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List of Players With Most Champions League Appearances

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? 

Players With 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.

Player with most Champions League appearances?

Player with most Champions League appearances? Iker Casillas is the player with most Champions League appearances. He has played 167 Champions League matches. Christiano Ronaldo is on second place with 153 games. Xavi is on third place with 151 games. Lionel Messi is far behind both Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi with only 125 Champions League appearances.

List of players with most Champions League appearances

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

Top 10 players with most Champions League appearances

Players with most Champions League appearances? Lets have a look at the list of top 10 players with the most Champions League appearances.

The table below does not include appearances made in the qualification stage of the competition. The table below does include appearances made in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup.

Player Nation Appearances Years Clubs
1 Iker Casillas  Spain 167 1999– Real MadridReal Madrid
FC PortoPorto
2 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 152 2003– Manchester United Manchester United
Real MadridReal Madrid
3 Xavi  Spain 151 1998–2015 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
4 Raúl  Spain 142 1995–2011 Real MadridReal Madrid
FC Schalke 04 FC Schalke 04
5 Ryan Giggs  Wales 141 1993–2014 Manchester United Manchester United
6 Andrés Iniesta  Spain 130 2002– FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
7 Clarence Seedorf  Netherlands 125 1994–2012 AFC Ajax AFC Ajax
Real MadridReal Madrid
Inter Inter
AC MilanAC Milan
Lionel Messi  Argentina 125 2005– FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
9 Paul Scholes  England 124 1994–2013 Manchester United Manchester United
10 Roberto Carlos  Brazil 120 1997–2007 Real MadridReal Madrid
Fenerbahçe Fenerbahçe
Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden 120 2001–2018 AFC Ajax AFC Ajax
Juventus Juventus
Inter Inter
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
AC MilanAC Milan
Paris Saint-GermainParis Saint-Germain
Manchester United Manchester United
* Active player

Players with most Champions League appearances > 105

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

Player Team(s) Matches
Paolo Maldini AC Milan AC Milan
119
Xabi Alonso Bayern München Bayern München
Real Sociedad Real Sociedad
Real Madrid Real Madrid
Liverpool FC Liverpool FC
119
Puyol FC Barcelona FC Barcelona 115
Gianluigi Buffon * Juventus Juventus
Parma Calcio 1913 Parma
121
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
121
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
Sergio Ramos * Real Madrid Real Madrid 109
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
Dani Alves * Juventus Juventus
Sevilla FC Sevilla FC
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
105
* Active player

Players With Most Champions League appearances < 103

Player Team(s) Matches
Luís Figo Inter Inter
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Real Madrid Real Madrid
103
Oliver Kahn Bayern München Bayern München 103
Arjen Robben * Bayern München Bayern München
Real Madrid Real Madrid
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
PSV Eindhoven PSV Eindhoven
105
Cesc Fàbregas * FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Chelsea FC Chelsea FC
Arsenal FC Arsenal FC
110
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
Edwin van der Sar Juventus Juventus
Manchester United Manchester United
AFC Ajax AFC Ajax
98
Karim Benzema * Real Madrid Real Madrid
Olympique Lyon Olympique Lyon
107
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
Javier Mascherano * FC Barcelona FC Barcelona
Liverpool FC Liverpool FC
96
Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern München Bayern München
Manchester United Manchester United
95
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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