List of players who have appeared in multiple FIFA World Cups

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Lothar Matthäus is the player with the most games played at the FIFA World Cup, and one of only three along with the Mexicans Antonio Carbajal and Rafael Márquez to have entered the field in five different tournaments. Additionally, Matthäus, Carbajal, Márquez and Gianluigi Buffon 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 the national team squad 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]
 Germany Lothar Matthäus 5 5 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 [fp 2]
 Mexico Rafael Márquez 5 5 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 3][fl 1]
 Italy Gianluigi Buffon 5 4 (1998), 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 [fp 4][fs 1]
 Saudi Arabia Sami Al-Jaber 4 4 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 [fp 5]
 United States DaMarcus Beasley 4 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 [fp 6]
  Switzerland Valon Behrami 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 7][fl 2]
 Italy Giuseppe Bergomi 4 4 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998 [fp 8]
 Brazil Cafu 4 4 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 [fp 9]
 Australia Tim Cahill 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 10][fl 3]
 Paraguay Denis Caniza 4 4 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 [fp 11]
 Italy Fabio Cannavaro 4 4 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 [fp 12]
 Spain Iker Casillas 4 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 [fp 13]
 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o 4 4 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014 [fp 14]
 Mexico Andrés Guardado 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 15][fl 4]
 France Thierry Henry 4 4 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 [fp 16]
 Spain Xavi Hernandez 4 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 [fp 17]
 South Korea Hong Myung-Bo 4 4 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 [fp 18]
 Spain Andrés Iniesta 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 19][fs 2]
 Germany Miroslav Klose 4 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 [fp 20]
 Italy Paolo Maldini 4 4 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 [fp 21]
 Argentina Diego Maradona 4 4 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 [fp 22]
 Argentina Javier Mascherano 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 23][fl 5]
 Argentina Lionel Messi 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 24][fl 5]
 Brazil Pelé 4 4 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970 [fp 25]
 Spain Sergio Ramos 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 26][fs 2]
 Italy Gianni Rivera 4 4 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974 [fp 27]
 Uruguay Pedro Rocha 4 4 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974 [fp 28]
 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 4 4 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 [fp 29][fs 2]
 Brazil Djalma Santos 4 4 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966 [fp 30]
 Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger 4 4 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970 [fp 31]
 Belgium Enzo Scifo 4 4 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 [fp 32]
 Germany Uwe Seeler 4 4 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970 [fp 33]
 Cameroon Rigobert Song 4 4 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 [fp 34]
 Belgium Franky Van Der Elst 4 4 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 [fp 35]
 Poland Władysław Żmuda 4 4 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986 [fp 36]
 Spain Andoni Zubizarreta 4 4 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998 [fp 37]
 Saudi Arabia Mohamed Al-Deayea 4 3 1994, 1998, 2002, (2006) [fp 38][fs 3]
 England Bobby Charlton 4 3 (1958), 1962, 1966, 1970 [fp 39][fs 4]
 Spain Fernando Hierro 4 3 (1990), 1994, 1998, 2002 [fp 40][fs 5]
 South Korea Hwang Sun-Hong 4 3 1990, 1994, (1998), 2002 [fp 41][fs 6]
 South Korea Lee Woon-Jae 4 3 1994, 2002, 2006, (2010) [fp 42][fs 7]
 Scotland Jim Leighton 4 3 (1982), 1986, 1990, 1998 [fp 43][fs 8]
 Germany Sepp Maier 4 3 (1966), 1970, 1974, 1978 [fp 44][fs 9]
 United States Claudio Reyna 4 3 (1994), 1998, 2002, 2006 [fp 45][fs 10]
 Brazil Ronaldo 4 3 (1994), 1998, 2002, 2006 [fp 46][fs 11]
 Brazil Nílton Santos 4 3 (1950), 1954, 1958, 1962 [fp 47][fs 12]
 Belgium Marc Wilmots 4 3 (1990), 1994, 1998, 2002 [fp 48][fs 13]
 Soviet Union Lev Yashin 4 3 1958, 1962, 1966, (1970) [fp 49][fs 14]
 Bulgaria Dobromir Zhechev 4 3 1962, 1966, 1970, (1974) [fp 50][fs 15]
 Italy Dino Zoff 4 3 (1970), 1974, 1978, 1982 [fp 51][fs 16]
 Italy Enrico Albertosi 4 2 (1962), 1966, 1970, (1974) [fp 52][fs 17][fs 18]
 Germany Oliver Kahn 4 2 (1994), (1998), 2002, 2006 [fp 53][fs 19][fs 20]
 Japan Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi 4 2 1998, (2002), 2006, (2010) [fp 54][fs 21][fs 22]
 United States Kasey Keller 4 2 (1990), 1998, (2002), 2006 [fp 55][fs 23][fs 24]
 Brazil Émerson Leão 4 2 (1970), 1974, 1978, (1986) [fp 56][fs 25][fs 26]
 Australia Mark Milligan 4 2 (2006), (2010), 2014, 2018 [fp 57]
 Mexico Guillermo Ochoa 4 2 (2006), (2010), 2014, 2018 [fp 58]
 Cameroon Jacques Songo'o 4 2 (1990), 1994, 1998, (2002) [fp 59][fs 27][fs 28]
 Brazil Carlos José Castilho 4 1 (1950), 1954, (1958), (1962) [fp 60][fs 12][fs 29][fs 30]
 Japan Seigo Narazaki 4 1 (1998), 2002, (2006), (2010) [fp 61][fs 31][fs 32][fs 22]
 Spain Pepe Reina 4 1 (2006), (2010), 2014, (2018) [fp 62]
  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, 86, 90, 94, 98
 Germany Miroslav Klose 24 2002, 06, 10, 14
 Italy Paolo Maldini 23 1990, 94, 98, 02
 Argentina Diego Maradona 21 1982, 86, 90, 94
 Germany Uwe Seeler 21 1958, 62, 66, 70
 Poland Władysław Żmuda 21 1974, 78, 82, 86
 Brazil Cafu 20 1994, 98, 02, 06
 Germany Philipp Lahm 20 2006, 10, 14
 Poland Grzegorz Lato 20 1974, 78, 82
 Argentina Javier Mascherano 20 2006, 10, 14, 18
 Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger 20 2006, 10, 14
 Mexico Rafael Márquez 19 2002, 06, 10, 14, 18
 Germany Per Mertesacker 19 2006, 10, 14
 Argentina Lionel Messi 19 2006, 10, 14, 18
 Germany Wolfgang Overath 19 1966, 70, 74
 Brazil Ronaldo 19 1998, 02, 06
 Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 19 1978, 82, 86
 Germany Berti Vogts 19 1970, 74, 78
 Germany Franz Beckenbauer 18 1966, 70, 74
 Germany Thomas Berthold 18 1986, 90, 94
 Italy Antonio Cabrini 18 1978, 82, 86
 Italy Fabio Cannavaro 18 1998, 02, 06, 10
 Brazil Dunga 18 1990, 94, 98
 Argentina Mario Kempes 18 1974, 78, 82
 Germany Pierre Littbarski 18 1982, 86, 90
 Germany Sepp Maier 18 1970, 74, 78
 Italy Gaetano Scirea 18 1978, 82, 86
 Brazil Cláudio Taffarel 18 1990, 94, 98
 France Fabien Barthez 17 1998, 02, 06
 Spain Iker Casillas 17 2002, 06, 10, 14
 France Thierry Henry 17 1998, 02, 06, 10
 Germany Jürgen Klinsmann 17 1990, 94, 98
 Brazil Lúcio 17 2002, 06, 10
 Spain Sergio Ramos 17 2006, 10, 14, 18
 Brazil Roberto Carlos 17 1998, 02, 06
 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 17 2006, 10, 14, 18
 Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger 17 1958, 62, 66, 70
 Belgium Enzo Scifo 17 1986, 90, 94, 98
 England Peter Shilton 17 1982, 86, 90
 Netherlands Wesley Sneijder 17 2006, 10, 14
 Netherlands Robin van Persie 17 2006, 10, 14
 Italy Dino Zoff 17 1974, 78, 82
 Italy Roberto Baggio 16 1990, 94, 98
 Italy Giuseppe Bergomi 16 1982, 86, 90, 98
 Poland Zbigniew Boniek 16 1978, 82, 86
 Germany Andreas Brehme 16 1986, 90, 94
 Belgium Jan Ceulemans 16 1982, 86, 90
 Brazil Jairzinho 16 1966, 70, 74
 Germany Mesut Özil 16 2010, 14, 18
 Germany Thomas Müller 16 2010, 14, 18
 Uruguay Fernando Muslera 16 2010, 14, 18
 Germany Manuel Neuer 16 2010, 14, 18
 Argentina Oscar Ruggeri 16 1986, 90, 94
 Brazil Gilberto Silva 16 2002, 06, 10
 France Lilian Thuram 16 1998, 02, 06
 Spain Andoni Zubizarreta 16 1986, 90, 94, 98
 Belgium Franky Van der Elst 16 1986, 90, 94, 98
 South Korea Hong Myung-Bo 16 1990, 94, 98, 02
 Brazil Bebeto 15 1990, 94, 98
 France Maxime Bossis 15 1978, 82, 86
 Brazil Didi 15 1954, 58, 62
 Netherlands Dirk Kuyt 15 2006, 10, 14
 Brazil Nílton Santos 15 1954, 58, 62
 Germany Lukas Podolski 15 2006, 10, 14
 Netherlands Arjen Robben 15 2006, 10, 14
 Brazil Rivellino 15 1970, 74, 78
 Germany Hans Schäfer 15 1954, 58, 62
 Germany Rudi Völler 15 1986, 90, 94
 Spain Xavi Hernandez 15 2002, 06, 10, 14
  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
  2. ^ Lothar MatthäusFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Rafael MárquezFIFA competition record
  4. ^ Gianluigi BuffonFIFA competition record
  5. ^ Sami Al-JaberFIFA competition record
  6. ^ DaMarcus BeasleyFIFA competition record
  7. ^ Valon BehramiFIFA competition record
  8. ^ Giuseppe BergomiFIFA competition record
  9. ^ CafuFIFA competition record
  10. ^ Tim CahillFIFA competition record
  11. ^ Denis CanizaFIFA competition record
  12. ^ Fabio CannavaroFIFA competition record
  13. ^ Iker CasillasFIFA competition record
  14. ^ Samuel EtooFIFA competition record
  15. ^ Andrés GuardadoFIFA competition record
  16. ^ Thierry HenryFIFA competition record
  17. ^ Xavi HernandezFIFA competition record
  18. ^ Hong Myung-BoFIFA competition record
  19. ^ Andrés IniestaFIFA competition record
  20. ^ Miroslav KloseFIFA competition record
  21. ^ Paolo MaldiniFIFA competition record
  22. ^ Diego MaradonaFIFA competition record
  23. ^ Javier MascheranoFIFA competition record
  24. ^ Lionel MessiFIFA competition record
  25. ^ PeléFIFA competition record
  26. ^ Sergio RamosFIFA competition record
  27. ^ Gianni RiveraFIFA competition record
  28. ^ Pedro RochaFIFA competition record
  29. ^ Cristiano RonaldoFIFA competition record
  30. ^ Djalma SantosFIFA competition record
  31. ^ Karl-Heinz SchnellingerFIFA competition record
  32. ^ Enzo ScifoFIFA competition record
  33. ^ Uwe SeelerFIFA competition record
  34. ^ Rigobert SongFIFA competition record
  35. ^ Franky Van Der ElstFIFA competition record
  36. ^ Władysław ŻmudaFIFA competition record
  37. ^ Andoni ZubizarretaFIFA competition record
  38. ^ Mohamed Al-DeayeaFIFA competition record
  39. ^ Bobby CharltonFIFA competition record
  40. ^ Fernando HierroFIFA competition record
  41. ^ Hwang Sun-HongFIFA competition record
  42. ^ Lee Woon-JaeFIFA competition record
  43. ^ Jim LeightonFIFA competition record
  44. ^ Sepp MaierFIFA competition record
  45. ^ Claudio ReynaFIFA competition record
  46. ^ RonaldoFIFA competition record
  47. ^ Nílton SantosFIFA competition record
  48. ^ Marc WilmotsFIFA competition record
  49. ^ Lev YashinFIFA competition record
  50. ^ Dobromir ZhechevFIFA competition record
  51. ^ Dino ZoffFIFA competition record
  52. ^ Enrico AlbertosiFIFA competition record
  53. ^ Oliver KahnFIFA competition record
  54. ^ Yoshikatsu KawaguchiFIFA competition record
  55. ^ Kasey KellerFIFA competition record
  56. ^ LeãoFIFA competition record
  57. ^ Mark MilliganFIFA competition record
  58. ^ Guillermo OchoaFIFA competition record
  59. ^ O Jacques SongoFIFA competition record
  60. ^ CastilhoFIFA competition record
  61. ^ Seigo NarazakiFIFA competition record
  62. ^ Pepe ReinaFIFA competition record
World Cup squad lists
  1. ^ "Italy 1998". 
  2. ^ a b c "Portugal v Spain 2018". 
  3. ^ "Saudi Arabia 2006". 
  4. ^ "England 1958". 
  5. ^ "Spain 1990". 
  6. ^ "Korea Rep 1998". 
  7. ^ "Korea Rep 2010". 
  8. ^ "Scotland 1982". 
  9. ^ "FR Germany 1966". 
  10. ^ "USA 1994". 
  11. ^ "Brazil 1994". 
  12. ^ a b "Brazil 1950". 
  13. ^ "Belgium 1990". 
  14. ^ "Soviet Union 1970". 
  15. ^ "Bulgaria 1974". 
  16. ^ "Italy 1970". 
  17. ^ "Italy 1962". 
  18. ^ "Italy 1974". 
  19. ^ "Germany 1994". 
  20. ^ "Germany 1998". 
  21. ^ "Japan 2002". 
  22. ^ a b "Japan 2010". 
  23. ^ "USA 1990". 
  24. ^ "USA 2002". 
  25. ^ "Brazil 1970". 
  26. ^ "Brazil 1986". 
  27. ^ "Cameroon 1990". 
  28. ^ "Cameroon 2002". 
  29. ^ "Brazil 1958". 
  30. ^ "Brazil 1962". 
  31. ^ "Japan 1998". 
  32. ^ "Japan 2006". 
Ranking of players by World Cup matches
  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup Record: Players". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
2018 World Cup match lineups
  1. ^ "Mexico vs. Germany 2018". 
  2. ^ "Brazil v Switzerland". 
  3. ^ "Australia v Peru". 
  4. ^ "Mexico v Germany". 
  5. ^ a b "Argentina v Iceland 2018". 
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