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List of Players With Most Champions League Appearances

Players With Most Champions League Appearances

Players with most Champions League appearances?

Players with the most Champions League appearances? Which players have made the most Champions League appearances? Who holds the record for the most Champions League appearances?

The Champions League is possible the most prestigious competition in the world. The very first version of the European Cup began in 1948 and as we know. Real Madrid have won the most trophies in it’s history.

But which player has made the most European Cup appearances? Which player has made the most Champions League appearances? 

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Most Champions League appearances by a player

Who has the most Champions League appearances? Below is a list of the players who have made the most Champions League appearances. Which of these players are your favourites and they are football legends. Iker Casillas is the player with most Champions League appearances. He has played 164 Champions League matches. Xavi is on second place with 151 games. Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are far behind.

England players with most Champions League appearances

Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes are the England players with most Champions League appearances. They have played 145 and 124 matches for Manchester United.

Who has made the most Champions League appearances?

Most Champions League appearances list

Here is the list of players with the most Champions League appearances.

PlayerTeam(s)Matches
Iker Casillas *Real Madrid Real Madrid
FC Porto FC Porto
164
XaviFC Barcelona FC Barcelona151
Ryan GiggsManchester United Manchester United145
RaúlFC Schalke 04 FC Schalke 04
Real Madrid Real Madrid
142
Cristiano Ronaldo *Real Madrid Real Madrid
Manchester United Manchester United
140
Paolo MaldiniAC Milan AC Milan135
Clarence SeedorfAC Milan AC Milan
Real Madrid Real Madrid
AFC Ajax AFC Ajax
125
Paul ScholesManchester United Manchester United124
Roberto CarlosReal Madrid Real Madrid
Fenerbahçe Fenerbahçe
120
Zlatan Ibrahimović *Inter Inter
Juventus Juventus
AC Milan AC Milan
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain
AFC Ajax AFC Ajax
Manchester United Manchester United
119
Iniesta *FC Barcelona FC Barcelona118
PuyolFC Barcelona FC Barcelona115
Xabi AlonsoBayern München Bayern München
Real Sociedad Real Sociedad
Real Madrid Real Madrid
Liverpool FC Liverpool FC
115
Thierry HenryFC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Arsenal FC Arsenal FC
AS Monaco AS Monaco
112
Petr Čech *Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Arsenal FC Arsenal FC
Sparta Praha Sparta Praha
111
Lionel Messi *FC Barcelona FC Barcelona111
Philipp LahmVfB Stuttgart VfB Stuttgart
Bayern München Bayern München
109
Gary NevilleManchester United Manchester United109
John TerryChelsea FC Chelsea FC109
Ashley ColeAS Roma AS Roma
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Arsenal FC Arsenal FC
108
Andrea PirloInter Inter
Juventus Juventus
AC Milan AC Milan
108
David BeckhamAC Milan AC Milan
Real Madrid Real Madrid
Manchester United Manchester United
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain
107
Patrice Evra *Juventus Juventus
Manchester United Manchester United
AS Monaco AS Monaco
107
Víctor ValdésFC Barcelona FC Barcelona106
Frank LampardChelsea FC Chelsea FC
Manchester City Manchester City
105
Oliver KahnBayern München Bayern München103
Luís FigoInter Inter
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Real Madrid Real Madrid
103
Gianluigi Buffon *Juventus Juventus
Parma Calcio 1913 Parma Calcio 1913
102
* Active player

England players with most Champions League appearances

PlayerTeam(s)Matches
Andriy ShevchenkoAC Milan AC Milan
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Dinamo Kiev Dinamo Kiev
100
Alessandro NestaLazio Roma Lazio Roma
AC Milan AC Milan
99
Edwin van der SarJuventus Juventus
Manchester United Manchester United
AFC Ajax AFC Ajax
98
GutiReal Madrid Real Madrid97
Javier ZanettiInter Inter97
Cesc Fàbregas *FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Arsenal FC Arsenal FC
97
Claude MakéléléReal Madrid Real Madrid
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
FC Nantes FC Nantes
96
Bastian SchweinsteigerBayern München Bayern München
Manchester United Manchester United
95
Sergio Ramos *Real Madrid Real Madrid95
Michael Ballack1. FC Kaiserslautern 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Bayern München Bayern München
Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
93
Dani Alves *Juventus Juventus
Sevilla FC Sevilla FC
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
94
Rio FerdinandLeeds United Leeds United
Manchester United Manchester United
93
MaxwellInter Inter
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain
AFC Ajax AFC Ajax
93
MorientesValencia CF Valencia CF
Real Madrid Real Madrid
Liverpool FC Liverpool FC
AS Monaco AS Monaco
Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille
93
Didier DrogbaChelsea FC Chelsea FC
Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille
Galatasaray Galatasaray
92
Arjen Robben *Bayern München Bayern München
Real Madrid Real Madrid
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
PSV Eindhoven PSV Eindhoven
93
Alessandro CostacurtaAC Milan AC Milan90
Javier Mascherano *FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Liverpool FC Liverpool FC
90
Alessandro Del PieroJuventus Juventus89
GentoReal Madrid Real Madrid89
Hasan SalihamidžićBayern München Bayern München
Juventus Juventus
88
Karim Benzema *Real Madrid Real Madrid
Olympique Lyon Olympique Lyon
87
* Active player

That is the list of players with the most Champions League appearances. They are all true legends. A lot of them have also won the competition at least once. Take a look also at our list of top goalscorers in Champions League history.

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