Casillas breaks record for most UEFA club appearances

Porto's veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas has overtaken Paolo Maldini at the top of the all-time UEFA club competition appearances leaderboard.

Iker Casillas in the UEFA Champions League
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175: Iker Casillas (ESP, Real Madrid, Porto)
Casillas made 157 UEFA appearances for Real Madrid before leaving for Porto in 2015, bringing to an end a 16-year, trophy-strewn spell. Another 18 outings for the Portuguese club have now taken the 35-year-old – whose tally of 167 Spain caps is a European record shared with Gianluigi Buffon – top of this list.

174: Paolo Maldini (ITA, AC Milan)
The right-footed left-back and central defender played until he was 41, becoming as important a figure in Milan's history as his father Cesare Maldini – winner of four league titles and the 1962/63 European Champion Clubs' Cup. Paolo lifted that trophy five times, plus seven Italian championships.

173: Xavi Hernández (ESP, Barcelona)
The former Barcelona midfielder picked up more trophies – 28 – than any other player in Spanish history, also winning the UEFA Champions League four times.

163: Clarence Seedorf (NED, Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale Milano, AC Milan)
The Dutchman remains the only player to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs: Ajax (1995), Madrid (1998) and Milan (2003 and 2007). An all-round midfielder, he was famously never once sent off in his career.

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161: Raúl González (ESP, Real Madrid, Schalke)
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have outstripped his one-time record haul of 77 UEFA club competition goals, yet Raúl's three UEFA Champions League titles and seven Spanish crowns underline the one-time No7's status as one of the greatest strikers in European history.

The next 20
160: Javier Zanetti (Internazionale Milano)
159: Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
155: Pepe Reina (Barcelona, Villarreal, Liverpool, Napoli, Bayern München)
150: Jamie Carragher (Liverpool)
146: Gianluigi Buffon (Parma, Juventus)
145: Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk)
144: Roberto Carlos (Internazionale Milano, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
143: Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea)
143: Olexandr Shovkovskiy (Dynamo Kyiv)
143: Edwin van der Sar (Ajax, Juventus, Fulham, Manchester United)
142: Oliver Kahn (Karlsruher, Bayern München)
142: Luís Figo (Sporting, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Internazionale Milano)
142: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)
140: Thierry Henry (Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona)
139: Andrea Pirlo (Internazionale Milano, AC Milan, Juventus)
139: Dani Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus)
137: Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
137: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit, Bayern München, Kairat Almaty)
136: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale Milano, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United)
134: Claude Makelele (Nantes, Celta Vigo, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup