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Thousands of professional footballers play in foreign leagues. A particularly large number come from the most successful soccer nation in the world.

Brazil is the number one export country: 1,219 Brazilian professional footballers played abroad in May of this year.

The German kickers, on the other hand, mostly stay in their own country, only 441 professionals earn their money elsewhere.

Measured by the number of inhabitants, Iceland is the export world champion: 73 footballers will play in foreign top leagues in 2022, after all, every 2390th male resident of the island.

Many kickers also leave Argentina (815) and France (978) to pursue careers abroad.


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2022-08-05

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