Players With The Most Champions League Titles. Meet the soccer players who have accumulated the most success in the highest European competition at the club level. Legends of this sport who have managed to lift the Champions League and European Cup more times
Who are the players who have won the most Champions League titles throughout their careers? There are few better ways to determine the quality of a footballer than the trophies he and his teams have won. Being crowned the best club in Europe is one of the highest honors for a footballer and dozens of players have won the European Cup or Champions League trophies three or more times.
The Champions League (and its predecessor, the European Cup) has been around since 1955 and no club has won the competition more times than Real Madrid, with 13. So it’s no surprise that Real Madrid’s players feature on this list. of players with the most Champions League titles. AC Milan is the next club that more times has won the tournament with seven championships, followed by Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, and Liverpool, with five each.
Only one player has been crowned the best in Europe more than five times, 10 have won it five or more times and 20 have won it four or more times.
Below is the list of players with the most Champions League titles, including European Cup wins. Could it be said that they are the best players in history? In discussion!
Players With The Most Champions League Titles:
62 Players Tied with 3 Champions League Titles (European Cups)
Real Madrid Players With Three Titles: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Lucas Vázquez, Pepe, Savio, Fernando Hierro, Roberto Carlos, Raúl, Fernando Morientes, Guti, Aitor Karanka, Iker Casillas, Ferenc Puskás, Rogelio Domínguez, Raymond Kopa, Ángel Atienza, Miguel Munoz, Bercerril Minguela, Ramon Marsal Ribo
- FC Barcelona Players With Three Titles: Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Dani Alves, Víctor Valdés, Carles Puyol
- Barcelona, Inter Milan (3): Samuel Eto’o
- Real Madrid and AC Milan (3): Fernando Redondo
- AC Milan, Ajax (3): Frank Rijkaard
- AC Milan Players With Three Titles: Mauro Tassotti, Filippo Galli, Roberto Donadoni, Franco Baresi
- Liverpool Players With Three Titles: Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness, Kenny Dalglish, Ray Clemence, Terry McDermott, Ray Kennedy, Jimmy Case, Steve Heighway
- FC Bayern Players With Three Titles: Sepp Maier, Johnny Hansen, Hans-George Schwarzenbeck, Franz Beckenbauer, Bernd Durnberger, Franz Roth, Hans-Josef Kapellmann, Gerd Muller, Ulrich Hoeness, Rainer Zoebl, Conny Torstensson
- Ajax players With Three Titles: Heinz Stuy, Wim Suurbier, Barry Hulshoff, Horst Blankenburg, Johan Neeskens, Arnold Muhren, Gerrie Muhren, Arie Haan, Johan Cruyff, Piet Keizer, Sjaak Swart
16. Toni Kroos – 4 (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Toni Kroos arrived at Real Madrid after winning a Champions League with Bayern Munich. After that triumph, he won three more titles with the white team, being a fundamental player in achieving them. Madrid’s midfield trident (Casemiro, Modric, Kroos) will probably go down in history as one of the best midfielders of all time.
15. Nacho, Casemiro, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal, Isco, Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, Marcelo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos – 4 (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
The hardcore of players from Real Madrid was part of UCL’s four titles in five years. A very difficult record to match that would only be comparable to the winning streak of the white team itself at the beginning of the European Cup.
14. Enrique Mateos – 4 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960)
The striker scored 27 goals in 52 games over eight years, most as a substitute for the Whites between 1953 and 1961, although he did not collect enough games to win a championship medal for the 1956 win.
13. Joseito – 4 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959)
Joseíto, a Spanish footballer who scored 77 goals in 177 games for Real Madrid, would be higher on this list with five if he had not left for Levante after the 1959 season. Despite not having been in the last season, he is one of the few players who have won the European Cup 4 times.
12. Jose Santamaria – 4 (1958, 1959, 1960, 1966)
The Uruguayan central defender played with the national teams of Uruguay (20 games) and Spain (16 games).
11. Phil Neal – 4 (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984)
The Reds won four European Cups, in addition to their magical Champions League triumph in 2005 with a comeback against AC Milan. Neal, a full-back, was the only man to play for all four Liverpool teams that won the European Cup between 1977 and 1984.
10. Gerard Pique – 4 (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Although Gerard Piqué was not part of the Manchester United squad in 2008, he managed to win two consecutive Champions Leagues with the Red Devils and then in 2009 with Barcelona. Later he would also conquer the continental title in 2011 and 2015.
Things would have to change a lot at Can Barça for Piqué to end his career with more ‘orejonas’ to his credit.
9. Lionel Messi – 4 (2006, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Lionel Messi did not play after the 2006 round of 16 , but he was the main man in Barça’s last three Champions League titles. La Pulga has guided the best Barça (Sextete) to make history at club level in the 2008/09 season.
At the moment, he is still one step below Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of the Champions League, although his move to PSG could change things.
8. Xavi Hernandez – 4 (2006, 2009, 2011, 2015)
The midfielder was the captain of the 2015 team , but did not play during the knockout phase of the 2006 tournament. Without a doubt, we are dealing with one of the best Spanish players in history and also from the culé club.
7. Clarence Seedorf-4 (1995, 1998, 2003, 2007)
The Dutch midfielder is the only player to have won the Champions League with three different clubs, winning his last two with AC Milan. Ajax, Real Madrid, and AC Milan have been the teams with which he has been proclaimed continental champion, triumphing in different teams and leagues.
6. Andres Iniesta – 4 (2006, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Andrés Iniesta has a perfect 4-0 in the finals in which he has participated. He has won all the finals he has played in and is one of the most successful footballers in the entire history of this sport. His goal against the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final has marked his career.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo – 5 (2008, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in the final with two different teams, having won the competition with both Manchester United (2008) and Real Madrid (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018). The Portuguese has five Champions League titles to his name and is looking to extend it with United in his second spell as Red Devil.
4. Hector Rial, Juan Alonso, Juan Santisteban, Marquitos, Rafael Lesmes, Jose María Zarraga, Alfredo Di Stefano – 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960)
Fourth place is completed by nine Real Madrid players who helped the Merengues win the first five European Cups. Juan Alonso captained the team in 1958, while José María Zárraga captained the Whites in 1959 and 1960.
3. Alessandro Costacurta – 5 (1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007)
Costacurta was suspended in 1994 final and did not make the squad in 2007, but started in the other two finals. One of the most successful Italian players in history and, without a doubt, a legend at AC Milan.
2. Paolo Maldini – 5 (1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007)
The determined Italian defender made 647 appearances for AC Milan between 1985 and 2009, including eight European Cup or Champions League finals. He won five, including as captain in 2003 and 2007. If the best central defender in history had to be determined, he would be in the top 3 for the vast majority of fans along with Franz Beckenbauer, Carles Puyol, Franco Baresi, and some others.
1. Paco Gento, The Player With The Most Champions League (European Cups) – 6 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966)
Paco Gento, the most successful player in the history of continental European club football, captained the Whites in 1966 after playing for the club that won the first five European Cups. We are facing a record that will be very difficult for any player to beat over the years. Do you think anyone will match or beat Gento’s six Champions League titles?