Football

British players who excelled away from home

John Charles triumphed with Juventus between 1957 and 1962.

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John Charles triumphed with Juventus between 1957 and 1962.

John Charles triumphed with Juventus between 1957 and 1962.

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John Charles triumphed with Juventus between 1957 and 1962.

John Charles triumphed with Juventus between 1957 and 1962.

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Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

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Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

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Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

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Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

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Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

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Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

Laurie Cunningham played with Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon, Olympique Marseille and Rayo Vallecano from 1979 until 1987.

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Gary Lineker played and triumphed with Barcelona between 1986 and 1989.

Gary Lineker played and triumphed with Barcelona between 1986 and 1989.

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Gary Lineker played and triumphed with Barcelona between 1986 and 1989.

Gary Lineker played and triumphed with Barcelona between 1986 and 1989.

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Paul Gascoigne with Lazio from 1992 to 1995.

Paul Gascoigne with Lazio from 1992 to 1995.

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Paul Gascoigne with Lazio from 1992 to 1995.

Paul Gascoigne with Lazio from 1992 to 1995.

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English midfielder Steve McManaman spent time with Real Madrid from 1999 until 2003.

English midfielder Steve McManaman spent time with Real Madrid from 1999 until 2003.

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English midfielder Steve McManaman spent time with Real Madrid from 1999 until 2003.

English midfielder Steve McManaman spent time with Real Madrid from 1999 until 2003.

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David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

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David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

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David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

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David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

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David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

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David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan y PSG.

David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan y PSG.

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David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

David Beckham played with Real Madrid, Milan and PSG.

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Michael Owen signed for Real Madrid in 2004.

Michael Owen signed for Real Madrid in 2004.

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Michael Owen signed for Real Madrid in 2004.

Michael Owen signed for Real Madrid in 2004.

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Michael Owen signed for Real Madrid in 2004.

Michael Owen signed for Real Madrid in 2004.

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Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid in 2013.

Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid in 2013.

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Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid in 2013.

Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid in 2013.

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Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid in 2013.

Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid in 2013.

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