He had a liking for the FA Cup in an English football career that memorably started with Carlisle United.

And Francois Zoko's place in the history of the competition has been revealed.

The ex-Blues star features highly on the list of the highest-scoring African players to have featured in the famous competition.

According to statistics published by the Football Association, only three Africa-born players have scored more goals than Zoko in the history of the cup.

The Ivorian's tally of 11 puts him behind countryman Didier Drogba and Nigeria star Yakubu, who have 12.

Leading the table, meanwhile, is Leicester's Nigerian frontman Kelechi Iheanacho, whose winner in the recent semi-final against Southampton took him to 13.

The information was tweeted on the Emirates FA Cup account:

Zoko comes ahead of stars such as Salomon Kalou, Yaya Toure and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Zoko plundered a host of FA Cup goals for Carlisle as well as future clubs Stevenage and Yeovil.

In his first season in Cumbria - 2010/11 - he scored three in the competition; two against Tipton and one against Tamworth.

He later scored against the Cumbrians in the cup for Yeovil in the 2015/16 campaign.

Zoko spent two seasons with the Blues after joining in the summer of 2010 following spells in French, Turkish and Belgian football.

The 37-year-old is now head of academy at non-league club Newark.