The Football League has been cast into the shadows following the formation and rise of the Premier League.
Huge television deals and a constant craving for end-to-end, high intensity, attractive football leads to many Premier League clubs scouting the furthest reaches of the globe for the next star to don their kits and wow their crowds; constantly searching for the next highly overpriced flop to spend a season on English shores before deciding the weather is too cold and flying back to his native South American country the following season.
Premier League club’s tend to forget the players who have made the step up from the Football League and performed in England’s top flight, costing a fraction of the price.
The Football League is a starting point for most professionals in England, whether it be starting their careers with a lower league club or going out on loan to gain experience.
Football League World looks at the players who have spent a large proportion of their careers in the Football League, before making their move to the Premier League and performing in the most expensive league in the world.
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