Top 10 football players with most trophies

Top 10 football players with most trophies- ranked!

Winning silverware is one of the hardest things for any footballer as there have been many decorated football players who have never won a single trophy in their professional career. Many players play the entirety of their career without getting a sniff of any silverware like England captain Harry Kane and Italian football icon Antonio Di Natale.

A true measure of an athlete or rather a footballer’s success is often synonymous with the number of trophies they have won. Many top players retire without getting to touch any pieces of silverware. According to 90Min stats, we have created a list of the top 10 football players with the most trophies.

1. Lionel Messi – 44 Trophies

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Lionel Messi (Getty Images)

The Argentinian is regarded as the greatest footballer of all-time in the eyes of several fans and pundits, and without a doubt is the most decorated footballer player with 44 trophies to his name. Lionel Messi bagged a whopping 34 trophies during his long spell at Barcelona before securing three more at PSG.

But the most magical moment of his career arrived when he won the 2022 World Cup with La Albiceleste in Qatar. The 36-year-old forward quickly got his hands on the Leagues Cup after joining David Beckham’s Inter Miami in 2023.

2. Dani Alves – 44 Trophies

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Dani Alves (Getty Images)

The first-ever player in football history to win 44 trophies after bagging the Olympic gold in 2021. He is widely regarded as one of the best full-backs of this generation and the bulk of his silverware were won in Catalonia. Alves enjoy great success in Spain with Sevilla, in Italy with Juventus, and in France with Paris Saint-Germain.

Both Lionel Messi and Dani Alves are joint top of the list with 44 trophies each after dominating European football with Barcelona for several years.

3. Hossam Hassan – 41 trophies

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Hossam Hassan (Getty Images)

Egyptian’s most decorated player and the nation’s leading goalscorer, Hossam Hassan, enjoyed a decorated career with Cairo clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek where he won 14 Egyptian Premier League titles. At the international level, Hassan is also a three-time African Cup of Nations winner and was named the head coach of the Egypt national team earlier in 2024.

4. Hossam Ashour – 39 trophies

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Hossam Ashour (Getty Images)

The former Egyptian footballer played as a midfielder for Al-Ahly and helped the club win 39 trophies for 17 years. Ashour is an unknown figure to many, despite winning an absurd 13 league titles with Al Ahly. His remarkable achievements in the Egyptian Premier League and CAF competitions make him a prominent figure in European football.

5. Sergio Busquets – 37 trophies

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Sergio Busquets (Getty Images)

The Spaniard was a key member of Barcelona’s highly successful era under manager Pep Guardiola and established himself as the best-holding midfielder of this generation. He spent his entire career with Barcelona making 700 appearances and winning nine La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies to name a few.

The Sabadell-born player won 32 major trophies with Barcelona, and three more with the Spain national team- the World Cup in 2010, the European Championship in 2012 and the UEFA Nations League in 2023.

6. Andres Iniesta – 37 trophies

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Andres Iniesta (Getty Images)

Andres Iniesta came through the famous La Masia youth academy at Barcelona and was known for his excellent passing range and overall game intelligence in the central midfield role. The 39-year-old midfield maestro is still active in the United Arab Emirates.

He played a pivotal role in helping Barcelona win four Champions League trophies in six years. Iniesta’s greatest moment of his illustrious career would be the dramatic 116th minute winner for Spain against the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final.

7. Maxwell – 37 trophies

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Maxwell (Getty Images)

The Brazilian defender won a raft of trophies since his arrival at Barcelona in 2008 under the leadership of Pep Guardiola. Maxwell is a surprise name on the list and has actually won just as many trophies as Gerard Pique, Andreas Iniesta and Sergio Busquets. He has accumulated a total of 37 trophies, and consistent performances with Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, and PSG earned him a spot amongst the most decorated players.

8. Gerard Pique – 37 trophies

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Gerard Pique (Getty Images)

The Spanish footballer played most of his professional career with Barcelona and came through the coveted La Masia academy. Despite being highly rated, Pique failed to establish his mark at Manchester United and returned to his boyhood club Barcelona in 2008. Since then, the towering centre-back has stockpiled 37 trophies including eight La Ligas, 4 Champions League, and a World Cup with La Rojas.

9. Cristiano Ronaldo – 35 trophies

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Cristiano Ronaldo (Getty Images)

Often dubbed as the best player of this generation, Cristiano Ronaldo has accumulated 35 trophies thus far in his illustrious career which spans around Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, a return to Manchester United, and now with Al-Nassr. Ronaldo has more individuals awards than any player on this list barring Messi but has fallen slightly short when it comes to team honours despite his three consecutive Champions League wins with Real Madrid.

10. Ryan Giggs – 34 trophies

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Ryan Giggs (Getty Images)

Ryan Giggs became a Premier League stalwart during his time at Manchester United and holds the most number of appearances (963) in a Red Devils shirt. During his time at United, Giggs has won 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cup trophies, three League Cups and two Champions League trophies among other accolades.

He is the most decorated player in Manchester United’s history and his longevity on the European stage was beyond extraordinary.

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