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5 Prominent Players Who Didn't Play In Their Country's Senior Team Till Retirement (Photos)

1. Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta is first on this list, he is a retired Spanish Footballer and a current Manager. He is presently in charge of the Premier League club; Arsenal.

Arteta's professional football career is dated back to 1999, he started in the Barcelona C team, and then moved to Barcelona B, before he went on loan to play for the League one club; Paris Saint Germain.

Arteta is mainly remembered for the time he spent playing for Everton and Arsenal. He performed as a midfielder and winger.

He also played for the U-17, and U-20 teams, but he never played in the Spanish senior team.

2. Steve Bruce

The Manchester United legend; Steve Bruce is next on this list, he is a retired English player and a current football manager. He is presently the head coach of Newcastle.

Steve played as a center-back and was one of the best in his time. He is primarily recollected for the period he spent at Manchester United, he made over 300 appearances and scored 36 goals for the club.

Steve also played at the England Youth team, but he was never called to play for the senior team. He retired in 1999 and became a manager.


Gabi is a former Spanish footballer, he played as a defensive midfielder and was very talented.

He is remembered for the period he spent at Atlético Madrid. Gabi played for the club twice, which adds up to 10 years in all.

From 2011-2018, Gabi made over 200 appearances and scored 6 goals.

The 2x Europa league winner also played for the Spanish U-20 team but didn't perform for the senior team, till his retirement in 2020.

4. Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio is next on this list, he is a former Italian footballer and a manager.

Canio played as a forwarder during his time, and he was one of the best. He made also appearances for Juventus, Milan, and West Harm United.

Canio also played in the Italian U-21 team but was never called up to play for Italy's senior team.

5. Miguel Britos

Miguel Britos is last on this list, he is a retired Uruguayan footballer. He played as a center-back during his time and was one of the best. He made a couple of appearances for Napoli and Watford.

But Throughout his career, he didn't play any game for his country.

Credit: Sport Mob

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