List of First Foreigners to Play in England
Our list of the first player from various countries to play in England...
Hans Jeppson - First Swedish player to play in England
Striker Jeppson moved to Charlton Athletic from Djurgardens in 1951 and scored an impressive 9 goals in 11 appearances for the Addicks. He then transferred to Atalanta in Italy before moving on to Napoli for a then world record fee of £51,000, earning him the nickname 'the Bank of Naples' (O'Banco e'Napule).