Irish abroad? the 21 Irish players plying their trade in Europe

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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

The Netherlands

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.

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