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African Player of the Year

Presented by France Football magazine for the period 1970-1996. Presented by the CAF for following years.
Year Player Club Team National Team
2001 El Hadji Diouf Lens (France) Senegal
2000 Patrick Mboma Cagliari-Parma (Italy) Cameroon
1999 Nwanko Kanu Arsenal (England) Nigeria
1998 Mustapha Hadji Deportivo La Coruña (Spain) Morocco
1997 Victor Ikpeba AS Monaco (France) Nigeria
1996 Nwankwo Kanu Internazionale (Italy) Nigeria
1995 George Weah Milan AC (Italy) Liberia
1994 George Weah Milan AC (Italy) Liberia
1993 Abedi Pele Olympique Marseille (France) Ghana
1992 Abedi Pele Olympique Marseille (France) Ghana
1991 Abedi Pele Olympique Marseille (France) Ghana
1990 Roger Milla CS Saint Denis (Reu) Cameroon
1989 George Weah AS Monaco (France) Liberia
1988 Kalusha Bwalya Cercle Brugge (Belgium) Zambia
1987 Rabah Madjer FC Porto (Portugal) Algeria
1986 Badou Zaki RCD Mallorca (Spain) Morocco
1985 Mohamed Timoumi FAR Rabat (Morocco) Morocco
1984 Theophile Abego Toulouse FC (France) Cameroon
1983 Mahmoud Al-Khatib Al-Ahly (Egypt) Egypt
1982 Thomas N'Kono RCD Español (Spain) Cameroon
1981 Lakhdar Belloumi GCR Mascara (Algeria) Algeria
1980 Jean Manga Onguene Canon Yaoundé (Cameroon) Cameroon
1979 Thomas N'Kono Canon Yaoundé (Cameroon) Cameroon
1978 Abdul Razak Asante Kotoko (Gha) Ghana
1977 Dhiab Tarak Espérance Tunis (Tun) Tunisia
1976 Roger Milla Canon Yaoundé (Cameroon) Cameroon
1975 Ahmed Faras SC Chabab Mohammedia (Morocco) Morocco
1974 Paul Moukila CARA Brazzaville (Congo) Congo
1973 Tshimimu Bwanga TP Mazembe (Zaire) Zaire
1972 Cherif Souleymane Hafia Conakry (Guinea) Guinea
1971 Ibrahim Sunday Asante Kotoko (Ghana) Ghana
1970 Salif Keita AS Saint-Etienne (France) Mali

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