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Top African Players Who Represented European Countries At EURO 2016

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PostPlatemoney on Wed 13 Jul 2016, 2:49 am

The just concluded EURO 2016 held in France and won by an all conquering Portuguese team, led by World superstar 'Cristiano Ronaldo' had it frills and thrills!


The exciting displays of amazing football skills and soccer artistry by all the 24 participating countries gave us so much fun memories that would last for a long time. However, most of the countries who took part in this soccer fiesta had players with African blood flowing in their veins, below is a comprehensive list of "All the players with African roots who represented European Nations at Euro 2016";

ANGOLA
William Carvalho (Portugal),
Blaise Matuidi (France)

CAMEROUN
Breel Embolo (Switzerland),
François Moubandje (Switzerland),
Samuel Umtiti (France)

CAPE VERDE
Eliseu (Portugal),
Gelson Fernandez (Switzerland),
João Mário (Portugal),
Nani (Portugal),
Renato Sanches (Portugal)

IVORY COAST
Johan Djourou (Switzerland),
Jonathan Tah (Germany)

EGYPT
Stephan El Shaarawy (Italy)

ETHIOPIA
Theodor Gebre Selassie (Czech Rep)

GHANA
Jérôme Boateng (Germany)

GUINEA
Paul Pogba (France)

GUINEA BISSAU
Danilo Pereira (Portugal),
Eder (Portugal)

KENYA
Martin Olsson (Sweden),
Divock Origi (Belgium)

MALI
Moussa Dembélé (Belgium ),
Ngolo Kanté (France),
Moussa Sissoko (France)

MORROCCO
Marouane Fellaini (Belgium),
Adil Rami (France)

NIGERIA
David Alaba (Austria),
Dele Alli (England),
Angelo Ogbonna (Italy),
Rubin Okotie (Austria),
Hal Robson-Kanu (Wales)
Ross Barkley(England)*Ross Barkley's great grand parents had ancestral roots from Nigeria*

DR CONGO
Michy Batshuayi (Belgium),
Christian Benteke (Belgium),
Jason Denayer (Belgium),
Christian Kabasele (Belgium),
Jordan Lukaku (Belgium),
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium),
Steve Mandanda (France),
Eliaquim Mangala (France),
Denis Zakaria (Switzerland)

SENEGAL
Patrice Evra (France),
Bacary Sagna (France),
Leroy Sané (Germany)

TUNISIA
Sami Khedira (Germany)

TANZANIA
Marcus Rashford (England)

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