Famous Black Football Players

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 1 Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French

Regarded as one of the best footballers of the current generation, Kylian Mbappé became only the second teenager to score a goal in the final game of a World Cup. Known for his explosive speed and dribbling skills, Mbappé made an impact at a young age. Very mature for his age, he also believes in giving back to society.

 2 Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

Paul Pogba is a prominent football player for the English club Manchester United; in 2016 he was transferred from Juventus to Manchester United for a then-world record transfer fee of £89.3 million, which remains the highest paid fee by any English club. Also an important member of the France national team, he helped France win the 2018 World Cup.

 3 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Gabonese

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a footballer who plays as a forward and is the captain of the Gabon national team. He is known for his pace and finishing and is said to be one of the best strikers in the world. He plays for the English club team, Arsenal. He has played for other clubs as well like AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund.

 4 Sadio Mané

Sadio Mané
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Senegalese

Sadio Mané is one of the greatest Senegalese football players of all time. He is Senegal's fifth all-time top goal-scorer and was named African Footballer of the Year in 2020. One of Liverpool's key players, Sadio serves as an inspiration to youngsters as he succeeded as a footballer in spite of his father forbidding him from playing as a child.

 5 Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 6 Leroy Sané

Leroy Sané
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German, French

Leroy Sané is a German professional football player who played a prominent role in helping Manchester City win the EFL Cup and the Premier League for which he was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2017–18 season. Also an important member of the German national team, Sané can also represent France as he also holds French citizenship.

 7 Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Cameroonian
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 8 Serge Gnabry

Serge Gnabry
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: July 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German, Ivorian

German footballer Serge Gnabry was scouted by VfB at age 12. Though he also excelled in track and field, too, he later chose football. At the 2016 Olympics, he helped Germany win the silver and was also the joint top-scorer. He is part of the philanthropic initiative Common Goal.

 9 Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: September 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

Daniel Sturridge is an English football player. During the 2007–08 season, Sturridge made his first-team debut and became the first player in the history to score goals in the Premier League, FA Cup, and FA Youth Cup in the same season. Apart from playing for popular clubs like Chelsea, Sturridge has also represented his national team in prominent tournaments.

 10 Nicolas Anelka

Nicolas Anelka
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: March 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French

 11 Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: March 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German, Ghanaian
German-born Ghanaian footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng, nicknamed “Prince,” plays for Serie B club Monza, as a midfielder and forward. He has earlier won the La Liga with Barcelona and the Serie A with Milan. While he played for the Bundesliga club Schalke 04, he also represented Ghana in two World Cups.

 12 Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor
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Famous As: Togolese footballer
Birthdate: February 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Togolese

 13 Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French, Senegalese

 14 Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: June 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French, Senegalese

 15 Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo
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Famous As: Nigerian footballer
Birthdate: June 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nigerien

 16 Jérôme Boateng

Jérôme Boateng
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German

 17 Victor Moses

Victor Moses
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Nigerien

After losing his parents in communal clashes in Nigeria, Victor Moses found home with a foster family in the U.K. Over the years, he has played for top-notch clubs such as Chelsea, winning the Premier League and FA Cup titles. He represented Nigeria in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

 18 John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel
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Famous As: Nigerian footballer
Birthdate: April 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Nigerian

 19 Tim Howard

Tim Howard
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 20 Freddy Adu

Freddy Adu
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Famous As: Soccer Player
Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Ghanaian

Freddy Adu is an American soccer player who was touted as the next Pelé when he was 14 years old. However, he did not live up to the expectations and has since been a journeyman, playing for several teams in different countries. He currently plays for Österlen FF, a Swedish Division 1 club. He has also represented his national team.

 21 Dwight Yorke

Dwight Yorke
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: November 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Trinidadian
Trinidadian former footballer Dwight Yorke, or the Smiling Assassin, is known for his stint with clubs such as Aston Villa and Manchester United. He also served as the assistant manager of the Trinidadian national team. He helped his country reach the FIFA World Cup for the first time.

 22 David Alaba

David Alaba
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Austrian

 23 Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Umtiti
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French

 24 Clarence Seedorf

Clarence Seedorf
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Famous As: Football Coach
Birthdate: April 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Surinamese

Clarence Seedorf is a Dutch former football player. Widely considered one of the best midfielders of his era, Seedorf was included in Pelé's FIFA 100 list in 2004. Having won several continental and domestic titles for clubs in the Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, and Spain, Clarence Seedorf is one of the most celebrated and decorated Dutch players of all time.

 25 Shaun Wright-Phillips

Shaun Wright-Phillips
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 26 Demba Ba

Demba Ba
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French, Senegalese

 27 Michael Essien

Michael Essien
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Ghanaian

 28 Rhian Brewster

Rhian Brewster
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 29 Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho
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Famous As: Nigerian footballer
Birthdate: October 3, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Nigerian

 30 Jay Ajayi

Jay Ajayi
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: June 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 31 Blaise Matuidi

Blaise Matuidi
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French

 32 Juan Cuadrado

Juan Cuadrado
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Colombian

 33 Andy Cole

Andy Cole
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 34 Ed Reed

Ed Reed
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 35 Eric Bailly

Eric Bailly
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: April 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Ivorian

 36 Benjamin Mendy

Benjamin Mendy
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French

 37 Emile Heskey

Emile Heskey
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 38 Moussa Sissoko

Moussa Sissoko
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French

 39 Kurt Zouma

Kurt Zouma
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French

 40 Lassana Diarra

Lassana Diarra
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French, Malian

 41 Yannick Bolasie

Yannick Bolasie
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French

 42 Nwankwo Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: August 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Nigerian

 43 Obafemi Martins

Obafemi Martins
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Nigerian

 44 Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan
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Famous As: Ghanaian footballer
Birthdate: November 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Ghanaian

 45 Eusébio

Eusébio
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Mozambican
Died: January 5, 2014

 46 Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French, Senegalese

 47 Cheick Tioté

Cheick Tioté
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Ivorian
Died: June 5, 2017

Cheick Tioté was an Ivorian football player who represented his national football team at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. He also helped his team win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Cheick Tioté died at the age of 30 when he succumbed to cardiac arrest during a training session in 2017.

 48 Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 49 Alex Song

Alex Song
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: September 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Cameroonian, French

 50 Desmond Howard

Desmond Howard
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American