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Where Do Newcastle Fit Into New Research Of Which Nationalities Make Up Premier League

7 years ago
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Some interesting new data has been released which details which ten countries supply the most players to the Premier League.

The research compares the top ten nations in the 2007/08 season and the current one so far.

Needless to say, Newcastle must be a significant factor in France’s placing and less positively, in England’s falling total…

Here are the top tens from the two seasons;

2007/08

  1. England 35.25%
  2. Ireland 6.00%
  3. France 5.88%
  4. Spain 3.19%
  5. Scotland 3.00%
  6. USA 2.88%
  7. Holland 2.65%
  8. Wales 2.51%
  9. Brazil 2.35%
  10. Northern Ireland 2.32%

2013/14 (So far)

  1. England 31.8%
  2. France 7.99%
  3. Spain 6.18%
  4. Ireland 4.7%
  5. Holland 3.84%
  6. Belgium 3.54%
  7. Scotland 3.22%
  8. Wales 3.12%
  9. Brazil 2.72%
  10. Argentina 2.06%

This research by the BBC does show a fall in terms of England’s representation but in the old days, you would never have considered the scottish, welsh and irish as ‘foreign’ so that does move the goalposts a bit.

If you added Scotland, Wales and Northern & Southern Ireland to England, you then get figures of 49.08% in 2007/08 and  43.77% so far this season. Maybe not the best figures you could hope for but better than the basic England only figures. The English League is a bit of a one-off on terms of having basically five countries in one, in terms of how we generally see the players who play in the Premier League.

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