12 European Internationals With African Blood



Africa is indirectly responsible for producing many world class footballers over the years, though many of these talents never actually represented African countries. Here are 12 stars who chose to play for European nations instead of their country of heritage.


Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see 12 European international stars with African blood, according to Transfermarkt.


England international duo Dele Alli and Joe Gomez both have African heritage, although the pair are tipped to have long and successful careers on the international stage for the Three Lions. While Alli could have played for Nigeria, Gomez could have chosen to represent Gambia.


Two Portugal stars feature in the list – Gelson Martins and Joao Mario. Like many Portuguese stars of…

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