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Wolves, more Portuguese players than many Portuguese sides

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Pin Neves is one of seven Portuguese players in Wolves' side. AFP
Neves is one of seven Portuguese players in Wolves' side. AFP

Wolves, more Portuguese players than many Portuguese sides

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Wolverhampton Wanderers' situation is rather curious. They have so many Portuguese footballers that they can argue they have more Portuguese players than many of the clubs in the Portuguese league now.

They are by far the most Portuguese side in the Premier League. Right now, there are 16 Portuguese footballers in the Premier League and almost half of them are at Wolves. 

Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, Ruben Vinagre, Pedro Neto and Burno Jordao are all at Wolves

The other nine players from Portugal are Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo for Man City, Goncalo Cardoso and Xandre Silva at West Ham, Ricardo Pereira (Leicester), Andre Gomes (Everton), Cedric Soares (Southampton) who is born in Germany to Portuguese parents, Diogo Dalot (Man Utd) and Domingos Quina of Watford. Quina is from Guinea Bissau, but has gained Portuguese citizenship. 

They have more footballers from Portugal than the starting XI's of some Portuguese first division clubs

For example, in the match between Boavista and Porto, there were just six Portuguese players in the two teams combined. It is definitely food for thought. 

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