Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Oriundis and Other Naturalized Internationals, Part Three

1- Ruben Cano-Argentina and Spain 1970s and 80s
Ruben Cano was born in San Rafael, Aregntina and started at Atlanta.
He joined Spanish side Elche in 1974 and then Atletico Madrid in 1976.
After obtaining Spanish citizenship, he was called up for national team duty in 1977 and played in the 1978 World Cup for Spain in his home nation of Argentina.

Photo From: Onze, Hors Serie 7, 1978
(Ruben Cano, November 30, 1977, World Cup Qualifier, Yugoslavia 0-Spain 1)

Photo From: AS Color, Issue 343, December 13, 1977
(Ruben Cano with Atletico Madrid)

2- Nestor Subiat-Argentina and Switzerland, 1990s
Nestor Subiat was born in Argentina, but lived in France from a young age.
He started out at French Second Division side Mulhouse and eventually ended up at Swiss club Lugano in 1992. There he became a Swiss citizen and was selected by Roy Hodgson for the National Team and made the 1994 World Cup squad.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 64, May 1994
(Nestor Subiat)

3- Nestor Combin-Argentina and France-1960s
Nestor Combin was born in La Rosas, Argentina and spent his youth career at Colon de San Lorenzo. He was signed by French club Olympique Lyonnais in 1959. He obtained French Citizenship and appeared in the 1966 World Cup.
He also played in the Serie A with Juventus, Torino and AC Milan.

Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 52, May 1964
(Nestor Combin)

4- Roy Wegerle –South Africa and USA, 1990s
Striker Roy Wegerle was born in South Africa. He made his name in England with Luton and Queens Park Rangers. He was eligible for the USA National Team due to his marriage to an American and was selected by the USA National team and played during the 1994 World Cup.
Bobby Robson had considered to select him for the England ‘B’ team in 1989.

Photo From: Soccer International, Volume 1, Issue 2, February 1990
(Roy Wegerle at Luton Town)

5- John Barnes-Jamaica and England, 1980s and 90s

English forward John Barnes was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He was the son of a Military Officer. He came to England at age 12 and made his name at Watford.

Photo From: Goal, Issue 17, February 1997
(John Barnes at Liverpool, 1996/97)

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