CAF: Man, African Player of the Year! – Soccer

Freshly transferred to Bayern Munich, Sadio Man was logically elected African Player of the Year 2022. Winner of the CAN, of which he finished best player, of the FA Cup and of the Carabao Cup with Liverpool, the Senegalese winger was preferred his ex-comrade with the Reds, Mohamed Salah, and his compatriot, Edouard Mendy.

CAF: Man

Man is irresistible in 2022.

Sadio Man (30) will be remembered for the rest of his days in the year 2022. Already considered one of the greatest players in the history of his continent, the Senegalese winger has added a fine line to his football record .

Man, an obviousness

Indeed, the new star of Bayern Munich was very logically voted African Player of the Year. Winner of the CAN, the first for his country, with the bonus of the award for the best player in the competition, the Lion of Tranga was irresistible on his return from Cameroon by establishing himself as the best striker of the Reds, taking over from Mohamed Salah, much less effective since the beginning of the calendar year.

Winner of the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, Man failed in the Champions League final against Real Madrid (0-1) and had to settle for second place in the Premier League behind Manchester City. This did not prevent him from overtaking his former Egyptian club mate, whom he deprived of the World Cup in Qatar, and his compatriot, Edouard Mendy, in the ranking of this edition.

At the table of the big ones

With this sacred logic, Man, winner in 2019, achieved the double, since the 2020 and 2021 editions were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A second title which propels the player who passed through Metz a little more among the greatest legends of African football since he joined Salah, Didier Drogba, Nwankwo Kanu and El Hadji Diouf on the list. On the other hand, he will have to be even more efficient to do as well as Yaya Tour and Samuel Eto’o, quadruple winners of this award.

The winners since 2010

2010: Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon)
2011: Yaya Tour (Ivory Coast)
2012: Yaya Tour (Ivory Coast)
2013: Yaya Tour (Ivory Coast)
2014 : Yaya Tour (Ivory Coast)
2015 : Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)
2016: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
2017: Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
2018: Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
2019: Sadio Man (Sngal)
2022: Sadio Man (Sngal)

The most successful players

1. Samuel Eto’o (4): 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
-. Yaya Tower (4): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
3. Nwankwo Kanu (2): 1996, 1999
-. El Hadji Diouf (2): 2001, 2002
-. Didier Drogba (2): 2006, 2009
-. Mohamed Salah (2): 2017, 2018
-. Sadio Man (2): 2019, 2022

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