The foreign footballers giving up their passports to become Chinese

In January 2019, Nico Yennaris gave back his British passport, moved to Beijing and became a naturalized Chinese citizen. Aged 26, he adopted a new name. From now on, he would be called Li Ke. Growing up in east London, Yennaris had perhaps the most British of boyhood dreams: he wanted to become a famous soccer star. Born in David Beckham's stomping ground of Leytonstone to a Cypriot father and a Chinese mother, Yennaris got off to a good start. Aged 7, he joined the Arsenal FC Youth Academy, a ...
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Added July 29, 2019
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