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The Five Best Canadian Footballers That Have Played in the Premier League

Junior Hoilett

Born in Brampton, Ontario, the winger Junior Hoilett signed with Blackburn Rovers at the age of 13. He made his debut with Rovers in 2009, playing three Premier League seasons for them before transferring to Queens Park Rangers, where he spent four years. In 2016, Hoilett signed with Cardiff City, and in his second season, he helped the club to gain promotion to the Premier League. This year’s Premier League winners are predicted to be Manchester City, but nothing is ever certain. Check out the latest betting odds and news yourself so you can informedly predict which team will win the title.

Jim Brennan

The defender Jim Brennan hails from East York, Ontario. He is currently an analyst and the manager of York United. During his career as a footballer, Brennan played for several English clubs, most notably with Bristol City, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, and Norwich City. He also played for the national Canadian team, where he earned 49 caps. He was part of the team that won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2000. In 2015, Brennan was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.

Simeon Jackson

Currently playing for King’s Lynn Town on loan from Chelmsford City, Simeon Jackson began his English football career playing with Rushden & Diamonds before transferring to Gillingham in 2008. He became more well-known after he scored the winning goal for Gillingham in the League Two Play-Off Final at Wembley in 2009. In 2010, Jackson transferred to Norwich City, where he scored the goal that secured Norwich’s promotion to the Premier League. He went on to play for various other clubs, including Millwall, Coventry City, and Grimsby Town. In 2019, Jackson joined the Scottish club Kilmarnock. He has also played for the Canadian national team since 2009. Jackson’s finest moment for Canada came in 2014 when he scored a hat-trick against Saint Lucia in the FIFA World Cup.

Frank Yallop

The British-Canadian defender Frank Yallop signed a contract with Ipswich Town in 1983 at the age of 19. He went on to play 385 games with The Blues. Although he was part of the team that was relegated from the First Division in 1986, he was also a member of the squad that won promotion six years later to the new Premier League. Despite scoring only 8 goals in his career with Ipswich, he was a prominent part of the team until he left in 1996. His most memorable goal with Ipswich Town came in 1993 when the club beat Premier League title favourites Manchester United. The match ended with a score of 2-1, which enabled Ipswich to occupy fourth place in the league. Yallop also played for the Canadian national team, where he earned 52 caps. He coached Canada’s national team for three years as well.

Paul Stalteri

Born in Etobicoke, Ontario, in 1977, Paul Stalteri played as a defender or midfielder throughout his professional career. Although he is most well known for playing with German teams, including a league and cup double in the 2003-2004 season with Werder Bremen, he also played in the Premier League for both Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham. After signing with Spurs in 2005, he prominently featured in their 2005-2006 season, when Tottenham just missed out on securing a Champions League place. Stalteri’s most memorable moment with Spurs came on March 4, 2007, when the club faced rivals West Ham. Stalteri came on as a substitute and scored a dramatic last-minute goal to secure a 4-3 win. The Canadian also regularly played for the Canadian national team, making a record 84 appearances at the senior level. He is currently an assistant coach for the Canadian team York9.


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