List of foreign Premier League players

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 the United Kingdom determined by the following:
A player is considered foreign if his allegiance is not to play for the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern 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 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 parents or moved to the United Kingdom at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched his nationality to another nation.

Clubs listed are those for which the player has played at least one Premier League game and seasons are those in which the player has played at least one Premier League game. 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. Therefore, a player should always have a listing under at least two years — for instance, a player making his debut in 2011, during the 2011–12 season, will have '2011–12' after his name. This follows general practice in expressing sporting seasons in the UK.

Up to now, 108 different foreign FIFA-affiliated nations have been represented in the Premier League. The Philippines was the most recent nation to be represented officially on the field by Neil Etheridge starting for Cardiff City on 11 August 2018.

In bold: players who have played at least one Premier League game in the current season (2018–19), and are still at a club for which they have played. This does not include current players of a Premier League club who have not played a Premier League game in the current season.

Details correct as of 1 September 2018

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Benin

Bermuda

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Chile

China PR

Colombia

Congo

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

DR Congo

Ecuador

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Grenada

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

Iran

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Kenya

Korea Republic

Kosovo

Latvia

Liberia

Lithuania

Macedonia

Mali

Malta

Mexico

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Republic of Ireland

Romania

Russia

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Togo

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Ukraine

United States

Uruguay

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Notes

  1. ^ Born in Algeria
  2. ^ Born in Angola
  3. ^ Born in Angola (then Portuguese Angola)
  4. ^ Born in Argentina
  5. ^ Born in Australia
  6. ^ Born in Austria
  7. ^ Born in Burundi
  8. ^ Born in Belgium
  9. ^ Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (then part of Yugoslavia)
  10. ^ Born in Brazil
  11. ^ Born in the Central African Republic
  12. ^ Born in Canada
  13. ^ Born in the Ivory Coast
  14. ^ Born in Cameroon
  15. ^ Born in Cape Verde
  16. ^ Born in Croatia (then part of Yugoslavia)
  17. ^ Born in Curaçao (constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands [then part of the Netherlands Antilles])
  18. ^ Born in Denmark
  19. ^ Born in England
  20. ^ Born in France
  21. ^ Born in West Germany (now part of Germany)
  22. ^ Born in Guinea-Bissau
  23. ^ Born in Germany
  24. ^ Born in Ghana
  25. ^ Born in Guadeloupe (Overseas department of the French Republic)
  26. ^ Born in Greenland (autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark)
  27. ^ Born in French Guiana (Overseas department of the French Republic)
  28. ^ Born in Jamaica
  29. ^ Born in Kosovo (then part of Yugoslavia)
  30. ^ Born in Liberia
  31. ^ Born in Morocco
  32. ^ Born in Macedonia (then part of Yugoslavia)
  33. ^ Born in Mozambique (then Portuguese Mozambique)
  34. ^ Born in Martinique (Overseas department of the French Republic)
  35. ^ Born in New Caledonia (Overseas territory of the French Republic)
  36. ^ Born in the Netherlands
  37. ^ Born in Nigeria
  38. ^ Born in Northern Ireland
  39. ^ Born in Poland
  40. ^ Born in Portugal
  41. ^ Born in Réunion (Overseas department of the French Republic)
  42. ^ Born in Russia (then part of the Soviet Union)
  43. ^ Born in South Africa
  44. ^ Born in Scotland
  45. ^ Born in Senegal
  46. ^ Born in Somalia
  47. ^ Born in Spain
  48. ^ Born in Serbia (then part of Yugoslavia)
  49. ^ Born in Switzerland
  50. ^ Born in Suriname
  51. ^ Born in Suriname (then part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  52. ^ Born in Slovakia (then part of Czechoslovakia)
  53. ^ Born in Slovenia (then part of Yugoslavia)
  54. ^ Born in Sweden
  55. ^ Born in Uganda
  56. ^ Born in Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union)
  57. ^ Born in the United States
  58. ^ Born in Uzbekistan (then part of the Soviet Union)
  59. ^ Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaïre)
  60. ^ Bosnian Croat. Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (then part of Yugoslavia)
  61. ^ Bosnian Serb. Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (then part of Yugoslavia)
  62. ^ Capped for the Andalusia national football team
  63. ^ Capped for the Argentina national under-20 football team
  64. ^ Capped for the Belgium national under-17 football team
  65. ^ Capped for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-21 football team
  66. ^ Capped for the Brazil national under-17 football team
  67. ^ Capped for the Brazil national under-20 football team
  68. ^ Capped for the Brazil national football team
  69. ^ Capped for the Brittany national football team
  70. ^ Capped for the Canada men's national under-20 soccer team
  71. ^ Capped for the Catalonia national football team
  72. ^ Capped for the Cayman Islands national football team
  73. ^ Capped for the Corsica national football team
  74. ^ Capped for the Denmark national under-21 football team
  75. ^ Capped for the DR Congo national football team
  76. ^ Capped for the England national football B team
  77. ^ Capped for the England national football C team
  78. ^ Capped for the England national under-16 football team
  79. ^ Capped for the England national under-17 football team
  80. ^ Capped for the England national under-18 football team
  81. ^ Capped for the England national under-19 football team
  82. ^ Capped for the England national under-20 football team
  83. ^ Capped for the England national under-21 football team
  84. ^ Capped for the England national football team
  85. ^ Capped for the Basque Country national football team
  86. ^ Capped for the France national under-16 football team
  87. ^ Capped for the France national under-18 football team
  88. ^ Capped for the France national under-19 football team
  89. ^ Capped for the France national under-20 football team
  90. ^ Capped for the France national under-21 football team
  91. ^ Capped for the Galicia national football team
  92. ^ Capped for the Germany national under-15 football team
  93. ^ Capped for the Germany national under-20 football team
  94. ^ Capped for the Germany national under-21 football team
  95. ^ Capped for the Germany national football team
  96. ^ Capped for the Guadeloupe national football team
  97. ^ Capped for the French Guiana national football team
  98. ^ Capped for the Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team
  99. ^ Capped for the Morocco national football team
  100. ^ Capped for the Martinique national football team
  101. ^ Capped for the Netherlands national under-21 football team
  102. ^ Capped for the Northern Ireland national football B team
  103. ^ Capped for the Northern Ireland national under-21 football team
  104. ^ Capped for the Norway national under-21 football team
  105. ^ Capped for the Poland national under-18 football team
  106. ^ Capped for the Portugal national under-19 football team
  107. ^ Capped for the Portugal national under-21 football team
  108. ^ Capped for the Samoa national under-20 football team (then Western Samoa)
  109. ^ Capped for the Scotland national football B team
  110. ^ Capped for the Scotland national under-21 football team
  111. ^ Capped for the Spain national under-19 football team
  112. ^ Capped for the Spain national under-21 football team
  113. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national under-16 football team
  114. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national under-17 football team
  115. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national under-18 football team
  116. ^ Capped for the Switzerland national under-21 football team
  117. ^ Capped for the Turkey national under-21 football team
  118. ^ Kosovo Albanian. Born in Kosovo (then part of Yugoslavia)

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