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
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: May 4, 2022
First submittedMay 4, 2012
Times taken242,592
Average score81.5%
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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
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Level 57
May 4, 2012
All of them. 1:20 left. Thanks for the footie quiz!
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Level 53
Jan 31, 2014
Go check out my quizzes!
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Level 70
Jul 23, 2014
Got all with 2:42 left.
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Level 26
Jun 21, 2022
2:48 left :P
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Level 39
Mar 30, 2016
I Had 1:32 left :P
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Level 43
Jul 10, 2019
All with 3:14 left woooo
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Level 35
Jul 6, 2022
100% with 3:09 left
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Level 71
May 4, 2012
Great quiz. 100% first go.
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Level 42
May 4, 2012
100% - that's what you get when you're European :)
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Level 33
May 4, 2012
Nice one, Quizmaster.
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Level 73
May 4, 2012
100%, first try, 2 mins. on the clock. Great quiz! Proper football seems to become as popular on Jetpunk as it is in the real world. Hurrah for that!!
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Level 39
May 4, 2012
Never occurred to me that you'd use women.
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Level 82
May 18, 2012
Hey, what's with making a quiz that's a decided handicap for Americans?? ;-)
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Level 17
Aug 30, 2012
where's liberia?
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Level 44
Sep 11, 2012
No Aussies :(
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Level 28
Jan 7, 2013
There's no famous Aussie footballers.
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Level 40
Jan 29, 2013
Harry Kewell?
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Level 53
Jan 18, 2014
Tim Cahill, Johnny Warren, Craig Johnston, Mark Viduka, Mark Breschiano, Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill….
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2015
Germany 2 Australia 2 (Australia winning 2-1 with 8 minutes left to go and played in Germany)......... so there!
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Level 73
Mar 26, 2015
I would say at least Tim Cahill meets the criteria for this quiz. He's quite famous with his goal during the WC2014, and playing for Millwall, Everton, New York Red Bulls, and now Shanghai Shenhua.
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Level 54
Apr 22, 2017
Even though I'm from Australia, I would sayy the we are famous for being really bad at soccer.
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Level 45
Jan 30, 2018
It is by country, there is one German, doesn't need to be the most famous one. French could cry there is no Zidane and Argentinians that there is no Maradona. What Brazilians should say? Zico, Romario, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos, Cafu....

If anyone should be pissed off for missing players it should be Poland with players like Lewandowski, Dudek, Tomaszewski, Boniek or Lato 1974 World Cup best scorer. We are also 2 times bronze medal winners and if it wasn't to cheating Germans we should be World Champions. Also Hungary should be on this list with their great team of 1950's and 60's, Bulgaria with 1994 team and Stoichkov, Penev not to mention Russia. So overall Germans have no reason to cry, Gerd Muller is a legendary icon in world of football and I don't see a difference him or Lothar Mattheus and Franz is obvious choice.

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Level 9
Feb 12, 2018
tim cahill by far
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Level 49
Feb 15, 2018
I'm not German, but they're a far more successful football nation than Poland, Hungary and Russia...none of them have won the world cup, while Germany have won four (including the last one so they're the current world champions) so Majic makes absolutely no sense
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Level 48
Feb 26, 2018
@pianos the USA didn't even make the world cup this year
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Level 70
Dec 24, 2021
Sam Kerr.
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Level 70
Jun 21, 2022
To be fair to Poland, Hungary and Russia, there are only 8 countries in the world that HAVE won a World Cup. 2 runner-up spots actually makes Hungary second only to the Netherlands in terms of placings, outside of those that have won. So, certainly no slouches and more successful than Portugal, Sweden, Belgium or Croatia. And Poland has the best record of those teams that have not reached the final with two third placed finishes (both, it has to be said before Robert Lewandowski was born).
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Level 81
Jun 23, 2022
I got 13, good for zero points. But I would have known Cahill.
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Level 42
Jul 5, 2018
dunkinggandalf How did you Germans do in the 2018 World cup??? You did not even get Klose to a qualifying spot.You got Mullered by Mexico who Hummilsliated you.Face it you Werner no good
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Level 12
Sep 27, 2012
first time taken 2:22 left.
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Level 40
Dec 19, 2012
Nice and easy quiz... 2.21 left...

I have made some footbal quizzes, so feel free to try :-)

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Level 20
Dec 26, 2012
100% with 2:55 remaining. But hey, I should since I'm a sports journalist :) couldn't do this with any other sport.
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Level 20
Jan 12, 2013
which 4% of people dont know where messi is from?
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Level 67
May 1, 2020
Americans
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Level 16
Jan 27, 2013
just missed Weah. And come on only 50% knew suker? the man won the golden boot!!
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Level 24
Mar 11, 2013
George Best and northern ireland is a bit picky, why can't it just go with ireland as northern ireland is not a country
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Level 71
Apr 8, 2016
Try telling a Northern Irish man that Northern Ireland is not a country....... if your brave enough.
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Level 61
Jun 23, 2017
I can imagine two opposite outcomes.
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Level 50
Jun 21, 2022
That very much depends on who you ask in Northern Ireland, Northern Irish people are allowed to put "Irish" as their nationality because a lot of them feel more attached to Ireland than the UK.
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Level 57
Jun 26, 2017
Do you even international football. Northern Ireland are world famous compared to Ireland ;)
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Level 36
Feb 23, 2022
Come on. In UEFA, Northern Ireland has its own federation, just like Scotland, Wales, and England. :/
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Level 34
Nov 28, 2013
3:14 left with all answers, easy one for me :)
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Level 62
Dec 25, 2013
2:11 left...:)
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Level 53
Jan 18, 2014
100% with 2:46 left :)
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Level 20
Apr 20, 2014
all of them, 2.31
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Level 77
Jul 5, 2014
Suker also played for Yugoslavia.
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Level 22
Sep 24, 2014
Lets put the answers for our great fools,who don't even know who Messi is!
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Level 9
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 53
Nov 20, 2014
3:12 left
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Level 15
Jan 8, 2015
all of them, first time, 2:59 left.
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Level 25
Jan 24, 2015
Great quiz!
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Level 9
Jan 27, 2015
gerd muller never played for germany only west germany
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Level 11
Mar 18, 2015
Awesome! %100 with 2:48 left!
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Level 31
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 44
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 59
Dec 5, 2015
Tom is right. FIFA uses Republic of Ireland.
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Level 48
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 74
Mar 25, 2015
WAY too rest-of-the-world-centric. :-)
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Level 18
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 77
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 50
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 35
May 3, 2015
100%, 1.22 left.
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Level 65
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 41
Dec 31, 2015
All with 1.10 left.
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Level 26
Jan 25, 2016
2.30 left
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Level 9
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 54
Jan 11, 2018
No it wasn't
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Level 43
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 30
Jul 14, 2016
You should put Robert Lewandowski. He is the best European striker at this moment.
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Level 83
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 45
Oct 9, 2016
why is Weah so low? one of the greats :/
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Level 71
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 55
Nov 8, 2016
all done with 2:08
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Level 58
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 37
Mar 29, 2017
Please accept USA for United States
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Level 80
Jun 26, 2017
It's accepted.
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Level 48
Jun 23, 2017
100% with 2:08 left
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Level 58
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 61
Jun 23, 2017
"soccer"
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Level 87
Dec 15, 2020
It's a term from England. The game was invented there.
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Level 35
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 76
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 59
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 71
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 77
Aug 15, 2018
Didn't stop Argentina
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Level 65
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 80
Jun 26, 2017
Drogba/Senegal would be better than Khumalo or Kanu
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Level 62
Jan 2, 2021
so Not DIDIER Drogba then, you must mean a different one
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Level 64
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 50
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 31
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 37
Mar 25, 2018
done with 1.52 left I love football quizzes im so good at them
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Level 27
Aug 7, 2018
i got 4 of them. lol.

Dont watch soccer at all

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Level 16
Feb 22, 2019
an IRISH guy made it on the list. Good man Robbie.
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Level 63
Jun 20, 2019
Northern Ireland/England is NOT a country. It is part of the United Kingdom (UK).
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Level 18
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 37
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 43
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 28
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 62
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 37
Nov 18, 2020
uk isn't a country its split into 4 different countries
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Level 36
Mar 8, 2021
No offense, but why is there only one woman soccer player on this list?
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Level 73
Nov 8, 2021
And why do only 46% get that one right?
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Level 45
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 85
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 63
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 70
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 66
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 76
May 16, 2022
Sam Kerr/Australia?
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Level 19
May 26, 2022
England isn't a country. It's a part of the United Kingdom (UK).
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Level 20
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 43
Jun 24, 2022
YAWN!
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Level 20
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 64
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 47
Jun 21, 2022
Where the fck is Poland and Lewandowski... come on.
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Level 43
Jun 24, 2022
Boo hoo! My favourite footballer/country isn't on this quiz. It's a personal attack on me and my human rights. I am so offended, because I have no perspective in my life.
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Level 57
Jun 21, 2022
Too easy
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Level 20
Jul 5, 2022
first try with 1:36 left