Best American Players in Europe | UEFA Champions League

Best American Players in Europe |  UEFA Champions League

Pioneers

The first American to play in a UEFA tournament: Kyula Wisney
14/09/76: Lears 1-0 Hajj split (first leg of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup)

First American in the Champions Trophy : Steve Tritch
03/10/90: Spartak Moscow 2-0 Sparta Brock (Go first round)

First American to play in the UEFA Champions League : Joan Grovsky
10/16/96: Atletico Madrid 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (Groups)

First American in the final: Clint Dempsey
05/12/10: Atletico Madrid 2-1 AB Fulham (UEFA Europa League, Hamburg)

First Americans to win UEFA tournament: Alex Grieger, Gina Lewandowski
17/05/08 Umeå 1-1 FFC Frankfurt

24/05/08 FFC Frankfurt 3-2 Umeå

Tamarcus Beasley in trainingTy Getty Images

Most American appearances in Champions Club Cup / UEFA Champions League (including qualifications)
35: Christian Pulisic (Dortmund, Chelsea)
27 =
Tamarcus Beasley (PSV Eindhoven, Rangers)
27 =
Jermaine Jones (Leverkusen, Schalke)
20:
Sacha Klejasthan (Underlite)
17:
Claudio Raina (Rangers)

America’s highest score in the Champions Club Cup / UEFA Champions League
6: Tamarcus Beasley (PSV Eindhoven, Rangers)
5: Christian Pulisic (Dortmund, Chelsea)
3: Sacha Klejasthan (Underlite)
2 = Brian Jersey (Haboyal Kriyat Shmona)
2 = Fabian Johnson (Wolfsburg, Manchengladbach)
2 = Jermaine Jones (Leverkusen, Schalke)
2 = Weston McKinney (Schalke, Juventus)

Brad Friedel

Brad FriedelFP AFP / Getty Images

One American appears more in UEFA club matches *
43: Christian Pulisic (Dortmund, Chelsea)
40 =
Brad Friedel (Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa, Tottenham)
40 =
Tim Howard (Manchester United, Everton)
39:
Jermaine Jones (Leverkusen, Schalke)
37:
Okuchi Oneyev (La Louvre, Standard Lease, Twente, Sporting CB, Malaga)
34:
Sacha Klejasthan (Underlite)

America’s highest score in UEFA club matches *
7: Clint Dempsey (Fulham, Tottenham)
6: Tamarcus Beasley (PSV Eindhoven, Rangers)
5:
Christian Pulisic (Dortmund, Chelsea)
4 = Josie Altidore (Villarreal, AZ Alcmar)
4 = Sacha Klejasthan (Underlite)
3 = Jermaine Jones (Leverkusen, Schalke)
3 = Okuchi Oneyev (La Louvre, Standard Lease, Twente, Sporting CB, Malaga)

Christian Press

Christian Press© Tyrus ö FF

Most appearances of an American in UEFA club matches
34: Gina Lewandowski (FFC Frankfurt, Bavaria)
22: Janelle Guardia (Fortuna Hjoring, Fiorentina)
17: Ali Grieger (FFC Frankfurt, Tyrus)
15: Kristen Press (Gothenburg, Tyrus)
13: Ella Masar (Rosenkard, Wolfsburg)

America’s highest scores in UEFA club matches
12 = Kristen Press (Gothenburg, Tyrus)
7: Senate Farelli (Appallon)
5: Sam Mavis (Manchester City)
4 = Regina Holan (Sparta Brock)
4 = Sarah Huffman (Rhea)
4 = Jennifer Benson (Energy Voronezh)
4 = Catherine Walker (PK-35)

* UEFA Club Tournament Champions Club Cup / UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League, European Cup Winner’s Cup, UEFA Super Cup, European / South American Cup and UEFA Cup Inter Toto

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