List of foreign Ligue 1 players: A

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This is a list of foreign players in the Ligue 1, which commenced play in 1932. The following players must meet both of the following two criteria:

  1. Have played at least one Ligue 1 game. Players who were signed by Ligue 1 clubs, but only played in lower league, cup and/or European games, or did not play in any competitive games at all, are not included.
  2. Are considered foreign, i.e., outside France and its dependencies (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion Island or French Polynesia), determined by the following:
A player is considered foreign if he is not eligible to play for the national teams of France.

More specifically,

  • If a player has been capped on international level, the national team is used; if he has been capped by more than one country, the highest level (or the most recent) team is used. These include French players with dual citizenship. Players who played for France but came as foreign players (such as Miguel Ángel Lauri) are also listed.
  • If a player has not been capped on international level, his country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from French parents or moved to France at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched his nationality to another nation.

Clubs listed are those that the player has played at least one Ligue 1 game for.

Seasons listed are those that the player has played at least one Ligue 1 game in. Note that seasons, not calendar years, are used. For example, "1992-95" indicates that the player has played in every season from 1992-93 to 1994-95, but not necessarily every calendar year from 1992 to 1995.

In bold: international players

Last updated February 14, 2013

Albania Albania[edit]

Name Country Role Period Teams
Lorik Cana  Albania Midfielder 2002-2006
Paris SG
Olympique de Marseille
Riza Lushta  Albania Forward 1948-1949 AS Cannes
Edwin Murati  Albania Midfielder 1997-1998 & 1999-2000
Paris SG
Lille OSC

Algeria Algeria[edit]

Name Country Role Period Teams
Radhouane Abbes  Algeria Defender 1987-1988 & 1989-1990 Montpellier HSC
Djamel Abdoun  Algeria Midfielder 2003-2006
AC Ajaccio
FC Nantes
Boumediene Abderahmane  Algeria Defender 1945-1949 & 1953-1954
FC Sète
Olympique de Marseille
Madjid Adjaoud  Algeria Midfielder 1999-2003 CS Sedan
Nassim Akrour  Algeria Forward 2002-2003
Troyes AC
Grenoble Foot
Ridha Ali Messaoud  Algeria Forward 1976-1977 Paris SG
Said Amara  Algeria Midfielder 1956-1957
RC Strasbourg
Girondins de Bordeaux
Salim Arrache  Algeria Midfielder 2003-2006
RC Strasbourg
Olympique de Marseille
Toulouse FC

Angola Angola[edit]

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Armenia Armenia[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

References and notes[edit]


  • Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7. 
  • Tamás Dénes, Pál Peterdi, Zoltán Rochy and József Selmeci (1999). Kalandozó magyar labdarúgók. ISBN 963-85967-0-8. 

Club pages[edit]



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