“Why are there, over the last 40 years, only about five English players who have done well abroad. There’s something going on here, something strange,” Johan Cruyff contemplated at the turn of the millennium.
Now while Johan may have been a little harsh on number of players to succeed abroad with the quality to play for the full national team, he most definitely underestimated the number of English players that are held in high esteem at clubs and in leagues all over the world.
The aim of this site is to track the careers of footballers with the courage to experience a foreign culture and challenge for honours in new lands. Whether they be a current international, a Premiership squad member in the past, a former Football League player or from lower down the English football pyramid. Bringing news of selection, injuries, transfers and the results of their teams.
Players and coaches that will be included are ones that are either playing professionally or in the countries top league.