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Top 5 football players with the most international wins in history

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Winning in football is like a mentality or habit. Some players have it in them to influence matches on their own and win matches for their teams. However, players get to play fewer times for their country than for their clubs. So the list of the football players with the most international wins is a tough list to break into.

Here we will take a look at the top 5 football players with the most international wins in history:

Top 5 football players with the most international wins in history

5. Andres Iniesta | 96 international wins

via The Telegraph

The former Spanish international has won it all on offer at the international level. He scored the only goal in the FIFA World Cup 2010 final against the Netherlands to lift the trophy. He also won the Euro 2 times before hanging up his boots.

Trophies won for Spain:

  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012

5. Lionel Messi | 96 international wins

Messi Argentina Goal
Credit: Goal

Messi is one of the greatest players to grace the football field. However, he has been denied international glory numerous times. He lost the FIFA World Cup 2014 final to Germany. The Barcelona legend and current PSG star also lost the Copa America 3 times before finally winning an international trophy in 2021 when Argentina defeated Brazil in the Copa America 2020 final. Messi will hope to end his international career on a high by winning the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

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Trophies won for Argentina:

  • Copa America: 2021

4. Andres Guardado | 100 international wins

Andres Guardado
via Goal

The Mexican international is a veteran of his country. Guardado made his international debut for Mexico in 2005 and is still going strong for his country. He has won the CONCACAF Gold Cup 3 times with Mexico.

Trophies won for Mexico:

  • CONCACAF Gold Cup: 2011, 2015, 2019
  • CONCACAF Cup: 2015

3. Cristiano Ronaldo | 109 international wins

Cristiano Ronaldo
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The Portuguese captain is 37 years old but is still one of the main players for his country. He won the Euro 2016 with Portugal and later won the UEFA Nations League. Ronaldo has been ageing like fine wine and would like to bow out after winning the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 trophy.

Trophies won for Portugal:

  • UEFA European Championship: 2016
  • UEFA Nations League: 2018–19

2. Iker Casillas | 121 international wins


The former Spanish captain led his team to glory in the FIFA World Cup 2010. The Real Madrid legend also won the Euro 2008 and 2012 with Spain. He is one of the most successful goalkeepers in history.

Trophies won for Spain:

  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012

1. Sergio Ramos | 131 international wins

Spain’s defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring a second goal during the UEFA Nations League A group 4 football match between Spain and Ukraine at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium in Madrid on September 6, 2020. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

The Spanish defender has been a stalwart for his country for the last decade and more. He won the FIFA World Cup 2010 with Spain along with the Euro 2008 and 2012. His physical health has been deteriorating for the last couple of years, however, he still plays for a top club like PSG and would definitely like to captain Spain in the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Trophies won for Spain:

  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012

Read: Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the highest international goalscorer after matching Ali Daei’s record

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Rahul Roy
Rahul Roy
I am a computer guy by profession and a sports fanatic by choice.


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