List of foreign football players in the Netherlands

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This is a list of foreign players in the Eredivisie, which commenced play in 1956. The following players must meet both of the following two criteria:

  1. Have played at least one Eredivisie game. Players who were signed by Eredivisie 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 the Netherlands and the Netherlands Antilles, determined by the following:
A player is considered foreign if he is not eligible to play for the national teams of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles or Aruba.

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 Dutch players with dual citizenship.
  • If a player has not been capped on international level, his country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from Dutch parents or moved to the Netherlands at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched his nationality to another nation.

Clubs listed are those for which the player has played at least one Eredivisie game—and seasons are those in which the player has played at least one Eredivisie game. 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. Therefore, a player should always have a listing under at least two years — for instance, a player making his debut in 2011, during the 2011–12 season, will have '2011–12' after his name. This follows general practice in expressing sporting seasons.

In bold: players who have played at least one Eredivisie game in the current season (2014–15), and the clubs they've played for. They include players who have subsequently left the club, but do not include current players of an Eredivisie club who have not played an Eredivisie game in the current season.


Afghanistan Afghanistan[edit]

Albania Albania[edit]

Algeria Algeria[edit]

Armenia Armenia[edit]

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Angola Angola[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Belgium Belgium[edit]

Bermuda Bermuda[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

Burkina Faso Burkina Faso[edit]

Burundi Burundi[edit]

Cameroon Cameroon[edit]

Canada Canada[edit]

Cape Verde Cape Verde[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

China China[edit]

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Costa Rica Costa Rica[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Curaçao Curaçao[edit]

Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

Ecuador Ecuador[edit]

Egypt Egypt[edit]

England England[edit]

Estonia Estonia[edit]

Finland Finland[edit]

France France[edit]

Gambia The Gambia[edit]

Georgia Georgia (country)[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Ghana Ghana[edit]

Greece Greece[edit]

Guatemala Guatemala[edit]

Guinea Guinea[edit]

Haiti Haiti[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Indonesia Indonesia[edit]

Iceland Iceland[edit]

Iran Iran[edit]

Ireland Republic of Ireland[edit]

Israel Israel[edit]

Italy Italy[edit]

Ivory Coast Ivory Coast[edit]

Japan Japan[edit]

Luxembourg Luxembourg[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Macedonia Republic of Macedonia[edit]

Mexico Mexico[edit]

Montenegro Montenegro[edit]

Morocco Morocco[edit]

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland[edit]

Norway Norway[edit]

Paraguay Paraguay[edit]

Peru Peru[edit]

Philippines Philippines[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Romania Romania[edit]

Russia Russia[edit]

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[edit]

Scotland Scotland[edit]

Senegal Senegal[edit]

Serbia Serbia[edit]

Sierra Leone Sierra Leone[edit]

Singapore Singapore[edit]

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

South Africa South Africa[edit]

South Korea South Korea[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Syria Syria[edit]

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Tunisia Tunisia[edit]

Turkey Turkey[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

United States United States[edit]

Uruguay Uruguay[edit]

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

Wales Wales[edit]

Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia[edit]

Zambia Zambia[edit]

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