Revealed: French League 1 dominates AFCON 2019, EPL second
Revealed: French League 1 dominates AFCON 2019, EPL second
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Revealed: French League 1 dominates AFCON 2019, EPL second

The French Ligue 1 will have the highest number of footballers playing at AFCON 2019, Futaa looks at the numbers to see which league’s trail closely behind.

With most West African former French colonies having underfunded and close to none existent domestic leagues, many footballers earn their living in Europe.

With a total of 287 foreign-based players at this year’s AFCON, a staggering 89 footballers enjoy livelihood in France's Ligue 1.

England and Turkey follow behind with 42 and 29 respective, while the South African Premier League leads on the African continent with 42 players at AFCON 2019.

Full numbers outside of Africa:

1. 🇫🇷 France - 89
2. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England - 42
3. 🇹🇷 Turkey - 29
4. 🇵🇹 Portugal - 27
5. 🇧🇪 Belgium - 21
6. 🇪🇸 Spania - 20
7. 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia - 18
8. 🇩🇪 Germany - 15
9. 🇮🇹 Italy - 15
10. 🇬🇷 Greece - 11

AFCON 2019 kicks off this Friday 21 June. Catch Egypt vs Zimbabwe live on Futaa!