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Claudio Reyna

Full name: Claudio Alejandro Reyna
Nickname(s): Captain America
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: July 20, 1973 in Livingston, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Football

Biography

Claudio Reyna is considered one of the greatest soccer (football) players in US history. A midfielder, Reyna played on the US national team from 1994-2006, earning 111 caps. He played in four FIFA World Cups (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006). Reyna played in college at the University of Virginia where he was named Soccer America Player of the Year in 1992 and 1993, and won the Hermann Trophy in 1993. The magazine named Reyna the US collegiate player of the century in 2000.

Professionally Reyna played in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen from 1994-99, also being loaned to VfL Wolfsburg from 1997-99. From 1999-2007 he played in England, with the Scottish Premier League Rangers from 1999-2001, then with Sunderland in 2001-03, before playing for Manchester City in the English Premier League (EPL) from 2003-07. Reyna finished his playing career with one season in the MLS, with the New York Red Bulls in 2007/08.

Reyna then went into soccer administration. In 2013 he was appointed as the director of football for the new MLS team, New York City FC. He has established the Claudio Reyna Foundation, a non-profit devoted to providing soccer training and mentoring to underprivileged youth in the United States. Reyna was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2012.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Football Men's Football United States USA 9
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Football Men's Football United States USA 10

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC S FC
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Football United States USA Final Standings 9 1992-07-24 0 0 0 7 3
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Football United States USA Group A Match #1 2 1992-07-24 ITA 2, USA 1 0 0 0 1 1
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Football United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1992-07-27 USA 3, KUW 1 0 0 0 2 1
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Football United States USA Group A Match #5 1T 1992-07-29 USA 2, POL 2 0 0 0 4 1
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Football United States USA Final Standings 10 1996-07-20 1 0 0 13 8
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Football United States USA Group A Match #2 2 1996-07-20 ARG 3, USA 1 1 0 0 7 7
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Football United States USA Group A Match #4 1 1996-07-22 USA 2, TUN 0 0 0 0 1 0
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Football United States USA Group A Match #6 1T 1996-07-24 USA 1, POR 1 0 0 0 5 1
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