Irish players are more frequently making their way to Europe.
In Ireland,we normally send our most talented young players to England. It is then left to the English academy system to nurture the players that will eventually play for Ireland’s international team.This is beginning to change, many players are choosing to move a bit further afield in order to pursue their career.
We also have a number of young prospects that were born and play their club football on the continent and represent Ireland.
Zack Elbouzedi was the latest player to add to this growing contingent, with the Dubliner’s move to Swedish side AIK confirmed.
Irish Players In Europe
Ryan Nolan – Getafe
John Joe Patrick Finn – Getafe
Ryan Johansson – Sevilla
Caden McLoughlin – Villarreal
Kevin Toner – La Nucía
Anselmo Garcia McNulty – Wolfsburg
Conor Noss – Borussia Monchengladbach
Noe Baba – Fortuna Koln
Daniel Rose – Schalke
Deji Sotona – Nice
Glory Nzingo – Stade de Reims
Josh Cullen – Anderlecht
Jack Byrne – APOEL Nicosia
Jack Hallahan – PAEEK
Zack Elbouzedi – AIK
Connor Ronan – Grasshopper Club Zürich
Liam Kelly – Feyenoord
Liam Bossin – FC Dordrecht
Graham Carey – CSKA Sofia
Conor Henderson – Pirin Blagoevgrad
Sean McDermott – Kristiansund
No doubt this list will grow in the near future.