30 European football stars you never knew were Africans

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Players switching allegiance from the country their birth parents came from to an European country is no new thing. 

In fact,  it’s a common trend among players of African descent. 

Soccerblitz.net will be naming 30 players that are originally from an African country but have switched allegiance to an European County. 

1. Sami Khedira – Germany from Tunisia

2. Marouane Fellaini – Belgium from Morocco

3. David Alaba – Austria from Nigeria

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4. Samir Nasri – France from Algeria

5. Paul Pogba – France from Guinea

6. Stephan El Shaarawy – Italy from Egypt

7. Dele Alli – England from Nigeria

8. N’Golo Kanté – France from Mali

9. Danilo Pereira – Portugal from  Guinea

10. Éder – Portugal from Guinea-Bissau

11. Christian Kabasele – Belgium from Congo

12. Bacary Sagna – France from Senegal

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13. Patrice Evra – France from Senegal

14. Divock Origi – Belgium from Kenya

15. Steve Mandanda – France from Congo

16. Luis Nani – Portugal from Cape Verde

17. Angelo Ogbonna – Italy from Nigeria

18. Jerome Boateng – Germany from Ghana

19. Blaise Matuidi – France from Angola

20. William Carvalho – Portugal from Angola

21. Romelu Lukaku – Belgium from Congo

22. Saido Berahino – England from Burundi

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23. Karim Benzema – France from Algeria

24. Mario Balotelli – Italy from Ghana

25. Jordon Ibe – England from Nigeria

26. Danny Welbeck – England from Ghana

27. Inaki Williams – Spain from Ghana

28. Mamadou Sakho – France from Senegal

29. François Moubandje – Switzerland from Cameroon

30. Memphis Depay – Holland from Ghana

31. Timothy Fosu-Mensah – Holland from Ghana

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