5. Midfielder: Blaise Matuidi (France)

Matuidi was born in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, to an Angolan father, Faria Rivelino, and a Congolese mother, Élise. Rivelino emigrated to France at a young age. He currently plays for Serie A club Juventus and the France national team as a central midfielder.

4. Midfielder: Claude Makelele (France)

Makélelé was born in Kinshasa, Zaire (now DRC). The word “Makelele” means “noises” in Lingala, one of the languages spoken in the country. His father, André-Joseph Makelele, represented DR Congo, but Claude, the son, chose for France national team.

3. Forward: Daddy Birori (Rwanda)

Daddy Birori, also known as Etekiama Agiti Tady, was born in Kinshasa, DRC. Birori represented Rwanda for 5 years. CAF suspended him for using two different names and dates of birth. The Rwandan passport, as Daddy Birori born on 12 December 1986. And Congolese passport, as Etekiama Agil Taddy born on 13 December 1990.

2. Forward: Michy Batshuayi (Belgium)

Michy Batshuayi-Atunga was eligible to play for the DR Congo national team through his parents. But in March 2015 he stated that although his Congolese heritage is important to him, he would rather represent Belgium. Today, he is a striker for Premier League club Chelsea and the Belgium national team.

1. Forward: Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli was born in Antwerp, a city in northern Belgium, to Congolese parents. His father, Roger Lukaku, played for Zaire (DRC). But Romelu made his senior international debut for Belgium in 2010 and went on to become their all-time top scorer.

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