EFA Index

The EFA Index lists all the players and coaches currently based overseas with links to their Wikipedia pages or club pages if they don’t have one for more information on them. Players are sorted by the continent they play in and then the tier of football they currently play at (for example in England the Premier League is the top tier, the Championship is the second tier and so on down the divisions). Managers and head coaches are listed at the end of the index. This is a constantly evolving page so if you know of any corrections or additions please leave a comment below.


Top Tier
Jermaine PennantReal Zaragoza
Darius VassellAnkaragücü
Matt DerbyshireOlympiacos
Jordan StewartSkoda Xanthi
Scott SutterBSC Young Boys
Mark HowardAGF
Paul TalyorCharleroi (loan from Anderlecht)
Marvin HamiltonAPEP Pitsilia
Michael WalshAPOP Kinyras Peyias
Kenny PaveyAIK
James KeeneElfsborg
Calum AngusGAIS
Kyle PattersonGAIS
Chris CleaverTPS
Ben GillInterblock Ljubljana
Jamie Sheldon – Interblock Ljubljana
Rohan RickettsDiósgyőri VTK
Anthony EldingFerencváros
Paul ShawFerencváros
Sam StockleyFerencváros
Joe TillenFram
Sam TillenFram
Matt Garner – ÍBV
Ian Jeffs – Valur
Jaime PhoenixKF Vllaznia

Second Tier
Kris ThackrayAncona (loan from Reggina)
Matthew JonesSanta Clara
Adam EckersleyAC Horsens
Josh KennetHapoel Bnei Lod
Jason St JusteSandnes Ulf
Dean MartinKA Akureyri (Player/Manager)
Dan Stubbs – KA Akureyri

Third Tier
Lee MakelÖstersunds FK (Player/Manager)
Toby Davis – Umeå FC

South America

Fifth Tier
Seth Burkett – Sorriso EC

North America

Top Tier
David BeckhamLA Galaxy
Andy IroColumbus Crew
Korede AiyegbusiKansas City Wizards
Craig RocastleKansas City Wizards
Ryan SmithKansas City Wizards
Christian Bardsley – Bayamón FC

Second Tier
Eddie JohnsonAustin Aztex
Matt WatsonCarolina RailHawks
Paul RobsonCrystal Palace Baltimore
David FoleyPuerto Rico Islanders
Darren KentonRochester Rhinos
Nathaniel ShortRochester Rhinos
Adam NowlandTampa Bay Rowdies

Asia & Australia

Top Tier
Nicky TravisCentral Coast Mariners
John CurtisGold Coast United
Terry CookeNorth Queensland Fury
James RobinsonNorth Queensland Fury
Michael Bridges Newcastle United Jets
Robbie FowlerPerth Glory
Andy ToddPerth Glory
Chris GreenacreWellington Phoenix
Daniel Hammond – Balestier Khalsa
Raman Patrick SisupalanViva Kerala

Second Tier
Joe Wright – Adelaide Galaxy
Craig Richards – Dandenong Thunder
Larry Miller – Dandenong Thunder
Aron WilfordDandenong Thunder
Steve BurtonGreen Gully Cavaliers
Graham HocklessGreen Gully Cavaliers
Nick Robinson – Green Gully Cavaliers
Ryan TownsendMandurah City
Ben Surey – Melbourne Knights
Kevin Townson – Melbourne Knights
Joe KeenanSouth Melbourne
Alex Janes – Sunshine George Cross
Michael Sacks – Sunshine George Cross
Kyle Joryeff – Sunshine George Cross
Joe Harris – Sunshine George Cross
Barry Devlin – Sunshine George Cross
Steve Beck – Sunshine George Cross
Nicholas Davey – Sunshine George Cross
Antoni Pecora – Sunshine George Cross

Third Tier
Jaimes Mckee – Southern District (loan from Kitchee)


Top Tier
Adam DickinsonAuckland City
Paul Gothard – Auckland City
Dan Wilson – Hawke’s Bay United
Stuart Ferguson – Hawke’s Bay United
Robbie Deeley – Otago United
David Dugdale – Otago United
Seamus Ryder – Otago United
Jason Chewins – Waikato FC
Neil EmblenWaitakere United (Player/Manager)
Martin BullockWaitakere United
Daniel RobinsonWaitakere United
Neil SykesWaitakere United
James Thomas – YoungHeart Manawatu

Loaned abroad from English clubs

Nathan EllingtonSkoda Xanthi (loan from Watford)
Robert MilsomTPS (loan from Fulham until 30/08/2010)
Sam Mantom – Haukar (loan from West Bromwich Albion)
James Hurst – ÍBV (loan from Portsmouth)
Lateef Elford-AlliyuKeflavik (loan from West Bromwich Albion)
Richard OffiongÖstersunds FK (loan from Carlisle United until 18/07/2010)
Joe Holt – Östersunds FK (loan from Wigan Athletic until 30/06/2010)
Jon RoutledgeÖstersunds FK (loan from Wigan Athletic until 30/06/2010)

Managers/Head Coaches

Steve McClarenVfL Wolfsburg
John GregoryFC Ashdod
Stephen ConstantineAPEP Pitsilia
Tony AdamsGabala FC (Qabala FC)
Gary Smith Colorado Rapids
Stuart BaxterFinland
Bobby Houghton India
Bryan RobsonThailand
Adrian HeathAustin Aztex
David BoothMahindra United
Neil EmblenWaitakere United (Player/Manager)
Mark MillerHibernians
Dean MartinKA Akureyri (Player/Manager)
Lee MakelÖstersunds FK (Player/Manager)
Peter ButlerYangon United
Tony SealyHong Kong FC
Andy O’Dell – Sunshine George Cross

Original list compiled from personal knowledge, Wikipedia, Les Rosbifs and user input.


13 responses

4 06 2010
Matt Barker - engfootyabroad

Cheers for those players Rick, I had read some players had gone on loan from West Brom but didn’t have the details so cheers for that.

I had heard of that site but hadn’t properly looked at it, another great resource for helping to track players.

7 06 2010
Matt Beadle

What about Kevin Kerr who plays for German second division side Arminia Bielefeld?!?

24 06 2010
Matt Barker - engfootyabroad

Kevin Kerr is Scottish so doesn’t qualify for this index of English players.

If anyone did want to do a site like this for Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish players I would be more than willing to offer advice or help. Just get in contact if anyone is interested.

I didn’t make a particular decision at the start to just do English players and not British. I began by finding the English players and then realised how much work it would entail to keep track of their careers so didn’t go on the Hunt for other British nations. As I said before I would love to help someone who wanted to do something like this for the other home nations in any way I can.

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