full-time players in micro-nations

Discussion in 'Other Countries' started by w-inds., Sep 14, 2006.

  1. w-inds.

    w-inds. Member

    May 6, 2006
    who are full-time national players in micro-nations like Andorra, Faroe Islands, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, San Marino?
  2. Ceres

    Ceres Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Aarhus, Denmark
    AGF Aarhus
    Nat'l Team:
    Well, ther are 2 players from the Faroe Islands earning their living as full-time professionals in the Danish league, 22-yo Jón Rói Jacobsen and 25-yo Suni Olsen (both AaB Aalborg) , though to be honest non of them have played a single Superliga match this season, though Suni Olsen did play 2 Royal League (Scandnavian Championship) games for AaB this year. Jón Rói Jacobsen played 5 and Suni Olsen 17 Superliga games last season for AaB.

    Otherwise Jákup á Borg (HB Tórshavn) used to play for Danish OB Odense and Johan Byriel Hansen who retired this summer, used to play for AC Horsens in the Danish Superliga.
  3. Drogo

    Drogo New Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    Perhaps Andy Selva, San Marino, in Serie C.
  4. Fat Dutchman

    Fat Dutchman Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    Red Lion, Aberdeen
    A couple that I know from Liechtenstein: Mario Frick plays for AC Siena, and Peter Jehle plays for Boavista.
  5. Greg_Ario

    Greg_Ario New Member

    May 11, 2007
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    San Marinese legend Massimo Bonini was a Juventus player in mid 80's. He retired in mid 90s, after played some caps for San Marino.

    Jeff Strasser of Luxembourg, played for Metz & M'gladbach. I don't know where is he now?

    Claus Bech Jorgensen (Faroe-Danish player) played in England, maybe in League 1 or Championship?
  6. Sin_Chan_

    Sin_Chan_ New Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Ildefons Lima and Marc Bernaus are playing both at 2nd Division/ 2nd B Division at Spain. One of them is playing at Elche FC and the other one at Rayo Vallecano, but don't know who's playing at each team... Both are playing for Andorra national team
  7. new_skin

    new_skin Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gunnar Nielson is a Faroese GK on the books at Blackburn Rovers. Obviously it's going to be tough to get the #1 spot, since Friedel pretty much has it cemented, but his contract runs out in 2010 I think, and Nielson may be groomed to replace him.
  8. new_skin

    new_skin Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Petro Rucu is a midfielder from Moldova who plays with IFK Norrköping, who are playing in the Swedish first division after winning promotion last year.
  9. maltaman68

    maltaman68 New Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    Farmington, MI
    Malta has quite a few playing internationally.

    Justin Haber GK - Sheffield United
    Andrei Agius - Igea Virtus (Italy Serie C2)
    Manny Muscat - Wellington Phoenix (A-League)
    John Hutchinson - Central Coast Mariners (A-League) just came to the National team this year, he is of maltese decent but born and raised in Australia and figured he would have a better impact on Malta than Australia NT.
    Etinenne Barbara - Just started a two week trail with Sheffield Wednesday last I heard.
    Daniel Bogdanovic - Barnsley
    Michael Mifsud - Was on loan to Barnsley from Coventry City but his contract has expired and is currently looking for a Club.
    Andre Schembri - SK Austria Karnten

    The rest on the national team are playing for clubs in the Maltese Premier League.
  10. conorhiguita

    conorhiguita New Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Cork City
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Aldo Simoncini for San Marino used to play in Série C with San Marino calcio
  11. TiltoKolapsas

    TiltoKolapsas New Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Franz Burgmeier, deemed the Michael Essien of Liechtenstein by the Darlington chairman's 7-year-old grandson. That kind of keen decisionmaking is what got Darlington where they are today.

    I think at one point last year Darlington had an entirely English roster except of course for the one guy from Liechtenstein. He is now back in the Swiss league with Liechtenstein's only pro team, Vaduz, which of course has been in European play for 37 years in a row. Vaduz currently has players of six nationalities.

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