List of foreign La Liga players

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This is a list of foreign players in La Liga. The following players:

  1. have played at least one La Liga game for the respective club.
  2. have not been capped for the Spanish national team on any level, independently from the birthplace, except for players of Spanish formation born abroad from Spanish parents and players who have been capped for Spanish national team and also for other national teams.
  3. have been born in Spain and were capped by a foreign national team. This includes players who have dual citizenship with Spain.

In bold: players that played at least one La Liga game in 2019–20 season, and the clubs they have played for.

Albania Albania[edit]

Algeria Algeria[edit]

Rabah Madjer in 1986

Andorra Andorra[edit]

Angola Angola[edit]

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Sergio Agüero playing for Atlético Madrid in 2012
Pablo Aimar in 2017
Éver Banega playing for Sevilla in 2017
Eduardo Berizzo as Sevilla manager in 2017
Ángel Di María playing for Real Madrid in 2010
Alfredo Di Stéfano scoring for Real Madrid in 1959
Gonzalo Higuaín with Real Madrid in 2012
Diego Maradona (left) with Mario Kempes (right) before a Barcelona match against Valencia in 1982
Gerardo Martino as Barcelona manager in 2014
Javier Mascherano in action for Barcelona in 2012
Lionel Messi playing for Barcelona in 2018
Diego Milito in 2015
Ariel Ortega in 2013
Juan Román Riquelme training with Villarreal in 2005
Javier Saviola playing for Barcelona in 2007
Diego Simeone as Atlético Madrid manager in 2018

Armenia Armenia[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Hans Krankl in 2009
Toni Polster in 2015

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan[edit]

Belarus Belarus[edit]

Belgium Belgium[edit]

Thibaut Courtois with Real Madrid in 2019
Eden Hazard playing for Real Madrid in 2019

Benin Benin[edit]

Bolivia Bolivia[edit]

Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Bebeto in 2010
Cafu in 2019
Coutinho playing for Barcelona in 2018
Dani Alves celebrating the UEFA Super Cup with Barcelona in 2015
Denílson in 2009
Didi in 1958
Kaká scoring for Real Madrid in 2011
Marcelo in action for Real Madrid in 2019
Neymar lining up for Barcelona in 2016
Rivaldo in 2014
Robinho in 2012
Romário in 2019
Ronaldinho playing for Barcelona in 2007
Ronaldo with Real Madrid in 2005

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

Burkina Faso Burkina Faso[edit]

Burundi Burundi[edit]

Cameroon Cameroon[edit]

Samuel Eto'o playing for Barcelona in 2008
Carlos Kameni with Espanyol in 2009

Canada Canada[edit]

Cape Verde Cape Verde[edit]

Central African Republic Central African Republic[edit]

Chad Chad[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

Claudio Bravo warming up for Barcelona in 2015
Alexis Sánchez celebrating the FIFA Club World Cup with Barcelona in 2011
Arturo Vidal playing for Barcelona in 2019

PR China China[edit]

Wu Lei in 2019

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Radamel Falcao with Atlético Madrid in 2011
James Rodríguez with Real Madrid in 2014

Congo Republic of the Congo[edit]

DR Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Costa Rica Costa Rica[edit]

Keylor Navas celebrating the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid in 2018

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Mario Mandžukić being presented by Atlético Madrid in 2014
Luka Modrić with Real Madrid in 2018
Ivan Rakitić playing for Barcelona in 2019
Davor Šuker in 2014

Cuba Cuba[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic[edit]

Ecuador Ecuador[edit]

Egypt Egypt[edit]

El Salvador El Salvador[edit]

England England[edit]

David Beckham playing for Real Madrid in 2007
Gary Lineker in 2011
Michael Owen training with Real Madrid in 2005

Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Eritrea Eritrea[edit]

Finland Finland[edit]

France France[edit]

Eric Abidal training with Barcelona in 2008
Karim Benzema playing for Real Madrid in 2019
Ousmane Dembélé playing for Barcelona in 2018
Antoine Griezmann with Atlético Madrid in 2017
Thierry Henry in action for Barcelona in 2008
Raymond Kopa in 2005
Lilian Thuram training with Barcelona in 2008
Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager in 2018

Gabon Gabon[edit]

Gambia The Gambia[edit]

Georgia Georgia (country)[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Toni Kroos playing for Real Madrid in 2018
Mesut Özil with Real Madrid in 2010
Bernd Schuster as Real Madrid manager in 2007
Marc-André ter Stegen with Barcelona in 2019

Ghana Ghana[edit]

Greece Greece[edit]

Guadeloupe Guadeloupe[edit]

Guinea Guinea[edit]

Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Haiti Haiti[edit]

Honduras Honduras[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

László Kubala with Barcelona in 1953
Ferenc Puskás with Real Madrid in 1971

Iceland Iceland[edit]

Eiður Guðjohnsen playing for Barcelona in 2007

Iran Iran[edit]

Ireland Republic of Ireland[edit]

Israel Israel[edit]

Dudu Aouate playing for Mallorca in 2012

Italy Italy[edit]

Fabio Cannavaro playing for Real Madrid in 2009
Amedeo Carboni with Valencia in 2005
Gianluca Zambrotta warming up for Barcelona in 2007

Ivory Coast Ivory Coast[edit]

Yaya Touré playing for Barcelona in 2010

Japan Japan[edit]

Shunsuke Nakamura with Espanyol in 2009

Kenya Kenya[edit]

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Madagascar Madagascar[edit]

Malaysia Malaysia[edit]

Mali Mali[edit]

Seydou Keita playing for Barcelona in 2008

Martinique Martinique[edit]

Note: Martinique is a French overseas department which is a member of CONCACAF but it is not recognized by FIFA. Players listed here are French citizens who have played for the Martinique national team. They are eligible to play for the France national team. Players with the note "Born in France" were not born in Martinique, despite being a part of France.

Mauritania Mauritania[edit]

Mexico Mexico[edit]

Andrés Guardado playing for Valencia in 2012
Rafael Márquez in action for Barcelona in 2009

Montenegro Montenegro[edit]

Morocco Morocco[edit]

Zaki in 2009

Mozambique Mozambique[edit]

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

Phillip Cocu in 2015
Johan Cruyff celebrating the Amsterdam Tournament with Barcelona in 1975
Ruud van Nistelrooy with Real Madrid in 2007
Frank Rijkaard as Barcelona manager in 2006
Arjen Robben playing for Real Madrid in 2009

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Ikechukwu Uche with Getafe in 2010

North Macedonia North Macedonia[edit]

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland[edit]

Norway Norway[edit]

John Carew in 2011

Panama Panama[edit]

Julio Dely Valdés playing for Málaga in 2002

Paraguay Paraguay[edit]

Roque Santa Cruz scoring for Málaga in 2014
Nelson Valdez playing for Hércules in 2011
Justo Villar with Valladolid in 2009

Peru Peru[edit]

Philippines Philippines[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Vítor Baía in 2016
Deco playing for Barcelona in 2006
Duda playing for Málaga in 2010
Luís Figo in 2017
Nani in 2017
Pauleta in 2012
Pepe training with Real Madrid in 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo with Real Madrid in 2018
Simão (right) speaking with a referee during a match for Atlético Madrid in 2009

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico[edit]

Qatar Qatar[edit]

Romania Romania[edit]

Cosmin Contra with Getafe in 2009

Russia Russia[edit]

Oleg Salenko in 2014

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[edit]

Scotland Scotland[edit]

Senegal Senegal[edit]

Serbia Serbia[edit]

Miroslav Đukić as Valladolid manager in 2012

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

Jan Oblak with Atlético Madrid in 2019

South Africa South Africa[edit]

South Korea South Korea[edit]

Suriname Suriname[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Zlatan Ibrahimović taking a free kick for Barcelona in 2009
Henrik Larsson playing for Barcelona in 2006

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Thailand Thailand[edit]

Togo Togo[edit]

Tunisia Tunisia[edit]

Turkey Turkey[edit]

Arda Turan playing for Atlético Madrid in 2013

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

United States of America United States[edit]

Uruguay Uruguay[edit]

Diego Forlán in action with Atlético Madrid in 2011
José Giménez training with Atlético Madrid in 2018
Diego Godín in action for Atlético Madrid in 2018
Luis Suárez playing for Barcelona in 2019

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

Juan Arango in 2015
Salomón Rondón training with Las Palmas in 2009

Wales Wales[edit]

Gareth Bale with Real Madrid in 2018

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Born in Albania
  2. ^ Born in Angola
  3. ^ Born in Argentina
  4. ^ Born at sea
  5. ^ Born in Austria
  6. ^ Born in Belgium
  7. ^ Born in Belarus (then part of Soviet Union)
  8. ^ Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  9. ^ Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (then part of SFR Yugoslavia)
  10. ^ Born in Brazil
  11. ^ Born in Cameroon
  12. ^ Born in Canada
  13. ^ Born in Cape Verde
  14. ^ Born in Croatia (then part of SFR Yugoslavia)
  15. ^ Born in Czech Republic (then part of Czechoslovakia)
  16. ^ Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaïre)
  17. ^ Born in Denmark
  18. ^ Born in the Eastern Germany (now part of Germany)
  19. ^ Born in England
  20. ^ Born in Estonia (then part of Soviet Union)
  21. ^ Born in Finland
  22. ^ Born in France
  23. ^ Born in French Cameroons
  24. ^ Born in the French Guiana (Overseas territory of the French Republic)
  25. ^ Born in French Morocco
  26. ^ Born in Ghana
  27. ^ Born in Greenland
  28. ^ Born in Guadeloupe (Overseas territory of the French Republic)
  29. ^ Born in Guinea-Bissau
  30. ^ Born in Germany
  31. ^ Born in Italy
  32. ^ Born in Ivory Coast
  33. ^ Born in Kosovo (then part of SFR Yugoslavia)
  34. ^ Born in Latvia (then part of Soviet Union)
  35. ^ Born in Liberia
  36. ^ Born in Macedonia (then part of SFR Yugoslavia)
  37. ^ Born in Martinique (Overseas territory of the French Republic)
  38. ^ Born in Moldova (then part of the Kingdom of Romania)
  39. ^ Born in Montenegro (then part of SFR Yugoslavia)
  40. ^ Born in Mozambique
  41. ^ Born in the Netherlands
  42. ^ Born in New Caledonia (Overseas territory of the French Republic)
  43. ^ Born in Nicaragua
  44. ^ Born in Poland
  45. ^ Born in Portugal
  46. ^ Born in Romania
  47. ^ Born in Romania (then part of Austria-Hungary)
  48. ^ Born in Réunion (Overseas territory of the French Republic)
  49. ^ Born in São Tomé and Príncipe
  50. ^ Born in Saudi Arabia
  51. ^ Born in Senegal
  52. ^ Born in Serbia (then part of SFR Yugoslavia)
  53. ^ Born in Slovakia (then part of Czechoslovakia)
  54. ^ Born in Slovenia (then part of SFR Yugoslavia)
  55. ^ Born in South Africa
  56. ^ Born in Spain
  57. ^ Born in Suriname
  58. ^ Born in Suriname (then Suriname (Kingdom of the Netherlands))
  59. ^ Born in Sweden
  60. ^ Born in Switzerland
  61. ^ Born in Turkey
  62. ^ Born in Uganda
  63. ^ Born in Ukraine (then part of Soviet Union)
  64. ^ Born in Uruguay
  65. ^ Born in the United States
  66. ^ Born in West Germany (now part of Germany)
  67. ^ Capped for the Basque Country national football team
  68. ^ Capped for the Belgium national football team
  69. ^ Capped for the Belgium national under-21 football team
  70. ^ Capped for the Belgium national under-18 football team
  71. ^ Capped for the Belgium national under-17 football team
  72. ^ Capped for the Belgium national under-16 football team
  73. ^ Capped for the Belgium national under-15 football team
  74. ^ Capped for the Brazil national football team
  75. ^ Capped for the Brazil national under-18 football team
  76. ^ Capped for the Brazil national under-17 football team
  77. ^ Capped for the Catalonia national football team
  78. ^ Capped for the Colombia national football team
  79. ^ Capped for the Corsica national football team
  80. ^ Capped for the Croatia national football team
  81. ^ Capped for the Czechoslovakia national football team
  82. ^ Capped for the Denmark national under-19 football team
  83. ^ Capped for the Denmark national under-18 football team
  84. ^ Capped for the Denmark national under-17 football team
  85. ^ Capped for the France national football team
  86. ^ Capped for the France national under-21 football team
  87. ^ Capped for the France national under-20 football team
  88. ^ Capped for the France national under-19 football team
  89. ^ Capped for the France national under-18 football team
  90. ^ Capped for the France national under-17 football team
  91. ^ Capped for the France national under-16 football team
  92. ^ Capped for the Germany national under-21 football team
  93. ^ Capped for the Germany national under-20 football team
  94. ^ Capped for the Germany national under-19 football team
  95. ^ Capped for the Italy national football team
  96. ^ Capped for the Italy national under-20 football team
  97. ^ Capped for the Italy national under-19 football team
  98. ^ Capped for the Italy national under-16 football team
  99. ^ Capped for the Netherlands national under-21 football team
  100. ^ Capped for the Padania national football team
  101. ^ Capped for the Portugal national under-21 football team
  102. ^ Capped for the Soviet Union national under-16 football team
  103. ^ Capped for the Spain national football team
  104. ^ Capped for the Spain national under-23 football team
  105. ^ Capped for the Spain national under-21 football team
  106. ^ Capped for the Spain national under-20 football team
  107. ^ Capped for the Spain national under-19 football team
  108. ^ Capped for the Spain national under-18 football team
  109. ^ Capped for the Spain national under-17 football team
  110. ^ Capped for the Spain national under-16 football team
  111. ^ Capped for the Spain national under-15 football team
  112. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national football team
  113. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national under-21 football team
  114. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national under-20 football team
  115. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national under-19 football team
  116. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national under-18 football team
  117. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national under-17 football team
  118. ^ Capped for the Sweden national under-21 football team
  119. ^ Capped for the Ukraine national football team

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