Liverpool is, arguably, the second most international city in England,
and it is no surprise that LFC has attracted a substantial number of
foreign players. Colin Rogers has already analysed their impact on Liverpool FC from its origins in 1892 to the start of the Second World War (article linked on the right or you can just click here
: "There was an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman" - Part I".
These articles distinguish between the performances of players who were born in England and those who were not. The latter may be described as ‘overseas’, ‘foreign’, ‘foreign-born’, etc., and include the other nations within the British Isles as well as those normally regarded as ‘overseas’. This distinction is, admittedly, not without its problems, as it will identify, e.g., Mark Lawrenson as English (played for Ireland) and John Barnes and Raheem Sterling as foreign (though they play(ed) for England).
King Billy and King Kenny - Two Scotsmen who lit up Anfield with their brilliance!
The national leagues restarted in 1946/47 after the war, with Liverpool seemingly well served by foreign players – four Scotsmen from the 1930s were still in the new squad, joined by Billy Liddell and Tommy McLeod as well as two new long-serving Welsh players, Ray Lambert and Cyril Sidlow. Bobby Priday from South Africa made up the foreign contingent, which formed an essential element in the league-winning side of 1947. What marked the 1950s, however, was the ignominy of descent into Division 2 for the 1954/55 and next seven seasons, and a significant fall in the number of non-English players joining the club. The figures are quite startling – from 1947/48 to 1959/60 inclusive, there were only eleven from Scotland, three from Wales, and two from South Africa. In 1950/51 and 1958/59, indeed, the only new players were English. Are these two features of the decade connected, and if so, which was the chicken, and which the egg?
There were nine foreign players in the squad which won the first division title in 1947, but seven years later when even Liddell could not save us from relegation, there were only four – newly acquired Irishman Sammy Smyth, and Welshmen Tony Rowley (bought from Stourbridge), and the experienced Ray Lambert. Liddell was the only Scot in the squad and remained so until the arrival of Tommy Younger from Hibs in 1956.
So we can hardly blame the gradual descent of Liverpool into the second division on our foreign players – rather on the failure to replace both them and the successful English players when they left. Back in 1946 to 1949, English forwards had scored five times as many goals as their foreign counterparts and had done so more economically. But that statistic hides the fact that in the late 1940s and early 1950s, there was only one foreign player in the forward line anyway – Willie Fagan, another Scot who captained the team. At the other end of the pitch, no Scot was in goal between the end of the war and 1956/57; and in the decade as a whole, foreign goalkeepers let in fewer goals per game, and had on average, twice as many clean sheets as the English-born keepers. We should, therefore, hold recruitment by the management of the club responsible for our fall from grace in 1953/54.
This fascinating period in Liverpool FC’s history ends with the arrival of a small Austin A40 in December 1959, carrying Bill Shankly and his new half-sweeping broom. The management team he built around him consisted of old faces newly reinvigorated rather than the result of the usual wholesale clear-out under a new manager; but on the pitch, it was a different story, as none of the foreign players in the squad which had greeted him survived beyond the end of the 1962/63 season, and only two (Allan Jones and Tommy Leishman) reached even that milestone. You can’t help wondering what might have happened if he could have ditched most of the directors too!
Any analysis of foreign players in the Shankly era must take account not only of changes to the management team but also tactical changes, copied from the technical, more fluid teams on mainland Europe, in which the old 2-3-5 system, already modified to the ‘M W’ of 3-2-2-3, broke down. (As early as 1953, the Hungarians were using a deep-lying centre-forward in a 2-3-3-2 formation, utilized by a pre-Leeds United Don Revie when a Manchester City player.) As a result, almost any player on the pitch could be considered a potential striker, whatever they were called on the teamsheet.
The further back in time you look, the greater the proportion of all competitive goals were scored by the Liverpool forward line. In 1905/06, indeed, ALL Liverpool’s goals were scored by their strikers. Fifty seasons later, strikers accounted for 77 of the 93 goals scored. From 1949/50 to 1957/58 (apart from one campaign) Liddell had been Liverpool’s top scorer, but played on the left wing until he was moved up to the striker’s position in the 1954/55 season. By the start of the Shankly era, there was a substantial change, strikers scoring only 40 of the 96 goals in 1960/61, a proportion which did not fluctuate wildly in his time. Right-back Chris Lawler was a particular favourite, contributing an amazing total of 61 goals, producing the same sort of crowd reaction as we are used to seeing with our current flying full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.
Another change during the 1960s resulted from the new substitutions rule, first allowed in 1965 for injuries and extended to tactical moves two years later, making direct comparisons between players much more difficult. Another wobble in the stats can also be created by players like Avi Cohen, Craig Johnston, Bruce Grobbelaar, and especially Mark Lawrenson whose nationalities do not correspond to their places of birth.
Shankly has been rightly remembered for the recruitment of excellent foreign footballers. Ian St John and Ron Yeats provided strong, exciting play, but often forgotten as being from elsewhere in the British Isles. St John scored a good proportion of all the strikers’ goals, averaging
over twenty per season until he became a midfielder in 1964/65, which had the effect of halving his normal goal contribution. Tommy Lawrence and Bobby Graham were also from Scotland, the silky Steve Heighway from Ireland, and towering John Toshack from Cardiff. Shanks was also good at recruiting long-serving players, who offered loyalty and therefore stability as well as skill. In his first four years, no new player left before the end of their third year with LFC. That record deteriorated, however, when he began to recruit larger numbers of English-born players. All his new recruits in 1967/68, 1969/70, and all until his resignation were English with the exception of Peter Cormack. In Shanks' final year there were only four foreign players left in the 27-man squad where there had been seven three years earlier, but those four were all in the top five goalscorers for that season, and only one of them, Toshack, was a striker. And, despite the experiences of European football during the 1960s and 1970s, we still await the arrival of a player from continental Europe into the squad.
When Bob Paisley took over in the summer of 1974, he inherited some twenty squad players from the previous season, the foreign-born comprising the fearsome four (Cormack, Hall, Heighway and Toshack); all seven newly recruited in 1974/75 were English-born. His one foreign acquisition in 1975 to 1977 was the popular Welshman Joey Jones so that when Brian Hall left at the end of the 1975/76 season, only Peter Cormack was the only Scot left - and his contract ended on 10 November 1976. The Scottish connection with the club, which had lasted for over eighty years, was now cut and for six months we had no Scot in the squad.
Until that is, any cynic who might have envisaged an end to the importation from Scotland was to be mightily confounded. Included in the 1977/78 haul of new players were Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness and Kenny Dalglish! However, these three musketeers, often photographed together deliberately to re-assert Scotland’s influence in the English game, should not be given all the credit for LFC’s magnificent run of form until the Premier League was established (anyway, they were playing for a Scouse, not an English, team.) Before their arrival, we had won, under Paisley, the First Division championship twice, the UEFA Cup, and the European Cup. Now, another European Cup and two First Division championships (the first after leading since August 1979) were added, leaving the opposition semi-resigned to failure before a ball was kicked. THEN, we acquired the services of a man, born in St Asaph, called Ian Rush!
A certain Welshman proved a decent buy
The acquisition of these foreign players (as they preferred to be called!) certainly raised the bar even further, making Bob Paisley our greatest manager when it comes to silverware. But who, I wondered, deserves the credit when it came to goalscoring – the Scots or the rest? The answer came as a surprise. In the seasons 1974/75 to 1976/77, English born players scored 182 goals, the others 96. With Dalglish, Souness and Hansen in the squads of 1977/78 to 1979/81, the totals were 269 and 145 respectively. Thus, the English contingent maintained a grip of almost two-thirds of all goals scored. What made the real difference subsequently was not the Scots but the Welsh – and in particular, Ian Rush, who scored 61 in the remaining two seasons of Bob Paisley’s reign. In that short period, the English scored only 73, while the foreign players (including Rush) scored one hundred more! Clearly, the skill of the Scots allowed Rush to do what he did – but it was he who put the ball in the net.
The relatively insular policy of Shankly’s recruitment which had been maintained by his successor so far was now gradually eased. The majority of the new players acquired during the latter half of Paisley’s reign were not born in England. Two more South African-born players, Bruce Grobbelaar and Craig Johnston, and Avi Cohen, an Israeli born in Egypt, had been added to the squad, but there was still no-one from continental Europe. On the contrary, Europe tried to lure our players, as they did to the breathtaking footballers from the South American generation of Mario Kempes.
The departure of Paisley from the manager’s seat heralded a decade of some turbulence, which might have started with Joe Fagan’s early successes, but ended with the Premier League and its concomitant loss of our position of dominance. Did the ‘overseas’ recruitment policies of the three managers during this period bear any relationship with, or even responsibility for, the decline and fall of LFC? Furthermore, what was the effect of that decline on our ability to recruit? Are we back to the chicken and egg problem of the 1950s?
When Kenny Dalglish took over as player-manager in 1985, we had lost only three of the fifteen players inherited from Paisley’s final year, so it is no surprise that Joe Fagan had enjoyed another run of success on the field, adding three more Scots to the squad (Gary Gillespie, Kevin MacDonald and John Wark), Jim Beglin from Ireland, and (far from being least) a continental player at long last in the formidable shape of Jan Molby, the ‘Great Dane’, picked up by Fagan from Ajax at the height of its fame. In the first eight seasons between the management of Paisley and Souness, we came first in four 1st Division championships and second in the other four. Little sign of decline there, then.
During this run, the foreign players were dominant, with 596 of the 863 goals scored (not including the 80 of John Barnes for either side). English-born players scored more than their colleagues in only two seasons, 1987/88 in the absence of Rush, and the following year when he scored a mere 11 after his return from Italy. Furthermore, Bruce Grobbelaar did a great job of keeping the ball out of our net in every season.
In 1991/92, the final year of the old 1st Division however, we came 6th. It felt like the end of the world, made worse by the new financial status of Manchester United, the jibes of our footballing friends, and the media, always thirsty for news and analysis. We could point out that, in the last two seasons before the Premiership, we had lost Alan Hansen, Kenny Dalglish, Gary Gillespie, Gary Ablett and Ray Houghton. John Aldridge had gone, and Rushie had scored only nine times in that final season, largely because of injuries. Rush was now 30, but played for Liverpool until the 1995/96 season. There were three times as many foreign goalscorers for LFC in 1991/92 as English-born, but only 88 goals went in, instead of the normal 100 plus.
Once again, however, as in the latter years of Shankly, there was a new emphasis on recruiting English players, heralding a decline in fortune, during the 1990/91 and 1991/92 seasons. Of the ten newcomers, half stayed for at least five years; of the five foreign players recruited, only one (Rob Jones) lasted more than two years. The sheer number of newcomers caused Rush to comment, ‘It seemed every time I entered the dressing room, there was a new face.’ (Autobiography p347) The ‘well-oiled machine’ of former years could not be maintained carrying so many changes, even though many stars of former years (Grobbelaar, Molby, Rush and Whelan) were still in the squad.
The next ten years witnessed the greatest change in the recruitment of overseas players and their contribution to Liverpool Football Club should, therefore, be assessed. Graeme Souness inherited a squad of twenty-two players, and added five more during the 1992/93 season; of those twenty-seven, thirteen were not English-born with Steve Nicol the only surviving Scot. Souness and his successor, Roy Evans, now maintained the emphasis on recruiting English players, bringing into the squad a further twenty (to the foreigners’ eight) before the end of the 1996/97 season. As the English included Robbie Fowler, Jamie Carragher and Michael Owen, the news wasn’t all bad – but six stayed for only one year at the club, and six more stayed for no more than three.
Then, in sharp contrast, there was a very significant change of recruitment policy, which Houllier maintained but did not introduce. In 1997/98, seven new foreigners were brought in, but only two Englishmen (Danny Murphy and Paul Ince); respective figures for the next few years were 5:2, 10:2, 8:2; 5:1; 4:3; and 5:1. There had been seventeen English-born players in the 1996/97 squad, and nine (including Barnes) foreign. By 2003/04, there were only eleven, compared with twenty-one foreign.
Nor was the new direction of recruitment merely one of numbers. At the end of the 1995/96 season, foreign players had come from the old favourites Scotland, Wales and Ireland, plus Denmark, Norway, and John Barnes who had been born in Jamaica. The squad of 2003/04 also included Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Reunion, Senegal, and Switzerland.
Suddenly Europe, for so long missing from LFC ranks, was no longer enough to satisfy the club’s ambitions – or had the club been not good enough to attract European suitors? Did LFC need a bigger purse to purchase the players they really wanted? What did cause the change by Roy Evans? Probably, his recognition that England was being strongly influenced by continental football, symbolized most dramatically by the appointments of Ruud Gullit to Chelsea and Arsene Wenger who, in 2005, became manager of the first English team to have no English players even on the bench. It was somewhat reluctantly recognised by the LFC board in the dual Evans-Houllier appointment in 1998.
Why weren’t the Spaniards and the Italians in the LFC squads? The Spaniards were the last of the big continental footballing nations to export players to England – one of the reasons behind Benitez’ appointment. But Italians had arrived in numbers, and not always to big-name clubs, leaving memorable scorch marks over English pitches. Who can forget Ravanelli’s hat-trick for Middlesbrough at Anfield, or Paolo Di Canio at Sheffield Wednesday, and the formidable Chelsea teams which could boast Di Matteo, Vialli and Zola? And, to be fair, we did recruit one or two players with Spanish experience, if not birth – most notably for me, we had three seasons of the former Barcelona player Jari Litmanen from Finland.
Whatever the real reason, I hope Roy Evans wasn’t scouring the world to get better goalscorers, for we had Rush (67 goals in his last four seasons) replaced during this period by Robbie Fowler, Stan Collymore and Michael Owen, who topped the club’s annual record. When Rush left, the highest annual scoring foreign forward before 2003/04 was Milan Baros with 12. Nor did we score more goals as a result of having more foreign players in the squad. The average annual number of goals scored, excluding own goals, from 1992/93 to 1995/96 was 83; the average from 1996/97 to 2003/04 was 89 (including the remarkable 127 in 2000/01 when English players scored 91 and occupied the top six goalscorers with nine foreign players in a long tail. In the same two periods, we averaged 5th and later 4th spot in the Premier League.
The positional emphasis of the new imports had therefore centred on defence. From 1992/93 to 1995/96, we gave away an average of 56 goals per season; in 1996/97 to 2003/04, the average was 53. In goal, David James was chronologically sandwiched between South African Bruce Grobbelaar, Sander Westerweld of the Netherlands and later Jerzy Dudek from Poland. With defenders increased in number and new faces brought in, there might have been a danger of the number of own goals increasing. In the four seasons from 1992/93 to 1995/96, we allowed six; in the next eight seasons 1996/97 to 2003/04, 13. The defenders clearly knew their business!
Bearing in mind that the average number of goals conceded had been unfortunately boosted by the 79 in 1992/93, it is hard to escape the conclusion that the acquisition of foreign players during this period (or, rather, of these foreign players) had made virtually no difference to the overall quality of the squad or to the club’s results. Coincidentally, the period ends with the answer to what could be a favourite pub question – what was the first whole season in which Liverpool had no Scottish born player in the squad?
And so to Liverpool’s Rafalution. Benitez inherited from Houllier what would have been considered a full squad in earlier years – twenty-five, of whom seventeen were foreign-born. He then increased the squad by a full fifty per cent, including five Spaniards (Josemi, Nunez, Morientes, and two of the most popular players of their generation, Alonso and Garcia); and Pellegrino from Argentina. Oddly however, the success of Istanbul did not signal a period of stability. Only three of the 2004/05 recruits, and five he had inherited, lasted beyond 2006, but he did maintain the policy of keeping English players in a numerical minority. At Istanbul, there were only two English players on the field at kick-off and only one on the bench.
During Rafa’s reign, he clearly showed a preference for non-English born players. From the summer of 2005 until his departure in 2010, 41 of the 56 new faces were foreign, including some who stayed long enough to become fans’ favourites - Pepe Reina, Daniel Agger, Fabio Aurelio, Javier Mascherano, Martin Skrtel, Lucas Leiva and Fernando Torres. Reina had the magnificent record of letting in only 252 goals in 313 games between 2005 and 2013, manning the goalmouth almost single-handedly during that period. There was surely more than enough power in this large squad to overcome the difficulties consequent upon losing Fowler, Owen, Carragher, Henchoz, Smicer, Hamann, Dudek, Baros and so many others.
So it proved. Foreign players scored 395 goals while Benitez was manager from 2004-2010; in the same period, English players scored 173 (Gerrard 104 of them).
And yet …. Our fifth Champions League cup notwithstanding, Rafa’s overall record is not the best, even since the war. We finished an average of fourth in the league under Benitez, and crucially his last year was his worst (7th). His win-rate of 56.29 has been bettered by Bob Paisley (57.57), Kenny Dalglish (58.53) and Jurgen Klopp (60.84). But he put Liverpool FC more generally on the international map, far more widely than Houllier had done, across Europe, and into South America. As a manager, he recruited the first LFC players from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Brazil and Argentina.
Roy Hodgson (for half a year) and the returning Kenny Dalglish (one and a half years) were brought in to rescue LFC from the depths (7th) to which we had sunk. They didn’t, finishing 6th and 8th in the next two seasons. The Joe Cole (sent off in his league debut), ‘out on loan’ Alberto Aquilani, and the Torres/Carroll stories did not help. Andy Carroll, by the way, was listed as the only English striker at the club during the two years. Seven new foreign players were bought in 2010/11, among them one Luis Suarez who eclipsed them all – indeed, eclipsed all in the Premier League. However, even he had scored only 17 goals before Brendan Rodgers’ arrival, after which his tally was 30 in the first season. Of the paltry 79 goals scored in that 2011/12 season, foreign players contributed 46, and fifth in the list of goalscorers was ‘own goals’!
The inescapable conclusion is that the squad was underperforming with the sixty-year-old Dalglish widely seen as another nightwatchman following the departure of the three years older Roy Hodgson. We had lost to Northampton Town in the League Cup – but we also lost Fabio Aurelio, Javier Mascherano, Dirk Kuyt, Ryan Babel and Maxi Rodriquez from the foreign players. On top of all this, the club was for sale, with all the consequent uncertainties that entailed.
Enter Brendan Rodgers, who brought in 28 foreign players compared with 17 English. The former included those who remain fans' favourites (Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi), but also those who fell from grace (Emre Can, Phillippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho). Others have made a contribution but have not been considered top-class (Dejan Lovren, Simon Mignolet and Alberto Moreno) or have not lived up to expectations (Luis Alberto, Oussama Assaidi, Fabio Borini and Nuri Sahin). A few will be remembered for all the wrong reasons (Iago Aspas, Mario Balotelli and Lazar Markovic). Rodgers' reign almost was a resounding success, just missing out on the Premiership title in 2013/14; but success was clearly over-dependent on Luis Suarez as we slipped to sixth place once he left.
In those last three seasons, before Rodgers was replaced, there was a deterioration in the number of goals scored by our foreign players, consequent largely on the departure of Suarez. Overall, and ignoring Sterling who, in this process might be considered either foreign or English, for Rodgers they scored 121 goals to the English 122; but in the final season, their tally was only 23. Steven Gerard was top-scorer in that season with only 13 goals. We were back in the doldrums of 2010/11 in sixth place.
Meanwhile, foreign players dominated the goalkeepers’ gloves – after Dudek our mainstay was Pepe Reina, each of whom had an excellent ratio of games to goals conceded, with Reina second in the LFC all-time keepers with 0.805 for 313 games, and Dudek seventh on 0.946 for 186 games. Mignolet’s record in that regard did not come close on 1.197 for 203 games, and as we all remember, the position was one of the main targets for Rodgers’ successor.
Jürgen Klopp has been compared to Shankly in a number of ways, but in one respect at least he was quite different, bringing in a new management team, but almost all the new players in the squad for the 2015/16 season (including Clyne, Firmino, Gomez, Milner and Origi) were inherited from Brendan Rogers. In the January window, Klopp added only the English Steven Caulker on loan to bolster the defence. During the next two seasons, ten foreign players were added to the squad and only three Englishmen (Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dominic Solanke and Christie-Davies) and the internally-promoted Curtis Jones.
The new recruits in Klopp’s first full year comprised eight foreign, plus Ben Woodburn (Welsh, born in Chester), Trent Alexander-Arnold and Rhian Brewster promoted from the Academy and the only new Englishman in Ovie Ejaria. Liverpool finished 8th in 2015/16 as the new manager wrestled with using the existing squad better and plotting to strengthen the defence in particular. We finished fourth twice and were runner-up to City before the league triumph in 2020.
By 2018/19, we had twice as many foreign players as English, but during 2019/20, there was an intriguing change, as the number of English-born players in the squad had doubled. This might be largely due to the definition of ‘squad’, for there were a couple of occasions (the Aston Villa away game on 17 December, and Everton at Anfield on 5 January in which Curtis Jones announced himself to the world) when we played a largely second eleven team. Additionally, the club might be forward-thinking enough to plan for the consequences of having a national, or even European, limit on the number of foreign players (currently twenty non-UK at LFC).
Having such a limit appears to have two main motives – to improve the quality of the national team, and to rein back the power of the wealthiest clubs. The argument sounds simple enough, but runs into many complications in the execution of the various schemes which have been proposed – definitions for ‘squad’ and ‘nationality’ already met in this article; the number of national players allowed to, or must, start each game; tactical substitutions; employment law; whether ‘home-grown’ (including foreign players brought up in English academies) should be allowed; work permits post-Brexit; salary limits (as in Holland). Are, e.g. Welsh, players foreign in England? What of the legal political status of French colonies? Should any limit be on the squad or on the team? Should all countries, all European countries or just England be involved? Who decides – government, FA, or Premier League?
Figures from our most successful seasons reveal the pressure to obtain the world’s best, whatever the source, in this new century. Our two most recent Champions’ League wins have been accomplished with almost twice as many foreign players compared with the squads of Fagan and Dalglish.
Our 1st Division and Champions League wins:
1895/96 14 foreign players in a squad of 22
1900/01 10 “ 17
1904/05 7 “ 19
1921/22 8 “ 23
1922/23 7 “ 20
1946/47 9 “ 27
1963/64 6 “ 19
1965/66 6 “ 16
1972/73 4 “ 27
1975/76 5 “ 25
1976/77 4 “ 22 (1st Div. and CL)
1977/78 7 “ 22 (CL)
1978/79 7 “ 21
1979/80 7 “ 21
1980/01 8 “ 23 (CL)
1981/82 9 “ 21
1982/83 9 “ 19
1983/84 13 “ 21 (1st Div. and CL)
1985/86 13 “ 22
1987/88 13 “ 26
1989/90 14 “ 25
2004/05 26 “ 38 (CL)
2018/19 24 “ 35 (CL)
2019/20 26 " 53
First LFC player born in:
Algeria Yasser Larouci 2019/20
Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino 2004/05
Australia Harry Kewell 2003/04
Austria Alex Manninger 2016/17
Belgium Simon Mignolet 2013/24
Bosnia & Herz. Dejan Lovren 2014/15
Brazil Fabio Aurelio 2006/07
Cameroon Rigobert Song 1998/99
Canada Liam Millar 2019/20
Croatia Igor Biscan 2000/01
epublic Patrik Berger 1996/97
Denmark Jan Molby 1984/85
Egypt Avi Cohen 1979/80
Estonia Ragnar Klavan 2016/17
Finland Sami Hyypia 1999/00
France Djimi Traore 1998/99
Germany Karl-Heinz Riedle 1997/98
Greece Sotiros Kyrgiakos 2009/10
Guinea Titi Camara 1999/00
Hungary Istvan Kozma 1991/92
Iceland Haukur Ingi Gudnason 1997/98
Ireland David Hannah 1894/95
Israel Ronny Rosenthal 1989/90
Italy Daniele Padelli 2006/07
Ivory Coast Kolo Toure 2013/14
Jamaica John Barnes 1997/98
Japan Takumi Minamino 2019/20
Mali Momo Sissoko 2005/06
Morocco Oussama Assaidi 2012/13
Mozambique Abel Xavier 2001/02
Netherlands Sander Westerveld 1999/00
Nigeria Victor Moses 2013/14
Norway Stig Inge Bjornebye 1992/93
Poland Jerzy Dudek 2001/02
Portugal Joao Carlos Teixeira 2013/14
Scotland 15 in squad
Senegal Salif Diao 2003/04
Serbia Milan Jovanovic 2010/11
Slovakia Martin Skrtel 2007/08
South Africa Arthur Riley 1925/26
Spain Josemi Rey 2004/05
Sweden Glenn Hysen 1989/90
Switzerland Stephane Henchoz 1999/00
Ukraine Andriy Voronin 2007/08
Uruguay Luis Suarez 2010/11
USA Hugh Lester 1911/12
Wales Richard Morris 1901/02
Yugoslavia Xherdan Shaqiri 2018/19
Zaire Christian Benteke 2015/16
Written by Colin Rogers - Copyright LFChistory.net