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Top 5 active players with the most number of trophies

Written by: Sarthak Gupta

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While some dream to lift a trophy, there are these five who have done more than 30 times each.

Every player dreams of conquering the world of football, by getting their hands on all the silverware there is to win and write their name down in history. There is no joy for a footballer that's above lifting that trophy after a hard-fought league season, not even with the individual trophies.

The name at the front is always more important than the name at back, after all it's a team sport. This being said, let's take a look at the top five active players who achieved the greatest number of trophies in their entire career. 


5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 31

One of the most prolific goal scorers, and the one who “put Sweden on the map”, the LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimović makes his way to the list of the most decorated players in the history of the game-winning 31 trophies in his entire career.

He has played for the top clubs in Europe like AC Milan, Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain, Manchester United and more. Despite his trophy-laden career, the player has never been a Champions League winner.

Known for his strength, venomous shooting ability, acrobatic goals and unwavering confidence, the striker has performed at the highest level with Sweden as well as all the clubs he’s represented.

Trophies



Eredivisie: 2001–02, 2003–04
KNVB Cup: 2001–02
Johan Cruyff Shield: 2002
Serie A: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
Supercoppa Italiana: 2006, 2008
La Liga: 2009–10
Supercopa de España: 2009, 2010
UEFA Super Cup: 2009
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009
Serie A: 2010–11
Supercoppa Italiana: 2011
Ligue 1: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
Coupe de France: 2014–15, 2015–16
Coupe de la Ligue: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
Trophée des Champions: 2013, 2014, 2015
FA Community Shield: 2016
EFL Cup: 2016–17
UEFA Europa League: 2016–17


4. Gerard Pique - 33

The familiar tall figure in heart of the defense for FC Barcelona for more than a decade now, Gerard Pique has had a golden time with the club, and Spain. He has won 33 major trophies in his career. The ex-Manchester United player has earned legendary status in Spain, surpassing the achievements of his companion, Carles Puyol.

His energetic and incredible performances with the club and the national team have earned him lots of silverware and constant praise from fans and professionals around the world.

Trophies

Premier League: 2007–08
FA Community Shield: 2007
UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
La Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
Supercopa de España: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
UEFA Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2015
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
FIFA World Cup: 2010
UEFA European Championship: 2012


3. Lionel Messi - 34

One of the greatest players to have ever graced the world of football is the Barcelona FC star, Lionel Messi making this list with 34 trophies. The name itself strikes fear into the opposition’s players no matter how big a club they’re from and managers sometimes form their tactics around stopping his magical plays.

One the most dangerous players with the ball at his feet, with 671 goals and 271 assists in 822 appearances for both club and country, we’re lucky to witness the legend in his prime.

Trophies

La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015


2. Andres Iniesta - 35

The former FC Barcelona player left the Catalan giants after the 2017-18 season with a highly successful career boasting 32 trophies with the club. In addition to all the trophies he won in Barcelona, Andres Iniesta also won a FIFA World Cup and two Euros with Spain making it 35.

The Spanish legend is currently living out his last playing days in China in the J1 League for the club Vissel Kobe. The player with the classic ability to play simple football, mastering the midfield with his effortless skills and fantastic vision, Iniesta is a really special player of the football world.

Trophies 

LaLiga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18
Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016
UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
FIFA World Cup: 2010
UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012


Dani Alves - 41

A surprise contender, the player with the most decorated trophy cabinet in the history of the game is Dani alves. A former FC Barcelona superstar known for his consistent performances and an attacking style of play, the winner of the Ligue 1,  LaLiga and Serie A, the full-back has a staggering number of trophies in his name, winning his 41st with Brazil when they became the champions of Copa America 2019.

Trophies 

Campeonato do Nordeste: 2002
Copa del Rey: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16
Spanish Super Cup: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
UEFA Cup: 2005–06, 2006–07
UEFA Super Cup: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015
LaLiga: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015-16
Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
Italian Cup: 2017
Serie A: 2016-17
French Super Cup: 2017, 2018
French Cup: 2017-18
French League Cup: 2017-18
Ligue 1: 2017-18, 2018-19
Copa América: 2007,2019
FIFA Confederations Cup: 2009, 2013

Published: Fri Jul 19, 2019 06:37 PM IST

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