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Klavan makes historic mark for Estonia

2 Jan 2018
Ragnar Klavan, Liverpool

Liverpool centre-back became the first player from east European nation to register Premier League goal with winner at Burnley

Ragnar Klavan's stoppage-time winner for Liverpool on New Year's Day proved a landmark moment for one nation.

The Liverpool centre-back became the first Estonian to score in the Premier League, as he headed in for a 2-1 victory at Burnley.

In so doing, Estonia became the 97th different nation to have a player score in the Premier League.

Only one man had represented Estonia in the Premier League before Klavan: goalkeeper Mart Poom, who racked up 138 appearances for Derby County, Sunderland and Arsenal.

But there is little immediate hope of a century of different goalscoring nationalities in the competition.

While 15 nations have had players in the Premier League who have yet to score, none are playing in the competition at present.

The nations are: Albania, Bolivia, Cape Verde Islands, Cyprus, Equatorial Guinea, Faroe Islands, Guadeloupe, Guinea-Bissau, Kosovo, Lithuania, Malta, Oman, Pakistan, Seychelles and Zambia.

See: Goals by nation

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