SA Trivia: Name the World Cup winners who have played in MLS

Since MLS's 1996 launch, at least one World Cup champion from 1990 to 2014 has played in the league. How many of the 11 can you name?


World Cup champions in MLS

2014 Germany -- Bastian Schweinsteiger
Chicago Fire, 2017-19 (86 games-8 goals-15 assists)

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2010 Spain -- David Villa
NYCFC, 2015-18 (124-80-26)

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2006 Italy -- Alessandro Nesta
Montreal Impact, 2012-13 (31-0-1)

2006 Italy -- Andrea Pirlo
NYCFC, 2015-17 (62-1-18)

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2002 Brazil -- Kaka
Orlando City, 2015-17 (75-24-22)

2002 Brazil -- Kleberson
Philadelphia Union, 2013 (11-1-2)

2002 Brazil -- Denilson
FC Dallas, 2007 (9-1-0)

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1998 France -- Thierry Henry
NY Red Bulls, 2010-14 (135-52-49)

1998 France -- Youri Djorkaeff
MetroStars/NY Red Bulls, 2005-06 (48-13-12)

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1994 Brazil -- Branco (Brazil)
MetroStars, 1997 (11-1-2)

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1990 West Germany -- Lothar Mathaeus (West Germany)
MetroStars, 2000 (21-0-3)

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1 comment about "SA Trivia: Name the World Cup winners who have played in MLS".
  1. Robert Robertson, February 13, 2020 at 9:18 a.m.

    Wouldn't a more important statistic be how MLS developed players became World Cup Champions. The goal for the future should be for that to occur. I say this while still welcoming those players who are nearing their careers end and understanding the positive effect they have had. Beckham coming to the US was worth every penny just for the recognition the sport achieved in the public's mind in the USA

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