Ex Chelsea striker Demba Ba the highest scoring African player in Europe

Beşiktaş striker Demba Ba became the highest scoring African player this season when he hit the back of the net against Kasımpaşa on the weekend.

The Black Eagles beat Kasımpaşa, temporarily moving into first place and taking Ba’s goal tally to 25.

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Ba has the highest number of league goals out of African players in Europe. The Sengalese international has hit the back of the net 16 times.

The powerful striker is second highest goalscorer in the Süper Lig, Bursaspor forward Fernandao leads with 17 goals.

Ba joined the Black Eagles on a €6 million move from Chelsea this summer and wears the number nine shirt for Beşiktaş.

The Senegalese international had eight goals and three assists in all competitions for the Blues last season.

The powerful striker already has 25 goals and seven assists for Beşiktaş this season.

Player Team Goal Record
Demba Ba Beşiktaş 16
Ogbeche Cambuur 13
Aubamayang Dortmund 13
Mahgoub Rio Ave 12
Diaby Lille 12