List of foreign Premier League goalscorers

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This is a list of foreign Premier League goalscorers. The Premier League, which began in its current guise in 1992, has been represented by 103 FIFA affiliated nations in total. As of March 2016, when Gambian Modou Barrow scored for Swansea, 90 different foreign FIFA affiliated nations have been represented in the Premier League scorelist.[1] The number increased to 91 nations after Gibraltar became a FIFA nation on 13 May 2016, making Danny Higginbotham the latest new foreign scorer.

The following players meet both of the following two criteria:

  1. Have scored at least one Premier League goal. Players who were contracted to Premier League clubs, but only scored in lower league, cup and/or European games, or did not score in competitive games at all, are not included.
  2. Are considered foreign, i.e., outside the United Kingdom, determined by whether or not he is eligible to play for the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, specifically,
If a player has been capped at international level, the national team is used; if he has been capped by more than one country, the highest level (or the most recent) team is used. These include British players with dual citizenship.
If a player has not been capped at international level, his country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from British parents or moved to the United Kingdom at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched his nationality to another nation.

Clubs listed are those for which the player has scored at least one Premier League goal.

In bold: players who have scored at least one goal in the Premier League in the current season (2015–16), and are still at the clubs for which they have scored. This does not include current players of a Premier League club who have not scored a goal in the Premier League in the current season.

For each country, the leading scorer is indicated by the number of goals that he scored in the Premier League. [2]

Details correct as of 15 May 2016.

Algeria Algeria

Angola Angola

Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina Argentina

Australia Australia

Austria Austria

Barbados Barbados

Belarus Belarus

Belgium Belgium

Benin Benin

Bermuda Bermuda

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil Brazil

Bulgaria Bulgaria

Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

Burundi Burundi

Cameroon Cameroon

Canada Canada

Chile Chile

China PR China

Colombia Colombia

Congo Republic of the Congo

Costa Rica Costa Rica

Croatia Croatia

Curaçao Curaçao

Czech Republic Czech Republic

Denmark Denmark

DR Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ecuador Ecuador

Egypt Egypt

Finland Finland

France France

Gabon Gabon

Gambia The Gambia

Georgia Georgia (country)

Germany Germany

Ghana Ghana

Gibraltar Gibraltar

Greece Greece

Grenada Grenada

Guinea Guinea

Guyana Guyana

Honduras Honduras

Hungary Hungary

Iceland Iceland

Iran Iran

Israel Israel

Italy Italy

Ivory Coast Ivory Coast

Jamaica Jamaica

Japan Japan

Kenya Kenya

Korea Republic South Korea

Latvia Latvia

Liberia Liberia

Macedonia Republic of Macedonia

Mali Mali

Mexico Mexico

Montenegro Montenegro

Montserrat Montserrat

Morocco Morocco

Netherlands Netherlands

New Zealand New Zealand

Nigeria Nigeria

Norway Norway

Paraguay Paraguay

Peru Peru

Poland Poland

Portugal Portugal

Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland

Romania Romania

Russia Russia

Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis

Senegal Senegal

Serbia Serbia

Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Slovakia Slovakia

Slovenia Slovenia

South Africa South Africa

Spain Spain

Sweden Sweden

Switzerland Switzerland

Togo Togo

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia Tunisia

Turkey Turkey

Ukraine Ukraine

United States United States

Uruguay Uruguay

Venezuela Venezuela

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

References

  1. Wathan, Chris (13 March 2016). "Swansea City's Modou Barrow first Gambian and 95th different nationality to score in Premier League". Wales Online. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  2. "Players Index". PremierLeague.com. Premier League. Retrieved 15 March 2016.