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Where in Europe will you find American players?

The continent has a lot of soccer, and everywhere you turn, there will be an American to watch

The opening of the 2018-2019 European club seasons are starting all across the continent, and several fans in the United States are ready to see more soccer hit their TVs on weekend mornings. Many people have their favorite teams, whether they happen to be in the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, or another league in the world. Others are happy playing the role of neutral when watching the major European clubs battle for trophies and international glory.

Still, when you’re watching these matches, you probably gravitate in some way towards matches that feature an American player, whether it’s a star like Christian Pulisic or a young emerging talent like Timothy Weah. So, while it’s by no means an exhaustive list, consider this your go-to list of American players in leagues all across Europe. Some of these players may feature primarily for their club’s reserve or youth team, but they are all listed under the main club they are currently with or play on loan:



Rheindorf Altach - F Josh Gatt


First Division A

Anderlecht - MF Kenny Saief

Club Brugge - GK Ethan Horvath

Kortrijk - D Brendan Hines-Ike

Lokeren - MF Juan Torres

Gent - MF Ben Lederman



Nordsjaelland - F Jonathan Amon

Hobro - MF Emmanuel Sabbi

Aalborg - GK Mike Lansing


Premier League

Arsenal - MF Gideon Zelalem

Newcastle United - D DeAndre Yedlin

Tottenham Hotspur - D Cameron Carter-Vickers, GK Brandon Austin

Fulham - D Tim Ream, MF Luca de la Torre

Huddersfield Town - MF Danny Williams

Cardiff City - GK Chris Konopka

Manchester United - D/MF Matthew Olosunde


Stoke City - CB Geoff Cameron

Hull City - D Eric Lichaj

Wigan Athletic - D Antonee Robinson (on loan from Everton)

Nottingham Forest - MF Gboly Ariyibi

Queens Park Rangers - D Giles Phillips

Derby County - MF Duane Holmes

League One

Sunderland - MF Lynden Gooch

Rochdale - GK Brendan Moore


Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain - F Tim Weah

Nantes - D Matt Miazga (on loan from Chelsea)

Rennes F Theoson- Jordan Siebatcheu

Ligue 2

Auxerre - GK Quentin Westberg



Borussia Dortmund - MF Christian Pulisic, MF Junior Flores

Schalke 04 - MF Weston McKennie, F Haji Wright, MF Nick Taitague, MF Zyen Jones

Wolfsburg - D John Brooks

Hannover 96 - F Bobby Wood, D Chris Gloster

Werder Bremen - F Aron Johannsson, F Josh Sargent, F Isaiah Young

Eintracht Frankfurt - D Timmy Chandler

Freiburg - MF Caleb Stanko

Borussia Mönchengladbach - D/MF Fabian Johnson

Fortuna Düsseldorf - MF Alfredo Morales

Hertha Berlin - GK Jonathan Klinsmann

Nurnberg - MF Timothy Tillman

Bayern Munich - D Chris Richards (on loan from FC Dallas)

2. Bundesliga

Greuther Fuerth - F Julian Green

Sandhausen - MF Andrew Wooten, D Ken Gipson

Duisburg - MF Joe Gyau

Heidenheim - MF Kevin Lankford

Darmstadt - F Terrence Boyd, MF McKinze Gaines

Jahn Regensburg - F Jann-Christopher George

Holstein Kiel - GK Kenneth Kronholm

Union Berlin - D Lennard Maloney

3. Liga

Aalen - D Royal-Dominique Fennell

Osnabrueck - F Marc Heider

Zwickau - F Bryan Gaul



NAC Breda - D Erik Palmer-Brown (on loan from Manchester City)

Fortuna Sittard - F Andrija Novakovich (on loan from Reading)

Excelsior - D Desevio Payne

Eerste Divisie

Telstar - MF Kyle Scott (on loan from Chelsea)

Roda - D Ashton Goetz



Lillestrom - D Stefan Antonijevic


Primeira Division

Benfica - MF Keaton Parks


Scottish Premier League

Hibernian - MF Emerson Hyndman (on loan from AFC Bournemouth)


Super Liga

Zemplin Michalovce - MF Brian Iloski (on loan from Legia Warsaw)


La Liga

Villarreal - MF Mukwelle Akale

Segunda Division

Reus - D Shaquell Moore (on loan from Levante)



Malmo - MF Romain Gall

Dalkurd - D Alex De John, F Andrew Stadler


Super League

St. Gallen - F Kekuta Manneh

There are certainly more Americans that are in leagues lower than the 3rd division or are on other reserve teams. Is there a player that was missed? Hit the comments and add to this list!