The most-represented nations in Ligue 1 Uber Eats


Ligue 1 Uber Eats, a league of diversity. Including French, understandably the most common nationality in France’s top flight, there are no fewer than 70 different sporting nationalities present this season in our championship. A historical course of talented players in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, Africa is particularly well represented, while there is also no shortage of Brazilian’s bringing o jogo bonito to France in 2021-22.

Senegal in front, Brazil in good position

African countries are indeed well represented this season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. With Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Algeria, Cameroon and Morocco, Africa has six countries in the Top 10. Senegal takes first place with 26 players, Mali takes third (16 players), before Côte d’Ivoire in fourth (15 players). Only one nation is managing to limit this domination: Brazil. With 24 representatives, the land of Neymar is ranked second, continuing its long tradition in our championship.

Portugal, fifth, are the first European nation other than France in the ranking, with 14 players. Belgium and the Netherlands, tied for seventh (11 players), are also well placed.

Top 10 sporting nationalities present in Ligue 1 Uber Eats (excluding France)
1. Senegal, 26 players
2. Brazil, 24 players
3. Mali, 16 players
4. Ivory Coast, 15 players
5. Portugal, 14 players
6. Algeria, 13 players
7. Belgium, 11 players
– Cameroon, 11 players
– Morocco, 11 players
– Netherlands, 11 players

LOSC, the most cosmopolitan

It’s hard to find a more diverse dressing room. At LOSC, no fewer than 18 nationalities are represented on a daily basis. The reigning Ligue 1 Uber Eats champions are also champions in this respect, while also being the club with the fewest French players (seven). Behind France, Portugal (four players: J. Fonte, Djalo, Xeka and R. Sanches) and Turkey (three players: Celik, Yazici and Yilmaz) are the two biggest ex-pat communities in the Lille dressing room.


Unlike Lille, Stade Brestois 29 are one of the clubs with the fewest nationalities (eight). On the other hand, the Breton club has the most French players (22).

The Brazilians of OL, the Senegalese of Metz

With 15 different nationalities, Olympique de Marseille and Clermont Foot have the most diversified rosters after LOSC. Behind their strong contingent of French players (18), OM can rely on their Brazilian (three players) and Spanish (three players) communities, reinforced respectively this summer by Gerson and Luan Peres, as well as Pau Lopez, and Pol Lirola.

As for the Brazilian colonies, Olympique Lyonnais dominates the competition with five Brazilians in its ranks. Marcelo, Henrique, Thiago Mendes, Bruno Guimaraes and Lucas Paqueta offer a samba vibe to the Rhone locker room, but they aren’t the biggest foreign community for a Ligue 1 Uber Eats club. To find that, you have to look further north-east. Linked to the Dakar-based Generation Foot Academy, FC Metz has seven Senegalese in its squad with O. Ba, PM Sarr, Niane, N’Guette, C. Sabaly, L. Gueye and PN Yade.

Paris Saint-Germain and OGC Nice are the two clubs with the fewest French players in their ranks (ten) behind LOSC. In the capital, Argentina and Spain are the two most represented sports nations behind France, with 4 players each, just ahead of Brazil (three). For Nice, it is Algeria and the Netherlands, each with three representatives. Meanwhile at Angers SCO, behind France with 18 players, it is Côte d’Ivoire that stands out with three representatives. At AS Monaco, it is Germany (three players) that comes in second place to France (14 players).

Number of different sports nationalities per club
1. LOSC, 18
2. Marseille Olympics, 15
– Clermont Foot, 15
4. Olympique Lyonnais, 14
– Stade de Reims, 14
6. AS Monaco, 13
– RC Lens, 13
– ESTAC Troyes, 13
9. RC Strasbourg Alsace, 12
– AS Saint-Etienne, 12
– FC Nantes, 12
– Girondins de Bordeaux, 12
13. Paris Saint-Germain, 11
– OGC Nice, 11
15. Montpellier Hérault SC, 10
16. Stade Rennais FC, 9
– Angers SCO, 9
18. FC Lorient, 8
– Stade Brestois 29, 8
– FC Metz, 8


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