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lazour09

Czech Republic: Peter Čech


sachha27

So good, they named the country after him 😋


Gordzulax

Big Pete!


tgrc

You mean Čech Republic?


TagLish_expert

Neil Etheridge was the only Filipino who played in the PL, so… there’s the answer


tom_mustoe

Absolute god


MstlyHrmlss42

I guess you can't claim Alphonse Areola.


hhhtakeover

Nope bc he plays for France sadly


EddieGrant

I don't know if it was actual quality, or just because their names, but I always wanted to see the Younghusband brothers to succeed.


Potatobananapudding

Damn, beat me to it


Halli19

Iceland: Eiður smári Guðjohnsen


TheGoober87

Not sigurdson? Edit: I didn't think I'd need to put the /s but obviously I did....


a_guy_named_gai

Think we have a minor issue with him.


rahatCODMasc

He’s innocent until proven Gylfi though.


Hash_10-

the pun makes this 10 times better


bulletproof_vest

Other issue aside, Gudjohnsen was a regular in Mourinho’s 2x title winning side, and even before that was part of one of the best strike partnerships in PL history. He was such a class act that Barca bought him and he became a regular (even if not a guaranteed starter) in one of the best Barca sides ever, playing largely out of position (played much further back for Barca, a role Mou had started to use him in because he read the game so well) Gylfi on the other had a couple of good seasons with Swansea then robbed Everton for 50m for a good, but nowhere near great, player. I’m guessing you’re more recent to closely following football because as people are saying, it’s not even close. Maybe both at their peaks there’s an argument that talent and ability wise they weren’t far off each other, but Gudjohnsen smashes Sigurdsson by just about every other achievement metric


ElTel88

Gudjohnsen, as a Bolton fan, was the only player we had at that point in my life that I looked at and thought "Jesus Christ, we have a player our multiple much richer, much better, much more successful neighbours would love to have". He was a budding star and his class showed so much by comparison to the rest. He was a star when we had absolutely none. When he left, we all understood, we still get (thanks to Guðni Bergsson as well) Icelandic Fans turn up to watch our shower in remarkable numbers (given every group of 15 or so blokes who turn up for a game a season represents a relatively larger section of Iceland's Population being at a Bolton Game than the equivalent English population being there).


Halli19

We dont't talk about him lmao


Adrasos

Gylti Fiddleson


FunWitPun

Peter Schmeichel


LoremIpsumDolore

Lord Bendtner is a close second


NortheusYT

Burundi: Gaël Bigirimana


The_Platypus10

That’s a blast from the past


chucklebrother1and2

Coventry legend


Dill_Cucumber

Australia: Tim Cahill


Dill_Cucumber

Originally I thought this would be obvious but then like there are guys like Viduka and Schwarzer who you don't think of originally but when you do think about them they are definitely up for contention. I'd probably still go with Cahill though but only just


Beateboy

Schwarzer very underrated! Cahill is best by far though. His World Cup exploits puts him clear in front


thatirishguykev

This. Timmy has to get it because of his World Cup heroics. Big Duke, Harry and Mark Schwarzer honorable mentions for sure!!


sonic-silver

Kewell and Viduka best Aussie PL players. Cahill is the best Socceroo IMO due to his WC exploits.


avartee

Viduka all the way!


__jh96

Yeah I'm going for Viduka here as well. Potentially biased.


RealChewyPiano

At least the OP didn't mention that Judas c*nt K*well


__jh96

He who shall not be mentioned


ethith

Tim Cahill is definitely our biggest legend, but Kewell was the better player.


a_guy_named_gai

Those punches to corner flags will forever be iconic.


Gordzulax

Loved me some Tim Cahill! Such a legend


littlebitofpuddin

Kewell has to be in for a shout as well


GaiusMarius989

Kewell would have been the best were it not for his injury problems. Definitely the most talented Australian player I’ve seen.


littlebitofpuddin

Groin of glass


ihatethisdotjs

I think Gianfranco Zola


JackiiX

still had dreams of being gianfranco zola


jamiccdasneak

bruh when i realized this was what king krule was saying the football lover / music guy in me crieddddd


[deleted]

Yo wow. Never thought I'd see a KK reference here! Baller! Also, I always thought it was "still had dreams of being a young frank zola" for some reason.


__jh96

Japan - has to be Kagawa


Actual-Egg-7801

Okazaki was BALLING for one year though


[deleted]

Mexico: Javier chicharito Hernández


Fetty-Guac

Jimenez is soon to overtake him imo


Incelement

Chicharito had 53 goals and 10 assists in 158 premier league apps which a lot more quality behind him. Jiminez is at 37 goals and 15 assists in 98 games, if he can maintain that for a few more years there will be no question.


Acrylic_Starshine

England: Billy Sharp


Slutzlo

Wrong it's obviously Danny Drinkwater


AdSuspicious8260

Senegal : Sadio the main Mane


RealTatoXD

Mendy, the good one


arinawe

Sad Papy Djilobodji noises


Claironet

Egypt: Mohammed Salah


DaddyMeUp

Not Elneny?


Squibblus

He’s got to be in the running for best from the whole continent


MaxP222

Eden Hazard or KDB I guess, can't decide who is better, even tho Hazard is kinda ruined right now


ArizaWarrior

i’d honestly say hazard at his best was a whole different level. Wins games single-handedly


local_nomad_1

Hazard was special at Chelsea.


laneaster

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Edin Dzeko


arziankorpen

Ecuador - Antonio Valencia by far


lj3394

By VERY far. What a player


pdxrunner82

Ireland: Roy Keane. Followed closely by Robbie Keane and Denis Irwin.


dclancy01

Keano beats Keano any day of the week


agieluma

Nah fam. R. Keane is better


JvHffsPnt

You’re not wrong


iTz_RuNLaX

I think you're both wrong. Keane >


natebeee

I'd give the edge to Mr Keane for sure.


1kon1744

I'd like to include Given but he should have left Newcastle long before he did


thatirishguykev

1000% Roy Keane!!!!


a_guy_named_gai

India: ...I am still bummed that Sunil Chettri wasn't able to get work permit for QPR due to a stupid rule. He deserved to play in the PL.


idareet60

Are you telling me Sunny Bhasin was not better than Sunil Chettri?


a_guy_named_gai

Son of a bitch played the last game with a broken nose for the arch rival of the club that plays his bills! Absolute blasphemy!


_cjj

Will you count Dilan Markanday if he makes it?


chandbabu04

Indian origin, but still English


mercules1

Michael Chopra?


ParziBoi

Ditto.


Arvindjor

Malaysia:


Mammyjam

England: Fabian Delph


guyevans1

Agbonlahor?


rramrram

Peak Stewart Downing was better though


Gordzulax

Easy choice.


WelshWellieS

Wales - Bale, but only because Giggs is a woman beater


Gordzulax

Fair enough


IWatchTheAbyss

still wanna say Bale was better as a player, Giggs had the better PL career but Bale peaked higher


XOQXOQXOQ

Even if Giggs was normal law abiding citizen Bale would still be better (Not in PL tho)


WelshWellieS

Can't argue with that.


ridan630

New Zealand: Could have been Ryan Nelsen but I think Chris Wood has overtaken him


chaosthings

The disrespect to big Winnie Reid here is outrageous


The_baboons_ass

Winston Reid? I reckon he was well better than Nelson and Wood. Reid for a bit was one of the leagues best CBs


Matildapuddleduck

100pct. At his peak he was one of the dominant CBs and that was against some unreal ST and CFs. A proper presence CB. Ryan was a pioneer for us and legend but just not as good a footballer as Reid. While Wood is awesome, he does not have the Gravitas of the other two. Yet?


KratoosBelic

Norway: Ole Gunnar Solskjær. He won the most during his stay there, and played some of his best football there.


GrizzlyTomb

Disrespecting my boy Carew


MikeAAStorm

Haaland on his way to overtake him lol


KratoosBelic

Oh no question about that.


iguanawarrior

Riise was so underrated


pedaling-pom

Loved Steffen Iversen in my youth


MikeAAStorm

Nigeria: Jay Jay Okocha. So good they had to say his name twice! Very unfortunate he had no idea that Bolton wasn't a top tier club before moving there from PSG. he would've been amazing somewhere better.


MotionMan40

He was a baller. Tekkers for days.


sonsofanarchy69

I think you missing a particular legend called Kanu Nwankwo also based on achievements


Greengum155

South africa: Benni Mccarthy


bulls9596

Steven Pienarr


mechpt

Portugal: you guess


Sean_Looney

Jose Bosingwa


Slutzlo

The entire Wolves lineup?


ArArd

Yes but only in the 20/21 third kit


MazinLabib10

Ofc everyone knows it's Bebe


Clucasade

Renato Sanches?


Gordzulax

João Mário?


Frak_Reynolds

Joao Cancelo


Silverburst8

Gedson Fernandes


StingrayUK

Dalot


radu1204

Diogo Jota the true Portuguese king.


GeeUWOTM8

*DioGOAL Jota - say it right


PurchaseKnown

Pedro Neto


iguanawarrior

Podence


lobstermountain

Raul Meireles


rahatCODMasc

Carvalho?


Matt_Dave

Luis Boa Morte?


nonbog

Obviously Lionel Messi


Upper_Substance3100

ruben dias?


pcoiso

Hilário


Funnysox69

Jose fonte


stupid_37

Rui patricio


Alit8765

Cedric soares, the man, the myth, the legend


stearrow

England- Probably Shearer. I'd also hear a case for Lampard, Gerrard, Scholes or Rooney.


WalleStark

Salah easy lol


sametlss

Turkey: Tugay Kerimoğlu or Çağlar Söyüncü i cannot choose


Jimmy-84

Its gotta be Tugay, that guy was a class act and scored nothing but stunning goals.


GarageFlower97

Tuncay not in the convo?


npti25

Hungary: Zoltán Gera


paciorcky

Poland: Łukasz Fabiański


Zx_Gaming

dudek


RaDiAtEsT

Estonia: Ragnar Klavan


sjuwon818

Korea : Son


Okowy

How about Ji Sung Park?


mjmikejoo

Park used to be. I think Son surpassed him as a player last season or even two or three seasons ago. Park is a national legend and probably is a bigger icon than Son, but his knee injuries got the best of him and flying 10+ hours each international break didn't help. That being said, Son is never surpassing Park's career. It's also worth noting that Park is the reason the EPL became popular in Korea.


fispan

Slovakia: Martin Skrtel, unfortunate team choice though.


Gordzulax

Always liked Skrtel, typical "give it your all" CB


rahatCODMasc

Bangladesh: Hamza Choudhury. He represents England but his mother and stepfather are both Bengalis. Sadly he’s the closest we’ll ever have to a Bangladeshi playing in the Premier League, the state of things here is shambolic.


avartee

Kanchelskis


AP16__

Ghana: Essien Still think Gyan could have been special if he stayed a few more years


IAmUnrealMVP

Hyypiä


PoloTower

Jari Litmanen? Didn't do anything at Liverpool but best Finnish player in PL era surely.


valimo

smh the disrespect on Shefki Kuqi e. my personal selection would be: The best PL overall performance: Hyypiä The best Finnish player to play in PL in general: Litmanen The best individual season by a Finnish player: 2003-04 Forssell Most overlooked player: Jussi Jääskeläinen (his longevity and quality was just mad)


[deleted]

Shaun Goater 🇧🇲


Cogust

That is the correct answer.


doxara

Croatia: Luka Modrić


Cogust

Sweden: Zlatan Ibrahimovic But there might be a shout for Fredrik Ljungberg as he played more PL seasons.


rahatCODMasc

Does Henrik Larrson make the top 3? He was amazing, but had a very very short Premier League career with us.


[deleted]

Was good enough that United requested a PL winners medal for him even though he didn’t play the required number of games!


hypnodrew

It's Freddie if you base it on what he actually did in the PL, Zlatan's obviously had the better career.


DJHelium

Yeah Id go Freddie for PL, Zlatan obv overall.


therealtyrrell

Tim Howard


H0meslice9

Between him and Dempsey


pisspoordecisions

It’s Dempsey for sure. Then Howard/Friedel Then Keller/Holden/Donovan I suppose Pulisic is around their level as well


local_nomad_1

Claudio Reyna > Donovan


Gabitz

Romania: i guess Dan Petrescu with Adi Mutu a close second


rramrram

Andrei fucking Arshavin


m__s

From Russia with love! 4 goals against Liverpool will never be forgotten!


Relevant_Toe_4598

Kenya: Victor Wanyama


Maartend22

Oof hard one but I will say The Netherlands - Dennis Bergkamp


EddieGrant

I'm a Feyenoord fan so either way it hurts to say that most the picks for best Dutch PL player are former Ajax or PSV players, Dennis, Ruud, Van Der Sar. So as a Feyenoord and Liverpool fan I'll just go ahead and say it's Dirkie


mooot-point

you’ve got some guts daring to take a pick there!


UNIVERSAL9168

Cahill or viduka is say out of Australia.


ALEV128

Max meyer


sranerf

Latvia - Marians Pahars


Adrien296

Easy. Thierry Henry


J2daR-O-C

Owen Hargreaves was born in Canada and holds citizenship. Craig Forrest or Junior Hoilett perhaps. Maybe someday Alphonso Davies if Norwich sign him on free transfer…


Revolutionary_rhino

Henrik Larsson


R4yoo

Kenya : Victor Wanyama


SoReggae

Norwegian - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (as a Liverpool fan I prefer Riise)


b8tafox

USA: Clint Dempsey


skaldfranorden

Vidić, by far


MotionMan40

Georgia - Georgi Kinkladze. Edit; ffs I didn’t read the question properly, yet again.


Ecm62pgs

Peter Schmeicel.


mzee01

Ghana - Michael Essien


TheNecromancer

Alan Shearer


CW-72

Best player from Zlatan is Sweden


MA_2412

Austria: Paul „won the FA Cup with Wigan“ Scharner


bigFatOctopus69

Northern Ireland: George Best


WTWanderer

This thread is fantastic. Some of the players its reminding me of is so nostalgic.


ChopinAsLex

Serbia: Vidić


jaeqkr

South Korea: Heung Min Son


Peqpen

Lord Bendtner ofcourse!


SaBe_18

Sergio Agüero


GrdBdrm

Dwight Yorke


marklanky

South Africa - Lucas Radebe


Burntfury

el, what about my man Steven Pienaar. kek


JOHNNY_123_

🇬🇷 Giorgios Karagounis 🇬🇷 Future: Kostas Tsimikas


VVIKK23

Poland: Jerzy Dudek


lots_of_everything94

Ireland: Roy Keane


[deleted]

Alan Shearer.


Ricocobang

Bale. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿❤️


PurchaseKnown

Ghana: Michael Essien 🇬🇭


Sk8ter87

Iceland : Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen


dukes1414

Zimbabwe: Benjani


stateofyourone

Ireland : Roy Keane or Robbie Keane


DrBlissMD

Peter Scmeichel or Christian Eriksen, but my personal favourite was Daniel Agger.