Englishmen Abroad: Three Top-Flight Expats
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!