Colombia's biggest European success stories

James Rodríguez has left Real Madrid to join Bayern München on a two-year loan deal; how does the midfielder rank in terms of Colombia's most successful European campaigners?

James Rodríguez has left Real Madrid for a long-term loan at Bayern
James Rodríguez has left Real Madrid for a long-term loan at Bayern ©Getty Images

Most appearances by a Colombian in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
68:
Iván Córdoba (Internazionale)
37: Faryd Mondragón (Galatasaray)
34: James Rodríguez (Porto, Real Madrid)
28:
Jackson Martínez (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
22: Roger Cañas (Shakhter Karagandy, Astana)
21: Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina, Juventus)
19: Cristián Zapata (Udinese, Villarreal, AC Milan)
18: Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco)
17:
Robinson Zapata (Steaua Bucureşti)
14: David Ospina (Arsenal)
14:
Luis Perea (Atlético Madrid)

Top-scoring Colombians in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
14:
Jackson Martínez (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
11: Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco)
4:
Faustino Asprilla (Newcastle)
4: Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund)
4: James Rodríguez (Porto, Real Madrid)
3: Felipe Pardo (Olympiacos)
2: Roger Cañas (Shakhter Karagandy, Astana)
2: Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina, Juventus)
2: Teófilo Gutiérrez (Sporting CP)

Radamel Falcao after scoring in the 2011 UEFA Europa League final
Radamel Falcao after scoring in the 2011 UEFA Europa League final©Getty Images

Most appearances by Colombians in UEFA club competition*
92:
Iván Córdoba (Internazionale)
57: Luis Perea (Atlético Madrid)
52: Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco)
47: Fredy Guarín (Porto, Internazionale)
47: James Rodríguez (Porto, Real Madrid)
44:
Roger Cañas (Shakhter Karagandy, Astana)
42: Ricardo Laborde (Anorthosis Famagusta, Krasnodar)
41: Faustino Asprilla (Parma, Newcastle)
41: Faryd Mondragón (Galatasaray)
39: Manuel Arboleda (Zagłębie Lubin, Lech Poznań)
39: Carlos Bacca (Club Brugge, Sevilla)

Top-scoring Colombians in UEFA club competition*
45:
Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
18: Faustino Asprilla (Parma, Newcastle)
17: Carlos Bacca (Club Brugge, Sevilla)
15: Jackson Martínez (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
10: Fredy Guarín (Porto, Internazionale)
7: Ricardo Laborde (Anorthosis Famagusta, Krasnodar)
6: Manuel Arboleda (Zagłębie Lubin, Lech Poznań)
6: Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina, Juventus)
5: James Rodríguez (Porto, Real Madrid)
5: Roger Cañas (Shakhter Karagandy, Astana)

Faustino Asprilla with the trophy in 1995
Faustino Asprilla with the trophy in 1995©Getty Images

First Colombian to feature in a major UEFA final
Faustino Asprilla (Arsenal 1-0 Parma, 1993/94 European Cup Winners' Cup final)

First Colombian to win a major UEFA final
Faustino Asprilla (Parma 2-1agg Juventus, 1994/95 UEFA Cup final)

First Colombian to score in a major UEFA final
Radamel Falcao (Porto 1-0 Braga, 2010/11 UEFA Europa League)

First Colombian to appear in a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Juan Cuadrado (Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid, 2016/17)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup