Wednesday, 21 May 2014


                                BLACK                 SOCIAL            HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The African Footballer of the Year award, presented to the best African footballer each year, has been conferred by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) since 1992. An earlier African Footballer of the Year Golden Ball award was given out between 1970 and 1994 by France Football magazine. The changes resulted in parallel Golden Ball awards given out to Abedi Pelé and George Weah in 1993[1] and 1994[2] by the magazine although the CAF sponsored awards for those years were won respectively by Rashidi Yekini and Emmanuel Amuneke, as well as two awards given to Abedi Pelé in 1992.[3] France Football discontinued the election from 1995 after the European Ballon d'Or - also awarded by the magazine, had been opened to all players in the European leagues.[4]
On 2 February 2008, Sevilla FC's Frédéric Kanouté was named the 2007 African Footballer of the Year. Kanouté is the first European-born player to win the award (Kanouté plays for his father's native country of Mali).[5][6]

Nominees - CAF Award 2013

On 5 December 2013, the CAF announced its reduced shortlist of ten nominees for the 2013 Player of the Year award. The head coaches of the national football associations affiliated to CAF will now vote to decide the eventual winners of the two categories. The winners were announced at the Glo-Caf Awards Gala on 9 January in LagosNigeria. The final result is as follows:[7]
1stYaya TouréIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Manchester City373
2ndJohn Obi MikelNigeria NigeriaEngland Chelsea265
3rdDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireTurkey Galatasaray236

Winners – CAF award (1992–present)

20131stYaya Touré[8]Ivory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Manchester City373
2ndJohn Obi MikelNigeria NigeriaEngland Chelsea265
3rdDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireChina Shanghai Shenhua/|Turkey Galatasaray236
20121stYaya Touré[9]Ivory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Manchester City
2ndDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Chelsea / China Shanghai Shenhua
3rdAlex SongCameroon CameroonEngland Arsenal / Spain FC Barcelona
20111stYaya TouréIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Manchester City
2ndSeydou KeitaMali MaliSpain FC Barcelona
3rdAndré AyewGhana GhanaFrance Olympique Marseille
20101stSamuel Eto'oCameroon CameroonItaly Inter Milan
2ndAsamoah GyanGhana GhanaEngland Sunderland / France Stade Rennes
3rdDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Chelsea
20091stDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Chelsea92
2ndSamuel Eto'oCameroon CameroonSpain FC 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 FC
2ndMichael EssienGhana GhanaEngland Chelsea
3rdDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Chelsea
20061stDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Chelsea79
2ndSamuel Eto'oCameroon CameroonSpain FC Barcelona76
3rdMichael EssienGhana GhanaEngland Chelsea36
20051stSamuel Eto'oCameroon CameroonSpain FC Barcelona108
2ndDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Chelsea106
3rdMichael EssienGhana GhanaEngland Chelsea / France Olympique Lyon50
20041stSamuel Eto'oCameroon CameroonSpain FC Barcelona / Spain RCD Mallorca116
2ndDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireEngland Chelsea / France Olympique Marseille90
3rdJay-Jay OkochaNigeria NigeriaEngland Bolton Wanderers68
20031stSamuel Eto'oCameroon CameroonSpain RCD Mallorca?
2ndJay-Jay OkochaNigeria NigeriaEngland Bolton Wanderers?
3rdDidier DrogbaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireFrance Olympique Marseille / France Guingamp?
20021stEl Hadji DioufSenegal SenegalEngland Liverpool / France RC Lens93
2ndPapa Bouba DiopSenegal SenegalFrance RC Lens46
3rdMidoEgypt EgyptNetherlands Ajax42
20011stEl Hadji DioufSenegal SenegalFrance RC Lens93
2ndSamuel KuffourGhana GhanaGermany Bayern Munich66
3rdSamuel Eto'oCameroon CameroonSpain RCD Mallorca34
20001stPatrick MbomaCameroon CameroonItaly Parma / Italy Cagliari Calcio123
2ndLauren Etame MayerCameroon CameroonSpain RCD Mallorca36
3rdSamuel Eto'oCameroon CameroonSpain RCD Mallorca29
19991stNwankwo KanuNigeria NigeriaEngland Arsenal46
2ndSamuel KuffourGhana GhanaGermany Bayern Munich44
3rdIbrahima BakayokoIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireFrance Olympique Marseille42
19981stMustapha HadjiMorocco MoroccoSpain Deportivo La Coruña76
2ndJay-Jay OkochaNigeria NigeriaFrance Paris Saint-Germain / Turkey Fenerbahçe74
3rdSunday OlisehNigeria NigeriaNetherlands Ajax58
19971stVictor IkpebaNigeria NigeriaFrance AS Monaco56
2ndJaphet N'DoramChad ChadFrance AS Monaco / France FC Nantes40
3rdTaribo WestNigeria NigeriaItaly Inter Milan / France AJ Auxerre35
19961stNwankwo KanuNigeria NigeriaNetherlands Ajax / Italy Inter Milan?
2ndGeorge WeahLiberia LiberiaItaly AC Milan?
3rdDaniel AmokachiNigeria NigeriaTurkey Beşiktaş / England Everton?
19951stGeorge WeahLiberia LiberiaItaly AC Milan / France Paris Saint-Germain?
19941stEmmanuel AmunekeNigeria NigeriaPortugal Sporting CP / Egypt El Zamalek48
2ndGeorge WeahLiberia LiberiaFrance Paris Saint-Germain44
=Rashidi YekiniNigeria NGRGreece Olympiacos Piraeus / Portugal Vitória Setubal44
19931stRashidi YekiniNigeria NigeriaPortugal Vitória Setubal?
19921stAbedi PeléGhana GhanaFrance Olympique Marseille?

Winners – France Football award (1970–1994)[edit]

Roger Milla, two time winner of the award given by France Football.
The award by France Football magazine was awarded to the best African footballer between 1970 and 1994. The award was discontinued in 1995 after the European Footballer of the Year (Ballon d'or) was opened to players of non-European nationality, the award being given toGeorge Weah that year. It had already been replaced by an official award given out by the Confederation of African Football since 1992.
19941stGeorge WeahLiberia LiberiaFrance Paris Saint-Germain148
2ndEmmanuel AmunekeNigeria NigeriaPortugal Sporting CP / Egypt El Zamalek133
3rdDaniel AmokachiNigeria NigeriaEngland Everton / Belgium Club Brugge99
19931stAbedi PeléGhana GhanaFrance Olympique Marseille119
2ndAnthony YeboahGhana GhanaGermany Eintracht Frankfurt117
3rdRashidi YekiniNigeria NigeriaPortugal Vitória Setubal104
19921stAbedi PeléGhana GhanaFrance Olympique Marseille198
2ndGeorge WeahLiberia LiberiaFrance Paris Saint-Germain / France AS Monaco161
3rdAnthony YeboahGhana GhanaGermany Eintracht Frankfurt64
19911stAbedi PeléGhana GhanaFrance Olympique Marseille152
2ndGeorge WeahLiberia LiberiaFrance AS Monaco106
3rdFrancois Oman-BiyikCameroon CameroonFrance AS Cannes52
19901stRoger MillaCameroon CameroonRéunion Saint-Pierroise209
2ndTahar Cherif El-OuazaniAlgeria AlgeriaAlgeria MC Oran / Turkey Aydınspor64
3rdRabah MadjerAlgeria AlgeriaPortugal FC Porto60
=Francois Oman-BiyikCameroon CameroonFrance Stade Laval (?)60
19891stGeorge WeahLiberia LiberiaFrance AS Monaco133
2ndJoseph-Antoine BellCameroon CameroonFrance Girondins Bordeaux / France Toulon105
3rdKalusha BwalyaZambia ZambiaNetherlands PSV Eindhoven49
19881stKalusha BwalyaZambia ZambiaBelgium Cercle Brugge111
2ndRoger MillaCameroon CameroonFrance Montpellier68
3rdYoussouf FofanaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireFrance AS Monaco40
19871stRabah MadjerAlgeria AlgeriaPortugal FC Porto130
2ndYoussouf FofanaIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireFrance AS Monaco63
3rdFrancois Oman-BiyikCameroon CameroonFrance Stade Laval52
19861stBadou ZakiMorocco MoroccoSpain RCD Mallorca125
2ndAziz BouderbalaMorocco MoroccoSwitzerland FC Sion88
3rdRoger MillaCameroon CameroonFrance Montpellier / France AS Saint-Étienne80
19851stMohammed TimoumiMorocco MoroccoMorocco FAR Rabat113
2ndRabah MadjerAlgeria AlgeriaPortugal FC Porto45
3rdDjamel MenadAlgeria AlgeriaAlgeria JS Kabylie39
=Ibrahim YoussefEgypt EgyptEgypt El Zamalek39
19841stThéophile AbegaCameroon CameroonFrance Toulouse124
2ndJoseph-Antoine BellCameroon CameroonEgypt Al-Mokawloon al-Arab65
=Ibrahim YoussefEgypt EgyptEgypt El Zamalek65
19831stMahmoud Al-KhatibEgypt EgyptEgypt Al Ahly98
2ndOpoku NtiGhana GhanaGhana Asante Kotoko89
3rdRafiou MoutairouTogo TogoTogo OC Agaza Lome19
19821stThomas N'konoCameroon CameroonSpain Espanyol Barcelona83
2ndSalah AssadAlgeria AlgeriaFrance Mulhouse54
3rdLakhdar BelloumiAlgeria AlgeriaAlgeria GC Mascara36
19811stLakhdar BelloumiAlgeria AlgeriaAlgeria GC Mascara78
2ndThomas N'konoCameroon CameroonCameroon Canon Yaoundé54
3rdAli FerganiAlgeria AlgeriaFrance Montpellier / Algeria JS Kabylie26
19801stJean Manga-OngueneCameroon CameroonCameroon Canon Yaoundé64
2ndSegun OdegbamiNigeria NigeriaNigeria Shooting Stars41
3rdThéophile AbegaCameroon CameroonCameroon Canon Yaoundé18
19791stThomas Nkono CameroonCameroon Canon Yaoundé55
2ndAdolf ArmahGhana GhanaGhana Hearts of Oak23
3rdKerfalla BangouraGuinea GuineaGuinea Horoya Conakry15
19781stKarim Abdul Razak GhanaGhana Asante Kotoko58
2ndAli BencheikhAlgeria AlgeriaAlgeria MC Alger33
3rdThomas N'konoCameroon CameroonCameroon Canon Yaoundé29
19771stTarak Dhiab TunisiaTunisia Espérance Tunis45
2ndPapa CamaraGuinea GuineaGuinea Hafia Conakry33
3rdSegun OdegbamiNigeria NigeriaNigeria Shooting Stars29
19761stRoger Milla CameroonCameroon Tonnerre Yaoundé33
2ndPapa CamaraGuinea GuineaGuinea Hafia Conakry32
3rdAli BencheikhAlgeria AlgeriaAlgeria MC Alger27
19751stAhmed Faras MoroccoMorocco Chabab Mohammédia28
2ndRoger MillaCameroon CameroonCameroon Tonnerre Yaoundé24
=N'JoleaGuinea GuineaGuinea Hafia Conakry24
19741stPaul MoukilaRepublic of the Congo Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo CARA Brazzaville57
2ndLobilo BobaDemocratic Republic of the CongoDR CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoVita Club32
3rdHassan ShehataEgypt EgyptEgypt El Zamalek28
19731stTshimen BwangaDemocratic Republic of the CongoDR CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoTP Mazembe49
2ndMwamba KazadiDemocratic Republic of the CongoDR CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoTP Mazembe44
3rdLaurent PokouIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireIvory Coast ASEC Abidjan41
19721stCherif Souleymane GuineaGuinea Hafia Conakry21
2ndTshimen BwangaDemocratic Republic of the CongoDR CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoTP Mazembe16
3rdPetit SoryGuinea GuineaGuinea Hafia Conakry14
19711stIbrahim Sunday GhanaGhana Asante Kotoko29
2ndRobert MensahGhana GhanaGhana Asante Kotoko15
3rdFrançois NdoumbéCameroon CameroonCameroon Canon Yaoundé13
19701stSalif Keïta MaliFrance AS Saint-Étienne54
2ndLaurent PokouIvory Coast Côte d'IvoireIvory Coast ASEC Abidjan28
=Ali AbugreishaEgypt EgyptEgypt Ismaily SC28
* Known as Zaire Zaire from 1971 until 1997
 Known as Republic of the Congo People's Republic of the Congo from 1970 until 1992

Wins by player

PlayerFirst placeSecond placeThird place
1Cameroon Samuel Eto'o422
2Liberia George Weah340
3Ghana Abedi Pelé300
4Ivory Coast Yaya Touré300
5Ivory Coast Didier Drogba233
6Cameroon Roger Milla221
7Cameroon Thomas N'kono211
8Nigeria Nwankwo Kanu200
8Senegal El Hadji Diouf200
10Nigeria Rashidi Yekini111
10Algeria Rabah Madjer111
12Nigeria Emmanuel Amuneke110
12Democratic Republic of the CongoTshimen Bwanga110
14Zambia Kalusha Bwalya101
14Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi101
14Cameroon Théophile Abega101
17Togo Emmanuel Adebayor100
17Mali Frédéric Kanouté100
17Cameroon Patrick Mboma100
17Morocco Mustapha Hadji100
17Nigeria Victor Ikpeba100
17Morocco Badou Zaki100
17Morocco Mohammed Timoumi100
17Egypt Mahmoud Al-Khatib100
17Morocco Ahmed Faras100
17Cameroon Jean Manga-Onguene100
17Ghana Karim Abdul Razak100
17Tunisia Tarak Dhiab100
17Republic of the Congo Paul Moukila100
17Guinea Cherif Souleymane100
17Ghana Ibrahim Sunday100
17Mali Salif Keïta100
* Known as Zaire Zaire from 1971 until 1997
 Known as Republic of the Congo People's Republic of the Congo from 1970 until 1992

Wins by club

ClubFirst placeSecond placeThird place
1France Olympique Marseille413
2Spain RCD Mallorca312
3England Manchester City300
4England FC Chelsea256
5France AS Monaco241
6Spain FC Barcelona231
7France Paris Saint-Germain230
8Ghana Asante Kotoko220
9Cameroon Canon Yaoundé213
10Italy Inter Milan211
11France RC Lens210
12England Arsenal London201
13Guinea Hafia Conakry131
14Egypt El Zamalek122
15Democratic Republic of the CongoTP Mazembe120
16Portugal FC Porto111
16Portugal Vitória Setubal111
18Cameroon Tonnerre Yaoundé110
18Egypt Al Ahly110
18Portugal Sporting CP110
18Italy AC Milan110
22Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam102
23Algeria GC Mascara101
24France AS Saint-Étienne100
24Republic of the Congo CARA Brazzaville100
24Morocco Chabab Mohammédia100
24Tunisia Espérance Tunis100
24Spain Espanyol Barcelona100
24France Toulouse100
24Morocco FAR Rabat100
24Belgium Cercle Brugge100
24Réunion Saint-Pierroise100
24Italy FC Parma100
24Spain Deportivo La Coruña100
24Italy Cagliari Calcio100
24England FC Liverpool100
24Spain FC Sevilla100
38Germany Bayern Munich020
39France Montpellier012
40Ivory Coast ASEC Abidjan011
40Algeria MC Alger011
40Nigeria Shooting Stars011
40Germany Eintracht Frankfurt011
40England Bolton Wanderers011
45Egypt Ismaily SC010
45Democratic Republic of the CongoVita Club010
45Ghana Hearts of Oak010
45France Mulhouse010
45Egypt Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab010
45France FC Nantes010
45Turkey Fenerbahçe010
45Switzerland FC Sion010
45France Girondins Bordeaux010
45France Toulon010
45Algeria MC Oran010
45Turkey Aydınspor010
45Greece Olympiacos Piraeus010
45France Stade Rennes010
45England FC Sunderland010
45China Shanghai Shenhua010
61Algeria JS Kabylie002
61France Stade Laval002
61England FC Everton002
64Guinea Horoya Conakry001
64Togo OC Agaza Lome001
64France AS Saint-Étienne001
64Netherlands PSV Eindhoven001
64France AS Cannes001
64Belgium Club Brugge001
64Turkey Beşiktaş001
64France AJ Auxerre001
64France Guingamp001
64France Olympique Lyon001
64Turkey Galatasaray001
* Known as Zaire Zaire from 1971 until 1997
 Known as Republic of the Congo People's Republic of the Congo from 1970 until 1992

Wins by country[edit]

PlayerFirst placeSecond placeThird place
1Cameroon Cameroon11811
2Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire767
3Ghana Ghana677
4Nigeria Nigeria567
5Morocco Morocco410
6Liberia Liberia340
7Algeria Algeria245
8Mali Mali220
9Senegal Senegal210
10Guinea Guinea132
11Democratic Republic of the CongoDR Congo130
12Egypt Egypt124
13Ghana Ghana110
14Zambia Zambia101
14Togo Togo101
16Tunisia Tunisia100
16Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo100
18Chad Chad010
* Known as Zaire Zaire from 1971 until 1997
 Known as Republic of the Congo People's Republic of the Congo from 1970 until 1992