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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? 

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 165 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.

Player Team(s) Matches
Iker Casillas * Real Madrid Real Madrid
FC Porto FC Porto
166
Xavi FC Barcelona FC Barcelona 151
Ryan Giggs Manchester United Manchester United 145
Raúl FC Schalke 04 FC Schalke 04
Real Madrid Real Madrid
142
Cristiano Ronaldo * Real Madrid Real Madrid
Manchester United Manchester United
142
Paolo Maldini AC Milan AC Milan 135
Clarence Seedorf AC Milan AC Milan
Real Madrid Real Madrid
AFC Ajax AFC Ajax
125
Paul Scholes Manchester United Manchester United 124
Iniesta * FC Barcelona FC Barcelona 123
Roberto Carlos Real 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
Xabi Alonso Bayern München Bayern München
Real Sociedad Real Sociedad
Real Madrid Real Madrid
Liverpool FC Liverpool FC
119
Lionel Messi * FC Barcelona FC Barcelona 117
Puyol FC Barcelona FC Barcelona 115
Thierry Henry FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Arsenal FC Arsenal FC
AS Monaco AS Monaco
112
Philipp Lahm VfB Stuttgart VfB Stuttgart
Bayern München Bayern München
112
Petr Čech * Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Arsenal FC Arsenal FC
Sparta Praha Sparta Praha
111
Gianluigi Buffon * Juventus Juventus
Parma Calcio 1913 Parma Calcio 1913
110
Gary Neville Manchester United Manchester United 109
John Terry Chelsea FC Chelsea FC 109
Patrice Evra * Juventus Juventus
Manchester United Manchester United
AS Monaco AS Monaco
108
Ashley Cole AS Roma AS Roma
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Arsenal FC Arsenal FC
108
Andrea Pirlo Inter Inter
Juventus Juventus
AC Milan AC Milan
108
David Beckham AC Milan AC Milan
Real Madrid Real Madrid
Manchester United Manchester United
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain
107
Víctor Valdés FC Barcelona FC Barcelona 106
Frank Lampard Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Manchester City Manchester City
105
Sergio Ramos * Real Madrid Real Madrid 105
Oliver Kahn Bayern München Bayern München 103
Luís Figo Inter Inter
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Real Madrid Real Madrid
103
* Active player

England players with most Champions League appearances

Player Team(s) Matches
Dani Alves * Juventus Juventus
Sevilla FC Sevilla FC
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
101
Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan AC Milan
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Dinamo Kiev Dinamo Kiev
100
Alessandro Nesta Lazio Roma Lazio Roma
AC Milan AC Milan
99
Arjen Robben * Bayern München Bayern München
Real Madrid Real Madrid
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
PSV Eindhoven PSV Eindhoven
99
Cesc Fàbregas * FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Arsenal FC Arsenal FC
98
Edwin van der Sar Juventus Juventus
Manchester United Manchester United
AFC Ajax AFC Ajax
98
Guti Real Madrid Real Madrid 97
Javier Zanetti Inter Inter 97
Claude Makélélé Real Madrid Real Madrid
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
FC Nantes FC Nantes
96
Karim Benzema * Real Madrid Real Madrid
Olympique Lyon Olympique Lyon
95
Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern München Bayern München
Manchester United Manchester United
95
Javier Mascherano * FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Liverpool FC Liverpool FC
94
Michael Ballack 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Bayern München Bayern München
Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
93
Rio Ferdinand Leeds United Leeds United
Manchester United Manchester United
93
Maxwell Inter Inter
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain
AFC Ajax AFC Ajax
93
Morientes Valencia CF Valencia CF
Real Madrid Real Madrid
Liverpool FC Liverpool FC
AS Monaco AS Monaco
Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille
93
Didier Drogba Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille
Galatasaray Galatasaray
92
Alessandro Costacurta AC Milan AC Milan 90
Alessandro Del Piero Juventus Juventus 89
Gento Real Madrid Real Madrid 89
Hasan Salihamidžić Bayern München Bayern München
Juventus Juventus
88
* 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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