There were only 1-3 foreign players at the Premier League when it began in 1992 – now you will find over 300.

However, of those 2,016 non-British and Irish players to grace the best flight ever since afterward, which export may be regarded as the ideal?

The Premier League’s all-time best goalscorer Alan Shearer, former Chelsea and Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit, title winner Chris Sutton and New York Times football writer Rory Smith discussed the options to get a Premier-league Show Special (BBC Two and Bbciplayer in 19:00 GMT on Thursday).

A review has been given to the panel containing over seas players who had forced it into a PFA Team of the Year. The panel then selected what it considers the standout applicants in each area of the pitch – three goalkeepers, three defenders, three midfielders and four forwards.

From this list you can vote for your preferred in the bottom of the web page.

The outcome will be shown on this particular page and on Soccer Emphasis at 12:15 GMT on BBC One on Saturday.

IE]>The panel sit at a table to discuss the best overseas player

Goalkeepers

IE]>David de Gea - appearances 267, clean sheets 100, golden gloves 1, PL titles 1