This is the top 10 of the countries that export most footballers in the world

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The competitive growth of some leagues has led to a great emigration of talents from certain nations, most of them to Europe, and in LatinAmerican Post we show them the list

It is well known that the big soccer clubs of the World invest every transfer market, considerable sums of money to reinforce their staff with the most sought-after players or with the greatest potential, no matter where they come from, as mentioned in the digital newspaper 90 Min de Spain. From the statistics collected by the transfers of players made by football clubs worldwide, a large number of reports with valuable quantitative and qualitative data are prepared.

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The CIES Football Observatory (CIES Football Observatory), is the academic and research area of FIFA, which is responsible for preparing such reports annually, among which the Global Study of Soccer Expatriates stands out, where a ranking of the countries that most export players, in a universe of 147 leagues of 98 for each of the clubs belonging to 147 leagues of 98 national associations.

Recently this report was published on the portal of the CIES Observatory and one of the things that can be highlighted is the presence of three South American countries occupying the top 10 export positions of national players to other leagues. These countries are: 1) Brazil, 3) Argentina and, 8) Colombia, occupying the positions listed in the ranking.

The top ten of the list

10. Nigeria: The "Green Eagles" displaced Uruguay, who occupied this same position in 2018. They currently have 361 players outside their borders, 56 more than last year as reported by the CIES Football Observatory. Some of the most outstanding national players, according to the Transfermarkt portal, can be mentioned: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal and Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City of the English Premier League.

9. Croatia: The European country fell two steps compared to last year. They currently have 374 players, 28 players over 2018. Highlighted players: Luka Modric of Real Madrid, Ivan Rakitic of FC Barcelona, and Ivan Perisic of Inter Milan, among others.

8. Colombia: The coffee nation climbed one place in the ranking, with a total of 382 players compared to 327 in 2018. Highlighted players: Juan Guillermo Juventus Square, James Rodríguez from Bayern Munich, Davinson Sánchez from Tottenham Hotspur .

7. Germany: Up one position over the previous year, with a total of 394 players abroad, 48 players above 2018. Highlighted players: Leroy Sané and Ilkay Gundogang of Manchester City.

6. Spain: It remains in the position, adding 66 players remaining with a total of 427, according to The Observatory. The list of the highlights would be extensive, as well as the other countries, but we can highlight the following: David De Gea of Manchester United, Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur.

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5. England: Like Spain, it remains in place with 431 players out, only 18 more than in 2018. Highlighted players: Jadon Sancho del Borussia Dortmund.

4. Serbia: It remains in its position and decreasing to 458 players, 7 less than last year. Among the players we can mention: Aleksandar Kolarov of AS Roma.

3. Argentina: It has a number of 820 players outside, 60 over the last report and has remained stable in his position. Outstanding players outside their country: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Sergio Aguero of Machester City, and Paulo Dybala of Juventus, among others.

2. France: It remains in its square, increasing by 46 players to complete 867 outside its borders. We highlight some: Antoine Griezmann of Atlético de Madrid, Kylian Mbappé of Paris St Germain.

1. Brazil: For the second year in a row, he has remained the unbeaten king in the top ten of the CIES Football Observatory ranking, being the country that has exported the most quality players, with a total of 1330, 94 players over 2018. Some of the most outstanding are: Alisson of Liverpool, Casemiro of Real Madrid, Phillipe Coutinho of FC Barcelona, Roberto Firmino of Liverpool, Thiago Silva of Paris St Germain.


LatinAmerican Post | Gabriel Moros

Translated from "Este es el top 10 de los países que más exportan futbolistas en el mundo"

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