Tuesday, 17 July 2012

League Of Nations

The impending arrival of Nick Proschwitz, Hull City's first German player, got me thinking about how many different nations have been represented in Black and Amber over the years. Using the 209 FIFA members as a guide, I started to make a list. Place of Birth or International representation counted as criteria. I got to 42. It's now up to 48 with help from the Tiger Nation.

2016 update: 56!

Algeria - Kamel Ghilas
Angola - Rui Marques, Manucho
Argentina - Adrian Caceres
Antigua and Barbuda - Marc Joseph, Calaum Jahraldo-Martin
Australia - Jason Van Blerk, Richard Garcia
Austria - Martin Pusic
Bermuda - Kyle Lightbourne
Bosnia-Herzegovina - Eldin Jakupović
Brazil - Geovanni, Adriano Basso
Canada - Patrick Dickinson
Cayman Islands - Jamie Wood
Congo DR - Dieumerci Mbokani
Côte d'Ivoire - Yann Ekra, Yannick Sagbo
Croatia - Nikica Jelavic
Denmark - Viggo Jensen, Henrik Pedersen
Egypt - Amr Zaki, Gedo, Ahmed FathiEngland - Raich Carter, Ken Wagstaff, Dean Windass
Faroe Islands - Julian Johnsson
Finland - Mauno Rintanen
France - Bernard Mendy
Gabon - Daniel Cousin
Germany - Nick Proschwitz
Gibraltar - Scott Wiseman
Greece - Stelios Giannakopoulos
Grenada - Delroy Facey
Guinea - Kamil Zayatte
Guyana - Leon Cort
Honduras - Maynor Figueroa
Hungary - Peter Halmosi, Peter Gulacsi
India - Paddy Mills
Italy - Vito Mannone
Jamaica - Theo Whitmore, Ian Goodison, Marlon King
Netherlands - Richard Sneekes, George Boateng, Jan Venegoor Of Hesslink
New Zealand - Heremaia Ngata
Nigeria - Jay-Jay Okocha, Seyi Olofinjana
Northern Ireland - Alan Fettis, Roy Carroll, Stuart Elliott
Norway - Joshua King, Adama Diomande
Peru - Nolberto Solano
Portugal - Sergio Leite, Ricardo Vaz Te
Republic of Ireland - Ken De Mange, Caleb Folan, Paul McShane
Scotland - Ian McKechnie, Paul Hunter, Robert Snodgrass
Senegal - Ibrahima Sonko, Mo Diame
Seychelles - Kevin Betsy
Slovakia - Dusan Kuciak
Slovenia - Robert Koren
South Africa - George Wienand (?)
Spain - Antonio Doncel, Daniel Ayala
St. Kitts and Nevis - Kevin Francis
St. Lucia - Colin Alcide
Switzerland - Eldin Jakupović
Trinidad and Tobago - Clint Marcelle, Tony Warner
Tunisia - Tijani Belaid
Uruguay - Abel Hernandez
USA - Jozy Altidore, Brad Guzan
Wales - Boaz Myhill
Zambia - Iain Hesford

3 comments:

  1. Shame on me I didn't think of Mauno Rintanen - but I was in kindergarten when he played four games with amateur status for City in 1956-1957. He was the first Finnish football player in England, followed by some better known goal keepers like Antti Niemi and Jussi Jääskeläinen.

    MR was Finnish champion 1945 and 1948 with Vaasan Palloseura and made 170 performances in Finnish highest division, 7 in Finnish National team + in the national team at Olympics in Helsinki 1952.
    The football player of the year 1953.

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