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Macaulay Gillesphey: Playing under Robbie Fowler in Australia

The term rock at the back is used a lot in football but it’s difficult to use any other expression when it comes to describing Macaulay Gillesphey’s time at Brisbane Roar so far. The 24-year-old defender has started every one of the Roar’s matches this season, missing just 50 minutes of league action. Having started […]

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George Cox: When I go home I miss living abroad!

It’s fair to say battling relegation this season will not faze George Cox one bit. The 22-year-old left-back on loan at Eredivisie side Fortuna Sittard has already come through so much to be able to call himself a professional footballer. The Brighton defender found out in 2018 that he had an irregular heartbeat and at […]

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Unpaid wages and broken promises: How Zak Guerfi was unfairly treated in Tunisia

Zak Guerfi’s career was on an upward trajectory. After an impressive spell in Sweden where he helped his side achieve promotion, the midfielder earned his first senior call-up to the Tunisia national team and secured a move to Tunisian top-flight side US Monastir. It seemed like all the hard work and the risk of first […]

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Melvyn Lorenzen: London-born Ugandan international winger looking for his next move

Melvyn Lorenzen still has some memories of his early years growing up in London, even if they are blurry now. The winger was born in England and spent his first five years in the capital before moving to Germany where he grew up and learned the game he loves. Growing up in Germany, Lorenzen played […]

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Renny Smith: To play for Austria would be my dream

That headline may seem unusual to see on a site named English Players Abroad but Renny Smith is a Londoner through and through, despite his international allegiances. The 23-year-old qualifies to play for Austria through his maternal grandfather and has represented the nation at under-18 and under-19 level. The situation reminds me of a certain […]

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Millie Chandarana: The former Loughborough student on turning professional in Italy

As the women’s game continues to grow in the UK, there are also great strides being made across the continent as well. In Italy, it is no different with Juventus, Roma, AC Milan and Inter Milan having all founded women’s teams in the past two years. Taking on those giants of Italian football is Millie […]

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Noel Mbo: Former Gillingham man on his move to Sweden and being ready to take his chance

It has been nearly a year since Noel Mbo made a big statement by heading to Sweden on trial and securing a deal at a top flight club. The forward was a hot prospect at Gillingham at the time and the Gills faithful had high hopes for their youngster who was born in the Congo. […]

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Daniel Osafo-Badu: The Londoner who has built a life in Iceland

For Daniel Osafo-Badu, also known as Dan Badu, moving to Iceland started as a footballing decision but has now shaped a vast part of his life. Badu spent a large part of his footballing education with Welling United (head here to read about him featuring for the The Wings in the Kent Senior Cup as […]

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Ashley Coffey: Former Bradford City man ready to make the step-up in Sweden

It only took Ashley Coffey half a season to realise Sweden was the place for him. The 25-year-old forward made the move abroad for the first time last summer and hit the ground running. In 11 matches he scored 12 goals and it had clubs across the country on red alert. Having initially joined Huddinge […]

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Sam Malsom: The globetrotting winger with an eye for a goal

It is with great pleasure that I can bring you a Q&A with Sam Malsom. Despite being only 31, Sam has played in various countries across the world since first tasting life as an English player abroad more than ten years ago. Born in Devon, Malsom played for local sides Torquay United and Plymouth Argyle […]