Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oriundis and Other Naturalized Internationals, Part Eight

1- Antonio Valentin Angelillo -Argentina and Italy 1950s and 1960s
Argentina forward Antonio Angelillo was born in Buenos Aires and represented for Argentina in the 1950s.
He joined Internazionale Milano in 1957 and played in the Italian League for over a decade.
He took up Italian Citizenship and played twice for his new Nation in the 60s.

(Antonio Valentin Angelillo at AC Milan)

2- Ferenc Puskas-Hungary and Spain, 1950s and 1960s
The Hungarian Legend played for his Nation in the 40s and 50s. He fled Hungary at the onset of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956.
He made his way to Real Madrid and in time became a Spanish citizen.
He represented Spain on four occasions in the 60s.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 36, January 1992 
(Ferenc Puskas)

3- Jean Tigana-Mali and France, 1980s
French star from the 1980s Jean Tigana was raised in France but was actually born in Bamako in Mali.

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 53, August 1984
(Jean Tigana, June 27, 1984, UEFA European Championships, France 2-Spain 0)

4- Miroslav Klose-Poland and Germany, 1990s/2000s/2010s
German striker Miroslav Klose was born in Opole in Poland and arrived in Germany as a young boy in the 80s. His father Josef was a Polish International who had a spell in France with Auxerre.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 192, January 2005
(Miroslav Klose)

5- Omari Tetradze-Georgia and Russia, 1980s/1990s/2000s
Omari Tetradze was a Georgian defender in the 80s and 90s. He opted for Russian Nationality after the break-up of the Soviet Union and played for his new Nation for over a decade.
Note: He changed his last name from Osipov to Tetradze at the age of 18.

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