Top 10 Scottish Players to play in the Premier League

Published on 11 July 2023 at 13:00

It is very exciting times at the moment for the Scotland National Team as they have had their best ever start to a qualification campaign. A symbol of this squad's success is that many of them are playing south of the border at the highest level. However, this hasn't always been the case. So without further ado, lets look at the best Scottish players, past or present, to grace the English Premier League...


10 - Scott McTominay

In a few years time I'm sure he'll be higher on the list, but where better to start than 'McSauce.' The 26 year old has featured regularly in a star-studded Manchester United midfield making over 200 appearances since his debut in 2017.



9 - Christian Dailly

In a career that spanned over two decades, Christian Dailly was a consistent performer whenever he played. He had a stint in the Premier League with Derby County earlier on in his career, but was more well known for his seven years at West Ham.



8 - Charlie Adam

The man Thibault Courtois still has nightmares about, Charlie Adam will always be remembered for his halfway line shot for Stoke against Chelsea. However, other than this he still had a decent time down south, winning the League Cup with Liverpool and captaining the legendary Blackpool team of 2010/11.



7. Brian McClair

After spending over a decade at Manchester United, Brian Mcclair was one of the first Scottish players to make their mark in the Premier League. The striker was largely a back up to the likes of Mark Hughes and Eric Cantona, but never let Alex Ferguson down when called upon. Mcclair won four Premier League titles with the Red Devils but will be remembered most for his goal in the 1994 FA Cup Final victory against Chelsea.

6. John McGinn

A fan favourite whoever he plays for, John McGinn has now played four seasons in the top flight for Aston Villa. Known for his unique ball retaining ability, the midfielder still maintains he'd be playing for 'Yeovil' if it wasn't for his 'backside.'



5. Colin Hendry

While most of England may remember Colin Hendry as the guy who Gazza chipped in Euro 96', he is still regarded as a club legend at Ewood Park, where he helped Blackburn win the Premier League. Known as 'Braveheart', Hendry spent eight years at Rovers and also had a spell at Coventry later on in his career.



4. Duncan Ferguson

In 2001, two men burgled Duncan Ferguson's home, they both ended up in hospital. This story epitomises the hardest player to ever grace the Premier League. The bullish striker spent over a decade playing for Everton over two spells and is still adored by the Goodison Park faithful to this day.



3. Gary McAllister

Winning the last ever First Division with Leeds, Gary McAllister perhaps peaked pre-Premier League era. Nevertheless, the midfielder had subsequent spells at Coventry and Liverpool, winning the 'Mickey Mouse treble' with the latter in 2001.



2. Darren Fletcher

The most decorated Scot in Premier League history, the ever reliable Darren Fletcher won five league titles in his twelve years at Manchester United. Despite having serious health issues that stopped him for playing for over two years, the midfielder didn't miss a minute of football for six months in 2015 while playing for West Brom.



1. Andy Robertson

When Andy Robertson moved from Hull to Liverpool in 2017, not even the most loyal of kopites could have predicted his success. The left back has been an instrumental part of a Liverpool team that has won every trophy imaginable over the past five years.




By Alistair Gordon


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