English team was first to be banished (6)
I believe the answer is:
'be banished' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)
'english team was first' is the wordplay.
'english' becomes 'e' (abbreviation).
'team' becomes 'xi' (eleven, a football team).
'was first' becomes 'led'.
'to' acts as a link.
(Other definitions for exiled that I've seen before include "Forced to live in another country" , "Sent away" , "Sent to live abroad" , "Expelled from one's country" , "Cast out" .)