Many times, a football player’s success is judged by the number of trophies he has won in his career. Although silverware are not the precise parameter to define the achievements of an individual, in a world where everything is run by numbers we cannot afford to ignore them. Trophies are like an incentive to the player for which they battle and train hard. Some players want to win trophies in every part of the world with different clubs, while at the same time there are many players who are loyal to one club only.
1. Sergio Busquets
At number five we have Barcelona’s defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets. He has won 28 trophies with them.
The Spain international made his senior debut for the Catalan club in 2008, and during his first season, he won the treble that includes the La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League. In 2009 he made his debut for the Spanish football team against Turkey in the World Cup Qualifiers.
Busquets has won seven LA Liga titles, the Copa Del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup on six occasions each, three UEFA Champions League, three UEFA Super Cup and three FIFA Club World Cup.
Since the Blaugrana star is only 30, there are many years left to this game and it is not a speculation to say he can become the most decorated footballer in the future.
2. Andres Iniesta
4th on this list is Andres Iniesta. The Spanish and Barcelona legend has won 32 trophies with the La Liga giants. He is the product of Barcelona academy.
Iniesta made his senior team debut in 2002 at the age of 18. Since then he never looked back and became one of the best centre midfielders of the world.
Iniesta has won nine La Liga tites, the Copa Del Rey six times, four UEFA Champions League, six Spanish Super Cup, four Club World cup and three UEFA Super Cup. He left the Camp Nou in 2018 after playing 16 professional seasons with them. He currently plays in J-league side Vissel Kobe.
3. Lionel Messi
Considered as the best footballer of the world, Lionel Messi is at the third position in terms of winning the most number of trophies with one club. The 31-year-old has won 33 trophies with FC Barcelona. Just like Iniesta, he is also the product for FC Barcelona youth academy (La Masia).
The Argentinian has won nine La Liga, four UEFA Champions League, six Copa Del Rey, eight Spanish Super Cup, three FIFA Club World Cup and three UEFA Super Cup. However, he has won many trophies for his club but has not won a single trophy for his country. He came close to winning when Argentina ended up as runner-up, second best to Germany in the FIFA world cup 2014.