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Agüero, Messi, Neymar, Cavani: where do they rank among Europe's top South Americans?

Lionel Messi is South America's top scorer, but who else makes the list?

South American Champions League stars
South American Champions League stars

Most appearances by a South American** player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

147: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)
128:
Roberto Carlos (BRA – Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
114: Dani Alves (BRA – Sevilla, Barcelona, Paris)
105: Fernandinho (BRA – Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City)
105: Javier Zanetti (ARG – Inter Milan)
98: Javier Mascherano (ARG – Liverpool, Barcelona)
98: Marcelo (BRA – Real Madrid)
97: Maxwell (BRA – Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Paris)
90: Angel Di María (ARG – Benfica, Real Madrid, Paris)
88: Kaká (BRA – Real Madrid, AC Milan)

Top-scoring South American** players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

Watch all Lionel Messi's Champions League goals
Watch all Lionel Messi's Champions League goals

118: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)
49: Alfredo Di Stéfano (ARG – Real Madrid)
47: Sergio Agüero (ARG – Atlético Madrid, Man. City)
41: Neymar (BRA – Barcelona, Paris)
35:
Edinson Cavani (URU – Napoli, Paris, Man. United)
31: Rivaldo (BRA – Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
30: Kaká (BRA – Real Madrid, AC Milan)
30: Luis Suárez (URU – Ajax,Liverpool, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid)
28: Hernán Crespo (ARG – Parma, Inter Milan, Chelsea, AC Milan)
28: Jardel (BRA – Porto, Galatasaray)

Most appearances by South American** players in UEFA club competition*

Javier Zanetti with the trophy in 2010
Javier Zanetti with the trophy in 2010©Getty Images

160: Javier Zanetti (ARG – Inter Milan)
155: Daniel Alves (BRA – Sevilla, Barcelona, Paris)
151: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)
144: Roberto Carlos (BRA – Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
136:
Fernandinho (BRA – Shakhtar Donetsk, Man. City)
127: Luisão (BRA – Benfica)
116: Willian (BRA – Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea)
114
: Gonzalo Higuaín (ARG – Real Madrid, Napoli, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea)
113: Angel Di María (ARG – Benfica, Real Madrid, Paris)
112:
Claudio Pizarro (PER – Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)

Top-scoring South American** players in UEFA club competition*

Watch Agüero 2016 hat-trick against Gladbach
Watch Agüero 2016 hat-trick against Gladbach

121: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)
63: Sergio Agüero (ARG – Atlético Madrid, Manchester City)
50: Alfredi Di Stéfano (ARG – Real Madrid)
49: Edinson Cavani (URU – Palermo, Napoli, Paris, Man. United)
48: Radamel Falcao (COL – Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco, Galatasaray)
48: Claudio Pizarro (PER – Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)
47: Luis Suárez (URU – Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid)
41: Neymar (BRA – Barcelona, Paris)
40: Sonny Anderson (BRA – Servette, Monaco, Barcelona, Lyon, Villarreal)
39: Hernán Crespo (ARG – Parma, Inter Milan, Chelsea, AC Milan, Genoa)
39: Rivaldo (BRA – Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos)

Nation-by-nation: South American nations' UEFA record holders

Erwin Sánchez with Boavista
Erwin Sánchez with Boavista©Getty Images

Argentina
ECCC/UCL appearances: 147 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
ECCC/UCL goals: 118 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
UEFA club appearances: 160 – Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan)
UEFA club goals: 121 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Bolivia
ECCC/UCL appearances: 13 – Erwin Sánchez (Boavista)
ECCC/UCL goals: 3 – Erwin Sánchez (Boavista)
UEFA club appearances: 36 – Erwin Sánchez (Benfica, Boavista)
UEFA club goals: 6 – Erwin Sánchez (Benfica, Boavista)

Six great Neymar goals
Six great Neymar goals

Brazil
ECCC/UCL appearances: 128 – Roberto Carlos (Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
ECCC/UCL goals: 41 – Neymar (Barcelona, Paris)
UEFA club appearances: 155 – Dani Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Paris)
UEFA club goals: 41 – Neymar (Barcelona, Paris) 

Chile

ECCC/UCL appearances: 76 – Arturo Vidal (Juventus, Bayern, Barcelona, Inter Milan)
ECCC/UCL goals: 14 – Arturo Vidal (Juventus, Bayern, Barcelona, Inter Milan)
UEFA club appearances: 100 – Arturo Vidal (Leverkusen, Juventus, Bayern, Barcelona, Inter Milan)
UEFA club goals: 21 – Iván Zamorano (Real Madrid, Inter Milan)

Colombia

Radamel Falcao celebrates winning the 2012 UEFA Europa League final
Radamel Falcao celebrates winning the 2012 UEFA Europa League finalGetty Images

ECCC/UCL appearances: 68 – Iván Córdoba (Inter Milan)
ECCC/UCL goals: 14 = Radamel Falcao (Porto, Monaco), Jackson Martínez (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
UEFA club appearances: 92 – Iván Córdoba (Inter Milan)
UEFA club goals: 48 – Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco)

Ecuador
ECCC/UCL appearances: 45 – Antonio Valencia (Villarreal, Manchester United)
ECCC/UCL goals: 6 = Christian Noboa (Rubin, Dinamo Moskva, Rostov, Zenit), Antonio Valencia (Villarreal, Manchester United)
UEFA club appearances: 62 – Christian Noboa (Rubin, Dinamo Moskva, Rostov, Zenit)
UEFA club goals: 12 – Felipe Caicedo (Basel, Man. City, Sporting CP, Lokomotiv Moskva, Lazio)

Peru's Claudio Pizarro
Peru's Claudio Pizarro©Getty Images

Paraguay
ECCC/UCL appearances: 61 – Roque Santa Cruz (Bayern München, Málaga)
ECCC/UCL goals: 12 – Óscar Cardozo (Benfica)
UEFA club appearances: 93 – Óscar Cardozo (Benfica, Trabzonspor, Olympiacos)
UEFA club goals: 35 – Óscar Cardozo (Benfica, Trabzonspor, Olympiacos)

Peru
ECCC/UCL appearances: 77 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)
ECCC/UCL goals: 24 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)
UEFA club appearances: 112 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)
UEFA club goals: 48 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)

Watch five great Luis Suárez goals
Watch five great Luis Suárez goals

Uruguay
ECCC/UCL appearances: 70 – Luis Suárez (Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid)
ECCC/UCL goals: 35 – Edinson Cavani (Napoli, Paris, Man. United)
UEFA club appearances: 111 – Diego Godín (Villarreal, Atlético, Inter Milan)
UEFA club goals: 49 – Edinson Cavani (Palermo, Napoli, Paris, Man. United)

Venezuela
ECCC/UCL appearances: 12 – José Rondón (Zenit)
ECCC/UCL goals: 4 – José Rondón (Zenit)
UEFA club appearances: 38 – José Rondón (Rubin Kazan, Zenit)
UEFA club goals: 18 – José Rondón (Rubin Kazan, Zenit)

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

**South American means registered with the ten CONMEBOL member nations; thus Surinamese and Guyanan players are not counted