[Updated] Top 10 Football Players with most trophies in 2023

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 football players with most trophies. Though it is not full merit that defines a player’s success, we must obviously consider it.

Footballers with most Trophies
Footballers with the Most Trophies

So, Football Devils presents you with the players with 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 also the unsung hero of Barcelona and Spain.

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 the Spanish and Catalan’s legendary squads. 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
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Sergio Busquets with Barcelona Source: Getty Images

9. Cristiano Ronaldo – 34

Damn! You could not have predicted Cristiano to be this early on 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 top Portuguese team, Sporting CP but later reached his height with United. He went on to win 3 Premier League, 1 Champions League, and 1 FA Cup, and 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 had just turned 14 years old. And SAF made a great choice of who would be one of the best players of this generation. He helped his team be 13 times English Champions, two 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 won 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 played for Barcelona between 1996 and 1998 but had immense success as he became Spanish Champion 1 and 2 times Spanish Cup and Spanish Super Cup each.

And not to forget, Vitor Baia is the goalkeeper with 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
  • EuropaPokal DER POKALSIEGER SIEGER – 1
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 over a decade and went on to be 8 times Spanish Champion and 7 Spanish Cup. He has also won the Champions League 4 times.

Pique started his career with Manchester United but mostly played as a backup for 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.

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 for, 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 with the most trophies., but it does not go unnoticed. He has spent most of his career with the Egyptian team Al Ahly where he won everything that they could win.

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

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
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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, leading 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
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Andres Iniesta with trophy Source: Reuters

2. Dani Alves – 42

And the Brazillian defender Dani Alves is one of the highest-titled players in the history of football. Till now, he has already won a trophy count of 42. Unlike many players, he succeeded in each club he has played to.

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 increased. 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 Cups 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 in 2021, he again rejoined his former club Barcelona to play under the famous Xavi. However, he could not add any trophies to his list.

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
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Dani Alves with trophy Source: FC Barcelona

1. Lionel Messi – 42

Lionel Messi has won everything with a club like his former teammate Dani Alves and currently equaled the footballer with the highest number of trophies in 2023 with hi recent glory World Cup with Argentina and French Cup with PSG.

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 became the ten times Spanish Champion, 4 Champions League Winner, etc., and had 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 to Germany.

He has already stacked multiple trophies after he joined the French giants, including the French Championship 2021/22 and the super Cup of the same winner.

However, it is sure that he will win more trophies with PSG, so he is almost confirmed to dethrone the Brazilian defender Dani Alves to become the most trophy-awarded football player.

Trophies that Messi won

  • World Cup – 1
  • 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
  • French Super Cup – 1
messi at psg
Leo Messi magic. Credit: CBS Sports1. Dani Alves – 42

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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