Who Is The Greatest African Player Ever?
As we all recognize, there was continuos and sometimes ridiculous debates approximately who the best player ever.
Then there are the present day crop of African players on their way to superstardom, a few are already there—Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Freddy Kanoute, Stephen Appiah, and El Hadji Diouf, Salah,Mane.
While I recognize that these players have not yet reached the level of the afore referred to, they're international class players in their own right.
Now comes the question: who's the finest african player ever(the greatest)?
Persons may argue that the difference might fall to one among 3 men: Roger Milla, George Weah and Jay-Jay Okocha.
George Weah is up there for obvious reasons, as he's the best African player ever to win the world footballer of the year Award (1995).
Roger Milla shone on the stage and carried Cameroon to dazzling heights, however never got to the top of club football. We still can not forget how he single-handedly defeated Colombia on the 1990 world Cup.
It became that Cameroon squad that serve as a example for achievement and model for African teams.
Jay Jay Okocha continually dazzled us with his notable trickery. But, lamentably he by no means were given to win the African player of the year award. He's regarded one of the quality players to by no means have received it.
However, in case you inquire from me who is the greatest, its none other than Egypt's Hossam Hassan.
With a hundred and seventy caps for Egypt, Hossam Hassan is actually Africa's greatest player of his generation. He is genuinely the finest Africa. He briefly left Africa to play for clubs such as Greece's PAOK Thessaloniki FC and Switezerland's Neuchatel Xamx FC.
Retired on the age of forty, Hassan has accumulated an impressive array of titles, together with three African nation Cups (1986, 1998, and 2006), while being the only player to achieve this.
Similarly, Hassan has an African League title and 11 Egyptian league championships in his belt. Once more, he is the most effective player to do so.
He became the most maximum capped player in 2001 whilst overtaking Lothar Matthaus's mark of 150, but has since seen the likes of Claudio Suarez and Mohamed Al-Deayea overtake him.
Hassan retired with 180 caps.
He participated in 7 different African Cups of nation, ( '86, '88, '92, '98, '00, '02 and '08), which debts for an all-time Egyptian record.
He simply boasts superb credentials. His final club as a player was in El-Masry, one of the mid-table clubs within the Egyptian league.
He is presently coaching El-Masry along with his twin Ibrahim Hassan (who himself accumulated over a hundred caps).
He is certainly one of two players to have scored for Egyptian super-power Al-Ahly in opposition to Zamalek and for Zamalek against Al-Ahly.
He is the world's 5th and highest Egyptian all-time record holder for international goals, standing at eighty.
For a person who began his career back in 1983, it's wonderful that he still went strong until 2008, whilst he subsequently retired.
That is a 25-year long lengthy career.
So everybody, please take a second to salute this first-rated Egyptian player: Hossam Hassan.
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