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Top 10 Players with the Most League Titles in Elite European Leagues

Wed 09 June 2021 | 4:30

In the following article, we have prepared a list of the top 10 players with the most league titles in elite European Leagues. Stay with us till the end to know more about them.

In our today's article about the top football players with the most league titles in elite European Leagues, we have presented a list of players who have left rich career history. Though most of the mentioned names most likely are familiar to you as football fans, we have explained a brief career history of each one and presented some of their outstanding honors in relevant paragraphs.

Through the following list, the fewest number of titles is 10, which four players have owned, and the most number is 13, of which Ryan Giggs is its record holder. However, the short descriptions are not enough to uncover related info to a top football player. If you want to know more about the complete career history of each player on our list, you can follow the articles regarding the related facts to them on Sportmob. 

Passing the time might make some changes in the member of the list or on their orders. Keeping the content of all texts up to date is the feature, which our team always applies. So, keep reading till the end of the article to get more info about the honors of these talented players in elite European Leagues. Some of whom playing periods refer to many years ago, and some other ones are now high-level players in the football world. 

Taking a look at the list of Top 10 Players with the Most League Titles in Elite European Leagues

Here, it is time to go through our list and get which players could bring their names amongst the top by earning the most titles in prime European Leagues. 

David Alaba

  • Position: Defender-Defensive Midfielder

  • Team(s): Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich II, Austria Wien II

  • League Title(s): Bundesliga

  • Number of Titles: 10

We have started the list of 

top 10 players with the most league titles in Elite European Leagues

, with

David Alaba

, Bayern Munich's number 27. The 28-year-old player was born in Vienna, Austria, and currently appears in a multitude of roles of central midfield and right and left-wing, though he is primarily a center-back or left-back footballer.

Known as one of the most outstanding left-backs of his generation, Alaba has allocated eleventh place amongst footballers with most league titles in different countries with ten ones. Through appearing in more than 400 competitions for

Bayern Munich

, Alaba has achieved 27 honors, including UEFA Champions League in 2013 and 2020 and ten Bundesliga titles.

His high number of successes has elevated his career history to a rich one that proves how talented he is. Getting the label of Austrian Footballer of the Year for seven and UEFA Team of the Year three times are only a part of his gainings. Alaba's appearance in 2009 for Austria's national team made him the record holder of the second-youngest player to play for Austria's senior national team.

Thomas Muller

  • Position: Attacking Midfielder- Forward

  • Team(s): Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich II

  • League Title(s): Bundesliga

  • Number of Titles: 10

Born on 13 September 1989, Thomas Muller has placed tenth among top players with the most league titles in football history by owning ten ones. The German professional football player began his senior career in 2008 with Bayern Munich II and now plays for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

As a versatile player, he plays not only as a midfielder or forward but in several attacking roles, including attacking midfielder, second striker, center forward, and on either wing.

Besides his teamwork and stamina, his spotless positional awareness has abled him to perform brightly and caused him to be known as the best-off-the-ball player. Based on what his career history says, he appeared in almost every match, which led to the team's winning the league and cup double and reaching the Champions League final. The 2012-13 season has been one of the best seasons in which Muller netted 23 times, and Bayern Munich gained a memorable historic treble.

The 21 times assists in a season besides the 14 scored goals led him to break the Bundesliga record and Bayern Munich to win the second treble in 2019-20. However, the number of his assists was a record in itself, the former in the top five leagues that

Lionel Messi

also had held in La Liga.

Pirri (Jose Martinez Sanchez)

  • Position: Midfielder-Sweeper

  • Team(s): Real Madrid, Granda, Puebla

  • League Title(s): La Liga

  • Number of Titles: 10

Owning ten titles has given Jose Martinez Sanchez, nicknamed Pirri, the ninth place on the list of players with most league titles in different countries. Pirri is a former Spanish footballer who started his career in the role of a central midfielder and finished up as a sweeper.

Spending most of his career with 

Real Madrid

, Pirri took part in 561 competitions and scored 172 goals. Besides his excellent performance in the club, he appeared for the Spanish national team for 12 years and represented them in two World Cups.

Winning ten La Liga titles, 4 Copa del Rey, and one European Cup in the 1965-66 season are enough to explain how professional Pirri was. Besides achieving these honors, which had earned Pirri much applause, by performing his outstanding playing style, he was able to grab the most attention of the football world.

Known as a player with a high level of ferocity, leadership skill, and a makeshift forward, Pirri appeared in the 1971 European Cup Winner's Cup Final while his arm was in a cast. Also, he took part in the decisive match of the 1974 Copa del Rey, he had a fever and suffered a broken clavicle. 

Lionel Messi

  • Position: Forward

  • Team(s): Barcelona, Barcelona B, Barcelona C

  • League Title(s): La Liga

  • Number of Titles: 10

There are only a few lists around top footballers in any field that Lionel Messi does not have any place amongst them. This time, his ten titles have brought his name to the list of top 10 players with the most league titles in Elite European Leagues.

Messi is a well-known name for not only big fans of the football world but for all people. Winning a club-record 34 awards, including four UEFA Champions Leagues, seven Copa del Rey, and ten La Liga titles, are only some of all honors the Argentine professional footballer has gained during his career history. Messi also achieved a record six Ballon d'Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes.

Scoring 474 goals, 36 hat-tricks, and 192 assists as the most ones in La Liga can work as some reasons to prove why he deserves to be the best player in the world and one of the greatest players of all time. 

Thiago Alcantara

  • Position: Central Midfielder

  • Team(s): Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Barcelona B

  • League Title(s): La Liga, Bundesliga

  • Number of Titles: 11

The next name on the list of top 10 players with the most League titles in Elite European Leagues is a Spanish footballer

Thiago Alcantara

, who currently plays for Premier League club Liverpool and Spain national team.

Coming from a family whose father is a former player, Mazinho, Thiago started his senior career with Barcelona B when he was 19. His professional resume is full of prominent achievements, such as two La Liga titles, the FIFA World Cup, and the UEFA Champions League for Barcelona.

Also, Alcantara won 16 trophies, including seven times the Bundesliga in a row and the UEFA Champions League, while he was playing for Bayern Munich. Known as "an extraordinary player," Thiago Alcantara has excellent dribbling skills and ball control, which give the opportunity of operating in a deep-seated playmaking to him and help him to not only play as a central midfielder but an advanced player as an attacking midfielder. One of his other unique feature is his bright passing technique and vision, which by owning %90.2 pass success rate in the 2016-17 Bundesliga season, he has made it a record higher than other players in Germany. 

Gianluigi Buffon

  • Position: Goalkeeper

  • Team(s): Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Parma

  • League Titles: Serie A

  • Number of Titles: 11

The fifth place among the 

top 10 players with the most league titles in Elite European Leagues

 belongs to Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon, the Italian professional footballer for Serie A club Juventus. Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of all time,

Buffon

is also one of few players whose professional career appearances, over 1000 times, led him to be one of these record holders.

One of Buffon's other records is the longest streak without conceding a goal in Serie A history, which he gained over twelve league competitions. Having reached the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final, Buffon became the only goalkeeper to achieve the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year.

Being voted into the UEFA Team of the Year on five separate occasions and winning UEFA's award for the best goalkeeper are two of his others awards he achieves in the same year. Keep professionally going caused Buffon to become the best goalkeeper of the 21st century, the past 25 years and the decade. That is why reviewing Buffon's career history has a lot to say about not only his excellent performance but many achievements he has earned.

Arjen Robben

  • Position: Winger

  • Team(s): Gronnigen, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea, PSV

  • League Title(s): Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga

  • Number of Titles: 11

Having 11 titles,

Arjen Robben

is one of the other 

top players with the most league titles in football history

. Born on 23 January 1984, Robben is a professional footballer from Netherland who plays as a winger for the Eredivisie club Groningen. His outstanding dribbling skills, ball control, and long-range shots have made him one of the best wingers in the world in his prime.

After playing for Groningen and PSV, in the 2004-05 season, Robben moved to 

Chelsea

, though his injury caused a delay in making his debut. Upon returning to fitness, he played an efficient role for the club to help it bring home two consecutive Premier League titles, which led him to become the Premier League Player of the Month. Having spent three seasons in England, Robben moved to Real Madrid by signing a contract for €35 million. The next club that he joined in 2009 and spent ten years of his career there was Bayern Munich.

During these years, he achieves many achievements, including taking fourth place in the Ballon d'Or, being named to the FIFPro World XI, and the UEFA Team of the Year. His playing in Germany earned him 20 trophies, eight Bundesliga titles, and five DFB Pokals. Robben, which had a prolific partnership with his teammate,

Franck Ribery

, left the club in 2020 and returned to Groningen. 

Paul Scholes

  • Position: Winger

  • Team(s): Gronnigen, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea, PSV

  • League Title(s): Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga

  • Number of Titles: 11

Now, it is the turn of a 46-year-old man, Paul Scholes, who has placed his name on the list of 

players with most league titles in different countries

 by his 11 ones. The British-English man is a former player and a successful football coach that spent his entire professional career as a player with 

Manchester United

.

Coming from Fergie's Fledglings, a team under Sir Alex Ferguson's management recruited by Manchester United, Scholes appeared 718 times for the club and became the player with the third-highest number of appearances. Through an announcement regarding his retirement in 2011, Scholes ended his playing time in which he had scored more than 150 goals.

However, one year later, Scholes returned to play again for one more season. Based on the career history with United, Scholes gained 25 awards with them, including two UEFA Champions League and 11 Premier League titles, which the latter is a kind of record amongst English players. Following his professional and astonishing performance, Scholes has gotten much praise as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation. 

Gary Neville

  • Position: Right-back

  • Team(s): Manchester United

  • League Title(s): Premier League

  • Number of Titles: 12

Gary Alexander Neville, the former player, is currently the co-owner of Salford City, a football pundit, and a coach. Neville's 12 titles amongst the 

top 10 players with the most league titles in elite European Leagues

 have placed third. Spending his whole playing career in Manchester United as a right-back made Neville a one-club man, whose appearance for them put his name behind his teammate, Ryan Giggs, as the second-longest-serving player.

Winning a total of 20 awards, including eight Premier League and two Champions League titles, have added his name to the most decorated English and European footballers of all time.

Going through Gary Nevil's career history needs a separate article because, during his 15-year playing tie, he earned a lot of achievements. In addition to the presented brief about him, our team in 

Sportmob 

has allocated a separate article to facts about Gary Neville, which helps you to know him more. 

Paco Gento

  • Position: Outside-left

  • Team(s): Racing Santander, Real Madrid

  • League Title(s): La Liga

  • Number of Titles: 12

The second place amongst the top 10 players with the most league titles in elite European Leagues belongs to Francisco Gento Lopez, who is now 87. The former Spanish football player started his career in 1952 with 

Racing Santander

. However, it did not last so long, and he joined Real Madrid in the following season.

Through appearing in a joint record, Gento achieved a record six and 12 La Liga titles. Gento was famous for his brilliant skills with the ball and his strong scoring from the midfield position.

Winning the European Cup a record six times while he was a player in Real Madrid during the ten years between 1955 and 1966 made him the only Madrid football player who could figure in all of the wins. Based on the career statistics of his playing time, he appeared in 620 matches and scored 180 times. 

Ryan Giggs

  • Position: Midfielder

  • Team(s): Manchester United

  • League Title(s): Premier League

  • Number of Titles: 13

The first place on the list of top 10 players with the most league titles in elite European Leagues belongs to the Welsh former player, who is currently the manager of the Wales national team and one of the co-owners of

Salford City

.

Beginning his senior career in 1990, Giggs played the whole of his career, 24 years, with Manchester United, which caused him to become one of the greatest players of his generation. The 13 Premier League, four FA Cup, three League Cup, and two UEFA Champions League winner's medals are only a few honors he achieved in his playing time.

As English football history shows, there are only Manchester United and

Liverpool

, which have gained more league champions than Giggs. The outstanding former footballer is also one of 28 football players that could make more than 1000 career appearances.

In the article, we presented a list of the top 10 players with the most league titles in elite European Leagues, which contained a brief of each player. If you have any idea regarding the presented order or you have extra facts about them, let us know via posting in the comment section. 

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