Hi from Russia ! Please wraite full list import players ( non-Au) play in clubs NSL . Please wraite name - country - club . Please help me !1 I know full list import players in clubs 129 country of world . Regards kind !!
Well since you are from Russia but support Dynamo Kiev i'll do my best to help you (kidding i'd have helped anyway ). Hopefully others can chip in as well i case i miss anyone
Off the top of my head, i can give you the following
* Esala Masi, Newcastle Utd (NSW), Fiji
* Chris Zoricich, Newcastle Utd, New Zealand
* Alex Moriera, Newcastle Utd, Brazil
* Vaughan Coveny, South Melbourne, New Zealand
* Fernando Rech, Brisbane strikers, Brazilian
* Lubo Lapsanksy, Parramatta Power, Slovakian
* Stuart Young, Wollongong Wolves, England
Thats all i can remember at the moment. I'm sure others will be able to fill in the gaps :hopefull:
Some more, although they may have moved clubs since the end of the season - and note to Andreas, with the inclusion of the Kingz, NZ players aren't considered foreign/imports, but maybe our Russian friend wants the Kiwis as well ...
* Badui "Buddy" Farah, Wollongong Wolves, Lebanon (Full international) although holds AUS passport.
* Edgar Junior, Perth Glory, Brazilian
If there's a Melbourne Knights man out there help us here because I remember seeing a story on all these imports you had last season on Channel 7's after-hours NSL show.
certainly were, a young striker from rangers was here last season at the spirit on loan, I forget his name, I think there were 2.......
Toto de Costa from the melbourne knights is Angolan......
Pan Kuen Kim at marconi from south korea........
nost of the aucklund kingz squad is from New Zealand..........unfortunately most of the club websites are piss poor, and dont even have a small paragraph on each senior player so its very hard to compile a full list......
abt Elrich, he may have dual citizenship but hes aussie so hes not an o/seas player
Guys i think we should make a clarification here as to what a "foreign star/import player is"
IMO if its someone who is born in another country but has learn't their football here then they are NOT foreign imports. I think guys like Elrich fall into this category
On the other hand, guys like Rech, Lapsansky etc.... who has learn't their football elsewhere (e.g in Brazil, Slovakia etc....) are foreign imports even if they have been playing here for ages and own an aussie passport (Lubo being a good case in point)
As for the Kiwis, well i don't know. Even if they Kingz are in the comp i would still consider Kiwis to be foreign imports as most if not all would have learn't their football in NZ and many before the Kingz were included in the comp
In fact Lubo did an inteview with tribalfootball.com about being selected for Farina's "shadow squad" for the Oceania nations cup
I wonder why guys like Lapsansky and Young came to Oz in the first place. I can understand Brazilians like Rech, Edgar Jnr, Moreira etc.. going wherever they can since their livelihoods depend on it but who from a developed country would want to play NSL :wth: :crazy: with the current standard and low wages
Lubo is definetely Slovakian (Slovenes are very culturally similar to the Balkan countries and hence have a lot of names ending in "ic" f.ex Zahovic, Acimovic etc.......)
yeah weather and exchange rates are defintely plausible although i think this shows that these players have definetely given up on any hope of reaching a high level in professional football, although apparently Lubo almost made the Slovakian Olympic team in 2000
Guys... i always thought that an Import player was one who was bought by a club into this country specifically to play football.
If a player moves to Australia for a new beginning, a new life, whatever.... and he decides to play for an NSL club, then i really dont think they could be considered as imports (seeing as the club probably knew nothing of him at all until he turned up to training one night).