Andrew Jean-Baptiste in Malaysia

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  1. Balerion

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    Aug 5, 2006
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  2. sidefootsitter

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  3. Jgco

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    Jul 14, 2011
    You've slightly underfaced him there, it's actually the 5th tier of Spanish football! Huge difference I know ;)
     
  4. Balerion

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    No, I believe it's the sixth. The league promotes into a league which promotes into the Tercera Division -- which despite the name is the fourth level.


    EDIT: This may not be true until next season - it seems that Spanish Wikipedia jumped the gun on a reorganization of local Andalusian leagues that may be implemented next season.

    Anyway, it's a low level.
     
  5. sidefootsitter

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    Oct 14, 2004
    He counts as a "local", so it's something.
     
  6. deuteronomy

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    Angkor Siem Reap FC
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    Aug 12, 2008
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
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    Props to AJB for rolling the dice over there.

    A shame it is such a low level.
     
  7. BostonRed

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    Clear: @BissarnaFotboll bring in national team player Andrew Jean-Baptiste. http://www.sn.se/sport/1.4277819-bissarna-varvar-in-landslagsman… @Ettanfotboll

    That's Nyköpings BIS in Sweden's Division 1, which is, of course, the 3rd tier.

    @bungadiri @Friedel'sAccent -- Let's update title to
    Andrew Jean-Baptiste at Nyköpings BIS
     
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  8. lime

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    May 18, 2016
    Teammates with Romain Gall, putting perhaps the two most French-sounding American soccer names on the same team.
     
  9. sidefootsitter

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    What about Francois de Paris, who was capped a couple of times during the Bora Milutinovic era?
     
  10. BostonRed

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    Jul 22, 2012
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    His 2000th? Gotta be some kinda record...;)
     
  12. Borrachin

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    They are like the Mexican Peso, each goal counts for 100, it is really his 20th goal!:D
     
  13. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    The ones he scored in the 26 years before he was born should certainly count more.
     
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  14. BostonRed

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    He picked up a couple of goals with Haiti in their Gold Cup qualification matches this past weekend.

    Interview:
    http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/55/m...e-after?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    "Our vice president of the federation included me as part of the core guys of this national team and going on further in the future," Jean-Baptiste said. "I mean, with that being said, when I heard him say that I had a warm feeling in my heart to be considered as a core guy for your country. I think it means a lot, it’s definitely a step forward."

    Haiti now awaits the fifth-place team from the Copa Centroamericana for a two-legged playoff to decide which team will move into this summer's Gold Cup. Jean-Baptiste hopes to be part of that squad as well, saying he's working on his Creole and French to better integrate with a group where he already feels welcome.

    "For the most part, my Creole is good when we’re talking about football. That’s where my Creole is at its prime. As far as day-to-day conversations, that’s where it has limitations. I can pick up little conversation at the table with teammates and get a few chuckles but whenever they go into the full dialects back at home that’s where I’m a little bit out of it. Only in time, I’ll be a part of it. Even so, a lot of those guys speak English," he said. "That language barrier is not ever something that keeps us apart or separates us, and that’s the part I like about our team"
     
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  20. Gorky

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    That's not Alfred Koroma, is it?
     
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