Ryan Nelsen

New Zealand Olympian: 1067

One of New Zealand's finest footballing exports, the Blackburn Rovers captain has cemented his reputation as an uncompromising defender and an inspirational leader, not just in England but throughout Europe.

Regarded as one of Major League Soccer's 'best ever,' Ryan was whisked from Washington to Blackburn after standout performances for the All Whites in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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