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10 most successful English overseas players (1)

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With the World Cup just around the corner, it is fair to say that not even the most patriotic of us rate England's chances.

But once the domestic season draws to a close, prepare for the habitual England buzz that leads into any major international tournament, before we all find out that once again we are not nearly good enough, weeks before the eventual winners even lift the trophy.

There are a number of factors that people like to argue for why we appear so out of our depth against the other 'big nations'. Common explanations for our inability to compete include the number of foreign imports in the Premier League and the outdated set-up at grass roots level.

But arguably our most major downfall has to be that, while other international sides are littered with players who ply their trade all across Europe's leagues, English players seem not only reluctant, but scared to move abroad.

Shockingly, there is not a single player in the current England first-team set-up who kicks balls around outside of the country they call home.

Surely, the sooner some of England's top stars move away from their comfort zone, the sooner we will become less one-dimensional and only then will we begin to see significant improvements.

Over the years, there have been a some English players who've moved overseas, but we are talking about vert insignificant numbers. But, here's the ones who've enjoyed the most success (in no particular order)...

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