In the Premier League era, players from every corner of the globe have travelled to England to play in the greatest league in the world – from Canada to New Zealand, from Japan to Argentina, from Iceland to Oman. A lot of these international imports have been massive successes, and some of the finest players we’ve all been so fortunate to watch over the past two decades have come from far-off foreign lands.
That said, there have been many players down the years who’ve travelled to the Premier League only to almost instantly be uncovered as a Premier League misfit. This might not necessarily mean that the player in question lacks the talent for the division – though there are plenty of those in this list. Some have suffered injury problems that ruined their time in England; others were simply playing under far too large a price-tag.
Whatever the reason, though, they didn’t belong in the Premier League, and now we bring you the top 20 misfits of the Premier League era.
List compiled by Rob Schatten