1- Evaristo Beccalossi
Evaristo Beccalossi was an Italian playmaker who started out at Brescia. His best years were at Internazionale Milano from 1978 to 1984.
Despite being tipped many times to be a future international, he never received any opportunities from Enzo Bearzot who preferred Antognoni.
Photo from: Onze, February 1979(Evaristo Beccalossi with Giampiero Marini in the background, with Internazionale Milano, 1978/79)
2- Thomas von Heesen
Thomas von Heesen who spent over a decade at SV Hamburg and was a crucial part of their glorious early 80s squad.
Despite his solid displays, he never received any caps from either Juup Derwall nor Franz Beckenbauer.
Photo from: Onze, May 1983(Thomas von Heesen, April 20, 1983, Champions Cup, SV Hamburg 2-Real Sociedad 1)
3- Jimmy Case
Jimmy Case, the long serving Liverpool midfielder from 70s and early 80s, is considered to be one of the best players never to receive an international cap.
Photo from: Onze, May 1977(Jimmy Case, April 20, 1977, Champions Cup, Liverpool 3-FC Zurich 0)
4- Delio Onnis
Argentinean goleador Delio Onnis is the record holder of most goals cored in the history of the French League.
He joined the French League in the early 70s. His most prolific spell was at AS Monaco where he won the League title in 1978.
Despite being the top goalscorer in many of his seasons in France, he never received a single international cap.
In those times, for a South American joining a European team was a detriment to national team selection.
Photo from: Onze, November 1980(Delio Onnis with Tours in a match vs. Paris St Germain, 1980/81)
5- Piet Den Boer
Piet Den Boer was a Dutch striker who was an integral part of Belgian Club Mechelen’s rise in the mid to late 1980s.
He was part of the Dutch contingent at Mechelen that included Wim Hofkens, Graeme Rutjes and Erwin Koeman, among others.
He scored Mechelen’s winner in the Final of the Cup Winners Cup vs. Ajax on May 11, 1988.Despite his success in Belgium, he was never selected for any international duty.
Photo from: Onze, May 1988(Piet Den Boer with Mechelen, 1987/88)