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​Five African Player of the Year facts


Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure holds the record for consecutive victories with four from 2011.

Cameroon have been the most successful nation with 11 first places, including four for legendary striker Samuel Eto’o.
Former Chelsea and Ghana midfielder Michael Essien made the top three five consecutive times from 2005 without ever winning.
Retired Cameroon star Roger Milla was the last Africa-based winner, being attached to Reunion club Saint-Denis when voted number one in 1990.
 Goalkeepers Thomas N’Kono (twice) of Cameroon and Badou Zaki of Morocco topped the poll, but no defender has been chosen Player of the Year.

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