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Ronaldo, Ramos: Who are the most capped footballers?

By Rediff Sports
March 24, 2023 12:30 IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo

IMAGE: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his record 197th cap in Portugal’s 4-0 win over Liechtenstein. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo set a new world record by making his 197th international appearance for Portugal against Liechtenstein on Thursday, marking the occasion with two goals to take his tally to 120.

Ronaldo surpassed the European landmark of 180, set by Spain's Sergio Ramos, back in 2021 while his last international appearance, against Morocco in the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, drew him level with Bader Al-Mutawa's previous world record of 196 outings for Kuwait.


Now, the 38-year-old is in his own league!

The following are the top 10 most-capped players in men's soccer:

1 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 197 2003
2 Bader Al-Mutawa Kuwait 196 2003
3 Soh Chin Ann Malaysia 195 1969
4 Ahmed Hassan Egypt 184 1995
5 Ahmed Mubarak Oman 183 2003
6 Sergio Ramos Spain 180 2005
7 Andres Guardado Mexico 179 2005
8 Mohamed Al-Deayea Saudi Arabia 178 1993
9 Claudio Suarez Mexico 177 1992
10 Gianluigi Buffon Italy 176 1997
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