English Leagues supply the most World Cup Players

English Leagues supply the most World Cup Players1 in 7 players at World Cup 2006, are regsitered to an English club. That’s more than any other country in the world, which is a great testament to the quality of the Premiership and the supporting leagues in England.

Chelsea have the most players at the World Cup with 16, Arsenal 16, Manchester United 12 and Liverpool have 9. These are the top four clubs, supplying the World Cup with players.

Englands closest rival is Germany, who will be constibuting over 70 players.

Perhaps the most interesting statistic, only two countries are made up entirely with players, playing domestically – Italy and Saudi Arabia.

This report was compiled by Deloitte & Touche.