Nottingham Forest have signed plenty of players since 2010 with some proving better than others over the years at the City Ground.

One aspect of Forest’s recruitment strategy that hasn’t been welcomed by supporters is the overseas side of things.

Some of the more cynical supporters like to think that foreign talent is a complete waste of time, although that isn’t always the case.

Here at Nottingham Forest News, we looked at the ten best non-British Isles players since 2010.

10) Dani Pinillos

Pinillos spent two seasons at Forest and quickly showcased what he was all about.

He would have played more for the club were it not for a serious knee injury and his defining moment was an injury-time equaliser against Derby.

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9) Tobias Figueiredo

A current member of the squad, Figueiredo has been back in form under Chris Hughton.

Signed for £1.3 million prior to the 2018/19 campaign when Aitor Karanka was the manager.

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8) Alex Milosevic

The Swedish defender only played 12 times for Forest, signing at a time when the club was desperately short of defenders.

Milosevic proved a great piece of business for the Reds and plenty of supporters were disappointed to see him leave so quickly.

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7) Joao Carvalho

In terms of being the most technically gifted since 2010, some would place the Portuguese player right at the top of any list.

Plenty would love to see him in the team now but after struggling for consistency, he’s on loan with Almeira in the Spanish second tier.

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6) Bojan Jokic

Another player Forest had on loan who they should have moved heaven and earth to sign permanently.


Now 34, the Slovenian international played 21 times for the Reds having joined from Villarreal in 2016.

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5) Nelson Oliveira

Arguably the best signing of Dougie Freedman’s time at the club.

The Portuguese striker was signed on loan despite the club operating under a transfer embargo.

He scored nine goals in 29 appearances, with memorable strikes coming against Derby and Leeds United.

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4) Eric Lichaj

What the American lacked in quality he more than made up for with sheer determination and hard work.

He made 190 appearances for the Reds and who could forget his two goals against Arsenal in the FA Cup when Forest dumped the holders out 4-2.

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3) Dorus de Vries

The Dutch goalkeeper spent three years at the City Ground and spent a lot of his time playing second fiddle.

He played 63 times for the Reds and kept 15 clean sheets before heading to Celtic in 2016 where he finished his career.

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2) Adlene Guedioura

The Algerian midfielder was truly sensational during his first spell at the City Ground on loan from Wolves. His presence in midfield helped the Reds stay in the Championship during 2011/12.

Guedioura returned to the club in 2018 and although he wasn’t quite as effective, supporters will fondly remember his first spell on Trentside.

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1) Radoslaw Majewski

The attack-minded midfielder proved a revelation when he checked in from Polonia Warsaw in 2010.

With an abundance of tricks and a stunning array of passing, Majewski quickly adhered himself to the club’s supporters.

In 162 appearances for the club, he scored 19 goals and registered 22 assists, with a memorable first goal coming against Derby County.

Majewski scored another cracker in a game away at West Brom and proved a real hit at the City Ground.

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