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The UK might not have the best weather but South American players give up the sun, sea and sand to line up for a Premier League side on a cold, wet, windy night in Stoke.

The Premier League is the biggest shop window in the world and South American players know if they're a success here then a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona is very much on the cards.

Throughout the years we've seen some of the most talented players light up the game in England. With Luis Suárez, Philippe Coutinho, Sergio Agüero and Carlos Tevez are some of the success stories. But for every Agüero there is an Afonso Alves.

With this in mind, we've taken a look back at some of the best South American stars of the Premier League era as well as a number of flops. Take a trip down memory lane.

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