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May 26 15 9:26 AM

I've found another interesting case. Between 2003 and 2004, Porto won 1 UEFA Cup, 1 Champions League and 1 Intercontinental Cup.
Their forward, Derlei, was very important, scoring 12 goals in UEFA Cup and 3 goals in Champions League. Nevertheless, he never represented Brazil, because closed by monsters like Romário, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho etc...
He was later naturalized Portuguese, but never appeared for the National team.

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May 28 15 1:07 PM

Brazilian goalkeeper Fábio (Cruzeiro-BRA) was drafted many times, but never debuted. Some says he should be the absolute titular of Brazilian goal, but I'm not that radical.

Dejan Petković (retired) played for Yugoslavia, but, for some political issues, etc., never played on Serbia and Montenegro or Serbia. He was on official Brazilian Championship's top XI in 2005 and 2009.

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May 28 15 7:40 PM

Two more, one from England and one from Netherlands.

Ron "Chopper" Harris. He's still the most capped player for Chelsea. Won 1 Cup Winners' Cup in 1971. Very important defender. Rough but also talented. Never played for England.

Joop van Daele. Although he was a defender, he scored probably the most important goal in Feyenoord's history: the decisive 1-0 versus Estudiantes in the 1970 Intercontinental Cup. He also won the UEFA Cup in 1974.

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May 28 15 9:30 PM

Chopper Harris might be another player who never touched the ball.... only the leg.

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Jun 1 15 9:41 AM

How many English champions have never represented their national team!
Another one is Jimmy Case. A very important player for Liverpool in the 1970s and 1980s. He won 3 European Cups and 1 UEFA Cup, scoring also decisive goals.

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Feb 18 17 10:13 AM

Another important player without international caps was without doubt Bernd Dürnberger, a pillar of the powerful Bayern Munich and thrice European champion in the 1970s.
It's extremely interesting to note that four stars of the best European clubs in the 1970s never appeared for their respective national teams:

Heinz Stuy (thrice European champion with Ajax) 0 caps for Netherlands
Horst Blankenburg (thrice European champion with Ajax) 0 caps for West Germany
Bernd Dürnberger (thrice European champion with Bayern Munich) 0 caps for West Germany
Jimmy Case (thrice European champion with Liverpool) 0 caps for England

Football paradoxes...

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Mar 13 17 9:20 PM

Another one who should be mentioned here: Duško Radinović, a very good attacking right back who won the 1990/91 European Cup and the 1991 Intercontinental Cup for Red Star Belgrade. He was selected to represent Yugoslavia for the 1992 European Championship, but the war prevented him to appear at international level.

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