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Footballers by Country

For each selected soccer player, name the national team they have played for.
Answers must correspond to yellow box
National teams are not necessarily the same as sovereign countries
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Last updated: May 4, 2022
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First submittedMay 4, 2012
Times taken427,368
Average score77.8%
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Player
Country
Wayne Rooney
England
Lionel Messi
Argentina
Pelé
Brazil
Kylian Mbappé
France
Gerd Müller
Germany
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Sweden
Edinson Cavani
Uruguay
Gareth Bale
Wales
Roberto Baggio
Italy
Player
Country
Johan Cruyff
Netherlands
George Best
Northern Ireland
David Villa
Spain
Christian Pulisic
United States
Didier Drogba
Ivory Coast
Mohamed Salah
Egypt
Robbie Keane
Ireland
Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal
Andriy Shevchenko
Ukraine
Player
Country
Pavel Nedvěd
Czech Republic
George Weah
Liberia
Luka Modrić
Croatia
Giorgos Karagounis
Greece
James Rodríguez
Colombia
Kenny Dalglish
Scotland
Samuel Eto'o
Cameroon
Sadio Mané
Senegal
Arturo Vidal
Chile
100 Recent Comments
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Level 84
Jul 5, 2014
Suker also played for Yugoslavia.
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Level 19
Sep 24, 2014
Lets put the answers for our great fools,who don't even know who Messi is!
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Level 8
Oct 5, 2014
Easy, done with 2:05 left. Should try and do a harder one with players not everyone knows and with fairly difficult countries (e.g. Adebayor, Togo or Ryan Nelesen, New Zealand). I guess there is George Weah there and to some that is difficult.
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Level 55
Nov 20, 2014
3:12 left
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Level 12
Jan 8, 2015
all of them, first time, 2:59 left.
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Level 21
Jan 24, 2015
Great quiz!
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Level 6
Jan 27, 2015
gerd muller never played for germany only west germany
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Level 10
Mar 18, 2015
Awesome! %100 with 2:48 left!
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Level 25
Mar 25, 2015
WHAT IS THIS?? Don't you know Rooney Is from Sri Lanka
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2015
http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/91117/copa-libertadores-2015-teams
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Level 42
Mar 25, 2015
Why does Republic of Ireland not work for Robbie Keane? Ireland is the island not the country
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Level ∞
Mar 26, 2015
Really?
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Level 57
Dec 5, 2015
Tom is right. FIFA uses Republic of Ireland.
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Level 50
Jan 6, 2016
FIFA uses Republic of Ireland. When Ireland split from the UK in 1922 it was Northern Ireland which was allowed to keep the designation of Ireland - not the Irish Free State.

Also Gerd Muller played for West Germany, if you're not going to change the answer you could at least accept West Germany.

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Level 75
Mar 25, 2015
WAY too rest-of-the-world-centric. :-)
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Level 15
Apr 26, 2015
England is not a country, its more like a state. But not...
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Level 58
Jun 23, 2017
In football/soccer, there is no UK team, the four constituent countries that comprise the UK play as individual teams. This is a hangover from the fact that the game started in the UK and individual football associations were formed before the game was played anywhere else in the world.
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Level 75
Jun 23, 2017
On one hand it seems a sneaky way to play more teams, but on the other hand if they combined their best players onto one team they would be better, so it's probably good for the other teams who play them that they are divided, but being from the US I don't really care - although I do enjoy watching soccer occasionally. (But thank you, fitheach, for the explanation.)
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Level 58
Jun 23, 2017
In the past, a united UK team probably would have been a formidable force, but these days I doubt it would make much of a difference!
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Level 64
Jun 21, 2022
A UK team would basically just be England. The only near dead cert that would join a UK side that isn't English is Andy Robertson, after that it's maybe maybe Tierney but he would only get in as a backup. Bale obviously would have if it was a few years ago but he's close to retirement now.
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Level 30
May 3, 2015
100%, 1.22 left.
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Level 67
Dec 27, 2015
Got them all with 2:19 remaining. I must say that I'm very surprised that only 35% of people got George Weah, given that he was world player of the year and won the Ballon d'Or, and played for AC Milan for 4 years when they were still one of the worlds best teams.
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Level 35
Dec 31, 2015
All with 1.10 left.
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Level 24
Jan 25, 2016
2.30 left
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Level 6
Mar 29, 2016
gerd muller has never played for germany only west germany
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Level 74
Aug 21, 2016
West Germany is identical to Germany.
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Level 51
Jan 11, 2018
No it wasn't
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Level 48
Jun 24, 2022
Muller played for a country called (in his language) Bundesrepublik Deutschland. That country still exists, it has continued to exist, it's just that its borders changed in 1990. It's the same country.
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Level 29
Jul 14, 2016
You should put Robert Lewandowski. He is the best European striker at this moment.
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Level 84
Sep 18, 2016
Thought for sure Gheorghe Hagi would make an appearance representing Romania. Nice to see King Kenny picked for Scotland! YNWA!
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Level 41
Oct 9, 2016
why is Weah so low? one of the greats :/
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Level 70
Jan 18, 2017
Unfortunately Weah never got the chance to show his skills on the international stage. Liberia never qualified for the world cup and most football fans (like myself) know about Weah's teams in Europe and about him breaking the nose of Jorge Costa in reaction for Costa's taunts, but Weah was not referred to as George Weah from Liberia.
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Level 52
Nov 8, 2016
all done with 2:08
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Level 57
Jan 18, 2017
Can you make a part 2? You can add players like Teófilo Cubillas, Hugo Sanchez, Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang, Antonio Valencia, etc
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Level 58
Jun 23, 2017
Thanks for the tips - I'll look up the nationalities of those players now :-)
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Level 39
Mar 7, 2017
All of them with 2:00 left!
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Level 35
Mar 29, 2017
Please accept USA for United States
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Level 83
Jun 26, 2017
It's accepted.
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Level 50
Jun 23, 2017
100% with 2:08 left
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Level 62
Jun 23, 2017
England? There is no country named England.
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Level 58
Jun 23, 2017
Oh God, not another one! There is no UK national football team, the four "home" nations (as they're called) have their own individual teams who play internationally.
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Level 68
Jun 23, 2017
"soccer"
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Level 89
Dec 15, 2020
It's a term from England. The game was invented there.
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Level 33
Jun 23, 2017
England and Northern Ireland AREN'T "countries". So, UK should be accepted both for Rooney and Best. I, of course, typed in the end England and Northern Ireland for them, in order to get the points awarded for this quiz, but I see so much strictness in all the other quizzes regarding what is and what isn't a country that I just don't understand why this one, whose description clearly reads COUNTRY, accepts England and N.Ireland in this case.
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Level 78
Jun 23, 2017
"Country" does not necessarily equal "sovereign state" (according to Wikipedia, "England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom"). This quiz doesn't ask for sovereign states, but for national teams, as stated in the description.
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Level 57
Jun 23, 2017
FIFA, the governing body of world football, currently has 211 national members, including 23 non-sovereign countries. These include Bermuda, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Macao, Guam, Puerto Rico, Tahiti, Palestine, Cayman Islands, USVI. Just 7 fully independent states are NOT members, including Kiribati, FS Micronesia, Vatican City and Monaco.
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Level 74
Jun 24, 2017
Vatican do have a team, but they're not allowed to play. It's not fair on the other teams because they've got God on their side.
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Level 81
Aug 15, 2018
Didn't stop Argentina
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Level 37
Jul 17, 2024
Ah, yes. Diego Maradona. In the same match, scores the most controversial and what’s considered the best goal in history. Maybe HE is God, at least in soccer/football terms.
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2019
God is in the Vatican City squad of 23 players, but he never gets picked in the starting 11, and never gets a run on from the bench either.
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Level 83
Jun 26, 2017
Drogba/Senegal would be better than Khumalo or Kanu
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Level 63
Jan 2, 2021
so Not DIDIER Drogba then, you must mean a different one
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Level 65
Jun 30, 2017
Luis Suarez was also a famous Spanish football player. He even won the Ballon d'Or....

Spanish should be accepted then

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Level 48
Sep 3, 2018
He won Ballon D'or in 1960 and was one of the best players Barcelona had in its history. Spain should be accepted as correct

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Su%C3%A1rez_(footballer,_born_1935)

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Level 28
Sep 10, 2017
I went through this so quick. All the other quizzes I do on the site is information I've learned as an adult and I'm so slow, but this stuff is seared into my brain. Good.
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Level 35
Mar 25, 2018
done with 1.52 left I love football quizzes im so good at them
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Level 26
Aug 7, 2018
i got 4 of them. lol.

Dont watch soccer at all

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Level 14
Feb 22, 2019
an IRISH guy made it on the list. Good man Robbie.
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Level 62
Jun 20, 2019
Northern Ireland/England is NOT a country. It is part of the United Kingdom (UK).
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Level 17
Aug 12, 2019
In football, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and even Gibraltar with Faroe Islands, are considered to be countries and are eligible to participate in Euro's or World Cup competitions.
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Level 35
Nov 18, 2019
done with 2 minutes left excellent quiz
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Level 25
May 22, 2020
it's football not soccer. but great quiz 100% with in 1:24
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Level 48
Jun 24, 2022
You ought to learn about the history of the sport then. It's been called soccer since the 19th century in the country where it was invented, alongside the term football. Watch some old FA Cup finals on YouTube from the 1950s onwards, you'll hear the word "soccer" as much as you'll hear "football".
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Level 31
Sep 24, 2020
I tried putting U.K, and it didn't work. Lol. Could you have that as an option?

Its ok, but, it would be nice to have that as an option.

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Level 63
Jan 2, 2021
It asks for the "national team" they have played for; there is no UK national team so should not be accepted
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Level 35
Nov 18, 2020
uk isn't a country its split into 4 different countries
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Level 37
Mar 8, 2021
No offense, but why is there only one woman soccer player on this list?
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Level 72
Nov 8, 2021
And why do only 46% get that one right?
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Level 47
Feb 14, 2022
Can we get a part 2 with players like Park Ji Sung or Son for South Korea, Kagawa for Japan, Mo Salah for Egypt, Aubameyang for Gabon, Chicarito for Mexico, Navas for Costa Rica, Cahill from Australia, etc.
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Level 87
May 4, 2022
Don't know much about football, but I could easily guess just by the names that Ibrahimovic was Swedish and Mbappe was French.
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Level 66
Jun 21, 2022
Ibrahimovic is about the least Swedish name ever. The player in question has Bosnian roots, hence the surname. There is no way you are guessing Sweden 'easily' because of the surname.
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2024
That's the joke.
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Level 73
May 5, 2022
Gerd Muller still hasn't played for Germany
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Level ∞
May 5, 2022
West Germany is the same as Germany.
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Level 68
May 7, 2022
Nice one. Adebayor, Aubameyang and Mkhitarian could be good additions to this quiz to make it reach to 30
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Level 80
May 16, 2022
Sam Kerr/Australia?
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Level 34
Jan 18, 2023
She got a fifa cover and that's plenty
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Level 20
May 26, 2022
England isn't a country. It's a part of the United Kingdom (UK).
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Level 21
Jun 15, 2022
Well, how do you include the likes of Rooney, Daglish, Best and Bale then?
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Level 60
Jun 23, 2022
England is a country within the United Kingdom. Besides, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all separately competing countries with the Fifa. That's why there's no team representing the United Kingdom in World Championships or European Championships.
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Level 48
Jun 24, 2022
YAWN!
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Level 21
Jun 15, 2022
Great quiz! From a football fan perspective, all these players deserved to be on this list. Although, one recommendation would be Lewandowski or Australian legend Tim Cahill or Harry Kewell. Otherwise, its amazing!
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Level 65
Jun 21, 2022
Spain should work also for Luis Suarez. I don't even think the Uruguayan Luis Suarez had a better career than the Spanish who even received the Ballon d'Or
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Level ∞
Jun 21, 2022
I didn't know that. Changed it to Edinson Cavani.
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Level 62
Jun 21, 2022
Too easy
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Level 23
Jul 5, 2022
first try with 1:36 left
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Level 56
Aug 28, 2022
0:19 left. Phew!
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Level 40
Sep 27, 2022
1:16
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Level 47
Nov 9, 2022
thank you for putting karagounis
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Level 62
Nov 25, 2022
Can you use Petr Cech for Czech Republic. He was there best player.
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Level 50
Dec 9, 2022
Not a single Belgian player throughout history you could think off? :-(

De Bruyne, Courtois, Scifo, Lukaku, Nilis, Hazard, Pfaff, Preud'homme, plenty of them.

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Level 43
Jan 7, 2023
ik
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Level 45
Feb 26, 2024
Who?
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Level 43
Jan 7, 2023
A little bit too easy
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Level 20
Jun 8, 2023
nice i like
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Level 21
Aug 28, 2023
in 2:11
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Level 22
Nov 28, 2023
got 19/27 pretty good, considering i'm an 11 year old american
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Level 18
Dec 20, 2023
Got it in 2:41. NGL the player from Ukraine and Greece was just lucky😂😂

Great quiz tbh

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Level 69
Feb 23, 2024
I'm not a soccer fan at all. Some of these I got based on the language they look like they're from XD
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Level 36
Jul 10, 2024
why is erling haaland not here