FIFA Confederations Cup Leading Appearances of All Time
FIFA Confederations Cup Leading Appearances of All Time? Who are the FIFA Confederations Cup Leading Appearances of All Times? Have you ever wanted to find out on which footballers have the leading appearances in the FIFA Confederations Cup? Well, if you have then worry not because we have prepared a list of the FIFA Confederations Cup Leading Appearances of All Time.
Lots of players have featured in the FIFA Confederations but we have picked out the players with Most Appearances in the tournament. A few players we have the final opportunity to increase their appearances in Russia. The FIFA Confederations was like a preparatory tournament to the World Cup.
FIFA Confederations History
What is the FIFA Confederations Cup? It was an international football tournament for national teams. FIFA Confederations Cup was held every after four years, contested by winners of the six FIFA Confederations Championships (UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC, OFC). It was contested by eight teams, six teams come from the six Confederation Championships then the two are the hosts and the previous winners of the FIFA World Cup.
The Cup started in 1997 and was won by Brazil after the beat Australia 6-0 in the final to claim the very first FIFA Confederations title. Since 2005 the hosts of the Confederations are the country who will host the FIFA World Cup the following year, it is a rehearsal tournament for the FIFA World Cup. Before 2005 the tournament was held after every two years.
Since it’s start in 1997 seven tournaments had been played successfully. The tenth and final one was held in Russia in 2017. In March 2019, FIFA confirmed that the tournament would no longer be active, owing to an expansion of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021.
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup was the tenth and final FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men’s football tournament organised by FIFA. It was held in Russia, from 17 June to 2 July 2017, as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Russia was announced as the host on 2 December 2010 after the country was awarded the hosting rights of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The matches were played in four different stadiums across four cities: Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, and Sochi.
It was the first time Russia has hosted the tournament, and the third time the Confederations Cup has been held in the European continent. As hosts, Russia qualified automatically for the tournament; they were joined by the six winners of the FIFA confederation championships and the 2014 FIFA World Cup champions, Germany.
2014 World champions Germany won their first title following a 1–0 win over Chile in the final.
Players With Most Appearances at The FIFA Confederations!
Here is a full list of the All time leading appearances. Enjoy!
|Pável Pardo|| Mexico||16|
|Claudio Suárez|| Mexico||14|
|Tony Vidmar|| Australia||11|
|Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi|| Saudi Arabia||10|
|Salvador Carmona|| Mexico||10|
|Júlio César|| Brazil||10|
|Hidetoshi Nakata|| Japan||10|
|Robert Pirés|| France||10|
|Robinho *|| Brazil||10|
|Oswaldo Sánchez|| Mexico||10|
|Sylvain Wiltord|| France||10|
|Zé Roberto|| Brazil||10|
|José Abundis|| Mexico||9|
|John Aloisi|| Australia||9|
|Fernando Torres|| Spain||9|
|Flávio Conceição|| Brazil||9|
|Stan Lazaridis|| Australia||9|
|Rafael Márquez|| Mexico||9|
|Koji Nakata|| Japan||9|
|Ramón Ramírez|| Mexico||9|
|Hussein Abdulghani *|| Saudi Arabia||8|
|Mohammed Al-Deayea|| Saudi Arabia||8|
|Ibrahim Al-Harbi|| Saudi Arabia||8|
|Cuauhtémoc Blanco|| Mexico||8|
|Gianluigi Buffon *|| Italy||8|
|Jorge Campos|| Mexico||8|
|Giorgio Chiellini *|| Italy||8|
|Dani Alves *|| Brazil||8|
|David Villa *|| Spain||8|
|Marcel Desailly|| France||8|
|Landon Donovan|| USA||8|
|Eddie Lewis|| USA||8|
|Riccardo Montolivo|| Italy||8|
|Héctor Moreno *|| Mexico||8|
|Kevin Muscat|| Australia||8|
|Piqué *|| Spain||8|
|Carlos Salcido *|| Mexico||8|
|Sergio Ramos *|| Spain||8|
|Josip Skoko|| Australia||8|
|Ivan Vicelich|| New Zealand||8|
|Javier Zanetti|| Argentina||8|
|Zé Maria|| Brazil||8|
|* Active player|
Player With Most FIFA Confederations Appearances
Who is the player with most FIFA Confederations appearances? Brazilian former Goalkeeper Dida is the player with most appearances at the confederations. He has played a total of 22 matches.
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