Premier League nationalities in numbers

By Jacob Panons

Football is undoubtedly a global game and the English Premier League is the living embodiment of this. The Premier League has 67 different nationalities across the 20 teams in the league.

It’s not surprise that England has the most players in the league at 166. The other Home Nations fall very short of this with Northern Ireland having three players, Scotland having 11, and Wales also having 11. The Republic of Ireland has 17 players.

16 countries have just one player in the league, including Kosovo, the Philippines, and Benin to name a few.

The five nations with the most players in the Premier League are England (116), Spain (34), France (30), Brazil (20), and the Netherlands (19).

In terms of confederations, which reflects continents, Europe has the most nations in the Premier League with 31, there are 17 countries from Africa, seven from South America, five from Asia, four from North America, and one from Oceania.

The amount of players from each confederation produces surprising numbers as South American who only boast seven nations in the Premier League have 47 players in the league. Europe is still ahead of them with 407 and Africa with 48. There are nine players are from Asia, nine are from North America, and two are from Oceania.

See the table below for the data.

Country Number of Players (2018/2019)
Algeria 2
Argentina 15
Armenia 1
Australia 2
Austria 4
Belgium 17
Benin 1
Bosnia 2
Brazil 20
Cameroon 3
Canada 1
Chile 2
Colombia 5
Ivory Coast 5
Croatia 2
Czech Rep 2
Denmark 10
Dem Rep Congo 4
Ecuador 1
Egypt 3
England 166
Eq Guinea 1
France 30
Gabon 4
Germany 14
Ghana 5
Greece 3
Guinea 2
Iceland 3
Iran 1
Rep of Ireland 17
Israel 1
Italy 9
Jamaica 2
Japan 3
Kenya 1
South Korea 2
Kosovo 1
Mail 2
Mexico 2
Morocco 2
The Netherlands 19
New Zealand 2
Nigeria 6
Northern Ireland 3
Norway 4
Paraguay 1
The Philippines 1
Poland 3
Portugal 14
Romania 1
Scotland 11
Senegal 6
Serbia 4
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 1
Spain 34
Sweden 3
Switzerland 6
Togo 1
Tunisia 1
Turkey 2
Ukraine 2
USA 4
Uruguay 2
Venezuela 2
Wales 11

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