When it comes to Newcastle players who have played in the Premier League, how many nationalities do they represent?
Interesting to see how Newcastle United compare to all of the other clubs to have featured in the Premier League.
The issue was prompted by a question put to Martin Tyler.
He does an excellent column each week for Sky Sports, where football fans send their questions to him.
He was asked if now Alexis Sanchez has become the first player from Chile to play for Manchester United, are they the club to have had the highest number of nationalities to have played for them.
As it turns out, Chile was the 40th nationality to have now featured for Man Urd but 15 other clubs have had more.
The record is held by West Ham who have had a massive 55 different nationalities to have played for them in the Premier League.
Martin Tyler listing the 15 clubs here to have had more than Manchester United:
West Ham (55)
Manchester City, Tottenham (52)
Newcastle, West Brom (47)
Bolton, Everton (43)
Aston Villa (42)
Liverpool, Portsmouth, Southampton (41)
Interesting to see Newcastle United and the Mackems listed so high, especially when people say about everyone coming to the Premier League wanting to live in London. Although five of the top nine clubs in terms of different nationalities are based in London…
If you were going to try and work through which are the 47 different nationalities for Newcastle, a starting point could be ticking off countries from the list of 55 for West Ham.
These are the 55 nationalities for West Ham according to Martin Tyler and Opta:
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Congo DR, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, USA and Wales