The ranking includes the players with the most team titles in their careers. Trophies received in clubs and national teams were taken into account.
Lionel Messi: 35 trophies
Lionel Messi is arguably Barcelona’s biggest success story in recent history. Pep Guardiola’s arrival at the Catalan club coincided with the Argentine striker’s heyday, and together they became victors in both Spanish and European competitions. In five years under the current Man City coach, Messi has won four La Liga titles and two European Cups with the Blue Garnet. In total, the striker has 10 titles in La Liga and 4 victories in the Champions League.
Gerard Piqué: 35 trophies
Piqué is a long-term leader of Barcelona’s defense, and because of his strong influence on the team, analysts have predicted that he will become president of the club.Before moving to the Catalan team, Gerard managed to play for Manchester United and even won four trophies, but due to the small amount of playing time he returned to his homeland – to Barcelona, where he began his youth career.
Ryan Giggs: 36 trophies
Giggs is the only player in history to score in 21 consecutive Premier League seasons and the first player to score in 11 consecutive Champions League seasons. One of the few players to have played more than a thousand professional matches in a career. Ryan holds the record for the Red Devils in the number of meetings played for the team (963), and is also one of the top 10 goalscorers of Man United in history (168 goals, the player shares 7-8 place with Joe Spence). Giggs also holds the Premier League record for assists with 162.
Maxwell: 37 trophies
Maxwell is the only representative of the ranking of the most titled football players in the world who never became a legend in any of the clubs he played for. He was a slightly above average player, but spent most of his career at top clubs. Maxwell has played for Cruzeiro, Ajax, Inter, Barcelona and PSG, winning titles in all of them. The most productive period was in France, where he won 15 trophies in five seasons.
Maxwell almost did not play for the Brazilian national team. He has 16 appearances on the field, 6 of them for the Olympic team.
Andres Iniesta: 39 trophies
Iniesta is the best representative of the “golden generation” of Spain in terms of the number of trophies won and the most titled player in the history of the club. He spent almost his entire career at Barcelona, with which he won 32 trophies of various sizes, from nine La Liga titles and six Spanish Cups to four Champions League cups and three UEFA Super Cups.
Dani Alves: 43 trophies
Dani Alves is the most titled football player in the world. Alves plays at Sao Paulo as a cornerback. He won the UEFA Cup twice with Sevilla, won the Champions League three times with Barcelona and is the owner of four UEFA Super Cups. Alves became the champion of three countries – Spain, Italy and France. He won La Liga six times, won the French championship twice and became the champion of Italy once. Dani’s stats are impressive. In 19 years, Alves won 39 club trophies – an average of 2.05 per year.
With the Brazilian national team, Dani won four awards – two Copa América in 2007 and 2019 and two Confederations Cups in 2009 and 2013.