Beckham, Platini, Pelé, Buffon, Iniesta, Zidane… Heroes who are revered the world over. A galaxy of African stars is about to join the ranks of the world football greats: Drogba, Touré, Eto’o, Nkono, and Hassan. The list of African football stars who have become household names the world over is growing, and the continent’s brimming with up-and-coming talent, too.
Music - February 08, 2017
Roger Milla: this goal-scoring genius just had the rhythm! Winner of the Golden Ball in Africa in 1976, top scorer in the African Cup of Nations (CAN) in 1986 and 1988, named 2nd Best African Player of the 20th century, made Knight of The French Legion of Honor in 2006… This Cameroonian hero is revered in his native land and beyond!
But great as his stats are, Roger Milla is probably even more famous for being the first footballer to celebrate his goals with dances. He’d sprint for the sidelines and dance the Makossa with the corner flag.
Nowadays, most players celebrate with a little post-goal groove, but Roger started it all. MHD even dedicated a song to him called (you guessed it) Roger Milla.;) ) – an Afro Trap song that’s already racked up 35 million YouTube views. Fans across the globe are clamoring to see Roger Milla dance to Roger Milla. Well, wait no more! The legend himself was goofing around with the Cameroonian team at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and he hit the dance floor, to the delight of all.;)