Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo, is the player with the most appearances in the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo is seen as arguably the greatest player in the history of football, including the Champions League. The Portuguese superstar, who has appeared in the competition with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, has won it five times. He has also played in the competition 183 times. Unfortunately, he wouldn’t be able to extend his record in the Champions League this season as his current team, Manchester United didn’t qualify for the competition.
He is followed by Real Madrid legend, Iker Casillas. The legendary goalkeeper played in the competition for Real Madrid and FC Porto. He played 177 times in the Champions League for both teams. The Spanish shot-stopper, who is currently retired, won the competition three times during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Barcelona legend, Lionel Messi is third on the list. The Argentine superstar has appeared in the Champions League with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain and during his time at Camp Nou, he won the Champions League four times. In total, he has played in the competition 156 times.
Below are the top ten players with the most Champions League appearances in football’s history: