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.
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 176 Champions League matches. Christiano Ronaldo is on second place with 161 games. Xavi is on third place with 151 games. Lionel Messi is far behind both Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi with only 132 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.
It will be some time before we get to see two players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo again. The duo have set unparalleled records in the Champions League so far and it will only be a fitting end to their careers in the future if they both end up topping the chart in the number of matches as well because that will mean we will get to see that much more of them. Let’s see who are some of the other legends in the elite competition.
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.
|1||Iker Casillas|| Spain||177||1999–||Real Madrid (150), Porto (27)|
|2||C. Ronaldo|| Portugal||166||2003–||Man Utd (52), Real Madrid (101), Juve (13)|
|4||Ryan Giggs|| Wales||145||1993–2014||Manchester United|
|5||Raúl|| Spain||142||1995–2011||Real Madrid (130), Schalke 04 (12)|
|6||Lionel Messi|| Argentina||139||2005–||Barcelona|
|7||Paolo Maldini|| Italy||135||1988–2008||AC Milan|
|8||Andrés Iniesta|| Spain||130||2002–2018||Barcelona|
|9||Clarence Seedorf|| Netherlands||125||1994–2012||Ajax (11), Real Madrid (25), AC Milan (89)|
|10||Paul Scholes|| England||124||1994–2013||Manchester United|
Players with most UCL appearances > 106
Here is the list of remaining players with the most Champions League appearances.
|11||Sergio Ramos|| Spain||122||2005–||Real Madrid|
|12||Roberto Carlos|| Brazil||120||1997–2007||Real Madrid (107), Fenerbahçe (13)|
|13||Zlatan Ibrahimović|| Sweden||119||2001–2017||7 clubs|
|Xabi Alonso|| Spain||119||2003–2017||4 Clubs|
|15||Karim Benzema|| France||116||2006–||Lyon (19), Real Madrid (97)|
|16||Carles Puyol|| Spain||115||1999–2014||Barcelona|
|17||Gerard Piqué|| Spain||113||2004–||Man Utd (4), Barcelona (109)|
|18||Thierry Henry|| France||112||1997–2012||Monaco (9), Arsenal (77), Barcelona (26)|
|Philipp Lahm|| Germany||2002–2017||Stuttgart (7), Bayern Munich (105)|
|20||Petr Čech|| Czech Republic||111||2001–2017||Sparta Prague (12), Chelsea (94), Arsenal (5)|
|Dani Alves|| Brazil||111||2007–2019||4 Clubs|
|22||Arjen Robben|| Netherlands||110||2002–2018||4 Clubs|
|Sergio Busquets|| Spain||110||2008–||Barcelona|
|23||Gary Neville|| England||110||1993–2010||Manchester United|
|24||John Terry|| England||110||2003–2016||Chelsea|
|25||Andrea Pirlo|| Italy||108||1998–2015||Inter Milan (5), Milan (78), Juventus (25)|
|26||Ashley Cole|| England||108||2000–2015||Arsenal (45), Chelsea (60), Roma (3)|
|27||Patrice Evra|| France||108||2003–2017||Monaco (21), Man Utd (65), Juventus (22)|
|28||Thomas Müller|| Germany||108||2009–||Bayern Munich|
Players With Most UCL appearances < 106
|29||David Beckham|| England||107||1994–2013||4 Clubs|
|30||Víctor Valdés|| Spain||106||2002–2014||Barcelona|
|31||Frank Lampard|| England||105||2003–2015||Chelsea (102), Manchester City (3)|
|32||Cesc Fàbregas|| Spain||104||2004–||Arsenal (55), Barcelona (26), Chelsea (23)|
|33||Manuel Neuer|| Germany||104||2007–||Schalke 04 (22), Bayern Munich (82)|
|34||Oliver Kahn|| Germany||103||1994–2007||Bayern Munich|
|35||Luís Figo|| Portugal||103||1997–2009||Barcelona (24), Real Madrid (58), Inter (21)|
|36||Toni Kroos|| Germany||101||2008–||Bayern Munich (41), Real Madrid (60)|
|37||Andriy Shevchenko|| Ukraine||100||1994–2010||Dynamo Kyiv (26), Milan (59), Chelsea (15)|
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.
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.
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