Top 8 European footballers with South-East Asian origin

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John Heitinga of Ajax during the pre-season friendly match between Ajax Amsterdam and VfL Wolfsburg on July 17, 2015 at the Amsterdam Arena at Amsterdam, The Netherlands.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

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Heitinga has been Netherlands main choice as a defender since his international debut in 2004 after previously representing various youth squads. He started off his career with Ajax Amsterdam coming through their youth ranks. The 2008 Dutch footballer of the year also had spells with Atletico Madrid, Everton, Fulham and Hertha Berlin. The 31-year-old revealed that he has an Indonesian descendant through his father with Sumatran origin.