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Pulišić, Keylor Navas, Bailey: Who are central and north America's top UEFA Champions League performers?

Which central and north American players have the most appearances and goals in Europe's leading club competition?

Classic goals by central and north America's top players

Most appearances by CONCACAF nationals in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

63: Keylor Navas (CRC – Real Madrid, Paris)
56: Héctor Herrera (MEX – Porto, Atlético Madrid)
48: Javier Hernández (MEX – Manchester United, Real Madrid, Leverkusen)
47: Christian Pulišić (USA – Dortmund, Chelsea)
46
: Rafael Márquez (MEX – Monaco, Barcelona)
45: Jesús Corona (MEX – Porto, Sevilla)
41: Milan Borjan (CAN – Ludogorets, Crvena zvezda)
39: Atiba Hutchinson (CAN – København, Beşiktaş)
36
: Dwight Yorke (TRI – Manchester United)
34: Emilio Izaguirre (HON – Celtic)

Top-scoring CONCACAF nationals in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

Five great Chicharito goals

17: Hugo Sánchez (MEX – Real Madrid)
14: Javier Hernández (MEX – Manchester United, Real Madrid, Leverkusen)
11: Dwight Yorke (TRI – Manchester United)
8
: Héctor Herrera (MEX – Porto, Atlético Madrid)
7: Christian Pulišić (USA – Dortmund, Chelsea)
6: DaMarcus Beasley (USA – PSV Eindhoven, Rangers)
6: Nery Castillo (MEX – Olympiacos, Shakhtar)
5: Jesús Corona (MEX – Porto)
5: Wilde-Donald Guerrier – (Qarabağ)
5: Hirving Lozano (MEX – PSV Eindhoven, Napoli)
5: Tomasz Radzinski (CAN – Anderlecht)
5: Jordan Siebatcheu (USA – Rennes, Young Boys, Union Berlin)
5: Carlos Vela (MEX – Arsenal, Real Sociedad)

Most appearances by CONCACAF nationals in UEFA club competition*

Canada and Beşiktaş's Atiba Hutchinson
Canada and Beşiktaş's Atiba Hutchinson©AFP/Getty Images

109: Atiba Hutchinson (CAN – København, PSV Eindhoven, Beşiktaş)
77: Milan Borjan (CAN – Ludogorets, Crvena zvezda)
77: Keylor Navas (CRC – Levante, Real Madrid, Paris)
65: Scott Arfield (CAN – Falkirk, Rangers)
63: Héctor Herrera (MEX – Porto, Atlético Madrid)
58: Javier Hernández (MEX – Manchester United, Real Madrid, Leverkusen, Sevilla)
56: Rafael Márquez (MEX – Monaco, Barcelona)
55: Jesús Corona (MEX – Porto, Sevilla)
55: Christian Pulišić (Dortmund, Chelsea)
51: Dwight Yorke (TRI – Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn)

Top-scoring CONCACAF nationals in UEFA club competition*

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

24: Hugo Sánchez (MEX – Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid)
18: Javier Hernández (MEX – Manchester United, Real Madrid, Leverkusen, Sevilla)
17
: Julio Dely Valdés (PAN – Cagliari, Paris, Málaga)
16: Tomasz Radzinski (CAN – Germinal Beerschot, Anderlecht)
14: Raúl Jiménez (MEX – Atlético Madrid, Benfica, Wolves)
13: Leon Bailey (JAM – Genk, Leverkusen)
13
: Dwight Yorke (TRI – Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn)
11: Olivier Occean (CAN – Odd, Lillestrøm)
10: Jonathan David (CAN – Gent, LOSC)
9: Jordan Siebatcheu (USA – Young Boys)

Notable firsts

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 (MEX – Real Madrid 5-3agg Köln, 1985/86 UEFA Cup)

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

First CONCACAF national to win the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League
Dwight Yorke (TRI – Manchester United 2-1 Bayern, 1998/99)

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

Three-time UEFA Champions League winner Keylor Navas
Three-time UEFA Champions League winner Keylor Navas©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
– 109: Atiba Hutchinson (København, PSV Eindhoven, Beşiktaş)
Cayman Islands
– NONE
Costa Rica
– 77: Keylor Navas (Levante, Real Madrid, Paris)
Cuba
– 4: Joel Apezteguia Hijuelos (Tre Fiori)

Curaçao's Cuco Martina in action for Everton in 2017
Curaçao's Cuco Martina in action for Everton in 2017Getty Images

Curaçao – 15: Cuco Martina (Twente, Southampton, Everton)
Dominica
– NONE
Dominican Republic
– 9: Enmy Peña (Valletta)El Salvador – 4: Víctor Dubón (FC Jazz)
Grenada
– 12: Brendon Batson (West Brom)
Guatemala
– 8: Carlos Ruiz (Aris Thessaloniki)
Guyana
– NONE
Haiti
– 33: Wilde-Donald Guerrier (Qarabağ)
Honduras
– 48: Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic)
Jamaica
– 38: Leon Bailey (Genk, Leverkusen)
Mexico
– 63: Héctor Herrera (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
Montserrat
– NONE
Nicaragua
– 5: Ariagner Smith (Spartaks Jūrmala)
Panama
– 38: Julio Dely Valdés (Cagliari, Paris, Málaga)

Trinidad and Tobago's Dwight Yorke with the UEFA Champions League trophy in 1999
Trinidad and Tobago's Dwight Yorke with the UEFA Champions League trophy in 1999Popperfoto via Getty Images

Puerto Rico – NONE
Saint Kitts and Nevis
– NONE
Saint Lucia
– NONE
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 – 2: Cornelius Stewart (VPS Vaasa)
Surinam
– 1: Gleofilo Vlijter (Beitar Jerusalem)
Trinidad and Tobago – 51: Dwight Yorke (Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers)
Turks and Caicos Islands – NONE
United States – 55 Christian Pulišić (Dortmund, Chelsea)
US Virgin Islands – NONE

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