European players that are connected to Africa.

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Here are some of the European players that are connected to the African continent but chose to play for European national team.

There are series of players that ditch their origin in the world of football in order represent European countries.

Sometimes you wonder why there so many black players in a squad and ask if they are truly European or they just ditch their original country to play in Europe.

Some of the top stars you see representing top European countries are from Africa.

Here are some of the players that are originally from African countries but represent European countries.

Kylian Mbappe: One of the young best players in the world of football, he plays for France but he has the root of Cameroon/ Algeria.

Paul Pogba: The former Manchester United midfielder also plays for France but he is from Guinea.

Blaise Matuidi: The Midfielder also plays for France but has the Angola/Congo blood in him.

Ngolo Kante: The Chelsea midfielder also represent the French team but he is rooted from Mali.

Samuel Umtiti: The defender is also a player that represents the French national team but originally from Cameroon.

Benjamin Mendy: The French defender also is originally from Senegal.

Vincent Kompany: The former Belgium player is connected to Africa as well as his father is from DR Congo.

Marouane Fellaini: The former Everton and Manchester United midfielder parent is from Morocco but played for Belgium.

Mousa Dembele: Father from Mali but plays for Belgium.

Michy Batshuayi- Parent from Democratic republic of Congo but plays for Belgium.

Renato Sanches: The Portugal player originated from Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe.

Bukayo Saka: The Arsenal midfielder represents the England national team but he is from Nigeria.



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