VFL/AFL players with international backgrounds

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Australian Football League players come from diverse backgrounds, with 15 per cent of all players either born overseas or have a parent born overseas.[1] A total of 121 players from a multicultural background (at least one parent born overseas) are among the 817 AFL listed players in 2013. Richmond Football Club has the most multicultural players with 30% and Carlton Football Club has the least with almost 5%.[2] Of those 121 multicultural players, more than half have one parent from Anglophone countries, mainly the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand.[3]

Albania Albania[edit]

Barbados Barbados[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Canada Canada[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

China China[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of[edit]

Cook Islands Cook Islands[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Cyprus Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

East Timor East Timor[edit]

  • Lin Jong (Taiwanese mother, Timorese-Chinese father)[5]

Egypt Egypt[edit]

Fiji Fiji[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Greece Greece[edit]

see: Greek Team of the Century[27]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

India India[edit]

Indonesia Indonesia[edit]

  • Frank Lesiputty (Indonesian grandfather)[12]

Republic of Ireland Ireland[edit]

Israel Israel[edit]

Italy Italy[edit]

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Lebanon Lebanon[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Republic of Macedonia Macedonia[edit]

Malaysia Malaysia[edit]

Malta Malta[edit]

Morocco Morocco[edit]

Burma Myanmar[edit]

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea[edit]

Philippines Philippines[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Russia Russia[edit]

Samoa Samoa[edit]

Serbia Serbia[edit]

South Africa South Africa[edit]

South Korea South Korea[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka[edit]

Sudan Sudan[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Taiwan Taiwan[edit]

  • Lin Jong (Taiwanese mother, Timorese-Chinese father)[5]

Thailand Thailand[edit]

Tonga Tonga[edit]

Turkey Turkey[edit]

Tuvalu Tuvalu[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom United Kingdom[edit]

England England[edit]

Scotland Scotland[edit]

Wales Wales[edit]

United States United States of America[edit]

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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