African player of the Year winners

African player of the Year winners

2015: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Dortmund, Germany)

2014: Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast (Manchester City, England)

2013: Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast (Manchester City, England)

2012: Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast (Manchester City, England)

2011: Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast (Manchester City, England)

2010: Samuel Eto’o, Cameroon (Inter Milan, Italy)

2009: Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast (Chelsea, England)

2008: Emmanuel Adebayor, Togo (Arsenal, England)

2007: Frédéric Kanouté, Mali (Sevilla, Spain)

2006: Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast (Chelsea, England)

2005: Samuel Eto’o, Cameroon (FC Barcelona)

2004: Samuel Eto’o, Cameroon (FC Barcelona / Mallorca, Spain)

2003: Samuel Eto’o, Cameroon (Mallorca, Spain)

2002: El Hadji Diouf, Senegal (Liverpool, England / Lens, France)

2001: El Hadji Diouf, Senegal (Lens, France)

2000: Patrick Mboma, Cameroon (Parma / Cagliari, Italy)

1999: Nwankwo Kanu, Nigeria (Arsenal, England)

1998: Mustapha Hadji, Morocco (Deportivo La Coruña, Spain)

1997: Victor Ikpeba, Nigeria (Monaco, France)

1996: Nwankwo Kanu, Nigeria (Ajax, Netherlands / Inter Milan, Italy)

1995: George Weah, Liberia (AC Milan, Italy / Paris Saint-Germain, France)

1994: Emmanuel Amunike, Nigeria ( Sporting Lisbon, Portugal) / Zamalek, Egypt)

1993: Rashidi Yekini, Nigeria ( Vitória de Setúbal, Portugal) / Abedi Pele, Ghana (Olympique de Marseille, France) by France football.

1992: Abedi Pele, Ghana (Olympique de Marseille, France)

1991: Abedi Pele, Ghana (Olympique de Marseille, France)

1990: Roger Milla, Cameroon (Saint-Denis, France)

1989: George Weah, Liberia (Monaco, France)

1988: Kalusha Bwalya, Zambia (Cercle Brugge, Belgium)

1987: Rabah Madjer, Algeria ( Porto, Portugal)

1986: Badou Zaki, Morocco (Mallorca, Spain)

1985: Mohammed Timoumi, Morocco (FAR Rabat, Morocco)

1984: Théophile Abega, Cameroon (Toulouse, France)

1983: Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Egypt (Ahly, Egypt)

1982: Thomas N’kono, Cameroon (Espanyol, Spain)

1981: Lakhdar Belloumi, Algeria (GC Mascara, Algeria)

1980: Jean Manga-Onguene, Cameroon (Canon Yaounde, Cameroon)

1979: Thomas Nkono, Cameroon (Canon Yaoundé, Cameroon)

1978: Karim Abdul Razak, Ghana (Asante Kotoko, Ghana)

1977: Tarak Dhiab, Tunisia (Espérance detunes, Tunisia)

1976: Roger Milla, Cameroon (Tonnerre de Yaoundé, Cameroon)

1975: Ahmed Faras, Morocco (Chabab Mohammédia, Morocco)

1974: Paul Moukila, Congo (Cara, Brazzaville, Congo)

1973: Tshimen Bwanga, Zaire (TP Mazembe, Zaire)

1972: Cherif Souleymane, Guinea (Hafia Conakry, Guinea)

1971: Ibrahim Sunday, Ghana ( Asante Kotoko, Ghana)

1970: Salif Keïta, Mali, (AS Saint-Etienne, France)

Note: The award was organised by the French soccer magazine ‘France Football’ until 1994 and starting from 1992 the Confederation of African Football instituted a new award.

* In 1993 France Football gave the award to Ghana’s Abedi Pele while the CAF awarded it to Nigeria’s Rashidi Yekini.

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