Premier League fans have been blessed with a wonderful contingent of foreign players over the last two decades, stars such as Jurgen Klinsmann, Dennis Bergkamp and Gianfranco Zola who have arrived in their prime and enriched the competition.
That pattern of scouring the continent for top players has been repeated across Europe's five biggest domestic leads with no sign of a slowdown in recent years, with the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 following suit in the search for a competitive edge.
With that in mind GMS has decided to look at the countries which feature most heavily in Europe's leading competitions, providing a consistently rich supply line of talent that the continent's leading clubs rely on.
All statistics featured have been compiled by The Football Observatory, who decided to analyse just where the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Barcelona continue to look for top talent.
Click ahead to see the 20 nations who have the most star players in Europe's big five leagues.