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The CFL and its international partners have unveiled the first 24 global players who will take part in the CFL Combine in Toronto from March 25-28.
Beginning in January, eight CFL Global Combines spanned Europe and Asia to identify football talent playing outside North America.
“We are very impressed with this initial group of athletes and their passion for the game,” CFL chief financial officer and head of football operations, Greg Dick said.
“Having players from outside Canada and the U.S. competing in our league is at the core of the CFL 2.0 strategy.
The CFL had previously named 11 early invitees from its Global Combines in Finland, Sweden, France, Italy, Great Britain, Germany and two in Japan. The first wave of global players invited to the CFL Combine includes 13 additional athletes identified at the eight initial events.
Following the three remaining CFL Global Combines in Denmark, Brazil and Mexico, the full list of global players invited to Toronto will be announced. The 2020 CFL Global Draft will take place on April 16.
First wave of Global players invited to the CFL Combine 

Name
Position
Country
League

Aguemon, Jason
RB
France
LEFA (France)

Anderson, Tony *
DB
France
NAIA

Billy, Bryan
DB
France
LEFA (France)

Breidenbach, Sven *
OL
Germany
GFL (Germany)

Dalle Piagge, Lorenzo *
DL
Italy
IFL (Italy)

Engstrom, Malcolm
DL
Sweden
Superserien (Sweden)

Illetschko, Dustin 1
LB
Austria
GFL (Germany)

Izinyon, David *
LB
Great Britain
GFL2 (Germany)

James, William *
DB
Sweden
GFL (Germany)

Kensy, Marius
LB
Germany
GFL (Germany)

Kyei, Micky *
REC
Finland
GFL (Germany)

Lee, Taku *
RB
Japan
X-League (Japan)

Liesen, Niklas *
LB
Germany
GFL (Germany)

Machino, Tomoya *
OL
Japan
KCAFL (Japan)

Madin Cerezo, Jean-Claude 1
REC
Spain
GFL2 (Germany)

Mahoungou, Anthony *
REC
France
GFL (Germany)

Mbeleg-Toonga, Glen
RB
Great Britain
GFL (Germany)

Milanovic, Aleksandar 2
OL
Austria
AFL (Austria)

Ohmi, Yoshihito
REC
Japan
X-League (Japan)

Posunko, Oleksandr 1
DB
Ukraine
GFL2 (Germany)

Rodney, Justin
RB
Germany
GFL (Germany)

Sagne, Sebastien *
REC
Finland
GFL (Germany)

Takaya, Ryota
DL
Japan
X-League (Japan)

Yamagishi, Akio
LB
Japan
X-League (Japan)

* Denotes an early global player invitee
1 Attended the CFL Global Combine in Frankfurt, Germany
2 Attended the CFL Global Combine in Florence, Italy
CFL Global Combine schedule

Date
Location

February 29
Copenhagen, Denmark

March 7
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

March 15
Mexico City, Mexico

During the 2019 season, CFL rosters featured, for the first time ever, one designated ‘global player’ from outside the U.S. and Canada on each team’s active roster and as many as two more on their practice rosters.
In 2020, the number of global players per team will increase to two on the active roster and up-to-three on the practice roster, with as many as 45 global players competing in the league.

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