Seedorf completes century of matches

AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf will become the seventh player to make 100 UEFA Champions League appearances after being selected to face Celtic FC.

AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf will become the seventh player to make 100 UEFA Champions League appearances after being selected for tonight's Group D encounter with Celtic FC.

Three triumphs
The 31-year-old, a European champion with AFC Ajax, Real Madrid CF and Milan, joins team-mate Paolo Maldini in the '100 club', alongside Raúl González, Roberto Carlos, David Beckham, Oliver Kahn and Luís Figo. "The desire is even greater now I'm coming towards the end of my career," Seedorf told uefa.com before last season's Athens final triumph over Liverpool FC. "You want to take as many trophies home as possible. The clock is ticking."

Further company
The Dutch international – the only player to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs – could be followed in reaching three figures by Manchester United FC midfielder Ryan Giggs next week. Giggs is one match shy of the mark. Gary Neville and Paul Scholes, meanwhile, have clocked up 98 and 97 appearances respectively.

Player Appearances
Raúl González (Real Madrid CF) 113
Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid CF, Fenerbahçe SK) 112
Paolo Maldini (AC Milan) 107
David Beckham (Manchester United FC, Real Madrid CF) 103
Oliver Kahn (FC Bayern München) 103
Luís Figo (FC Barcelona, Real Madrid CF, FC Internazionale Milano) 100
Clarence Seedorf (AFC Ajax, Real Madrid CF, AC Milan) 100
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United FC) 99
Gary Neville (Manchester United FC) 98
Paul Scholes (Manchester United FC) 97

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