Thursday, November 9, 2017

Oriundis and Other Naturalized Internationals, Part Nine

1- Juan Antonio Pizzi -Argentina and Spain 1990s and 2000s
Argentina striker Juan Antonio Pizzi was born in Santa Fe, Argentina and played for Rosario Central.
He made his name in Spanish Football in a successful spell at Tenerife in the early 90s.
He opted for Spanish Citizenship and played for Spain (1994/98).
He is the current Manager of the Chilean National Team.

Photo From: Panini, Europa ‘96
(Juan Antonio Pizzi)

2- Manuel Amoros-Spain and France, 1980s and 1990s
French defender from the 80s and 90s Manuel Amoros was born and raised in France (Nimes) but had Spanish ancestry.

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 72, April 1986
(Manuel Amoros, May 2, 1985, World cup Qualifier, Bulgaria 2-France 0)

3- Mauro German Camoranesi-Argentina and Italy, 1990s and 2000s
Mauro Camoranesi was born in Tandil, Argentina and had spells in Argentinean and Mexican Leagues before joining Serie A club Hellas Verona in 2000.
He later joined Juventus and while there opted for Italian Citizenship and played for his new Nation from 2003 onwards. He was a World Cup winner in 2006.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 171, April 2003
(Mauro German Camoranesi at Juventus)

4- Simon Tahamata-Maluku Islands and Holland, 1970s and 1980s
Dutch star from the 70s and 80s, Simon Tahamata was born in Holland but his ancestry was from Maluku Islands (South East Asia).

Photo From: Mondial, old series, issue 38, January 1980
(Simon Tahamata at Ajax Amsterdam)

5- Carlos Mc Allister-Scotland and Argentina, 1980s and 1990s
1990s Argentina defender Carlos McAllister was born in Pergamino, Argentina.
His ancestry was Scottish and his ancestors arrived to Argentina from Fife, Scotland.

Photo From: World Soccer, May 1995
(Argentina International Carlos MacAllister)

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