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 2016–17 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]

Lionel Messi in 2005.
Diego Maradona in 1985.
Diego Simeone in 2013.
Sergio Agüero in 2012.
Ariel Ortega in 2013.
Roberto Ayala in 2007.
Javier Saviola in 2007.
Martín Palermo in 2008.

Armenia Armenia[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan[edit]

Belarus Belarus[edit]

Belgium Belgium[edit]

Bolivia Bolivia[edit]

Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Ronaldo in 2005.
Ronaldinho in 2008.
Rivaldo in 2014.
Neymar in 2013.
Romário in 2015.
Bebeto in 2010.
Roberto Carlos in 2011.
Kaká in 2011.
Cafu in 2010.

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

Burkina Faso Burkina Faso[edit]

Burundi Burundi[edit]

Cameroon Cameroon[edit]

Samuel Eto'o in 2008.
Carlos Kameni in 2009.

Canada Canada[edit]

Cape Verde Cape Verde[edit]

Chad Chad[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

Alexis Sánchez in 2017.
Claudio Bravo in 2013.
Iván Zamorano in 2012.

PR China China[edit]

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Radamel Falcao in 2011.

Congo Republic of the Congo[edit]

DR Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Costa Rica Costa Rica[edit]

Keylor Navas in 2015.

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Davor Šuker in 2008.
Luka Modrić in 2015.
Ivan Rakitić in 2014.

Cuba Cuba[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

Allan Simonsen in 2012.
Michael Laudrup in 2007.

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic[edit]

Ecuador Ecuador[edit]

Felipe Caicedo in 2011.

Egypt Egypt[edit]

El Salvador El Salvador[edit]

England England[edit]

Gary Lineker in 2009.
Michael Owen in 2010.

Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Eritrea Eritrea[edit]

Finland Finland[edit]

Jari Litmanen in 2009.

France France[edit]

Thierry Henry in 2008.
Laurent Blanc in 2011.
Karim Benzema in 2012.
Raymond Kopa in 1963.
Éric Abidal in 2008.

Gabon Gabon[edit]

Gambia The Gambia[edit]

Georgia Georgia (country)[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Bernd Schuster in 2007.
Toni Kroos in 2015.
Rainer Bonhof in 1975.

Ghana Ghana[edit]

Michael Essien in 2013.

Greece Greece[edit]

Guadeloupe Guadeloupe[edit]

Guinea Guinea[edit]

Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Haiti Haiti[edit]

Honduras Honduras[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Ferenc Puskás in 1971.
László Kubala in 1953.
Sándor Kocsis in 1960.

Iceland Iceland[edit]

Iran Iran[edit]

Ireland Republic of Ireland[edit]

Israel Israel[edit]

Dudu Aouate in 2012.

Italy Italy[edit]

Christian Vieri in 2007.

Ivory Coast Ivory Coast[edit]

Yaya Touré in 2012.

Japan Japan[edit]

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Macedonia Republic of Macedonia[edit]

Madagascar Madagascar[edit]

Mali Mali[edit]

Seydou Keita in 2008.

Martinique Martinique[edit]

Mexico Mexico[edit]

Hugo Sánchez in 1988.
Rafael Márquez in 2009.

Montenegro Montenegro[edit]

Morocco Morocco[edit]

Badou Ezzaki in 2009.

Mozambique Mozambique[edit]

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

Arjen Robben in 2009.
Frank Rijkaard in 2006.

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland[edit]

Norway Norway[edit]

John Carew in 2008.

Panama Panama[edit]

Paraguay Paraguay[edit]

Justo Villar in 2009.
Paulo da Silva in 2010.
Nelson Valdez in 2011.

Peru Peru[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Luís Figo in 2006.
Deco in 2006.
Fernando Couto in 2011.
Nani in 2012.
Vítor Baía in 2016.
Pauleta in 2011.
Simão in 2012.
Pepe in 2015.

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico[edit]

Qatar Qatar[edit]

Romania Romania[edit]

Gheorghe Hagi in 2008.

Russia Russia[edit]

Valeri Karpin in 2014.
Viktor Onopko in 2011.
Oleg Salenko in 2012.

Scotland Scotland[edit]

Senegal Senegal[edit]

Serbia Serbia[edit]

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

Jan Oblak in 2014.

South Africa South Africa[edit]

South Korea South Korea[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Henrik Larsson in 2006.

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Thailand Thailand[edit]

Togo Togo[edit]

Tunisia Tunisia[edit]

Turkey Turkey[edit]

Arda Turan in 2013.

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

United States of America United States[edit]

Uruguay Uruguay[edit]

Luis Suárez in 2014.
Diego Forlán in 2011.
Gustavo Poyet in 2011.
Diego Godín in 2014.
Diego Lugano in 2007.

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

Juan Arango in 2012.

Wales Wales[edit]

Gareth Bale in 2015.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ played mostly for France
  2. ^ also played for France
  3. ^ played once for Ukraine
  4. ^ played mostly for Russia