Messi tops most decorated football in history list

Messi Tops Most Decorated Player LIst, Ronaldo Not In Top Five?

We are all aware of the rivalry and intense stat comparisons between fans of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Both of the players have created and broken numerous records; both of them have won trophies all around the world.

This Sunday, Lionel Messi added another record to his list of accolades, leaving Cristiano Ronaldo in the dust. Lionel Messi became the most decorated footballer of all time after Inter Miami won the 2023 Leagues Cup. Lionel Messi surpassed his ex-teammate, Dani Alves, to become the only player in the world with 44 career trophies.

Lionel Messi’s tally

Messi's achievement and tally 2023

World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi has won 44 trophies in his extraordinary football career. The League Cup 2023 was the latest addition to his already glorious footballing career.

Lionel Messi has won 35 titles with FC Barcelona, 5 titles with Argentina, 3 titles with Paris Saint-Germain, and 1 with MLS side Inter Miami. In the process, he has played 1035 matches and scored 817 goals. He is also the second-highest scorer in the history of the game, trailing his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo by just 27 goals.

Here is the list of all 44 trophies Lionel Messi won in his second-to-none career:

  • 4× Champions League
  • 10× La Liga
  • 7× Copa del Rey
  • 2× Ligue 1
  • 1× French Super Cup
  • 8× Spanish Super Cup
  • 3× UEFA Super Cup
  • 3× Club World Cup
  • World Cup
  • 1× Finalissima
  • 1× Copa America
  • 1× Olympics
  • 1× U-20 World Cup
  • 1× League Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tally

Even though Cristiano Ronaldo is not on the list of the top 5 most decorated players in the history of the game, he still has 35 trophies to his name. He has won five Champions League titles, seven league titles, six Domestic cups, seven Domestic Super Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, four Club World Cups, one Arab Club Cup, and two international tournaments with Portugal.

the top ten

Many great players have taken the football field and left the fans in awe. However, only a few players have gone on to win various trophies in their careers. In this article, we will take a look at an elite list of the top ten players who have won the most trophies in football as players:

PlayerNumber of Trophies
Lionel Messi44
Dani Alves43
Andres Iniesta37
Gerard Pique36
Ryan Giggs36
Sergio Busquets35
Cristiano Ronaldo35
Kenny Dalglish35
Vitor Baia34
Source: as of 22/08/2023

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