World Cup 2014 squads by club

Manchester United don’t top many lists these days, but when it comes to having the most representatives at the World Cup, they’re the Premier League’s best.

A breakdown of the players set to turn out at this year’s World Cup in Brazil shows that the Premier League provides by far the most players and the Red Devils are the top contributors to that number.

United’s 14 players is one more than Arsenal manage, while Chelsea and Liverpool are one further behind with 12 players each. However, if players who have been out on loan are considered, it’s the Blues who would be leading the way.

Premier League club-by-club representatives:

Man Utd – 14
Arsenal – 13
Chelsea – 12
Liverpool – 12
Man City – 10
Tottenham – 7
Southampton – 6
Everton – 5
Newcastle – 5
QPR – 4
Stoke – 4
Swansea – 4
Aston Villa – 2
Hull – 2
West Brom – 2
Crystal Palace -1
Leicester -1
Sunderland -1
Burnley – 0
West Ham – 0

Number of representatives by league:

1. Premier League (England) – 110
2. Serie A (Italy) – 81
3. Bundesliga (Germany) – 73
4. Primera Division (Spain) – 62
5. Ligue 1 (France) – 47
6. Premier League (Russia) – 34
7. Liga MX (Mexico) – 26
8. Super Lig (Turkey) – 24
9. Primera Division (Portugal) – 22
9. MLS (USA) – 22

post by Funsho Fagbure