Whilst most Englishmen were waking on Sunday satisfied from England’s 3-1 win over Slovenia the night before, three players took to the field. Italy: Pro Patria 1-2 Arezzo (Lega Pro Girone A) Westminster-born defender Myles Anderson made the bench once for Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League and now, via spells at Exeter, Aldershot and […]
There were several English players who featured overseas yesterday, taking centre stage with many leagues having a rest week due to the international break. Belgium: Woluwe-Zaventem 0-3 OH Leuven (Belgian Second Division) John Bostock was once one of the most highly rated English players on the scene when he made his debut for Crystal Palace at […]
The biggest difference is that no matter what [level] you play in the US, everybody tries to play football. In the first of two exclusive articles, English Players Abroad (EPA) interviews Orlando City’s Luke Boden. The former Sheffield Wednesday player joined Orlando in 2011, and now after four seasons in the USL Pro league, […]
There has been a definite lack of Englishmen playing abroad in the past few days but one expatriate did make an impression yesterday. Austria: Schwechat 4-2 St. Pölten II (Regionalliga Ost) The only Englishman who featured overseas yesterday was 24-year-old Gary Noel. The striker started for St. Pölten II as they travelled to Schwechat for a Regionalliga […]
There were three games yesterday, in three different continents, which featured Englishmen. New Zealand: Auckland City 3-0 Wanderers SC (ASB Premiership) Top played bottom in New Zealand as high-flying Auckland City hosted the struggling Wanderers SC in New Zealand’s top tier. Auckland made it four wins from four in the league with a comfortable 3-0 win, […]
With the world’s professional football now moving towards the upcoming international break, there are less club matches than usual this week but there were a couple of Englishmen involved in matches across the globe yesterday. Australia: Bentleigh Greens 0-3 Perth Glory (FFA Cup semi-final) The FFA Cup is in its inaugural season and includes the […]
As the 2014/15 is now in full-swing, it would seem an appropriate time for an update. There are nearly 200 English footballers playing abroad professionally, or some occasions, semi-professional depending on the professional status of a country’s top football league. This figure does not include players playing in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The […]
Last year, I interviewed Matt Jones for A Football Report. He is an Englishman playing in Portugal’s top tier for Belenenses. You can read it here.
We all now how many foreigners there are playing football in England, but what is it like the other way round? Well this blog intends to find that out. There will be (hopefully) news, updates and interviews with the few English players playing their football away from their homeland. Follow us on Twitter @EnglishAbroad1.