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11/29/07 2:38 PM
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i'm curious, who are some english players that are currently successful outside the uk? correct me if i'm wrong, but apart from hargreaves (who may not even completely fit the profile), not a lot of english players have really become successful outside of the premier league. both michael owen and beckham never really had spectacular years. who else is there?
11/29/07 4:22 PM
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Danny Dichio has the potential to do really well in the MLS. He's already a fan hero in Toronto, but I know that's not really what you are meaning.
11/29/07 4:47 PM
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not really. i'm thinking more of the major football leagues. serie a, la liga, bundesliga. even french and dutch leagues. why aren't there that many english exports? i have a feeling that this is part of the problem why england keep on faltering on the international stage.
11/29/07 9:05 PM
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For outside England, Lee Naylor has been outstanding for Celtic since he went up there, but completely outside the UK noone really stands out Simone Perrotta was born in England, does that count?
11/30/07 5:33 AM
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Joe Ray
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Paul Lambert of Scotland moved to Borrusia dortmund for 3 years and won the Champions League. When he went there he wasn't in the Scotland team, when he left he was the captain. John Collins played for Monaco for a few seasons as well. I think he got them to the semis of the Champions lesgue and knocked oput Man U while they were at it. They were both successes.
11/30/07 10:29 AM
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woodgate never really got out of the starting gate at real, owen did well but never had a solid year. beckham never performed as well in real as he did for man u. i'm not too familiar with the other names, but did they ever achieve superstar status? as big as all the foreigners the premier league has?
12/1/07 8:03 AM
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CURRENTLY I can't think of any. There have been a few in the 90's like Platt and Ince.
12/6/07 3:42 AM
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Ian Harte is Irish
12/7/07 5:42 AM
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Joe Ray
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No ones mentioned David Platt yet. He had a good career in Italy, played for around 3 different clubs I think.
12/7/07 3:02 PM
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Muchas Gracias. Platt was a class player, he was one of my favourite players when he was at Villa.

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