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 (archive)
  2. ^ Lothar MatthäusFIFA competition record (archive)
  3. ^ Rafael MárquezFIFA competition record (archive)
  4. ^ Gianluigi BuffonFIFA competition record (archive)
  5. ^ Sami Al-JaberFIFA competition record (archive)
  6. ^ DaMarcus BeasleyFIFA competition record (archive)
  7. ^ Valon BehramiFIFA competition record (archive)
  8. ^ Giuseppe BergomiFIFA competition record (archive)
  9. ^ CafuFIFA competition record (archive)
  10. ^ Tim CahillFIFA competition record (archive)
  11. ^ Denis CanizaFIFA competition record (archive)
  12. ^ Fabio CannavaroFIFA competition record (archive)
  13. ^ Iker CasillasFIFA competition record (archive)
  14. ^ Samuel EtooFIFA competition record (archive)
  15. ^ Andrés GuardadoFIFA competition record (archive)
  16. ^ Thierry HenryFIFA competition record (archive)
  17. ^ Xavi HernandezFIFA competition record (archive)
  18. ^ Hong Myung-BoFIFA competition record (archive)
  19. ^ Andrés IniestaFIFA competition record (archive)
  20. ^ Miroslav KloseFIFA competition record (archive)
  21. ^ Paolo MaldiniFIFA competition record (archive)
  22. ^ Diego MaradonaFIFA competition record (archive)
  23. ^ Javier MascheranoFIFA competition record (archive)
  24. ^ Lionel MessiFIFA competition record (archive)
  25. ^ PeléFIFA competition record (archive)
  26. ^ Sergio RamosFIFA competition record (archive)
  27. ^ Gianni RiveraFIFA competition record (archive)
  28. ^ Pedro RochaFIFA competition record (archive)
  29. ^ Cristiano RonaldoFIFA competition record (archive)
  30. ^ Djalma SantosFIFA competition record (archive)
  31. ^ Karl-Heinz SchnellingerFIFA competition record (archive)
  32. ^ Enzo ScifoFIFA competition record (archive)
  33. ^ Uwe SeelerFIFA competition record (archive)
  34. ^ Rigobert SongFIFA competition record (archive)
  35. ^ Franky Van Der ElstFIFA competition record (archive)
  36. ^ Władysław ŻmudaFIFA competition record (archive)
  37. ^ Andoni ZubizarretaFIFA competition record (archive)
  38. ^ Mohamed Al-DeayeaFIFA competition record (archive)
  39. ^ Bobby CharltonFIFA competition record (archive)
  40. ^ Fernando HierroFIFA competition record (archive)
  41. ^ Hwang Sun-HongFIFA competition record (archive)
  42. ^ Lee Woon-JaeFIFA competition record (archive)
  43. ^ Jim LeightonFIFA competition record (archive)
  44. ^ Sepp MaierFIFA competition record (archive)
  45. ^ Claudio ReynaFIFA competition record (archive)
  46. ^ RonaldoFIFA competition record (archive)
  47. ^ Nílton SantosFIFA competition record (archive)
  48. ^ Marc WilmotsFIFA competition record (archive)
  49. ^ Lev YashinFIFA competition record (archive)
  50. ^ Dobromir ZhechevFIFA competition record (archive)
  51. ^ Dino ZoffFIFA competition record (archive)
  52. ^ Enrico AlbertosiFIFA competition record (archive)
  53. ^ Oliver KahnFIFA competition record (archive)
  54. ^ Yoshikatsu KawaguchiFIFA competition record (archive)
  55. ^ Kasey KellerFIFA competition record (archive)
  56. ^ LeãoFIFA competition record (archive)
  57. ^ Mark MilliganFIFA competition record (archive)
  58. ^ Guillermo OchoaFIFA competition record (archive)
  59. ^ O Jacques SongoFIFA competition record (archive)
  60. ^ CastilhoFIFA competition record (archive)
  61. ^ Seigo NarazakiFIFA competition record (archive)
  62. ^ Pepe ReinaFIFA competition record (archive)
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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