Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngsters move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegans playing career. So, who are the best footballers from Argentina? He can play as either a winger or attacking, Sergio Leonel Agero del Castillo (born 2 June 1988), also known as Kun Agero, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Barcelona and the Argentina national, Javier Adelmar Zanetti (Spanish pronunciation: [xaje saneti]; Italian: [dzanetti]; born 10 August 1973) is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a defender or midfielder. At present, the descendants of these people live disseminated all over Argentina. One man or should that be boy? Due to the break-up of Germany, two breakaway national teams were formed: Saarland (in 1950) and East Germany (in 1952). While for the Nationalmannschaft, Khan was part of the squads that won Euro 96 and reached the World Cup final six years later. They are descendants of Germans who immigrated to Argentina from Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Its just reward for scoring 490 goals in 580 HSV appearances. Hailed as one of the greatest footballers ever to grace the game, Gerd Muller is widely regarded as the best German player of all time. During this period, the team was commonly referred to as West Germany. [7] It is a language that can be heard all over the country, and this is partly maintained by the continued existence of German-speaking Argentines and some business connections. 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After seven years at La Masia, Olmo bravely left Spain to sign a three-year contract in Croatia, where he knew he would get the minutes he needed to develop his game further, rather than grazing down his knuckles knocking on the Barcelona first-team door. The following is a list of Jewish footballers (soccer), organised by nationality. [5] German goalkeeper Bodo Illgner became the first ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in the final of a FIFA World Cup in 1990. In addition, dishes like chucrut (sauerkraut) and many different kinds of sausage-like bratwurst and others have also made it into mainstream Argentine cuisine. He held the record for the most World Cup goals (14) between 1974 and 2006, when it was broken by Brazils Ronaldo. Following his progression, he debuted for the senior team in a league match against Club Olimpo on 8 December 2013, aged 19. The Bayern stalwart might have lacked physicality, but he made up for it with a staggering football IQ. Upon Germany's reunification in 1990,[21] the East Germany.. team was reintegrated into the Germany national team. A German speaker, hes been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. [citation needed]. Not only did Matthaus have success at the international level, he clinched seven league titles with Bayern Munich during two spells - 1984-1988 and 1992-2000, as well as a Serie A and UEFA Cup title with Inter Milan. With less than 100 days until the start of the Women's World Cup, teams including England, the Republic of Ireland and the USA have all revealed their new kits. A glance at what he has already achieved at youth level for the Black and Yellows makes it quite likely that Moukoko will smash Nuri Sahin's record of 16 years, 11 months and one day, as soon as Lucien Favre is legally able to pick him. Soka Kuki Airani. Unsurprisingly, Joachim Low's current squad is packed with superstars. Germany 1 Argentina 0. Germn Conti Germn Andrs Conti (born 3 June 1994) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow . Seelers irrepressible goal scoring instincts fired HSV to the German title in 1960 and a DFB-Pokal three years later. Club: Borussia Dortmund Vote up thebest soccer playersfrom the Argentina, and help decide who is the greatest Argentine footballer of all time! Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. Succeeding the likes of Fritz Walter and Uwe Seeler, current Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Name Nationality Date of birth Date of death Position Years active International caps International goals References Bender, Alan Argentina: 1986: Living: FW: 2005-2014: Brailovsky, Daniel Argentina: 1958: Living: MF: 1976-1988: 3: 0: Licht, Lucas Matas . With less than 100 days until the start of the Women's World Cup, teams including England, the Republic of Ireland and the USA have all revealed their new kits. 5 Kehrer. The ratio of Catholic to Protestant Volga Germans in South America was 7 to 1. Bjerg, Mara, The Danes in the Argentine Pampa: The Role of Ethnic Leaders in the Creation of an Ethnic Community, 1848-1930, in Mass Migration to Modern Latin America, 2003, edited by Samuel Baily and Eduardo Jos Mguez, (Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc.), 147-166. Position: Attacking midfielder. "I'm really excited to join one of the biggest clubs in Europe," said Jude Bellingham after Dortmund fought off fierce competition for the services of a 17-year-old who had engraved his name in the history books of Birmingham City as their youngest debutant and goalscorer. Joshua Zirkzee. Only six players that appeared before World War I returned to the post-war side: Otto Harder, Adolf Jger, Eduard Pendorf, Hans Schmidt, Josef Schmmelfelder and Karl Wolter. At the same time, honourable mentions include Lukas Podolski and Philipp Lahm within modern football,. Argentina: Midfielder: 30/08/1986: Adam Lewis: England: Defender: 08/11/1999: Kevin Lewis: England: Forward: 19/09/1940: Billy Liddell: Scotland: Forward: 10/01/1922: Craig Lindfield: England: . 3. Visit our corporate site (opens in new tab). Saint Sauveur-Henn, Anne, Die deutsche Einwanderung in Argentinien, 1870-1933. Five of six villages were Catholic. With Mario Gtze moving on and Andre Schrrle retiring, Reyna has edged even higher up the pecking order and his twinkling toes seem set to shine with even greater regularity, supplying chances for Erling Haaland and exchanging defence-destroying passes with Jadon Sancho and Thorgan Hazard. During the penultimate period, from 1933 to 1940, Argentina experienced another surge in German immigration. With the national team, Netzer was part of the sides that won Euro 1972 and the World Cup 1974 finishing third in the Ballon dOr following the former triumph. Not your typical defender by trade during that era, Beckenbauer was tactically aware while he had an eye for a pass. He also has the most hat-tricks for Germany, with eight. The players are initially ordered by number of caps (in descending order), then by alphabetical order of surname. Gtze (113') AET HT 0-0 FT 0-0. This colony was composed of 6 villages: Asuncin (Spatzenkutter), Concepcin (Valle Mara), San Jos (Brasilera), Agricultores (Protestante), San Francisco (Pfeiffer), and Salto (Koeller). He was one of, ngel Fabin Di Mara (born 14 February 1988) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Juventus and the Argentina national team. [4], On 6 January 2022, Conti moved on loan to Amrica Mineiro. So despite the numerous stories told of Volga German immigrants being diverted to South America against their will or being sent there because they were denied entry to the US due to health reasons, Brazil and Argentina were the planned destination of many Catholic Volga German immigrants. Weyne, Olga, 1986, El ltimo Puerto: Del Rhin al Volga y del Volga al Plata, (Buenos Aires: Editorial Tesis S.A.). Liverpool kept their outside shot at Champions League football next season alive as Diogo Jota scored twice in a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest . His 566 goals for Bayern Munich makes him their highest-scoring player, while also boasting the best goals-to-game ratio in the European Cup, scoring 35 in as many games. He took to the Bundesliga in his stride, however, buoyed by his senior international debut for Switzerland just a week prior to his Augsburg bow at Dortmund on the opening day. A dynamic midfielder by trade, Matthaus got one over his nemesis, Diego Maradona, as Germany defeated the Argentines at the World Cup in 1990. The influence of German culture has also influenced Argentine cuisine; the "Achtzig Schlag" cake, which was translated as Torta Ochenta Golpes in the country, can be found in some bakeries. This can be attributed to increased immigration restrictions in the United States and Brazil as well as the deteriorating conditions in post-World War I Europe. The Cat kept four clean sheets as West Germany went on to lift the World Cup in 1974, while that decade he was undoubtedly the best goalkeeper in the world. Lahm won eight Bundesliga titles, six DFB-Pokals and a Champions League with the Bavarian giants, but his greatest moments came on the international stage. He was and will surely forever remain the greatest player in German history. Vote up the best Argentina footballers of all time. From Gio Reyna to Joshua Zirkzee via Jude Bellingham and Youssoufa Moukoko, there are plenty of itchy feet on Bundesliga training grounds as the latest crop of talented youngsters eyes a breakthrough into the big time. Pep Guardiola made one big change that helped Manchester City destroy Arsenal. Club: Hoffenheim Although he only ranks six in Germanys most prolific goal scorers, hes certainly one of the most prolific. Coming through the youth team at Bayern Munich, the German played first-team football for the Bavarians for 13 years while being regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world during his spell there. Victorious in that first tournament and captain for West Germanys triumph at Italia 90, Matthaus even found time to miss Euro 96 during that remarkable run. Known for his strength, powerful shot and acceleration, Muller is also Germanys second-highest scorer with 68 goals, three behind Miroslav Klose (71), despite having played 75 fewer games. His father, Mario, also a footballer, inspired him to play from a, Celebrities You Think Are The Most Humble, The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time, The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time, The Best Real Madrid Midfielders Of All Time. 17 Lo Celso. The captain of (West) Germanys first World Cup victory in 1954, Walter was an elegant and devastating attacking midfielder equally capable of scoring and providing goals. His great-granddaughter Mara Luisa Bemberg took over the company until she died in 1995 and her son, Carlos Miguens Bemberg was the director from 1989 until his resignation on May 17, 2006. German immigration to Argentina occurred during five main time periods: pre1870, 18701914, 19181933, 19331940 and post1945. The German language and culture have traditionally been more important than the country of origin, as the basis of the ethnic and national consciousness of the Germans (Germany as a political entity was founded as late as 1871). Born in Santa Fe, Conti began his career in the youth system of local club Coln. And no German is celebrated or revered so highly. From 1965 till 1997 they were the Leoopards, before reverting back to the Simbas ("the Lions" in Swahili) from 1997 till 2006. While Bayern Munich may have dominated the Bundesliga, in the past two decades weve seen Borussia Dortmund reach the Champions League final in 2013, where they lost to Bayern weve also seen VfL Wolfsburg, VfB Stuttgart, Werder Bremen and 1. It hasn't been an easy ride for the Bremen forward, who is poised to take Robert Lewandowski's mantle as top goalscorer. At the same time, honourable mentions include Lukas Podolski and Philipp Lahm within modern football, while weve also seen players such as Jrgen Kohler, Oliver Kahn, Michael Ballack Thomas Haler and Rudi Vller all who are much loved by the natives. 9. [4] Former team captain Franz Beckenbauer is one of only three men to win the World Cup as a player and as a manager. However this Swahili name was unpopular to non-Swahili speakers, so they again became the Leopards. Some large groups of Volga Germans on ships destined for Brazil were diverted to Argentina. Last updated: November 7, 2022 OUR LISTS OF THE BEST YOUNG TALENTS Best Young Players Teenagers Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Wingers Strikers English players Youth academies FM 2022 Wonderkids MORE LISTS OF THE BEST TALENTS Florian Wirtz Date of birth: 03/05/2003 Positions: Attacking midfielder Club: Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) He required just one more to score his second Bundesliga goal three days later, and his third shot in just 26 minutes of action among the pros resulted in you guessed it his third goal against Hoffenheim. No wonder Bayern were keen to tie him down to a long-term deal through to 2023, and he will now look to pay them back by proving to be a genuine alternative to Robert Lewandowski. 8 Goretzka. The best features, fun and footballing quizzes, straight to your inbox every week. With over 100 goals to his name already since first appearing for Dortmund's U17s aged just 12, that Bundesliga debut and first professional goal are perhaps one of the safest bets for the upcoming campaign. Lionel Messi rounded off a night of celebration with his 800th professionalgoal as Argentina beat Panama 2-0 in their first match since winning the WorldCup. Teased for being short and fat as a youngster, Mullers schooling as an apprentice weaver in small-town Bavaria is credited with developing the stocky, powerful physique which later made him a wrecking ball in the penalty box. Click on each footballer name for goals, videos, stats and the latest news for that . Moya, Jos, Spanish Emigration to Cuba and Argentina, in Mass Migration to Modern Latin America, 2003, edited by Samuel Baily and Eduardo Jos Mguez, (Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc.), 9-28. Short, not particularly strong, fast or aggressive youd be forgiven for mistaking Philipp Lahm for an accountant instead of one of the greatest players ever. By Phil McNulty BBC Sport at Estadio Maracana. Just 19 days later, he became the youngest ever goalscorer in the Bundesliga, netting in the 4-2 defeat to Bayern Munich at the age of 17 years and 34 days. Argentina and Germany had close ties to each other since the first wave of German immigration to Argentina. Only six players that appeared before World War I returned to the post-war side: Otto Harder, Adolf Jger, Eduard Pendorf, Hans Schmidt, Josef Schmmelfelder and Karl Wolter. Heres how it works. Over the years, the German national side has hosted some of the finest soccer players ever to play the game. Previous lineup from Germany vs Belgium on Tuesday 28th March 2023. The two largest years of German immigration to Argentina were 1923 and 1924, with approximately 10,000 each year. In 2004, he was named as one of the 125 best living footballers by Pele. Neuer is so good with his feet, Pep Guardiola famously had to be talked out of fielding him in midfield during his time in Bavaria. Youssoufa Moukoko may still be waiting to make his Bundesliga debut, but his performances in the U19 team at Borussia Dortmund have German football watching. [citation needed] In the first period numbers were generally low; of note are the colonias alemanas, first founded in the province of Buenos Aires in 1827. Zur Wirkung der politischen Entwicklung in Deutschland auf die Deutschen in Argentinien, in Nationalsozialismus und Argentinien: Beziehungen, Einflsse und Nachwirkungen, 1995, edited by Helger Medding, (Frankfurt: Peter Lang Europischer Verlag der Wissenschaften), 11-30. Can you name the 25 biggest-spending clubs of the 2020s so far? [1][2][3] As can be seen, the large population of German ethnicity occupied an area of several present-day countries. Having made his breakthrough for his boyhood club in 2019/20, Ismail Jakobs has his heart and eyes set on taking Cologne to the next level in the new campaign. The most famous of them all, Diego Maradona. Newton, Ronald C., 1977, German Buenos Aires, 1900-1933: Social Change and Cultural Crisis, (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press). Cook Islands. Although Germany as a political entity was founded in 1871, the German language and culture have traditionally been more important than the country of origin, as the basis of the ethnic and national consciousness of Germans. It is situated in, Colonia Monte La Plata (1906) - mostly settled by. 10 Gnabry. Uwe Seeler was the first soccer player to receive the Federal Republic of Germany's Great Order of Merit. The libero role was born, with Der Kaiser its earliest proponent. Please, note that ethnic Germans not only lived within the German borders of their time, but there were many communities of ethnic Germans living in other parts of Europe, especially before WWII. Watch: Baumgartner's magic for Hoffenheim, Age: 15 Back in Germany, he scored three and set up a further two as he grasped Bosz's way of thinking, and the number seven could have Leverkusen fans in seventh heaven next season. Some of them lived in Argentina under their real names, but others clandestinely obtained new identities. Often considered the best player in .more #6 of 55 The Best Halloween Costumes With Beards #24 of 100 Position: Winger. The maverick midfielder orchestrated Gladbachs back-to-back Bundesliga triumphs in the early-70s, before moving to Real Madrid and doing the same thing there. German immigrants began establishing themselves and developing newspapers, schools, and social clubs. Age: 19 Club: Bayern Munich Position: Forward Boasting an average of a goal per game at U17 and U19 level, it came as little surprise that Zirkzee needed just five touches to open . That 2014 team is probably the greatest in German history; Lahm might have been the pick of the bunch. Additional Volga Germans, some from Brazil and others directly from Russia, arrived in Argentina over the next few years. Flags of Argentina, Buenos Aires Province and Germany in front of St. Joseph Catholic Church in, Historical ties between Argentina and Germany, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Great European immigration wave to the country, Gartenstadtschule Colegio Ciudad Jardin , "Da del alemn del Volga en la Argentina: Ms de 2,5 millones de personas de esta descendencia celebran hoy su da", "Alemanes del Volga. With them, he amassed totals of 119 matches and 9 goals before signing a five-year contract with Portuguese club S.L. At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, Argentina was a liberal country with a very high GDP per capita. Saint Sauveur-Henn, Anne, 1995, Un sicle d'migration allemande vers l'Argentine, (Cologne, Germany: Boehlau). See all footballers abroad Argentinian Players in the German Bundesliga Here is a full list of Argentinian football players who are currently playing for clubs in the German Bundesliga. Whether playing in his favoured No.10 role, off a leading striker to the left or right or indeed leading the attack himself, it was sufficient proof he can deliver at German football's top table. Under the guidance of Andreas Basgall, Volga Germans started to relocate to Argentina from Brazil in December 1877, and in January 1878 they founded the first Volga German Colony Hinojo, in the province of Buenos Aires. All statistics are correct up to and including the match played on 13 October 2020 against Switzerland. [1][2], On 30 December 2019, Conti moved to Liga MX club Atlas, on a loan deal until December 2020. 19 Otamendi. "the National Team" in Maori, the Green and Whites. 20 Mac Allister. Club: Borussia Dortmund Career Born in Santa Fe, Conti began his career in the youth system of local club Coln. The midfielder, sweeper and indefatigable leader boasts more caps (150) than any German man and more World Cup appearances (25) than anyone. It is currently the fifth most spoken language in Argentina. It seems mathematically impossible that Mattheus played in both Euro 1980 and Euro 2000, but *checks notes again* he really did. Position: Forward. He has the goalscoring instinct, strength on the ball and the advantage of having observed the master in training; and with such a tight schedule in the upcoming season, he will no doubt get the opportunities too. He ended the season in similarly rich form, scoring twice across the final three matchdays of 2019/20 - a season that also saw the 21-year-old bag a first goal for Switzerland back in November. Micolis, Marisa, 1973, Une communaut allemande en Argentine: Eldorado: Problmes dintgration socio-culturelle, (Qubec, Centre international de recherches sur le bilinguisme). The Argentina national football team is among the most successful teams worldwide, and you can check out Argentina's position on our list of top 25 best soccer countries of all time.They won a . A first Bundesliga goal followed in the 1-1 draw against Union Berlin a week later and, by the time he hit a brace past Werder Bremen, Vargas had three goals from his first three games. Great Britain and the United States became aware of the threat that some of Argentina's German-speakers, which were a quarter-million strong, acted as the Reich's agent. In fact, there are far better Germans than the man born slap bang in the middle of Poland. Schnwald, M.: Deutschland und Argentinien nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. With eight Bundesliga titles to his name, the German is one of the most decorated footballers in history. Luebke, Frederick C., 1974, Bonds of Loyalty: German-Americans and World War I, (DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press). In the 1880s the Russian government began a subtle attack on the German schools. Maier was also an integral part to the team that won the European Championship two years prior. 8 Acua. Four years ago he led the South Americans to the quarter-finals, the country's best ever performance. Soon after the military service bill became law, both Protestant and Catholic Volga Germans gathered and chose delegations to journey across the Atlantic Ocean to examine settlement conditions in countries like the United States, Argentina, Brazil and Canada. Born in East Germany, Matthias Sammer made his debut for the unified Germany in 1990 after the West Germany team had won Italia 1990. Players nations are in alphabetical order from Tottenham Argentinian players to Tottenham Uruguay players. Austrians, on the other hand, were historically regarded as ethnic Germans and viewed themselves as such. Position: Midfielder. This page was last edited on 23 April 2023, at 15:14. The Germany national football team played its first international match on 5 April 1908 during the era of the German Empire, losing 53 to Switzerland in Basel. He was the greatest goalscorer in German history. The 36-year-old has been the bedrock of two trebles at Bayern, in 2013 and 2020, as well as the clubs 10 consecutive league titles since the former year. Kloses domestic record was solid, if unspectacular, with 258 goals in 667 matches for a clutch of European clubs. We run you through our top 10. Legendary names such as Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Muller, and Miroslav Klose have all donned the famous white jersey, while almost every era has enjoyed success. [18] Only four players selected before the war were capped for the nation afterwards: Herbert Burdenski, Andreas Kupfer, Jakob Streitle and Fritz Walter. [6] Former Nazi officials emigrated to United States, Russia and Argentina, among others, in order to prevent prosecution. A remarkable record at both domestic and international level, there are not many players better at finding the net inside the 18-yard box. 1 but at the international level, neither has matched that of Sepp Maier. The man often credited with changing an entire position. Marcelo Real Madrid Training Session. Although small in comparison to modern-day forwards, Mullers ability to leap off the ground to meet the ball in the air was something to be admired.