To answer your question, you can look at one of the most important worldwide university rankings, which show that the best universities in the world are mainly located in the USA and are therefore internationally recognized.
Here you can also see that the European universities are unfortunately only occasionally internationally competitive compared to the American universities.
But that is great news for you. Without scholarships, these institutes simply cannot be paid. On top of that, the university pays for a large part or even all of your expenses and also offers you great conditions for your sport. At a university like Harvard, Stanford, Yale or any other top faculty, you have the best chances on the job market after your studies.