The Most Famous

SOCCER PLAYERS from Togo

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This page contains a list of the greatest Togolese Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 16,923 Soccer Players, 21 of which were born in Togo. This makes Togo the birth place of the 75th most number of Soccer Players behind Uzbekistan and Jamaica.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Togolese Soccer Players of all time. This list of famous Togolese Soccer Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Togolese Soccer Players.

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1. Emmanuel Adebayor (1984 - )

With an HPI of 63.58, Emmanuel Adebayor is the most famous Togolese Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 56 different languages on wikipedia.

Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor (French pronunciation: ​[ɛmanɥɛl adəbɛjɔʁ]; born 26 February 1984) is a Togolese professional footballer who plays as a striker. He previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, as well as French side Metz, Monégasque team Monaco, Spanish team Real Madrid, Turkish clubs İstanbul Başakşehir and Kayserispor, and Paraguay's Olimpia Asunción. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2008 while playing at Arsenal, and during his latter career, he became the most iconic signing in Paraguayan football and the highest paid player in the country's history when he joined Olimpia Asunción in 2020.Adebayor represented the Togo national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the country's debut, and to date only, appearance at the World Cup. In January 2010, Adebayor was one of the players involved when the Togo team's bus came under gunfire on the way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, after which he retired from national team duty. In 2013, he returned to the Togo team for the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa, where he helped them to qualify for the quarter-finals. He is currently Togo's all-time top goalscorer with 32 goals.

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2. Mohamed Kader (1979 - )

With an HPI of 53.26, Mohamed Kader is the 2nd most famous Togolese Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Mohamed Abdel-Kader Coubadja-Touré (born 8 April 1979) is a Togolese former professional footballer who played as a forward.

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3. Massamasso Tchangai (1978 - 2010)

With an HPI of 50.72, Massamasso Tchangai is the 3rd most famous Togolese Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Komi Massamasso Tchangai (8 August 1978 – 8 August 2010) was a Togolese professional footballer who played as a defender.

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4. Kossi Agassa (1978 - )

With an HPI of 50.42, Kossi Agassa is the 4th most famous Togolese Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 27 different languages.

Kossi Agassa (born 2 July 1978) is a French-Togolese former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He spent most of his club career in France. Between 1999 and 2017, he made 74 FIFA-official appearances for the Togo national team. Having played for the Étoile Filante de Lomé in Togo and Africa Sports in the Ivory Coast, he moved to French club FC Metz in 2002 where he stayed until 2006. Following a one-year stint at Spanish club Hércules CF, he joined Stade de Reims in 2008 where he amassed 167 league appearances during an eight-year stay interrupted by a loan to FC Istres in the 2009–10 season. He ended his career after one season at US Granville.

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5. Jean-Paul Abalo (1975 - )

With an HPI of 49.92, Jean-Paul Abalo is the 5th most famous Togolese Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Jean-Paul Yaovi Dosseh Abalo (born 26 June 1975 in Lomé, Togo) is a former Togolese football defender and current coach of the Togo national under-20 football team.

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6. Moustapha Salifou (1983 - )

With an HPI of 46.96, Moustapha Salifou is the 6th most famous Togolese Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 30 different languages.

Moustapha Salifou (born 1 June 1983) is a Togolese former professional footballer who played mostly as a midfielder. He has represented the Togo national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He spent four years at English Premier League club Aston Villa, the rest of his professional career has been spent at lower levels of the German, French and Swiss league systems.

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7. Daré Nibombé (1980 - )

With an HPI of 46.95, Daré Nibombé is the 7th most famous Togolese Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Daré Nibombé (born 16 June 1980 in Lomé) is a Togolese former defender who last played for RBD Borinage. He is currently the head coach of the U21 squad of Tubize.Nibombé started his football career in Togo. In 1999, he was transferred to ASKO Kara the most important football team in Togo. After two years he was transferred to Ghanaian team Liberty Professionals F.C. but after a couple of seasons, Nibombé returned to AS Douanes in Togo.

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8. Djené Dakonam (1991 - )

With an HPI of 46.67, Djené Dakonam is the 8th most famous Togolese Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Dakonam Ortega Djené (born 31 December 1991), simply known as Djené, is a Togolese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Getafe CF, whom he captains, and the Togo national team. Mainly a centre-back, he can also play as a right-back.

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9. Yao Aziawonou (1979 - )

With an HPI of 46.43, Yao Aziawonou is the 9th most famous Togolese Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Yao Kaka Aziawonou (born 30 November 1979 in Lomé) is a former Togolese football midfielder who played for FC Winterthur. He also played for FC Nantes, FC Sion, FC Wangen bei Olten, FC Basel, FC Thun, Servette FC, BSC Young Boys, FC Luzern (on loan) and BSC Young Boys. He was a member of the Togo national football team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup.

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10. Peniel Mlapa (1991 - )

With an HPI of 45.33, Peniel Mlapa is the 10th most famous Togolese Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Peniel Kokou Mlapa (born 20 February 1991) is a Togolese footballer who plays as a striker for Ittihad Kalba . He also holds German citizenship.

Pantheon has 21 people classified as soccer players born between 1975 and 1994. Of these 21, 20 (95.24%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include Emmanuel Adebayor, Mohamed Kader, and Kossi Agassa. The most famous deceased soccer players include Massamasso Tchangai. As of October 2020, 8 new soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Djené Dakonam, Ouro-Nimini Tchagnirou, and Ihlas Bebou.

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