Top 8 European footballers with South-East Asian origin

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BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 18:  Thomas Mueller of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates a score with his team mate David Alaba (R) during the international friendly match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Valencia FC during the Audi Football Summit Beijing 2015 at National Stadium on July 18, 2015 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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 . 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 .

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