Monday, August 11, 2008

Beijing Olympic Players in Home Nation Domestic Leagues

These are all of the players on the Olympic Soccer rosters that play their club soccer in the country they represent. It varies quite a bit, from 17 out of 18 Italian players based in Italy to only 2 players from Cameroon playing in their home domestic league. This post came about because during the US games I noticed that it was almost MLS (USA) vs. J-League (Japan) and Eredivisie (Netherlands) based teams with a few exceptions.

GROUP A

Argentina - 17%
Luciano Fabián Monzón - Boca Juniors
Juan Román Riquelme - Boca Juniors
Diego Buonanotte - River Plate

Australia - 50%
Tando Velaphi - Perth Glory
Nikolai Topor-Stanley - Perth Glory
Nikita Rukavytsya - Perth Glory
Jade North - Newcastle Jets
Stuart Musialik - Sydney FC
Mark Bridge - Sydney FC
Kristian Sarkies - Adelaide United
Billy Celeski - Melbourne Victory
Archie Thompson - Melbourne Victory

Côte d'Ivoire - 28%
Vincent de Paul Angban - ASEC Mimosas
Serge Wawa - ASEC Mimosas
Antoine N'Gossan - ASEC Mimosas
Christian Fabrice Okoua - Africa Sports
Mamadou Bagayoko - Africa Sports

Serbia - 44%
Saša Stamenković - Napredak Kruševac
Predrag Pavlović - Napredak Kruševac
Marko Jovanović - Partizan
Ljubomir Fejsa - Partizan
Zoran Tošić - Partizan
Nenad Tomović - Red Star Belgrade
Andrija Kaluđerović - OFK Beograd
Dušan Tadić - Vojvodina

GROUP B

Japan - 89%
Shusaku Nichikawa - Oita Trinita
Masato Morishige - Oita Trinita
Kaito Yamamoto - Shimizu S-Pulse
Takuya Honda - Shimizu S-Pulse
Shinji Okazaki - Shimizu S-Pulse
Maya Yoshida - Nagoya Grampus
Hiroki Mizumoto - Kyoto Sanga FC
Yuto Nagatomo - FC Tokyo
Yohei Kajiyama - FC Tokyo
Atsuto Uchida - Kashima Antlers
Michihiro Yasuda - Gamba Osaka
Hajime Hosogai - Urawa Red Diamonds
Hiroyuki Taniguchi - Kawasaki Frontale
Shinji Kagawa - Cerezo Osaka
Yohei Toyoda - Montedio Yamagata
Tadanari Lee - Kashiwa Reysol

Netherlands - 72%
Piet Velthuizen - Vitesse
Kenneth Vermeer - Ajax
Urby Emanuelson - Ajax
Dirk Marcellis - PSV
Erik Pieters - PSV
Otman Bakkal - PSV
Kew Jaliens - AZ
Kees Luyckx - AZ
Calvin Jong-a-Pin - Heerenveen
Gerald Sibon - Heerenveen
Roy Beerens - Heerenveen
Jonathan de Guzman - Feyenoord
Roy Makaay - Feyenoord

Nigeria - 28%
Ambruse Vanzekin - Akwa United
Ikechukwu Ezenwa - Ocean Boys
Chibuzor Okonkwo - Bayelsa United FC
Monday James - Bayelsa United FC
Efe Ambrose - Kaduna United

USA - 44%
Chris Seitz - Real Salt Lake
Patrick Ianni - Houston Dynamo
Stuart Holden - Houston Dynamo
Michael Parkhurst - New England Revolution
Dax McCarty - FC Dallas
Robbie Rogers - Columbus Crew
Sacha Kljestan - Chivas USA
Brian McBride - Chicago Fire


Group C

Belgium - 39%
Logan Bailly - Racing Genk
Faris Haroun - Racing Genk
Laurent Ciman - Club Brugge
Jeroen Simaeys - Club Brugge
Marouane Fellaini - Standard Liège
Landry Mulemo - Standard Liège
Stijn De Smet - Cercle Brugge

Brazil - 33%
Renan - International
Alex Silva - São Paulo
Hernanes - São Paulo
Thiago Silva - Fluminense
Thiago Neves - Fluminense
Ramires - Cruzeiro

China PR - 89%
Qiu Shengjiong - Shanghai Shenhua
Li Weifeng - Shanghai Shenhua
Shen Longyuan - Shanghai Shenhua
Gao Lin - Shanghai Shenhua
Liu Zhenli - Qingdao Jonoon
Jiang Ning - Qingdao Jonoon
Tan Wangsong - Tianjin Teda
Hao Junmin - Tianjin Teda
Feng Xiaoting - Dalian Shide
Zhao Xuri - Dalian Shide
Yuan Weiwei - Shandong Luneng
Zhou Haibin - Shandong Luneng
Han Peng - Shandong Luneng
Cui Peng - Shandong Luneng
Wan Houliang - Shaanxi Chanba
Chen Tao - Changsha Ginde

New Zealand - 61%
Jacob Spoonley - Wellington Phoenix (A-League)
Aaron Scott - Wellington Phoenix (A-League)
Liam Little - Otago United
Ian Hogg - Hawke's Bay United
Sam Jenkins - Hawke's Bay United
Cole Peverly - Hawke's Bay United
Jeremy Brockie - Hawke's Bay United
Sam Messam - Hawke's Bay United
Cole Tinkler - Team Wellington
Daniel Ellensohn - Team Wellington
Shaun van Rooyen - Waikato FC

GROUP D

Cameroon - 11%
Armour Patrick Tignyemb - Tonnerre Yaoundé
Paul Rolland Bebey Kingué - Les Astres

Honduras - 83%
Kevin Hernandez - Victoria
Obed Enamorado - Vida
Quiarol Arzu - Platense
Marvin Sánchez - Platense
David Molina - Motagua
Rigoberto Padilla - Motagua
Jorge Claros - Motagua
Luis Rodas - Motagua
Jefferson Bernardez - Motagua
Luis López - Motagua
Erick Norales - Marathon
David Álvarez - Marathon
Andres Morales - Real España
Carlos Pavón - Real España
Ramon Nunez - Olimpia

Italy - 94%
Emiliano Viviano - Brescia
Andrea Consigli - Atalanta
Marco Motta - Udinese
Andrea Coda - Udinese
Paolo De Ceglie - Juventus
Claudio Marchisio - Juventus
Sebastian Giovinco - Juventus
Domenico Criscito - Genoa
Salvatore Bocchetti - Genoa
Lorenzo De Silvestri - Lazio
Tommaso Rocchi - Lazio
Antonio Nocerino - Palermo
Riccardo Montolivo - Fiorentina
Daniele Dessena - Sampdoria
Robert Acquafresca - Cagliari
Ignazio Abate - Torino
Luca Cigarini - Parma

Korea Republic - 89%
Jung Sung-Ryong - Seongnam Ilhwa
Kim Jung-Woo - Seongnam Ilhwa
Song Yoo-Geol - Incheon United
Shin Kwang-Hoon - Pohang Steelers
Kang Min-Soo - Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Kim Jin-Kyu - Busan l'Park
Kim Kun-Hoan - Kyun Hee University
Oh Jang-Eun - Ulsan Hyundai
Lee Chung-Yong - FC Seoul
Ki Sung-Yong - FC Seoul
Park Chu-Young - FC Seoul
Kim Seung-Yong - Gwangju Sangmu Phoenix
Baek Ji-Hoon - Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Shin Young-Rok - Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Lee Keun-Ho - Daegu FC


Percent from Home Domestic Leagues:
94% - Italy
89% - China PR
89% - Korea Republic
89% - Japan
83% - Honduras
72% - Netherlands
61% - New Zealand
50% - Australia
44% - Serbia
44% - USA
39% - Belgium
33% - Brazil
28% - Côte d'Ivoire
28% - Nigeria
17% - Argentina
11% - Cameroon

Most Represented Clubs (Home Nation Players only)
6 - Motagua (Honduras)
5 - Hawke's Bay United (New Zealand)
4 - Shanghai Shenhua (China)
4 - Shandong Luneng (China)
3 - Heerenveen (Netherlands)
3 - PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands)
3 - Shimizu S-Pulse (Japan)
3 - Partizan (Serbia)
3 - ASEC Mimosas (Cote d'Ivoire)
3 - Perth Glory (Australia)

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