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Brothers Who Represented Different Countries

Brothers Who Represented Different Countries

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By David Kappel - Mar 10, 2017 07:16 PM @kappilinho

Paul Pogba and his brother Florentin clashed recently in the Europa League, but while the Manchester United star represents France, his brother plays for an African country. Here are more brother-pairs who represent different countries, including two South African siblings.

Click through the gallery to see which famous brothers represent different countries. 

One of the most famous brother pairs are Jerome and Kevin-Prince Boateng. Both were born in Germany to a Ghanaian father, but have different mothers.

While Jerome decided to represent Germany and was part of the countries’ 2014 FIFA World Cup winning side, Kevin-Prince switched allegiances to Ghana after featuring for Germany at youth level.

Another famous brother pair are Granit and Taulant Xhaka, who met each other during the 2016 UEFA European Championship. While the Arsenal midfielder runs out for Switzerland, his older brother appears for Albania, the country of the pairs’ parents.

The Pogba brothers are another example for brothers, who have decided to don different national colours. While Pogba runs out for France, his older brother Florentin is representing Guinea. Similarly, the third Pogba brother, Mathias, is also representing the African birth country of the siblings’ parents.

You have to look into the history books to find the South African brother-pair of which only one opted to play for Bafana Bafana. Roy and Steve Wegerle were born in Pretoria, but Roy opted to represent the United States after marrying an American wife, while Steve made a few appearances for the South African side.

Read: African Brothers Who Have Starred For Their National Teams

Other brother-pairs, running out for different countries’ include Christain Vieri (Italy) and his brother Massimiliano (Australia), Thiago (Spain) and Rafinha Alcantara (Brazil), among others.

Note: All data has been researched on Transfermarkt.

Who do you think is the best brother-pair in professional football? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Zwie10 Mar 19, 2017 10:48 AM
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Nebza_iambucs Mar 18, 2017 06:20 PM
@Guardiola the return-coweditor hates me ey wena which rafinha u talkin bout??
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Nebza_iambucs Mar 18, 2017 06:19 PM
Nyc coweditor
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TK-AMG Mar 13, 2017 06:07 PM
Woow Rafinha an Thiago are brothers
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MR E Mar 11, 2017 04:50 PM
Respect soccer football
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Faysal Mar 11, 2017 10:00 AM
Wena @david kappel where are other players picture?
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mosesmu Mar 11, 2017 08:04 AM
Alcantara brothers are gud.. Thiago being the best one and the missing puzzle on pep guadiola Man city
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 11, 2017 07:47 AM
Pogba brothers and Rafinha is my best simbling
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deadly trio msn Mar 11, 2017 07:20 AM
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Ntsunda11 Mar 11, 2017 06:55 AM
@Guardiola the return-coweditor hates me Thiago represent Spain and is playing for Münich and Rafinha represent Brazil and playing for barca
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Hlubzin Mar 11, 2017 06:47 AM
@Guardiola the return-coweditor hates me the editor is correct Barcelona's Rafinha plays for Brazil.
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Coweditor the Brazillian Rafihna plays for Bayern not Barca,the one who plays for Barca is Spanish but yet to represent the national team
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clemz7 Mar 11, 2017 04:54 AM
Those who chose their parents' countries are gr8
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mmsimoni2011@gmail.com Mar 10, 2017 09:49 PM
just like me I play for the world fc and my younger brother plays for heaven fc
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MBISHIIIDOSHKA Mar 10, 2017 09:47 PM
GREAT NEWS
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ok!

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