Players with most finals played in international tournaments

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  1. IceBlood34

    IceBlood34 Member

    Montpellier HSC
    France
    Jan 27, 2021
    Hello everyone,

    I was thinking about the ranking of players with most finals played in international tournaments in their career (including World Cup, Copa America/Euro/ Gold Cup/ AFC Cup/CAN/OFC Cup and additionnally Confederations Cup).
    I saw that Cafu played 7 finals (WC 94, 98, 02, Copa 91, 97, 99 Confed Cup 97).
    I don't know if there are some other players in CONCACAF, Asia or in OFC with as many finals as Cafu..
    or if he is the player with the most finals played in career in international tournaments.

    Thanks! :D

    Best,
    IceBlood34.
     
  2. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Landon Donovan played in Finals of Gold Cups 2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, and 2013, and Confederations Cup 2009 when USA used different players in the Confederations Cup and Gold Cup. That's six. You could check Mexican Rafel Marquez.
     
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  3. IceBlood34

    IceBlood34 Member

    Montpellier HSC
    France
    Jan 27, 2021
    I checked it and Rafa Marquez played 5 finals with 3 victories (+1 one final and victory with CONCACAF Cup 2015 but it was to determine the representative of CONCACAF for Confed Cup 2017 in reality so..)
     
  4. IceBlood34

    IceBlood34 Member

    Montpellier HSC
    France
    Jan 27, 2021
    I have finally find palyers who played most international finals (including continental trophies, Word Cup, Confederations Cup and Olympics) by continent :

    - Europe (4) : Matthaus, Bonhof, Beckenbauer, Maier, Iniesta, Ramos, Casillas,etc
    - South America (9) : Hector Scarone
    - Africa (5) : El Hadary
    - Asia (4) : Al-Thunayan
    - North America (6) : Donovan
    - Oceania (3) : Chris Killen
    (Asia & Oceania) (4) : Mori, Chipperfield, Trimboli
     
  5. IceBlood34

    IceBlood34 Member

    Montpellier HSC
    France
    Jan 27, 2021
    Honourable mentions to Cafu, Zé Roberto & Ronaldo (7) and Dida (8) from Brazil
     

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