Cristiano Ronaldo has played the most football games in the 21st century

Cristiano Ronaldo, the renowned football player, has accomplished a remarkable feat by amassing the highest number of games played in the 21st century. This achievement not only highlights Ronaldo’s prowess but also involves Lionel Messi, who narrowly missed securing the top position in this prestigious record.

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) recently released a roster of players with the most appearances in the 21st century.

Ronaldo clinched the leading position with an impressive 1204 official appearances, underscoring his unwavering commitment across his career, spanning clubs such as Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Al-Nassr, and the Portugal National Team.

At 38 years old, Ronaldo’s dedication is evident, maintaining an astonishing average of 52 matches per year for an incredible 22 consecutive years.

In contrast, Lionel Messi, Ronaldo’s longtime rival, occupies the fourth position on the list with 1,047 matches, showcasing his skills for clubs like Barcelona, PSG, Inter Miami, and the Argentine National Team.

The top three positions feature Brazilian goalkeeper Fabio (1,156 matches) and former Barcelona right-back Dani Alves (1,056 games). It is noteworthy that only four players have surpassed the 1000-game mark, and 21 players have played over 900 games, including 17 who are currently active players.

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