Suleiman Sane (1988-94)
Leroy Sane is a teammate in Bayern with Choupo-Moting, walking along the way that his father knows too well. Suleiman, better known as Sammy, scored 116 times in the first two divisions of German football and scored 29 times in 55 games as a Senegal striker in the 1990s. During the first of his two stays, Sane met with Leroy’s mother. Regina Weber, a rhythmic gymnastics competitor, won Germany’s bronze at the Los Angeles ’84 Games. The result of their relationship is also Kim – the former Right Back of Wattechad and the current player of the Schalke 04 youth team – Sidi.
Samuel Kufur (1994-05)
Kufur did not lack leadership qualities, even if he had no opportunity to bring Bayern, who could boast of a dreamed-of warrior such as Cannes, Matheus and Efenberg. A high-class solid defender, the Ghanaian won the love of Bavarian fans because of his shocking reaction after the loss in the Champions League final against Manchester United(1:2 1999). He won the trophy, with Bayern in 2001 after performing penalties against Valencia. That same year, Kufur received the Golden Ball for Best Footballer in Africa. In his collection, the defender has 6 titles and 4 cups of Germany with Bayern.
Gerald Asamoah (1999-11, 2012-14)
Asamoah was also uncompromising in front of the opponent’s goal. The Ghanaian scored 28 goals in 79 games for Hanover 96 before becoming a favourite of Schalke’s 04 fans. He spent 11 years at the Ruhr club, scoring 44 goals and 34 assists in 279 games. The end of the nineties and the beginning of the new century were serene in the two-time carrier of the DFB Cup. He became the first African-born football player to play for the Bundestima in the friendly match against Slovakia (2-0) in May 2001, even scoring the first goal in the game. Asamoah recorded 43 games for Germany and participated in the World Cup in 2002 and 2006. He finished his career in St. Pauli, Grother Furt and Schalke’s 04 reserves.
Anthony Yeboah (1990-95, 1997-01)
Yeboah was a teammate of Okocha in Frankfurt, not to mention that he was an extremely important figure in the history of the Bundesliga. He was the first black player in Eintracht and the first African to become the number one goal-scorer in the 1992/93 season, sharing the prize with Wolfe Kirsten (Leverkusen, 20). The Ghanaian defended the crown in the next season, this time along with Stefan Kunz (Kaiserslanenerne, 18). Yeboah has achieved a two-digit number of goals in 4 of his 9 full seasons in the Bundesliga, which combines with a certain stay in Leeds. Tony held the African record in the Bundesliga with 96 goals until Obameyang appeared, and was the first captain of an elite team from the Black Continent.
Kevin-Prince Boateng (2005-07, 2009, 2013-16, 2017-18, since 2021)
Boateng’s international career played the opposite, with the midfielder raised in Berlin representing Germany U21, before declaring Ghana his homeland. Boateng has 15 games for the black stars, facing his half-brother Jerome during the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. They also have a rivalry in the Bundesliga, where Jerome played for Herta, Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt where he won the German Cup. The 35-year-old football player, who also played in England, Italy and Spain, extended his second stay in Herta after helping them to avoid relegation into a playout against Hamburger last season.
Anthony Bafo (1983-84, 1989-92)
Another African footballer with Ghana roots, born in Bon Bafo, became only the third African to participate in the Bundesliga when he made a debut for Cologne. During his stay in Stuttgart, he reached the final of the German Cup in 1987, scoring the first goal at 1-3 against Hamburger. Anthony later returned to the Bundesliga with Fortuna Dusseldorf, adding another 72 games, while he made 125 games in Bundesliga 2. At the moment, Bafo enjoys an ambassador role with Okocha as part of the Bundesliga legends.
Eric Maxim Chupo-Moting (2007-17, since 2020)
He made his debut in Hamburg and then played for Nuremberg, but made a name with Mainz 05. The former German youth national who chose to represent Cameroon. He scored 10 goals in the Bundesliga in 2011/12 and 2013/14 before spending three Years in Schalke 04. After Gelsenkirchen Eric Maxim played for Stoke City and won two consecutive League 1 titles with PSG, helping the princes reach the 2019/20 Champions League final. The French Grand lost 0-1 to Bayern, after which the Cameroonian national became a Bayern player.
Jay-Jay Okocha (1992-96)
Eintracht was not so lucky at the end of the 1995/96 season, despite the efforts of Okocha. The Eagles were automatically relegated after they finished 17th, ending Jay-Jay’s impressive four-year stay in the Bundesliga. The Nigerian lit the playing fields with some bold skills, goals and assists. Especially with its independent breakthrough and hit, which scored a goal in the net of Oliver Khan. He continued to play for PSG and in the English Premier League (Bolton), before hanging the boots in March 2012 with 101 goals and 52 assists during his career in 492 club games. He was so good that he is officially part of the Bundesliga legends.
Pierre-Emerick Obameyang (2013-18)
Obameyang scored 98 goals in 144 games for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga – a record for an African player in the German elite. The Gabonese played with Robert Lewandowski in Dortmund, and after the Polish moved to Bayern, the two players led a duel for the top goal-scorer crown. After scoring 54 goals in his first three seasons in the Bundesliga, Oba scored 31 goals to become the first African to win the 2016/17 goal scorer prize, in addition to the German Cup. Until Lewandowski’s record achievements in 2019/20 (34) and 2020/21 (41), it was the best achievement of the season for a foreigner.
Sadio Manet (since 2022)
Manet went to Bayern after a brilliant six -year stay in Liverpool. The 30-year-old Senegalese scored 120 goals and 49 assists in 269 games for the Reds, becoming the Premier League number one goal scorer in the 2018/19 season and ended second after Mohammed Salah in the shooter’s club list last campaign. With Liverpool, Sadio won the Champions League, the World Club Championship, the UEFA Super Cup, the title in England, the FA Cup and the League Cup. A double with Salzburg should also be added to them. This year he scored 5 goals for Senegal, who won the Africa Cup. We hope he does his best in Bayern Munich.