Number of foreign players in European soccer leagues 2019

Brazil has always been a soccer nation and some of the country's greatest exports such as Ronaldo, Romário, and Neymar all plied their trade in the European leagues. As of November 2019, there were 466 Brazilian soccer players active in the 31 European top divisions.

Number of soccer players playing in foreign European soccer leagues as of November 2019, by nation

Numer of players
Brazil466
France350
Spain224
Portugal172
Serbia172
Germany161
The Netherlands148
Croatia146
England145
Argentina133
Nigeria125
Ghana103
Sweden89
Ukrain88
Denmark83
Bosnia Herzegovina79
Slovakia78
Belgium78
Switzerland68
Austria64
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

between July 1, 2019 and November 15, 2019

Special properties

in the 31 European top divisions

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