15 Players With The Most Trophies In Soccer History 

Glory and fame are the things that soccer players can achieve by being the best in the business. They play for the love of the game when young, and love the adoration of their fans. 

The money is great too, but for the best of the best there is only one thing that counts, and that’s trophies. 

Being the right nationality can help, being lucky enough to play for the best teams at the right time can power even the most average squad player up the list. With that said, most players on this list are some of the greatest players ever to walk onto a soccer pitch. 

Here are the 15 players with the most trophies in soccer history.

15. Paul Scholes – 25 Trophies 

Premier League x111996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
FA Community Shields x51998/99, 2007/08
FA Cup x31996, 1999, 2004
Champions League x21998/99, 2007/08
English League Cup x21996, 2009, 2010
FIFA Club World Cup x12009
Intercontinental Cup x12000

You don’t win 11 Premier League titles, two Champions League titles, and three FA Cups without knowing your stuff. And Paul Scholes knew his stuff. One of the greatest players ever to play for Manchester United, Scholes made the game look easy. 

Despite having health problems with asthma as a youth, Scholes’ talent and skill made him hard to leave out of the team, and Sir Alex Ferguson ensured his teams knew how to win.

Only one player has more Premier League winners medals than Scholes, a testament to his longevity and importance to his team. 

14. Gianluigi Buffon – 28 Trophies 

Serie A x102001/02, 2002/03, 2011/12, 2012/2013, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2019/20
Italian Super Cup x71999/00, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2020/21
Italian Cup x61998/99, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2020/21
FIFA World Cup x12006
Ligue 1 x12018/19
French Super Cup x12018/19
UEFA Europa League x11998/99
Serie B x12006/07

Possibly the greatest goalkeeper of all time, Gianluigi Buffon has amassed a truck-load of silverware over a career spanning almost 25 years. With 10 Serie A titles to his name, a Ligue 1 title with PSG, and a UEFA Cup with Parma to name but a few. 

With more Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana trophies than you can shake a stick at, and a list of individual awards that could fill a book, his World Cup win with Italy in 2006 may arguably be his greatest achievement. What a player, what a legend of the game Buffon has been. 

13. Marco Verratti – 29 Trophies 

French Super Cup x82013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21
Ligue 1 x72012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20
French League Cup x62013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2019/20
French Cup x62014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2019/20, 2020/21
European Champion x12021
Serie B x12011/2012

Having moved from Italy to the French capital in 2012, A young Marco Verratti proceeded to take the game by storm. A precocious talent, Verratti has been an ever-present in the PSG midfield ever since. 

With seven Ligue 1 titles, six Coupe de France wins, six Coupe de la Ligue, and a Serie B title with Pescara to name a few of his trophies, at 28 years old Verratti will probably end his career a lot higher up the list than he is now. 

12. Thomas Muller – 30 Trophies

Bundesliga x102009/10, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21
German Super Cup x72010/11, 2012/13, 2016/2017, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2020/21, 2021/22
German Cup x62009/10, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2018/19, 2019/20
Champions League x22012/13, 2019/20
FIFA Club World Cup x22014, 2021
UEFA Super Cup x22013/14, 2020/21
FIFA World Cup x12014

A one-club man is impressive enough, but when that club is Bayern Munich, you know you have a quality player on your hands. Regardless of incoming talent, Thomas Muller is one of the first names on the team sheet. 

His record reads like a fantasy list, if it has a trophy, Muller has probably won it. Ten Bundesliga titles, two Champions Leagues, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA World Club Cup, and a FIFA World Cup with Germany are just some of the trophies lining what we must assume is every wall in the Muller household. 

11. Arjen Robben – 30 Trophies 

Bundesliga x82009/10, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
German Cup x52009/10, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2018/19
German Super Cup x42012/2013, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
Premier League x22005, 2006
English Super Cup x22005, 2006
Dutch Super Cup x22003, 2004
Champions League x12012/13
FA Cup x12007
FIFA Club World Cup x12014
UEFA Super Cup x12013/14
La Liga x12007/08
Spanish Super Cup x12008/09
Eredivisie x12002/2003

Every club should have its own version of an Arjen Robben. A Dutch winger that could run like a rabbit with the ball at his feet, turning defenders inside out week after week. 

Winning the League title is no mean feat, winning it in four different countries is almost impossible. A Dutch, English, Spanish, and German league title adorns Robbens’ list of honors. 

A Champions League winner with Bayern, FA Cup with Chelsea, and multiple domestic trophies put Arjen Robben right up there with the greats.

10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 32 Trophies 

Serie A x42006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11
Ligue 1 x42012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16
French Super Cup x42012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16
Italian Super Cup x32007/08, 2008/09, 2011/12
French League Cup x32013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16
French Cup x22014/15, 2015/16
Eredivisie x22001/02, 2003/04
Spanish Super Cup x22009/10, 2010/11
UEFA Europa League x12016/17
La Liga x12009/10
Dutch Super Cup x12002
English Super Cup x12017
English League Cup x12017
FIFA Club World Cup x12010
Dutch Cup x12001/02
UEFA Supercup x12009/10

Even people who have no interest in soccer know who Zlatan is, as mad as a march hare, with a personal confidence that makes him irresistible to the media and fans alike. 

But behind the confidence lies a reason, Zlatan has won trophies wherever he plays, regardless of where he has played. 

Similar to Arjen Robben, Zlatan has won in multiple teams across multiple countries, from a league title and KNVB Cup with Ajax in Holland, multiple Serie A trophies with

Inter Milan and AC Milan, to dominating Ligue 1 with PSG. He also won the Europa League with Manchester United in 2017. 

Known for his outrageous goals, Zlatan has been the focal point for teams across Europe, as well as in the USA where in just two seasons for LA Galaxy he scored 53 goals in 58 games. 

A ruthless genius in front of goal, and deserving a place on any list of great players, Zlatan is currently back in Milan with AC, again trying to win another title at the ripe old age of 40, and you wouldn’t bet against him doing it. 

9. Cristiano Ronaldo – 32 Trophies 

Champions League x52007/08, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18
FIFA Club World Cup x42008, 2014, 2016, 2017
Premier League x32007, 2008, 2009
UEFA Supercup x32014/15, 2016/17, 2017/18
La Liga x22011/12, 2016/17
Serie A x22018/19, 2019/20
Spanish Cup x22010/2011, 2013/14
Spanish Super Cup x22012/13, 2017/18
English Super Cup x22007, 2008
Italian Super Cup x22018/19, 2020/21
European Champion x12016
UEFA Nations League x12019
FA Cup x12004
Italian Cup x12020/21
Portuguese Super Cup x12002

It has yet to be confirmed if Cristiano Ronaldo is superhuman or simply a phenomenal soccer player. With over 1100 career appearances, most goals and assists in the Champions League, and most appearances in a European National team, he still shows no signs of slowing. 

Domestically, he has won three Premier Leagues and a Champions League with Manchester United, two La Liga and four Champions Leagues with Real Madrid, two Serie A with Juventus, and a European Championships with his native Portugal. 

With an estimated 300 titles and medals, which includes his youth career too, Ronaldo has a career haul that is simply absurd. 

He plays more, scores more, and wins more than almost any other player on the planet, and while there are players with more senior trophies, it is hard to find a better player ever to have played soccer.

8. Sergio Busquets – 34 Trophies 

La Liga x82008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19
Spanish Super Cup x82008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
Spanish Cup x72008/09, 2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2020/21
Champions League x32008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15
FIFA Club World Cup x32009, 2011, 2015
UEFA Supercup x32009/10, 2011/12, 2015/16
FIFA World Cup x12010
European Champion x12012

Understated and elegant, Busquets goes about his business with a minimum of fuss, distributing the ball from his deep-lying playmaker role for over 14 seasons at the top level. 

Despite the obvious advantages being Spanish and playing for Barcelona have in accruing trophies, Sergio is on our list on merit alone, quality breeds trophies. 

It is quicker to list the trophies Busquets hasn’t won rather than the ones he has, but to summarize an extraordinary career, the one-club man has eight La Ligas, three Champions Leagues, three UEFA Super Cups, a World Cup, and European Championship medal.

Pretty impressive reading on its own, and throw in enough other domestic trophies to sink a small ship, and you have one of the most consistent winners on our list. Busquets also has over 800 club and country appearances too.

7. Ryan Giggs – 35 Trophies 

Premier League x131993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
English Super Cup x91994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014
English League Cup x41992, 2006, 2009, 2010
FA Cup x41994, 1996, 1999, 2004
Champions League x21998/99, 2007/08
FIFA Club World Cup x12008
UEFA Supercup x11990/91
Intercontinental Cup x11999

If Ryan Giggs had been born German or Spanish rather than Welsh, his trophy haul could well have been at number one on our list. Easily one of the most talented and prolific players of his generation, Giggs tore defenses to ribbons for two decades while at Manchester United. 

With 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two Champions Leagues, and a UEFA Super Cup to his name, Giggs played his entire career for manchester United. 

With a ridiculous 963 appearances for his boyhood club, the Welsh winger played in every season from 1990 until his retirement in 2014. Longevity, skill, and a will to win make Giggs stand out in any era. 

6. Gerard Pique – 36 trophies 

La Liga x82008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19
Spanish Cup x72008/09, 2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2020/21
Spanish Super Cup x62009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2016/17, 2018/19
Champions League x42007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15
FIFA Club World Cup x32009, 2011, 2015
UEFA Super Cup x32009/10, 2011/12, 2015/16
FIFA World Cup x12010
European Champion x12012
Premier League x12008
English League Cup x12006
English Super Cup x12007

Gerard Pique ticks many of the boxes required to be a serial trophy winner, he is Spanish, played for Barcelona and Manchester United, and played in arguably the greatest team ever assembled. 

One of only four players to have won the Champions League in consecutive seasons with separate teams, Pique won the League and Champions League in 2008 with Manchester United, before moving back to Barcelona at the end of the season.

The following year he again won the League and Champions League, this time with the Catalan club, eventually lifting 8 domestic league titles, as well as four Champions Leagues. 

A member of the all-conquering Spain side that won the 2010 World Cup, and then two years later the European Championships, Gerard Pique has had a career the envy of every professional soccer player. 

Dominant domestically and internationally, he is still marshaling the center of Barcelona’s defense to this day. 

5. Lionel Messi – 36 Trophies 

La Liga x102004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19
Spanish Super Cup x82005/06, 2006/07, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2016/17, 2018/19
Spanish Cup x72008/09, 2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2020/21
Champions League x42005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15
FIFA Club World Cup x32009, 2011, 2015
UEFA Supercup x32009/10, 2011/12, 2015/16
Copa America x12020/2021

It is not just for his genius on the ball that Lionel Messi is regarded as the greatest player ever born, he has a few bits of silverware to fall back on too. The playmaking goalscorer from Argentina has amassed a phenomenal haul of trophies over a career that is nothing short of spectacular. 

Part of the best Barcelona team of all time, probably the best team of all time, period, Messi has 10 La Liga titles to his name, 7 Copa Del Rey wins, four Champions League titles, and a Copa America to his name. 

And that impressive list is barely scratching the surface of just how successful and integral he has been over the last 18 years of top-flight soccer. 

While we haven’t been counting Ballon d’Or wins for any of the players on our list, it would be rude not to mention he has won the coveted best player in the world award an obscene seven times. 

Barcelona’s all-time top scorer may not have the most trophies, but it is hard to argue that his haul is the most impressive on our list. 

4. Maxwell – 37 Trophies 

Ligue 1 x42012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16
French League Cup x42013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
French Super Cup x42013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
Dutch Super Cup x32002, 2003, 2005
Serie A x32006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09
French Cup x32014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
Spanish Super Cup x32009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12
La Liga x22009/10, 2010/11
FIFA Club World Cup x22010, 2012
UEFA Supercup x22008/09, 2010/11
Eredivisie x22001/02, 2003/04
Champions League x12010/11
Spanish Cup x12011/12
Brazilian Cup x12000
Dutch Cup x12001/02
Italian Super Cup x12008/09

Possibly not as well known as some of the other players listed, but with a trophy cabinet that could fill a small house, Maxwell is easily one of the most successful players of all time. 

The Brazilian left-back was a world-class defender while showing a passing ability that made him equally lethal going forwards, and given the teams he played for, his talents were well documented by scouts and opposition alike. 

Winning trophies in five countries, including a Copa do Brasil in his homeland, Maxwell then moved to Ajax in Holland where he promptly won two Eredivisie and a KNVB Cup. 

After his spell in Holland, Maxwell moved to Inter Milan and again proceeded to win three domestic league titles and two Supercoppa Italiana, before a move to Barcelona beckoned. 

It will surprise no one to hear that again he won two La Liga, a Copa Del Rey, a Champions League, two EUFA Super Cups, and the FIFA Club World Cup twice. 

Something of a journeyman, Maxwell stayed in Spain for three seasons before another move, this time to PSG in France, where over the next six seasons he went on to win four Ligue 1, three Coupe de France, four Coupe de la Ligue, and four Trophee des Champions. 

The obvious traits throughout Maxwells’ career were moves to quality teams, with which year after year he won trophy after trophy.

A close friend of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, they played together at four of the clubs’ Maxwell played at, Zlatan often admitted he was impressed with his friends’ conduct both on and off the pitch. And as well as being a winner, Maxwell was often described as a vital member of the dressing room.

With a trophy haul like this, it comes as no surprise that Maxwell was considered vital to every team he was involved with. 

3. Hossam Ashour – 37 Trophies 

Egyptian Champion x132004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20
Egyptian Super Cup x82006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19
CAF Champions League x62004/05, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2019/20
CAF Super Cup x52005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09, 2012/13, 2013/14
Egyptian Cup x42005/06, 2006/07, 2016/17, 2019/20
CAF Confederation Cup x12014

Hand on heart, you didn’t think Hossam Ashour would be third on a list of players with the most trophies, did you? 

And you would be forgiven for not having heard of Ashour before either unless you follow the Egyptian Premier League. Playing his entire career for Al Ahly SC, the Cairo-based giants of Egyptian soccer, Ashour has amassed an astonishing 37 trophies in his career. 

Given that Al Ahly is the most successful team of all time, and that means everywhere, not just Egypt, it is beginning to become clear where Hossam Ashour collected his silverware. 

With 42 league titles, 37 national cup titles, and 11 national super cups, the Cairo club has dominated African football for years. 

And it is as a defensive midfielder that Hossam started his journey in 2003-04, going on to collect 13 League titles, 4 Egypt Cups, 8 Egyptian Super Cups, 6 CAF Champions Leagues, a CAF Confederations Cup, and 5 African Super Cups.

Regardless of his renown worldwide, Hossam Ashour has spent an entire career at the top of his profession and richly deserves the acclaim of being the third most successful player of all time. 

2. Andres Iniesta – 37 Trophies 

La Liga x92004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18
Spanish Super Cup x72005/06, 2006/07, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2016/17
Spanish Cup x62008/09, 2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18
Champions League x42005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15
FIFA Club World Cup x32009, 2011, 2015
UEFA Supercup x32009/10, 2011/12, 2015/16
European Champion x22008, 2012
FIFA World Cup x12010
Japanese Cup x12019
Japanese Super Cup x12020

One of the classiest midfielders ever to grace the game, Andres Iniesta made a career from being part of a midfield duo with Xavi Hernandez at the heart of Barcelona’s midfield for over a decade. 

A graduate of La Masia, the famed Barcelona youth academy, the Spanish International played his part in the trophy-laden years under Pep Guardiola. Another player born at the right time, with the right talent, Iniesta won title after title domestically, as well as on the world stage with Spain. 

With nine La Liga titles, six Copa Del Rey, four Champions leagues (like his teammate Lionel Messi), two Super Cups, three FIFA Club World Cups, and six Supercopa de Espana make up the bulk of his domestic titles. 

Internationally, Iniesta played in arguably the best Spanish teams of all time, winning the World Cup in 2010, on either side of a 2008 and 2012 EUFA European Championships. 

A truly world-class player, with a truly world-class trophy cabinet, Andres Iniesta will go down in history as the complete midfielder. 

1. Dani Alves – 41 Trophies 

La Liga x62008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16
Spanish Cup x52006/07, 2008/09, 2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16,
Spanish Super Cup x52007/08, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14
UEFA Supercup x42006/07, 2009/10, 2011/12, 2015/16
Champions League x32008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15
FIFA Club World Cup x32009, 2011, 2015
Copa America x22006/07, 2018/19
Ligue 1 x22017/18, 2018/19
UEFA Europa League x22005/06, 2006/07
Confederations Cup x22009, 2013
French Super Cup x22017/18, 2018/19
Serie A x12016/17
Olympic Champion x12020/21
Italian Cup x12016/17
French Cup x12017/18
French League Cup x12017/18

The top player on our list is the legendary Dani Alves. If there is one thing better than being Spanish when it comes to winning at soccer tournaments, it’s being Brazilian.

With two Copa America to his name for his home country and two FIFA Confederations Cups, the legendary player also even played in the winning Olympic team of 2020, only Brazil’s second win at the tournament. 

Starting out in Brazil with Bahia in 2001. Winning the 2002 Copa do Nordeste started Alves on his way to becoming the most trophy-laden player of all time. 

A move to Spain beckoned for the young Brazilian and Sevilla bought him at the end of the 2002 season. At Sevilla Alves hit the ground running, becoming part of a very successful team that won a Copa Del Rey, A Supercopa de Espana, two UEFA Cups, and a UEFA Super Cup. 

It was no surprise when the mighty Barcelona snapped him up in 2008, where he went on to cement his status as the best in the business, and a respectable 23 trophies later, trophies including six La Liga and three Champions League titles, Alves left Barcelona for Juventus for the 2016 season. 

While only at the Turin giants for only one season, Dani Alves continued his winning streak by collecting both a Serie A title and a Coppa Italia. 

After a season with Juventus, Alves hopped across the border to France, where he played for two seasons for Paris Saint-Germain, where he promptly won another six trophies. 

Two Ligue 1 titles, a Coupe de France, and two Trophee des Champions boosted Alves’ haul considerably before he went full circle and returned to his native Brazil in 2019 to play for Sao Paolo, collecting the Campeonato Paulista in 2021. 

An absolute world-beating haul for the ever-present Brazilian great leaves Dani Alves a worthy number one on our list, and long may he remain so.

Connor Smith

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