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Opinion: 9 African Origin Footballers Who Chose to Represent European Countries

Source: Trueafrica

Few players of African descent have the option of choosing which country they want to represent. Some players have retired from professional football, while others have decided not to represent their country.

 1. Zinedine Zidane

 It is true that France has a long history of producing African players and more than half of the 23 men who made it to the 2018 World Cup have ties to nine different African countries. Famous attacking midfielder Zinedine Zidane is undoubtedly France's best importer. Born to Algerian parents in southern France, Zizu mentions his parents' strict upbringing. He prefers to play for France rather than Algeria

 2. Paul Pogba.

 Paul Pogba was eligible to play for the Guinea national team because both of his parents are Guinean. Paul, the 31-year-old brother of Florentine Pogba, was chosen to represent Guinea.

 3. Patrick Vieira

 Like Zidane, Vieira was a member of the French team that won the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 team that won the Euros. Born in Dakar, Senegal, Vieira is a talented player who has won 107 international titles. Vieira spent most of his playing career in France, where he studied football and has since retired to coach. He is currently coaching Crystal Palace.

 4. Jerome Boateng.

 The Boateng family, like Paul Pogba's family, have decided to play for various clubs. Kevin-Prince Boateng chose to play for the national team to honor his Ghanaian roots, and Jerome was a long-serving German international.

 5. Ngolo Kante

 Due to their high level of competition, African players and players of African descent choose to represent any African national team. Ngolo Kante is not one of them. He chose to compete in the French national team, and not only did he succeed, but because of his decision he became the 2018 World Champion.

 6. Jose Bosingwa

 Jose Bosingwa was a key member of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea team that dominated the Premier League in the late 2000s and was one of the most successful players in the Premier League. Bosingwa is a Portuguese who has made 27 appearances for the national team and was born in Mandaka Democratic Republic of Congo. Bosingwa After Chelsea's defeat to Barcelona in 2009, he politely said, "I don't know if he is a referee or a thief," which led to a two-match ban. Despite his limited international experience, he was named in the 2008 European Championship squad following his impressive performance in the quarter-finals against Portugal. Bosnian is one of the few players to have won the Champions League with two different clubs, Porto and Chelsea.

 7. Louis Nani

 He was born in Prague, Cape Verde, Portugal. Luis Nani arrives at Manchester United with long hair, beautiful boots and glitter in his dream of becoming a long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo. Before joining Fenerbahce, he had a fantastic season and won numerous trophies. He has about 100 trophies for the country and you can bet he will be as happy as he was when he scored a goal.

 8. Cloud McLean

 Born in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he represented France. The midfielder was important to the club and the country and was effectively given his place. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has predicted that after McElley's controversial move to Chelsea, "new players will be coming in who will make McKellel forget." Since then, Real Madrid have suffered for a few years, winning many trophies at Chelsea. This would have been a source of great joy to the lesser-known man, but Machiavelli did not seem to enjoy schadenfreude.

 9. Christian Benteke

 Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Belgium. Zaire has to do something about their good football players who have left the country. Benteke is simply one of the players on the team. He is also known for his' Silencer 'celebration of LeBron James' song.

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