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Top 9 Players With Most Trophies In Football History

Nothing comes easy in life, not even a silverware for a professional footballer. Winning a trophy is a big deal for any player. But not every great player gets lucky in winning these prizes. It's strange but true. Some players are amazing but don't have much luck with trophies.

On the other hand, there are players who seem to win trophies all the time. They're the ones who really shine when the game gets tough.

At OhMyFootball we're going to learn about these players. The footballers who've won the most trophies in football. Together we'll find out who the real champions are, the most decorated footballers. Let's get started and see who these trophy-winning stars are.

Top 9 Football Players With Most Trophies

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9. Ryan Giggs - 34 Trophies

Ryan Giggs is a football legend, whose career is like a thrilling novel full of victories. The Welsh winger is the only English player, who has ever won so many trophies, while playing in England.

Giggs wasn't just a player; he was a symbol of dedication. Imagine staying with the same club for 24 years and playing in a staggering 963 games. That's right! Giggs stayed at Manchester United for 24 years, becoming the footballer with most assists in the Premier League for all time - 162.

That's commitment! And the result? He became the most decorated player in United's history, with a jaw-dropping 34 trophies to his name.

Major trophies won:

  • Premier League: 13x (1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13) FA Cup: 4x (1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04) League Cup: 4x (1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10) Champions League: 2x (1998–99, 2007–08)
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8. Cristiano Ronaldo - 35 Trophies

Arguably one of the greatest football players to ever walked the pitch - Cristiano Ronaldo. When we think of of Ronaldo we see him as a relentless force in the world of football. The Portuguese legend carved his name among the all-time greats at clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. His insatiable appetite for triumph has catapulted him into the top ten elite.

Ronaldo's trophy shelf is a testament to his skill, overflowing with individual awards that only Lionel Messi can rival. He's not just about awards though; his journey is marked by league triumphs in England, Spain, and Italy, each chapter adorned with a dazzling array of goals.

Yet, at 38, even with his impressive haul of five Champions League titles, there's a sense he's still chasing something more in team achievements. But don't think for a moment that he's slowing down.

With no thoughts of hanging up his boots, Ronaldo recently added the Arab Club Champions Cup to his collection with Al Nassr. It's like a renowned explorer who, despite having scaled the highest peaks, still yearns to conquer new horizons.

Major trophies won:

  • Premier League: 3x (2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09) LaLiga: 2x (2011–12, 2016–17) Serie A: 2x (2018–19, 2019–20) Champions League: 5x (2007-08, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18) European Championship: 2016 UEFA Nations League: 2018-19

7. Gerard Pique - 37 Trophies

Gerard Piqué's football story is something out of a fairy tale. Imagine a young player, starting out under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, only to find his way back to his first love, Barcelona. It's there that Piqué really made his mark, playing a key role in their incredible double treble wins in 2008/09 and 2014/15 seasons.

But Piqué's brilliance wasn't just limited to club football. He also shone brightly on the international stage, helping Spain clinch the 2010 World Cup and the Euro 2012.

When he hung up his boots in 2022, it felt like the end of an era. Pique's retirement was more than just a player stepping away; it was like the final chapter of a thrilling novel that left fans wanting more.

Major trophies won:

  • Premier League: 2007-08 LaLiga: 8x (2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19) Champions League: 4x (2007-08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15) European Championship: 2012 World Cup: 2010
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6. Andres Iniesta - 37 Trophies

At 39, picture Iniesta, still showcasing his magic on the football fields of the United Arab Emirates, following an incredible run with Vissel Kobe in Japan. But the true essence of his legacy is rooted in the roles he played in both Barcelona and Spain's golden eras during the 2000s and 2010s.

Over 16 years, he not only lifted every trophy possible with Barcelona but also became a symbol of their midfield prowess. His most memorable moment? Scoring that breathtaking 116th-minute winner against the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final. It's like he was the maestro of an orchestra, perfectly timing his crescendo to capture the hearts of football fans around the world.

Andres Iniesta has marked his name in the football history as one of the greatest midfielders of all time.

Major trophies won:

  • LaLiga: 9x (2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18) Champions League: 4x (2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15) European Championship: 2x (2008, 2012) World Cup: 2010

5. Maxwell - 37 Trophies

Maxwell is one of football's unsung heroes. Imagine playing under the tactical genius of Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan and then moving to the dream team of Barcelona under Pep Guardiola. It's like being part of two blockbuster movies, each with their own legendary director.

Then, there's the chapter where Maxwell becomes a trailblazer at Paris Saint-Germain, right after their takeover in 2011. By the time he retired, he wasn't just any player; he was the most decorated active player in Europe - a quiet, yet profound statement of his impact on the game.

Post-retirement, Maxwell didn't just vanish into the shadows. Instead, he stepped into the role of PSG's assistant sporting director.

Major trophies won:

  • Serie A: 3x (2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09) LaLiga: 2x (2009–10, 2010–11) Champions League: 2010–11 Ligue 1: 4x (2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16)

4. Hossam Ashour - 39 Trophies

When thinking of "Who is the most decorated Egyptian player", you must e thinking Mohamed Salah. Well, you're far from the truth. There's another name that deserves the spotlight - Hossam Ashour.

Hossam Ashour was a defensive midfielder who began his journey with Al-Ahly in 2003. Over the next 17 years, he became a cornerstone of the team, helping them secure a jaw-dropping 39 trophies. It's like he had a Midas touch, turning every match into a winning moment for his club.

In 2020, he decided to change his scenery and joined Al Ittihad, hoping to extend his legacy. But he didn't manage to add any more silverware to his already impressive collection.

Major trophies won:

  • Egyptian Premier League: 13x (2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20) Egypt Cup: 4x (2005–06, 2006–07, 2016–17, 2019–20) Egyptian Super Cup: 10x (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017، 2018) CAF Champions League: 6x (2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2020) CAF Confederation Cup: 2014 African Super Cup: 5x (2006, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014)

3. Hossam Hassan - 41 Trophies

Hossam Hassan is a true legend in Egyptian football. You've probably haven't heard his name before, but he is Egypt's greatest ever. Hassan has gone down the history as Egypt all time goalscorer.

He's clinched 14 Egyptian Premier League titles and bagged the African Cup of Nations three times. Now 57, his legacy is like a masterclass in goal-scoring and winning, inspiring footballers everywhere.

Major trophies won:

  • Egyptian Premier League: 14x (1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04) Egypt Cup: 5x (1984-85, 1988-89, 1992-93, 1995-96, 2001-2002) Egyptian Super Cup: 2x (2001, 2002) CAF Champions League: 2002 African Cup of Nations: 3x (1986, 1998, 2006)
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2. Dani Alves - 43 Trophies

Dani Alves started at Barcelona, and during his eight years at the club, he won a whopping 23 major trophies! It's like winning a treasure chest full of football gold. Among those shiny prizes were six La Liga titles and three Champions League triumphs. After leaving Barcelona, he embarked on new adventures at Juventus, PSG, and Sao Paulo. Guess what? He didn't just settle; he added 19 more major trophies to his collection. He even brought home a Serie A title and two Ligue 1 titles, showcasing his versatility.

And let's not forget his time with the Brazilian national team. He helped Brazil clinch the Copa America and Confederations Cup not once, but twice!

Dani Alves is standing tall at the summit of football history with an astounding 42 trophies to his name. It's a testament to his enduring greatness in the beautiful game.

Major trophies won:

  • LaLiga: 6x (2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16) Champions League: 3x (2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15) Serie A: 2016–17 Ligue 1: 2x (2017–18, 2018–19) Copa America: 2x (2007, 2019) Summer Olympics: 2020
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1. Lionel Messi - 44 Trophies

Lionel Messi is a true living legend of the game. Messi's king of football royalty when it comes to personal recognition. The Argentinian magician notched up a record eight Ballon d'Or trophies - the most a player has ever won.

Despite struggling after leaving Barcelona, Messi's star is still shining bright in the football world. But no one can deny that when he was at Barca, it was like we watched a magician playing. He racked up a staggering 34 trophies during his time there. And then, he made a move to Paris Saint-Germain, where he added three more titles to his collection.

The highlight of his career was the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, where Messi scored two crucial goals in the final against France to clinch the much desired World Cup title.

Now, instead of retiring, he surprised everyone by joining Inter Miami. And guess what? He didn't waste any time; he won the Leagues Cup, making history as the first piece of silverware for David Beckham's MLS franchise. Messi's legacy just keeps growing, and it's a joy to watch him continue to make history on the pitch.

Major trophies won:

  • LaLiga : 10x (2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19) Champions League: 4x (2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15) Ligue 1: 2x (2021–22, 2022–23) Copa America: 2021 World Cup: 2022
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