The Daily Record has ranked the “50 most influential foreigners in Scottish football history” in a new guide released this week.

The Scottish news outlet has ranked the 50 players from foreign shores who’ve left the most lasting impact on the beautiful game in Scotland.

From Johnny Hubbard to Rudi Skacel, from Marvin Andrews to Jorge Cadete, the comprehensive list considers the impact footballers had not just on their clubs but the game here.

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Brian Laudrup scored 45 goals in 151 appearances for Rangers, winning five trophies with the Ibrox club in four years (1994-98). Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford/Allsport

However, it was always going to come down to only two players for the number one spot in the Daily Record list.

Rangers winger Brian Laudrup is considered by many to be undeniably the most humble, graceful and exceptional talent to share the game in Scotland.

For others, Celtic striker Henrik Larsson is considered the most influential and talented foreign player to kick a ball for any club here.



Naturally, the Old Firm are split over their respective Scandinavians.

But the Daily Record’s choice of Celtic’s Swede Larsson in first and Rangers’ Great Dane Laudrup in second is sure to cause disagreement between supporters.

There’s an argument that both players are amongst the last truly world-class footballers to play in Scotland.

The Laudrup v Larsson argument is also age-old and has shades of the Alfredo Morelos and Odsonne Edouard debate which rages today.

Henrik Larsson scored 242 goals 315 matches for Celtic, winning eight trophies in seven years. Mandatory Credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

But like the conversation between the Colombian and his French U21 counterpart, is there only actually one winner?

And does that depend on which team you support?

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