AustraliaDay

By Michael Wade. LAST UPDATED January 26th, 2016

The Premier League's best Australian imports

Jedinak, Cahill, Schwarzer and plenty more

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Australia has provided the Premier League with plenty of talent through the years.

To celebrate Australia Day here is a look back at some of the best Aussies to test themselves in England.

In the opening season of Premier League football Australia was well represented. Mark Bosnich at Aston Villa was the highest profile and went to make over 200 appearances in the top flight as well as spending time with Manchester United, where he won the league title, and Chelsea.

Between 1994 and 1998 Robbie Slater had spells with Blackburn, West Ham and Southampton and during his time at Ewood Park became the first Aussie to win the Premier League.Harry Kewell

By that point Harry Kewell had broken through at Leeds and went on to have a successful Premier League career at Elland Road and then with Liverpool where he won the FA Cup and Champions League among other things.

Mark Schwarzer also made the move to England in the mid-1990s and went on to become one of the most recognisable faces of the Premier League era, playing for Middlesbrough, Fulham, Chelsea and Leicester in a remarkable career that is still going strong.

Tim Cahill is arguably the most popular Australian ever to grace the Premier League thanks to an eight-year spell at Everton in which he was one of the fiercest competitors around, capable of scoring brilliant goals and then celebrating them in trademark fashion by fighting the corner flag.Melbourne Heart v Everton

After moving south from Celtic in 2000 Mark Viduka went on to spend the best part of a decade in the division with Leeds, Middlesbrough and finally Newcastle, scoring 82 goals in the process.

Lucas Neill (Blackburn, West Ham and Everton), Brett Emerton (Blackburn) and Stan Lazaridis (West Ham and Birmingham) also deserve a mention for their time in England.

Current Australians in the top-flight are Bournemouth goalkeeper Adam Federici, Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak, Liverpool left-back Brad Smith and Schwarzer.

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