RSSSF: Landskampe for to nationer
Søndag d. 7. november 1999
Balladen om David Johnson, der ville spille for Skotland, men fandt ud af, at hans mor var englænder efter lang tids undersøgelser (!!!), fik os til at spørge Søren Elbech, eksperten hos rsssf, om, hvilke spillere der har spillet landskampe for mere end én nation.
Her er Sørens svar:
Der er masser af eksempler. Her er nogle af dem fra rsssf-korrespondenter over hele verden:
As for French national team players... (all French caps listed are A-caps)
Yvan BECK (born Ivan BEK) had 7 A-caps and 1 B-cap for Yugoslavia before
coming to France in 1933 and earning 5 caps.
Carlos CURBELO had some youth caps for Uruguay before coming to France in
1975 and getting capped twice.
Hector DE BOURGOING had 5 A-caps for Argentina before coming to France in
1959 and getting 3 caps.
Pierre DUHART (born Pedro DUHART) had 3 A-caps for Uruguay before coming to
France in 1935 and getting 6 caps.
Rodolphe HIDEN (born Rudolf HIDEN) had 20 A-caps for Austria before coming
to France in 1938 and getting 1 cap.
Henri HILTL (born Heinrich HILTL) had 1 A-cap for Austria before coming to
France in 1939 and getting 2 caps.
Gustave JORDAN (born Gustav JORDAN) had 1 B-cap for Austria before coming
to France in 1938 and getting 16 caps.
Michel LAURI (born Miguel-Angel LAURI) had 6 A-caps for Argentina before
coming to France in 1937 and getting 1 cap.
Abderrahman MAHJOUB had 7 caps for France before taking citizenship in the
new Moroccan state in 1956, where he earned an unknown number of A caps.
Rachid MEKHLOUFI had 4 caps for France before taking citizenship in the new
Algerian state in 1958, where he earned 11 A caps.
Félix ROMANO had 5 A caps for Italy, and possibly some for Switzerland,
after leaving France with 1 cap.
Ladislas Smid (called 'SIKLO') had youth caps for Hungary before coming to
France in 1915 and getting 4 caps.
André SIMONYI (born Andras SIMONYI) had 2 B-caps for Hungary before coming
to France in 1937 and getting 4 caps.
Joseph UJLAKI had youth caps for Hungary before coming to France in 1952
and getting 21 caps.
Edmond WEISKOPF (born Odon VIRAG, and called 'VIRAGE' in France), had youth
caps for Hungary before coming to France in 1938 and getting 1 cap.
YUGOSLAVIA and SLOVENIA
Srecko Katanec, Darko Milanic, Dzoni Novak
CROATIA and SLOVENA
YUGOSLAVIA and BOSNIA- HERZEGOVINA
Meho Kodro, PERHAPS: Mehmed Bazdarevic, Faruk Hadzibegic, Mirsad Baljic,
YUGOSLAVIA and MACEDONIA
Vujadin Stanojkovic, Boban Babunski, Bosko Djurovski, Milko Djurovski,
Darko Pancev, Toni Savevski, Dragi Kanatlarovski, Ilija Najdoski, Cedomir
YUGOSLAVIA and CROATIA
Drazen Ladic, Mario Stanic, Robert Jarni, Robert Prosinecki, Goran Juric,
Zvonimir Boban, Aljosa Asanovic, Davor Suker, Zoran Vulic, Srecko Bogdan,
Zlatko Kranjcar, Vlado Kasalo
Miroslav Brozovic, Zvonimir Cimermancic, Franjo Wolfl
For Poland it will be two cases:
1) Stefan SZEFER played three caps for the Polish A-team
(1966-67) and also three (?) caps for the USA A-team (as
2) Jo/zef Ciszewski played fifteen caps (+ two non-official ones)
(1925-34) for the Polish A-team and also appeared in the
Yugoslovian B-team for the match in 1929 against
Czechoslovakia (this may not count, since it was a guest
World Champion with BRASIL in 1958
6 caps (5 goals) with ITALY 1961-1962
3 caps with HUNGARY
6 caps (4 goals) with CZECHOSLOVAKIA
19 caps (10 goals) with SPAIN
84 caps (83 goals) with HUNGARY
4 caps with SPAIN
17 caps with ARGENTINA (Olympics 1928 silver medal)
18 caps (1 goals) with ITALY (1934 world champion)
Raimondo Bibiani Orsi "Mumo"
16 caps with ARGENTINA (Olympics 1928 silver medal)
35 caps (13 goals) with ITALY (1934 world champion)
Play in 1930 World Championship with ARGENTINA
13 caps (3 goals) with ITALY (1934 world champion)
Alfredo Di Stefano (that's incredible but he NEVER played in a match of
7 caps (7 goals) with ARGENTINA
2 caps with COLOMBIA
31 caps (23 goals) with SPAIN
Alcide Edgardo Ghiggia
1950 World Champion with URUGUAY
5 caps (1 goal) with Italy in 1957-1959
1930 World Champion with URUGUAY
2 caps with Italy in 1935
1957 South America Champion with ARGENTINA
2 caps with ITALY in 1962
Juan Alberto Schiaffino
1950 World Champion with URUGUAY
4 caps with Italy in 1954-58
Unfortunately I sent this message, although I hadn't finished working on it.
I should add the following players who played for Croatia during WWII and
Yugoslavia, before or after WWII:
Milan Antolkovic, Ivan Belosevic, Miroslav Brozovic, Zlatko Cajkovski,
Zvonimir Cimermancic, Svteozar Djanic, Ernest Dubac, Franjo Glaser, Zvonko
Jazbec, Ivan Jazbinsek, Ratko Kacijan, Slavko Kodrnja, Mirko Kokotovic,
Gustav Lechner, August Lesnik, Florian Matekalo, Zvonko Monsider, Branko
Plese, Franjo Wolfl, and Aleksandar Zivkovic
CROATIA and BELGIUM
CROATIA & BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Sejad Halilovic, PERHAPS: Samir Toplak (not sure if he played for Bosnia as
I can think back several more players:
Ivan Bek (Yug, Fra), Ladislao Kubala (Rom, Mag, Csv, and Spa, if I remember
well), Wilimowski (Pol, Ger), bunch of others who played for Austria and
Germany, or USSSR and Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and other former USSSR
Finally, Italians call those players "Oriundi":
ITALY & ARGENTINE:
Orsi, L. Monti, Libonatti, Demaria, Cesarini, GuaitaSivori, Lojacono,
Ricani, Angelillo, Maschio, Martino, Pesaola, Schopelli, Chini Ludean~a
ITALY & BRAZIL:
Sormani, ALtafini, Guarisi, Da Costa, Fantoni II
ITALY & URUGUAY:
Andreolo, Faccio, Ghiggia, Schiaffino, Sansone, Fedullo, Mascheroni, Porta
ITALY & SCOTLAND:
ITALY & PARAGUAY:
ITALY & SWITZERLAND:
ITALY, ARGENTINE, & CHILE:
ITALY, SOUTH AFRICAN UNION, & ENGLAND:
ITALY, URUGUAY, & ARGENTINE:
Please note that I have taken into consideration only "A" national teams.
There is plenty of others who played for U-21, "B" selections, and Olympic
> YUGOSLAVIA and SLOVENIA
> Srecko Katanec, Darko Milanic, Dzoni Novak
> CROATIA and SLOVENA
> Gregor Zidan
> YUGOSLAVIA and BOSNIA- HERZEGOVINA
> Meho Kodro, PERHAPS: Mehmed Bazdarevic, Faruk Hadzibegic, Mirsad Baljic,
> Fahrudin Omerovic
> YUGOSLAVIA and MACEDONIA
> Vujadin Stanojkovic, Boban Babunski, Bosko Djurovski, Milko Djurovski,
> Darko Pancev, Toni Savevski, Dragi Kanatlarovski, Ilija Najdoski, Cedomir
> YUGOSLAVIA and CROATIA
> Drazen Ladic, Mario Stanic, Robert Jarni, Robert Prosinecki, Goran Juric,
> Zvonimir Boban, Aljosa Asanovic, Davor Suker, Zoran Vulic, Srecko Bogdan,
> Zlatko Kranjcar, Vlado Kasalo
> Miroslav Brozovic, Zvonimir Cimermancic, Franjo Wolfl
Juan Joya had 9 caps for Peru and then he played for
Uruguay in the 60's.
Alberto Spencer played for Ecuador and then for
Julio de Andrade "Julinho" played for Brazilian youth
teams in the 80's and then he had 12 caps for Peru
Julio Lores played 2 times for Peru in the 1930 World
Cup and the later on the 30's he played for Mexico.