Harambee Stars top goal scorers in history – the top 5

Harambee Stars top goal scorers in history – the top 5
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Discover the legendary goal-scorers of the Harambee Stars! Unearth the top 5 leading goal-scorers in the history of Kenya's national football team and their incredible feats in this riveting compilation.

In the colorful tapestry of Kenya‘s rich footballing history, few stories resonate as deeply as those of the prolific goal-scorers who have graced the Harambee Stars.

These remarkable athletes have not only etched their names into the annals of Kenyan sports but have also ignited the passion and pride of a nation.

Join us on a captivating journey as we unveil the top 5 goal scorers in the history of the Harambee Stars, celebrating their remarkable achievements and the indelible impact they've had on Kenyan football.

From the thrilling highs to the historic moments, this exploration will showcase the brilliance and dedication of these footballing icons who've left an enduring legacy on the pitch.

The top 5 goal scorers in Harambee Stars history

William ‘Chege’ Ouma – 35 goals

At the pinnacle of Kenya's footballing history stands William, a true icon of the sport, and the undisputed leader in the list of Harambee Stars' top goal scorers.

William's illustrious career with the national team spanned from 1965 to 1977, a period that saw him become a beacon of hope and inspiration for football enthusiasts across the nation.

Over the course of his 66 appearances in the Harambee Stars jersey, William left an indelible mark by finding the back of the net an astounding 35 times.

His remarkable scoring prowess, dedication, and unwavering commitment to representing Kenya on the international stage continue to serve as an enduring testament to his legacy as one of the greatest footballers the nation has ever produced.

Dennis Oliech – 34 goals

Harambee Stars' Dennis Oliech in action
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Notably, Dennis Oliech is second on the all-time top scorer's list for the Harambee Stars, with a remarkable tally of 34 goals.

Oliech's prolific career with the national team spanned from 2002 to 2016, a period in which he consistently showcased his scoring prowess and unwavering dedication to the Kenyan cause.

Across 76 appearances for the Stars, Oliech's ability to find the back of the net became a source of pride and inspiration for Kenyan football fans.

His impressive goal-scoring record solidified his status as a true legend of the game and a key figure in the modern history of the Harambee Stars.

Elijah Lidonde – 33 goals

Elijah's name shines brightly among the elite ranks of both players and coaches in the history of the national team.

As one of the finest strikers to grace the Harambee Stars, Elijah left an indelible mark during his 26 appearances for the team, spanning from 1950 to 1961.

What truly sets him apart is his extraordinary ability to find the back of the net, amassing a remarkable 33 goals during his playing career. However, his contribution to Kenyan football didn't stop there.

Elijah's passion and knowledge for the game led him to also serve as a coach for the national team, further cementing his legacy as a dual-threat footballing icon and an integral part of Kenya's footballing history.

Ali Kajo – 26 goals

Kajo, an iconic figure in the realm of Kenyan football, stands as a testament to the greatness of his era. Sadly, he departed this world at the age of 78, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire generations of football enthusiasts.

Kajo's remarkable career with the Harambee Stars saw him make 32 appearances for the national team, a period during which he showcased his exceptional skills and goal-scoring prowess.

His impressive tally of 26 goals solidifies his reputation as one of the greatest players to have ever donned the Kenyan jersey.

While he may no longer grace the pitch, Kajo's memory lives on, eternally celebrated for his significant contributions to the rich tapestry of Kenyan football history.

Livingstone Madegwa – 26 goals

Livingstone Madegwa, a distinguished figure in Kenyan football, made his mark as both a former AFC Leopards player and a key contributor to the national team, the Harambee Stars.

His career, which spanned from 1964 to 1972, witnessed him don the national colors with pride in 49 matches.

Madegwa's remarkable ability to find the back of the net resulted in an impressive 26 goals for the Stars, solidifying his reputation as a talented and prolific striker.

His legacy continues to shine brightly, serving as a source of inspiration for aspiring footballers and a testament to the enduring passion for the game in Kenya.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.