List of minor Starblaydi footballers

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This is a list of minor footballers who have played for the Starblaydia national football team. Their skills, feats and deeds on-pitch elevated them to the national squad, to represent all of Starblaydia in World Cups, AOCAFs, Olympic Games and Under-21 World Cups, but their standing in the international game does not merit individual articles.

Gabriel Archein

Goalkeeper. 4 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

This Iskara Daii player made three appearances at World Cup 34 and one at World Cup 33 before Starblaydia's international football hiatus.

Stephen Asante

Centre-Back. 21 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

Grandfather of Lawrence Asante, Stephen was a raging bull at the back for Starblaydia in World Cup 15, he began the traditional partnership of one strong player, and one skilful player at the heart of defence with Matthew Kilgallon. Played for Penningworth United for his entire career.

Alberto Belmozzi

Centre-Back/Centre Forward. 26 Caps, 0 Goals. 9 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level

Perhaps a distant descendant of Alan Belmore, he went to World Cup 26 & 27, and won AOCAF14 as a Starter.

Enrico Bigon

Defensive Midfielder/Right-back. 29 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

Bigon was the first Starblaydi ever to play his club football outside of Starblaydia, playing for the Kingsford side Elders. He sandwiched this acheivement in between two spells for Penningworth United, who he later managed to some success.

Paul Cole

Centre-back. 34 Caps, 1 Goal. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

The more-successful of the two Cole brothers, Paul played in three straight World Cup qualifying campaigns and two Cups of Harmony, finally making the grade in World Cup 17. Like his brother, he played for the Corinthian Spirits side.

Robert Cole

Right/Left-Back. 33 Caps, 2 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

One less cap, but one more goal than his older brother Paul, the Corinthian Spirits full-back was a useful member of two World Cup, two Cup of Harmony and one AOCAF side.

Tim Deacy

Goalkeeper. 1 Cap, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

His one solitary appearance as a substitute 'keeper during World Cup 15 was not a pretty affair as Starblaydia settled for a 3-3 draw with Bakinhale. He was soon supplanted, by Rodriguez Da Silva, at Internashionale before the better player's move to Iskara Daii.

Juan Silva de Souza

Striker. 17 Caps, 2 Goals. 10 Caps, 3 Goals at Under-21 Level.

A Corinthian Spirits player who managed to go to World Cups 20 and 23 as a subsitute.

Stelios Doukas

Centre Midfielder. 23 Caps, 4 Goals. 4 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

With two AOCAF Winners' Medals under his belt, this midfielder played at Tournetas, two spells at Cednia Beach and also one at Eastal Lunar during his domestic career, though only made the Starting Eleven for AOCAF7.

Virgil Ernesto

Defensive Midfielder. 38 Caps, 1 Goal. 14 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

Came to fame as a World Cup 25 winning substitute, and scored his one and only goal against 19th-ranked Eauz in the World Cup 26 Group Stage, Matchday three, to salvage a 2-2 draw in Commerce Heights and progress to the Second Round, where the defending Champions were ejected by region-mates Crystilakere.

Kip Faison

Centre Midfielder. 2 Caps, 0 Goals. 3 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

Perhaps the greatest ratio of Winners' Medals to appearances in the history of World Football, he went to three Under-21 tournaments but only appeared his three times in the U21WC14-winning run. He also made his only appearances for the senior squad in the Four Nations Invitational, where Starblaydia were also crowned Champions.

Jesus Garcia

Right-back. 21 Caps, 1 Goal. 8 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level.

Scored his one and only goal against Rittarstan in World Cup 21 Qualifiers, Garcia was the beneficiary of a Ψ3M transfer from his home side Corinthian Spirits to Peurort FC of Giant Zucchini.

Armand Gianunzio

Centre-back. 24 Caps, 1 Goal. 9 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level.

A Hecia player throughout his career, Armand's highlight was as a 24 year-old when Starblaydia made it to the Final of AOCAF6, where they lost to Vilita.

Rene Griffiths

Goalkeeper. 9 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

Lowly appearances as a subsitute in World Cup 17 and AOCAF4, Rene played acceptably in Vilita for Eastal Lunar and had an AOCAF Winners' Medal to his name.

Michael Hawthorne

Left Midfielder. 36 Caps, 3 Goals. 13 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level.

In the days after Haldorsson but before Madray and Nick Matranga, this Corinthian Spirits player filled the berth on the left-hand side of midfield admirably for World Cups 17 and 18.

Matt Higgins

Goalkeeper. 3 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level

Just one appearance in each of World Cup 15's Qualifiers, the subsequent Cup of Harmony and an AOCAF, the Hersch Albion player was never in line for any greatness, even when he managed his favoured club side to relegation.

Simon Hill

Attacking Midfielder. 45 Caps, 4 Goals. 4 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level

Simon played in the Starting Eleven of just one Cup, the side that made it through to World Cup 17's Quarter-Finals, also winning the fourth AOCAF in his career. His goal tally was never high for Starblaydia, but far better for Hersch Albion, his club.

Phillip Ifil

Right-back/Defensive Midfielder. 30 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

A trade-mark bandanna in team colours picked him out on the pitch, the versatile Internashionale player only being involved in World Cup 15.

Dane Jaegar

Sweeper/Centre-back. 17 Caps, 0 Goals. 10 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level

Winning AOCAF10 was the greatest of his achievements, and went to World Cup 26.

Christian Kabeya-Mbaya

Striker. 9 Caps, 1 Goal. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

Most famous for tongue-tying commentators in his partnership with Guylain N'Dumbu-Nsungu at the second AOCAF, the only goal for the Jhanna City player-turned-manager came against Sarzonia in the AOCAF, Starblaydia's first victory over their long rivals.

Matthew Kilgallon

Centre-back. 17 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

Played for Internashionale for all of his career and was present in both Starblaydi squads that failed to qualify for the World Cup 15 and 16 Finals. He began the traditional partnership of one strong player, and one skilful player at the heart of defence with Stephen Asante.

David Mannix

Attacking/Centre Midfielder. 4 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

Two substitute appearances in World Cup 15, and another two in World Cup 16 were all the Corinthian Spirits player managed - one of Starblaydia's least-capped international players

Nicolas Mathias

Goalkeeper. 24 Caps, 0 Goals. 11 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

A World Cup 25 winner with a single appearance in the entire campaign, he only was a starting goalie in the 3rd place finish at AOCAF12.

Samir Ben Said Nasri

Striker. 8 Caps, 1 Goal. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

With a solitary World Cup and one AOCAF tournament under his belt, both as subsitute, the Corinthian Spirits had little time, nor talent, to establish himself on the world stage. Nasri's career stalled between that of David Bentley and Nikola Lazerevski, as well as Simeone Di Bradini and Fabricio de Souza Lima.

Paul Nicholson

Centre-back. 26 Caps, 0 Goals. 13 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level.

The Jhanna United stalwart went to World Cups 18 & 19 and AOCAFs 3 & 5, with his peak as the middle section of a back-three defensive line, Starblaydia's only departure ever from a 4-4-2 system for the World Cup. Though Starblaydia's lack of a truly international-class Left-Back was not his fault, he played well as the fulcrum of Starblaydia's defence in that cup.

Thomas Nixon

Striker. 19 Caps, 5 Goals. 4 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

Nicknamed 'Tricksy Nixey', he was signed for Talbott FC of Liverpool England at the age of just thirteen, and appeared in three AOCAFs and one World Cup, with a winners medal from Starblaydia's record-breaking AOCAF14 victory.

Jamal Nguyen

Defensive Midfielder. 8 Caps, 0 Goals. 5 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

Though he was a World Cup 25 winner, the Hallad Reavers central midfielder played a only a bit-part in ever, hampered as he was by Alejo Cuevo and Virgil Ernesto.

Ezra Nimz

Centre-back. 18 Caps, 0 Goals, 14 Caps 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

Two third-places at Under-21 World Cups, he won the second Four Nations Invitational but was a bit-part player at World Cup 22

Steve Owens

Attacking Midfielder. 23 Caps, 3 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

The Jhanna City player, and later manager, started for Starblaydia in World Cup 15 at the age of twenty-eight. The peak of his career was the AOCAF3 Semi-Final, where he scored the fourth of a four-nil win over Xile to put Starblaydia into their first ever final.

Lucas Palmer

Right-back. 16 Caps, 0 Goals. 13 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

The first Starblaydi to play across the Bekk Lake in NEWI Cefn Druids, for Parkville FC, Palmer went to World Cups 17 & 18 and was worth Ψ3.5M at his peak.

Cristos Prokopsis

Centre Midfield. 4 Caps, 0 Goals. 2 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

The brother of far more-famous Angelos Prokopsis, Cristos achieved two AOCAF wins in his career and being part of the squad for World Cup 23, but barely saw any pitch-time.

Keiran Rabalais

Defensive Midfielder. 20 Caps, 0 Goals. 14 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

Originally from Hallad, Keiran played for local team Hallad Reavers before a transfer to the equally-tough U'dh'gazh'dukh K'druz'ba of Cockbill Street. He had an AOCAF Winner's Medal to his name, being the first-choice holding Midfielder at the age of 35 in AOCAF10.

Deigo Ramirez

Centre Midfielder. 17 Caps, 2 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

The Corinthian Spirits midfielder went to AOCAF18 and two World Cups; he scored twice in World Cup 33's qualifying campaign against Kulikova, home and away.

Reynaldo

Left Midfielder. 30 Caps, 5 Goals. 16 Caps, 3 Goals at Under-21 Level.

An AOCAF10 winner, as well as a World Cup 25 winner as a substitute at the age of 24, Reynaldo would later play in the 13th AOCAF, but no further. Played all his career for Laf'goh'lith K'druz'ba of Cockbill Street.

Nathaniel Rodriguez

Striker. 13 Caps, 1 Goal. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

Played in Qutar for Fareham FC, 'Nate' scored his one and only senior goal in the 19th AOCAF against Jasi'yun.

Daniel Scott

Defensive Midfielder. 27 Caps, 0 Goals. 13 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level.

Before him came Ki-Jana Carter, and after him came Jerome Montefalcon and Roberto Di Bradini. A promising Under-21 player, Scott never realised the potential he had thanks to the higher skill of players around him, though he was a product of the famed Vics' Youth Academy.

Isiah Sodek

Striker. 25 Caps, 2 Goals. 17 Caps, 5 Goals at Under-21 Level.

At the age of thirty-two this Tabeck Striker won the 10th AOCAF as holder of the Number Nine shirt. Though he scored no goals in the championship, he assisted Raul Diaz-Arca and Syku Lyku-Agbayani in bagging the goals for Starblaydia's trophy-winning side.

Heider Stefansson

Centre-Back. 33 Caps, 0 Goals. 12 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

Son of Starblaydi legend Stefan Haldorsson, he was an AOCAF10-winning substitute and went to World Cup 26.

Gavin Thornley

Goalkeeper. 20 Caps, 0 Goals. 5 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

In his travels across Vilita, Thornley played for Jinal Cove FC and Eastal Lunar. The only time he ever played competitive football in Starblaydia was as the #1 in AOCAF4, where Starblaydia won the championship, their first regional title and first trophy of any kind.

Jose Tirado

Left Midfielder. 33 Caps, 3 Goals. 14 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.

Tirado played for Forest Hill FC in Bedistan and in a distinguished career won both AOCAF4 ad AOCAF7 titles with Starblaydia, along with playing in two World Cup squads, earning 14 appearances in World Cup 19

Mikael Tissot

Attacking/Right Midfielder. 17 Caps, 3 Goals. 4 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level.

A substitute in World Cup 17 and 18, this Basian Valley player never set the world alight.

Vladimir Tsarev

Left-back. 32 Caps, 5 Goals. 13 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level.

So often the nearly-man of Starblaydi Left-Backs, Tsarev was permanently in the shadow of Rastian Salaam, but managed a Regional Title in AOCAF4, as well as appearances in World Cup 17 and AOCAF5.

Victor Ushinn

Goalkeeper. 8 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

An AOCAF18 starter with one World Cup 34 appearance to his name, played with Tabeck FC throughout his career.

Tyree Vang

Right Wing/Midfielder. 18 Caps, 3 Goals. 16 Caps, 3 Goals at Under-21 Level.

He won the second Four Nations Invitational - where he was Starblaydia's top scorer - and scored some crucial goals, including two to beat Liverpool England and a winner on the final group matchday against Bedistan.

Elliot Ward

Centre-Back. 5 Caps, 0 Goals, Uncapped at Under-21 Level

Violent play for much of Ward's Jhanna city career ruled him out of many appearances for the national team, selected as a squad member for WC15, and AOCAFs 2 & 3.

Matthew Young

Defending/Centre Midfielder. 7 Caps, 0 Goals, Uncapped at Under-21 Level.

Ironically Starblaydia's oldest player in their début in World Cup 15's qualifiers, Matthew earned substitute appearances in that cup and also the second AOCAF tournament.