All the 18 African players to have represented Barcelona
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All the 18 African players to have represented Barcelona

The deal taking free agent Franck Kessie to Barcelona has been confirmed and the Ivorian becomes just the 18th African player to play for the Catalan giants.

Fresh from leading Milan to their first Italian Serie A title, for sure Franck Kessie would get game time and possibly help Barcelona win titles.

With this move, he has also joined great African players who have gone on to play at least one game for Barcelona.

18. Franck Kessie (Ivory Coast)

17. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) – 23 appearances since 2022

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

16. Abde Ezzalzouli (Morocco) – 12 appearances since 2021

15. Ilaix Moriba (Guinea) – 17 appearances in 2020-2021

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14. Munir El Haddadi (Morocco) – 56 appearances between 2015,16,17, and 19

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13. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana) – 4 appearances in 2019

12. Wilfried Kaptoum (Cameroon) – 3 appearances between 2014 and 2018

11. Jean Marie Dongou (Cameroon) – 3 appearances between 2011 and 2016

10. Edgar Ie (Guinea Bissau) – 1 appearance between 2012 and 2015

9. Alex Song (Cameroon) – 65 appearances between 2012 and 2014

8. Seydou Keita (Mali) – 188 appearances between 2008 and 2012

7. Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast) – 118 appearances between 2007 and 2010

ROME – MAY 27: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United battles for the ball with Yaya Toure of Barcelona during the Champions League Final match between Barcelona and Manchester United at the Stadio Olimpico on May 27, 2009 in Rome, Italy. Barcelona won 2-0. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

6. Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) – 199 appearances between 2004 and 2009

5. Gbenga Okunowo (Nigeria) – 21 appearances between 1998 and 2000

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4. Emmanuel Amunike (Nigeria) – 26 appearances between 1996 and 1998

30 Jan 1997: (left-right) Amunike of Barcelona Clarence Seedorf of Real and Guardiola of Barcelona challenge for the ball. During the Spanish cup match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford /Allsport

3. Gerardo Miranda (Mauritania) – 155 appearances between 1981 and 1988

2. Jose Antonio Ramos (Morocco) – 92 appearances between 1976 and 1982

1. Jorge Alberto Mendonca (Angola) – 33 appearances between 1966 and 1969

First African player to play for Barcelona

Jorge Alberto Mendonca was the first African player to play for Barcelona.

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Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Talks sports with a great bias toward Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, and Football. Former media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won the West African University Games, and the Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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