Players of African descent who have won the World Cup

Player of African origin have contributed massively in many international teams

Even though no African country has won the World Cup, here are four players who trace their roots to Africa and have won the prestigious trophy with foreign countries.

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He is a French retired professional footballer and current manager of Real Madrid. He has an Algerian descent and won the World Cup with France in 1998 scoring twice in the final.

Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira of Senegal descent  won 1998 World Cup with France

Marcel Desailly, born in Ghana, was the first to lift the coveted trophy in world football with another country with France in 1998 as hosts.Jerome Boateng

Jerome Boateng, whose brother, Kelvin-Prince Boateng plays for Ghana opted to play for Germany and his choice was rewarded when he won the 2014 edition in Brazil with Germany.

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