uk legends from abroad

uk legends from abroad

Eric Cantona born 24th May 1966
The French Football Genius
began his time in the u.k. with
Leeds United before moving to
Manchester United for £1.2 million
an absolute legend.

George Weah born 1st October 1966
George is noted by many as the greatest
player from Africa to date.
The Liberian stamped his mark in the
English premier league in the year 2000
playing for Chelsea and Manchester City.

Roberto Di Matteo born 29th May 1970
Roberto played as a midfielder for Chelsea
between 1996 - 2002, and in March 2012
he was made caretaker manager for Chelsea.
Roberto went on to win the FA Cup and the
European Champions League in the same
season of 2012.
"What An Achievement By Roberto The Italian"

Csec Fabregas born 4th May 1987
The Spaniard began his senior career with
Arsenal and became a midfield playmaking
favourite with the Arsenal fans.
In 2011 Csec joined spanish giants
Barcelona playing alongside stars like
Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.
In 2014 Csec returned to english
football joing Chelsea until 2019.

Didier Drogba born 11th March 1978
from the Ivory Coast in Africa,
Didier began his time at Chelsea in 2002
where he was known as the man for the
"Big Occasion", and in 2012 during his last
season for Chelsea he certainly proved his
"Big Occasion" status in the FA Cup and
the European Champions League Finals.

Ossie Ardiles born 3rd August 1952
The Argentinian helped Spurs win the
F.A. Cup in 1981 and has played for
Blackburn Rovers, Queens Park Rangers
and Swindon Town.

John Barnes M.B.E.

born 7th November 1963
Jamaican born John had successful
times at Watford and Liverpool.
His british citizenship enabled him
to play for England and was capped
79 times.
An anfield legend.

Juninho born 22nd Febuary 1972
The Brazilian attacking midfielder
played for Middlesbrough between
1995 - 2004.

Nicolas Anelka born 14th March 1979
the French born striker first appeared in the
u.k. for the Arsenal in 1997.
Nicolas went on to play for Manchester City,
Bolton Wanderers and Chelsea before leaving
the u.k. in 2012 for Chinese Super League
team Shanghai Shenhua.

The Crown Prince Cristiano Ronaldo
born 5th Febuary 1985
From Portugal, was a striker with exceptional
talent for Manchester United, he was the first
player to win all four PFA and FWA awards,
plus three times winner of the Sir Matt Busby
player of the year award, along with a long
list of individual awards.
In 2009 Cristiano moved from Manchester
United to Real Madrid for a massive sum
of £80 million.

Gianfranco Zola born 5th July 1966
The Italian attacking midfielder played
for Chelsea under Ruud Gullit 1996-2003
and managed West Ham 2008-2010.

Arsene Wenger born 22nd October 1949
Arsene became the manager of Arsenal FC
in 1996 changing the style of english football.
Arsene is the longest serving and the most
successful manager in the history of
Arsenal FC and one of the best managers
in the entire history of world football.

Jurgen Klinsmann born 30th July 1964
Played at Tottenham Hotspur 1997-1998
The German hitmans goals helped
save Spurs from relegation in 1998.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank
born 27th March 1972
The Dutch (Netherlands) striker netted
some classic goals at Leeds United,
Chelsea and Middlesbrough.
Jimmy's outstanding talent won him the
Barclay's Golden Boot in 1999 and 2001.

Fabrizio Ravanelli born 11th December 1968
The Italian striker played for Middlesbrough
and Derby County between 1996 - 2003.

Dwight Yorke born 3rd November 1971
Hails from Trinidad And Tobago and was
a big hit at Aston Villa.
Dwight joined Manchester United in 1998
and built a unique strike partnership with
Andrew Cole helping them to win the
"Treble" in 1999.

Dennis Bergkamp born 10th May 1969
The Dutch (Netherlands) master played for
Arsenal 1995-2006 where he not only
created but also scored some great goals.

Jose Mourinho born 26th January 1963
The celebrity style self proclaimed "Special One"
from Portugal is adored by the Chelsea fans.
Jose managed Chelsea between 2004 - 2008
winning the English Premier League in 2005
and 2006, the FA Cup in 2007, the Football
League Cup in 2005 and 2007 and the
FA Community Shield in 2005.

Tony Yeboah born 6th June 1966
The Ghanian striker played for
Leeds United 1995-1997 and
scored some real fine goals.

Georgi Kinkladze born 6th July 1973
From Georgia made a great impact at
Manchester City 1995-1998
Sheer Magic!

Ruud Van Nistlerooy born 1st July 1976
Ruud signed for Manchester United in 2001,
his goal scoring ability was unique with 150
goals in just 219 games, and is Man Utd's
all time european record goalscorer.
The Dutch striker left Old Trafford for
Real Madrid in 2006.

Thierry Henry
born 17th August 1977
French born Thierry was
a huge success at Arsenal
from 1999 to 2007 with
176 goals for the gunners.

Andrei Kanchelskis

born 23rd January 1969
Known as the flying winger for
Manchester United 1991-1995.
The Ukrainian was a unique
touch of class.

David Ginola born 25th January 1967
The French maestro played for
Tottenham Hotspur,
Aston Villa, Everton
and Newcastle United.

Gus Poyet born 15th November 1967
The Uruguayan was a powerful
attacking midfielder for Chelsea and
Tottenham Hotspur
between 1997 - 2004. 

Marc Overmars born 29th March 1973
From Holland he was known as the
right footed left winger Arsenal player

Peter Scmeichel M.B.E.
born 18th November 1963
Is one of the best goalkeepers that has
played in the english premier league.
Known at Manchester United as
"The Great Dane"
(Dane being from Denmark)
he was more or less unbeatable,
and also scored from a corner kick for
Man Utd in a UEFA cup match in 1995.

Henrik Larsson born 20th September 1971
the Swedish International played for Celtic
between 1997 - 2004 before moving on to
play for Spanish Giants Barcelona.

Jens Lehmann born 10th November 1969
Arsenal legendary goalkeeper.
German born jens was voted UEFA club
goalkeeper of year 1996-97 and 2005-06.
One of the best goalkeepers that has
played in the english premier league.

Marcel Desailly born 7th December 1968
Marcel was born in Ghana and played
a defensive role at Chelsea 1998-2004.

Xabi Alonso born 25th November 1981
Awsome midfielder, played for Liverpool
2004-2009, won an F.A. Cup medal in 2006,
and a World Cup medal with Spain in
South Africa 2010.

Paulo Di Canio born 9th July 1968
The Italian striker played for
Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham and
Charlton Athletic, and in March 2000
he scored one of the best goals in the
history of the english premier league
for West Ham against Wimbledon.

Ole Gunner Solskjaer born 26th January 1973
the Norwegian was known at old trafford
as the baby faced assasin.
Sir Alex Ferguson would usually bring him
on the field within the last 15 minutes of the
game and 9 times out of 10 he would score
or contribute to the winning goal for Man Utd,
just as he did in the UEFA Champions League
Final in 1999, by clinching the final goal in
injury time for Man Utd to complete an
historic treble winning victory.

Patrick Vieira born 23rd June 1976
Senegalese born Patrick formed a powerful
midfield along with Emmanuel Petit for
the Arsenal between 1996 - 2005.
Patrick returned to the u.k. in 2010
and played for Manchester City.

Ruud Gulitt born 1st September 1962
The Dutch international played for Chelsea
between 1995 - 1998.
In 1996 Ruud became player manager for
Chelsea guiding them to FA Cup glory
in 1997, and making him the first manager
from abroad to win a major english trophy.

Andrei Arshavin born 29th May 1981
Andrei from St Petersburg in Russia
signed for the Arsenal in 2009 for
£15 million making him the second most
expensive player for the gunners.
One of his most memorable moments
in english football was at anfield in 2009
in a dramatic action packed game against
Liverpool. Andrei scored all four goals
for the gunners in a 4-4 thriller draw.

Sammi Hyypia born 7th October 1973
The Finland International made 318
domestic appearances for Liverpool
between 1999 - 2009 during that time
he was a rock for the Liverpool defense
along with team mate Jamie Carragher.
Sammi remains as one the all time favourites
amongst the anfield fathfull (The Kop)