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The only Footballer In History To Represent Three Countries At The World Cup

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There are numerous footballers with rich History to the game but that of Dejan Stankovic leaves another landmark in the books of the world most famous sports. Here, we will bring you an exclusive history that may not be easy to beat in decades to come.

The world cup was first held back in 1930 in Uruguay which they eventually became the winners after defeating Argentina 4-2 in the finals. Ever since the first showpiece in Uruguay, 22 world cup tournament have been hosted. The world largest football event has had so many moments of history most popularly the 1986th edition which had Diego Maradona score a goal with his hand “Hand of God” against England.

Players feel honoured and fulfilled when they represent their country at the worlds biggest football showpiece. While some players are unfortunate to make it to the world cup, some have had the opportunity to do so maybe once, twice or even more. However, one player has actually done so with three different teams beating the record of Robert Prosincki which will surely go down in history.

FIFA rules on a normal prohibit players from switching from one country to the other at the senior level. However, due to political changes in the country, Dejan Stankovic was able to achieve this feat.

Dejan Stankovic who has represented Red Star Belgrade of Serbia, Lazio and International both of Italy at the highest level became the first footballer in history to represented three different countries at the world cup. Initially, it was Robert Prosinecki who held the record after representing both Yugoslavia in 1990 and Croatia in 1998 at the world showpiece. However, this record has chattered when Dejan Stankovic made his world cup debut for Yugoslavia in 1998, later represented Serbia and Montenegro in 2006 and Serbia in 2010. This record will surely go down in history and if anyone will beat it, only time will tell.

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