Borussia Mönchengladbach still harbour hopes of one day signing Reece Oxford on a permanent deal. - © imago
Borussia Mönchengladbach still harbour hopes of one day signing Reece Oxford on a permanent deal. - © imago
Bundesliga

Hargreaves, Keegan, Burke and the top Brits to have played in the Bundesliga

Reece Oxford has returned to West Ham, all the better for an eye-opening loan stint in the Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The 19-year-old English defender turned out three times in the German top flight, but how does he stack up compared to some of his Bundesliga predecessors from good old Blighty? bundesliga.com takes a closer look...

1) Owen Hargreaves (Bayern Munich, 2000-07)

The most decorated Brit in Bundesliga terms, Owen Hargreaves joined Bayern's youth setup at the tender age of 16. The Calgary-born midfielder won a Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League double in his debut season with the first team in 2000/01, and became a regular fixture in the side for years to come.

Hargreaves lifted a further three Bundesliga titles and a trio of DFB Cups in his time in Germany, during which he totalled 145 Bundesliga appearances. He was named England Player of the Year in 2006, but never fully recovered from a leg break suffered that same year. After stop-start spells with Manchester United and Man City, chronic injury forced him to retire in 2012.

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