As the 2014/15 is now in full-swing, it would seem an appropriate time for an update.
- There are nearly 200 English footballers playing abroad professionally, or some occasions, semi-professional depending on the professional status of a country’s top football league. This figure does not include players playing in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- The United States has the most English ex-pats, followed by Iceland and New Zealand.
- There are only two English players who feature in the one of the four major European leagues (Spain, Italy, Germany and France). They both play in Italy; Ashley Cole of Roma and Micah Richards of Fiorentina.
- The majority of data of this site will be sourced from http://uk.soccerway.com/.
I will hopefully be updating this site on a more regular basis now. I hope to write:
- Weekly updates highlighting the key performers
- Player profiles on specific players
- Interviews with players