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The 10 Players With The Most UEFA Champions League Appearances

The UEFA Champions League is the stage where the world’s finest footballers showcase their skills and ability. To play at this level, you need to be among the world’s finest. To play at this level for many years, you need to be one of the greatest of all-time. 

Here are the ten players with the most appearances in the world’s most prestigious club competition.

The Greatest European Cup And UEFA Champions League Records And Statistics

The UEFA Champions League, and its predecessor the European Cup, is the most prestigious competition in all of club football. It’s where players and managers make their names, and it’s where clubs and teams become immortalized through history. 

Here are some of the greatest all-time records in the Champions League as recorded by either players, managers, clubs or in single matches.

Champions League Individual Player Records

Goalkeeper with the most clean sheets: Iker Casillas (57)

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez Becomes Mexico’s All-Time Leading Goal Scorer

Over 62,000 Mexico supporters bore witness to a bit of El Tri history on Saturday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum as Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez moved clear of Jared Borgetti as the national team’s all-time leading goal scorer with 47.

Remarkably, Chicharito and Borgetti share the same strike rate for Mexico. The Santos Laguna legend scored 46 in 89 matches, and the Bayer Leverkusen striker has scored 47 in 91 — both make for an average of 0.52 goals per game.

The Goalkeepers With The Most Career Clean Sheets In Soccer History

Goalkeepers, to paraphrase a popular saying, are insane. It’s the forwards that get the glory, and it’s more often than not the goalkeepers that have to shoulder the blame. It’s a thankless, lonely task that hardly ever favors the man or woman between the sticks. However, these individuals have dazzled with their ability to keep the opposing team off the scoreboard. These are the goalkeepers with the most clean sheets in different respective competitions.

Who Has Scored The Most Own Goals Throughout History?

Own goals: the bane of any defender’s existence, the joy of everyone else’s. When that ball is swung into the commentator’s corridor of uncertainty, you can’t blame a defender for sticking out a leg and burying the ball into the back of his own net…but yes you can. 

Here are some various records for own goals, their infamous scorers and other riotous events that are worth reading about.

The Longest Goals Of All Time

The best goals are the goals that no one sees coming. The long goals that come out of nowhere and no one can predict. All 13 of these goals, the longest goals in football history, fall into this category.

Some of these goals were scored by the goalkeepers, some of these goals were scored by the field players, and all of these goals were scored from their own half. Incredible. The longest goal of them all – Asmir Begović's world record goal – was scored from 100.5 yards out, the equivalent of kicking a ball the entire length of an American football field.

Messi Becomes First Player In Nearly 40 Years To Hit 500 Goals For One Club

Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona in style, catapulting Barca back into La Liga's title race at the expense of their greatest rivals, Real Madrid. His historic feat is all the more impressive considering that Gerd Muller of Bayern Munich was the last player to score 500 goals for one club. He left Bayern in 1979. 

The Players With The Most Career Goals In Soccer History

This list for the players with the most career goals in the history of soccer stretches from players who played in the early 1900s to the present day. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi score at an unprecedented rate in today’s game, but there are those from history whose rate of scoring was even more impressive.

The Guinness World Record for the most goals scored in a specified period is 1,281 by the Brazilian great Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

Cristiano Nets His 100th Goal In European Competition, Sinks 10-Man Bayern

100. That is how many goals in European competition Cristiano Ronaldo has scored and number 100 was a vital one. Manuel Neuer was making save after save for 10-man Bayern Munich, but the German wall could not deny Cristiano a crucial second away goal for Real Madrid. Bayern substitute Juan Bernat somehow let Cristiano Ronaldo drift and Real Madrid substitute Marco Asensio made him pay for it.

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