How many players from each club are at the World Cup?
For most soccer players, there isn’t a greater honour than being selected to play for your national team at the World Cup.
But after the glamour and excitement of Brazil, majority of the players will return to Europe once again to represent their clubs when the league season starts up again.
But which club is most represented at Brazil in 2014?
A look at the stats reveals that Chelsea have had 15 of their contracted players play for their national team in the first 32 matches in Brazil.
Interestingly, Manchester City, who won the 2013-2014 English Premier League, have 10 less international players than Chelsea, and four less than Manchester United who finished seventh last season.
Unsurprisingly, the English Premier League can boast the most amount of international players at the World Cup with almost double that of the German Bundesliga or Spain’s La Liga. But looking at the finals of UEFA Champions League back in May this year, only two of the quarter finalists were from England (Manchester United & Chelsea), with three Spanish(Atletico Madrid, Barcelona & champions, Real Madrid), two German (Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund) and one French team (Paris Saint-Germain) being ranked as the strongest in Europe.
The strength of Bundesliga team Bayern Munich cannot be underestimated, as seven of their signed players have represented Germany so far.