With another club season around the corner, active football players will be looking to add more trophies to their glorious trophy cabinet. Legends like Messi and Ronaldo will be looking to add more extraordinary and will be looking to advance this list of the 5 players who have won the most trophies in their career. In this article, we look at the 5 players who have won the most trophies in their careers.
#5 Ryan Giggs (36 trophies)
Regarded as one of the best midfielders of all time and a Manchester United legend through and through, Ryan Giggs has won a total of 36 trophies as he makes his way into the top 5. The Red Devil’s former captain, Giggs is the only player in this list who doesn’t have a past related to Barça, he is also the only English player in this list. Having played 24 continuous seasons for Manchester United, he is also one of the very few players who has over 1000 appearances for the PL giants, he also holds the club record for competitive appearances.
Ryan represented United in their golden era, one of the many reasons he is one of the most decorated players in football history. The midfielder has won the Premier League a staggering 13 times, he alone has more PL titles than any other English club other than Manchester United and Liverpool. He also won the Champions League twice, the FA Cup four times. While also winning the Super Cup once and the Club World Cup once as well.
#2 Andres Iniesta (37 trophies)
One of the greatest midfielders to ever play, Andres Iniesta enjoyed winning several trophies throughout his career. Iniesta won a total of 37 trophies in his career with FC Barcelona, Spain, and Vissel Kobe. The legendary midfielder was a gem of a player, and his partnership with Xavi is regarded as one of the best midfield duos to date. He also scored the iconic goal in the 2010 World Cup final, which handed Spain their first-ever World Cup title. In Barcelona, he was well-thought-out to be the one among the best players of this generation.
Iniesta made over 750 appearances in his career and 16 years for Barça where he won the La Liga nine times, the Champions League four times, and the Spanish Cup seven times. With Spain, Andres won the prestigious World Cup once and also went on to win the Euros in 2008. After making a move to the Japanese League, he won the league and also won the super cup with Vissel Kobe.
#2 Maxwell (37 trophies)
Even though Maxwell has won 37 trophies and is second on this list, his legacy is a curious one. And the fact that he managed to win 37 trophies in his 35-year career, is even more fascinating. Looking at the player’s trophy cabinet, it is safe to say that it was possible to win so many trophies because the defender played for some of the biggest clubs in world football before hanging his boots up. It is quite surprising that he managed to find a way to get into the best teams without even being one of the bests.
After starting his career with the local club Cruzeiro, he went on to play for Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, and Paris-Saint-Germain. He won two La Liga titles, four Ligue 1 titles, three Serie A titles, and two Eredesive titles, while also winning the Champions League title once.
#2 Lionel Messi (37 trophies)
The Barcelona and Argentina legend recently joined the top 2 list as he won the Copa América 2021, his first-ever major international trophy. With 37 trophies, Messi now jointly stands at the second position, with Iniesta and Maxwell, as he recently won his latest and the 37th trophy of his career. Widely regarded as one of the best and the most talented players of all time, he has enjoyed an extraordinary career with Barça and also stands a chance to become the most decorated player in football history.
The maestro has won the league 10 times, the Champions League four times, and the Spanish Cup seven times. With his national team, he has an Olympic Gold Medal to show and also the Copa América 2021 which he finally won after years and years of waiting.
#1 Dani Alves (42 trophies)
The most decorated player in footballing history when it comes to major title honors, Dani Alves tops this list with 42 trophies to his name. Dani Alves left Barcelona after winning 23 major titles in eight years, including six La Liga titles and three Champions League titles.
He later went on to win as many as 19 more major trophies at Juventus, PSG, and São Paulo, which included one Serie A title and two Ligue 1 titles. With his nation, he has won the Copa América once and has also won the Confederations Cup twice, as he tops the list when it comes to the 5 players who have won the most number of trophies in their career.