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Newcastle Pipped To European Title By Inter Milan

7 years ago
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The growth of Premier League foreign players has been noticed but exactly how do Newcastle United compare with the rest of the Premier League and indeed Europe?

The French element at St.James’ Park attracts plenty headlines, plus you have Senegal, Holland, Argentina and Italy amongst the other nationalities represented.

The good people at the Football Observatory research website have looked at the number of expatriates playing for every club throughout the main leagues of Europe.

They have produced an average of how many expatriate players have been used each league match so far this season.

The Premier League figures are as follows;

9.8          Newcastle
9.4          Man City
8.7          Arsenal
8.1          Stoke
7.9          Chelsea
7.7          Fulham
7.1          Spurs
7.0          Everton
6.9          Aston Villa
6.9          Sunderland
6.8          West Brom
6.8          Swansea
6.5          Man Utd
6.4          Crystal Palace
6.4          Liverpool
5.9          West Ham
5.8          Southampton
5.4          Hull
5.0          Norwich
5.0          Cardiff

Newcastle United are top of the pile in England but they have been pipped at the post for the European title, with Inter Milan so far using a remarkable average of 10.2 expatriates on the pitch.

(Expatriates – Defined by Football Observatory as ‘Players employed by a club outside of the national association in which they began playing, from where they departed for football-related reasons)

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