‘Chicharito’ turns 30: meet CONCACAF’s European stars

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Javier ‘Chicarito’ Hernández turns 30 today; where does he rank among Europe’s top North, Central American and Caribbean performers?

 

Most appearances by a CONCACAF national player in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

48: Javier Hernández (MEX – Man. United, Real Madrid, Leverkusen)
46:
 Rafael Márquez (MEX – Monaco, Barcelona)
36: Keylor Navas (CRC – Real Madrid)
36: Dwight Yorke (TRI – Man. United)
34: Atiba Hutchinson (CAN – København, Beşiktaş)
34: Emilio Izaguirre (HON – Celtic)
32: Héctor Herrera (MEX – Porto)
27: DaMarcus Beasley (USA – PSV Eindhoven, Rangers)
27: Jermaine Jones (USA – Leverkusen, Schalke)
27: Hugo Sánchez (MEX – Real Madrid)

Top-scoring CONCACAF national players in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

17: Hugo Sánchez (MEX – Real Madrid)
14: Javier Hernandez (MEX – Man. United, Real Madrid, Leverkusen)
11: Dwight Yorke (TRI – Man. United)
6: DaMarcus Beasley (USA – PSV Eindhoven, Rangers)
6: Nery Castillo (MEX – Olympiacos, Shakhtar)
5: Héctor Herrera (MEX – Porto)
5: Tomasz Radzinski (CAN – Anderlecht)
5: Carlos Vela (MEX – Arsenal, Real Sociedad)
4: Hector Herrera (MEX – Porto)
4: Raúl Jiménez (MEX – Atlético Madrid, Benfica)

Atiba Hutchinson: 100+ UEFA competition appearances

Atiba Hutchinson: 100+ UEFA competition appearances©AFP/Getty Images

Most appearances by CONCACAF national players in UEFA club competition*

103: Atiba Hutchinson (CAN – København, PSV Eindhoven, Beşiktaş)
56: Rafael Márquez (MEX – Monaco, Barcelona)
54: Javier Hernandez (MEX – Man. United, Real Madrid, Leverkusen)
51: Dwight Yorke (TRI – Aston Villa, Man. United, Blackburn)
49: Keylor Navas (CRC – Levante, Real Madrid)
48: Bryan Ruiz (CRC – Gent, Twente, Sporting CP)
45: Emilio Izaguirre (HON – Celtic)
45: Hugo Sánchez (MEX – Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid)
40: Brad Friedel (USA – Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa, Tottenham)
40: Tim Howard (USA – Man. United, Everton)

Julio Dely Valdés with the Cup Winners' Cup

Julio Dely Valdés with the Cup Winners’ Cup©Getty Images

Top-scoring CONCACAF national players in UEFA club competition*

24: Hugo Sánchez (MEX – Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid)
17: Julio Dely Valdés (PAN – Cagliari, Paris, Málaga)
16: Javier Hernandez (MEX – Man. United, Real Madrid, Leverkusen)
16: Tomasz Radzinski (CAN – Germinal Beerschot, Anderlecht)
13: Dwight Yorke (TRI – Aston Villa, Man. United, Blackburn)
11: Olivier Occean (CAN – Odd, Lillestrøm)
8: Bryan Ruiz (CRC – Gent, Twente, Sporting CP))
7: Clint Dempsey (USA – Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur)
7: Giovani dos Santos (MEX – Barcelona, Tottenham, Galatasaray, Villarreal)
6: Michael Barrantes (CRC – Aalesund)
6: DaMarcus Beasley (USA – PSV Eindhoven, Rangers)
6: Nery Castillo (MEX – Olympiacos, Shakhtar, Man. City, Aris Thessaloniki)

CONCACAF European achievements

Hugo Sánchez with the UEFA Cup in 1986

Hugo Sánchez with the UEFA Cup in 1986©Getty Images

First CONCACAF national to win a UEFA club competition
Hugo Sánchez (Real Madrid 5-3agg Köln, 1985/86 UEFA Cup)

Only CONCACAF national to have won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
Julio Dely Valdés (Paris 1-0 Rapid Wien, 1995/96)

CONCACAF nationals who have won the European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League
Dwight Yorke (Man. United, 1998/99)
Rafael Márquez (Barcelona, 2005/06)
Keylor Navas (Real Madrid, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18)

CONCACAF nationals who have been European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League runners-up
Javier Hernández (Barcelona 3-1 Man. United, 2010/11)

CONCACAF nationals who have been UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League runners-up
Clint Dempsey (Atlético Madrid 2-1aet Fulham, 2010/11)

Three-time UEFA Champions League winner Keylor Navas

Three-time UEFA Champions League winner Keylor Navas©Getty Images

Nation-by-nation: Most appearances by CONCACAF nationals in UEFA club competition*

Jamaica's Leon Bailey celebrates a Leverkusen goal

Jamaica’s Leon Bailey celebrates a Leverkusen goal©Getty Images

Andrew Cole, Sir Alex Ferguson and Dwight Yorke

Andrew Cole, Sir Alex Ferguson and Dwight Yorke©Getty Images

ANGUILLA: none
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA:
 none
ARUBA:
 none
BARBADOS:
 5 – Emmerson Boyce (Wigan)
BAHAMAS:
 none
BELIZE:
 none
BERMUDA:
 none
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS:
 none
CANADA:
 103 – Atiba Hutchinson (København, PSV Eindhoven, Beşiktaş)
CAYMAN ISLANDA:
 none
COSTA RICA:
 49 – Keylor Navas (Levante, Real Madrid)
CUBA:
 2 – Alain García (Nõmme Kalju)
CURAÇAO:
 none
DOMINICA:
 none
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
 none
EL SALVADOR:
 4 – Víctor Dubón (FC Jazz)
GRENADA:
 12 – Brendon Batson (West Brom)
GUATEMALA:
 8 – Carlos Ruiz (Aris Thessaloniki)
GUYANA:
 none
HAITI:
 28 – Kim Jaggy (Grasshopper Club)
HONDURAS:
 45 – Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic)
JAMAICA:
 14 – Leon Bailey (Genk, Leverkusen)
MEXICO:
 56 – Rafael Márquez (Monaco, Barcelona)
MONTSERRAT:
 none
NICARAGUA:
 2 – Juan Barrera (Altach)
PANAMA:
 38 – Julio Dely Valdés (Cagliari, Paris, Málaga)
PUERTO RICO:
 none
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS:
 none
SAINT LUCIA:
 none
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES:
 2 – Cornelius Stewart (VPS Vaasa)
SURINAM:
 none
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: 51 – Dwight Yorke (Aston Villa, Man. United, Blackburn Rovers)
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS: none
UNITED STATES: 40 – Brad Friedel (Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa, Tottenham) & Tim Howard (Man. United, Everton)
US VIRGIN ISLANDS: none

 

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