Top 10: Africans To Play In Serie A
Many African players have cut their teeth in Serie A over the years and while some have failed to make the grade other have excelled in Italian football.
Here is our list of the best to have left their mark on Italian football whether it be taking their side to trophies or leading the way in allowing more players from the continent to arrive in the peninsula.
The Nigerian’s stock in football rose when he scored a thunderous shot against Spain in the 1998 FIFA World Cup to earn victory for his country over the Europeans.
He played for Reggiana and after an impressive spell with the Teste quadre he moved to Koln then Ajax, and later turned out for Juventus with whom he won the Intertoto Cup in 1999. He was a technically gifted midfielder with good passing ability and played about 40 Italian domestic league games.
In January 2006, at the age of 31, Oliseh retired from professional football after playing a half season for Belgian club Genk.