Colombia's biggest European success stories

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Yerry Mina could be the first Colombian to play a competitive game for Barcelona
Yerry Mina could be the first Colombian to play a competitive game for Barcelona ©Getty Images

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

68: Iván Córdoba (Internazionale)
40: James Rodríguez (Porto, Real Madrid, Bayern München)
37: Faryd Mondragón (Galatasaray)
28: Jackson Martínez (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
26: Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina, Juventus)
23: Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco)
22: Roger Cañas (Shakhter Karagandy, Astana)
19: Cristián Zapata (Udinese, Villarreal, AC Milan)
17:
Robinson Zapata (Steaua Bucureşti)
14: David Ospina (Arsenal)
14: Felipe Pardo (Olympiacos)
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)
14: Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco)
5:
Felipe Pardo (Olympiacos)
4:
Faustino Asprilla (Newcastle)
4: Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund)
4: James Rodríguez (Porto, Real Madrid, Bayern München)
3: Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina, Juventus)
2: Roger Cañas (Shakhter Karagandy, Astana)
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: Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco)
57: Luis Perea (Atlético Madrid)
53: James Rodríguez (Porto, Real Madrid, Bayern München)
47: Fredy Guarín (Porto, Internazionale)
44: Roger Cañas (Shakhter Karagandy, Astana)
43: Carlos Bacca (Club Brugge, Sevilla, Villarreal)
42: Ricardo Laborde (Anorthosis Famagusta, Krasnodar)
41: Faustino Asprilla (Parma, Newcastle)
41: Faryd Mondragón (Galatasaray)

Top-scoring Colombians in UEFA club competition*

48: Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
19: Carlos Bacca (Club Brugge, Sevilla, Villarreal)
18: Faustino Asprilla (Parma, Newcastle)
15: Jackson Martínez (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
10: Fredy Guarín (Porto, Internazionale)
7: Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina, Juventus)
7: Ricardo Laborde (Anorthosis Famagusta, Krasnodar)
6: Manuel Arboleda (Zagłębie Lubin, Lech Poznań)
5: James Rodríguez (Porto, Real Madrid)
5: Roger Cañas (Shakhter Karagandy, Astana)
5: Felipe Pardo (Olympiacos)

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, European/South American Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup

 

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