Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Soccer Players with International Names

Having watched Petr Cech, Jason Scotland, Stephen Ireland, and Matt Jordan play in recent weeks, I randomly wondered if there were other soccer players around the world with a country or a national identity in their name. It turns out there are quite a few and the funny thing is, besides Stephen Ireland and Petr Cech, most of these players with a "nation-name" wouldn't qualify to play internationally for the country in their name.


Player Name - Club (Club Nation)

Hamlet Armenian - South Melbourne (Australia)

Xavier Andorra - CD Binefar (Spain)

Mahmoud Reza Bahraini - Shamoushak (Iran)

Biko Brazil - KFC Dessel Spor (Netherlands)

Bulgária - Colinas (Brazil)

Omri Canada - Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel)

Petr Cech - Chelsea FC (England)

Bruno China - Leixões (Portugal)

Jamie England - Chelmsford City (England)

Tommy English - Durham City AFC (England)

Tony Finn - AFC Wimbledon (England)

Ryan France - Hull City (England)

Rob French - Ebbsfleet United (England)

Antonio German - QPR (England)

Gael Germany - AC Arles (France)

Lloyd Irish - Yeovil Town (England)

Stephen Ireland - Manchester City (England)

Vincenzo Italiano - Chievo (Italy)

Matt Jordan - Montreal Impact (Canada)

Mexico Leututu - Leone Lions (American Samoa)

Dmytro Moldovan - Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)

Daniel Montenegro - Independiente (Argentina)

Ken Oman - Bohemians (Republic of Ireland)

Dutch Ranyawa - F.C. AK (South Africa)

Danilo Portugal - Vitoria FC (Brazil)

Jason Scotland - Swansea City (England)

Senegal - Londrina Esporte Clube (Brazil)

Israel Sesay - Los Angeles Galaxy (USA)

Samuel Slovák - ŠK Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia)

Toby Spain - Penrhyncoch F.C. (Wales)

Serdar Sudan - A.dermirspor (Turkey)

Yemen Taş - Kartalspor (Turkey)

Adrian Trinidad - Perth Glory (Australia)

Wayne Turk - Salisbury City (England)

Gary Wales - Kilmarnock (Scotland)

Andy Welsh - Yeovil Town (England)

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