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Americans in UEFA Champions League
September 14th, 2010 12:56AM
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[MAKING A LIST] Only nine American-born and -bred players have played in the UEFA Champions League proper since its launch in 1992.

The farthest an American has gone in the Champions League is DaMarcus Beasley, who played for PSV in the 2005 semifinals. He leads all players with 22 appearances for PSV and Rangers.

AMERICANS IN UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:
22 DaMarcus Beasley
PSV, 2004-05 (10 appearances)
PSV, 2005-06 (5 appearances)
Rangers, 2007-08 (5 appearances)
Rangers, 2009-10 (2 appearances)

8 Claudio Reyna
Rangers, 1999-2000 (4 appearances)
Rangers, 2000-01 (4 appearances)

8 John O’Brien
Ajax, 2001-02 (3 appearances)
Ajax, 2002-03 (5 appearances)

7 Tony Sanneh

Hertha Berlin, 1999-2000 (7 appearances)

7 Tim Howard
Manchester United, 2003-04 (7 appearances)

5 Frankie Hejduk
Bayer Leverkusen, 1999-2000 (5 appearances)

4 Robbie Russell
Rosenborg, 2004-05 (4 appearances)

2 Jovan Kirovski
Borussia Dortmund, 1996-97 (2 appearances)

2 Landon Donovan
Bayer Leverkusen, 2004-05 (2 appearances)

Note: This list includes only American-born and -bred players who played in the group stage or knockout phase.



0 comments
  1. goran kirovski
    commented on: October 30, 2010 at 8:42 p.m.
    It doesn't shock me that a writer for soccer america can't even get his stats right for the article. Jovan Kirovski is the only american to win the champions league, and has more appearances than shown above. I never quite understood the negativity towards kirovski from US reporters. I think he was a good pioneer for american players abroad.
  1. goran kirovski
    commented on: October 30, 2010 at 8:48 p.m.
    On another note Kirovski is the only american to have scored in the champions league. I guess that was another stat that was missed.
  1. DANNY SPRING
    commented on: October 30, 2010 at 11:09 p.m.
    I am a redisdent of San Diego and have followed the career of our local soccer hero. I am surprised that you did not mention that Jovan is the FIRST AND ONLY American to hoist a Champions League Trophy as well as scoring a goal AND HE WAS ONLY 20 YEARS OLD.. Now that is impressive to be THE ONLY AMERICAN to ever have that honor. I think you owe Jovan an apology for omitting that very impressive fact.

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