[Updated] Top 10 Football Players with most trophies in 2022

When we talk about who is the most successful player in the world, we mostly go after Balon D’or, FIFA World Cup, but we barely mention the overall trophies won by any player. Though it is not full merit that defines the success of a player, we must obviously consider it.

Footballers with most Trophies
Footballers with Most Trophies

So, Football Devils presents you with the players who have the most trophies in the world.

Players who have the most trophies in the World

10. Sergio Busquets -34

Do you agree that the Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets is one of the most underrated players of this generation? Despite his downfall in his career, he was the unsung hero of Barcelona and Spain too.

As the legendary Vincent del Bosque said,

“Watch the game you won’t see Busquets, but watch Busquets and you‘ll see the game.

He was the key player of both the Spanish as well as Catalans legendary squad. He is a one-time World Cup winner and a European Champion that he won with his country in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

Sergio Busquets might not be recognized as he must have been, but it does not change the fact that he is among the elite list of successful players.

Trophies that Busquets won

  • World Cup – 1
  • Euro Cup – 1
  • UEFA Champions League – 3
  • Spanish Champion – 8
  • Spanish cup – 7
  • Spanish Super Cup – 8
  • UEFA Super Cup – 3
  • FIFA Club World Cup – 3
sergio busquets trophy
Sergio Busquets with Barcelona Source: Getty Images

9. Cristiano Ronaldo – 34

Damn. You could not have predicted Cristiano to be this early in this list. But that’s what Stats shows. Ronaldo has won every title in the leagues he has played. He started his career with the Portuguese top team, Sporting CP but later reached his height with United. Went on to win 3 Premier League, 1 Champions League, and 1 FA Cup, he went on to become the club’s legend.

But it was with Real Madrid, he crossed his limits, where he went on to win 4 UCL in his Madrid career but could not gain many titles in the league. After that too, he played with the Italia Champions.

Despite his achievements with top teams in top leagues, he is still in the 9th position with 34 trophies on the list of the most decorated players.

Trophies that Ronaldo won

  • Euro Cup – 1
  • UEFA Champions League – 5
  • Spanish Champion – 2
  • Spanish cup – 2
  • Spanish Super Cup – 2
  • FIFA Club World Cup – 4
  • English Champion – 3
  • English FA Cup – 1
  • English League Cup – 2
  • Italian Champion – 1
  • Italia Super Cup – 2
  • UEFA Nations League – 1
  • UEFA Super Cup – 3
  • Portuguese Super Cup – 1
  • English Super Cup – 2
Ronaldo transfer to Man United
Cristiano Ronaldo with Man United

8. Ryan Giggs – 35

Spending his entire career with Manchester United, he was a vital player Alex Ferguson had in his team. When signing him, Sir Alex Ferguson could not hold himself after seeing the talent he carried.

He said,

“He was 13 and he floated across the ground like a cocker spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind.” He added, “I remember the first time I saw Giggs”

He immediately went to sign Ryan Giggs who just turned 14 years old. And SAF made a great choice who would be one of the best players of this generation. He helped his team be 13 times English Champions, 2 times Champions League winner, and multiple FA Cup and English Super Cup. Undoubtedly, he is on the top 5 list of players who have won many trophies with a single club.

Trophies that Giggs won

  • Champions League – 2
  • English Champion – 13
  • FA Cup – 4
  • English League Cup – 4
  • Intercontinental Cup – 1
  • UEFA Super Cup – 1
  • English Super Cup – 9
ryan giggs with ucl trophy
Ryan Giggs with the UCL trophy

7. Vitor Baia – 36

A name that most people have not heard, but Vitor Baia is Porto’s legendary goalkeeper that won more trophies than Xavi, Giggs, and Ronaldo. He spent most of his career with Portugal’s top club FC Porto and went on to win the Portuguese Champion 10 times and the Portuguese Cup 5 times.

He was also in the legendary squad of Porto under Jose Mourinho that won UEFA Champions League in the 2003/04 season. Besides, he also played for Barcelona between 1996 and 1998 but had immense success as he became Spanish Champion 1 time and 2 times Spanish Cup and Spanish Super Cup each.

And not to forget, Vitor Baia is the goalkeeper who has the most trophies with a count of 36.

Trophies that Baia won

  • Champions League – 1
  • Portuguese Champion – 10
  • Portuguese Cup – 5
  • Portuguese Super Cup – 10
  • UEFA Cup – 1
  • Intercontinental Cup – 2
  • UEFA Super Cup – 1
  • Spanish Champion – 1
  • Spanish Cup – 2
  • Spanish Super Cup – 2
vitor baia with ucl trophy
Vitor Baia with the UCL trophy

6. Gerrard Pique – 37

Gerrard Pique is one of the defenders with the most trophies on the list. He has been with Barcelona for more than a decade and went on being 8 times Spanish Champion and 7 Spanish Cup. He has also won the Champions League 4 times.

He started his career with Manchester United but mostly played as a backup of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. But, he won every major trophy with the club. He won 1 UCL, 1 EPL, and 1 English League Cup.

Besides, he is also a World Cup winner and a European Champion which he won in 2010 and 2012 respectively with his country Spain.

Trophies that Pique won

  • FIFA World Cup – 1
  • European Champion – 1
  • European U-19 – 1
  • UEFA Champions League – 4
  • FIFA Club World Cup Winner – 3
  • English Champion – 1
  • English League Cup Winner – 1
  • Spanish Champion – 8
  • Spanish Cup – 7
  • Spanish Super Cup – 6
  • UEFA Super Cup – 3
  • English Super Cup – 1
Gerrard Pique trophy
Gerrard Pique holding Trophy

5. Maxwell Andrade – 37

Just like Zlatan Ibrahimovich who has won everything with the club he has played, Brazilian footballer Maxwell has done the same, but one thing better. I will explain why he is better.

Maxwell also played for top teams like Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, and Paris Saint Germain and won everything with them. He has won 16 different trophies and most of them are multiple. He had much success with PSG where he spent most of his career before retiring in 2017.

And guess, why he had achieved more? He has won UEFA Champions League which he won in the 2010/11 season with FC Barcelona.

Trophies that Maxwell won

  • FIFA Club World Cup – 2
  • Champions League – 1
  • Spanish Champion – 2
  • Spanish Cup – 1
  • Spanish Super Cup – 3
  • Italian Champion – 3
  • Italian Super Cup – 1
  • French Champion – 4
  • French Cup – 3
  • French League cup – 4
  • Dutch Champion – 2
  • Dutch Cup – 1
  • Dutch Super Cup – 3
  • Brazilian Cup – 1
  • UEFA Super Cup – 2
  • French Super Cup – 4
Maxwell Andrade
Maxwell Andrade in UCL interview

4. Hossam Ashour – 37

Hossam Ashour may be the least known player in the list of footballers who has the most trophies., but does not go unnoticed. He has spent most of his career with the Egyptian team Al Ahly where he won everything that they can win.

His best achievements include 13 times in the Egyptian Premier League and 10 Super Cup.

Trophies that Hossam won

  • Egyptian Champion – 13
  • Egyptian Cup – 4
  • Egyptian Super Cup – 8
  • CAF Champions League – 6
  • CAF Super Cup – 5
  • CAF Confederation Cup – 1
Hossam_Ashour Source: btolat

3. Andres Iniesta – 38

The legendary Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta is one of the players that has won everything with the club. He joined the club as a 12-year-old futsal player and led them to enormous success. He along with Xavi and Messi was the heart of Barcelona that dominated the world under Pep Guardiola. Together, they broke every team, mostly their arch-rival Real Madrid with their Tiki-Taka.

Arguably the best midfielder of all time, Iniesta is on the list of football players who have won the most trophies. Along with the club’s success, he has also had a successful career in his country. He is one of the key players of Spain that won the 3 major titles between 2008 and 2012, including the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the Euro Cup in 2008 and 2012.

Trophies that Iniesta won

  • World Cup – 1
  • European Champion – 2
  • UEFA Champions League – 4
  • Spanish Champion – 9
  • FIFA Club World Cup – 3
  • Spanish Cup – 6
  • Spanish Super Cup – 7
  • European U19 – 1
  • European U17 – 1
Andres Iniesta with trophy Source: Reuters

2. Lionel Messi – 39

Just like his former teammate, Lionel Messi has also won everything with a club. One of the greatest players in the world, Lionel Messi has been a key player for Barcelona that enjoyed major success. In his 19 years spell at Barcelona, he went on to become the 10 times Spanish Champion, 4 Champions League Winner, etc, and many individual successes. But the only thing lacking in his legacy was an international trophy.

But, 2021 was a special year for Lionel Messi as he finally had his hands on the major international trophy with Argentina. And the only title, his trophy cabinet is seeking is the Yello shining World Cup trophy. He was close to achieving that too in 2014, but unfortunately, he had to lose with Germany.

Presently, as he had joined his former teammate Neymar Jr and the French sensation Kylian Mbappe, his trophy number is just going to be better as he just lifted Ligue 1 2021-22 season title.

Trophies that Messi won

  • Copa America – 1
  • UEFA Champions League – 4
  • Spanish Champion – 10
  • Spanish cup – 7
  • Spanish Super Cup – 8
  • FIFA Club World Cup – 3
  • Under 20 World Champion – 1
  • UEFA Super Cup – 3
  • Olympic – 1
  • French Ligue 1
messi at psg
Leo Messi magic. Credit: CBS Sports

1. Dani Alves – 42

And the Brazillian defender Dani Alves is the undisputed champion that tops the list of football players who has the highest number of trophies with a trophy count of 42. Unlike many players, he had success in each club he has played till now.

He got his hands on the trophy for the first time in 2001 as he won the Campeonato Baiano and Copa do Nordeste. At that time, he was just 18 years old and since then it has just increased more. Next, he joined Sevilla in 2002 but had to wait before he grabbed his first trophy with the club, UEFA Cup in 2005/06.

After spending years with the club, he joined the Spanish champions Barcelona where he had more success than ever. Winning 3 champions League, 6 Laliga, and 5 Spanish Super Cup in just 8 years is not a joke. He was also famous for having an amazing partnership with his former teammate Lionel Messi.

After leaving Barcelona in 2008, he played for other clubs like Juventus, PSG, and Sao Paulo, where he never lacked trophies.

And it’s 2021 and he has again rejoined his former club Barcelona to play under the famous Xavi. It seems, he is going to add more titles to his cabinet.

Trophies that Alves won

  • Copa America – 2
  • UEFA Champions League – 3
  • Spanish Champion – 6
  • Spanish Cup – 5
  • Spanish Super Cup – 5
  • FIFA Club World Cup – 3
  • Italian Champion – 1
  • Italian Cup – 1
  • French Champion – 2
  • French Cup – 1
  • French League Cup – 1
  • UEFA Cup – 2
  • Confederations Cup – 2
  • Under 20 world Cup – 1
  • UEFA Super Cup – 4
  • French Super Cup – 2
  • Olympic Medalist – 1
Dani Alves with trophy Source: FC Barcelona

So, this is our list of footballers who have won more trophies in their careers. Who do you think has more chance to increase their trophy and surpass others?

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