List of foreign Premier League players: Wikis


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This is a list of foreign players in the Premier League, which commenced play in 1992. The following players must meet both of the following two criteria:

  1. Have played at least one Premier League game. Players who were signed by Premier League clubs, but only played in lower league, cup and/or European games, or did not play in any competitive games at all, are not included.
  2. Are considered foreign, i.e., outside Great Britain and Ireland, determined by the following:
A player is considered foreign if he is not eligible to play for the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.

More specifically,

  • If a player has been capped on international level, the national team is used; if he has been capped by more than one country, the highest level (or the most recent) team is used. These include British/Irish players with dual citizenship.
  • If a player has not been capped on international level, his country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from British/Irish parents or moved to Great Britain/Ireland at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched his nationality to another nation.

Clubs listed are those which the player has played at least one Premier League game for.

Seasons listed are those which the player has played at least one Premier League game in. Note that seasons, not calendar years, are used. For example, "1992-95" indicates that the player has played in every season from 1992-93 to 1994-95, but not necessarily every calendar year from 1992 to 1995.

In bold: players who have played at least one Premier League game in the current season (2009-10), and the clubs they've played for. They include players who have subsequently left the club, but do not include current players of a Premier League club who have not played a Premier League game in the current season.

Last updated after Premier League matches on 15 August, 2009 (opening day of 2009-10 season).
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Albania Albania

Algeria Algeria

Angola Angola

Argentina Argentina

Australia Australia

Austria Austria

Barbados Barbados

Belarus Belarus

Belgium Belgium

Bermuda Bermuda

Bolivia Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil Brazil

Bulgaria Bulgaria

Cameroon Cameroon

Canada Canada

Cape Verde Cape Verde

Chile Chile

China PR People's Republic of China

Colombia Colombia

Congo Republic of the Congo

Congo DR Democratic Republic of the Congo

Costa Rica Costa Rica

Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire

Croatia Croatia

Cyprus Cyprus

Czech Republic Czech Republic

Denmark Denmark

Ecuador Ecuador

Egypt Egypt

Estonia Estonia

Finland Finland

France France

Gabon Gabon

Georgia Georgia (country)

Germany Germany

Ghana Ghana

Greece Greece

Grenada Grenada

Guinea Guinea

Honduras Honduras

Hungary Hungary

Iceland Iceland

Iran Iran

Israel Israel

Italy Italy

Jamaica Jamaica

Japan Japan

Korea Republic South Korea

Latvia Latvia

Liberia Liberia

Lithuania Lithuania

Macedonia Republic of Macedonia

Mali Mali

Mexico Mexico

Montserrat Montserrat

Morocco Morocco

Netherlands Netherlands

New Zealand New Zealand

Nigeria Nigeria

Norway Norway

Oman Oman

Pakistan Pakistan

Paraguay Paraguay

Peru Peru

Poland Poland

Portugal Portugal

Romania Romania

Russia Russia

Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis

Senegal Senegal

Serbia Serbia

Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Slovakia Slovakia

Slovenia Slovenia

South Africa South Africa

Spain Spain

Sweden Sweden

Switzerland Switzerland

Togo Togo

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia Tunisia

Turkey Turkey

Ukraine Ukraine

United States United States

Uruguay Uruguay

Zambia Zambia

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe


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