Football

Champions League: Most Appearances Ever

The Champions League, known earlier as the European Cup consists of the group stage which is played in a round-robin system and the knockout stages played over two legs except the final which is played as a single match. Different countries have different rules for qualification to the Champions League but mostly the clubs finishing in the top four of a national league gain entry to the next Champions League.

Data Last Updated: July 28, 2022
S. NoPlayerYears ActivePositionClubsAppearances
1Cristiano Ronaldo2002-2022Left WingerReal Madrid, Manchester United, Juventus187
2Iker Casillas1998-2020GoalkeeperReal Madrid, Porto181
3Xavi Hernandez1997-2019Centre MidfielderBarcelona157
4Lionel Messi2003-2022Right WingerBarcelona, Paris Saint-Germain156
5Ryan Giggs1990-2014Right MidfielderManchester United151
6Raul Gonzalez1994-2015Centre ForwardReal Madrid, Schalke 04144
7Karim Benzema2004-2022Centre ForwardReal Madrid, Olympique Lyonnais142
8Paolo Maldini1984-2009Centre BackAC Milan139
9Thomas Muller2008-2022Second StrikerBayern Munich136
10Andres Iniesta2001-2022Centre MidfielderBarcelona132
11Gianluigi Buffon1995-2022GoalkeeperJuventus, Paris Saint-Germain132
12Clarence Seedorf1992-2014Defensive MidfielderAjax, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan131
13Paul Scholes1993-2013Centre MidfielderManchester United130
14Manuer Neuer2004-2022GoalkeeperSchalke 04, Bayern Munich130
15Sergio Ramos2003-2022Centre BackReal Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain129
16Toni Kroos2007-2022Centre MidfielderBayern Munich, Real Madrid129

The competition is well renowned for getting the best out of the players and some supremely talented players have displayed outstanding longevity to thrive in the Champions League. Here are the players with the most number of Champions League appearances.