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French lead the way in West Ham imports


Filed: Thursday, 21st September 2017
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United have featured more French players than any other nationality outside of the home nations.

Excluding Great Britian & Ireland, players from no less than 56 countries have represented West Ham at some time in their history - but none more so than our closest geographical neighbours, the French, who have supplied practically enough to fill a match day squad with 16 players.

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Surprisingly perhaps, next in the list is Australia, with nine players who have featured in West Ham's first team - closely followed by Portugal and Argentina, with eight each.

Meanwhile 18 countries have been represented by just one Hammer - how many of these can you guess?

Cyprus; Bulgaria; Trinidad & Tobago; Costa Rica; St Kitts & Nevis; Serbia; Slovakia; Peru; Egypt; Hungary; Ukraine; New Zealand; Paraguay; Colombia; Ecuador; Algeria; Turkey; Montenegro.

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The top ten countries to be represented at West Ham are as follows:

1. France (16 players)
David Terrier, Bernard Lama, Marc Keller, Christian Bassila, Seb Schemmel, Laurent Courtois, Edouard Cisse, Youssef Sofiane, Seb Carole, Jeremie Aliadiere, David Bellion, Julian Faubert, Frederic Piquionne, Alou Diarra, Morgan Amalfitano, Dimitri Payet.

2. Australia (9)
Robbie Slater, Stan Lazaridis, Steve Mautone, Chris Coyne, Hayden Foxe, Trent McLenahan, Richard Garcia, Lucas Neill, Dylan Tombides.

=3. Portugal (8)
Paulo Futre, Hugo Porfirio, Dani, Paulo Alves, Luis Boa Morte, Ricardo Vaz Te, Domingos Quina, Jose Fonte.

=3. Argentina (8)
Mauricio Taricco, Lionel Scaloni, Javier Mascherano, Carlos Tevez, Mauro Zarate, Manuel Lanzini, Jonathan Calleri, Pablo Zabaleta.

=5. Italy (7)
=5. Senegal (7)
=7. Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia (6)
=7. Spain (6)
=9. United States of America (5)
=9. Croatia (5)

* You may see a full list of foreign players to have represented West Ham on the KUMB Forum, courtesy of KUMB member LeonRivers.






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