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List of foreign MLS players

This is a list of foreign players in Major League Soccer. The following players:

  1. Have played at least one MLS game for the respective club (Unless noted by italics).
  2. Have not been capped for the U.S. national team on any level, independently from the birthplace
  3. Have been born outside the United States OR have been born in the United States and were capped by a foreign national team. This includes players who have dual citizenship with the United States.

In italics with bold: Players currently signed, but have yet to play a league match.

In bold: Current foreign MLS players and their present team.

Players on loan to MLS teams are indicated with a "†" symbol.

Players signed to MLS teams and on loan to teams outside MLS are indicated with a "‡" symbol.

In italics, but not bolded: Former players who had signed a professional contract with an MLS team, but never made a league appearance for the team.

(Note: If a player born in one country has represented another country on their youth team, but has not played for that country's youth team in the past two years, and has not been capped for that country's senior team, then they are listed with their country of birth.)

As of the start of the 2012 MLS season, 105 nations (including the United States) have been represented by players in the league.

Contents

  • Africa – CAF 1
    • Algeria 1.1
    • Angola 1.2
    • Botswana 1.3
    • Burundi 1.4
    • Cameroon 1.5
    • Cape Verde 1.6
    • Congo DR 1.7
    • Côte d'Ivoire 1.8
    • Ethiopia 1.9
    • Gambia 1.10
    • Ghana 1.11
    • Kenya 1.12
    • Liberia 1.13
    • Mali 1.14
    • Morocco 1.15
    • Mozambique 1.16
    • Nigeria 1.17
    • Senegal 1.18
    • Sierra Leone 1.19
    • South Africa 1.20
    • Swaziland 1.21
    • Tanzania 1.22
    • Togo 1.23
    • Uganda 1.24
    • Zimbabwe 1.25
  • Asia – AFC 2
    • Australia 2.1
    • China PR 2.2
    • Guam 2.3
    • India 2.4
    • Indonesia 2.5
    • Iran 2.6
    • Japan 2.7
    • Korea Republic 2.8
    • Lebanon 2.9
    • Northern Mariana Islands 2.10
    • Palestine 2.11
    • Philippines 2.12
  • Europe – UEFA 3
    • Albania 3.1
    • Armenia 3.2
    • Austria 3.3
    • Belarus 3.4
    • Belgium 3.5
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina 3.6
    • Bulgaria 3.7
    • Croatia 3.8
    • Czech Republic 3.9
    • Denmark 3.10
    • England 3.11
    • Estonia 3.12
    • Finland 3.13
    • France 3.14
    • Georgia 3.15
    • Germany 3.16
    • Greece 3.17
    • Hungary 3.18
    • Iceland 3.19
    • Ireland 3.20
    • Israel 3.21
    • Italy 3.22
    • Latvia 3.23
    • Lithuania 3.24
    • Malta 3.25
    • Montenegro 3.26
    • Netherlands 3.27
    • Northern Ireland 3.28
    • Norway 3.29
    • Poland 3.30
    • Portugal 3.31
    • Republic of Ireland 3.32
    • Romania 3.33
    • Russia 3.34
    • Scotland 3.35
    • Serbia 3.36
    • Slovakia 3.37
    • Spain 3.38
    • Sweden 3.39
    • Switzerland 3.40
    • Turkey 3.41
    • Ukraine 3.42
    • Wales 3.43
  • North & Central America, Caribbean – CONCACAF 4
    • Bermuda 4.1
    • Costa Rica 4.2
    • Cuba 4.3
    • Curaçao 4.4
    • El Salvador 4.5
    • Grenada 4.6
    • Guadeloupe 4.7
    • Guatemala 4.8
    • Guyana 4.9
    • Haiti 4.10
    • Honduras 4.11
    • Jamaica 4.12
    • Martinique 4.13
    • Mexico 4.14
    • Panama 4.15
    • Puerto Rico 4.16
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis 4.17
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4.18
    • Trinidad and Tobago 4.19
    • Turks and Caicos 4.20
  • South America – CONMEBOL 5
    • Argentina 5.1
    • Bolivia 5.2
    • Brazil 5.3
    • Chile 5.4
    • Colombia 5.5
    • Ecuador 5.6
    • Paraguay 5.7
    • Peru 5.8
    • Uruguay 5.9
    • Venezuela 5.10
  • Oceania – OFC 6
    • New Zealand 6.1
  • Notes 7
  • See also 8

Africa – CAF

Algeria

Angola

Botswana

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Congo DR

Côte d'Ivoire

Ethiopia

Gambia

Ghana

Kenya

Liberia

Mali

Morocco

Mozambique

Nigeria

Senegal

Sierra Leone

South Africa

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Zimbabwe

Asia – AFC

Australia

China PR

Guam

India

Indonesia

Iran

Japan

Korea Republic

Lebanon

Northern Mariana Islands

Palestine

Philippines

Europe – UEFA

Albania

Armenia

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

England

Estonia

Finland

France

Georgia

  • New York – 2009–11

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Malta

Montenegro

Netherlands

Northern Ireland

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Republic of Ireland

Romania

Russia

Scotland

Serbia

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

Wales

North & Central America, Caribbean – CONCACAF

Bermuda

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

El Salvador

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Elias Vasquez (footballer) Real Salt Lake 2015

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Martinique

Mexico

Panama

Puerto Rico

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos

South America – CONMEBOL

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Paraguay

Peru

Uruguay

Venezuela

Oceania – OFC

New Zealand

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d born in France
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k born in England
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m born in the United States
  4. ^ born in Azerbaijan
  5. ^ born in Montenegro
  6. ^ born in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  7. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/tottenhams-jermain-defoe-agrees-transfer-2854640
  8. ^ a b c born in DR Congo
  9. ^ born in Algeria
  10. ^ a b born in Serbia
  11. ^ born in Liberia
  12. ^ born in Mozambique
  13. ^ born in Angola
  14. ^ a b born in Sweden
  15. ^ born in Macedonia
  16. ^ a b born in Germany
  17. ^ born in Switzerland
  18. ^ a b c d born in Canada
  19. ^ born in Zambia
  20. ^ a b born in Argentina
  21. ^ born in Ecuador
  22. ^ born in Brazil

See also

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