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Countries Newcastle players are from and which dominate Premier League

6 years ago

A recent BBC analysis showed which countries the Premier League draws its players from and then we have done some analysis on Newcastle players who make up the first team squad.

The BBC report showed Premier League matches up to but not including last weekend (NUFC v QPR etc).

They looked at the basic number of players used and then how often they actually had been used by their club in the league.

Not surprisingly, England topped both lists and then almost as obvious, it was France second on both measurements, followed by Spain who were third in each of them.

Then follows a mixture of neighbouring countries who used to have massive representation such as Scotland and Republic of Ireland with much reduced presence now, with Argentina and Belgium growing influences.

Number of players used in the Premier League this season:

1 – England – 136

2 – France – 31

3 – Spain – 22

4 – Republic of Ireland – 21

5 – Scotland – 18

6 – Argentina – 18

7 – Belgium – 14

Percentage of minutes played by nationality:

1 – England – 36.08%

2 – France – 7.74%

3 – Spain – 5.94%

4 – Scotland – 4.87%

5 – Argentina – 4.30%

6 – Belgium – 4.26%

7 – Republic of Ireland – 4.22%

Including the QPR match, Newcastle have used 23 players in the Premier League this season and we have split them down to their countries. Players are put under the international country they have chosen to represent so Dummett is Welsh for the purposes of this analysis and Abeid Algerian, despite being born in England and France respectively.

While on the other hand, Sammy Ameobi has indicated he would play for Nigeria but hasn’t had a call up as yet, so remains under England.

The 23 Newcastle players break down into;

England (7), France (6), Holland (4) and then Argentina, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Spain, Algeria and Wales all with one each.

Below is each country with the players who have played so far in the Premier League this season in bold;

England – Steven Taylor, Sammy Ameobi, Williamson, Colback, Aarons, Ryan Taylor, Armstrong, Darlow, Lascelles, Alnwick, Streete, Campbell, Bigirimana, Woodman

France – Riviere, Gouffran, Haidara, Sissoko, Cabella, Obertan, Kemen, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Yanga-Mbiwa

Holland – Krul, Anita, De Jong, Janmaat

Argentina – Coloccini, Gutierrez, Ferreyra

Wales – Dummett

Ivory Coast – Tiote

Senegal – Cisse

Algeria – Abeid

Spain – Perez

Italy – Santon

Slovenia – Vuckic

Australia – Good

Slovakia – Satka

Northern Ireland – Ferguson

Republic of Ireland

Switzerland – Mbabu


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