Who are Asia’s top UEFA Champions League performers?

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UEFA.com – NYON, Which Asian players have the most appearances and goals in Europe’s leading club competition?

Most appearances by an Asian player in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

69: Maksim Shatskikh (UZB – Dynamo Kyiv)
59: Ji-Sung Park (KOR – PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United)
50: Heung-Min Son (KOR – Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur)
37: Vladimir Maminov (UZB – Lokomotiv Moskva)
33: Shinji Kagawa (JPN – Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United)
31: Atsuto Uchida (JPN – Schalke)
24: Oleg Pashinin (UZB – Lokomotiv Moskva)
23: Yuto Nagotomo (JPN – Internazionale, Galatasaray, Marseille)
20: Young-Pyo Lee (KOR – PSV Eindhoven)
19: Shunsuke Nakamura (JPN – Celtic)
19: Mehrdad Minavandchal (IRN – Sturm Graz)

Most goals by an Asian player in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

23: Maksim Shatskikh (UZB – Dynamo Kyiv)
19: Heung-Min Son (KOR – Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur)
6: Sardar Azmoun (IRN – Rostov, Zenit)
5:
 Hee-Chan Hwang (KOR – Salzburg, Leipzig)
5: Ji-Sung Park (KOR – PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United)
4: Ali Daei (IRN – Bayern München, Hertha Berlin)
4:
 Shinji Kagawa (JPN – Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United)
4: Takumi Minamino (JPN – Salzburg, Liverpool)
3: Keisuke Honda (JPN – CSKA Moskva)
3: Vladimir Maminov (UZB – Lokomotiv Moskva)
3: Mehdi Mahdavikia (IRN – Hamburg)

Most goals by an Asian player in UEFA club competition*

25: Heung-Min Son (KOR – Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur)
23: Maksim Shatskikh (UZB – Dynamo Kyiv, Arsenal Kyiv)
11: Sardar Azmoun (IRN – Rubin, Rostov, Zenit)
11:
Hee-Chan Hwang (KOR – Salzburg, Leipzig)
11: Shinji Kagawa (JPN – Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United)
11: Takumi Minamino (JPN – Salzburg, Liverpool)
10: Bum-Kun Cha (KOR – Bayer Leverkusen)
6: Ali Daei (IRN – Bayern München, Hertha Berlin)
6:
 Yuya Kubo (JAP – Young Boys, Gent)

Nation-by-nation: Most appearances by Asian players in UEFA club competition*

Iran – 35: Mehdi Mahdavikia (Hamburg)

* UEFA club competition means European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup


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