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Born in Vienna in 1992 ,the son of a Nigerian father and Filipino mother, Alaba had a rare mix of genes, one half that was of proven football pedigree of African descendant, and the other half were Philippines. He is a citizen of Austria by birth, the country where he began his footballing career before Bayern Munich found the talented youngster in summer of 2008. Alaba decided to don Austrian jersey despite was eligible to play for both Nigeria and Philippines.
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