The Premier League will have more players represented at Euro 2016 than any other league in the world, with nearly one-fifth of the players going to France hailing from England’s top flight.
103 of the 552 players selected for the European Championship finals exercise their trade in the Premier League, a total 46 greater than any other league.
Boosted recently by the most lucrative television deal football has ever seen, the Premier League’s global impact continues to grow. 18 of the 24 competing nations have chosen at least one Premier League player, while the squads for England, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Belgium all have more than 10.
57 Bundesliga players have been called up for the tournament, with Joachim Löw’s squad boasting just 10 players from the German top tier. The Italian Serie A is the third-most represented division, with 52 players going to France, including 18 of their 23-man squad.
La Liga, home to Champions League finalists Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, as well as European heavyweights Barcelona and Europa League winners Sevilla, will have just 34 players at the Euros. That is even fewer than the Turkish Super Lig’s 35.
England’s second tier, the Championship, meanwhile, will provide more players to Euro 2016 squads than the French top flight, with 31. Oil-rich champions of France, Paris St-Germain, will have only four players on show in this home international tournament.
Along with Juventus, Liverpool is the most represented team at the tournament, with 12 players selected each. Tottenham is next, with 11 players going to France, followed by Manchester United, with 10, and Barcelona and Bayern Munich, on nine each.
Other Premier League teams with significant representation in the squads are Arsenal, with eight, Southampton, with seven, Chelsea and Manchester City, with six, and Everton and Stoke, with five. Champions Leicester will have only four players at the competition after Roy Hodgson decided to cut Danny Drinkwater from his final list.