Everton may not have the same kind of tradition of featuring African players as some of the other sides in the Premier League, but nonetheless, the Toffees’ history includes several key contributions by the continent’s players.
This article ranks the top five African players to have featured for the club.
In compiling this list, we have considered longevity, impact, popularity and contribution.
The club’s current trophy drought (the Blues have not won a senior offer since the Charity Shield in 1995) means that only one of the African players named here has picked up silverware with the club.
This article only considers and ranks players based on their performances for Everton. Therefore, the likes of Alex Nyarko and Ibrahima Bakayoko have not made the list—while these two enjoyed success elsewhere, their stints at Goodison Park will not be remembered too fondly!
As to be expected, perhaps, there is a distinctly Nigerian flavour to this feature.
The quotes in this piece were gathered in person by Ed Dove.