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Casillas sets Champions League appearance record

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has made his 152nd UEFA Champions League appearance, group stage to final, passing Xavi Hernández at the top of the all-time list.

Most group stage to final appearances ©Getty Images

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has now made more group stage to final UEFA Champions League appearances than any other player.

Casillas's start for Porto in their Group G game against Chelsea means he has played in 152 games in the competition proper, one more than former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernández. Just two of the Spain goalkeeper's games have come with Porto, the previous 149 while he was between the posts for Real Madrid. He made his debut more than 16 years ago, against Olympiacos on 15 September 1999.

UEFA Champions League appearances (group stage to final) – top ten
152 Iker Casillas (Real Madrid 150, Porto 2)*
151 Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
142 Raúl González (Real Madrid 130, Schalke 12)
141 Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
125 Clarence Seedorf (Ajax 11, Real Madrid 25, AC Milan 89)
124 Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
120 Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid 107, Fenerbahçe 13)
116 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United 52, Real Madrid 64)*
115 Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
112 Thierry Henry (Monaco 9, Barcelona 26, Arsenal 77)

Watch: Casillas showreel
Watch: Casillas showreel

Others to have made 100 appearances or more
110 Zlatan Ibrahimović*
109 Andrés Iniesta*, Paolo Maldini, Gary Neville
108 Ashley Cole, Andrea Pirlo
107 David Beckham
106 Petr Čech*, Víctor Valdés*
105 Xabi Alonso*, Frank Lampard, John Terry*
103 Oliver Kahn, Luís Figo
100 Lionel Messi*, Andriy Shevchenko

*Registered for club in UEFA competition this season

Casillas; My first UEFA Champions League memory
Casillas; My first UEFA Champions League memory