From Cape Town to London via Bloemfontein

The African legacy within the Premier League is a grand one, with several world-class players stemming from the continent. With that being said, if we circle in on South Africa specifically things get a little bit more inconsistent. From the Ronaldos of the world down to the Heskeys, this bunch fall somewhere in the murky middle.

There’s certainly been a few headline making moments for Bafana Bafana as a nation, but just how much of an impact have they made in the greatest league in the world? We’re about to separate the great from the god awful, and as you’ll see a lot of the players that feature on this list can flip flop from one end of the spectrum to the other with ease.

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So there you have it. You may well be a Radebe fanatic, a McCarthy fanboy or you may not have heard of the majority of these players. Whatever the case may be South Africa has established itself as an upcoming breeding ground for top talent that can come over to Europe and make some noise, and that deserves some form of admiration.

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