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Who has made the most UEFA club competition appearances?

Cristiano Ronaldo is now up to second place in the all-time list, behind only Iker Casillas.

Iker Casillas has made the most UEFA club competition appearances
Iker Casillas has made the most UEFA club competition appearances Getty Images

All-time UEFA club competition appearances*

188: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)
184: Cristiano Ronaldo (Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
178: Pepe Reina (Barcelona, Villarreal, Liverpool, Napoli, Bayern München, AC Milan, Lazio)
174: Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
173: Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
167: 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)
153: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
150: Jamie Carragher (Liverpool)

Who will take Iker Casillas' record?

Casillas career highlights
Casillas career highlights

Cristiano Ronaldo is the nearest challenger to the now-retired Iker Casillas, with the gap into single figures.

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