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Iceland goal machine Gary Martin: I want to get more British players to this country

Exclusive Q&A with Gary at the bottom of article He may have also played in Hungary, Denmark, Belgium and Norway but it is Iceland where Gary Martin feels most comfortable. The 29-year-old striker has over 130 goals in Icelandic football. He is now hoping to lead his current side ÍBV to promotion back to the […]

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Alex Purver: I’ve enjoyed the step-up from National League to Allsvenskan

We regularly hear of players heading from English non-league to Sweden. Many released scholars get the chance to play in the Swedish fourth-tier through the LFE’s Erasmus+ scheme and then work their way up. But Alex Purver’s story is unique. Yes he did go from non-league to Sweden but he went straight to the top. […]

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Morgan Brown: Former Leicester & Aberdeen midfielder on his season in Cyprus

For Morgan Brown, it was a no-brainer to make the move abroad when the opportunity arose. Having started the season with non-league side Stratford Town, the midfielder, who was more used to full-time football, was offered the chance to join second-tier Cypriot side Aris Limassol. Aris were a founder member of the Cyprus Football Association […]

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Exclusive: Rees Greenwood on his move to the UAE

Earlier this summer, former Newcastle United and Northern Ireland midfielder David McCreery was appointed as vice president of newly-formed club Al Sahel. The club based in Ajman, UAE, will compete in the third-tier of Emirati football later this year. McCreery has already put his connections to good use securing a big first signing for the […]

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Amadou Kassaraté: Securing promotion in Greece after a roller-coaster year

It’s fair to say that the 2018/19 season will be one that lives long in the memory of Amadou Kassaraté. The London-born midfielder was looking for a return to full-time football having previously played in Scotland for Dumbarton and Stranraer. He turned to Greece for his shot at another professional deal. What was meant to […]

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Robbie Foster: Ex-Chesterfield forward on his experiences in Sweden

Back in the summer of 2019, IFK Mora were looking to preserve their status in the fourth-tier of Swedish football. Their English manager Ben Smith looked towards his homeland for reinforcements to get his side out of the relegation zone of Division 2 Norra Svealand. The club had several Englishmen in on their books in […]

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Alex Dyer: From the Open University to Swedish top flight & Montserrat national team

This article was written in March 2019. Alex Dyer thought his career as a professional footballer was over after his release from Northampton Town in 2010. He would spend four years out of the pro game, even completing an accountancy degree and taking up a job at a software company. However, a move to Sweden […]

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Seb Buddle: My ambition is to play for the Hong Kong national team

Seb Buddle was born two years after the British hand over of Hong Kong to China but it was only recently that he gave up his British passport in order to pursue a career in international football. The 20-year-old forward plays for Ktchee, the biggest team in the territory. Having joined the side at the […]

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Bundesliga is back! English players to watch out for

It has been a barren few months for English players abroad. Of course there has been a handful of leagues which have continued throughout the global pandemic but unfortunately there has been no Englishman brave enough to compete in Belarus, Turkmenistan and Nicaragua. That all changes this weekend though with the return of the top […]

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Connor Flynn-Gillespie: Learning the game in Spain

Connor Flynn-Gillespie’s style of play reflects the blend of cultures which make up his heritage. He has the work ethic and leadership skills of a British player combined with the flair and composure on the ball of a Spaniard. Mix that in with what he has learned playing in Australia and Cyprus and you have […]