Author of 15 goals and 10 assists in the 2020/2021 Ligue 1 Uber Eats fiscal year, Andy Delort is the top African scorer and passer in the championship which ended last Sunday with a coronation of Lille OSC.
Scoring his best total of goals in a season in French football’s elite, the 29-year-old Algerian striker has scored 15 goals this season in 30 contested games, placing himself in eighth place in the scorers standings. A ranking dominated by the French international of Paris SG, Kylian Mbappé, author of 27 goals in 31 games played. In addition, the former player of AC Ajaccio is preceded by one unit by his teammate at the forefront of the MHSC attack, Gaëtan Laborde, seizing the title of top scorer of the club this season with 16 goals scored. in 38 games played.
On the other hand, thanks to his ten assists delivered, the Algerian striker finished in second place in the classification of the championship passers behind the Dutch international of Olympique Lyonnais Memphis Depay (12). Thus, the performances of the Algerian allowed him to obtain second place in the Marc Vivien Foé Trophy 2021 awarded to the Congolese international of RC Lens Gaël Kakuta.
In addition to Delort, two other African strikers distinguished themselves during the 2020/2021 season, namely Cameroonian Karl Toko Ekambi (OL) and Nigerian Terem Moffi (FC Lorient). The Lyon striker has offered 14 goals in 35 games played with the Gones who finish this season in fourth place in the standings synonymous with qualification in the Europa League.
For his part, the Nigerian Terem Moffi shone this season in the Merlus jersey with 14 goals scored in 32 games played. Arrived last summer from Kortrijk, Moffi stood out this season as one of the revelations of the season in France under the orders of Christophe Pélissier who knew how to maintain his team after a brilliantly led return phase ( Editor’s note: 30 points earned over the last 20 games played) . At the forefront of the Breton attack, the Nigerian distinguished himself in particular during the victory obtained against PSG, but also by scoring a hat-trick against Bordeaux and two doubles against Monaco and OM.
Called up for the selection for the first time, he could thus honor his first cap, on June 4, during the scheduled meeting against Cameroon in Austria. Arrived in Europe in 2017. Terem Moffi started his career in Lithuania with notably a stint at FK Riterai in 2019/2020 with 20 goals scored in 31 games played. A passage that allowed him to join Belgium in early 2020, a six-month period, where his profile appealed to the leaders of the Orient who offered him a four-year contract last summer. A choice that paid off since his performances allowed the Hakes to obtain the maintenance in the elite of French football after three seasons in Ligue 2 BKT.