Englishmen Abroad: Three Top-Flight Expats

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Updated: March 31, 2015

2It is often bemoaned that there are too few Englishmen plying their trade in foreign leagues, therefore impacting upon the quality of the national team.

England face Italy in a friendly tonight, a country that has this season welcomed two more Anglophiles in Ashley Cole and Micah Richards. Others have played in Serie A such as David Beckham, Mark Hateley and Luther Blissett, but Richards is taking the unusual step, aiming to reinvigorate his staggering career.

Spurs full-back Eric Dier had previously played for Sporting Lisbon in Portugal’s top-flight, suggesting that English footballing roots are steadily expanding. Here are three other examples of current, promising Englishmen who are in action abroad!

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