List of players who have appeared in multiple FIFA World Cups

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In the FIFA World Cup, the following players have been named in the national team squad in at least four finals tournaments.

Tournaments[edit]

Team Player[n 1] In squad[n 2] Played[n 3] Tournaments References
 Mexico Carbajal, AntonioAntonio Carbajal 5 5 1950, 54, 58, 62, 66 [fp 1]
 Germany Matthäus, LotharLothar Matthäus 5 5 1982, 86, 90, 94, 98 [fp 2]
 Italy Buffon, GianluigiGianluigi Buffon 5 4 1998,[n 4] 2002, 06, 10, 14 [fp 3][fs 1][fl 1]
 Brazil CastilhoCarlos José Castilho 4 1 1950,[n 4] 54, 58,[n 4] 62[n 4] [fp 4][fs 2][fs 3][fs 4]
 Brazil Santos, NíltonNílton Santos 4 3 1950,[n 4] 54, 58, 62 [fp 5][fs 2]
 Brazil Santos, DjalmaDjalma Santos 4 4 1954, 58, 62, 66 [fp 6]
 Brazil Pelé 4 4 1958, 62, 66, 70 [fp 7]
 England Charlton, BobbyBobby Charlton 4 3 1958,[n 4] 62, 66, 70 [fp 8][fs 5]
 Germany Schnellinger, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Schnellinger 4 4 1958, 62, 66, 70 [fp 9]
 Germany Seeler, UweUwe Seeler 4 4 1958, 62, 66, 70 [fp 10]
 Soviet Union Yashin, LevLev Yashin 4 3 1958, 62, 66, 70[n 4] [fp 11][fs 6]
 Uruguay Rocha, PedroPedro Rocha 4 4 1962, 66, 70, 74 [fp 12]
 Italy Albertosi, EnricoEnrico Albertosi 4 2 1962,[n 4] 66, 70, 74[n 4] [fp 13][fs 7][fs 8]
 Italy Rivera, GianniGianni Rivera 4 4 1962, 66, 70, 74 [fp 14]
 Bulgaria Zhechev, DobromirDobromir Zhechev 4 3 1962, 66, 70, 74[n 4] [fp 15][fs 9]
 Germany Maier, SeppSepp Maier 4 3 1966,[n 4] 70, 74, 78 [fp 16][fs 10]
 Italy Zoff, DinoDino Zoff 4 3 1970,[n 4] 74, 78, 82 [fp 17][fs 11]
 Poland Żmuda, WładysławWładysław Żmuda 4 4 1974, 78, 82, 86 [fp 18]
 Brazil Leão, ÉmersonÉmerson Leão 4 2 1970,[n 4] 74, 78, 86[n 4] [fp 19][fs 12][fs 13]
 Argentina Maradona, DiegoDiego Maradona 4 4 1982, 86, 90, 94 [fp 20]
 Italy Bergomi, GiuseppeGiuseppe Bergomi 4 4 1982, 86, 90, 98 [fp 21]
 Scotland Leighton, JimJim Leighton 4 3 1982,[n 4] 86, 90, 98 [fp 22][fs 14]
 Belgium Scifo, EnzoEnzo Scifo 4 4 1986, 90, 94, 98 [fp 23]
 Belgium Van Der Elst, FrankyFranky Van Der Elst 4 4 1986, 90, 94, 98 [fp 24]
 Spain Zubizarreta, AndoniAndoni Zubizarreta 4 4 1986, 90, 94, 98 [fp 25]
 South Korea HongHong Myung-Bo 4 4 1990, 94, 98, 2002 [fp 26]
 South Korea HwangHwang Sun-Hong 4 3 1990, 94, 98,[n 4] 2002 [fp 27][fs 15]
 Italy Maldini, PaoloPaolo Maldini 4 4 1990, 94, 98, 2002 [fp 28]
 Spain Hierro, FernandoFernando Hierro 4 3 1990,[n 4] 94, 98, 2002 [fp 29][fs 16]
 Belgium Wilmots, MarcMarc Wilmots 4 3 1990,[n 4] 94, 98, 2002 [fp 30][fs 17]
 Cameroon Songo'o, JacquesJacques Songo'o 4 2 1990,[n 4] 94, 98, 2002[n 4] [fp 31][fs 18][fs 19]
 Saudi Arabia Al-Jaber, SamiSami Al-Jaber 4 4 1994, 98, 2002, 06 [fp 32]
 Saudi Arabia Al-Deayea, MohamedMohamed Al-Deayea 4 3 1994, 98, 2002, 06[n 4] [fp 33][fs 20]
 Brazil Cafu 4 4 1994, 98, 2002, 06 [fp 34]
 Brazil Ronaldo 4 3 1994,[n 4] 98, 2002, 06 [fp 35][fs 21]
 Germany Kahn, OliverOliver Kahn 4 2 1994,[n 4] 98,[n 4] 2002, 06 [fp 36][fs 22][fs 23]
 United States Keller, KaseyKasey Keller 4 2 1990,[n 4] 98, 2002,[n 4] 06 [fp 37][fs 24][fs 25]
 United States Reyna, ClaudioClaudio Reyna 4 3 1994,[n 4] 98, 2002, 06 [fp 38][fs 26]
 Cameroon Song, RigobertRigobert Song 4 4 1994, 98, 2002, 10 [fp 39]
 South Korea LeeLee Woon-Jae 4 3 1994, 2002, 06, 10[n 4] [fp 40][fs 27]
 Italy Cannavaro, FabioFabio Cannavaro 4 4 1998, 2002, 06, 10 [fp 41]
 France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry 4 4 1998, 2002, 06, 10 [fp 42]
 Japan Kawaguchi, YoshikatsuYoshikatsu Kawaguchi 4 2 1998, 2002,[n 4] 06, 10[n 4] [fp 43][fs 28][fs 29]
 Japan Narazaki, SeigoSeigo Narazaki 4 1 1998,[n 4] 2002, 06,[n 4] 10[n 4] [fp 44][fs 30][fs 31][fs 29]
 Paraguay Caniza, DenisDenis Caniza 4 4 1998, 2002, 06, 10 [fp 45]
 Germany Klose, MiroslavMiroslav Klose 4 4 2002, 06, 10, 14 [fp 46][fs 32]
 Spain Casillas, IkerIker Casillas 4 4 2002, 06, 10, 14 [fp 47][fl 2]
 Spain XaviXavi Hernandez 4 4 2002, 06, 10, 14 [fp 48][fl 2]
 Cameroon Eto'o, SamuelSamuel Eto'o 4 4 1998, 2002, 10, 14 [fp 49][fl 3]
 Mexico Márquez, RafaelRafael Márquez 4 4 2002, 06, 10, 14 [fp 50][fl 3]
 United States Beasley, DaMarcusDaMarcus Beasley 4 4 2002, 06, 10, 14 [fp 51][fl 4]
  1. ^ Name in bold indicates a player still active at club 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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Was part of the squad but did not play in any matches.

Matches[edit]

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 Matthäus, LotharLothar Matthäus 25 1982, 86, 90, 94, 98
 Germany Klose, MiroslavMiroslav Klose 24 2002, 06, 10, 14
 Italy Maldini, PaoloPaolo Maldini 23 1990, 94, 98, 2002
 Argentina Maradona, DiegoDiego Maradona 21 1982, 86, 90, 94
 Germany Seeler, UweUwe Seeler 21 1958, 62, 66, 70
 Poland Zmuda, WladyslawWladyslaw Zmuda 21 1974, 78, 82, 86
 Brazil Cafu 20 1994, 98, 2002, 06
 Germany Lahm, PhilipPhilip Lahm 20 2006, 10, 14
 Poland Lato, GrzegorzGrzegorz Lato 20 1974, 78, 82
 Germany Schweinsteiger, BastianBastian Schweinsteiger 20 2006, 10, 14
 Germany Mertesacker, PerPer Mertesacker 19 2006, 10, 14
 Brazil Ronaldo 19 1998, 2002, 06
 Germany Rummenigge, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Rummenigge 19 1978, 82, 86
 Germany Vogts, BertiBerti Vogts 19 1970, 74, 78
 Germany Beckenbauer, FranzFranz Beckenbauer 18 1966, 70, 74
 Germany Berthold, ThomasThomas Berthold 18 1986, 90, 94
 Italy Cannavaro, FabioFabio Cannavaro 18 1998, 2002, 06, 10
 Brazil Dunga 18 1990, 94, 98
 Argentina Kempes, MarioMario Kempes 18 1974, 78, 82
 Germany Maier, SeppSepp Maier 18 1970, 74, 78
 Germany Overath, WolfgangWolfgang Overath 18 1966, 70, 74
 Italy Scirea, GaetanoGaetano Scirea 18 1978, 82, 86
 Brazil Taffarel, CláudioCláudio Taffarel 18 1990, 94, 98
 France Barthez, FabienFabien Barthez 17 1998, 2002, 06
 France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry 17 1998, 2002, 06, 10
 Germany Klinsmann, JuergenJuergen Klinsmann 17 1990, 94, 98
 Brazil Lúcio 17 2002, 06, 10
 Brazil Carlos, RobertoRoberto Carlos 17 1998, 2002, 06
 Germany Schnellinger, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Schnellinger 17 1958, 62, 66, 70
 Belgium Scifo, EnzoEnzo Scifo 17 1986, 90, 94, 98
 Germany Littbarski, PierrePierre Littbarski 17 1982, 86, 90
 England Shilton, PeterPeter Shilton 17 1982, 86, 90
 Netherlands Sneijder, WesleyWesley Sneijder 17 2006, 10, 14
 Italy Zoff, DinoDino Zoff 17 1974, 78, 82
 Spain Casillas, IkerIker Casillas 17 2002, 06, 10, 14
 Italy Baggio, RobertoRoberto Baggio 16 1990, 94, 98
 Germany Brehme, AndreasAndreas Brehme 16 1986, 90, 94
 Belgium Ceulemans, JanJan Ceulemans 16 1982, 86, 90
 South Korea HongHong Myung-Bo 16 1990, 94, 98, 2002
 Brazil Jairzinho 16 1966, 70, 74
 Mexico Márquez, RafaelRafael Márquez 16 2002, 06, 10, 14
 Argentina Mascherano, JavierJavier Mascherano 16 2006, 10, 14
 Argentina Ruggeri, OscarOscar Ruggeri 16 1986, 90, 94
 Brazil Silva, GilbertoGilberto Silva 16 2002, 06, 10
 France Thuram, LilianLilian Thuram 16 1998, 2002, 06
 Netherlands van Persie, RobinRobin van Persie 16 2006, 10, 14
 Spain Zubizarreta, AndoniAndoni Zubizarreta 16 1986, 90, 94, 98
 Brazil Bebeto 15 1990, 94, 98
 Italy Bergomi, GiuseppeGiuseppe Bergomi 15 1982, 86, 90, 98
 Poland Boniek, ZbigniewZbigniew Boniek 15 1978, 82, 86
 France Bossis, MaximeMaxime Bossis 15 1978, 82, 86
 Brazil Didi 15 1954, 58, 62
 Netherlands Kuyt, DirkDirk Kuyt 15 2006, 10, 14
 Argentina Messi, LionelLionel Messi 15 2006, 10, 14
 Netherlands Robben, ArjenArjen Robben 15 2006, 10, 14
 Brazil Nilton Santos 15 1954, 58, 62
 Germany Podolski, LukasLukas Podolski 15 2006, 10, 14
 Brazil Rivelino 15 1970, 74, 78
 Germany Schäfer, HansHans Schäfer 15 1954, 58, 62
 Germany Voeller, RudiRudi Voeller 15 1986, 90, 94
 Spain Xavi 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.

References[edit]

FIFA website[edit]

Player profiles
  1. ^ Antonio CarbajalFIFA competition record
  2. ^ Lothar MatthäusFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Gianluigi BuffonFIFA competition record
  4. ^ CastilhoFIFA competition record
  5. ^ Nílton SantosFIFA competition record
  6. ^ Djalma SantosFIFA competition record
  7. ^ PeléFIFA competition record
  8. ^ Bobby CharltonFIFA competition record
  9. ^ Karl-Heinz SchnellingerFIFA competition record
  10. ^ Uwe SeelerFIFA competition record
  11. ^ Lev YashinFIFA competition record
  12. ^ Pedro RochaFIFA competition record
  13. ^ Enrico AlbertosiFIFA competition record
  14. ^ Gianni RiveraFIFA competition record
  15. ^ Dobromir ZhechevFIFA competition record
  16. ^ Sepp MaierFIFA competition record
  17. ^ Dino ZoffFIFA competition record
  18. ^ Władysław ŻmudaFIFA competition record
  19. ^ LeãoFIFA competition record
  20. ^ Diego MaradonaFIFA competition record
  21. ^ Giuseppe BergomiFIFA competition record
  22. ^ Jim LeightonFIFA competition record
  23. ^ Enzo ScifoFIFA competition record
  24. ^ Franky Van Der ElstFIFA competition record
  25. ^ Andoni ZubizarretaFIFA competition record
  26. ^ Hong Myung-BoFIFA competition record
  27. ^ Hwang Sun-HongFIFA competition record
  28. ^ Paolo MaldiniFIFA competition record
  29. ^ Fernando HierroFIFA competition record
  30. ^ Marc WilmotsFIFA competition record
  31. ^ O Jacques SongoFIFA competition record
  32. ^ Sami Al-JaberFIFA competition record
  33. ^ Mohamed Al-DeayeaFIFA competition record
  34. ^ CafuFIFA competition record
  35. ^ RonaldoFIFA competition record
  36. ^ Oliver KahnFIFA competition record
  37. ^ Kasey KellerFIFA competition record
  38. ^ Claudio ReynaFIFA competition record
  39. ^ Rigobert SongFIFA competition record
  40. ^ Lee Woon-JaeFIFA competition record
  41. ^ Fabio CannavaroFIFA competition record
  42. ^ Thierry HenryFIFA competition record
  43. ^ Yoshikatsu KawaguchiFIFA competition record
  44. ^ Seigo NarazakiFIFA competition record
  45. ^ Denis CanizaFIFA competition record
  46. ^ Miroslav KloseFIFA competition record
  47. ^ Iker CasillasFIFA competition record
  48. ^ Xavi HernandezFIFA competition record
  49. ^ Samuel EtooFIFA competition record
  50. ^ Rafael MárquezFIFA competition record
  51. ^ DaMarcus BeasleyFIFA competition record
World Cup squad lists
Ranking of players by World Cup matches
  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup Record: Players". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
2014 World Cup match lineups