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

8 years ago

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;


  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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