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schwefumbler
29-01-2009, 10:30
My Andorran striker just claimed the World Footballer of the Year and it got me thinking... what are the odds of getting a world class player from such a tiny nation?

Anybody else get a dominant player from a nation of similar stature?

CrashOverride
29-01-2009, 10:37
Yeah I have a player who from Vietnam who is one of the best players in the world at the moment.

Viet Tuyen Mansor (http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp302/huwfletcher/Mansor.jpg)

LCFCtillidie
29-01-2009, 10:43
I had a player at United who was from U.A.E who was a class winger.

pedro007
29-01-2009, 10:53
I have got a striker who is banging in the goals from New Zealand and also a very promising striker from India. Hardly goldmines for footballing talents ;)

Nomis07
29-01-2009, 10:55
08 had a disturbing amount of world class players from bizarre nations. In the 2020's Milan's defence had two players from Saudi Arabia, one from Burkina Faso and an Albanian.

moxphere
29-01-2009, 11:12
My Andorran striker just claimed the World Footballer of the Year and it got me thinking... what are the odds of getting a world class player from such a tiny nation?

Anybody else get a dominant player from a nation of similar stature?

If Dejan Savicevic would be a montenegrin player today(600.000 people); Lilian Thuram is from Guadeloupe (400.000); Christian Karembeu is from New Caledonia (240.000). However, from Andorra, (75.000) it would be quite surprising, indeed.

Neil Brock
29-01-2009, 11:21
Don't forget former World Player of the Year George Weah from Liberia. :thup:

Campbells
29-01-2009, 11:41
I have got a striker who is banging in the goals from New Zealand and also a very promising striker from India. Hardly goldmines for footballing talents ;)

I also have an excellent New Zealand striker, basically i have two wayne rooneys in my united squad now, its fantastic.

Ive seen a few obscure regens that could play at a decent premier league level, but not good enough for my united squad. :P

Quackje
29-01-2009, 12:21
Its not exactly unexpected that these people will show up sooner or later its just going to be more common to see such players from the bigger footballing nations. If a smaller nation does manage to come up with a few at the same time then you get like what happened with the Hungarian national team.

crafty bison
29-01-2009, 12:23
Lilian Thuram is from Guadeloupe (400.000); Christian Karembeu is from New Caledonia (240.000). However, from Andorra, (75.000) it would be quite surprising, indeed.

But these players opted for French as their nationality. I think more regens need second nationalities.

moxphere
29-01-2009, 12:35
But these players opted for French as their nationality. I think more regens need second nationalities.

You bet. Actually, the regen random factor should allow small countries to have good/excellent players more often like IRL

the toon
29-01-2009, 13:55
And not only adopted french nationality, i assume they moved to france when very young, if not indeed were born in france!

moxphere
29-01-2009, 13:59
And not only adopted french nationality, i assume they moved to france when very young, if not indeed were born in france!

No, both of them were born abroad. Thuram was born at Pointe-à-Pitre and Karembeu at Lifou.

Although Guadeloupe and New Caledonia are <i>départements</i> from FRance, they could be perfectly independent

the toon
29-01-2009, 14:15
I shouldn't assume things ;) but anyway, i still reckon they were pretty young when they moved to france... correct me if i'm wrong though

paulpaps
29-01-2009, 14:17
There's also people like Seedorf, he's Surinamer I think. He's REALLY involved with the Surinam also, like he spent TONS of cash there to improve infrastructure and stuff.

Seedorf=TOP BLOKE!

Sleepydude
29-01-2009, 14:47
Seedorf is Dutch, second nationality Surinam, he was born in Paramaribo.

I have had world class regens from Mali, Lithuania, Australia, New Zealand, Albania, Tunesia, Cameroon, Ghana, Isreal and Bosnia, to name a few :) .