Winning a trophy is a challenging task, but we have seen some world-class footballers master the approach. Some players were directly responsible for their victory, while others played a key role in the process. Some of Europe's biggest clubs have amassed a plethora of awards and medals throughout the years. The players have benefited greatly as a result of these clubs winning numerous trophies. As a result, let's take a look at the top five football players in terms of trophies won.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo - 34 Trophies
In 2003, he joined Manchester United to play under Sir Alex Ferguson. Under the Scottish manager, Ronaldo blossomed into one of the best forwards in the world. At United, he won the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, two League Cups, two FA Community Shields, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
At Real Madrid, Ronaldo won a total of ten additional trophies. He won the Copa del Rey and Supercopa twice, as well as the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup three times. With the Spanish giants, Ronaldo won a total of 16 medals. In 2018, the Portuguese captain joined Juventus, where he won two Serie A titles, two Supercoppa Italiana titles, and one Coppa Italia. Cristiano Ronaldo has won the European Championships in 2016 and the UEFA Nations League in 2018.
4. Gerard Pique - 35 Trophies
Gerard Pique won the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League during his time at Manchester United, as well as the FA Community Shield in 2007. Pique has eight La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles, five Supercopa titles, three UEFA Champions Leagues, three UEFA Super Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups to his credit with Barcelona. With Spain national twam In 2010, he won the FIFA World Cup, and in 2012, he won the UEFA European Championship.
3. Lionel Messi - 36 Trophies
At Barcelona, Messi won 10 La Liga titles, six Copa del Rey crowns, eight Spanish Super Cups, four UEFA Champions Leagues, three UEFA Super Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups. It goes without saying that without the Argentine forward's help, Barcelona's chances of winning these titles would have been slim. Messi has a difficult time at the international level.
Argentina's disappointment reached an height after they lost in the 2014 World Cup final. Messi won the Copa America for the first time in 2021 after failing to win it on three previous occasions. This brings his overall number of trophies to 36 trophies won.
2. Andres Iniesta - 37 Trophies
He played for Barcelona for 15 years, making over 600 games for the Spanish giants. He won nine La Liga championships, seven Spanish Super Cups, four UEFA Champions League titles, six Spanish Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups in the process. In 2018, he joined Vissel Kobe and won the Emperor's Cup and the Japanese Super Cup. Iniesta has been similarly effective with Spain's national squad. The winning goal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final will be remembered by all. He also won the UEFA European Championship twice with Spain, in 2008 and 2012.
1. Dani Alves - 43 Trophies
Alves began his career with Bahia in Brazil, where he won the Copa do Nordeste in 2002. In the summer of 2002, he moved to Sevilla in La Liga. Alves won the Copa del Rey, Supercopa, UEFA Cup twice, and the UEFA Super Cup with the Spanish club. In 2008, his outstanding performances won him a transfer to Barcelona, where he remained until 2016. He won six La Liga championships, four Copa del Rey titles, four Supercopa titles, three UEFA Champions Leagues, three UEFA Super Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups during that time.
In 2016, Daniel Alves joined Juventus. Alves won the Serie A and Coppa Italia with the Italian club. The Brazilian joined Paris Saint-Germain after a season with the Old Lady (PSG). Alves won Ligue 1 twice, as well as the Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, and Trophee des Champions. He wanted to play club football in Brazil again, so he joined Sao Paulo in 2019. He won the Campeonato Paulista in 2021 with them. The former Juventus full-back has twice won the Copa America, twice won the FIFA Confederations Cup, and most recently won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics.
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