Lothar Matthäus (top) and Lionel Messi (bottom) are the players with the most games played at the FIFA World Cup, and two of only six along with Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Mexicans Antonio Carbajal, Andrés Guardado, and Rafael Márquez to have entered the field in five different tournaments. Additionally, Matthäus, Messi, Ronaldo, Carbajal, Guardado, Márquez, Gianluigi Buffon, and Guillermo Ochoa are the only players to have made the final squad for five different tournaments.

In the FIFA World Cup, the following male players have been named in their national teams in at least four finals tournaments.

Tournaments

Team Player[n 1] In squad[n 2] Played[n 3] Tournaments[n 4] References
 Mexico Antonio Carbajal 5 5 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966 [fp 1]
 Mexico Andrés Guardado 5 5 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 2][fl 1][1]
 Germany Lothar Matthäus 5 5 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 [fp 3]
 Mexico Rafael Márquez 5 5 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 4][fl 2]
 Argentina Lionel Messi 5 5 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 5][fl 3][1]
 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 5 5 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 6][fs 1][1]
 Italy Gianluigi Buffon 5 4 (1998), 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 [fp 7][fs 2]
 Mexico Guillermo Ochoa 5 3 (2006), (2010), 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 8][2]
 Saudi Arabia Sami Al-Jaber 4 4 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 [fp 9]
 United States DaMarcus Beasley 4 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 [fp 10]
 Switzerland Valon Behrami 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 11][fl 4]
 Italy Giuseppe Bergomi 4 4 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998 [fp 12]
 Spain Sergio Busquets 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 13]
 Uruguay Martín Cáceres 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 14]
 Brazil Cafu 4 4 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 [fp 15]
 Australia Tim Cahill 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 16][fl 5]
 Paraguay Denis Caniza 4 4 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 [fp 17]
 Italy Fabio Cannavaro 4 4 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 [fp 18]
 Spain Iker Casillas 4 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 [fp 19]
 Uruguay Edinson Cavani 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 20]
 Argentina Ángel Di María 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 21]
 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o 4 4 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014 [fp 22]
 Uruguay Diego Godín 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 23]
 France Thierry Henry 4 4 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 [fp 24]
 Spain Xavi 4 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 [fp 25]
 South Korea Hong Myung-bo 4 4 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 [fp 26]
 Spain Andrés Iniesta 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 27][fs 1]
 Germany Miroslav Klose 4 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 [fp 28]
 France Hugo Lloris 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 29]
 Italy Paolo Maldini 4 4 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 [fp 30]
 Argentina Diego Maradona 4 4 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 [fp 31]
 Argentina Javier Mascherano 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 32][fl 3]
 Croatia Luka Modrić 4 4 2006, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 33]
 Mexico Héctor Moreno 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 34]
 Germany Thomas Müller 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 35]
 Japan Yuto Nagatomo 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 36]
 Germany Manuel Neuer 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 37]
 Brazil Pelé 4 4 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970 [fp 38]
 Portugal Pepe 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 39]
 Spain Sergio Ramos 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 40][fs 1]
 Italy Gianni Rivera 4 4 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974 [fp 41]
 Uruguay Pedro Rocha 4 4 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974 [fp 42]
 Brazil Djalma Santos 4 4 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966 [fp 43]
 West Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger 4 4 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970 [fp 44]
 Belgium Enzo Scifo 4 4 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 [fp 45]
 West Germany Uwe Seeler 4 4 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970 [fp 46]
 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 47]
 Cameroon Rigobert Song 4 4 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 [fp 48]
 Uruguay Luis Suárez 4 4 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 49]
 Belgium Franky Van der Elst 4 4 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 [fp 50]
 Poland Władysław Żmuda 4 4 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986 [fp 51]
 Spain Andoni Zubizarreta 4 4 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 [fp 52]
 Saudi Arabia Mohamed Al-Deayea 4 3 1994, 1998, 2002, (2006) [fp 53][fs 3]
 England Bobby Charlton 4 3 (1958), 1962, 1966, 1970 [fp 54][fs 4]
 Spain Fernando Hierro 4 3 (1990), 1994, 1998, 2002 [fp 55][fs 5]
 South Korea Hwang Sun-hong 4 3 1990, 1994, (1998), 2002 [fp 56][fs 6]
 Japan Eiji Kawashima 4 3 2010, 2014, 2018, (2022) [fp 57]
 South Korea Lee Woon-jae 4 3 1994, 2002, 2006, (2010) [fp 58][fs 7]
 Scotland Jim Leighton 4 3 (1982), 1986, 1990, 1998 [fp 59][fs 8]
 Germany Sepp Maier 4 3 (1966), 1970, 1974, 1978 [fp 60][fs 9]
 Uruguay Fernando Muslera 4 3 2010, 2014, 2018, (2022) [fp 61]
 United States Claudio Reyna 4 3 (1994), 1998, 2002, 2006 [fp 62][fs 10]
 Brazil Ronaldo 4 3 (1994), 1998, 2002, 2006 [fp 63][fs 11]
 Brazil Nílton Santos 4 3 (1950), 1954, 1958, 1962 [fp 64][fs 12]
 Brazil Thiago Silva 4 3 (2010), 2014, 2018, 2022 [fp 65]
 Belgium Marc Wilmots 4 3 (1990), 1994, 1998, 2002 [fp 66][fs 13]
 Soviet Union Lev Yashin 4 3 1958, 1962, 1966, (1970) [fp 67][fs 14]
 Bulgaria Dobromir Zhechev 4 3 1962, 1966, 1970, (1974) [fp 68][fs 15]
 Italy Dino Zoff 4 3 (1970), 1974, 1978, 1982 [fp 69][fs 16]
 Italy Enrico Albertosi 4 2 (1962), 1966, 1970, (1974) [fp 70][fs 17][fs 18]
 Germany Oliver Kahn 4 2 (1994), (1998), 2002, 2006 [fp 71][fs 19][fs 20]
 Japan Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi 4 2 1998, (2002), 2006, (2010) [fp 72][fs 21][fs 22]
 United States Kasey Keller 4 2 (1990), 1998, (2002), 2006 [fp 73][fs 23][fs 24]
 Brazil Émerson Leão 4 2 (1970), 1974, 1978, (1986) [fp 74][fs 25][fs 26]
 Australia Mark Milligan 4 2 (2006), (2010), 2014, 2018 [fp 75]
 Cameroon Jacques Songo'o 4 2 (1990), 1994, 1998, (2002) [fp 76][fs 27][fs 28]
 Brazil Carlos José Castilho 4 1 (1950), 1954, (1958), (1962) [fp 77][fs 12][fs 29][fs 30]
 Japan Seigo Narazaki 4 1 (1998), 2002, (2006), (2010) [fp 78][fs 31][fs 32][fs 22]
 Spain Pepe Reina 4 1 (2006), (2010), 2014, (2018) [fp 79]
  1. ^ Name in bold indicates a player still active at international level.
  2. ^ Number of finals tournaments in which the player was part of the squad.
  3. ^ Number of finals tournaments in which the player played in at least one match.
  4. ^ Years in brackets indicate that the player was part of the squad but did not play in any matches.

Matches

The following players had caps in at least 15 matches, which requires a minimum of three World Cup appearances.[fr 1]

Team Player[o 1] Matches[o 2] Tournaments
 Germany Lothar Matthäus 25 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998
 Argentina Lionel Messi 25 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 Germany Miroslav Klose 24 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
 Italy Paolo Maldini 23 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 22 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 Argentina Diego Maradona 21 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994
 West Germany Uwe Seeler 21 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
 Poland Władysław Żmuda 21 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986
 Brazil Cafu 20 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
 Germany Philipp Lahm 20 2006, 2010, 2014
 Poland Grzegorz Lato 20 1974, 1978, 1982
 Argentina Javier Mascherano 20 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
 Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger 20 2006, 2010, 2014
 Mexico Rafael Márquez 19 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
 Germany Per Mertesacker 19 2006, 2010, 2014
 Germany Thomas Müller 19 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 Germany Manuel Neuer 19 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 West Germany Wolfgang Overath 19 1966, 1970, 1974
 Brazil Ronaldo 19 1998, 2002, 2006
 West Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 19 1978, 1982, 1986
 West Germany Berti Vogts 19 1970, 1974, 1978
 West Germany Franz Beckenbauer 18 1966, 1970, 1974
 Germany Thomas Berthold 18 1986, 1990, 1994
 Italy Antonio Cabrini 18 1978, 1982, 1986
 Italy Fabio Cannavaro 18 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
 Brazil Dunga 18 1990, 1994, 1998
 Argentina Mario Kempes 18 1974, 1978, 1982
 West Germany Pierre Littbarski 18 1982, 1986, 1990
 France Hugo Lloris 18 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 West Germany Sepp Maier 18 1970, 1974, 1978
 Croatia Luka Modrić 18 2006, 2014, 2018, 2022
 Italy Gaetano Scirea 18 1978, 1982, 1986
 Brazil Cláudio Taffarel 18 1990, 1994, 1998
 France Fabien Barthez 17 1998, 2002, 2006
 Spain Sergio Busquets 17 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 Brazil Roberto Carlos 17 1998, 2002, 2006
 Spain Iker Casillas 17 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
 Uruguay Edinson Cavani 17 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 Argentina Ángel Di María 17 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 France Antoine Griezmann 17 2014, 2018, 2022
 France Thierry Henry 17 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
 Germany Jürgen Klinsmann 17 1990, 1994, 1998
 Brazil Lúcio 17 2002, 2006, 2010
 Spain Sergio Ramos 17 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
 West Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger 17 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
 Belgium Enzo Scifo 17 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998
 England Peter Shilton 17 1982, 1986, 1990
 Netherlands Wesley Sneijder 17 2006, 2010, 2014
 Netherlands Robin van Persie 17 2006, 2010, 2014
 Italy Dino Zoff 17 1974, 1978, 1982
 Italy Roberto Baggio 16 1990, 1994, 1998
 Italy Giuseppe Bergomi 16 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998
 Poland Zbigniew Boniek 16 1978, 1982, 1986
 Germany Andreas Brehme 16 1986, 1990, 1994
 Belgium Jan Ceulemans 16 1982, 1986, 1990
 France Olivier Giroud 16 2014, 2018, 2022
 Uruguay Diego Godín 16 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 South Korea Hong Myung-bo 16 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
 Brazil Jairzinho 16 1966, 1970, 1974
 Uruguay Fernando Muslera 16 2010, 2014, 2018
 Germany Mesut Özil 16 2010, 2014, 2018
 Argentina Oscar Ruggeri 16 1986, 1990, 1994
 Brazil Gilberto Silva 16 2002, 2006, 2010
 France Lilian Thuram 16 1998, 2002, 2006
 Uruguay Luis Suárez 16 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 Belgium Franky Van der Elst 16 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998
 France Raphaël Varane 16 2014, 2018, 2022
 Spain Andoni Zubizarreta 16 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998
 Brazil Bebeto 15 1990, 1994, 1998
 France Maxime Bossis 15 1978, 1982, 1986
 Belgium Thibaut Courtois 15 2014, 2018, 2022
 Brazil Didi 15 1954, 1958, 1962
 Netherlands Dirk Kuyt 15 2006, 2010, 2014
 Croatia Dejan Lovren 15 2014, 2018, 2022
 Japan Yuto Nagatomo 15 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
 Brazil Nílton Santos 15 1954, 1958, 1962
 Croatia Ivan Perišić 15 2014, 2018, 2022
 Germany Lukas Podolski 15 2006, 2010, 2014
 Brazil Rivellino 15 1970, 1974, 1978
 Netherlands Arjen Robben 15 2006, 2010, 2014
 West Germany Hans Schäfer 15 1954, 1958, 1962
 Brazil Thiago Silva 15 2014, 2018, 2022
 Germany Rudi Völler 15 1986, 1990, 1994
 Spain Xavi 15 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
  1. ^ Name in bold indicates a player still active in international football.
  2. ^ Number of finals matches the player entered the field, not counting those as an unused substitute.

See also

References

FIFA website

Player profiles
  1. ^ Antonio CarbajalFIFA competition record (archived)
  2. ^ Andrés GuardadoFIFA competition record (archived)
  3. ^ Lothar MatthäusFIFA competition record (archived)
  4. ^ Rafael MárquezFIFA competition record (archived)
  5. ^ Lionel MessiFIFA competition record (archived)
  6. ^ Cristiano RonaldoFIFA competition record (archived)
  7. ^ Gianluigi BuffonFIFA competition record (archived)
  8. ^ Guillermo OchoaFIFA competition record (archived)
  9. ^ Sami Al-JaberFIFA competition record (archived)
  10. ^ DaMarcus BeasleyFIFA competition record (archived)
  11. ^ Valon BehramiFIFA competition record (archived)
  12. ^ Giuseppe BergomiFIFA competition record (archived)
  13. ^ Sergio BusquetsFIFA competition record (archived)
  14. ^ Martín CáceresFIFA competition record (archived)
  15. ^ CafuFIFA competition record (archived)
  16. ^ Tim CahillFIFA competition record (archived)
  17. ^ Denis CanizaFIFA competition record (archived)
  18. ^ Fabio CannavaroFIFA competition record (archived)
  19. ^ Iker CasillasFIFA competition record (archived)
  20. ^ Edinson CavaniFIFA competition record (archived)
  21. ^ Ángel Di MaríaFIFA competition record (archived)
  22. ^ Samuel Eto'oFIFA competition record (archived)
  23. ^ Diego GodínFIFA competition record (archived)
  24. ^ Thierry HenryFIFA competition record (archived)
  25. ^ XaviFIFA competition record (archived)
  26. ^ Hong Myung-BoFIFA competition record (archived)
  27. ^ Andrés IniestaFIFA competition record (archived)
  28. ^ Miroslav KloseFIFA competition record (archived)
  29. ^ Hugo LlorisFIFA competition record (archived)
  30. ^ Paolo MaldiniFIFA competition record (archived)
  31. ^ Diego MaradonaFIFA competition record (archived)
  32. ^ Javier MascheranoFIFA competition record (archived)
  33. ^ Luka ModrićFIFA competition record (archived)
  34. ^ Héctor MorenoFIFA competition record (archived)
  35. ^ Thomas MüllerFIFA competition record (archived)
  36. ^ Yuto NagatomoFIFA competition record (archived)
  37. ^ Manuel NeuerFIFA competition record (archived)
  38. ^ PeléFIFA competition record (archived)
  39. ^ PepeFIFA competition record (archived)
  40. ^ Sergio RamosFIFA competition record (archived)
  41. ^ Gianni RiveraFIFA competition record (archived)
  42. ^ Pedro RochaFIFA competition record (archived)
  43. ^ Djalma SantosFIFA competition record (archived)
  44. ^ Karl-Heinz SchnellingerFIFA competition record (archived)
  45. ^ Enzo ScifoFIFA competition record (archived)
  46. ^ Uwe SeelerFIFA competition record (archived)
  47. ^ Xherdan ShaqiriFIFA competition record (archived)
  48. ^ Rigobert SongFIFA competition record (archived)
  49. ^ Luis SuárezFIFA competition record (archived)
  50. ^ Franky Van der ElstFIFA competition record (archived)
  51. ^ Władysław ŻmudaFIFA competition record (archived)
  52. ^ Andoni ZubizarretaFIFA competition record (archived)
  53. ^ Mohamed Al-DeayeaFIFA competition record (archived)
  54. ^ Bobby CharltonFIFA competition record (archived)
  55. ^ Fernando HierroFIFA competition record (archived)
  56. ^ Hwang Sun-HongFIFA competition record (archived)
  57. ^ Eiji KawashimaFIFA competition record (archived)
  58. ^ Lee Woon-jaeFIFA competition record (archived)
  59. ^ Jim LeightonFIFA competition record (archived)
  60. ^ Sepp MaierFIFA competition record (archived)
  61. ^ Fernando MusleraFIFA competition record (archived)
  62. ^ Claudio ReynaFIFA competition record (archived)
  63. ^ RonaldoFIFA competition record (archived)
  64. ^ Nílton SantosFIFA competition record (archived)
  65. ^ Thiago SilvaFIFA competition record (archived)
  66. ^ Marc WilmotsFIFA competition record (archived)
  67. ^ Lev YashinFIFA competition record (archived)
  68. ^ Dobromir ZhechevFIFA competition record (archived)
  69. ^ Dino ZoffFIFA competition record (archived)
  70. ^ Enrico AlbertosiFIFA competition record (archived)
  71. ^ Oliver KahnFIFA competition record (archived)
  72. ^ Yoshikatsu KawaguchiFIFA competition record (archived)
  73. ^ Kasey KellerFIFA competition record (archived)
  74. ^ LeãoFIFA competition record (archived)
  75. ^ Mark MilliganFIFA competition record (archived)
  76. ^ Jacques Songo'oFIFA competition record (archived)
  77. ^ CastilhoFIFA competition record (archived)
  78. ^ Seigo NarazakiFIFA competition record (archived)
  79. ^ Pepe ReinaFIFA competition record (archived)
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