Other West Africans:
Schalke 04 centre-back Salif Sane (Senegal) is one of the most experienced Africans in the Bundesliga. He’s been playing in Germany since joining Hannover 96 in 2013. He’s fallen out of favor with his boss this season, as he’s started only 32% of Schalke’s games.
Hoffenheim and Togo speedster Ihlas Bebou has been a consistent starter this season, making 23 appearances. He has scored three goals and averages one key pass per game.
Burkinabe centre-back Edmond Tapsoba is one to watch out for. Having joined Bayer this winter from Vitoria Guimaraes for a fee of €18 million, it’s clear that Bayer will build around the African starlet in the future.
Legendary Ivorian winger Salomon Kalou is contracted to Hertha Berlin, but at 34-years-old he is obviously not a first choice for the Berlin club.
Arguably two of the best Africans that play in the Bundesliga are Moroccan: Achraf Hakimi and Amine Harit. Hakimi has been a revelation for Dortmund the past two seasons. At 21 years old he has established himself as one of the best full backs in European football. His market value is $60 million!
Amine Harit has been a star for Schalke 04 this season. The 22-year-old has six goals and 4 assists, in addition to winning the Bundesliga player of the month award!
Algerian left-back Ramy Bensebaini has been on quite a role over the past few years. From playing in Algeria to winning the AFCON, Bensebaini has been very impressive for Monchengladbach this season. He’s even scored four goals this season!
The other Algerian in the Bundesliga is Hoffenheim forward Ishak Belfodil (28). He’s made five appearances so far this season.
FC Koln defensive midfielder Ellyes Skhiri is a name that often goes under the radar. The 25-year-old Tunisian has started in most of Koln’s Bundesliga games.
DR Congo centre-back Marcel Tisserand plays for Wolfsburg. In 14 matches he’s scored and assisted a goal.
Cameroonian midfielder Pierre Kunde Malong is a starter for Mainz, he’s scored two and assisted one in 20 appearances this season.
Other players that are eligble to play for African nations:
Dayot Upamecano – RB Leipzig (eligible to play for Guinea-Bissau& France)
Dan-Axel Zagadou – Borussia Dortmund (Eligible to play for Ivory Coast)
Christopher Nkuku – RB Leipzig (eligible for DR Congo)