The dream for players who get on the plane to play professional football abroad is to go on to climb as high up the footballing pyramid and get as much success as possible. Some will stay in these foreign countries and get into national competitions such as the Europa League while others return to the professional leagues in England.
However, this is not the reality for everyone. Many Englishmen who travel abroad to enhance their football career will have to return without the success they crave and go into the non league system. Fawzi Saadi had gone to Algeria, but had to return to England after one year in the African country. He went on to play for Bournemouth Poppies where he is now the captain and head coach:
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