Equipment colonized country

Equipment colonized country

The presence for the first time in its history of Swansea in the Europa League leads us to talk about a phenomenon that is not very common but that does recur from time to time in the world of football: the presence of several players from the same country in a team of another nationality. And we have commented in some article that there are teams whose culture prevents them from signing foreigners, On the other hand, there are those who prefer to record outside what they are unable to find at home.. Once with more success than another here we present a series of clubs that once set their market in a certain country:

1- Swansea: the most recent and somewhat successful case. Last year the Welsh team won its first official title in England in the Capitan One Cup and in 2013 presents the not insignificant figure of up to eight Spaniards: Jordi Amat, Chico Flores, Michu, Pablo Hernandez, Alvaro Vazquez, angel Rangel, Pozuelo and Cañas. A real barbarity that represents a third of the squad and that raises the question of whether the club loses its Welsh identity.

2- Valencia: drawn in the same Europa League group as Michael Laudrup's, in his day and under the direction of Claudio Ranieri he had up to five Italians in the field. Namely: Moretti, Di Vaio, carbon, Corradi and Fiore who came to succeed the Lucarelli or Tavano on duty as Italian players at Valencia.

The Valencia of the Italians had a bad ending.
The Valencia of the Italians had a bad ending.

3- Barcelona: si Louis Van Gaal quiso implantar un estilo fue en parte porque importó a una serie de jugadores de confianza que además eran de su nacionalidad. Hesp, Reiziguer, Bogarde, Frank y Ronald de Boer, Zenden, Kluivert, Overmars, Cuckold. In the season 98-99, el Barcelona más bien parecía la selección orange con sus nueve representantes.

4- Valladolid: El fichaje del entrenador colombiano Pacho Maturana para la temporada 1990-91 dio paso a una llegada masiva de colombianos al año siguiente: Valderrama e Higuita se unieron a Álvarez, ya presente en el club. Era una apuesta por el fútbol de toque, pero acabó convirtiéndose en un fracaso de grandes dimensiones.

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Los colombianos inundaron el Valladolid a principios de los 90.

5- Liverpool: Xabi Alonso, Pepe Reina, Luis García, Miki Roqué, Albert Riera, Fernando Morientes y poco después Fernando Torres y a Álvaro Arbeloa llegaron al conjunto dirigido por Rafa Benítez en la primera oleada de españoles por Inglaterra. Ellos marcaron la línea que luego siguieron otros tantos jugadores hispanos.

6- Deportivo La Coruna: durante algunos años el Depor fue el Superdepor y en parte porque llegó a tener una constelación de jugadores de otros países, especialmente de Brasil, donde Flavio, Luizao, Renaldo, Rivaldo, Djalminha, Mauro Silva y hasta Donato (que era nacionalizado español) componían una parte importante del grupo.

7- Catania: el cuadro italiano suma en la actualidad hasta 13 Argentine. Es uno de los casos más sonados de colonización por parte de un país. Y es que estamos hablando que más de la mitad de la plantilla es de origen albiceleste (13 of 25, sólo hay cinco italianos), undoubtedly creating a somewhat peculiar precedent that not even the Inter de Milan with his nine Argentines he can overcome.

Is it good that this happens?

It is a difficult dilemma to answer. We have seen examples like Swansea or Liverpool where it has worked. Also in that mythical Osasuna of the Poles. But nevertheless, if there is one thing clear, it is that identity is lost and that the fans are immediately with the magnifying glass on waiting for the slightest stumble. In the end, the teams belong to the people, and the public if something wants, is to see their own winning with players from the house. Although every time this, sounds more like utopia.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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