Who are famous American players in the Premier League?

Bob Bradley may be the first American coach to set foot in the Premier League, but this land has long been a paradise for many fellow players. 

Here are the Top 10 most prominent.


1. Clint Dempsey

Dempsey joined Fulham from the New England Revolution in 2006. He quickly became a hero here, scoring 60 goals in 225 appearances for the London team.

Dempsey’s career thought to turn pages when he moved to Tottenham in 2012, but it was a step back to forget. Dempsey was constantly on the bench at Spurs and lost his reputation.

2. Jozy Altidore

Altidore made a big splash at the old New York Red Bulls team before arriving at Hull in 2009. However, the new football environment overwhelmed the young striker and did not attract much attention.

Four years later, Sunderland spent £ 6 million to buy back Altidore’s service. However, things are still not much better as he only scored 3 goals in 52 games.

3. Tim Howard

Howard is one of the most veteran players in the Premier League. After 4 years at MU, he spent another 9 years serving at Everton before breaking up this summer.

The American goalkeeper has a total of 491 matches on British territory and deserves to be a living icon of Everton. Before leaving, Howard said, “I will watch Everton all my life.”

4. Landon Donovan

In an effort to maintain the alternating state of the MLS season, the legend of LA Galaxy, Landon Donovan has two phases of joining Everton on loan in 2010 and 2012.

The midfielder scored 2 goals for the green half of Merseyside, along with 7 assists after 17 appearances in the Premier League.

5. Brian McBride

After scoring four goals in eight loan games at Everton in 2003, McBride convinced Fulham to sign a long-term contract with him.

The serene striker suddenly became a god at Craven Cottage, scoring 41 goals in 154 appearances for Fulham.

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6. Brad Friedel

Like Howard, Friedel became an enduring icon in the Premier League. He has 17 years of hard work in this land and has experienced Liverpool, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Tottenham respectively. Friedel made 450 appearances in the tournament and ranked 19th on the list of most played players.

7. Jonathan Spector

Growing up as a striker and discovered by scouts of MU when participating in the U17 Milk Cup tournament in the US in 2003.

After being unable to break through to the MU 1 team, Spector switched to Charlton on loan before playing 115 games for West Ham for five years.


8. Brad Guzan

Aston Villa paid £ 750,000 to Chivas in exchange for MLS’s best goalkeeper in 2007, Brad Guzan.

Despite efforts, Guzan could not help Villa avoid relegation last season. He said goodbye to Villa after 171 appearances to join Middlesbrough this season.

9. Matt Miazga

Impressing strongly when he won the main kick in New York Red Bulls at only 20 years old, Miazga was quickly recruited by Chelsea in 2016.

However, like many other talents, this promising midfielder was forced to switch to the Dutch side Vitesse to accumulate experience before he could break into Chelsea 1.


10. Deandre Yedlin

After making a splash at the 2014 World CUp, Yedlin was quickly acquired by Tottenham for £ 5 million from the Seattle Sounders. However, Yedlin has yet to compete for the right-back position at White Hart Lane and is playing for Newcastle on loan.