With the end of 2010, now seems like a good time to look back at the last 10 years of the Premier League, during which Europe gave us a number of excellent players as well as many failed players.
Here are the best individual footballers who played in the Premier League from every European country during 2010, just after the impact they made on the English game. Of course, some European countries had no representatives at all during this decade, and to narrow the criteria a bit, this article does not count any player who was among the 15 total appearances in the league, to filter the winners by default. 34 seats, 34 players. Let's begin.
The best footballers played in the Premier League 2010-2020 from any European country
1. Austria: Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City 2013-2017, West Ham 2017-2019)
Starting with Austria, and the former Stoke City and West Ham, ahead of Marko Arnautovic. The striker slowly got into English football and had a huge impact on both of his clubs. However, Christian Fuchs deserves to be mentioned because he was an important part of the winner of the legendary Leicester City title.
2. Belgium: Eden Hazard (Chelsea 2012-2019)
Belgium has produced a greater influx of talent into the league over the last ten years than perhaps any other non-British nation. Hazard earns it for his outstanding Chelsea career and wide range of individual awards, though Kompany and De Bruyne are a long way off.
3. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Edin Dzeko (Manchester City 2011-2015)
The clear winner here, with 50 Premier League goals and 2 title wins. Revealed among Manchester City fans.
4. Bulgaria: Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United 2008-2012, Fulham 2012-2014)
There are some Bulgarians to choose from, but Berbatov is still a clear winner after winning the title, as well as the Golden Ootism in 2011.
5. Croatia: Luka Modric (Tottenham 2008-2012)
Another clear winner. Modric was handsome at Tottenham and has been even better since moving to Spain.
6. Czech Republic: Petr Cech (Chelsea 2004-2015, Arsenal 2015-2019)
One of the best goal scorers the League has seen, and the most visible candidate for the Republic of Eke for the second decade. Gold glove won in 2010, 2014 and 2016. Peter Cech also has an interesting hobby, so you can do more about it.
7. Denmark: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham 2013-2020)
Now at Inter Milan, Eriksen is set at Tottenham as one of the best attacking midfielders in the world, making the team the 2018 season.
8. England: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United 2004-2017, Everton 2017-2018)
Wayne Rooney peaked at the start of the decade and made a season team in 2010 and 2012. He is now the second highest goalscorer in league history with 208 goals. Rooney is one of the best Manchester United players ever. However, the growth of Kane in recent years is also noticeable.
9. Estonia: Ragnar Klavan (Liverpool, 2016-2018)
Defender Ragnar Klavan played another spot with an extremely sparse play-off during his two-year stay at Merseyside, without ever being much distinguished.
Finland: Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton 1997-2012, West Ham 2012-2015)
Few Finns have played in England in the past year. Jaaskelainen's long stay at Bolton ended in 2012, although he did a good job at West Ham a few years later. Countryman Teemu Pukki has also become a short-lived hero in the last months of the decade.
11. France: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham, 2012-)
The year 2010 was a full decade with high quality French footballers. Because of his extraordinary talent and central role in the transformation of the Spurs, Lloris carefully awards the Kante and Evra trophy in honor of the top French player.
12. Germany: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal, 2013- till date)
Mesut Ozil was not always fluent for Arsenal, but his incomprehensible quality places him as the best German player of the decade, although we also can not do without mentioning the Leroy Sane wing in second place.
13. Greece: Jose Holebas (Watford, 2015-)
There have been several Greek Premier League players in recent years and left winger Jose Holebas has been a pretty strong player for Watford over the past seasons.
14. Hungary: Zoltan Gera (Fulham 2008-2011, West Brom 2011-2014)
Hungary is another country with few candidates to choose from, but Zoltan Gera has been a solid group player at Fulham and West Brom for several years.
15. Iceland: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City 2012, 2014-2017, Tottenham 2012-2014, Everton 2017-)
Gylfi Sigurdsson definitely left English football an impressive point. A specialist in set pieces, a Swansea legend and one of the greatest in Iceland.
16. Italy: Graziano Pelle (Southampton, 2014-2016)
Despite being one of the strongest soccer nations in the world, the high quality Italian soccer players in England have been relatively few in the last ten years. I went for Graziano Pelle, who helped Southampton reach two very impressive top-7 conclusions.
17. Montenegro: Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City, 2013-2015)
Things did not go well enough for Stefan Jovetic in Manchester City, but he still enjoyed some impressive moments and a victory in the Premier League.
18. The Netherlands: Virgil Van Dijk (Southampton 2015-2018, Liverpool 2018-)
Van Dijk and Van Persie are easily the two best Dutch players of the decade, and the choice between them was the most difficult decision in this whole article. UEFA Men of the Year 2018/19 player Virgil Van Dijk only allowed it, after excelling in Southampton and simply being untouchable at Liverpool. VVD is probably one of the best defenders in the Premier League for the past ten years.
19. Northern Ireland: Jonny Evans (Manchester United 2006-2015, West Brom 2015-2018, Leicester City 2018-)
It's no secret that Northern Ireland's best footballers have been defensive over the past year. After adapting center-back Jonny Evans, he should be selected as the country's Premier League player of the decade. Midfielder Steven Davis also deserves the beach because he impressed the Saints for several years.
20. Norway: Josh King (Bournemouth, 2015-)
Josh King has been relatively successful on the South Coast, even though his form seems to peak and brainstorm in different seasons. However, the attacker played a major role in establishing Bournemouth as a stable aircraft.
21. Pole: Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal 2007-2014, Swansea City 2014-2018, West Ham 2018-)
Poland's recent contribution to English football has focused on the field of goal scorers. Fabianski is the boss of this, after having a success at Swansea and now West Ham.
22. Portugal: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City, 2017-)
While English football has not had a Cristiano Ronaldo superstar like the past ten years, Bernardo Silva was another successful Portuguese exporter who was good until the end of the decade. The runner-up and fellow Nani was just as impressive in his start.
23. Republic of Ireland: Seamus Coleman (Everton, 2009-)
A steady stream of Irish players took the highest flight in 2010 and went from here. Seamus Coleman was easily the Team of the Season in 2014.
24. Romania: Costel Pantilimon (Manchester City 2011-2014, Sunderland 2014-2016, Watford 2016-2017)
Few observations for Romania, although goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon has enjoyed a fair career in the Premier League with Manchester City, Sunderland and Watford, even though he has been used mainly as a reserve. Also claimed a medal from the league winners in City.
25. Russia: Andrey Arshavin (Arsenal, 2009-2013)
No Russian footballer has played on England's highest flight for several years, although there were many of them in the early years of the decade, and Arshavin, an Arsenal man, was the gang choice.
26. Scotland: Andrew Robertson (Hull City 2014-2015, 2016-2017, Liverpool 2017-)
Scotland's contribution to top-flight football was hard and lost during 2010. Robertson was certainly the strongest, consistent performer, and has developed into one of the best commercials in the world since his arrival at Liverpool 3 previous summers.
27. Serbia: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, 2008-2017)
United legend Nemanja Vidic has been on a slow downward slope since about 2012, so the price for Serbia is rather to Ivanovic, who has been among the league's most reliable defenders for several years. However, both Vidic and Ivanovic are the best Serbian footballers to have played in the Premier League.
28. Slovakia: Martin Skrtel (Liverpool, 2008-2016)
Martin Skrtel achieved this smoothly for Slovakia, who have been a base of Liverpool's backline for many years. Current Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka also deserves well-deserved recognition.
30. Slovenia: Robert Koren (City of Hull, 2013-2014)
Koren spent most of his career in England in the league, but scored 22 appearances and 2 goals in the 13/14 Premier League season.
31. Spain: David Silva (Manchester City)
Silva and De Gea are both Premier League icons in themselves, making this a difficult choice; Silva peeps carefully De Gea as one of the best midfielders this league has ever seen. Chelsea captain Azpilicueta also fully deserves to be in the squad.
32. Sweden: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United, 2016-2018)
Zlatan's stay in England may have been short, but his debut season at the age of 35 was extraordinary. Jonas Olsson also had a strong Premier League career for West Brom for many years.
33. Switzerland: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City 2015-2018, Liverpool 2018-)
Probably not the most consistent player in the world, but Shaqiri has shown flashes of his well-known brilliance throughout his Premier League career.
34. Ukraine: Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City, 2016-)
There are actually only two Ukrainians to choose from in this era of Premier League history. However, the versatile Zinchenko deserves his place, as he played an important role in the back-to-back title of the City.
35. Wales: Gareth Bale (Tottenham, 2007-2013)
In the end, there can only be one winner from Wales; Gareth Bale, who was one of the best wings in the league before leaving for Spain, and who is among the Wales tournaments. Aaron Ramsey, who has excelled for Arsenal for a long time, is our last honorable mention.
And there you have it, the best of Europe throughout the decade. In the 2020s, a new nationality has already entered the Premier League record books (Tanzania - Mbwana Samatta), and who knows what will bring great footballers to Europe as well as the world at large on these shores?
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