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Name a footballer who was the first to represent the country of his birth in the English Premier League.

 

For example;

 

The first Brazilian to play in the Premier League was Isaìas, who joined Coventry from Benfica in 1995.

 

Please note: this is only for firsts in the English Premier League, so a player from the same nation may have already played in the English Football League First Division pre Premier League.

 

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John Harkes the first USA international, possibly?

 

Not sure if there were others around at the time (Wegerle?) but he played for us in the first PL season, and of course was the first USA international to score in a major Cup Final.

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13 minutes ago, alanharper said:

John Harkes the first USA international, possibly?

 

Not sure if there were others around at the time (Wegerle?) but he played for us in the first PL season, and of course was the first USA international to score in a major Cup Final.

 

Wergerle and Preki both played in the first season I think, I know Wergerle was the first US born to score in October 1992.

 

Good shout.

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Lorik Cana - Sunderland.

 

First ever and so far only Albanian.

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Eddie Firmani Charlton to Sampdoria in mid 50s

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19 minutes ago, ash60s said:

Eddie Firmani Charlton to Sampdoria in mid 50s

 

Did he come back to play for Charlton in 1992 in the Premier League?

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Manucho - Manchester United. 

 

First ever and so far only Angolan to play in the Premier League. 

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34 minutes ago, Wild Will Smith said:

 

Did he come back to play for Charlton in 1992 in the Premier League?

What??? If he did I'll have same diet - in his prime in mid 50s would make him about 90 now

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42 minutes ago, Whitechapel Owl said:

George Wheah first Libyan? Kinkladze first Georgian? Probably. 

 

Liberian.

 

Bart Man first Sierra Leonian?!

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Hirsty 1st t'bar!!

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Ali Al Habsi Oman and Wigan

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Henrik mkhatariyan - Armenia

 

Gudjohson or gunnlagsonn or.bergamot - Iceland 

 

Petrescu - Romania

 

 

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3 hours ago, fudge27 said:

 

Petrescu - Romania

 

 

 

Dumitrescu made his Spurs debut in the same game.

 

I have no idea who touched the ball first!

 

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1 hour ago, alanharper said:

 

Dumitrescu made his Spurs debut in the same game.

 

I have no idea who touched the ball first!

 

In that same game, would Mr Klinsmann be the first German?

 

Macedonia - sedloski? 

 

Norway - the flo that the pigs had?

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Tony Dorigo possibly the first Australian.

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