BBC Sport - How 'Brand Africa' came to Europe
How 'Brand Africa' came to Europe
- From the section Football
BBC Sport looks at the journey that the most talented African footballers have taken to the major European leagues and clubs over the past few decades
From the trailblazers of Eusebio, to the legends of Eto'o, Okocha and Drogba, and today's stars like Yaya Toure.
147 African footballers played in Europe's top four leagues in the 2014-15 season (England, Spain, Germany, Italy) with 59 of the 78 clubs in those leagues playing at least one African player during the season.