13 Africans Who’ve played for FC Barcelona

With Kevin-Prince Boateng recently becoming the 13th African player to have signed for Spanish giants FC Barcelona, here are the other 12 stars from the continent who have donned the Blaugrana shirt.

The 31-year-old completed a shock loan switch to the Catalan club on Monday, becoming the first Ghanaian ever to join the La Liga leaders.

With Barca his 11th senior club, Boateng joins a long list of African greats who have been unveiled at the Camp Nou.

The African player who made the most appearances for Barcelona is Samuel Eto’o. The Cameroonian striker spent five years at the club, scoring 130 goals in 199 official appearances and lifting eight trophies during his spell at the Camp Nou.

He is followed by former Mali international Seydou Keita, who ran out 188 times for the Blaugrana between 2008 and 2012, and won an incredible 14 titles with the club.

Not many will remember Barca’s third-most capped African, Gerardo Miranda. The Mauritanian played 155 matches for the Blaugrana between 1981 and 1988, claiming six trophies along the way.

Yaya Toure also deserves a mention after the Ivory Coast international featured in 118 matches for Barca, collecting seven pieces of silverware in the process.

While the abovementioned four players are the only African stars who have represented Barcelona in more than 100 games, Angola’s Jorge Alberto Mendonca was the first African to play for the Spanish giants. The retired striker played for the club between 1966 and 1969.

Senegal right-back Moussa Wague is also currently at the club but is registered with the club’s reserve side.

Below are the list of 13 players: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Samuel Okunowo (Nigeria) – 21 appearances between 1998 and 2000

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

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

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

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

Credit: footballghana.com