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John Harkes was the first american soccer player to play in the Premier league. PLaying for Sheffield Wednesday in the EPL's inaugural season. Harkes played 5 seasons in the EPL and a couple more in league 1. Finished his career with 90 National team caps.

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Joseph Yobo - Everton

Ade Akinbiyi - Sheffield United, Leicester City, Norwich City

Daniel Amokachi - Everton

Victor Anichebe - Everton

Celestine Babayaro - Newcastle United, Chelsea

Efan Ekoku - Wimbledon, Norwich City

Dickson Etuhu - Fulham, Sunderland

Finidi George - Ipswich Town

Blessing Kanu - Bolton Wanderers

Nwankwo Kanu - Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal

Obafemi Martins - Newcastle United

John Obi Mikel - Chelsea

Jay-Jay Okocha - Bolton Wanderers

Isaac Okoronkwo - Wolverhampton Wanderers

Seyi Olofinjana - Hull City, Stoke City

Danny Shittu - Bolton Wanderers, Watford

Sam Sodje - Reading

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Kanu was the first Nigerian to make it big in Ajax of Amsterdam.

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i think is jay jay okocha or Kanu

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Teddy Sheringham

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