Comments on: An Englishman abroad? Rooney might not have fitted the bill World Soccer views and news Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:52:48 +0000 hourly 1 By: MarkMeadows Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:31:07 +0000 Yes those are good calls dy158. I suppose we think of Spain and Italy when looking for english successes so it’s easier to overlook other leagues. I guess Gazza and Butcher and Stevens were successes at Rangers, but that doesnt really count…
But for every success there are probably two Des Walkers and Jermain Pennants

By: dy158 Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:15:44 +0000 More suggestions of successful Englishmen playing abroad…

How about Kevin Keegan at Hamburg? He even managed to win a Bundesliga title during his time there since he made the move from Liverpool. Hamburg has not won a domestic title since he left, curiously enough. He has always been considered as one of Hamburg’s best foreign signings.

And there’s Chris Waddle at Marseille. If I am not wrong in terms of what I once read, back in the late 90s, Marseille fans voted him to be the second-best player of all time at the club, only behind Jean-Pierre Papin.