Which Portuguese has played the most UEFA club games?

It's Portugal Day! Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way, but who are the other big Portuguese achievers in the history of UEFA's club competitions?

Cristiano Ronaldo is a multiple record holder
Cristiano Ronaldo is a multiple record holder ©AFP/Getty Images

Most appearances by a Portuguese in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

157: Cristiano Ronaldo (Man. United, Real Madrid)
107: Luís Figo (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
95: Pepe (Porto, Real Madrid, Beşiktaş)
92: Ricardo Carvalho (Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Monaco)
78: Deco (Porto, Barcelona, Chelsea)
71: João Moutinho (Sporting CP, Porto, Monaco)
70: Vítor Baía (Porto, Barcelona)
68: José Bosingwa (Boavista, Porto, Chelsea, Trabzonspor)
68: Rui Costa (Benfica, Fiorentina, AC Milan)
66: Nuno Morais (Chelsea, APOEL)

Top-scoring Portuguese in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

Eusébio with Benfica
Eusébio with Benfica©Getty Images

121: Cristiano Ronaldo (Man. United, Real Madrid)
47: Eusébio (Benfica)
24: Luís Figo (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
21: José Torres (Benfica, Vitória SC)
19: José Augusto (Benfica)
18: José Águas (Benfica, Austria Wien)
17: Deco (Porto, Barcelona, Chelsea)
15: Nené (Benfica)
12: Danny (Sporting CP, Zenit, Slavia Praha)
11: Mário Coluna (Benfica)
11: Nuno Gomes (Benfica)

Most appearances by a Portuguese in UEFA club competition*

Watch all Ronaldo's 17/18 #UCL goals
Watch all Ronaldo's 17/18 #UCL goals

161: Cristiano Ronaldo (Sporting CP, Man. United, Real Madrid)
142: Luís Figo (Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
124: João Moutinho (Sporting CP, Porto, Monaco)
110: Rui Costa (Benfica, Fiorentina, AC Milan)
109: Simão (Sporting CP, Barcelona, Benfica, Atlético Madrid, Beşiktaş)
108: Ricardo Quaresma (Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Monaco)
108: Vítor Baía (Porto, Barcelona)
104: Nuno Morais (Chelsea, APOEL)
104: Ricardo Carvalho (Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Monaco)
102: Deco (Porto, Barcelona, Chelsea)

Top-scoring Portuguese in UEFA club competition*

Raúl González and Luís Figo in 2003
Raúl González and Luís Figo in 2003©AFP/Getty Images

123: Cristiano Ronaldo (Sporting CP, Man. United, Real Madrid)
56: Eusébio (Benfica)
30: José Torres (Benfica, Vitória SC)
28: Luís Figo (Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
28: Nené (Benfica)
27: Nuno Gomes (Boavista, Fiorentina, Benfica, Braga)
25: Liedson (Sporting CP)
24: Fernando Gomes (Porto, Sporting CP)
22: Ricardo Quaresma (Sporting CP, Barcelona, Porto, Inter Milan, Beşiktaş)
22: Simão (Sporting CP, Barcelona, Benfica, Atlético Madrid, Beşiktaş)

Portuguese milestones in UEFA club competition

Benfica celebrate their 1961 European Cup win
Benfica celebrate their 1961 European Cup win©Getty Images

First Portuguese side to reach/win a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Benfica 3-2 Barcelona (1961)

First Portuguese player to win the European Cup Winners' Cup
Mendonça (Atlético Madrid 3-0 Fiorentina, 1962 – replay)

First Portuguese side to win the European Cup Winners' Cup
Sporting CP
1-0 MTK Budapest (1964 – replay)

First Portuguese side to reach the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final
Anderlecht 2-1 agg Benfica (1983)

Highlights: Mourinho's Porto triumph in Seville
Highlights: Mourinho's Porto triumph in Seville

First Portuguese side to win the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
Porto 3-2 aet Celtic (2003)

Portuguese players who have won the European Cup/UEFA Champions League the most times
5:
Cristiano Ronaldo (2008 Man. United, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 Real Madrid)
3: Pepe (2014, 2016, 2017 Real Madrid)

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

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