Melting pot: Ligue 1 Uber Eats' nationalities

Melting pot: Ligue 1 Uber Eats' nationalities

Publish on 09/21 at 11:00 - S. WILLIS


With players from all over the world, from all kinds of different cultures, coming together around France in the pursuit of the beautiful game, check out our detailed run-down of all the different nationalities present in Ligue 1 Uber Eats this season.

During the summer transfer window, Ligue 1 Uber Eats recruited 74 international players. This confirms the league's taste for foreign players - so much so that this season, 63 nationalities are represented at France's 20 top-flight clubs - 47 of which nationalities have more than one player plying his trade in France.

Behind France, Brazil is the country with the most players in the French league in 2022-23, with 19 Brazilians at 11 different clubs: LOSC, OL and AS Monaco each have three, while FC Nantes and PSG have two. Historically, Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain have had the most Auriverde players in their ranks in the 21st century (21).

The best-represented nationalities in Ligue 1 Uber Eats (2022-23):
1. Brazil: 19
2. Portugal: 16
3. Algeria: 14
4. Belgium and Cameroon: 13
6. Senegal and Mali: 12
8. Côte d'Ivoire: 11
9. Netherlands and Spain: 9
11. England and Morocco: 8
13. Poland: 7

The Toulouse legion

Toulouse FC, who are always looking for international players, are now at the top of the list of teams with the most foreign players, taking over from Girondins de Bordeaux, who were leaders last season. The 21 foreigners at Téfécé come from 16 countries, with the Dutch still the most numerous (Spierings, van den Boomen and Dallinga).

Clubs with the most foreign players (2022-23):
1. Toulouse FC: 21
2. Stade de Reims: 19
3. OGC Nice, RC Lens, LOSC and OM: 18
7. PSG: 17
8. ESTAC: 16
9. AS Monaco: 15
10. Angers SCO and Clermont: 14
12. FC Lorient: 13
13. AC Ajaccio: 12
14. Stade Rennais, AJ Auxerre, Stade Brestois: 11
17. FC Nantes and RC Strasbourg: 10
19. OL and Montpellier HSC: 9

The impact of foreign players in Ligue 1 Uber Eats can quickly be seen by looking at the scorers chart, where eight players in the top ten are not French - only Kylian Mbappé and Florian Sotoca buck the trend. Yet, the clubs that these two strikers play for are both on the podium of teams giving the most playing time to non-French players: PSG leads the way with 82% of playing time given to foreigners, ahead of Stade de Reims (79%) and RC Lens (78%).

The 20 Ligue 1 Uber Eats clubs have between 7 and 17 different nationalities among their players, from Toulouse FC to Olympique Lyonnais, with some trends, such as OGC Nice, which has five of the 13 Algerians in the league (Delort, Boudaoui, Atal, Brahimi, Boulhendi); RC Lens with three of the seven Poles (Frankowski, Buksa, Poreba); AS Monaco with three of the five Germans (Nübel, Volland, Jakobs) and Paris Saint-Germain with six of the nine Spaniards (Ramos, Sarabia, Bernat, Ruiz, Soler, Rico)

Nationalities by team in Ligue 1 Uber Eats (2022-23):

Toulouse: 17 nationalities
(France 6, Netherlands 3, Denmark 2, Sweden 2, Cameroon 2, Morocco, Jamaica, Norway, England, Japan, Serbia, Brazil, Belgium, Cape Verde, Guinea, Australia, Greece)

RC Lens: 16 nationalities
(France 9, Poland 3, Mali 2, Belgium, DR Congo, Venezuela, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Cape Verde, Austria, Colombia, Portugal, Comoros, Congo, Argentina)

ESTAC Troyes: 16 nationalities
(France 21, Portugal 2, Mali, Sweden, Senegal, Croatia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Poland, Serbia, Ecuador, England, USA, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau)

Stade de Reims: 15 nationalities
(France 11, Netherlands 3, Belgium 3, Kosovo 2, Senegal, England, Sweden, Japan, Norway, Zimbabwe, Serbia, Austria, Côte d'Ivoire, Morocco, Mali)

Olympique de Marseille: 15 nationalities
(France 10, Turkey 2, Spain 2, Senegal 2, DR Congo 2, Burkina Faso, Portugal, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, Chile, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Morocco)

LOSC Lille: 14 nationalities
(France 12, Portugal 3, Brazil 3, Algeria 2, Slovakia, Kosovo, Cameroon, Canada, Burkina Faso, USA, Sweden, Belgium, Guinea, England)

Clermont Foot: 14 nationalities
(France 12, Belgium 2, Poland, Austria, Serbia, Angola, Ghana, Kosovo, Benin, Senegal, Brazil, Tunisia, Algeria, Gabon)

OGC Nice: 13 nationalities
(France 13, Algeria 5, Denmark 2, England 2, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Netherlands, Romania, Wales, Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon)

AS Monaco: 12 nationalities
(France 14, Brazil 3, Germany 3, Chile, Portugal, Netherlands, Senegal, Russia, Mali, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan)

FC Lorient: 12 nationalities
(France 17, Nigeria 2, Côte d'Ivoire 2, Italy, Cameroon, Mali, Switzerland, DR Congo, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Austria)

Stade Rennais FC: 11 nationalities
(France 17, Belgium 2, Croatia, Senegal, Norway, Cameroon, Turkey, Wales, Mali, Tunisia, Ghana)

RC Strasbourg Alsace: 10 nationalities
(France 18, Haiti 2, Japan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Côte d'Ivoire, Poland, Senegal, South Africa, Belgium, Ghana)

AJ Auxerre: 10 nationalities
(France 22, Guinea 2, Mali 2, Morocco, Senegal, Madagascar, Comoros, Cape Verde, Brazil, Ghana)

AC Ajaccio: 10 nationalities
(France 16, Comoros 2, Burkina Faso 2, Congo 2, Mali, Tunisia, Switzerland, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Albania)

Angers SCO: 10 nationalities
(France 19, Algeria 3, Côte d'Ivoire 2, Morocco 2, Senegal 2, Gabon, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Benin, Croatia)

Stade Brestois: 10 nationalities
(France 14, Algeria 3, Belgium, Morocco, Argentina, Benin, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, England)

FC Nantes: 9 nationalities
(France 19, Cameroon 2, Brazil 2, Nigeria, Spain, Slovenia, Egypt, DR Congo, Mali)

Montpellier HSC: 9 nationalities
(France 21, Portugal 2, Senegal, Congo, Switzerland, England, Tunisia, Cameroon, Mali)

Paris Saint-Germain: 8 nationalities
(France 7, Spain 6, Portugal 4, Brazil 2, Italy 2, Morocco, Costa Rica, Argentina)

Olympique Lyonnais: 7 nationalities
(France 19, Brazil 3, Germany 2, Argentina, Portugal, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire)