List of Africa’s Top Goals Scorers of All Times

Africa’s Top Goal Scorers; Football was introduced in Africa during the colonial era by the European in the early 1860s. However, during those days the game was played by the whites who had already taken over almost all African countries.

The game became sweeter in the 20th century after most countries gained independence. With Africans taking over the game and embracing it they started naturing young players and for decades they have been producing some of the best players in the world.

With the rise of the young and talented players, we look at some players who have made Africa proud by netting many goals.

List of Africa’s Top Goals Scorers

1. Roger Miller

Africa's Top Goal Scorers

Roger Miller, born Albert Roger Miller is a Cameroonian football legend who began his career in the mid-1960s playing as a striker (Forward). Before his retirement in 1996, Roger had played for twelve teams including Monaco, Bastian, Putra, and other prominent teams.

He rose to glory when he joined Valenciennes, exhibiting an excellent performance that caught the attention of Monaco, one of the best French teams. During his tenure, he won the AFCON twice and well as the golden boot twice.

Before hanging the boots in 1996, Roger had scored 438 goals in 666 appearances. 

2. Samuel Eto’o

Eto’o is a football veteran who left a reputable legacy in the world of football, he is one of the best players Africa has ever produced. Currently, he is a Cameroonian football administrator serving as the country’s football president. During his early days, he was considered one of the greatest forward of his generation.

He rose to prominence in the mid-2000s playing for Barcelona between 2004 and 2009 where he scored 108 goals in 144 appearances. He retired in 2019 with a clean record of 427 goals in 764 appearances.

3. Didier Drogba

Africa's Top Goal Scorers

Didier Yves Drogba is a former captain for the Ivory national team and of the finest strikers who also let unforgettable history in the world of football. He began his career at the age of 10 years but rose to prominence in 2004 when he joined Chelsea FC where he went on to cement his legacy by scoring more goals than any other foreign player.

To date, Drogba is still the fourth highest goal scorer of all time. He collected the African Footballer of the Year Twice in 2006 and 2009. After almost two-decade in the field, in 2019, Drogba eventually returned his shinguards back to the store after scoring a total