Busquets joins Champions League 100 club

Sergio Busquets has joined the exclusive club of players with 100 or more UEFA Champions League appearances.

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Sergio Busquets became the 37th member of the illustrious band of players who have made 100 or more appearances in the UEFA Champions League when he Barcelona midfielder completed his century as a half-time substitute for Barcelona against Tottenham Hotspur on 11 December.

All of Busquets's 100 games in this competition have come for Barcelona, joining fellow one-club Blaugrana UEFA Champions League centurions Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol and Víctor Valdés.

Oddy, the last player to reach 100 was also for Barcelona against Spurs, Gerard Piqué at Wembley on matchday two. Iker Casillas leads the list of centurion players – which recognises overall appearances in the competition from group stage to final – ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, and also on 11 December, the goalkeeper emulated the striker in becoming only the second player to 100 UEFA Champions League wins.

ALL-TIME UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE STATS

Players with 100+ UEFA Champions League appearances

173 Iker Casillas* (Real Madrid 150, Porto 23)
157 Cristiano Ronaldo* (Manchester United 52, Real Madrid 101, Juventus 4)
151 Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
142 Raúl González (Real Madrid 130, Schalke 12)
141 Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)

Watch Messi's century of European goals
Watch Messi's century of European goals

130 Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
129 Lionel Messi* (Barcelona)
125 Clarence Seedorf (Ajax 11, Real Madrid 25, AC Milan 89)
124 Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
120 Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid 107, Fenerbahçe 13)
120
Gianluigi Buffon* (Parma 6, Juventus 111, Paris Saint-Germain 3)

119
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Ajax 19, Juventus 18, Internazionale Milano 22, Barcelona 10, AC Milan 16, Paris Saint-Germain 33, Manchester United 1)
119
Xabi Alonso (Real Sociedad 8, Liverpool 39, Real Madrid 47, Bayern München 25)
118 Sergio Ramos* (Real Madrid)
115 Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
112 Thierry Henry (Monaco 9, Barcelona 26, Arsenal 77)
112 Philipp Lahm (Stuttgart 7, Bayern München 105)
111 Petr Čech (Sparta Praha 12, Chelsea 94, Arsenal 5)
110 Karim Benzema* (Lyon 19, Real Madrid 91)
110 Arjen Robben* (PSV Eindhoven 10, Chelsea 19, Real Madrid 11, Bayern München 70)

Watch Beckham's stunning free-kick for Madrid
Watch Beckham's stunning free-kick for Madrid

109 Dani Alves* (Sevilla 8, Barcelona 80, Juventus 12, Paris Saint-Germain 9)
109
Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
109 Gary Neville (Manchester United)
109 John Terry (Chelsea)
108 Ashley Cole (Arsenal 45, Chelsea 60, Roma 3)
108 Patrice Evra (Monaco 21, Manchester United 65, Juventus 22)
108 Andrea Pirlo (Internazionale Milano 5, AC Milan 78, Juventus 25)
107
David Beckham (Manchester United 77, Real Madrid 26, AC Milan 2, Paris Saint-Germain 2)

Sergio Busquets: highlights of a hundred
Sergio Busquets: highlights of a hundred

106 Víctor Valdés (Barcelona)
105
Frank Lampard (Chelsea 102, Manchester City 3)
105
Thomas Müller* (Bayern München)
104
Cesc Fàbregas (Arsenal 55, Barcelona 26, Chelsea 23)
103 Luís Figo (Barcelona 24, Real Madrid 58, Internazionale Milano 21)
103 Oliver Kahn (Bayern München)
103 Gerard Piqué* (Manchester United 4, Barcelona 99)
100 Sergio Busquets* (Barcelona)
100 Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan 59, Chelsea 15, Dynamo Kyiv 26)

*Player active in 2018/19 competition

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