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A History of Africans in the PFA Team of the Year

Goal.com Logo Goal.com | Slide 1 of 9: 2003-04 Lauren, Arsenal: The first African player to make the annual top XI of the Premier League season was Cameroon right-back Lauren, who made the team in 2004 on the back of Arsenal’s remarkable Invincibles season. The Gunners romped to the title without losing a match, and six of Arsene Wenger’s side made the team of the season, with Lauren joined in the defence by Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole.

Lauren Arsenal

2003-04 Lauren, Arsenal: The first African player to make the annual top XI of the Premier League season was Cameroon right-back Lauren, who made the team in 2004 on the back of Arsenal’s remarkable Invincibles season. The Gunners romped to the title without losing a match, and six of Arsene Wenger’s side made the team of the season, with Lauren joined in the defence by Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole.
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