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msafi ri 94 FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND MANAGERS ( AS VOTED FOR BY AFRICAN FANS) never consider changing the club they support, whilst 93% encourage their children to follow the same team. The average African fan spends more than fi ve hours a week following Barclays Premier League action ( 46%) with over half ( 52%) stating that they watch as many matches as they can, regardless of whether their favourite team is playing. Wigan and Egypt striker, Amr Zaki , said, " I'm not surprised at all by the superb response of African fans to the survey. The Barclays Premier League is a way of life for many fans all over Africa and, for me personally, it's a great honour to be named amongst the favourite players of African supporters." THE SPECIAL ONES According to those in Africa, Barcelona's Argentinian maestro Lionel Messi is the one player above all others that they would most like to see grace the Barclays Premier League, whilst 77% of fans in Africa would like to see former Chelsea manager and self proclaimed ' Special One' Jose Mourinho return to England. David Beckham may be only the third favourite player of all time, but his wonder goal from the half- way line against Wimbledon in 1996 tops the list of the most memorable moments in the Barclays Premier League to date. Jose Mourinho's infamous fi rst press conference in English football, announcing himself as a ' Special One', took second place followed by favourite club Manchester United winning the fi rst ever Premier League title back in 1993. AFRICA: DIVIDED OR UNITED? Africa can boast some of the best players in English football, with the likes of Michael Essien, Didier Drogba and Nwankwo Kanu all enjoying great success since their arrival in the Barclays Premier League. However, only Togo's Emmanuel Adebyor and Egypt's Amr David Beckham Thierry Henry 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% TOP 3 FAVOURITE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS Manchester United ArsenalLiverpool 35% 24% 22% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% TOP 3 FAVOURITE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS Cristiano Ronaldo Steven Gerrard Fernando Torres 40% 35% 34% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% TOP 3 FAVOURITE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE MANAGERS Sir Alex Ferguson Arsene Wenger Rafael Benitez 35% 26% 18%

msafi ri 95 Cesc Fabregas Sir Alex Ferguson Emmanuel Adebayor Kaka 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% MOST POPULAR AFRICAN PLAYERS IN THE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Emmanuel Adebayor Amr Zaki Didier Drogba 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% TOP 3 FAVOURITE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS OF ALL TIME Thierry Henry Eric Cantona David Beckham 37% 29% 25% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Kaka 43% 18% 9% Michael EricDavid Essien 11% 11% 6% 4%