Salah, De Bruyne, Eriksen among every Premier League club’s most capped international

Ian Watson
Egypt striker Mo Salah, Belgium captain Kevin De Bruyne, and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Egypt striker Mo Salah, Belgium captain Kevin De Bruyne, and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen.

More than 1600 international caps between this lot, with six centurions and others edging towards 100 featuring among a few big names and some other international stalwarts.

Here is every Premier League’s most-capped player…


Arsenal: Mohamed Elneny
The midfielder might struggle to get a game for Arsenal these days but he’s had no such problems for his country – at least not before he was injured in January. Were it not for that knee problem, Elneny would probably have hit the century mark for Egypt. As it is, he’s on 98.


Aston Villa: Robin Olsen
When Bertrand Traore took his 74 caps for Burkina Faso to Villarreal, the winger left Sweden keeper Olsen as Villa’s most capped with 72, while Youri Tielemans has 67 caps for Belgium.


Bournemouth: Ryan Christie
It’s tight among the Cherries for most caps. Christie is one ahead of Chris Mepham (45) and while Tyler Adams has 38 caps for United States.


Brentford: Saman Ghoddos
The Iran midfielder leapfrogged is one short of the half-century, though he also has a couple for Sweden.


Brighton: James Milner
The England veteran is way out in front, though none of his 61 England caps were earned as a Seagull and, barring something extraordinary, he won’t add to that tally. It’s a similar tale for 42-cap Danny Welbeck, which leaves Ecuador’s Pervis Estupinan (38) as the most-capped active international on Brighton’s books.


Burnley: Johann Berg Gudmundsson
The Clarets midfielder has 91 caps from a 15-year career with Iceland having made his international debut aged 17. Gudmundsson is still going strong, captaining his country in all of their Euro 2024 qualifiers.


Chelsea: Thiago Silva
Just the 113 Brazil caps for Thiago Silva following his debut in 2008. That could be it, though, since the 39-year-old hasn’t featured for his country since the World Cup in Qatar.


Crystal Palace: Jordan Ayew
The Ghana forward is on 98 caps and intent on adding more to his tally. “I’m still young,” said the 30-year-old last year. “I want to keep going. I know I still have more years to come.”


Everton: Idrissa Gueye
The midfielder hit the century for Senegal last summer since when he’s added a couple more caps to his stash. No one has played more for Senegal.


Fulham: Raul Jimenez
Fulham added over 160 caps to their collective total when they signed Jimenez and Alex Iwobi last the summer. Jimenez is still going for Mexico on 104, while Iwobi has 77 for Nigeria. In between them, Willian has 70 Brazil caps but none for almost four years.


Liverpool: Mo Salah
Just the 56 goals in 98 Egypt caps for Salah so far. When he hit his half-century a year ago, that made Egypt the only African nation with more than one player to have scored at least 50 international goals. The other: Egypt record goalscorer Hossam Hassan, though Salah might fancy his chances of beating his tally of 68.


Luton: Issa Kabore 
Kabore overtook ex-England midfielder Ross Barkley’s 33 caps in recent months and he now sits on 40 for Burkina Faso.


Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne
The Belgium star is stuck on 99 caps, though his century will surely come soon – though not in the current break because he wasn’t called up. Which allows Mateo Kovacic, currently on 98 for Croatia, to draw level.


Manchester United: Christian Eriksen
United have two centurions within their ranks, with Eriksen on 127 caps for Denmark, which is remarkable since he came back from the dead in his 109th, while Jonny Evans has accumulated 106 for Northern Ireland.


Newcastle: Fabian Schar
The Toon centre-back has spent a decade on the international stage in which time he’s collected 79 caps for Switzerland, 73 as a starter. But the 31-year-old struggled to retain his place of late.


Nottingham Forest: Wayne Hennessey
Forest’s third-choice goalkeeper has played more for his country than any club in recent seasons, and he’s still going for Wales on 109.

Wales vs Iran


Sheffield United: Oliver Norwood 
The Northern Ireland midfielder remains some way ahead of Republic of Ireland’s John Egan (36), even if Norwood’s 57th and final cap came five years ago.


Tottenham: Ivan Perisic
The Croatia veteran has amassed 129 caps, though he might be concerned about adding to that total after his ACL injury. Heung-min Son is chugging up behind on 124 caps for South Korea.


West Ham: Edson Alvarez
The Mexico midfielder might only be 25 but he’s already gathered 76 caps since making his international debut as a 19-year-old in 2017. Czech Republic captain Tomas Soucek isn’t far behind on 67.


Wolves: Hwang Hee-chan
Wolves lost a lot of international experience in the summer when Jimenez, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves were packed off with their collective total of almost 300 caps. So Hwang Hee-chan became the most-capped player at Molineux with 64 South Korea appearances.

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