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Top 4 players with most wins in Europe’s top 5 leagues

To have the most wins in Europe's top 5 leagues is surely an achievement that not many players can achieve in their career.

Buffon, Messi and Ronaldo

There have been so many players that have played for a number of years and have won numerous trophies and games. These players are generally called “serial winners” as they have reached highest possible summit in football and won the most possible trophies.

Legendary players like Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona and Pele are considered to be one of the greatest ever players to grace a football pitch. However, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have eclipsed all the players and are in a league of their own.

To have the most wins in Europe’s top 5 leagues is surely an achievement that not many players can achieve in their career. This achievement can only be achieved if a player has been playing in a top team that are used to winning as well as the player’s longevity comes into play.

Other factor that comes into play are that the players need to sustain at high level throughout their careers. It is a dream for every player to play for one of the best clubs in the world and win all major trophies in football. If a player reaches that limit and sustains at a high level throughout his career, he can go on to have an amazing career.

Top 4 players with most wins in Europe’s top 5 leagues:

4. Lionel Messi – 389 wins

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is arguably considered to be the greatest football player of all time. The Argentinian international has been in the spotlight throughout his career and has created a legacy in football. Messi has won numerous individual and team awards and is a serial winner.

Messi recently picked up his record 7th Ballon D’or in Paris as he was voted as the best player in the world. The 34 year old started his career at FC Barcelona’s famous academy La Masia. After being graduated to the first team, Messi has not stopped winning and being the key figure in his team.

The Argentinian international won 10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa Del Reys, 4 Champions Leagues and 3 FIFA Club World Cups during his stay at FC Barcelona. However, the 34 year old shockingly made a move to Paris Saint-Germain last summer and is on course to win the Ligue 1 this season.

Lionel Messi has played 532 games in Europe’s top 5 leagues. Out of those 532 games, the 34 year old has won 389 games and has an impressive win rate of 73.1%. Messi comes in 4th in the list for the players with most wins in Europe’s top 5 leagues. This in fact proves why Messi is considered to be one of the best players to ever win the game.

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3. Gianluigi Buffon – 409 wins

Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon is considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. The Italian won almost everything there is to win in football. From winning the World Cup and numerous league titles to being a key member in every team he’s been in, the legendary goalkeeper has certainly left a mark in football.

Buffon will turn 44 in a few days and is still going strong. He made his Serie A debut with Parma in 1995 and played a starring role in Parma’s Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup and Supercoppa Italia triumphs in 1999. This made him earn a big move to Juventus in 2001.

Buffon became a Juventus legend and played there for 17 seasons before joining Paris Saint-Germain for a season. However, the legendary keeper returned to Juventus again before leaving the Italian club to join his childhood club Parma again in 2021.

The legendary keeper has played 674 games in Europe’s top 5 leagues and has won 409 of those games. This makes him come 3rd in the list of players that have the most wins in Europe’s top 5 leagues with a win rate of 60.6%.

2. Ryan Giggs – 425 wins

Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs is one of the most decorated football players of all time. The Wales international was a member of the famed “class of 92” group of academy players that consisted famous names such as David Beckham and Paul Scholes.

Giggs was one of the standouts in the Manchester United team from a young age and had world class dribbling abilities. The Welshman was a serial winner and won numerous titles for Manchester United. Giggs won 13 Premier League titles with the Red Devils, 2 Champions Leagues, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and 1 FIFA Club World Cup during his time at the club.

Giggs played for Manchester United throughout his illustrious career and is their highest appearance maker. He is a legend in British football and was playing at a high level until the last day of his career. He helped the Red Devils win the famous treble in 1999 and is arguably the best player to play for Manchester United.

Ryan Giggs made 669 appearances in Europe’s top 5 leagues and won 425 of those games. This made him come 2nd in the list of players that have the most wins in Europe’s top 5 leagues with a win rate of 63.5%.

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1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 426 wins

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a serial winner and there are no two ways about that. The Portuguese international has an elite mentality and is arguably the greatest ever football player to grace the pitch. He has always been a hard-worker and is a prime example for players to “never give up”.

Ronaldo started his career at Sporting Lisbon at a very young age before catching the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson and moving to Manchester United. The Portuguese international helped the Red Devils win numerous league titles and became a prolific goal-scorer. He helped Manchester United win the Champions League in 2008 and that earned him to win his first Ballon D’or.

He earned a move to Real Madrid, where he became the highest goal-scorer in the club’s history and won 4 Champions Leagues. He was a fan favourite and was already a legend of football before earning a move to Juventus where he won the Serie A twice. The 36 year old returned to Manchester United again last summer and is their top scorer currently.

Ronaldo has made 604 appearances in Europe’s top 5 leagues and has won 426 of those games. This makes him 1st in the list of players that have the most wins in Europe’s top 5 leagues with a win rate of 70.5%.

Here is a table to show the top 4 players to win the most games in Europe’s top 5 leagues:

RankNameNumber of Wins
4Lionel Messi389
3Gianluigi Buffon409
2Ryan Giggs425
1Cristiano Ronaldo426