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Your favourite player from each country

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(Past or present)

England: 

Scotland:

Wales:

Republic of Ireland:

Northern Ireland:

France:

Italy:

Spain:

Germany:

Holland:

Portugal:

Belgium:

Croatia:

Bosnia & Herzewhatever:

Austria:

Poland:

Czech Republic:

Denmark:

Sweden:

Norway:

Finland:

Iceland:

Slovakia:

Slovenia:

Hungary:

Serbia:

Greece:

Bulgaria:

Turkey:

Russia:

Ukraine:

Brazil:

Argentina:

Colombia:

Chile:

Peru:

Uruguay:

Mexico:

USA:

Australia:

Japan:

South Korea:

China:

Algeria:

Morocco:

Tunisia:

Ivory Coast:

Egypt:

Nigeria:

Senegal:

That'll do. Feel free to add whoever you want.

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Of all time

England: Steven Gerrard

Wales: Gareth Bale

France: Not sure I have one to be honest. I find most of them overrated.

Italy: Lorenzo Insigne

Spain: Andres Iniesta

Germany: Manuel Neuer

Holland: Arjen Robben

Portugal: Ricardo Quaresma

Belgium: Eden Hazard

Croatia: Mario Mandzukic

Austria: Marc Janko

Poland: Adrian Mierzejewski

Sweden: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Iceland: Gilfy Sigurdsson

Slovakia: Marek Hamsik

Brazil: Neymar

Argentina: Juan Roman Riquelme

Colombia: James Rodriguez

Chile: Alexis Sanchez

Peru: Hector Chumpitaz

Mexico: Orbelin Pineda

USA: Landon Donovan

Australia: Tim Cahill

Japan: Keisuke Honda

South Korea: Son Heung-Min

China: Lu Wei

Algeria: Islam Slimani

Ivory Coast: Ake Arnaud Loba

Egypt: Mohamed Salah

Senegal: Kalidou Koulibaly

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1 minute ago, Blue said:

Of all time

France: Not sure I have one to be honest. I find most of them overrated.

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5 minutes ago, Eco said:

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Was too young to remember either of them, and didn't watch their games enough on football sites.

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I'll just stick to the nations you posted, whilst deleting some nations where I couldn't think of anyone...

England: Frank Lampard

Wales: Aaron Ramsey

Republic of Ireland: Roy Keane

France: Thierry Henry

Italy: Paolo Maldini

Spain: Cesc Fabregas

Germany: Phillip Lahm

Holland: Dennis Bergkamp

Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo

Belgium: Eden Hazard

Croatia: Ivan Rakitic

Bosnia & Herzewhatever: Edin Dzeko

Austria: David Alaba

Poland: Wojciech Szczesny

Czech Republic: Tomas Rosicky

Sweden: Henrik Larsson

Slovakia: Marek Hamsik

Slovenia: Jan Oblak

Serbia: Aleksander Mitrovic

Russia: Andrei Arshavin

Brazil: Gilberto Silva

Argentina: Lionel Messi

Colombia: Radamel Falcao

Chile: Alexis Sanchez

Uruguay: Lucas Torreira

Mexico: Carlos Vela

Australia: Tim Cahill

South Korea: Son-Heung Min

Ivory Coast: Kolo Toure

Nigeria: Alex Iwobi

Senegal: Sadio Mane

@...Dan Uruguay was missed out on your list, only big country I can think you missed if you wanted to add it.

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3 minutes ago, Chaaay AFC said:

I'll just stick to the nations you posted, whilst deleting some nations where I couldn't think of anyone...

England: Frank Lampard

Wales: Aaron Ramsey

Republic of Ireland: Roy Keane

France: Thierry Henry

Italy: Paolo Maldini

Spain: Cesc Fabregas

Germany: Phillip Lahm

Holland: Dennis Bergkamp

Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo

Belgium: Eden Hazard

Croatia: Ivan Rakitic

Bosnia & Herzewhatever: Edin Dzeko

Austria: David Alaba

Poland: Wojciech Szczesny

Czech Republic: Tomas Rosicky

Sweden: Henrik Larsson

Slovakia: Marek Hamsik

Slovenia: Jan Oblak

Serbia: Aleksander Mitrovic

Russia: Andrei Arshavin

Brazil: Gilberto Silva

Argentina: Lionel Messi

Colombia: Radamel Falcao

Chile: Alexis Sanchez

Uruguay: Lucas Torreira

Mexico: Carlos Vela

Australia: Tim Cahill

South Korea: Son-Heung Min

Ivory Coast: Kolo Toure

Nigeria: Alex Iwobi

Senegal: Sadio Mane

@...Dan Uruguay was missed out on your list, only big country I can think you missed if you wanted to add it.

Haha yep just read your list and noticed. Added now.

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10 minutes ago, Blue said:

Was too young to remember either of them, and didn't watch their games enough on football sites.

You don't appreciate Griezmann? Dembélé? Fekir? Kanté?

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2 minutes ago, ...Dan said:

You don't appreciate Griezmann? Dembélé? Fekir? Kanté?

Kante slipped my mind. Seen little of Fekir. Always found Griezmann overrated.

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10 minutes ago, ...Dan said:

You don't appreciate Griezmann? Dembélé? Fekir? Kanté?

Or Mbappe

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England: Ian Wright

France: Henry

Italy: Pirlo

Spain: Santi Cazorla

Germany: 

Holland: Bergkamp

Portugal: Deco

Belgium: Trossard

Croatia: Eduardo

Bosnia & Herzewhatever: Pjanic

Austria: Alaba

Poland: Szczesny

Czech Republic: Rosicky

Denmark: 

Sweden: Ljungberg

Slovakia: Hamsik

Slovenia: Oblak

Russia: Arshavin

Brazil: Ronaldo

Argentina: Messi

Colombia: Falcao

Uruguay: Torreira

Mexico: Vela

Algeria: Youcef Atal

Morocco: Ziyech

Tunisia: Khazri

Ivory Coast: Kolo

Egypt: Salah

Nigeria: Kanu

Senegal: Ismaïla Sarr

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How on earth did I forget Pirlo :dam:

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(players in brackets are from a totally biased point of view, ignore as you wish)

England: Scholes. (Jamie Vardy, Emile Heskey).

Wales: Gareth Bale. (Andy King)

Republic of Ireland: Shay Given

Northern Ireland: Neil Lennon

France: N'Golo Kante

Italy: Francesco Totti, Del Piero, Nesta, Maldini, Pirlo

Spain: Andres Iniesta

Germany: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philipp Lahm

Holland: Clarence Seedorf, Dennis Bergkamp, Edgar Davids (too hard to choose)

Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo

Belgium: Kevin De Bruyne

Croatia: Luka Modric

Bosnia & Herzewhatever:

Austria: Christian Fuchs

Poland: Jakub Blaszczykowski (his story is deeply amazing)

Czech Republic: Pavel Nedved

Denmark: Kasper Schmeichel

Sweden: Henrik Larsson, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Kim Kallstrom from FM days)

Norway: Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer

Finland: Jari Litmanen

Iceland: Eidur Gudjohnsen

Serbia: Sinisa Mihajlovic

Greece: Nikos Dabizas, Theo Zagorakis

Bulgaria: Dimitar Berbatov (Aleksandr Tunchev)

Turkey: Muzzy Izzet

Ukraine: Andriy Shevchenko

Brazil: Ronaldinho

Argentina: Lionel Messi (Esteban Cambiasso)

Colombia: Carlos Valderrama, purely for the hair

Chile: Marcelo Sala

Peru: Nobby Solano ( @Blue do you still pester him on Whatsapp?)

Uruguay: Luis Suarez

Mexico: Jorge Campos

USA: Brad Friedel

Australia: Tim Cahill

Japan: Hidetoshi Nakata (Shinji Okazaki)

South Korea: Son-Heung Min

Algeria: Riyad Mahrez

Ivory Coast: Yaya Toure 

Egypt: Mo Salah

Nigeria: Jay Jay Okocha

Senegal: Kalidou Koulibaly

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@Stan I do not. I stopped once he let me interview him :D 

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4 minutes ago, Stan said:

(players in brackets are from a totally biased point of view, ignore as you wish)

It is about your favourite players...not necessarily the best.

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Just now, ...Dan said:

It is about your favourite players...not necessarily the best.

I know, but in some cases I have a favourite player that never played for my club as well as one that did (I'm being like @Blue and making up my own rules). 

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England: Paul Scholes

France: Johan Micoud

Italy: Alessandro Del Piero

Spain: Raúl

Germany: Torsten Frings

Holland: Marco van Basten

Portugal: Hugo Almeida

Belgium: Kevin de Bruyne

Croatia: Ivan Klasnic

Bosnia & Herzewhatever: @True Blue

Austria: Andi Herzog

Poland: Lukas Podolski :ph34r:

Czech Republic: Theodor Gebre Selassie

Denmark: Daniel Jensen

Sweden: Markus Rosenberg

Norway: Rune Bratseth

Finland: Petri Pasanen

Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson

Serbia: Milos Veljkovic

Greece: Angelos Charisteas

Turkey: Nuri Sahin

Brazil: Diego

Argentina: Santiago Garcia

Colombia: Rene Higuita

Chile: Marcelo Salas

Peru: Claudio Pizarro

USA: Josh Sargent

Australia: Mark Schwarzer

Japan: Hidetoshi Nakata

South Korea: Cha Bum-Kun

Ivory Coast: Didier Drogba

Nigeria: Anthony Ujah

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Some tough choices should be fun to go through.

England: Stevie G.

Wales: Bale

France: Trezeguet/Ribery

Italy: Del Piero/Pirlo

Spain: Iniesta

Germany: Ballack/Schweinsteiger 

Holland: Robben

Portugal: Deco

Belgium: DeBruyne 

Croatia: Modric

Bosnia & Herzewhatever: Pjanic

Austria: Alaba

Poland: Lewandowski 

Czech Republic: Petr Cech

Denmark: Eriksen

Sweden: Ibra

Iceland: Sigurdsson

Slovakia: Hamsik

Greece: Sokratis 

Turkey: Hamit Altintop

Russia: Arshavin 

Brazil: Ronaldo 

Argentina: Lavezzi 

Colombia: James

Chile: Vidal

Peru: Pizzaro

Uruguay: Suarez

Mexico: Chicharito 

USA: Pulisic

Australia: Tim Cahill

Japan: Shinsuke Nakamura 

South Korea: Heung-min Son

Ivory Coast: Drogba

 

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England: Gazza
France: Marcel Desailly / Patrick Viera
Italy: Maldini
Spain: Iniesta
Germany: Philipp Lahm / Miroslav Klose
Holland: Marco Van Basten / Dennis Bergkamp
Portugal: Rui Costa / Luis Figo
Belgium: Kevin De Bruyne
Croatia: Davor Suker
Austria: David Alaba
Poland: Dudek
Czech Republic: Pavel Nedved
Denmark: Michael Laudrup
Sweden: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Norway: John Carew
Finland: Sami Hyypia
Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson
Serbia: Dejan Stankovic
Turkey: Rustu Recber
Brazil: Cafu / Kaka
Argentina: Batistuta
Colombia: Falcao (at one point I liked Valderrama a lot but cant really put him in here because it was more to do with the crazy hairdo than anything else)
Chile: Marcelo Salas
Peru: Claudio Pizarro
USA: Clint Dempsey
Australia: Mark Viduka
Japan: Nagatomo / Nakata
South Korea: Park Ji-Sung / Cha Du-ri
Ivory Coast: Yaya Toure
Nigeria: Vincent Enyeama

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Get the idea that a lot of them are your favourites but most of my favourites are quite simply because of how highly I rate them - there's not loads else to go off in some cases.

 

England: Jamie Vardy

Scotland: Andy Robertson

Wales: Gareth Bale

Republic of Ireland: Robbie Keane

Northern Ireland: Jonny Evans

France: N'Golo Kante

Italy: Andrea Pirlo / Giorgio Chiellini

Spain: Andres Iniesta

Germany: Toni Kroos

Holland: Arjen Robben

Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo

Belgium: Eden Hazard

Croatia: Luka Modric

Bosnia & Herzewhatever: Miralem Pjanic

Austria: Christian Fuchs

Poland: Jakub Blaszczykowski

Czech Republic: Pavel Nedved

Denmark: Kasper Schmeichel

Sweden: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Norway: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Finland: Shefki Kuqi xD 

Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson

Slovakia: Marek Hamsik

Slovenia: Jan Oblak

Hungary: Marton Fulop

Serbia: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Greece: Georgios Samaras (Absolutely no idea why here)

Bulgaria: Aleksandar Tunchev

Turkey: Emre Belozoglu

Russia: Andrei Arshavin

Ukraine: Andriy Yarmolenko

Brazil: Ronaldinho

Argentina: Lionel Messi

Colombia: Radamel Falcao

Chile: Arturo Vidal

Peru: Paolo Guerrero (I'll get slaughtered by a certain someone if I don't put this!)

Uruguay: Luis Suarez

Mexico: Raul Jimenez

USA: Brad Friedel

Australia: Matthew Leckie

Japan: Shinji Okazaki

South Korea: Son Heung-Min

China: Fucking hell xD Sun Jihai

Algeria: Riyad Mahrez

Morocco: Adel Taarabt / Hakim Ziyech

Tunisia: Yohan Benalouane xD 

Ivory Coast: Didier Drogba

Egypt: Mohamed Salah

Nigeria: Wilfried Ndidi

Senegal: Sadio Mane

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Lets throw a few more in...

South Africa - Steven Pienaar

Paraguay - Miguel Almiron

Belarus - Aliaksandr Hleb

UAE - Omar Abdulrahman

 

Wondered about Romania too but I found it hard singling one out. Mutu?

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Me and @Dan aren't friends any more as Muzzy Izzet isn't his favourite Turkish player. An abomination. 

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9 minutes ago, Dan said:

Lets throw a few more in...

South Africa - Steven Pienaar

Paraguay - Miguel Almiron

Belarus - Aliaksandr Hleb

UAE - Omar Abdulrahman

 

Wondered about Romania too but I found it hard singling one out. Mutu?

Chilavert for me, for Paraguay. 

Gheorghe Hagi for Romania. 

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6 minutes ago, Stan said:

Me and @Dan aren't friends any more as Muzzy Izzet isn't his favourite Turkish player. An abomination. 

That is admittedly a scandalous effort from me. I often forget he's Turkish though. Sounds English xD

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EnglandLampard

France: Henry

Italy: Pirlo

Spain: David Silva

Germany: Ballack

Holland: Robben

Portugal: Rui Costa/Simão

Croatia: Modric

Greece: Karagounis

Brazil: Ronaldinho/Kaka

Argentina: Pablo Aimar

Uruguay: Forlan

South Korea: Park

Colombia: Falcao

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25 minutes ago, Dan said:

Lets throw a few more in...

South Africa - Steven Pienaar

Paraguay - Miguel Almiron

Belarus - Aliaksandr Hleb

UAE - Omar Abdulrahman

 

Wondered about Romania too but I found it hard singling one out. Mutu?

never played in Europe so curios ?

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England:  Gerrard

Wales: Bale

France: Henry

Italy: Materazzi

Spain: Torres

Germany: Schweinsteiger

Holland: Either Kuyt or Sneijder

Portugal: Figo

Belgium: Eden Hazard

Sweden: Ibra

Serbia: Stankovic

Turkey: Recber

Russia: Arshavin

Brazil: Adriano

Argentina: Javier Zanetti, Cambiasso is a close second

Colombia: Cordoba

Uruguay: Forlan

Paraguay - Almiron

Venezuela - Josef

Mexico: Carlos Vela

USA: Eddie Pope

Cameroon: Eto'o

Ivory Coast: Drogba

Egypt: Salah

Nigeria: KANU

Senegal: Cisse

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I forgot about Kanu! He takes Okocha's place.

I also left Germany and Denmark blank to come back to at the end but I forgot xD

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1 hour ago, ...Dan said:

I forgot about Kanu! He takes Okocha's place.

I also left Germany and Denmark blank to come back to at the end but I forgot xD

#NeverForgetTheKing

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England: Robbie Fowler

Scotland: Gary McAllister

Wales: Ian Rush (even though I only caught the very end of his career)

Republic of Ireland: Steve Finnan

Northern Ireland: David Healy

France: Thierry Henry

Italy: Andrea Pirlo

Spain: Xabi Alonso

Germany: Dietmar Hamann

Holland: Dirk Kuyt

Portugal: Luis Figo

Belgium: Big Cock Divock

Croatia: Luka Modric

Bosnia & Herzewhatever: Fuck if I know

Austria: Again, fuck if I know

Poland: Jerzy fucking Dudek

Czech Republic: Vladimir fucking Smicer (back to back Istanbul answers, lovely)

Denmark: Daniel Agger

Sweden: Freddy Ljundberg

Norway: Fuck if I know

Finland: Sami Hyypia

Iceland: Alfred Finboggason

Slovakia: Martin Skrtel

Slovenia: 

Hungary: Zoltan Gera

Serbia: Marko Grujic?

Greece: Sotirious Kyrgiakos

Bulgaria: Stiliyan Petrov

Turkey: Arda Turan

Russia: 

Ukraine: Andriy Shevchenko

Brazil: Ronaldo

Argentina: Messi

Colombia: Carlos Valderrama

Chile: Arturo Vidal

Peru: Nobby Solano

Uruguay: Luis Suarez

Mexico: Carlos Vela

USA: Brad Friedel

Australia: Harry Kewell

Japan: Shunsuke Nakamura

South Korea: Heung-Min Son

Egypt: Mo Salah

Nigeria: I forget his first name... but Kanu

Senegal: Sadio Mane

and since Iran wasn't on the list I'll add Iran...

Iran: Ali Karimi

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