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Quiz! Can you name the 50 African players with the most Premier League appearances?

Riyad Mahrez AFCON Algeria

Riyad Mahrez was the hero for Algeria in their semi-final victory over Nigeria, netting a corking last-minute free-kick to set up a final where the Fennecs downed Senegal.

Mahrez wasn’t the only Premier League representative from that showdown in Cairo, however – three of his vanquished opponents also feature among the 50 names below. 

For today’s quiz, we’re celebrating Africa’s contributions to English football since 1992/93 with the continent’s 50 most prominent performers in top-flight history. 

The popular player at No.1 is top by some distance, but otherwise there’s a good spread of names from the very first Premier League season and beyond. How many can you recall?

We’re giving you 12 minutes to get as many as possible, giving you each player’s appearance tally and nationality. It’s a tough one, but when you’re done tell us how you did @FourFourTwo and we’ll retweet your scores – just don’t give answers away.   


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