For some players, the dream of playing college soccer is the ultimate goal. But for these superstars, the dream didn’t end there. These players succeeded at the highest levels of club and international soccer. Here are ten players who went on to achieve great things after their college careers came to an end.
1 Cobi Jones – UCLA Bruins
Cobi Jones’s professional career spanned almost 2 decades. After winning the NCAA National Championship with UCLA Bruins, Jones featured in the English Premier League with Coventry City, played for Vasco de Gama in Brazil and shone in his home state of California with the LA Galaxy.
Cobi Jones is considered one of the original stars in the MLS and became the face of the Galaxy and MLS for years. With the US National Team, Jones earned 164 caps which is still a USMNT record.
He played at the 1992 Olympics and World Cup in 1994, 1998 and 2002. Cobi has since formed a successful career as a soccer analyst and can be seen sharing his insight on Fox Sports, BeIn and the Pac-12 Network.