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Shinji Kagawa becomes the first Asian to score a hat-trick in the Premier League

Manchester United v Norwich City - Premier League

Shinji Kagawa, Manchester United forward, is the first ever Asian to score a hat-trick in the English Premier League. The young Japanese footballer has a lot to look forward to after Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Norwich City in yesterday’s Premier League game.

Here’s a list of all the Asian footballers that have played in the Premier League:

PlayerNationalityFor
Dong FangzhuoChinaManchester United
Li TieChinaEverton
Li WeifengChinaEverton
Sun JihaiChinaManchester City
Zheng ZhiChinaCharlton Athletic
Shinji KagawaJapanManchester United
Junichi InamotoJapanWest Bromwich, Arsenal, Fulham
Ryo MiyaichiJapanWigan Athletic, Arsenal, Bolton Wanderers
Maya YoshidaJapanSouthampton
Hidetoshi NakataJapanBolton Wanderers
Kazuyuki TodaJapanTottenham Hotspur
Karim BagheriIranCharlton Athletic
Andranic TeymourianIranFullham, Bolton Wanderers
Ashkan DejagahIranFulham
Ji Dong-WonKorea RepublicSunderland
Cho Won-HeeKorea RepublicWigan Athletic
Kim Do-HeonKorea RepublicWest Bromwich
Lee Chung-YongKorea RepublicBolton Wanderers
Lee Dong-GookKorea RepublicMiddlesbrough
Lee Young-PyoKorea RepublicTottenham Hotspur
Park Chu-YoungKorea RepublicArsenal
Seol Ki-HyeonKorea RepublicFullham, Reading
Ki Sung-YuengKorea RepublicSwansea City
Park Ji-SungKorea RepublicQueens Park Rangers, Manchester United
Yoon Suk-YoungKorea RepublicQueens Park Rangers
Ali Al HabsiOmanWigan Athletic, Bolton Wanderers
Zesh RehmanPakistanFulham
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