The European season start is a good time to review the different world soccer elite teams and find out what are the countries with the highest repr
Why is Mexico so far from the powers of world soccer? A stat that speaks volumes
The European season start is a good time to review the different world soccer elite teams and find out what are the countries with the highest representation in those clubs. For this article, the 10 clubs that lead the UEFA ranking are taken into account: Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, PSG, Juventus, Atlético de Madrid and Manchester United.
Next, the numbers by nationality when analyzing the 302 players who are part of those ten teamscounting only those players who have already made their debut in the top flight.
The countries with the most players in the elite of world football
The country with the highest representation is England, with 46 playersfollowed by Spain, with 41. Although of course, both have the advantage that seven of the ten teams in the aforementioned Top 10 of the UEFA ranking are precisely of those leagues: four from the Premier League and three from La Liga.
Behind them appears France, with 37 players, despite having only one team in the elite (PSG). fourth figure Brazil with 24 representatives which make it the country with the most players outside of the European powers. Germany Complete the top five places with 18 players.
Behind are Italy, with 17; Portugal, with 14while Argentina and the Netherlands (11 each) are the others that appear in double digits. Who are the Argentines? Julián Álvarez (Manchester City), Lionel Messi, Mauro Icardi and Leandro Paredes (PSG), Matías Soulé and Ángel Di María (Juventus), Ángel Correa, Rodrigo De Paul and Nahuel Molina (Atlético de Madrid), Alejandro Garnacho and Lisandro Martínez ( Man Utd).
Senegal (6) Leads among African countries and USA (3) among those from Concacaf, while there are a single Asian representative: Iraq, hand in hand with the young Zidane Iqbal, who has already played a Champions League match with Manchester United. Oceania has no players.
Mexico, without any player in the top teams
If the 32 selected World Cup players are taken into account, those who do not have players in the elite are Qatar, Ecuador, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Japan, South Korea… And Mexico.
If he Tri does not have any representative in the top 10 teams in the world. And although it may seem “logical” if you think that it is a very small group of clubs, it is enough to review the list to see that there are surprising countries that have more soccer players than those of the Aztec territory… Morocco, Guinea, even nations such as Albania, Algeria, Burkina Faso or Mozambique, to name a few, have players on these teams.
Ivory Coast 3
United States 3
Burkina Faso 1
Central African Rep. 1
Costa Rican 1
Czech Republic 1
Dominican Rep. 1