36
20071stFrédéric KanoutéMali MaliSpain Sevilla 
2ndMichael EssienGhana GhanaEngland Chelsea 
3rdDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Chelsea 
20061stDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Chelsea79
2ndSamuel Eto’oCameroon CameroonSpain Barcelona76
3rdMichael EssienGhana GhanaEngland Chelsea36
20051stSamuel Eto’oCameroon CameroonSpain Barcelona108
2ndDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Chelsea106
3rdMichael EssienGhana GhanaEngland Chelsea / France Lyon50
20041stSamuel Eto’oCameroon CameroonSpain Barcelona / Spain Mallorca116
2ndDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Ivory CoastEngland Chelsea / France Marseille90
3rdJay-Jay OkochaNigeria NigeriaEngland Bolton Wanderers68
20031stSamuel Eto’oCameroon CameroonSpain Mallorca?
2ndDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Ivory CoastFrance Marseille / France Guingamp?
3rdJay-Jay OkochaNigeria NigeriaEngland Bolton Wanderers?
20021stEl Hadji DioufSenegal SenegalEngland Liverpool / France Lens93
2ndPapa Bouba DiopSenegal SenegalFrance Lens46
3rdMidoEgypt EgyptNetherlands Ajax42
20011stEl Hadji DioufSenegal SenegalFrance Lens93
2ndSamuel KuffourGhana GhanaGermany Bayern Munich66
3rdSamuel Eto’oCameroon CameroonSpain Mallorca34
20001stPatrick MbomaCameroon CameroonItaly Parma / Italy Cagliari123
2ndLaurenCameroon CameroonSpain Mallorca36
3rdSamuel Eto’oCameroon CameroonSpain Mallorca29

African Footballer of The Year winners list 1992-1999

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

YearPlacePlayerNationalityClubPoints
19991stNwankwo KanuNigeria NigeriaEngland Arsenal46
2ndSamuel KuffourGhana GhanaGermany Bayern Munich44
3rdIbrahima BakayokoIvory Coast Ivory CoastFrance Marseille42
19981stMustapha HadjiMorocco MoroccoSpain Deportivo La Coruña76
2ndJay-Jay OkochaNigeria NigeriaFrance Paris Saint-Germain / Turkey Fenerbahçe74
3rdSunday OlisehNigeria NigeriaNetherlands Ajax58
19971stVictor IkpebaNigeria NigeriaFrance Monaco56
2ndJaphet N’DoramChad ChadFrance Monaco / France Nantes40
3rdTaribo WestNigeria NigeriaItaly Inter Milan / France Auxerre35
19961stNwankwo KanuNigeria NigeriaNetherlands Ajax / Italy Inter Milan?
2ndGeorge WeahLiberia LiberiaItaly Milan?
3rdDaniel AmokachiNigeria NigeriaTurkey Beşiktaş / England Everton?
19951stGeorge WeahLiberia LiberiaItaly Milan / France Paris Saint-Germain?
2ndEmmanuel AmunikeNigeria NigeriaPortugal Sporting CP / Egypt El Zamalek 
3rdDaniel AmokachiNigeria NigeriaEngland Everton 
19941stEmmanuel AmunikeNigeria NigeriaPortugal Sporting CP / Egypt El Zamalek48
2ndGeorge WeahLiberia LiberiaFrance Paris Saint-Germain44
=Rashidi YekiniNigeria NigeriaGreece Olympiacos / Portugal Vitória de Setúbal44
19931stRashidi YekiniNigeria NigeriaPortugal Vitória de Setúbal?
2nd    
3rd    
19921stAbedi PeleGhana GhanaFrance Marseille?
2nd    
3rdTony 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.

CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2017 in Gabon

Will you want to watch your favorite African footballers at this years AFCON 2017? If yes then check out

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.