Here are the top 10 players with most semi-final games in UCL history
Which player has played the most semi-final games in UCL history? We gathered some information from Transfermarkt for some of the best players in the world, that is, their all time performing stats.
This article will tell you about the top 10 players with most semi-final games in UEFA Champions League history.
- Cristiano Ronaldo – 21 games
- Xabi Alonso – 17 games
- Xavi – 16 games
- Sergio Ramos – 16 games
- Lionel Messi – 15 games
- Thomas Muller – 15 games
- Iker Casillas – 14 games
- Karim Benzema – 14 games
- Toni Kroos – 14 games
- Dani Alves – 14 games
With 21 appearances, Cristiano Ronaldo has played the most semi-final games in UCL history. He is the all-time top scorer of the competition with more than 145 goals.
The 37-year-old has won the most UCL titles as a player, having first lifted the trophy with Manchester United in 2008 before lifting four more with Real Madrid in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
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Let us tell you that except Thomas Muller, every player in this list has once played for either Real Madrid or Barcelona. Xabi Alonso, Xavi and Iker Casillas are three Spanish international teammates who have retied as a player.
Players with most European Cup final wins (all time)
- Francisco Gento (Real Madrid) – 6
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid) – 5
- Paolo Maldini (AC Milan) – 5
- Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid) – 5
- José María Zárraga (Real Madrid) – 5
In February 2022, Xavi was appointed the new head coach of Barcelona as a hope that he would bring them back in the La Liga title race.
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He did a wonderful job managing the team, bringing them back to the top 4 after they have had a long time suffering at 7th and 8th position at the middle of the season. They are currently sitting on second spot on La Liga points table.