With Gareth Bale set to step out in the white of Real Madrid for the first time, FIFA.com recalled some of his fellow countrymen who have gone to ply their trade beyond the British Isles, including Ian Rush, Mark Hughes and John Charles.
FC Dallas extended their lead in Major League Soccer's Western Conference with a 1-0 win over ten-man
Cardiff City striker Robert Earnshaw has completed a season-long loan move to Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv, having fallen out of favour at the Welsh Club.
England are just a point away from UEFA EURO 2012 qualification after Ashley Young's goal secured a narrow 1-0 win over Wales at Wembley.
Scotland eased to their first win over Wales since February 1984 with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday in the Nations Cup and move to within a match of taking the title.
Robert Earnshaw has been ruled out for three to four weeks with a hamstring strain, meaning he will miss Wales' UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier at home to England on 26 March.