Can You Name All of These International Soccer Players?

By: J.P. Naomi

Can You Name All of These International Soccer Players?
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About This Quiz

Get ready to flip your shirt over your head and run around the field like crazy! We're taking you across the globe from Europe to South America for this ultimate international soccer-star quiz! Are you up for the challenge?

Whether it's FIFA World Cup season or just another day in the Premier League, if you've embarked on this quiz, we believe one thing to be true: You are one of four BILLION soccer fans in the world! That's right! Were you aware that soccer is the most popular sport in the world with 3.5 billion fans? While cricket comes in as the second-most popular sport, the number of cricket fans pales in comparison with just 2.5 billion. Well, now that we know you like the sport, let's see how well you know the players.

You see, not many things in this world are for certain, but we know soccer — or football, as many call it — is one of those things. Whether you speak English, Spanish or French, whether you root for Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar, soccer brings people together. And though team allegiances may hinder friendship, the point is simple: people coming together in the name of soccer. So what we want to know is, can you ace this quiz with the names of the players?

The time has come. Please head down to the field, and let's see if you can make this goooooooool, good luck!

Lionel Messi Barcelona forward by day and Argentine captain by night! Who is this soccer player?
Lionel Messi
Standing just 5'7" tall, Lionel Messi is a forward and captain of both the Barcelona football club and the Argentina national team. Messi is considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time.
Karim Benzema
Manuel Neuer
Kevin De Bruyne

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Cristiano Ronaldo He was born in Madeira, Portugal. Do you recognize this record-holding player?
Kevin De Bruyne
Cristiano Ronaldo
Did you know that Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the World Soccer Player of the Year five times in his career? He has also won the IFFHS World's Best Top Goal Scorer award four times.
Gareth Bale
Thiago Silva

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Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior He goes simply by Neymar. Do you recognize this talented soccer player?
Thiago Silva
Arjen Robben
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Currently a forward for the Paris Saint-Germain club, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior made his professional debut at the age of 17. Since 2009, he has scored 79 goals for his national team, Brazil.
Gerard Piqué

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Zlatan Ibrahimović He has won 31 soccer trophies in his career thus far. Who is this player?
Gerard Piqué
Gianluigi Buffon
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Born in Malmö, Sweden in 1981, Zlatan Ibrahimović is a 6'5" tall striker for LA Galaxy. He has played with eight other teams across the globe since his senior career began in 1999.
David Luiz

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Andrés Iniesta He's a Spanish player currently playing for the Japanese Vissel Kobe club. Who is seen in this photo?
David Luiz
Mario Götze
Toni Kroos
Andrés Iniesta
A native of Fuentealbilla, Spain, Andrés Iniesta played with Barcelona from 2001 - 2018 before heading to Japan to join Vissel Kobe. He's considered one of the best midfielders of all time.

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Eden Hazard He's number 10 for the Chelsea Football Club. Who is the premier player seen here?
Toni Kroos
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Karim Benzema
Eden Hazard
Not only has Eden Hazard played soccer since the age of eight, but he also owns a club. In 2017, he and six other professional players joined forces and founded the San Diego 1904 Football Club.

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Robert Lewandowski He's been a member of the Bayern Munich since 2014. Which footballer is seen here?
Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski is a well-rounded and respected striker with over 13 years of experience. A native of Warsaw, Poland, he has been named the Polish Player of the Year seven times.
Karim Benzema
Marco Reus
David de Gea

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Sergio Agüero He was the winner of the Premier League Golden Boot in 2014 and 2015. Who is this player?
Sergio Agüero
Sergio Agüero was born in 1988 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Did you know at the age of 15 years old, he became the youngest player to play in the Argentine Primera Division? He now plays for Manchester City Football Club.
David de Gea
Jordi Alba
Yaya Touré

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Arjen Robben Who is this winger from the Netherlands?
Yaya Touré
Philippe Coutinho
Arjen Robben
Since turning professional in 2000, Arjen Robben has played for Groningen, PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid and now Bayern Munich. Did you know he scored two goals in his first game with Bayern Munich? They must have thought the 25-million-euro contract was worth it.
Mohamed Salah

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Luis Suárez He gives Messi and Ronaldo a run for their money. Who is this player?
Luis Suárez
Between 2009 - 2015, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were alternating winners of the Pichichi Trophy for most goals in a season. But in 2016, Luis Suárez finally broke the cycle by recording 40 goals to top the list.
Mohamed Salah
James Rodríguez
Sergio Busquets

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Manuel Neuer He's known as a "sweeper-keeper." Which footballer has played his entire career in Germany?
Sergio Busquets
Thomas Müller
Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the game. Did you know from 2013 - 2016, he was awarded the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper award? He's the captain of both his club team, Bayern Munich, and his national team, Germany.
Iker Casillas

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Gareth Bale Which Wales national team player since 2005 is seen in this photo?
Iker Casillas
David Luiz
Gerard Piqué
Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale made his debut for the Wales national team in 2006. Since then, he has scored a team record of 31 goals. In 2013, Bale made a professional move from the Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid, signing a six-year deal worth 91 million Euros.

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Luka Modrić He's regarded as the greatest Croatian player of all time, but can you name him?
Luka Modrić
Standing just 5'8" tall, Luka Modrić is known for his intensity as a midfielder. He has played professionally since 2003 for the Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham Hotspur and currently Real Madrid. He has recorded 452 attempts and 62 goals.
Gerard Piqué
Philippe Coutinho
Antoine Griezmann

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Toni Kroos Do you recognize this German national and Real Madrid midfielder?
Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos made his professional debut at the age of 17. Still going strong on the national and international stage today, Kroos was named the 2018 Footballer of the Year in Germany and named to the 2017 IFFHS Men's World Team.
Antoine Griezmann
Thiago Silva
Alexis Sánchez

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Kevin De Bruyne He has worn the number 17 in Manchester City for three years. Can you name him?
Alexis Sánchez
Kevin De Bruyne
Did you know that Kevin De Bruyne was named the fourth-best footballer in the world by The Guarding in 2017? Since turning professional in 2008, he has earned many individual awards including the 2017-2018 Premier League Playmaker of the Season.
David Silva
Marco Reus

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Antoine Griezmann Which player has been a member of the French national team since 2010?
Marco Reus
Andrea Pirlo
Antoine Griezmann
Though Antoine Griezmann is a French national, he has played his entire professional career with Spanish clubs - Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid. Griezmann helped lead France to victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Sergio Busquets

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Thiago Silva Which player representing Paris Saint-Germain is seen here?
Sergio Busquets
Kevin De Bruyne
Thiago Silva
Did you know that Thiago Silva signed a 42-million-euro deal with Paris Saint-Germain in 2012? To date, he has scored nine goals for the team with 178 attempts. He has previously played professionally in Brazil, Portugal and Italy.
David de Gea

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David de Gea Can you name this Spanish professional goalkeeper?
Sergio Agüero
Mesut Özil
David de Gea
David de Gea Quintana stretches more than 6'4" across the goal in defense of his team, Manchester United. Did you know that he received the Premier League Golden Glove award for the 2017-2018 season?
Karim Benzema

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Gianluigi Buffon Do you recognize this Italian goalkeeper nicknamed Gigi?
Gianluigi Buffon
Born in Tuscany, Gianluigi Buffon played much of his professional career in Italy until joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 - at the age of 40, no less. Buffon is one of the most decorated goalkeepers of all time, winning both individual and team awards every year since 1993.
Karim Benzema
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Zlatan Ibrahimović

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Wayne Rooney Do you recognize this record goalscorer for the England national team?
Robert Lewandowski
Arjen Robben
Wayne Rooney
Not just a national record-holder, Wayne Rooney is also the all-time top scorer for Manchester United with 183 goals. He joined D.C. United in 2018 and by the end of his first season was named the club's MVP, having scored 12 goals in 21 matches.
Zlatan Ibrahimović

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Alexis Sánchez He's the most expensive Chilean player of all time. Who is this?
Robert Lewandowski
Alexis Sánchez
Alexis Sánchez's professional career began in 2005 with the Cobreloa and Udinese clubs. Six years later, he was transferred to Barcelona in a deal worth 30 million euros. It proved worthwhile as Sánchez recorded 39 goals for 88 attempts in just three years.
Luis Suárez
Luka Modrić

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Bastian Schweinsteiger Can you name this German national midfielder for the Chicago Fire?
Luka Modrić
Lionel Messi
Luis Suárez
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Did you know that Bastian Schweinsteiger played with the Bayern Munich for nearly 14 seasons? In 2015, he was transferred to Manchester United and in 2017 to Chicago Fire. He has scored seven goals thus far with Chicago.

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David Silva Who is the Spanish footballer, nicknamed Merlin and El Mago, seen here?
David Silva
David Silva has been a professional midfielder since 2003. He came into his prime in 2010 after joining Manchester United. Since then, he has scored 54 goals with just 274 attempts and is considered one of Manchester's greatest players of all time.
Gianluigi Buffon
Antoine Griezmann
Gareth Bale

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Mesut Özil He got the world's attention at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Do you recognize this player?
Gareth Bale
Mesut Özil
At just 22 years old, Mesut Özil was instrumental in leading Germany to the semi-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He played in every single match and was one of ten players nominated by FIFA for the Golden Ball award.
Andrés Iniesta
Toni Kroos

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Franck Ribéry Can you name this French winger currently playing for Bayern Munich?
Toni Kroos
Lionel Messi
Franck Ribéry
Did you know that Franck Ribéry won the 2013 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball award? Voted on by members of the media, this award is given to the best player of each World Cup. That same year, Ribéry was named MVP of the World Cup Finals as well.
Eden Hazard

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Gerard Piqué He made his debut on the Spanish national team in 2009. Which player is seen here?
Eden Hazard
Gerard Piqué
Gerard Piqué made his national debut on February 11, 2009. Just one year later, he helped lead his country to victory in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As a professional, he has played for Manchester United and Barcelona.
Antoine Griezmann
Karim Benzema

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Karim Benzema He's scored 27 goals in just 81 attempts for France. What is his name?
Eden Hazard
Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema was born in Lyon, France in 1987. At the age of 17, he made his professional debut and by 2007 became a starter for the Lyon football club. He has been named French Player of the Year three times in his career: 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Sergio Agüero
Mohamed Salah

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Mario Götze Which 26-year old playmaker is this?
Mohamed Salah
Andrea Pirlo
James Rodríguez
Mario Götze
Mario Götze is known for his speed, dribbling and technique and is recognized as one of the best German players of all time. Did you know he is currently the second-most expensive German player? (Behind Mesut Özil, of course.)

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Thomas Müller He plays both midfielder and forward in Germany. Do you recognize this player?
Thomas Müller
Since 2008, Thomas Müller has scored nearly 150 goals for two German teams - Bayern Munich and Germany's national team. Twenty-three of those goals came in 2013 when Müller led the Bayern Munich to a "treble:" the league title, cup and Champions League championships.
James Rodríguez
Jordi Alba
Sergio Busquets

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Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid player by day, Belgian national by night! Who is this goalkeeper?
Sergio Busquets
Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Courtois may have never scored a goal in his career, but did you know that he has made more than 285 saves? With a career full of individual awards, he has most recently been named the 2018 Best FIFA Goalkeeper, and the 2018 IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper.
Franck Ribéry
Philippe Coutinho

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Marco Reus Who is this current captain of the Borussia Dortmund club?
Philippe Coutinho
Andrea Pirlo
Marco Reus
Did you know that Marco Reus spent ten years of his youth career with Borussia Dortmund and is now in his eighth season with them as a senior professional? Prone to injury, Reus was sidelined, unfortunately, for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in which his national team Germany won.
Wayne Rooney

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David Luiz He made his international debut for Brazil in 2010, but do you recognize this footballer?
Wayne Rooney
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Yaya Touré
David Luiz
David Luiz grew up in Diadema, Brazil, playing soccer for São Paulo and Vitória. In 2011, he journeyed across the pond to join Chelsea, with whom he won the UEFA Champions League that same year. After playing a two-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain, Luiz is back with Chelsea today.

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Jordi Alba Do you recognize this career-long player on the Spanish stage?
Yaya Touré
Thiago Silva
Antoine Griezmann
Jordi Alba
Did you know that Jordi Alba has played his entire career in Spain? Not only is he a member of the national team, but he has also played on the international level for Cornellà, Valencia and currently Barcelona.

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Philippe Coutinho Which Brazilian footballer and 2016 Samba Gold Award winner is seen here?
Antoine Griezmann
Luka Modrić
Cristiano Ronaldo
Philippe Coutinho
Though he got his professional start in 2008, it wasn't until 2018 when Philippe Coutinho made his FIFA World Cup debut. And what a debut! He was named the 2018 FIFA World Cup top assist provider.

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Sergio Busquets He has played his entire career with Barcelona. What's the name of this player?
Sergio Busquets
The soccer world knows him as a "one-club man," and the rest of us call him Sergio Busquets. He may not have the highest number of goals, but as a defensive midfielder, Busquets has had more than 500 game appearances since 2008.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Robert Lewandowski

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Andrea Pirlo Who is this Italian midfielder known for his free-kick abilities?
Robert Lewandowski
Andrea Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo began his career with Brescia in 1995. After 22 years on the Italian and international stages, he retired with a total of 61 goals and 570 appearances. Did you know his fellow players nicknamed him "The Architect" for the way he designed victorious plays?
Kevin De Bruyne
Manuel Neuer

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James Rodríguez Which Golden Boot winner has recorded 86 goals in his career thus far?
James Rodríguez
With 394 game appearances throughout his career, James Rodríguez has scored 108 goals. Did you know that he started in his first professional match in 2006 at the age of 14? In doing so, he became one of the youngest Colombian players to turn professional.
Manuel Neuer
Wayne Rooney
Alexis Sánchez

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Iker Casillas This Spanish goalkeeper has appeared in more than 650 career matches. Who is the player in this photo?
Alexis Sánchez
Arjen Robben
Iker Casillas
For nearly 20 years, Iker Casillas Fernández has been a member of Spain's national team. For his tremendous skills and saves as a goalkeeper, Casillas was nicknamed "San Iker," meaning Saint Iker, by his teammates and fans.
Sergio Agüero

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Yaya Touré He hails from the Ivory Coast and played professional soccer from 2001-2018. Can you name him?
Yaya Touré
Gnégnéri Yaya Touré is considered one of the greatest African soccer players of all time. Throughout his 17-year career, he played midfield in Belgium, Greece, Monaco and most significantly Manchester City, where he recorded 59 goals in eight seasons.
Sergio Agüero
David de Gea
Mesut Özil

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Mohamed Salah Can you identify this forward and native of Egypt?
Wayne Rooney
David Silva
Mohamed Salah
From Egypt to England, Mohamed Salah's career has taken him to five different teams throughout his nine professional years. Most recently, he signed a deal with Liverpool, earning him more than 36 million pounds. After scoring 32 goals in his first 36 games, the club knew it was worth it.
Karim Benzema

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