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Finidi Makes LaLiga African All-time Eleven

Finidi Makes LaLiga African All-time Eleven

Former Nigeria international Finidi George has been included in LaLiga’s African All-time Eleven list, Completesports.com reports.

The Africa LaLiga All-time best list which is a five minutes video of the selected players – past and present – was compiled by SuperSports and published on their verified Twitter handle.

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Finidi’s inclusion in the list is due to his impressive performance for Real Betis whom he joined from Dutch giants Ajax in 1996.

During his time at Betis, Finidi netted in double digits in nearly every season, with the Andalusian club finishing fourth in his first year.

The club also reached the final of the Copa del Rey in Finidi’s debut season where they lost 3-2 after extra-time to Barcelona, where he scored.

Among other top African stars who were included in the continent’s LaLiga best eleven are Cameroon legends Samuel Eto’o and Jacque Songo’o, Yaya Toure of Cote d’Ivoire and Mali’s Seydou Keita.

Others are South Africa’s Benni McCarthy, Frederic Kanoute of Mali, Cameroon’s Lauren Etame Meyer and Morocco’s Noureddine Naybet.

LaLiga African All-time Eleven:


Jacque Songo’o (Cameroon/Deportivo La Coruna)


Lauren Etame Meyer (Cameroon/Mallorca)
Noureddine Naybet (Morocco/Deportivo La Coruna)
Djene Dakonam (Togo/Getafe)
Alan Nyom (Cameroon/Getafe)


Finidi George  (Nigeria/Real Betis)
Yaya Toure  (Cote d’Ivoire/Barcelona)
Seydou Keita (Mali/Barcelona)


Samuel Eto’o  (Cameroon/Barcelona)
Benni McCarthy  (South Africa/Celta Vigo)
Frederic Kanoute  (Mali/Sevilla)

By James Agberebi 

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  • Light 4 years ago

    One person that was conspicuously left out and which to me was the second most outstanding African player in Laliga after Samuel Eto was Geremi Njidtap of Real Madrid and Cameroun.

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