He has since spent most of his playing career in Belgium and Germany, meaning he can qualify for both national teams. There were rumours he could play for England by virtue of his grandparents.
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But that is not the case. I really wanted to make him a national player Leon would rather be a national player in a European country like Belgium, Germany or England.
Bailey claims he told them he would only play for Jamaica if his year-old brother, who plays for Austrian side Juniors OO, was also handed the chance. But the Jamaican Federation made Butler go through a trial first.
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But when I got here, it was a totally different scenario. Once they are willing to do that, I am ready to put on the national team jersey. And the year-old believes only players like his brother - who know him well - can help him fulfil his potential.
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Wrong language? Change it here DW. COM has chosen English as your language setting. COM in 30 languages. Deutsche Welle. Audiotrainer Deutschtrainer Die Bienenretter. Contract until: Former International: Log In. Profile Settings Log Out. Aug 9, 21 Place of Birth: Kingston Citizenship: Left Winger Contract until: Leverkusen Bundesliga League Level: First Tier Joined: Jan 31, Contract until: Dec 18, Current club Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
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