CONCACAF Players in the Big Four

Discussion in 'CONCACAF' started by TopDogg, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. TopDogg

    TopDogg Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    Toronto FC
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    Not sure if there is another thread like this, but I thought it would be good to start a running count of all the players currently playing in the Big Four European Leagues (England, Italy, Spain, Germany).

    Let's keep this limited to first team (ie. no youth or reserve players), and limiit it to this current season. In other words, any players on this list have had to have played at least one competitive (League, Cup) match for his club's 'A' side this season.

    Off the top of my head (so you know this list will be incomplete):

    Kasey Keller - Southampton (EPL)
    Brad Friedel - Blackburn Rovers (EPL)
    Tim Howard - Manchester United (EPL)
    Carlos Bocanegra - Fulham FC (EPL)
    Brian McBride - Fulham FC (EPL)
    Conor Casey - FSV Mainz (Bundesliga)
    Clint Mathis - Hannover 96 (Bundesliga)
    Steve Cherundolo - Hannover 96 (Bundesliga)

    Rafael Marquez - Barcelona (La Liga)

    Tomasz Radzinski - Fulham FC (EPL)
    Jim Brennan - Norwich (EPL)
    Paul Stalteri - Werder Bremen (Bundesliga)
    Julian De Guzman - Hannover 96 (Bundesliga)

    Ricardo Gardener - Bolton Wanderers (EPL)
    Jason Euell - Charlton Athletic (EPL)
    Deon Burton - Portsmouth (EPL)
    Ricardo Fuller - Portsmouth (EPL)

    Trinidad & Tobago
    Shaka Hislop - Portsmouth (EPL)
    Dwight Yorke - Blackburn Rovers (EPL)
  2. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Since France has closed the gap in recent years it should really be called the Big Five (if you are going to call it anything...)
  3. melman152003

    melman152003 New Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    Torrado-Sevilla(La Liga)
  4. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    If you include league and cup, then you need to add more US players:

    Claudio Reyna - Manchester City (EPL)
    Jonathan Spector - Manchester United (EPL)
    Gusippe Rossi - Manchester United (EPL) --Cup match, but he is US version of Canadian player who played for Bayern Munich :>)
    Zak Whitbread - Liverpool (EPL)
    Denny Karbyssyioon - Arsenal (EPL)
  5. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    I think Frank Simek's loan at QPR is done and he's back at Arsenal, he's played in a cup match right?
  6. MoRado

    MoRado New Member

    Feb 6, 2004
    San José. Costa Rica
    Deportivo Saprissa
    Nat'l Team:
    Costa Rica
    Yeah the french league is very good....i love watching games of PSG, Monaco, auxerre, the french channel, the huge problem is that i understand 1% of what they say.

    Costa Rica
    Paulo Cesar Wanchope - Málaga (LaLiga)
    Gilberto Martinez - brescia (il calccio)
  7. Martin Fischer

    Martin Fischer Member+

    Feb 23, 1999
    Kampala. Uganda
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The answer is contained in this thread:

    A quick count shows the following:

    US - 10 players [your list plus Reyna and Spector -- I don't count Whitbred and Karbs because I don't count Carling Cup games]

    Jamaica -- 6 players [you ommitt Kevin Lisbie of Charlton, Damien Francis of Norwich, Damien Moore of West Brom, -- though they may not have played for Jamaica, they do have Jamaican heritage and are not capped by anybody else -- Deon Burton is now in Div 1]

    Canada -- 4

    Costa Rica, T&T, Mexico -- 2

    Honduras - 1 [David Suazo plays at Caligiri in Serie A]
  8. dna77054

    dna77054 Member+

    Jun 28, 2003
    interesting that the most successful concacaf team are the ones with the most US and least MEX players in Europe.
  9. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. CanuckFan

    CanuckFan Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    FC Energie Cottbus
    Nat'l Team:
    Can you translate that into English please???
  11. ZeekLTK

    ZeekLTK Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    I think he means that:

    [It is] interesting that the most successful (aka the best) [teams in] CONCACAF are the ones with the most [players in Europe] (which would be the USA) and [also the] least players in Europe (which would be Mexico).
  12. MoRado

    MoRado New Member

    Feb 6, 2004
    San José. Costa Rica
    Deportivo Saprissa
    Nat'l Team:
    Costa Rica

    you are smart bro, i read the other post like 10 times and i didnt figure it out!
  13. jahman

    jahman Member

    Aug 18, 2000
    Outside Reggae Land
    Lisbie has been capped by Jamaica

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