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I find some of the dual nationalities intriguing. In my current Scottish save I've found a player from United Arab Emirates, born in Dubai. He has a Scottish name with Scotland as a 2nd nationality.

This is pretty standard. It would be more surprising if someone was going from a rich country to a less developed one, or from a country people usually flee from. Like an Iranian or a Pole with an English surname.

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this one may need some explaining

Haha an Australian with a (guessing?) Portuguese name, playing in Saudi Arabia.

Does he have a 2nd nationality?

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Portuguese parents who moved to Australia?

Lots of people like Australia. :)

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In FM 11 I had a world class striker from Malta called Duncan Galea, hr came through my youth team. I still have the save so might fire it up. He's in his 30s now though and is no longer first choice.

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this one may need some explaining

It seems pretty reasonable to me.

1. (2nd generation) Foreign surname seems fine because Australia has an enormous immigrant population.

2. Australia is now deemed part of Asia rather than Australasia/Oceana/whatever it is called now, (for footballing purposes), so it's reasonable that he would be playing in Asia.

3. The A League is ranked the 22nd highest rep'd team in Asia so it stands to reason that good young (AUS) players would leave the A League to play in higher rep leagues.

4. I'm in 2031 so it might have changed, but in my game the Saudi Pro League is the 3rd highest rep League in Asia, (so if he is going to play in Asia then again perfectly reasonable that it be in (KSA).

5. If I look at the (AUS) NT in my game, they are currently playing in the following Nations.

Australia x4, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Scotland x2, England, Greece & France.

6. If I look at the current (AUS) NT squad in real life, they currently play in the following Nations.

Belgium, Germany x2, England x3, Holland x2, Australia x3, Scotland x2, Japan, Croatia, & USA.

Although there is only 1 of a 15 man squad playing in Asia but outside Australia, Spiranvic, Wilkinson & Milligan have all played for non-Australian Asian sides during their career. Spiranvic in particular is very similar to your example. 2nd generation immigrant, (so foreign surname), with Australian Nationality and European 2nd Nationality plying his trade in Asia somewhere.

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A couple of years ago I had the worlds best striker and centre back in my team, both from South Sudan :D

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I found a guy playing for Athletic who was Morrocan (born in Ouled Teima), who had both Spanish and Basque as a secondary nationality... I've never seen a regen with two secondary nationalities before.

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After reading these two pages, I get the feeling that for British people all countries outside the UK are potentially "weird". Except maybe the football superpowers like Italy,Argentina,Brazil,Germany etc :D

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After reading these two pages, I get the feeling that for British people all countries outside the UK are potentially "weird". Except maybe the football superpowers like Italy,Argentina,Brazil,Germany etc :D

English fans are the America of the footballing world. Everywhere else is inferior and hard to tell apart.

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I found a person born in Bradford that was English....wtf?? :)

I see what you did there. I suppose you found an Englishman in Romania too. Bloody English living next door.

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that's not really true ^ a minnow is like a Turks And Caicos Island wonderkid, that's why you haven't seen a player who's like Serbian or something - as we know they're not minnows

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I see what you did there. I suppose you found an Englishman in Romania too. Bloody English living next door.

LOL , i can`t remember posting this!! must`ve been posted after i got home from watching the state of origin at suncorp last night haha....slightly hammered i think!

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Weirdest I have in my current team is Latvia and Iraq. Not THAT weird compared to what other people have been getting in this topic xD

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By Weirdest, you would mean unusual or rare. It might also not be right to call a country 'Weird'... which is (though I'm sure not intentional) disrespect.

There's always one that completely misses the point and tries to spin things negatively. You are that poster.

On FM2012 I had an absolute monster of a right winger playing for my Everton team, he was world player of the year on a number of occasions and he was from Thailand.

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There's always one that completely misses the point and tries to spin things negatively. You are that poster.

Grow up.

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Ooh. That's a cool one Dan. I have heard of Eritrea, but never seen an FM Eritrean.
An agent offered him to me. I thought eritrea was the club he played for haha

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It's weirder that someone born in England doesn't have British citizenship already.

Does the UK offer citizenship via birth location? It could be that his parents were one of each of the two nationalities and he just happened to be born in an English hospital.

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It's weirder that someone born in England doesn't have British citizenship already.

Is that because it's not possible to have a 3rd nationality unless it is something like the Balkan states, (which have different rules), or by virtue of residency?

I have only seen 3rd Nationalities under those circumstances. I created my manager profile as Sammarinese with Welsh as a 2nd Nationality. When my son arrived he was Italian but with Sammarinese as a 2nd Nationality. (The game had ignored Welsh as an additional Nationality, but the info was still there somewhere because he spoke Welsh). I think it's an just an issue with 2nd Nationality meaning just that. 2nd and not 3rd or 4th.

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According to this link, legally, a situation like that which BenArsenal gives is perfectly plausible- if neither of the parents are British citizens and neither are "ordinarily resident" in the UK, the child doesn't get British citizenship. I guess that would cover a couple from abroad giving birth while holidaying in Britain as well as situations like refugees etc.

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Lawlore. Is that realistic though? I have no doubt that you are correct, but isn't it more likely that he actually does have English as a 3rd Nationality but that the game simply doesn't recognise it for the reasons already stated?

Otherwise, can you explain why my son is just Italian/Sammarinese and not Italian/Sammarinese/Welsh?

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It's weirder that someone born in England doesn't have British citizenship already.

That might be my fault actually. During youth intake, I was looking for exotic nationalities. So I made two saves before the youth recruitment. On one I got Vietnamese. On the other, I got this dude. Since I didn't have another player with an Asian generic face, I carried on with that save, after importing Gervais Ndikumana's profile here. I might have skipped the player relations part. :p

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Lawlore. Is that realistic though? I have no doubt that you are correct, but isn't it more likely that he actually does have English as a 3rd Nationality but that the game simply doesn't recognise it for the reasons already stated?

Otherwise, can you explain why my son is just Italian/Sammarinese and not Italian/Sammarinese/Welsh?

As I say, what I laid out was plausible, not necessarily what was the actual case here. I don't know the limitations of the game in regens having more than two nationalities- it's not something I've ever paid a great deal of attention to. Obviously it does happen in real life (the one who springs to mind is Adnan Januzaj), but whether it can happen in-game or not, I dunno. You may well be correct in what you say, that the game simply chooses the two most prominent for a regen- I'd be surprised if SI had coded all of the rules of hereditary citizenship into the game. The fact that your son speaks Welsh is interesting, as it's clearly looking up your own language abilities to generate him in that respect in addition to your own nationality for his second one.

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Once I had a teenager from Zanzibar on trial on my team. Didn't sign him, though. He was crap :D

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Eritrea. Never heard of it

It is a small African Nation which is close to Saudi Arabia, last I heard about them they had a dictator and he was a pretty terrible person.

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yes, a 4 1/2 star potential newgen from a low ranked country in a position where I am strong.

You misunderstand the thread, friend.

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Is that because it's not possible to have a 3rd nationality unless it is something like the Balkan states, (which have different rules), or by virtue of residency?

I have only seen 3rd Nationalities under those circumstances. I created my manager profile as Sammarinese with Welsh as a 2nd Nationality. When my son arrived he was Italian but with Sammarinese as a 2nd Nationality. (The game had ignored Welsh as an additional Nationality, but the info was still there somewhere because he spoke Welsh). I think it's an just an issue with 2nd Nationality meaning just that. 2nd and not 3rd or 4th.

I don't think that's right, your half Welsh side wouldn't pass down to your son I don't think?

edit - Well, it would, but not enough to impact on FIFA regulations

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no nationality is "weird" then

I find it helps to read threads, at least skim a few posts, if I'm not understanding the concept of it. Examples given reinforce its purpose.

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Back in FM12, I had a Guatemalan called Mario Tulio Chacon, who was pretty amazing. Guatemala aren't bad, but they don't really light up the world stage, even if they seem to in the last few saves I have had over the years.

Seen quite a few Kenyans in my save this year too, but I think the Wanyama effect has come into play there.

Has any obscure nationality players had a massive impact on their national team in anyone's save by any chance? It would be good to see ie Eritrea (ref above post) hitting new heights due to a higher-than-usual level of regen

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Has any obscure nationality players had a massive impact on their national team in anyone's save by any chance? It would be good to see ie Eritrea (ref above post) hitting new heights due to a higher-than-usual level of regen

You'll ****ing love this: AI-controlled Caymen Islands qualify for the World Cup. Scroll down further to see the squad and a bit more for the sequel: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/145902-Can-you-beat-my-game-s-craziest-historic-moment-in-the-history-of-football

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This is fantastic topic :thup: I have a few screens of players coming from exotic countries since fm10.

A small but good vietnamese defendeur. http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/629918Hoang.jpg

A promising striker from azerbaidjan http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/823499Abdullayev.png

A wonderkid from Kenya http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/294326Image4.png

World class sudanese http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/353805Image31.png

Great canadian player http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/281474Image6.png

Probably the best canadian player ever. He was a legend at Man City and came back from retirement to help Canada (the team I was coaching) to reach the semi finals of the World Cup ! This save, what a memory. http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/571472Image8.png

A solid right back from Panama http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/547598Image4.png

Swaziland was proud to have one of the best leftback of Ligue 1 http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/972423Image8.png

A top striker from Sierra Leona http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/25/1403449974-capture-d-ecran-2014-06-22-a-15-49-36.png

Ok he's born in France but what a player for Comoros! http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/25/1403449987-capture-d-ecran-2014-06-22-a-15-50-20.png

A great playmaker from Vanuatu http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/25/1403449962-capture-d-ecran-2014-06-22-a-15-25-56.png

Decent defender from Djibouti http://i.imgur.com/bFgi3.png

A great Mauritanian winger which after a few seasons became a world class player http://i.imgur.com/ha2xN.png

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We've got to the second page and not one person has made reference to a star player from the obscure nations of Scotland or Wales.

I'm almost impressed.

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