While football is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the United States, the game has not created as much international talent in its rich history. Unlike the other three major American sports, the list of great international players in the NFL is very short. The list of great international players to play for the LA Chargers is even shorter.
There have been some solid international players to play for the team in recent years. Younghoe Koo should have never been let go, Joshua Palmer was born in Canada and Ladarius Green was born in Germany.
But none of those three players deserves the honor of being one of the best foreign-born players in franchise history. While it is not the most inclusive list (Palmer could easily break into it), there still are three that stand out above the rest.
Best foreign-born players in Chargers history: 3. Ralf Mojsiejenko
Ralf Mojsiejenko was born in Salzgitter, Saxhony-Anhalt, Germany and has Ukrainian descent. Mojsiejenko was a punter who went to college at Michigan State and actually ended up being drafted by the Chargers in the fourth round of the 1985 NFL Draft.
While he is the third-best foreign-born player in Chargers history, using a fourth-round pick on a punter still does not make a lot of sense. However, Mojsiejenko was at least able to somewhat justify the selection with one Pro Bowl appearance (and Second Team All-Pro nod) in the 1987 season.
Mojsiejenko lasted just four years with the Chargers where he as a serviceable, above-average punter. He would go on to play another three years in the NFL with the Washington Commanders and San Francisco 49ers. He is one of only two players on this list to earn a Pro Bowl nod and finished his Chargers career with 60 games played.