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MON 02.09.2019 | NEWS

Primera Iberdrola is more international than ever

A total of 106 non-Spanish players from 39 different countries are set to ply their trade in the top flight this campaign.

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MON 02.09.2019

The standard of the Primera Iberdrola is constantly on the rise and this continual improvement has seen an increasing number of overseas talents joining the ranks of the Spanish clubs. In the 2019/20 season, a total of 106 foreign imports hailing from no fewer than 39 countries will grace the top tier.

The side with the biggest foreign contingent are the reigning champions, Atletico Madrid, whose 12 non-Spanish stars will fly the flag for 10 different countries. Coming in behind Atleti in these standings are Sevilla FC, who boast 10 foreign footballers, followed by Sporting Huelva's nine-strong cohort.


Meanwhile, Athletic Club are the only top-flight outfit with a squad made up entirely of players born in Spain. As for the best represented countries, Brazil lead the way with 12 foreigners, whilst nine Argentines will strut their stuff in the forthcoming Primera Iberdrola campaign.


Primera Iberdrola's foreign contingent:

Argentina: Vanessa Santana, Estefania Banini, Agustina Barroso, Bruna Tavares, Marianela Szymanowski, Ruth Bravo, Yael Oviedo, Alda Cometti, Flor Bonsegundo

Australia: Alex Chidiac

Belgium: Nicky Evrard

Brazil: Ludmila da Silva, Daiane Rodrigues, Thaisa Moreno, Erika Samia, Nagela Oliveira, Isadora Freitas, Dioneide Landres Da Penha Santos (Nenem), Jucinara Soares, Monica Hickmann, Aline Reis, Joyce Magalhães, Juliana Aparecida Paulino Cardozo, Jujuba

Cameroon: Dorine Chuigoue, Michaela Abam, Raissa Feudjio

Canada: Marie-Yasmine Alidou

Chile: Carla Guerrero, Camila Saez, Pancha Lara, Yanara Aedo

Ivory Coast: Ida Guehai, Ange Koko

Colombia: Leicy Santos, Isabella Echeverri, Angela Clavijo, Natalia Gaitan

Costa Rica: Lixy Rodriguez, Daniela Cruz, Katherine Alvarado

Denmark: Line Geltzer, Johansen 

USA: Kylie Strom, Emily Dolan, Kaeli Anne Schmidt, Sabrina Flores, Toni Payne, Claire Falknor, Cara Curtin

France: Aissa Tounkara, Aurelie Kaci, Kheira Hamraoui, Marie-Laure Delie, Meline Gerard 

Georgia: Tatiana Matveeva

Ghana: Grace Asantewaa, Priscilla Okyere

Guatemala: Analu Martinez

Guinea: Princella Adubea

England: Toni Duggan, Chioma Ubogagu, Chelsea Ashurst

Italy: Elena Linari, Martina Piemonte

Japan: Maya Yamamoto, Ayaka Noguchi, Yoko Tanaka

Lithuania: Liucija Vaitukaityte

Macedonia: Natasha Andonova

Morocco: Meryem Hajri

Mexico: Kenti Robles, Charlyn Corral, Pamela Tajonar, Kiana Palacios, Monica Flores

Montenegro: Sladjana Bulatovic

Namibia: Zenatha Coleman

Nigeria: Asisat Oshoala, Peace Efih

Norway: Caroline Graham Hansen

Holland: Sari van Veenendaal, Stefanie van der Gragt, Lieke Martens, Merel van Dongen, Jennifer Vreugdenhil, Mandy van den Berg

Paraguay: Jessica Martinez, Dulce Quintana

Poland: Emilia Zdunek

Romania: Andrea Paraluta, Elena Pavel

Russia: Marina Fedorova, Nadya Karpova

Serbia: Jelena Cubrilo, Allegra Poljak 

Sweden: Kosovare Asllani, Sofia Jakobsson

Switzerland: Viola Calligaris

Ukraine: Natiia Pantsulaya, Olga Ovdiychuk

Venezuela: Kika Moreno, Michelle Romero, Gabriela Garcia, Maikerlin Astudillo, Oriana Altuve, Nay Caceres

Zambia: Barbra Banda

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