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The Goodison League of Nations

The international makeup of Everton's squad has changed dramatically since the pre-Premier League days when English clubs were made up almost exclusively of players from the Home Countries of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the neighbouring Republic of Ireland.

The rapacious growth in the global popularity of England's top flight, combined the globalisation in general, the Bosman Ruling and the general spread of knowledge foreign players and the scouting of foreign leagues means that there are signicantly more players from outside the British Isles plying their trade in the Premier League.

Everton are no different and while English players are dominant, there were three Brazilians in the squad that kicked off 2020-21 and three Frenchmen with nary a Scot or Welshman to be found. Quite the change from the glorious 1980s side!

England (10)

Jordan Pickford
Jonjoe Kenny
Mason Holgate
Michael Keane
Jarrad Branthwaite
Fabian Delph
Anthony Gordon
Tom Davies
Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Theo Walcott

Brazil (3)


France (3)

Lucas Digne
Niels Nkounkou
Abdoulaye Doucoure

Colombia (2)

James Rodriguez
Yerry Mina

Portugal (2)

Andre Gomes
Joao Virginia

DR Congo (2)

Beni Baningime
Yannick Bolasie

Republic of Ireland (1)

Seamus Coleman

Italy (1)

Moise Kean

Spain (1)

Sandro Ramirez

Iceland (1)

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Denmark (1)

Jonas Lössl

Ivory Coast (1)

Jean-Philippe Gbamin

Nigeria (1)

Alex Iwobi

Turkey (1)

Cenk Tosun

Bosnia-Herzegovina (1)

Muhamed Besic