Can You Match These World Famous Soccer Players to Their Home Country?

By: Khadija Leon
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Can You Match These World Famous Soccer Players to Their Home Country?
Image: HYPEBEAST via Youtube/TeoCRi HD via Youtube/Eddie Janssens via Wiki Commons

About This Quiz

Association football, better known soccer, is a team sport which requires two teams of eleven players whose objective is to score by moving the ball the to the opposing team's goal without using their hands. Played by over 200 million people from over 200 countries, it is the world's most popular sport.

With that, the people who play the game professionally are some of the richest athletes in the world, often signing contracts worth millions of dollars to some of the world's best teams as well as playing for their country. 

People come from all over the world and for football players, it is no different. Although there are higher concentrations of footballers coming from certain parts of the world like Spain, France, Brazil, Germany and England, there are also some who come from areas like the Ivory Coast, Sweden, the Netherlands, Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium. 

How much of a fan are you and how closely have you been paying attention to the players and their back stories? Are you able to correctly match the successful footballers to countries that they were born in? Only a true football fan can do it, will you be one go them? Take this quiz to find out!

Pelé
Ricardo Stuckert/PT
Where is this soccer player from?
China
Brazil
India
United States
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, is a retired Brazilian professional football player who was widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time. In his career, he his scored over 1280 goals in 1363 games and led his country to win the World Cup multiple times.

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ZLatan Ibrahimovic
n/a
Where is this soccer player from?
Sweden
Indonesia
Brazil
Pakistan
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Wrong Answer

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional football player known for playing forward for teams like LA Galaxy and Manchester United, and was also the captain of the Swedish national team from 2010 until his retirement in 2016.

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Lionel Messi
YouTube
Where is this soccer player from?
Nigeria
Bangladesh
Argentina
Russia
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Wrong Answer

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional football player who has won the Ballon d’Or award 5 times and is often called one of the best players of this time. Apart from playing for his national team, he plays for the Spanish club Barcelona, where he has won 30 trophies with them.

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Cesc Fabregas
SEN31
Where is this soccer player from?
Mexico
Japan
Ethiopia
Spain
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Wrong Answer

Cesc Fàbregas is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays for both the Spanish national team and Chelsea FC in the British Premier League. He has also played for teams like Arsenal, FC Barcelona and Manchester United.

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James Rodriguez
Bundesliga
Where is this soccer player from?
Philippines
Colombia
Egypt
Vietnam
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Wrong Answer

James Rodriguez is a Colombian professional footballer who currently plays for Bayern Munich as well as being the captain of the Colombian national team. In 2014, he won the Golden Boot at the FIFA World Cup.

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Sergio Ramos
Jan S0L0
Where is this soccer player from?
Germany
Iran
Spain
Turkey
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Wrong Answer

Sergio Ramos is a Spanish professional footballer who is currently the captain of the Spanish national team as well as Real Madrid football team. He is often called one of the best defenders in the world and was named to the FIFPro World XI eight times.

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Daniel Alves
Football.ua via Wiki Commons
Where is this soccer player from?
Brazil
Thailand
England
France
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Wrong Answer

Daniel Alvez is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for both the Brazilian national team and Paris Saint-Germain football club. He is the third most expensive defender of all time, joining Barcelona for US $40 million.

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Diego Maradona
Armando Tovar
Where is this soccer player from?
Argentina
Italy
Tanzania
South Africa
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Wrong Answer

Diego Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer who has been listed as one of the greatest players of all time. He became the coach of the Argentine national team in 2008, leading them to the 2010 World Cup.

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Steven_Gerrard
Eddie Janssens via Wiki Commons
Where is this soccer player from?
South Korea
Scotland
Sweden
England
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Steven Gerrard is a retired English professional football player and professional football coach. He played central midfielder, where he was both the captain of the Liverpool football team as well as the England national team.

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Luis Suarez
n/a
Where is this soccer player from?
Colombia
Kenya
Uruguay
Spain
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Wrong Answer

Luis Suárez is a Uruguayan professional football player who currently plays as striker for both the Uruguayan national team and the Spanish club, Barcelona. He is one of the league’s top scorers and was named Dutch footballer of the year in 2010.

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Ronaldinho
NBA
Where is this soccer player from?
Argentina
Brazil
Ukraine
Iran
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Wrong Answer

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho, is a former Brazilian footballer who has played for teams like Barcelona, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Grêmio and Flamengo as well as winning several awards including FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d’Or.

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Antoine Griezmann
Biser Todorov
Where is this soccer player from?
Sudan
United States
Canada
France
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Wrong Answer

Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who currently plays for the French national team and the Spanish club Atlético Madrid. He was one of the top scorers and the Player of the Tournament at the 2016 UEFA European Championship.

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Cristiano Ronaldo
YouTube
Where is this soccer player from?
Morocco
Portugal
Venezuela
Afghanistan
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Wrong Answer

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who currently plays for the Portuguese national team as well as the Spanish club, Real Madrid. He has won over 25 trophies in his career, as well as four European Golden Shoes and five Ballon d’Or.

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Gerard Piqué
The Players' Tribune via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
Spain
Malaysia
Nepal
North Korea
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Gerard Pique is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays for the Spanish national team, as well as FC Barcelona. He, along with his team, has won the UEFA Champions League title two years in a row.

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Wayne Rooney
n/a
Where is this soccer player from?
Australia
Taiwan
England
Sri Lanka
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Wrong Answer

Wayne Rooney is an English profession footballer who currently plays for Everton and the England national football team. He has won every honor available in English football and is one of two players to win the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and FIFA World Cup.

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George Best
Christoffer Boman via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
Romania
England
Chile
Guatemala
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

George Best was an Irish professional footballer who played for Manchester United and the Irish National team. After winning the 1968 European Cup, he was named Footballer of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.

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Zinedine Zidane
Raphaël Labbé
Where is this soccer player from?
Ecuador
France
Netherlands
Cambodia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Zinedine Zidane is a retired French professional footballer and current manager of Real Madrid. He has been named as one of the country’s best players but is most known for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest.

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Frank Rijkaard
AFC Ajax via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
Cuba
Belgium
Greece
Netherlands
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Frank Rijkaard is a former Dutch footballer and manager who played as midfielder and defender for the Netherlands national team as well as A.C. Milan and AFC Ajax. He has often been called one of the most stylish players of all time.

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Arjen_Robben
Rufus46 via Wiki Commons
Where is this soccer player from?
Haiti
Portugal
Netherlands
France
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Arjen Robben is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays for Bayern Munich. He has made multiple appearances at the World Cup and was named to the FIFPro World XI.

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Neymar Jr.
n/a
Where is this soccer player from?
Sweden
Hungary
Jordan
Brazil
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays forward for the Brazilian national team and Paris Saint-Germain. He was named as the South American Footballer of the Year and he is currently the world’s most expensive player.

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Paul Pogba
Ardfern/Danyele via Wiki Commons
Where is this soccer player from?
Honduras
France
Austria
Israel
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Paul Pogba is a French football player who currently plays for Manchester United as well as the French national team. In 2016, he was listed as one of Europe’s most promising players and was transferred back to the club for $130 million, which at the time was a world record.

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Frank Lampard
F2Freestylers - Ultimate Soccer Skills Channel
Where is this soccer player from?
England
Switzerland
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Frank Lampard is a former English professional footballer who is the all-time leading goal scorer for Chelsea FC, a club that he played 13 years for. He is often called one of the greatest midfielders of his generation and the club.

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Sergio Aguero
YouTube
Where is this soccer player from?
Nicaragua
Lebanon
Argentina
Denmark
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Sergio Agüero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for the Argentine national team and Manchester City FC. In November 2017, he became the club’s all-time highest goal-scorer with a total of 178 goals scored to date.

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Gareth Bale
n/a
Where is this soccer player from?
Singapore
Finland
Norway
Wales
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Gareth Bale is a Welsh professional football player who currently plays for both Real Madrid and the Wales national team. He was ranked as the 12th most famous athlete in the world by ESPN in 2016 and was also a finalist in the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.

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Jerome Boateng
DFB-Team (Die Mannschaft) via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
Costa Rica
Ireland
Germany
New Zealand
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Jérôme Boateng is a German professional footballer who plays defender for both the German national team and Bayern Munich. Often called one of the world’s best defenders, he is known for his tacking style and passing ability.

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Andrés Iniesta
Castroquini
Where is this soccer player from?
Croatia
Panama
Spain
Uruguay
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Andrés Iniesta is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays for both the Spanish national team and FC Barcelona as captain. In the 2010 World Cup, he scored the winning goal against the Netherlands and was named Man of the Match.

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Mario Balotelli
Man City via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
Mongolia
Italy
Jamaica
Armenia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mario Balotelli is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays for OGC Nice and the Italian national team. While he is a very successful player, he has been involved in a number of disciplinary problems with both players and managers.

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David Beckham
BeanymanSports
Where is this soccer player from?
England
Qatar
Slovenia
Fiji
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

David Beckham is a former English professional footballer who throughout his 20-year career has played for teams including Manchester United, LA Galaxy, Real Madrid, Milan, Paris Saint Germain and the English national team.

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Xavier Creus
ieraHDTV (Backup Channel) via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
Malta
Spain
Belize
Iceland
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Wrong Answer

Xavier Creus, simply known as Xavi, is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays for Al Sadd SC and has also played for the Spanish national team and FC Barcelona. In his total career, he has won over 30 trophies including the 2010 World Cup.

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Eden Hazard
Brian Minkoff-London Pixels via Wiki Commons
Where is this soccer player from?
Belgium
Monaco
India
China
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Eden Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer who currently plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team as a midfielder. He has been called one of the best players in the world for his superior passing skills, speed and technical ability.

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Francesco Totti
TeoCRi HD via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
Pakistan
Italy
Brazil
Nigeria
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Francesco Totti is a former Italian professional footballer who played for both his national team and for A.S. Roma. He has often been nicknamed “The Golden Boy”, “The Eighth King of Rome” and “The Captain” by various sports media.

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Arturo Vidal
Save the Dream from Doha, Qatar
Where is this soccer player from?
Russia
Mexico
Japan
Chile
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Arturo Vidal is a Chilean professional footballer who currently plays for Bayern Munich and the Chilean national team. He has earned over 90 caps for his team as well as helping them to win the 2015 Copa América.

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Manuel Neuer
Steindy
Where is this soccer player from?
Ethiopia
Philippines
Egypt
Germany
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Manuel Neuer is a German professional footballer who is the current goalkeeper and captain of Bayern Munich and German national team. He has been called the world’s best goalkeeper and has won the IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper four consecutive years in a row.

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Sergio Busquets
Planeta Deportiva via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
Vietnam
Germanh
Spain
Iran
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Sergio Busquets is a Spanish professional footballer who plays defensive midfielder for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. He helped his country to win the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 UEFA European Championship.

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ALEXIS SANCHEZ
Comps Elrake via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
Turkey
Chile
Thailand
France
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Alexis Sánchez is a Chilean professional footballer who plays for Manchester United and the Chilean national team. He is the most expensive Chilean player of all time after a transfer worth $37 million.

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Karim Benzema
Lana Rose via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
France
Italy
South Africa
Colombia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Karim Benzema is a French professional footballer who currently plays for FC Real Madrid and the French national team. He has earned over 80 caps and has represented his country at many major international tournaments.

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Mesut Özil
HYPEBEAST via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
South Korea
Spain
Germany
Sweden
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Muset Özil is a German professional footballer who currently plays for Arsenal and the German national team. He made headlines at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he played an integral role in helping his team to get to the semi-finals.

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DAVID SILVA
Man City via Youtube
Where is this soccer player from?
Argentina
Spain
Algeria
Afghanistan
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

David Silva is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays for Manchester City and the Spanish national team. He is a predominantly left-footed player who has three League Cups, an FA Cup and three Premier Leagues under his belt.

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Petr Cech
NBC Sports
Where is this soccer player from?
Canada
Morocco
Venezuela
Czech Republic
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Petr Cech is a Czech professional footballer who plays goalkeeper for Arsenal and was also the former captain of the Czech Republic national team. He is the most capped player on the national team and has won several awards for being the best goalkeeper.

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Marcelo
Bitjungle
Where is this soccer player from?
Malaysia
Nepal
Brazil
Yemen
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Marcelo Vieira, simply known as Marcelo, is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays for FC Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. He has won three UEFA Champions League titles and four La Liga Titles.

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HYPEBEAST via Youtube/TeoCRi HD via Youtube/Eddie Janssens via Wiki Commons