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NATIONALITIES

Our first competitive game in 1878 featured 11 English men and it continued like that until 1898 when our first non-English players (Alex Higgins, David Russell and Neil McCallum, all from Scotland) made their debuts in the 14-0 win over Clapton.
Seven years later our first Welshman (Grenville Morris) made the first of his 461 appearances, and then in 1911 we had an Irishman (John Hanna from The Republic). Patrick Nelis from the North first played in 1922.

The first non-Brit was possibly Alex Wood, who was actually born in Scotland but emigrated to the US with his family aged 14 (and subsquently represented the USA at the national level). Alfred Gunn was born in Germany but I'm assuming he was English seeing as he played for us in 1947, so our first true non-British player was Raimondo Ponte who was the first of four Swiss players to play for Forest in 1980.

The following are the different nationalities of Forest players who have played competitive games for Forest in order of appearance.
Country Count First Player First Game
Scotland88Neil McCallumJan 17, 1891
David RussellJan 17, 1891
Alex HigginsJan 17, 1891
Wales33Grenville MorrisDec 03, 1898
Ireland17John HannaSep 02, 1911
Northern Ireland17Patrick NelisMar 18, 1922
United States5Alex WoodAug 29, 1936
Germany6Alfred GunnMar 29, 1947
British Forces1George LeeAug 23, 1947
Republic of Ireland7Miah DennehyApr 21, 1973
Switzerland4Raimondo PonteAug 16, 1980
Norway6Einer AasApr 04, 1981
Netherlands9Hans van BreukelenSep 04, 1982
Australia4Alan DavidsonDec 01, 1984
Iceland2Toddy OrlygssonDec 17, 1989
Italy5Andrea SilenziSep 09, 1995
Croatia1Nicola JerkanAug 17, 1996
France7Thierry BonalairAug 09, 1997
Jamaica3David JohnsonJan 31, 1998
French Guiana1Jean-Claude DarchevilleAug 17, 1998
Sweden4Jesper MattssonDec 12, 1998
Portugal11Hugo PorfirioJan 30, 1999
Ivory Coast2Bernard AllouApr 03, 1999
Spain6Carlos MerinoAug 24, 1999
Canada1Jim BrennanOct 30, 1999
Denmark3Mikkel BeckNov 14, 1999
Trinidad and Tobago1Stern JohnNov 24, 1999
Guadeloupe1Mikael Antoine-CurierSep 11, 2002
Belgium1Davy OyenFeb 22, 2003
Argentina2Gino PadulaAug 09, 2005
Ghana2Junior AgogoSep 02, 2006
Algeria5Hamza BencherifJan 31, 2007
Antigua and Barbuda1Dexter BlackstockApr 04, 2009
Nigeria1Dele AdebolaAug 08, 2009
Poland2Radoslaw MajewskiAug 08, 2009
Cameroon1George ElokobiFeb 11, 2012
Gibraltar1Danny HigginbothamFeb 11, 2012
Bulgaria1Dimitar EvtimovAug 13, 2012
Chile1Gonzalo JaraJan 12, 2013
Kuwait1Khaled Al RashidiFeb 02, 2013
South Africa1Lars VeldwijkAug 09, 2014
Zaire1Britt AssombalongaAug 09, 2014
Gambia2Modou BarrowMar 18, 2015
Cape Verde1Ryan MendesSep 12, 2015
Slovenia1Bojan JokicJan 09, 2016
Lithuania1Deimantas PetraviciusMar 05, 2016
Finland1Thomas LamAug 06, 2016
Greece4Apostolos VelliosAug 06, 2016
Senegal1Armand TraoreAug 09, 2016
Serbia1Vladimir StojkovicSep 11, 2016
Romania1Costel PantilimonFeb 03, 2018
Iran2Ashkan DejagahFeb 03, 2018
Tunisia1Yohan BenalouaneJan 19, 2019
Guinea-Bissau2PeleFeb 02, 2019
Brazil1Leo BonatiniFeb 02, 2019
Mali2Molla WagueFeb 09, 2019
Kosovo1Aro MuricAug 03, 2019
Congo1Brice SambaAug 10, 2019