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10 Most Capped Players In LaLiga

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Who are the most capped players in LaLiga history?

The Spanish league been one of the most watched football league in the world has over the years produced some of the finest footballers, who are regarded as legends of the game in their own right due to their on-and-off the field contributions to the league.

Great players who graced the Spanish league with their talents have come and gone, with many reaching the pinnacle of their careers at legendary clubs in the division.

While players in the league are striving hard to amassed the kind of appearances some of the players had, there is a need for us to celebrate legendary players with the most cap in the league.

Here are the 10 most capped LaLiga players in history.

Iker Casillas – (508 appearances)

Former Real Madrid captain and club legend Iker Casillas is arguably the greatest goalkeeper in the history of LaLiga.

The legendary Spanish goalie played 508 league games for Los Blancos throughout his professional career with Real Madrid, before moving to Porto for the last few years of his career.

Aside being a winner of many trophies, Casillas won the Spanish league five times and recorded over 45,688 minutes of game time in the top-flight.

Sergio Ramos – (508 appearances)

Like Casillas, Ramos is unarguably one of the greatest players to ever graced the league right from his maturing age at Sevilla to his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, where he won many trophies as a leader.

Ramos made 508 appearances in LaLiga making him the ninth highest most capped players in the league to hold such record.

The Paris Saint-Germain centre-back won LaLiga a total of five times with Real Madrid, before he left for France in the 2021-22 season to continue his career in Ligue 1.

Lionel Messi – (520 appearances)

Barcelona’s legend Lionel Messi stands in eight position as one of the players with the most appearances in LaLiga history.

The World Cup winner who left the Blaugrana after 17 years of wearing their shirt in 2021, currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain having amassed 520 match appearances in LaLiga for the Catalan side.

Messi didn’t only conquered the world with his talent he did in LaLiga by winning the competition a record ten times with the Blaugrana, in an era of domestic dominance under Guardiola.

Manolo Sanchis – (523 appearances)

Manolo Sanchis is another LaLiga legend who graced the league as a centre-back with Real Madrid, playing 523 games for Los Blancos before he bid farewell to the game.

The legendary defender won the league a total of eight times and other major trophies for Los Blancos, before he retired as a professional footballer in 2001.

Sanchis wasn’t just an ordinary player who graced the league, he was a famous player among the fans of Real Madrid and neutrals who are LaLiga enthusiast.

Paco Buyo – (541 appearances)

Legendary goalkeeper Buyo is another short-stopper on this list with an amazing records of game appearances in LaLiga.

Buyo turned out for Real Madrid at the highest level of his career winning the league a record six times, and other major trophies that stands him out amongst the rest in the game.

His 541 appearances in the league ranks him among the players with the most games in the Spanish league.

Eusebio Sacristan – (543 appearances)

Eusebio is a Barcelona and Spain legend who represented four clubs at the highest level before he retired in 2002.

The midfielder amassed 543 appearances for the Blaugrana and also won the league a record four times conservatively alongside other trophies.

He featured prominently in the Barcelona’s team that put football fans on the edge of their seats in the early 90s, dictating play right from his position as a top midfielder who understands the skill-set of the game.

Raul Gonzalez – (550 appearances)

Former Real Madrid skipper and club legend Raul Blanco Gonzalez is the fourth-highest most capped player in the history of LaLiga.

The Spanish forward played 550 league games for Los Blancos and scored 228 goals in over a period of 17-years, before he left the Santiago Bernabeu to pitched his tent with Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.

Raul won a total of six league titles with Madrid having broke into the first team at the age of 17, scoring in the Champions League final against Valencia.

Raul Garcia – (554 appearances)

Some of the players mentioned above may have bid the beautiful game farewell, but Garcia is still surging forward in the league with Athletic Club.

As an active player who still plays in the league with one of the renowned club, it’s just a matter of time before he’ll leapfrog the players above him but presently he remains the third-highest most capped player.

In terms of achievements he may not be as successful as the names above, but he’s fortune to have won the league with Atletico Madrid in 2013-14.

Joaquin Sanchez – (615 appearances)

Joaquin may not have wore the shirt of Real Madrid or Barcelona as a brilliant player, but he will forever remain one of the greatest players ever to graced the Spanish LaLiga.

The Real Betis legend announced few days ago that he will retire at the end of the season at the age of 41, having play football at the highest-level of Spanish football through the 21st century.

The nimble winger has to date made 839 club appearances, providing 112 goals, and 102 assists throughout his career.

Joaquin also holds the record for club appearances at Real Betis (521) and just 7 off the all-time record for LaLiga appearances held by Andoni Zubizarreta.

Andoni Zubizarreta – (622 appearances)

Former Barcelona, Valencia, Alaves and Athletic Club short-stopper Zubizarreta is the highest capped LaLiga player of all-time.

The legendary goalkeeper appeared in 622 league games overall out of which 300 were in Barcelona’s color before he retired.

Zubizarreta’s career spanned from 1981 to 1998 at the highest-level winning the league six times, which four out of the six is won at Barcelona and the remaining two at Athletic Club.

This article was updated 3 months ago

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