Hear the word Canada and you probably think of ice hockey, maple syrup and gorgeous actors named Ryan (but mainly ice hockey).
Like their southern neighbours, Canadians have yet to truly embrace the beautiful game, and that means their contribution to the Premier League, so far, has been fairly limited.
In fact, many of the players who feature on this list were born outside of Canada, and presumably took up the sport after encouragement from European or Caribbean parents, rather than because of their adopted country’s footballing infrastructure.
Slowly but surely, things seem to be changing. In Montreal Impact, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada now boasts three teams in the predominantly US-based Major League Soccer – with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba among the growing list of stars to have played there (and in packed, atmospheric stadiums too).
In the meantime, there have so far been 10 Canadians to ply their trade in England’s top flight since 1992 – and we’ve ranked all of them from worst to best.
The midfielder came through the City youth ranks alongside Joey Barton, but managed just a handful of top flight games. Image source: Twitter
The former Newcastle youngster would have been better served dropping down to the second tier with them in 2009, rather than signing for promoted Burnley, where he struggled. Image source: Twitter
After a successful spell with Forest in the second division, Brennan was part of the Norwich side that came up to the PL in 2004 (and then went down again in 2005). Image source: Twitter
The diminutive striker put in the miles in the lower leagues before getting his shot in the PL with Norwich - but struggled to make an impression when it mattered. Image source: Twitter
The former Spurs right-back had a solid debut season at White Hart Lane before losing his place to Pascal Chimbonda. Image source: Twitter
Sean Dyche's trusted right-back is enjoying a steady season at Turf Moor - and holds the distinction of being the only Canadian currently playing in the PL.
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Hoilett looked like a livewire in his early days at Blackburn, but struggled after moving to QPR. At 26, the Cardiff winger still has another go at the top flight in him. Image source: Twitter
Steady defender Yallop spent three seasons in the PL during his decade-long stint at yo-yo Ipswich during the 90s. Image source: Twitter
Like Yallop, goalkeeper Forrest spent the bulk of his time in England at Ipswich, where he was an ever-present between the sticks. Image source: Twitter
Fleet-footed Radzinski was in his late 20s when he got a shot at the Premier League, but still managed six seasons at Everton and Fulham. Image source: Twitter
Admittedly, the list is largely made up journeyman players who struggled to settle at one club (and in some cases, make an impression at football’s top level at all) – but in Radzinski, the top spot goes to a forward of genuine quality.
With football on the rise in Canada, and Premier League scouts now casting an increasingly wide net in search of the stars of tomorrow, the revised list in 10 or 20 years time will probably look a little better.