Frederic Kanoute Wins 2007 African Player of the Year Award

Sevilla and Mali striker Frederic Kanoute won the 2007 African Player of the Year award yesterday. Chelsea’s Didier Drogba who won the 2006 award came second and his Chelsea team-mate Michael Essien came third.

Clifford Mulenga from Zambia was named Young Player of the Year. Mulenga plays in Israel for Maccabi Petah Tikva F.C.

The top 10 African players of the last 50 years where also selected:

  • Abedi Pele
  • Samuel Eto’o
  • Mahmoud El Khatib
  • Hossam Hassan
  • Roger Milla
  • Kalusha Bwalya
  • George Weah
  • Rabah Madjerm
  • Didier Drogba
  • Nwankwo Kanu
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3 Responses to Frederic Kanoute Wins 2007 African Player of the Year Award

  1. ELVIS says:

    Hello ,
    i am not really a fan of football but once i listing or get informations that can interest me i go till the end of it.I am really confuse at the award they gave to kanoute .Do the FiFA qualify an African through his performance in Europe or in Africa?Because in Africa ,Kanoute is a mess.
    thanks.

  2. BTW it appears that Didier Drogba won the award but was later stripped of it when he refused to travel to Toga to accept it. The award ceremony was in the middle of the current African Cup of Nations.

  3. paradzai says:

    no doubt drogba deserved to win the award for his goal scoring insticts but Kanoute is not that bad either but he did not deserve the prestigious award.

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