How Many Brazilian Footballers Play Abroad Assignment

  • by Alfie Potts Harmer
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Britain is the birthplace of the beautiful game and the country has had an excellent pedigree within the game for over a century, producing many fine players and challenging on both club and international fronts, yet British players are notoriously poor travelers. Whilst German, Spanish and Brazilian players grace leagues across the globe and do so with relative ease, British players seem to find this task a little trickier.

Herbert Kilpin was the first British player to play professionally outside of the country, when he began playing in Turin, before eventually founding AC Milan. Kiplin won three Italian titles in 1901, 1906 and 1907, but sadly would not set the tone, and it would take half a century before another British player would have that kind of impact outside of the UK. Despite there not being a plethora of British players who have succeeded outside of Britain, there are some, and this list intends to celebrate the finest of them.

The entries and their ordering is ranked in accordance to their achievements and impact abroad. World class British players such as George Best and Gordon Banks may have played abroad, but their impact outside of Britain was not as great as those who make the list, yet may be lesser players in terms of talent. Here are the top 15 British soccer players to play abroad:

15 Mark Hateley

Mark Hateley played in three countries outside of Britain, namely the U.S., France and Italy. Having emerged at Coventry, Hateley had a brief loan spell with Detroit Express. A move to Portsmouth saw Hateley begin scoring prolifically, earning himself a move to AC Milan. Hateley was steady if not spectacular in Italy, winning his first England caps whilst with the club, where he spent three seasons.

14 Graeme Souness

13 Paul Ince

12 Gerry Hitchens

11 David Platt

Formerly Roberto Mancini's assistant manager at Man City before the Italian was dismissed of his duties, David Platt was a well-rounded midfielder on his day, known for his high work rate, accurate passing and ability to score goals from midfield. He won 62 caps for England, and scored a legendary volley at the 1990 World Cup. F

10 Paul Lambert

9 David Beckham

8 Gary Lineker

7 Laurie Cunningham

The first British player to play for Real Madrid and the second black player to represent England at any level, Laurie Cunningham was a largely underrated left winger. As part of the famous 'Three Degrees' at West Brom, Cunningham had great success in England, before going Real Madrid for almost $2 million.

6 Glenn Hoddle

5 Gareth Bale

4 Chris Waddle

3 Steve McManaman

Part of Liverpool's highly talented 'Spice Boys' that emerged in the 1990s, Steve McManaman was probably the most gifted of the lot. Like with the others questions remained over his attitude, and he failed to win a league title at Anfield. The Englishman left Liverpool in 1999, when he joined Real Madrid on a free transfer.

2 Kevin Keegan

1 John Charles

The most successful British player outside of Britain has to be John Charles. One of the most complete players the game has ever seen, Charles was capable of playing in both central defense and as a forward. It was sometimes joked that Charles would start up front, score, and then be moved to defense to ensure a win; and that was only partly a joke. After 38 goals in 40 games for Leeds United in the First Division, Charles joined Juventus for a British record transfer fee, almost doubling the previous record. He scored the winner in every one of his first three games for Juventus, and this set the tone for his time with the club.

In his first season, he was named the club's Player of the Year, won the league title and was the top scorer in the Serie A. In total, Charles played five seasons for Juventus, scoring 108 goals in 155 games and winning three Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias. He later spent a brief period of time with Roma, scoring four goals in 10 games. He was nominated for the Ballon d'Or and was later voted Juventus' greatest ever foreign player, seeing off the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini and Pavel Nedved.

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Pages in category "Brazilian expatriate footballers"

The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 3,952 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

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  • Abedi (footballer)
  • Abel Verônico
  • Edmilson Carlos Abel
  • Abner (footballer)
  • Douglas Abner
  • Fernando de Abreu Ferreira
  • Abuda (footballer, born 1986)
  • Abuda (footballer, born 1989)
  • Danildo José São Pedro Accioly Filho
  • Acleisson Scaion
  • Jean Acosta Soares
  • Adaílton (footballer, born 1979)
  • Adaílton (footballer, born 1983)
  • Felipe Adão
  • Evandro Adauto da Silva
  • Addison Alves
  • Adelino da Silva Pereira Cirqueira
  • Ademar Aparecido Xavier Júnior
  • Ademar Tavares Júnior
  • Ademilson
  • Adhemar (footballer)
  • Adiel de Oliveira Amorim
  • Adílio
  • Adilson dos Santos
  • Adilson dos Santos Souza
  • Adílson Luíz Anastácio
  • Adílson Warken
  • Adriana (footballer)
  • Adriano (footballer, born 1982)
  • Adriano (footballer, born 1984)
  • Adriano Alves dos Santos
  • Adriano da Silva
  • Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz
  • Adriano Duarte Mansur da Silva
  • Adriano José de Lara
  • Adriano Louzada
  • Adriano Miranda de Carvalho
  • Adriano Padilha Nascimento
  • Adriano Pereira da Silva
  • Adriano Teixeira
  • Adriano Vieira Louzada
  • Luiz Adriano
  • Adryan
  • Adson Alves da Silva
  • Manoel Afonso Júnior
  • Andrey Nazário Afonso
  • Clayton Michel Afonso
  • Agnaldo Cordeiro Pereira
  • Agnaldo Novaes dos Santos
  • Agnaldo (footballer, born 1994)
  • Bruno Agnello
  • Claudecir Aparecido de Aguiar
  • Fábio Aguiar
  • Aílton (footballer, born 1973)
  • Aílton (footballer, born 1984)
  • José Aílton da Silva
  • Aílton de Oliveira Modesto
  • Aílton Ferraz
  • Aílton José Pereira Júnior
  • Airton Moraes Michellon
  • Airton Ribeiro Santos
  • Aislan
  • Alan da Silva Souza
  • Alan Geraldo de Melo Santos
  • Alan Lima Cariús
  • Alan Mineiro
  • Alan Osório da Costa Silva
  • Alan Santos
  • Alanzinho
  • Francisco Alberoni
  • Alberto Antônio de Paula
  • Alberto Luiz de Souza
  • Elízio Albues
  • Glasner da Silva Albuquerque
  • Ademir Alcântara
  • Hugo Alcântara
  • Alceu
  • Alcides Araújo Alves
  • Alcides de Souza Faria Junior
  • Alcindo
  • Aldair
  • Edgar Aldrighi Júnior
  • Alexandre Luiz Fernandes
  • Alecsandro
  • Alef (footballer)
  • Allef
  • Alemão (footballer, born 1961)
  • Alemão (footballer, born 1984)
  • Alemão (footballer, born 1986)
  • Alemão (footballer, born 1989)
  • Guilherme António de Souza
  • Alessandro Mori Nunes
  • Alex (footballer, born 1976)
  • Alex (footballer, born 1982)
  • Alex (footballer, born 1989)
  • Alex Antônio de Melo Santos
  • Alex Monteiro de Lima
  • Alex Raphael Meschini
  • Alex Santos Araújo
  • Alexsandro de Souza
  • Alexssander Medeiros de Azeredo
  • Alex Bruno
  • Alex Cazumba
  • Alex Dias
  • Alex dos Santos Gonçalves
  • Alex Fraga
  • Alex Maranhão
  • Alex Muralha
  • Alex da Silva (born 1981)
  • Alex Sandro da Silva
  • Alex Barboza de Azevedo Terra
  • Alex Willian
  • Alexandre José Oliveira
  • José Alexandre Alves Lindo
  • Alexandro da Silva Batista
  • Alípio
  • Alison Henrique Mira
  • Alisson Becker
  • Allan (footballer, born 1991)
  • Allan (footballer, born 1997)
  • Allan dos Santos Natividade
  • Allan Dellon
  • Allisson Ricardo
  • Allyson Araújo Santos
  • Richard Almeida de Oliveira
  • Andrey Almeida
  • Anselmo de Almeida
  • Murilo de Almeida
  • Paulo Almeida
  • Almir
  • Almir Lopes de Luna
  • Aloísio dos Santos Gonçalves
  • Aloísio José da Silva
  • Aloísio Pires Alves
  • Alonso Ferreira de Matos
  • Mauro Alonso
  • Álvaro Santos
  • Álvaro Luiz Maior de Aquino
  • Andressa Alves da Silva
  • Mílton Alves da Silva
  • Raphael Alves da Silva
  • William Alves de Oliveira
  • Maurício Rodorigues Alves Domingues
  • Arivaldo Alves dos Santos
  • Alexandro Alves Ferreira
  • José Eustaquio Alves Lemos Filho
  • Fernando Alves Machado
  • Maurício Alves Peruchi
  • Hugo Alves Velame
  • Adriano Alves
  • Afonso Alves
  • Alessandro Antoniak Alves
  • Alexandro Alves do Nascimento
  • André Alves
  • Bruno Fabiano Alves
  • Dani Alves
  • Danilo Almeida Alves
  • Diego Alves
  • Fábio Alves
  • Igor Alves
  • Igor Ferreira Alves
  • José Alves
  • Magno Alves
  • Maílson Alves
  • Marcello Alves
  • Matheus Alves
  • Rodrigo Alvim
  • Yeso Amalfi
  • Amaral (footballer, born 1973)
  • Amaral (footballer, born 1978)
  • Antônio Cleilson da Silva Feitosa
  • João Justino Amaral dos Santos
  • Luciano Amaral
  • Thiago Amaral
  • Amarildo Souza do Amaral
  • Amarildo Tavares da Silveira
  • Fabio da Conceicao Amorim
  • Jorge Luiz de Amorim Silva
  • Rafael Amorim
  • Márcio Amoroso
  • Anaílson Brito Noleto
  • Anderson (footballer, born 1988)
  • Anderson Alves da Silva
  • Anderson Andrade Antunes
  • Anderson Bamba
  • Robert Anderson Cavalheiro
  • Anderson Cléber Beraldo
  • Anderson Costa
  • Anderson da Silva
  • Anderson Francisco da Cunha
  • Anderson José de Jesús Costa
  • Anderson Leite
  • Ânderson Lima
  • Anderson Lopes
  • Anderson Luís Ribeiro Pereira
  • Anderson Marques
  • Anderson Ricardo dos Santos
  • Anderson Roberto da Silva Luiz
  • Anderson Santana dos Santos
  • Anderson Santos da Vitória

Pages in category "Brazilian expatriate footballers"

The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 3,952 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

(previous page) (next page)(previous page) (next page)

A

  • Abedi (footballer)
  • Abel Verônico
  • Edmilson Carlos Abel
  • Abner (footballer)
  • Douglas Abner
  • Fernando de Abreu Ferreira
  • Abuda (footballer, born 1986)
  • Abuda (footballer, born 1989)
  • Danildo José São Pedro Accioly Filho
  • Acleisson Scaion
  • Jean Acosta Soares
  • Adaílton (footballer, born 1979)
  • Adaílton (footballer, born 1983)
  • Felipe Adão
  • Evandro Adauto da Silva
  • Addison Alves
  • Adelino da Silva Pereira Cirqueira
  • Ademar Aparecido Xavier Júnior
  • Ademar Tavares Júnior
  • Ademilson
  • Adhemar (footballer)
  • Adiel de Oliveira Amorim
  • Adílio
  • Adilson dos Santos
  • Adilson dos Santos Souza
  • Adílson Luíz Anastácio
  • Adílson Warken
  • Adriana (footballer)
  • Adriano (footballer, born 1982)
  • Adriano (footballer, born 1984)
  • Adriano Alves dos Santos
  • Adriano da Silva
  • Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz
  • Adriano Duarte Mansur da Silva
  • Adriano José de Lara
  • Adriano Louzada
  • Adriano Miranda de Carvalho
  • Adriano Padilha Nascimento
  • Adriano Pereira da Silva
  • Adriano Teixeira
  • Adriano Vieira Louzada
  • Luiz Adriano
  • Adryan
  • Adson Alves da Silva
  • Manoel Afonso Júnior
  • Andrey Nazário Afonso
  • Clayton Michel Afonso
  • Agnaldo Cordeiro Pereira
  • Agnaldo Novaes dos Santos
  • Agnaldo (footballer, born 1994)
  • Bruno Agnello
  • Claudecir Aparecido de Aguiar
  • Fábio Aguiar
  • Aílton (footballer, born 1973)
  • Aílton (footballer, born 1984)
  • José Aílton da Silva
  • Aílton de Oliveira Modesto
  • Aílton Ferraz
  • Aílton José Pereira Júnior
  • Airton Moraes Michellon
  • Airton Ribeiro Santos
  • Aislan
  • Alan da Silva Souza
  • Alan Geraldo de Melo Santos
  • Alan Lima Cariús
  • Alan Mineiro
  • Alan Osório da Costa Silva
  • Alan Santos
  • Alanzinho
  • Francisco Alberoni
  • Alberto Antônio de Paula
  • Alberto Luiz de Souza
  • Elízio Albues
  • Glasner da Silva Albuquerque
  • Ademir Alcântara
  • Hugo Alcântara
  • Alceu
  • Alcides Araújo Alves
  • Alcides de Souza Faria Junior
  • Alcindo
  • Aldair
  • Edgar Aldrighi Júnior
  • Alexandre Luiz Fernandes
  • Alecsandro
  • Alef (footballer)
  • Allef
  • Alemão (footballer, born 1961)
  • Alemão (footballer, born 1984)
  • Alemão (footballer, born 1986)
  • Alemão (footballer, born 1989)
  • Guilherme António de Souza
  • Alessandro Mori Nunes
  • Alex (footballer, born 1976)
  • Alex (footballer, born 1982)
  • Alex (footballer, born 1989)
  • Alex Antônio de Melo Santos
  • Alex Monteiro de Lima
  • Alex Raphael Meschini
  • Alex Santos Araújo
  • Alexsandro de Souza
  • Alexssander Medeiros de Azeredo
  • Alex Bruno
  • Alex Cazumba
  • Alex Dias
  • Alex dos Santos Gonçalves
  • Alex Fraga
  • Alex Maranhão
  • Alex Muralha
  • Alex da Silva (born 1981)
  • Alex Sandro da Silva
  • Alex Barboza de Azevedo Terra
  • Alex Willian
  • Alexandre José Oliveira
  • José Alexandre Alves Lindo
  • Alexandro da Silva Batista
  • Alípio
  • Alison Henrique Mira
  • Alisson Becker
  • Allan (footballer, born 1991)
  • Allan (footballer, born 1997)
  • Allan dos Santos Natividade
  • Allan Dellon
  • Allisson Ricardo
  • Allyson Araújo Santos
  • Richard Almeida de Oliveira
  • Andrey Almeida
  • Anselmo de Almeida
  • Murilo de Almeida
  • Paulo Almeida
  • Almir
  • Almir Lopes de Luna
  • Aloísio dos Santos Gonçalves
  • Aloísio José da Silva
  • Aloísio Pires Alves
  • Alonso Ferreira de Matos
  • Mauro Alonso
  • Álvaro Santos
  • Álvaro Luiz Maior de Aquino
  • Andressa Alves da Silva
  • Mílton Alves da Silva
  • Raphael Alves da Silva
  • William Alves de Oliveira
  • Maurício Rodorigues Alves Domingues
  • Arivaldo Alves dos Santos
  • Alexandro Alves Ferreira
  • José Eustaquio Alves Lemos Filho
  • Fernando Alves Machado
  • Maurício Alves Peruchi
  • Hugo Alves Velame
  • Adriano Alves
  • Afonso Alves
  • Alessandro Antoniak Alves
  • Alexandro Alves do Nascimento
  • André Alves
  • Bruno Fabiano Alves
  • Dani Alves
  • Danilo Almeida Alves
  • Diego Alves
  • Fábio Alves
  • Igor Alves
  • Igor Ferreira Alves
  • José Alves
  • Magno Alves
  • Maílson Alves
  • Marcello Alves
  • Matheus Alves
  • Rodrigo Alvim
  • Yeso Amalfi
  • Amaral (footballer, born 1973)
  • Amaral (footballer, born 1978)
  • Antônio Cleilson da Silva Feitosa
  • João Justino Amaral dos Santos
  • Luciano Amaral
  • Thiago Amaral
  • Amarildo Souza do Amaral
  • Amarildo Tavares da Silveira
  • Fabio da Conceicao Amorim
  • Jorge Luiz de Amorim Silva
  • Rafael Amorim
  • Márcio Amoroso
  • Anaílson Brito Noleto
  • Anderson (footballer, born 1988)
  • Anderson Alves da Silva
  • Anderson Andrade Antunes
  • Anderson Bamba
  • Robert Anderson Cavalheiro
  • Anderson Cléber Beraldo
  • Anderson Costa
  • Anderson da Silva
  • Anderson Francisco da Cunha
  • Anderson José de Jesús Costa
  • Anderson Leite
  • Ânderson Lima
  • Anderson Lopes
  • Anderson Luís Ribeiro Pereira
  • Anderson Marques
  • Anderson Ricardo dos Santos
  • Anderson Roberto da Silva Luiz
  • Anderson Santana dos Santos
  • Anderson Santos da Vitória

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