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Americans in the UEFA Champions League
by Paul Kennedy, December 5th, 2012 11:38PM
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[MAKING A LIST] Only 15 American have played in the UEFA Champions League proper since its launch in 1992. Jovan Kirovski was the first American to play in the competition, making two appearances in Borussia Dortmund's run to the 1997 title. 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)

9 Jermaine Jones
Schalke 04, 2010-11 (4 appearances)
Schalke 04, 2012-13 (5 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)

6 Michael Parkhurst
FC Nordsjaelland, 2012-13 (5 appearances)

5 Sacha Kljestan
Anderlecht, 2012-13 (5 appearances)

5 Jovan Kirovski
Borussia Dortmund, 1996-97 (2 appearances)
Borussia Dortmund, 1997-98 (3 appearances)

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

4 Maurice Edu
Rangers, 2010-11 (4 appearances)

4 Oguchi Onyewu
Malaga, 2012-13 (3 appearances)
AC Milan, 2009-10 (1 appearance)

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

3 Benny Feilhaber
Hamburg, 2006-07 (3 appearances)

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

Note: This list includes only U.S. players who played in the group stage or knockout phase.



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