A look at the players with the most FIFA WC appearances

December 18, 2022

Sports Tak staff

Lets have a look at the players who Messi overtook with his record 26th FIFA WC appearance.

25: Lothar Mattheus played for Germany from 1982-98.

24: Another German on this list is Miroslav Klose, who played from 2002 to 2014.

23: Italian legend Paolo Maldini played the FIFA WC from 1990 to 2002.

22: Another player who was in his last potential world cup was Cristiano Ronaldo, who featured from 2006 to 2022

21: Uwe Seeler of West Germany played four WCs, from 1958 to 1970.

21: Even Diego Maradona of Argentina, and Wladyslaw Zmuda of Poland have 21 WC appearances to their name

20: Four players — Grzegorz Lato (Poland), Cafu (Brazil), Philipp Lahm and Bastien Svhweinsteiger (Germany) — have 20 appearances.

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