The Premier League’s Greatest Australians

Australia has produced some fantastic players down the years and while the Socceroos have never really threatened to challenge in the World Cup, they have helped many top English sides challenge for silverware.

Since the birth of the Premier League a plethora of talent has arrived on English soil, but who are the best Australian players to grace the game in the country?

Mark Viduka

Mark Viduka was always a dominating presence on the football pitch. His arrival at Leeds in 2000 and had an immediate impact, netting 22 goals in his first season and a memorable four in a 4-3 win over Liverpool.

He spent time at Middlesbrough and Newcastle following that before retiring. While a real presence on the field, he was a much more retiring type off it, and while he could be living the footballers lifestyle in Melbourne and enjoying online casinos in Australia or drinking champagne on rooftop terraces, he actually runs a small coffee shop on the outskirts of Zagreb.

Harry Kewell

Another man who made his name in the white of Leeds United is Harry Kewell. He spent eight seasons at Elland Road, scoring 62 in just under 250 appearances.

Liverpool came calling next and a £5million deal was struck, much to the annoyance of Leeds fans. However, it proved to be a worthy move for the midfielder, lifting both the FA Cup and Champions League during his time at Anfield.

He’s still in the English game today, where he is the current manager of Barnet, having already been in the dugout at the likes of Oldham, Notts County and Crawley Town.

Tim Cahill

Arguably the Australian to have had the biggest impact on the Premier League is Tim Cahill. The ultimate professional, you wouldn’t find him in nightclubs or at real money casinos online late into the evening, he was Everton’s star man for eight seasons and put in some domineering displays that should have earned him more silverware than he received.

A twice runner-up in the FA Cup, firstly with Millwall before the Toffees, Cahill earned a staggering 108 caps for his country, becoming the all-time top goalscorer in the process.

Mark Schwarzer

The Premier League has been graced with a number of quality goalkeepers from Oz, but Mark Schwarzer stands head and toe above the rest.

The Sydney stopper spent 20 years playing in England, enjoying the number one shirt at a number of clubs, including Middlesbrough where he won the League Cup.

Later in his career, he was part of the Leicester squad that won the Premier League in miraculous fashion, as well as being a back-up goalkeeper for Chelsea’s fifth Premier League title.