Over the years South America have always produced some absolute gems in the world of football.Some of these footballers showcased their skills in the Premier League,and today we will have a look at top 10 South American players in the Premier League history.
While making this list we have only considered their time in the Premier League,and not anywhere else.Here are the top 10 South American players in the Premier League history –
Solano became the first Peruvian in Premier League history when the midfielder signed for the Magpies in 1998 and would go onto make 182 appearances in six years at the club in his first spell.
He then joined Aston Villa and was Villa’s player of the season in 2005, before returning to St James’ Park for another two-year period and then completing a decade in the English top-tier with the Hammers.
His talents in football range from accurate crosses to accomplished dead-ball skills and he traditionally played either on the right side of midfield, or as a right back during his career.
Mascherano signed for West Ham in summer of 2006.The move to West Ham was seen as surprising, with many of Europe’s top clubs having been linked with Mascherano all summer.
He then joined Liverpool in 2007 and the midfielder would show his class and temperament with three solid seasons at Liverpool before a £17.6m switch to Barcelona in 2010.