Thursday, May 21, 2009

Non-European UEFA Cup Winning Players since 1998

I was intrigued by the 5 Brazilian starters for Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA cup final yesterday and became curious about non-European Cup winning players over the last few years. Here are all of the non-Euro players that were on the gameday roster for the final game since the UEFA Cup final went to a single leg in 1998.


2009
Shakhtar Donetsk
5 - Brazil (Fernandinho, Ilsinho, Willian, Jadson, Luiz Adriano)
1 - Bolivia (Marcelo Moreno*)

2008
Zenit St. Petersburg
1 - South Korea (Kim Dong-Jin)
1 - Argentina (Alejandro DomĂ­nguez*)

2007
Sevilla
4 - Brazil (Dani Alves, Adriano, Luis Fabiano, Renato)
1 - Mali (Frederic Kanoute)
1 - Uruguay (Javier Chevanton*)

2006
Sevilla
4 - Brazil (Dani Alves, Adriano, Luis Fabiano, Renato)
1 - Mali (Frederic Kanoute)
1 - Argentina (Javier Saviola)

2005
CSKA Moscow
2 - Brazil (Daniel Carvalho, Vagner Lover)
1 - Nigeria (Chidi Odiah)
1 - Argentina (Osmar Ferreyra*)

2004
Valencia
3 - Argentina (Roberto Ayala, Mauricio Pellegrino, Pablo Aimar)
1 - Mali (Mohamed Sissoko)

2003
FC Porto
2 - Brazil (Derlei, Clayton*)

2002
Feyenoord
1 - Ghana (Christian Gyan)
1 - Ivory Coast (Bonaventure Kalou)
1 - Japan (Shinji Ono)
1 - Chile (Mauricio Aros*)
1 - Brazil (Leonardo)

2001
Liverpool
NONE

2000
Galatasaray
3 - Brazil (Taffarel, Capone, Marcio*)

1999
Parma
4 - Argentina (Roberto Nestor Sensini, Juan Sebastian Veron, Hernan Crespo, Abel Balbo)

1998
Inter Milan
2 - Brazil (Ze Elias, Ronaldo)
2 - Nigeria (Taribo West, Nwankwo Kanu*)
2 - Argentina (Javier Zanetti, Diego Simeone)
1 - Chile (Ivan Zamorano)
1 - Uruguay (Alvaro Recoba*)


* On the bench, but did not play in the final


By Region
41 - South America
8 - Africa
2 - Asia

1 comment:

  1. Only 2 from Asia? Hopefully there will be more who will ply their trade in Europe and become winners. The Iraqi captain has just signed a 3-year deal in Holland. Nashat Akram should be a great addition for them.
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