LCristiano Ronaldo is now up to second place in the all-time list, behind only Iker Casillas.
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All-time UEFA club competition appearances*
188: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)
178: Cristiano Ronaldo (Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
174: Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
173: Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
171: Pepe Reina (Barcelona, Villarreal, Liverpool, Napoli, Bayern München, AC Milan)
166: Gianluigi Buffon (Parma, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain)
163: Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale Milano, AC Milan)
161: Raúl González (Real Madrid, Schalke)
160: Javier Zanetti (Internazionale Milano)
159: Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
155: Dani Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain)
150: Jamie Carragher (Liverpool)
150: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Who will take Iker Casillas' record?
Cristiano Ronaldo is the nearest challenger to the now-retired Iker Casillas, with the Portuguese beginning 2020/21 ten appearances behind.
The 150+ club is made up of three goalkeepers, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards. Aside from Ronaldo, the other forwards to feature are Messi, who got there in November 2020, and Raúl González, himself a long-time talismanic figure at the Santiago Bernabéu and whose final campaign in the Spanish capital (2009/10) crossed over with Ronaldo's first.
*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