Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Foreign Born Players on UK and Ireland National Teams

Here are a few of the "foreign-born" players from recent times that have worn the shirts of Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and England. Some of the more interesting places of birth are Shaun Maloney (Malaysia), Boaz Myhill (USA), Maik Taylor (Germany), Tony Capaldi (Norway), and Owen Hargreaves and Alan Mannus (Canada).

As you can see, the list mostly consists of English born players playing for the other surrounding nations. Are any of these recent English "exports" good enough to play for England?

James Morrison - England
Shaun Maloney - Malaysia
James McEveley - England
Graham Alexander - England
Graeme Murty - England
Steven Fletcher - England
Kris Commons - England

Boaz Myhill - USA
Lewis Price - England
Lewin Nyatanga - England
Sam Ricketts - England
Ashley Williams - England
Jack Collison - England
Andrew Crofts - England
David Edwards - England
Freddy Eastwood - England
Daniel Nardiello - England
Sam Vokes - England

Republic of Ireland
Dean Kiely - England
Keiren Westwood - England
Alex Bruce - England
Kevin Foley - England
Aiden McGeady - Scotland
Stephen McPhail - England
Darren Potter - England
Martin Rowlands - England
Sean Scannell - England
Kevin Kilbane - England
Andy O'Brien - England
Lee Carsley - England
Darron Gibson - Northern Ireland
Steven Reid - England

Northern Ireland
Maik Taylor - Germany
Alan Mannus - Canada
Martin Paterson - England
Tony Capaldi - Norway

Owen Hargreaves - Canada

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