Kevin Pogorzelski Date: 20th June 2020 at 4:00pm
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Over the course of the coronavirus lockdown and absence of Serie A, and football in general across the world, our Italians Abroad series has chronicled the journeys of many Italian footballers to have displayed their skills outside the peninsula.

We've taken a look at how Italian exports have fared around Europe, from Spain, England, Germany and France to Switzerland, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Whether through winners medals around their necks, cult status, length of stay or records achieved, success can be extremely difficult to measure, however, as calcio returns we have attempted to list the top 10 Italian exports.

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8. Marco Simone – Paris Saint-Germain,


The four-time champion left the home comforts of AC Milan in the summer of 1997 and became an instant success in the French capital with Paris Saint-Germain, winning a domestic cup double and being named in his first campaign.

Simone then left the Parisians for Ligue 1 rivals and played a vital role – 21 in 34 appearances – in them clinching the 1999/00 league title and would end his career with the club, after briefly returning to the Rossoneri.

7. Luca Toni – Bayern Munich, Al Nasr


The €12m Bayern Munich paid Fiorentina for Toni in 2007 was instantly rewarded with 39 goals in 46 appearances helping the Bavarians reclaim the Bundesliga title, the German Cup, in which the striker was the match-winner, and reach the UEFA Cup semi-finals.

However, after another impressive goal scoring performance in his second campaign in Germany, the 2006 World Cup winner clashed with incoming coach Louis van Gaal and was forced to head back to Serie A.

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