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Ranking the most capped international players in Europe

A lot of players have become successful in their international playing career. They have managed to win at least one major title with their respective national team.

It's a huge honour for a football player to play for his national team. We have seen some players that changed from one national team to another and they have been highly impressive so far.

Some football players have featured in more than 100 matches for their respective national team. They have played in over 100 games in their international playing career so far.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time highest goalscorer in international competition. He's also the most capped player of all time with 181 caps for Portugal. Ronaldo has won the Euro 2016 and the UEFA Nations league with Portugal. The Portuguese forward has broken different international records so far in his playing career.

Sergio Ramos is considered one of the best Spanish defenders of all time. Ramos has made 180 caps for Spain making him the second most capped player in international competition. Ramos is one of the most successful players in international competitions winning the FIFA World Cup, Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 with Spain.

Gianluigi Buffon registered 176 caps for Italy winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup before his retirement from international competitions. He also helped Italy qualify for the Euro 2012 finals which they lost to Spain.

Vitalijs Astafjevs made 167 caps for Latvia scoring 16 goals with the national team before his retirement from football.

Iker Casillas made 167 caps for Spain before his retirement from international competition. He's often regarded as the most successful Spanish Goalkeeper of all time.

Lothar Matthaus made 150 caps for West Germany making him the most capped German player of all time. Diego Maradona said Matthaus was the best rival he ever had. Matthaus was voted German Footballer of the Year in 1999 and 1990.

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