A Complete List Of Every Single American To Have Ever Played In El Clásico

We combed through decades of soccer archives to compile this extensive list.

El Clasico might be the most storied rivalry in all of soccer. It dates back to 1902, and since then there have been 244 competitive meetings between Real Madrid and Barcelona, with each team claiming 96 wins. 

In recent years, the rivalry has expanded to other continents with the first El Clasico played on American soil taking place in Miami in 2017 during the International Champions Cup exhibition competition. 

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With American Sergiño Dest now a member of Barcelona after signing from Ajax during the offseason, it made us here at The18 wonder: How many other Americans have appeared in El Clasico?

Well, it took a great deal of time and effort, be we've compiled a list of every American to have played in El Clasico. Here it is:


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That's the list. If it looks a little empty, that's because it is. No American has played in El Clasico. Ever. In 244 competitive and 33 exhibition matches, not one single American. This makes Sergiño Dest's move to Barcelona all the bigger.

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The fullback has a chance to make history Saturday. By playing in the 245th edition of El Clasico, Dest will be able to lay claim to something no other American has done and his name will go down in history.

Barcelona also has another American in its ranks — young winger Konrad de la Fuente, who currently plays for the Barca B side as he patiently awaits his first team debut. He could very soon follow in Dest's footsteps, and they could possibly become the first American teammates to appear in Spanish football's biggest derby.

Until then, we will continue to enjoy the growth of American soccer before our very eyes as American players continue to rewrite history while abroad. 

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