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Nov 19 06 10:58 AM

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I would like to know how many players compete for national teams after being naturalised.
I think of:
Mauro Cameranesi (Argentinian for Italy)
Roberto Colautti (Argentinian for Israel)
Eduardo da Silva (Brazilian for Croatia)
Alessandro dos Santos (Brazilian for Japan)
Rainer Rauffmann (German for Cyprus)
Lilian Thuram (Guadelope for France)
Christian Karembeu (New Caledonia for France)


Could you list some other players?
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Nov 20 06 2:08 PM

Israel has got an Argentinian as well who qualified for Israel thanks to the grandparent rule. Not sure of his name though.

Rep. of Ireland has a few who have Irish grandparents but never lived on the island. Clinton Morrisson for one.

And England has Owen Hargreaves (originally Canadian).

Canada have Tomasz Radzinski (a native of Poland).

Azerbaijan have 3 Brazilian-born players in their team currently

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Nov 21 06 10:13 AM

gerrit wrote:
Israel has got an Argentinian as well who qualified for Israel thanks to the grandparent rule. Not sure of his name though.
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But it´s not Roberto Colautti! He became Israel citizenship,after marrying his israeli girlfriend.
The same story happened to Tunisia.Francileudo dos Santos (Brazilian) married his tunisian girlfriend,and that was probably the best thing he could do for Tunisian football. Jose Clayton became Tunisian already in 1997,although he is Brazilian too.

The german national team has also some "cases"
Gerald Asamoah (born in Ghana) came to Germany with 12 years,
Kevin Kuranyi(born in Rio de Janeiro) came to Germany with 15 years from Panama. Kuranyi is an interesting man. He has Hungarian roots,born in Brazil and grow up in Panama,and came finally to Germany.

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Nov 27 06 6:06 PM

Northern Ireland has a few England-born players as well, who qualified for NI due to the grandparent rule.

Keep it flaming your desire, always rising higher, aim for stars and hit the sky! (Echo & The Bunnymen, 1996 "Evergreen")

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Dec 8 06 6:42 PM

Bonnet wrote:
gerrit wrote:
Israel has got an Argentinian as well who qualified for Israel thanks to the grandparent rule. Not sure of his name though.
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But it´s not Roberto Colautti! He became Israel citizenship,after marrying his israeli girlfriend.
The same story happened to Tunisia.Francileudo dos Santos (Brazilian) married his tunisian girlfriend,and that was probably the best thing he could do for Tunisian football. Jose Clayton became Tunisian already in 1997,although he is Brazilian too.


You are right. It's Colautti, and he didn't get it through the grandparent rule. I was wrongly informed. Colautti it is. Did he convert to judaism as well when he married? I've shown interest in the past in working in Israel for a year, but living permits are so extremely restricted that you have to be Jewish, marry an Israeli, or have a special profession (healthcare, construction works, or... well, footballer!)

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Oct 14 08 9:30 AM

Many players appeared in French national team and were born in foreign countries :

Claude Makélélé (Zaire)
Patrick Vieira (Dakar, Sénégal)
Marcel Desailly (Accra, Ghana)
Luis Fernandez (Tarifa, Spain)
Jean Tigana (Mali)
Hector de Bourgoing (Argentina)
Fred Aston (Austria)

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Oct 14 08 10:30 PM

born in different countries?

Deco and Pepe (Brazil)
Nani and Nelson (Cape Verde)
Bosingwa and Makukula (Zaire)
Manuel da Costa (France)
Danny (Venezuela)

At least those from Portugal recently

In the past a lot of them from the former colonies (most of them from Angola and Mozambique)

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Jul 29 09 5:26 PM

Deni Gaissoumov (Gaisumov ?) : born in Chechnya, he played as defender with Azerbaijan.

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Jul 29 09 5:40 PM

As I was looking for French NT players' birthplace, I saw that many were born in foreign countries.

ALGERIA : while that country was part of French colonial empire many "European" players born there. I will post their names under that form : first name . name (birthplace / year of birth)

Joseph Alcazar (Oran 1911)
Charles Allé (Oran 1904)
Philippe Anziani (Annaba 1961)
William Ayache (Alger 1961)
Emmanuel Aznar (Sidi-Bel-Abbès 1915)

Jean Baeza (Alger 1942)
Charles Bardot (Clauzel 1904)
Jean Bastien (Oran 1915)
Abdelkader Ben Bouali (Chlef 1912)
Abdelazziz Ben Tifour (Hussein-Bey 1927)
Ali Benouna (Chlef 1912)
Fares Bousdira (Tahar 1953)
Saïd Brahimi (Annaba 1931)
Michel Brusseaux (Oran 1913)
Gérard Buscher (Alger 1960)

Max Charbit (Oran 190

Fernand Desrousseaux (Constantine 1885)
Gustave Dubus (Arzew 1910)

Abdelkader Firoud (Oran 1919)
Michel Frutuoso (Oran 1914)

Manuel Garriga (Sidi-Bel-Abbès 1926)
Joseph Gonzalez (Béni Saf 1907)

Abderrhaman Ibrir (Dellys 1919)

Georges Janin (Constantine 1910)
Lucien Jasseron (Oran 1913)

Georges Lamia (Calle 1933)
Jean-François Larios (Sidi-Bel-Abbès 1956)
Ernest Libérati (Oran 1906)
André Liminana (Sidi-Bel-Abbès 1899)
Christian Lopez (Aïn Temouchent 1953)

Khennane Mahi (Mascara 1936)
Rachid Mekhloufi (Sétif 1936)
Ahmed Mihoubi (Bordj El Kiffan 1924)

Célestin Oliver (Mostaghanem 1930)

Bernard Rahis (Blida 1933)
Joseph Rodriguez (Oran 190
Sauveur Rodriguez (Sidi-Bel-Abbès 1920)

Omar Sahnoun (Guerrouma 1955)
Marcel Salva (Alger 1922)
Henri Salvano (Blida 1901)
Jean-Claude Samuel (Guelma 1921)

Alexandre Villaplane (Constantine 1905)

Jacques Wild (Saïda 1905)

Mario Zatelli (Sétif 1912)
Emile Zermani (Alger 1910)
Mustapha Zitouni (Alger 192

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Jul 29 09 5:42 PM

GERMANY :

Edmond Haan (Schorndorf 1943)
Joseph Jadrejak (Gladbach 191
Henri (Heinrich) Skiba (Beuthen 1927)
Edouard Waggi Wawrzeniak (Oberhausen 1912)

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Jul 29 09 5:44 PM

ARGENTINA :

André Chardar (Buenos Aires 1906)
Nestor Combin (Las Rosas 1940)
Hector de Bourgoing (Posadas Misiones 1934)
Michel Lauri (Miguel Angel Lauri) (Zarate 190
Angel Rambert (Buenos Aires 1936)

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Jul 29 09 5:46 PM

AUSTRIA :

Mathieu André (Andreas Matthaüs) (Vienna 1909)
René Charrier (Innsbruck 1951)
Rudolf Rudy Hiden (Graz 1909)
Henri (Heinrich) Hiltl (Vienna 1910)
Auguste Gusti Jordan (Linz 1909)

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Jul 29 09 5:48 PM

IVORY COAST :

Basile Boli (Adjomé 1967)
Martin Djetou (Brogohio 1974)
Narcisse-Olivier Kapo-Obou (Abidjan 1980)

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