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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Premier League features most nationalities in Europe's top leagues

England's Premier League features more nationalities than any of the other top leagues in Europe, according to a Ticketbis study.

Players from 64 different countries are playing in the Premier League this year, more than the 55 represented in the Bundesliga, 51 in Serie A, 50 in La Liga and 48 in Ligue 1.

Nationalities in the Premier League

213: England
6: Serbia
3: Bosnia
1: Canada
37: France
5: Australia
3: Colombia
1: Chile
35: Spain
5: Czech Republic
3: Costa Rica
1: Curacao
29: Ireland
5: Ecuador
3: Croatia
1: Egypt
23: Scotland
5: Ghana
3: DR Congo
1: Gambia
21: Netherlands
5: Ivory Coast
3: Slovakia
1: Hungary
18: Argentina
5: Nigeria
2: Benin
1: Iceland
18: Wales
5: Sweden
2: Cameroon
1: Kenya
17: Belgium
5: United States
2: Greece
1: Lithuania
12: Brazil
5: Uruguay
2: Japan
1: Mali
9: Germany
4: Austria
2: Mexico
1: Morocco
9: Italy
4: Denmark
2: Romania
1: New Zealand
8: Northern Ireland
4: Jamaican
2: South Africa 
1: St. Lucia
7: Portugal
4: Norway
2: South Korea
1: Slovenia
7: Senegal
4: Poland
1: Bulgaria
1: Togo
6: Algeria
4: Switzerland
1: Burkino Faso
1: Zambia

Despite the Premier League's global reach, Englishmen are still the most common nationality by a wide margin with 213, followed by Frenchmen with 37.

Spaniards, with 35, are also ahead of Irishmen (29) and Scots (23). The 18 Welsh players put their country eighth on the list behind the Netherlands and Argentina.

However, only half of the club captains are English, while 11 managers hail from outside of the United Kingdom.

Manchester City have the highest percentage of non-English players at 82.6 percent, followed by Watford, Newcastle, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Percentage of Non-English players on Premier League teams

Manchester City
82.6%
Leicester City
62.5%
Watford
78.9%
Southampton
60.7%
Newcastle
78.8%
Liverpool
60.5%
Arsenal
75.9%
West Brom
58.3%
Chelsea
75.7%
Tottenham
57.7%
Stoke City
74.1%
Crystal Palace
57.6%
Swansea City
70.4%
Everton
56.0%
West Ham
65.6%
Aston Villa
55.5%
Sunderland
65.2%
Norwich City
48.6%
Manchester United
64.7%
Bournemouth
46.2%

Eleven of the 20 clubs are owned by interests from outside England and Wales.

Among the top five clubs with the highest percentage of non-English players, only Newcastle have both English ownership and an English manager.

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