First Players in Europe by nation (British/Irish Clubs)

Can you name the first footballer from each nation to play for a british or irish football club in europe?

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England1955 (London)
Ireland1955 (London)
Italy1955 (London)
New Zealand1955 (London)
Northern Ireland1955 (London)
Scotland1955 (London)
Wales1955 (London)
South Africa1956 (Rangers)
USA1962 (Hibs)
Denmark1966 (Rangers)
Norway1966 (Dundee Utd)
Sweden1966 (Dundee Utd)
Germany1969 (Rangers)
Iceland1975 (Celtic)
Australia1976 (Cardiffl)
Netherlands1979 (Ipswich)
Poland1979 (Man City)
SFR Yugoslavia1980 (Man U)
Switzerland1980 (Forest)
Uruguay1980 (Wolves)
Argentina1981 (Spurs)
Israel1981 (Liverpool)
Nigeria1981 (Southampton)
Zimbabwe1981 (Liverpool)
Canada1985 (Glentoran)
Jamaica1985 (Bangor City)
Dominica1986 (Wrexham)
Finland1988 (Dundee Utd)
France1988 (Derry)
Morocco1988 (Linfield)
Senegal1988 (Linfield)
Algeria1989 (Linfield)
Barbados1989 (Dundee Utd)
Spain1991 (Spurs)
Russia1991 (Man U)
USSR1991 (Rangers)
Guyana1992 (Cardiff)
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Montserrat1993 (Norwich)
Belgium1994 (Newcastle)
Croatia1994 (Dundee Utd)
Czech Republic1994 (Newcastle)
Serbia & Montenegro1994 (Dundee Utd)
Trinidad & Tobago1994 (Dundee Utd)
Albania1995 (Celtic)
East Germany1995 (Celtic)
Ghana1995 (Leeds)
Romania1995 (Wednesday)
Bulgaria1996 (Aberdeen)
Colombia1996 (Newcastle)
Portugal1996 (Celtic)
Liberia1997 (Arsenal)
Georgia1997 (Newcastle)
Malta1997 (Kilmarnock)
Turkey1997 (Leicester)
Angola1998 (Hearts)
Austria1998 (Hearts)
Peru1998 (Newcastle)
Greece1998 (Newcastle)
Brazil1999 (Arsenal)
Cameroon1999 (West Ham)
Chile1999 (West Ham)
Costa Rica1999 (West Ham)
Gibraltar1999 (Man U)
St Kitts & Nevis1999 (West Ham)
Ukraine1999 (Arsenal)
Mali2000 (Liverpool)
Slovakia2000 (Hearts)
DR Congo2001 (Kilmarnock)
Ecuador2001 (Hibs)
Guinea2001 (Celtic)
Japan2001 (Arsenal)
Latvia2001 (Arsenal)
Uganda2001 (Chelsea)
Benin2002 (Aberdeen)
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Côte d'Ivoire2002 (Livingston)
Togo2002 (Livingston)
Cayman Islands2003 (TNS)
China2003 (Man City)
Guadeloupe2003 (Man City)
Venezuela2003 (Dundee)
Lithuania2004 (Dunfermline)
Tunisia2004 (Rangers)
Belarus2005 (Arsenal)
Martinique2005 (Rangers)
Mexico2005 (Bolton)
South Korea2005 (Man U)
Bosnia & Herzegovina2006 (Hearts)
Egypt2006 (Spurs)
Grenada2006 (Blackburn)
Libya2006 (Drogheda)
Serbia2006 (Man U)
Congo2007 (Blackburn)
French Guiana2007 (Rangers)
Gabon2007 (Rangers)
Guam2007 (St Pats)
Iran2007 (Bolton)
Oman2007 (Bolton)
Paraguay2007 (Blackburn)
India2008 (Bohs)
Honduras2009 (Spurs)
Hungary2009 (Fulham)
Kenya2011 (Celtic)
Montenegro2011 (Man City)
Philippines2011 (Fulham)
Sierra Leone2011 (Celtic)
Antigua & Barbuda2012 (Motherwell)
Estonia2012 (Motherwell)
Haiti2012 (Sligo)
Slovenia2012 (Newcastle)
Faroe Islands2013 (Motherwell)
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  • Players capped by multiple nations are counted by the one with the most caps. Inter-toto cup, fairs cup, uefa cup, europa league, super cup, european cup, cup winners cup and champions league counted.
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