List of foreign Football League Championship players

This is a list of foreign players in the Football League Championship, which commenced play in 2004. The following players must meet both of the following two criteria:

  1. Have played at least one Championship game. Players who were signed by Championship clubs, but only played in lower league, cup and/or European games, or did not play in any competitive games at all, are not included.
  2. Are considered foreign, i.e., outside Great Britain and Ireland, determined by the following:
A player is considered foreign if he is not born in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.

More specifically,

  • If a player has been capped on 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/Irish players with dual citizenship.
  • If a player has not been capped on international level, his country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from British/Irish parents or moved to Great Britain/Ireland at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched his nationality to another nation.

Clubs listed are those the player has played at least one Championship game for—and seasons are those the player has played at least one Championship game in. Note that seasons, not calendar years, are used. For example, "2004-06" indicates that the player has played in every season from 2004–05 to 2005–06, but not necessarily every calendar year from 2004 to 2005

Bold names means that the player International caps.
Italics means the player represented that club whilst on loan during that season.

Last Updated: 19 May 2012

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Albania Albania

Algeria Algeria

Angola Angola

Argentina Argentina

Australia Australia

Austria Austria

Barbados Barbados

Belgium Belgium

Benin Benin

Bermuda Bermuda

Brazil Brazil

Bulgaria Bulgaria

Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

Cameroon Cameroon

Canada Canada

Central African Republic Central African Republic

Chile Chile

China China

Colombia Colombia

Comoros Comoros

Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast

Cyprus Cyprus

Czech Republic Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Denmark Denmark

Ecuador Ecuador

Egypt Egypt

Estonia Estonia


Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

Finland Finland

France France

Gambia The Gambia

Georgia Georgia (country)


Germany Germany

Ghana Ghana

Greece Greece

Grenada Grenada

Guadeloupe Guadeloupe

Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau

Guinea Guinea

Honduras Honduras

Hungary Hungary

Iceland Iceland

Israel Israel

Iraq Iraq

Iran Iran

Italy Italy

Jamaica Jamaica

Japan Japan

Kuwait Kuwait

Latvia Latvia


Lithuania Lithuania

Macedonia Republic of Macedonia

Mali Mali

Malta Malta

Mexico Mexico

Morocco Morocco

Mozambique Mozambique

Netherlands Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles

New Zealand New Zealand

Nigeria Nigeria

Norway Norway

Paraguay Paraguay

Peru Peru

Poland Poland

Portugal Portugal

Senegal Senegal

Serbia Serbia

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Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Slovakia Slovakia

Slovenia Slovenia


South Africa South Africa

South Korea South Korea

Spain Spain

Suriname Suriname

Sweden Sweden

Switzerland Switzerland

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

Togo Togo

Tunisia Tunisia

Turkey Turkey

Ukraine Ukraine


United States United States

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe


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