Since its inception in 1992, the Premier League has benefited hugely from the influx of foreign imports. The FA, of course, would dispute that, given the reduction in the number of English players that many cite as the reason for the national team's failures.
For those more concerned with club matters, they have revolutionised the game with their often technical superiority over their British counterparts.
Manchester City have had their fair share. Some have been unsuccessful, but many have enriched their side and the league as a whole. Here, we take a look at the club's 20 best in recent times.
The criteria for inclusion is straightforward. Any player signed from a club outside the Premier League since 1992 was eligible, and then players were ranked on the basis of their value for money, their reputation with the City fans and the success they enjoyed during their time at the club.