VFL/AFL Players With International Backgrounds

VFL/AFL Players With International Backgrounds

This is a listing of Australian Football League players with international and multicultural backgrounds. As the families of all non-indigenous Australians are originally from elsewhere, this list goes back a maximum of one generation. Countries are listed in alphabetical order.

The following criteria are used for this list:

  • player must have played at least one senior match
  • player must have been born in a country outside Australia OR have at least one of their parents born outside Australia.

Similar criteria were used for the inaugural Multicultural Cup which was held by Aussie Rules International, a competition in which players who had a parent or grandparent born overseas were allowed to play for that country. This is similar to the eligibility rules of many World Cup tournaments. Additionally, the Australian Football International Cup has more strict criteria, according to which a player must have spent the majority of their junior life in another country.

Current players are in bold.

Read more about VFL/AFL Players With International Backgrounds:  Albania, Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Congo, Democratic Republic Of, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, England, Fiji, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Irish Republic and North, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Samoa, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United States of America, Wales, Zimbabwe

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