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Football Players With Surprising ORIGIN You Probably Did Not Know.

There are more than a billion football enthusiasts in the world, making it the most popular sport. It's made up of some of the world's best footballers, such Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Today, I'll introduce you to a few football stars from countries you might not have expected.


Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional footballer. He currently plays for the English Premier League club.


Cristiano Ronaldo is currently a member of the Portugal national soccer team. Cristiano Ronaldo's great-grandparents were from Cape Verde, in case you didn't know. Cape Verde may have fielded a team that included Cristiano Ronaldo.


Paulo Dybala


Juventus Turin is a Serie A football club where Paulo Dybala is a player. Paulo Dybala might be a candidate to represent Poland at the upcoming World Cup. His paternal great-grandfather was from Poland, as was his great-great grandfather.


Kylian Mbappe.

Known professionally as Kylian Mbappe, he is a footballer for the French club Paris Saint-Germain. Mbappe might play for Algeria if the situation arises.


Both his father and mother are from Cameroon, however he was raised in Algeria. The youngster may have followed in the footsteps of his mother by playing for Algeria.


Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley was a candidate to represent Nigeria at the 2016 Summer Olympics. His father, a Nigerian, abandoned the family and fled the country. That's why Ross Barkley never wears a jersey with his dad's name on it.


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