most single season goals for yank in euro top flight?

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by olckicker, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. olckicker

    olckicker Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    I ask because I wonder if Brian Mcbride is close to reaching that record.
     
  2. USAin2006

    USAin2006 Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wynalda scored 9 for Saarbrucken when they were in the top-flight (he scored 12 the following year, but they had been relegated). That must be the record, I'd think...though I am just guessing.

    Right now, McBride has 8, and on current form, he should easily beat Waldo's record.
     
  3. quolo

    quolo Member

    May 11, 2005
    Austin/NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does he not have 9? I thought 9.
     
  4. Sean Donahue

    Sean Donahue Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    Massachusetts
    8 league goals. 9 if you include cup matches
     
  5. Shaydee

    Shaydee Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    New Jersey
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What about Roy Wegerle?? I know he scored 27 goals in 75 appearances for QPR and he was only there for a little over two years I believe. The were in the first division (pre premiership) during that time.
     
  6. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    As of December 30th in League Competition (ties broken by alpha' order):

    1 Ruud van Nistelrooy Man Utd 15
    2 Frank Lampard Chelsea 12
    3 Thierry Henry Arsenal 10
    4 Wayne Rooney Man Utd 10
    5 Aiyegbeni Yakubu Middlesbrough 10
    6 Darren Bent Charlton 9
    7 Henri Camara Wigan 8
    8 Andy Cole Man City 8
    9 Marlon Harewood West Ham 8
    10 Brian McBride Fulham 8
    11 Ahmed Mido Tottenham 7
    12 Michael Owen Newcastle 7
    13 Didier Drogba Chelsea 6
    14 Robbie Keane Tottenham 6
    15 Jason Roberts Wigan 6

    Fulham has played 19 matches.. Halfway point of the season..
     
  7. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I take this is for top flight league only?
     
  8. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    That's what the person who started the thread was asking.. Top Flight..
     
  9. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't ask it right, I take it we aren't talking about the Faroe Island league.
     
  10. Deuteriumoxide

    May 27, 2003
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whatever, the FIPL is clearly superior to MLS.
     
  11. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    In the 90-91 season he scored 19 goals .. Third most in the league..
    I guess that would be the record for a USA citizen in Europe unless someone has a reason it's not.. ;)

    McBride could still break it! It would be unlikely but he's good for a few more multiple goal matches..
    We may be calling him McBrace before the year is over.. :)
     
  12. ayers

    ayers Member

    Jul 9, 2002
    somewhere
    Beasley had 12 last season (8 league, 4 CL). Don't know if the league's "top flight" in your book.
     
  13. Shaydee

    Shaydee Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    New Jersey
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    well, technically he wasn't a US citizen until 92 but... ;)
     
  14. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    Well I would guess that's more than a technicallity if he wasn't a US citizen when he did it.. Perhaps the South Africans are claiming him for those goals..
    We need a lawyer on the thread.. :)
     
  15. Short Corner

    Short Corner Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    Another contender: Earnie Stewart, 17 goals for Willem II in 1990-91 in the Eredivisie. He got his first US cap in Dec. of 1990.
     
  16. KenC

    KenC Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    I wonder how this list looks when you factor in penalties won, and factor out penalty kicks scored, but not won?
     
  17. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    actually, bease had 6 eredivisie, 2 amstel cup and 4 CL

    btw, unless i am missing something, short corner has it correct: earnie with 17 for willem II in 90-91... he also had a 10-goal eredivisie season with both WII and NAC breda
     
  18. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    well... the top 3 take a loooooot of penalties
     
  19. Canadian_Supporter

    Staff Member

    Dec 20, 1999
    Prostějov, CR
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Actually only one American has ever played in the Faroe Island league and he was a goalie. He played for Klaksvik and also had a chance to play in the UEFA Cup.

    :)
     
  20. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    FWIW, I'll mention that when Wegerle and Wynalda were raking up their stats in Europe, the game was still in the pre-Bosman days. In the post-Bosman era, top Euro leagues have been significantly improved with imported talent. Fulham itself can feature an entirely non-English lineup, including the subs, : Crossley - Volz, Goma, Bocanegra, N. Jensen - Papa Diop, Boa Morte, C. Jensen, Malbranque - McBride, John; with Drobny, Crystanval, Legwinski, Radzinski and HH coming off the bench. (And Simon Elliot to join in soon)
     
  21. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    Yah.. I would guess that's the right answer since I would guess we decided Wegerle's goals were when he was not a US citizen..
     
  22. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Not a record, but Joe-Max scored 8 for Everton (6 EPL) in 99-00.
     
  23. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Which I'm not sure really factors in here. While opposing teams might be better defensively, any YA would've have better teammates helping pull those teams apart.

    Waldo and Wegerle couldn't choose their opponents, they could only do what they could to score goals.

    Likewise, McBride, Beasley, and others today have the same task.
     
  24. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yeah, things should really clear up then...

    So what's Wegerle's post-citizenship best? Or was he out of the top flight?
     
  25. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    The entire soccer milieu has changed since 1995.

    WTF? Isn't it clear that the post-Bosman competition in the top 5-7 leagues has gotten a lot better and, with it, the achievement of performing well also?
     

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