Premier League – What countries the players come from – comparison between 1989/90 and 2009/10 seasons

I found this really interesting from the BBC website where they’ve managed to gather some statistics on where the players who play for the English premier league teams come from.  They’ve done a comparison on the 1989/90 season of the English top flight (First Division back then) and the 2009/10 Premier League season.

The images below paint a good picture on how Premier League teams over the years have increasingly looked to outside of the UK for talent.  Much of this is influenced by the cost of players, and well as the strength and talent required!

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