Top 5 footballers with the most trophies ever

Top 5 footballers with the most trophies ever

Footballers always want to retire and remembered for the number of team and individual titles won and for this players their names will never be forgotten.

While the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG rake in trophies domestically and in Europe for fun, it might seem surprising to see an African is the most successful footballer ever.

Note: This list takes into account trohphy count at club and international level active and retired footballers.

1. Hossam Hassan 41 trophies (retired)

Not many know Egypt's highest national team goal scorer ever Hossam Hassan is the world's most successful footballer ever if trophies are counted.

Top 5 footballers with the most trophies ever
Hossam with the AFCON title he won at age 40. Photo:

The 51-year-old scored goals for fun for his country and popularly represented Al-Alhy and Zamalek.

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2. Maxell 37 trophies (retired)

The Brazilian is the most successful footballer ever to play in Europe with 37 trophies. Not many know but Maxwell played for Ajax, Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSG.

Top 5 footballers with the most trophies ever
Maxwell famously spent five years at PSG and won 14 titles. Photo: PSG/Twitter

Maxwell retired last season to become a technical director at PSG.

3. Dani Alves 36 Trophies

One man on the verge of being the footballer with most trophies ever is Dani Alves who joined PSG this summer. With PSG favorites for trophies on offer in France this season, he could even overtake Hossam.

Top 5 footballers with the most trophies ever
Alves joined PSG this summer after snubbing Manchester City. Photo: PSG_Insside/Twitter

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4. Ryan Giggs 35 Trophies (retired)

Manchester United's greatest ever player is also their most successful footballer ever with 35 trophies. Despite retiring two seasons ago, Giggs is still fondly remembered by fans of the only club he ever represented.

Top 5 footballers with the most trophies ever
Giggs during his latter playing days for Manchester United. Photo: Sky Sports

5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 33 Trophies

Zlatan is back at United after signing a new one-year deal at the club.

Top 5 footballers with the most trophies ever
Zlatan won the Europa League last season with United.

The 36-year-old does not have age on his side hence he might miss out on moving higher up the list though overtaking Giggs is a possibility.

On the other hand, asked Nigerians to name the club they think would win the UEFA Champions League and we got some pretty interesting options;

Stats givenas at September 18, 2017. The sixth most successful player is Kenny Dalglish with 31 trophies.


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