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FOOTBALL: African Players who Represented other Non-African Countries in The 2018 World Cup


The List of Footballers of African Origine who represented other countries out of Africa in the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Cape verde:
Manuel Fernandes (Portugal)
Gelson Matins (Portugal)
Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland)

William Carvahlo (Portugal)
Blaise Matuidi (France)

Pione Sisto (Denmark)

Yussuf poulsen (Denmark)
Marcus Rashford (England)

DR Congo:
Presnel kimpembe (France)
Steven N’zonzi (France)
Steve Mandanda (France)
Denise Zakaria (Switzerland)
Vincent Kompany (Belgium)
Rumelu Lukaku (Belgium)
Youri Teilemans (Belgium)
Dedryk Boyata (Belgium)
Michy Batshuayi (Belgium)

Samuel Umtiti (France)
Kylian Mbappe (France)
Francois Moubandje (Switzerland)
Breel Embolo (Swwitzerland)
Yvon Mvogo (Switzerland)

Paul Pogba (France)

Ousmann Dembele (France)
N’Golo Kante (France)
Moussa Dembele (Belgium)

Adil Rami (France)
Nabil Fekir (France)
Marrouane Fellaini (Belgium)
Nacer Chadli (Belgium)

Benjamin Mendy (France)
Thomas Lemar (France)

Manuel akanji (Switzerland)
Delle Ali (England)

Cote d’Ivoire:
Johan Djourou (Switzerland)

Sierra Leone:
Antonio Rudiger (Germany)

Jerome Boateng (Germany)
Danny welbeck (England)

Little Facts:
From the above statistic of the Footballers of African descent, it can be seen that;

– France has the highest number of players of African origine (13), followed by Belgium and Switzerland with eight and seven players respectively.
– Democratic Republic of Congo has the most number of players in the diaspora at the World Cup being 9 in number.
– All the countries that have players of African descent in the world cup are from Europe.
– La Francophonie countries have the most players of arican descent in their national teams in the world cup [Majority of the players are also of La Francophonie African descent]
– So far, most of the players are defenders.
– There are just two keepers among the players (Yvon Mvogo CMR/SWISS, and Steve Mandanda DRC/FRA).
– Belgium has majority of players originating from a common country (Being that most of the Africans in Belgium are of Congelese descent)
– DR Congo as well has a majority of players playing for a common team (most of their players play for Belgium as well).

Source: Menthem



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