Top Zambian Players to Play in Europe
Zambia has a rich and storied history in football, with a passionate fan base and a strong tradition of producing talented players.
While many Zambian footballers have made their mark in domestic leagues and on the international stage, some have taken their skills to Europe, competing at the highest level of club football.
In this article, we will highlight some of the trailblazing Zambian footballers who have made their mark in European football.
Kalusha Bwalya is undoubtedly one of the most iconic figures in Zambian football history. Born
on August 16, 1963, in Mufulira, Zambia, Bwalya made a significant impact both domestically
and in Europe.
During his career, he played for several clubs in Europe, including Cercle Brugge in Belgium, PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and Club America in Mexico.
However, his most notable stint was at PSV Eindhoven, where he became a household name in European
Eindhoven is one of the top sides not only in the Netherlands but also in Europe,
regarded as top favorites to battle Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord for the Eredivisie title this
Zambia betting fans can bet on all the Eredivisie matches on the Bettors.co.zm website.
Bwalya & crowning achievement came in 1988 when he won the African Footballer of the Year
He was an integral part of the Zambian national team, known as the & Chipolopolo," and
represented his country in three African Cup tournaments and a FIFA World Cup.
Emmanuel Mayuka is another Zambian talent who made his mark in European football. Born on
November 21, 1990, in Kabwe, Zambia, Mayuka & rise to prominence began at Swiss club BSC
Young Boys, where he showcased his goal scoring prowess.
He later moved to Southampton FC in the English Premier League in 2012, becoming one of the few Zambian players to play in one of Europe & top leagues.
Mayuka & memorable moment came during the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, where he scored the winning goal in the final against Ivory Coast, helping Zambia claim their first-ever continental
Rainford Kalaba is a versatile midfielder who has enjoyed domestic and European success. Born on August 14, 1986, in Mapulanga, Zambia, Kalaba started his European journey with Portuguese club Sporting Braga.
He later joined TP Mazembe in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he played a pivotal role in their success, including reaching the FIFA Club World Cup final.
Kalaba & skillful dribbling and creativity on the field earned him recognition as one of Africa & top midfielders.
He has been an integral part of the Zambian national team and played a crucial role in their Africa Cup of Nations triumph in 2012.