Yank Records in playing overseas

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by LouisianaViking07/09, May 2, 2016.

  1. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Pretty much a thread dedicated to listing some statistical record (good or bad) that Yanks have achieved in Europe or Mexico or anywhere outside MLS.

    Clint Dempsey - Fulham FC top scorer in the Premier League with 50 goals

    Tim Howard and Friedel are in the list of top 10 keepers with over 100 cleansheets in the PL. Howard is 9th with 131 cleansheets while Friedel is 8th with 132.

    Wikipedia lists Kasey Keller as the first American to become a regular in La Liga, Premier League and Bundesliga.

    Claudio Reyna while playing for Wolfsburg was first American to captain a top division club.

    I wanna say Michael Bradley was the first American to score a hat trick in Europe. He was in the Netherlands at the time.

    Bobby Wood must be the record holder for most consecutive games with a goal (8)
    you guys can add more
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  2. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Also for Friedel

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  3. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Zach Thornton holds a record for the number of pies eaten by a Benfica player. He tied Eusebio's career mark in one year.
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  4. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Joe Max-Moore is the 1st American to have his named changed after leaving the New World for the Olde.

    Sorry, I don't have any real stats. JMM might have the most goals in the fewest games or something for that one hot streak he had as at Everton.

    JOB might have played the most different positions for Ajax in one season. I think he played RM, CM, LM, LB and RB...

    Lalas had to have had the reddest hair of any American in Serie A.

    Kirovski had some kind of scoring record or "Best Steve Bruce quote" or something as a United U-player.

    Beerholder was voted "best technical player" at Cambuur or 1860 or Palace - can't recall which.

    Onyewu had some kind of record at one point in Belgium - maybe best defender not named Kompany or something.

    Dolo, obviously, was most effective Tolken character in the Bundesliga.

    That's all I recall.
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  5. alocksley

    alocksley Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Burbank, CA
    John Harkes was the first American to play in the English Premier League. Mike Masters was the first American to score at Wembley. Jovan Kirovski was the first American to play in the European Champions league. DaMarcus Beasley was the first American to play in the Champions League semi-finals.
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  6. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Dolo has record appearances for Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga. Probably might even be named on their all time Starting XI
  7. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Lalas was first American in SERIE A right?
  8. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
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    Stating the obvious - Christian Pulisic - youngest non-German to score in BL and youngest person to score two.
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  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    In his first 5 games for Hannover, Mathis has 4 goals
  10. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I think Joe-Max Moore (aka Joe - Max-Moore) was 5 for 5 his first 5 game as a Toffee, but I'm not 100% sure.
  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    They're probably right. I was going off memory. So he was 4 for 5 as well... It's a pick-em.

    (edit: just looked at another site. Looks like he scored in a Cup game on Feb 20 as well, so in all competitions he scored 5 in 6 games... fwiw.) Regardless, it was a really fun little run for JMM- even tho they changed his name.
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  13. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
  14. taylor

    taylor Member+

    Jun 9, 2000
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    Demerit scored in Wembley to get Watford to the EPL.
    Ryan Coiner is the only American so score against Bayern.
    Fulham v. Reading, I believe, had 8 Americans start in one EPL game.
    obv. lots of brad friedel records.
    Not sure who played more games, friedel, enochs or cher.
    Enochs and Coiner both had goal of the month in Germany.

    Freddy Adu for most coaches fired and clubs not played for and best bs ya fan posters (finnland I miss you soooo).
  15. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Ryan used to post here too.

    Of course, of the actual players posting, forget Mix. Grover had it.
  16. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Bradley scored against Bayern. I believe it was his first goal with BMG.
  17. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Howard tied with Friedel for 8th in total cleansheets in PL history

    12th all time in appearances for Everton. Not bad for only 10 years at the club

    Reigning record holder in European appearances with 28
  18. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Pulisic is now the youngest Chelsea player to score a hat-trick in a PL match.

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