If you look at Preston North End’s squads in recent years, you’ll notice a trend that the majority of their players tend to be British and Irish-born.
PNE haven’t explored the foreign market much in recent years – even when players like Simon Makienok and Marnick Vermijl have come into the club it has been after spells at English sides – but it’s one they made a breakthrough in last year.
That’s when Emil Riis came to the club from Danish side Randers back in October, and it may open the doors to a new recruitment drive that was prominent in the early 2000’s – mainly under Craig Brown’s management.
In that period, North End had many talented overseas players – some of whom became cult heroes at Deepdale – but who makes it into the top 10 foreign players for PNE?
Take a look at our gallery and find out who makes it – do you agree?