World Cup goes global for Greenwich alumni

This year’s World Cup in Russia is a truly global affair for the Greenwich alumni community.

The university is proud to have alumni from all 32 countries taking part in football’s most prestigious tournament.

They include over 5000 alumni from Mo Salah’s Egypt, mostly through the university’s partnership with Cairo-based MSA University – and nearly 4000 from Nigeria.

At the other end of the scale, only one alumnus in Panama had to suffer the 6-1 defeat by England. We also have one graduate in Uruguay.

In all, the university has 76,000 known alumni who come from outside the UK, representing 172 countries. This compares with approximately 155,000 from the UK (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

So far during the World Cup, we have received messages from fans of Peru, Nigeria, Mexico, Argentina and host nation Russia, to name but a few.

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Numbers of Greenwich alumni in nations competing at the FIFA 2018 World Cup

World Cup goes global for Greenwich alumni

This year’s World Cup in Russia is a truly global affair for the Greenwich alumni community.

The university is proud to have alumni from all 32 countries taking part in football’s most prestigious tournament.

They include over 5000 alumni from Mo Salah’s Egypt, mostly through the university’s partnership with Cairo-based MSA University – and nearly 4000 from Nigeria.

At the other end of the scale, only one alumnus in Panama had to suffer the 6-1 defeat by England. We also have one graduate in Uruguay.

In all, the university has 76,000 known alumni from outside the UK, representing 172 countries.

So far during the World Cup, we have received messages from fans of Peru, Nigeria, Mexico, Argentina and host nation Russia, to name but a few.

Who are you following?

Numbers of Greenwich alumni in nations competing at the FIFA 2018 World Cup

By |2018-06-29T15:24:54+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Sport|

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2 Comments

  1. John M MEYER I June 29, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Why is there no England listing?

    • The Alumni team June 29, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Yes, sorry! We did intend to quote the England total in the text but it seems to have slipped out. We will add a sentence about this shortly.

      We know of an estimated 150,000 alumni in England.

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