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3 France Players That Are Originally From Nigeria. [Photos]

1. Lesley Chimuanya Ugochukwu

Lesley is a French professional footballer who has dual nationality. He plays as a midfielder for Stade Rennais.

He was born in France and he is of Nigerian descent. At the international level, he is eligible to represent Nigeria due to his parents and France due to his place of birth. He is the nephew of former Rennes and Nigeria centre-back Onyekachi Apam.


2. Roy Odiaka

The former French footballer Roy is of Nigerian descent. During his professional career, he played as a forward. He last played for Universitatea Cluj

He was born in France to Nigerian parents. He is was eligible to represent Nigeria, France or Senegal national teams during his professional career but he played for France before his retirement.


3. Thomas Lemar

Another France player who is of Nigerian descent is Thomas Lemar. He is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Atletico Madrid and the France national team.

He is a versatile midfielder able to play on both wings as well as through the centre and in a free role. He is predominantly left footed, but is also competent with his right foot. He is noted for his excellent dribbling skills and an eye for goal.

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