50 Best African Players on the Planet Right Now

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50 Best African Players on the Planet Right Now
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This article profiles the 50 best African players in the world today.

Much of the talent in this list was on show at the Cup of Nations, earlier in the year, as well as the recent CAF World Cup Qualifying play-offs. Many of these stars will feature at the main event in Brazil next summer, while large swathes of those featured play for some of the world’s major clubs.

In compiling this list, I have considered both reputation and form. Some of these players are fairly new to the scene but are enjoying remarkable years, while others may be in a career lull but have enduring qualities that consistently place them among the continent’s greatest.

All five nominees for the BBC's African Footballer of the Year award are featured in this list, while 18 of the 25 nominees for the CAF Player of the Year award have made the cut.

Please comment below and let me know your thoughts on my rankings, to suggest others who should have been included and to talk about anything Africa.

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