Players with Most Games in XXI Century

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9 January 2024 10:22
Players with Most Games in XXI Century

The updated ranking of the most experienced players in the current century has been published by IFFHS.

Idman.biz reports that Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player of XXI century to hold 1200 top level games in 2023, he currently leads the ranking with 1204 games.

Four players have reached 1000 games.

21 players in total have played 900+ games; 17 of them active (highlighted in bold).

MOST GAMES IN

XXI CENTURY

Player

Country

DL

DC

ICC

NT

Total

Total

Total

XXI

XX

Career

1

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal

685

98

216

205

1204

1204

2

Fábio

Brazil

930

109

117

1156

46

1202

3

Dani Alves

Brazil

626

132

172

126

1056

1056

4

Lionel Messi

Argentina

584

104

179

180

1047

1047

5

Luka Modrić

Croatia

603

75

160

172

1010

1010

6

João Moutinho

Portugal

591

114

146

146

997

997

7

Iker Casillas

Spain

585

57

171

161

974

74

1048

8

Sergio Ramos

Spain

562

74

158

180

974

974

9

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Sweden

607

72

152

122

953

9

962

10

Andrés Iniesta

Spain

564

102

152

131

949

949

11

Yasuhito Endō

Japan

606

120

66

152

944

84

1028

12

Edin Džeko

Bosnia and H

603

71

133

133

940

940

13

Luis Suárez

Uruguay

605

76

119

138

938

938

14

Xavi

Spain

536

95

174

132

937

80

1017

15

James Milner

England

631

101

136

61

929

929

16

Pepe Reina

Spain

647

51

192

36

926

6

932

17

Ivan Rakitić

Croatia

567

96

151

106

920

920

18

Alexis Sánchez

Chile

560

78

122

160

920

920

19

Karim Benzema

France

566

80

174

97

917

917

20

Rogério Ceni

Brazil

675

72

149

9

905

308

1213

21

Jesús Navas

Spain

607

100

147

50

904

904

Gianluigi Buffon

Italy

528

37

133

160

858

212

1070

Javier Zanetti

Argentina

449

50

128

90

717

350

1067

Raúl

Spain

454

57

115

62

688

346

1034

Frank Lampard

England

507

105

124

105

841

168

1009

Timmy Simons

Belgium

571

64

116

94

845

99

944

Oswaldo Sánchez

Mexico

512

13

57

88

670

269

939

Zé Roberto

Brazil

492

57

121

38

708

228

936

Roque Santa Cruz

Paraguay

572

50

96

95

813

119

932

Thierry Henry

France

422

39

96

98

655

262

917

Petr Čech

Czech Republic

552

75

138

124

889

20

909

Dirk Kuyt

Netherlands

553

60

99

104

816

87

903

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