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2014 Review: #1 Bradley Wright-Phillips

It was not difficult to choose the Englishman abroad who had the best 2014. Who could argue with a season which yielded 31 goals? In his first full season with the New York Red Bulls, Bradley Wright-Phillips equalled the record for the highest number of regular season goals in a year and also guided his side […]

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2014 Review: #2 John Irving

In 2014, New Zealand club side Auckland City surprised everyone by finishing third place in the FIFA Club World Cup and English defender John Irving was a key part of their success. Irving joined the Everton academy at the age of seven and was a stalwart of the Everton youth sides throughout his time at the club, […]

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2014 Review: #3 Dom Dwyer

  2014 has been a real breakthrough year for Dom Dwyer, who went from fringe player to Sporting Kansas City’s MVP and the MLS’ second top scorer. Having been born in West Sussex, Dwyer began his career at Norwich City’s academy before moving to joining a scheme which saw him feature for Conference side King’s Lynn. […]

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2014 Review: #4 Luke Boden

2014 will be a year Luke Boden will never forget. Although his side, Orlando City, did not achieve USL Pro playoff success, the English defender will forever remember last year as the year he became an MLS player. Boden began his career at his local club Sheffield Wednesday, making fifteen league appearances in a five […]

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2014 Review: #5 Thomas Beattie

  2014 saw Thomas Beattie help Warriors FC to their first S. League title since 2009. In just his second season in Singapore, the Goole-born midfielder lifted silverware, helping to end Tampines Rovers’ three-year domination. Beattie started his career at English side Hull City before moving to the US in 2005 to take up the […]

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2014 Review: #6 Billy Ions

2014 saw Billy Ions guide PS Kemi Kings to promotion from Finland’s third tier into the country’s second tier. In his second season in Finland, Ions missed just one league game all year as he finished with an impressive thirteen goals. Born in Ashington, Northumberland, he emigrated with his family to Spain as youngster and […]

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2014 Review: #7 Mark Anderson

2014 saw Mark Anderson play a pivotal role as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers came agonisingly close to lifting their first North American Soccer League (NASL) title. Last year was the Durham-born midfielder’s third season as a professional at the Strikers, having joined the second-tier club in 2012. After moving to the States in 2008 to […]

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2014 Review: #8 Charlie I’Anson

2014 has seen Charlie I’Anson make significant progress as he continues to build his career in Spain. Just two years after appearing for Grimsby Town, Charlie (as he is known in Spain) made his La Liga debut for Elche in 2013. Now a year on, the 21-year-old defender is a regular in Spain’s second tier […]

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2014 Review: #9 Taylor Moore

2014 has been a significant year on both international and domestic fronts for Taylor Moore. At just 17 years of age, Moore may still be relatively unknown in his homeland but his relative obscurity will soon be shattered as he advances through the England youth ranks. The start of last year saw Moore continue his […]

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2014 Review: #10 Tom Hateley

  2014 saw Tom Hateley move from the comfort of the British Isles to try and carve out a career in Poland. After four seasons as a regular starter for Scottish Premiership side Motherwell, Hateley, the son of the former England international Mark, made the move south to join League One side Tranmere Rovers on […]