Tony Parker & 4 other Europeans who cracked the American sporting world 6 years ago

Tony Parker & 4 other Europeans who cracked the American sporting world

Do you watch American sports?

We would not be surprised if a large number of you answered 'yes' to that question. The huge amount of European athletes making the grade across the Atlantic makes American sport feel far closer to home.

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Here are 5 athletes who realised it was their time and made their way in American sports.

Tony Parker

Tissot ambassador Tony Parker remains the only European guard to make the All-Star game. The French star carved out a fantastic career alongside Tim Duncan at the San Antonio Spurs.

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Clip via NBA Countdown

Jaromir Jagr

The Czech hockey player is renowned as one of the greatest ice hockey players to take to the ice over the past 20 years. His Olympic gold medal is supplemented by several NHL records and a long career at the pinnacle of the game.

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Clip via NHL 

Dirk Nowitzki

The German is considered one of the finest basketball players of all-time. Winning the NBA MVP in 2007 remains a career highlight.

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Clip via Mixed Tape Videos

Robbie Keane

Yes, our very own Robbie Keane makes the list. His exploits at LA Galaxy rank him among the best Europeans to ever play in the MLS. He has won the MLS Cup 3 times with the club.

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Clip via Prince Akeem 

Osi Umenyiora

The English born Umenyiora won the Superbowl twice and made a name for himself as one of the toughest defensive ends in the NFL.

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