The number of European footballers dominating their competitions is numerous.
From Marcus Rashford in the Premier League to Karim Benzema in La Liga and even Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League, the list goes on.
But in New Zealand’s own Southern League lies one of the most dominant.
Garbhan Coughlan was born and raised in the Republic of Ireland and throughout his university years was a regular in the second division with Limerick FC and Athlone Town.
But in 2017 he decided to uproot his life and move to New Zealand, in hopes of greater financial security.
“Contracts only ran for 42 weeks a year, which was good finishing school and through uni.
“But trying to make your way in the world, it's difficult to get a mortgage if you’re only on that type of contract.”
Coughlan was recruited by a coach in Dunedin who persuaded him to live there and play for local side Southern FC, and he loved it.
“I lived by the beach – one street back from St Clair – so having that on the doorstep was really nice.
“Working in football was obviously something that I like doing so when I got the opportunity to do it was an easy decision to make.”