Here is a compilation list of Nigeria and star African players that has played for the dou spanish giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Mutiu Adepoju (Nigeria)
A key figure in Nigeria’s Golden Generation of the mid-1990s. He represented the Super Eagles at three World Cups and won the Nations Cup in 1994. Mutiu Adepoju enjoyed a long career in Spain after joining Real Madrid from Julius Berger in 1989. He featured regularly for Los Blancos’ B team during his three-year stint in the capital, Mutiu Adepoju was a talented and versatile midfielder
Michael Essien (Ghana)
A legend at home and abroad, the former Chelsea versatile midfielder played for Real madrid on loan for a season in 2012 before moving to Seria A to play for Ac Milan.
Seydou Keita (Mali)
Keita is one of the best African players in history. The Mali International midfielder played for Barcelona under Pep Guardiola and was really a key player in the squad he won 14 trophies with the catalonia side before leaving.
Alex Song (Cameroon)
The former Arsenal the box-to-box midfielder join Barcelona from Arsenal. The Defensive midfielder was indispensable for both arsenal and Cameroon, but didn’t quite live up to expectation in Barcelona and he subsequently returned to England on loan at West Ham United. He currently plays for Rubin Kazan in Russia
Emmanuel Amuneke (Nigeria)
The Nigeria football star was a glittering wideman during his days though didn’t really enjoy his stint at Barcelona due to injuries. The 1994 African Footballer of the Year played for Barcelona from 1996 to 2000
Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo)
The Togolese professional footballer is always a fan favorite at every club he played, but he is also known for his controversial nature the former arsenal and man city forward briefly enjoy a loan spell with Los Blancos in 2011.
Mahamadou Diarra (Mali)
Though doesn’t always get the praise and credit he deserves for the consistent excellence and balance he brought to the Real Madrid squad during his time at the Bernabeu. The Mali international played for Madrid Between 2002 and 2008.
Geremi Njitap (Cameroon)
The former Newcastle and Chelsea midfielder played for Real Madrid from 1999 to 2003 (during the Galatico era) and won two champions league during his stint with the club.
Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon)
Eto’o is regarded as one of the greatest striker in the world. The Cameroonian player played for five years at Barcelona, where he has an impressive collection of titles. The former African player award holder has also played for Madrid briefly at the beginning of his career.
Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)
Yaya was a key part of the Barca squad that begun to revolutionized football under Pep Gaurdiola. The four-time African Player of the Year has been arguably the key inspiration behind City’s recent rise to dominance, and he finally looks to have won over Guardiola at the Etihad