African Players Who Have Played "el Classico"

2015-11-17
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AFRICAN PLAYERS WHO HAVE PLAYED "EL CLASSICO"

El Classico has seen many world stars write their names but a few African greats have also impressed for Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Africa's most decorated player, Samuel Eto'o has played the most El clasicos and according to my research he remains the only African to score in the derby.  Here is a compilation of the best from Africa during classico.

 

Samuel Eto'o (8 Clasicos)

Eto 'o was signed by Real Madrid's youth academy in 1997 but never made it to the first team and was eventually sold to Mallorca in January 2000. Following 4 seasons he joined Barcelona for €24 million where he had the most successful time of his career.Eto'o played in eight El Clasicos, scoring four goals. He won four derbies, drew two and lost two.

 

Yaya Toure (5 clasicos)

Toure joined Barcelona for €10million from Monaco in 2007. He featured in five clasicos against their eternal rivals, losing the first two but after Guardiola took over in 2008, Barcelona won the other three with Toure in the team.

 

Mohamadou Diarra (4 clasicos)

The defensive midfielder was Fabio Capello's main transfer target in 2006 and eventually joined Madrid for €26million from Olympique Lyon. He featured in four clasicos winning three and drawing one. 

 

Emmanuel Adebayor (4 clasicos)

The togolese striker Joined Real Madrid on loan in January 2011. During this short spell he featured in four clasicos as a substitute but failed to score a goal. He was part of Mourinho's side that beat Barcelona in the 2011 copa del Rey final, while they drew two and lost one of his other appearances against the catalans.

 

Retired Cameroonian Geremi NjitapNjitElll as Ghanaian Michael Essien featured in four El clasicos with Real Madrid, while Nigeria's Emmanuel Amunike and Cameroon's Alex Song played in three derbies for Barcelona. 

 

WHO'LL BE THE NEXT AFRICAN STAR TO PLAY THE GRAND EL CLASICO???

 

Source - Prince Serbeh



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