Five African nations are playing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Over the years, there have been some exceptional African players who have competed on football’s greatest stage.

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Using our interactive tool, pick your all-time African World Cup dream team from our shortlist, put together by a panel of BBC Africa football experts. Share your team with friends and get stats about your players’ World Cup history.

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Development by Olawale Malomo, Design by Olaniyi Adebimpe, Produced by Hugo Williams


Team profiles are constructed from stats on Attacking strength looks at the number of goals scored by your team and the average number of goals scored by teams your midfielders and forwards have played in. Defensive strength looks at the average number of goals conceded by teams your defence and goalkeeper have played in. Discipline looks at total red and yellow cards. Experience looks at how many tournaments your players appeared at and how many appearances they have made. It’s just a bit of fun. We don’t expect to see international managers using these methods in their team selections.