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Top 5 African strikers in Europe

Over the years, the African continent has given rise to some of the best strikers in Europe, who have astounded the footballing world with their incredible goal-scoring prowess.

Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Emmanuel Adebayor, George Weah, and Nwankwo Kanu, to name a few, are just a few of the names that need special recognition.

A few African strikers made an impression for their respective teams in Europe during the 2022–23 season. In light of this, this article will examine five of the top African goal scorers in Europe.

5.)M’Bala Nzola – Spezia

International striker M’Bala Nzola of Angola is another African front who is now having a standout 2022–2023 season in Europe.

According to his achievements for Spezia, the 26-year-old striker has been among the most prolific goal scorers in Serie A this season.

This season, Nzola has scored nine goals for his team in the league. Additionally, he scored two more goals in the Coppa Italia.

With a total of 11 goals and one assist across all competitions this season, the Angolan attacker is now Spezia’s top scorer.

4.)Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting – Bayern Munich

One of the top African strikers in European football in recent years has been Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, a Cameroonian international.

The 33-year-old forward has played for some of the top teams in Europe, including Bayern Munich, Schalke 04, and Paris Saint-Germain.

With Bayern Munich, Choupo-Moting is currently having an outstanding 2022–2023 season. In 16 appearances for the Bavarians, he has 11 goals.

This season, the Bundesliga has seen six of his goals. Additionally, he has scored twice in the DFB Pokal and three times in the UEFA Champions League.

3.)Terem Moffi – Lorient

This season in Ligue One, the Nigerian international has excelled. It’s interesting to note that the Lorient striker is only surpassed in league goals scored by Kylian Mbappe of PSG.

Terem Moffi has made an incredible total of 18 appearances for his club across all competitions, scoring a total of 12 goals.

The 23-year-old striker’s eight league goals from last season, which he netted in 37 appearances, have already been eclipsed. This season, he is one of the hottest African strikers in Europe.

2.) Victor Osimhen – Napoli

Based on his brilliance for Italian team Napoli, the Nigerian international is probably one of Europe’s greatest players this year.

The focus of Luciano Spalletti’s squad, who have been the dominant force in Serie A, has been Victor Osimhen.

The 23-year-old striker has so far led Napoli in goals with a combined total of 13 across all competitions. He has scored 12 goals in 14 appearances, making him the top goal scorer in Serie A.

Osimhen is on track to top his previous season’s total of 18 goals in all leagues, when he scored 14 goals in Serie A and four more in the Europa League.

1.) Ebere Paul Onuachu – Genk

According to his goal-scoring prowess for Belgian club Genk, the Nigerian international has retained his reputation as one of the most potent African strikers in Europe.

In the past two seasons, Ebere Paul Onuachu has undoubtedly been among the best goal scorers outside of Europe’s top five divisions.

He scored an astounding 35 goals across all competitions in the 2020–21 season, and he added 23 more goals the season after.

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