Serial winners of all time: Hossam Hassan, who played much of his career with twin brother

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 29 Jul, 2019 00:00 | 4 mins read
Hossam Hassan.

1. Hossam Hassan (41 trophies)

Hossam Hassan, who played much of his career with twin brother Ibrahim, tops the list of trophies earned. The striker led Egypt’s forward line for over two decades and totted up 169 caps in the process.

Like his brother, he mostly plied his trade in Egypt but during his one season at Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax, he scored four goals against Celtic in the 1991-92 UEFA Cup, a feat he is most remembered for outside of Egypt.

Honours: Egyptian Premier League x14, Egyptian Cup x5, African Cup Winners’ Cup x4, Egyptian Super Cup x2, African Cup of Champions Clubs, Arab Club Champions Cup, Arab Cup Winners’ Cup, Arab Super Cup x2, CAF Champions League, UAFA Club Cup, Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup, Africa Cup of Nations  x3, All-Africa Games, Arab Nations Cup 

2. Dani Alves (40 trophies)

July 7’s Copa America final win over Peru took Dani Alves to 40 trophies in his career. The right back’s most successful period was during his time at Barcelona, where he claimed 23 trophies alongside the likes of Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi. He is now just one trophy off equalling the all-time record.

Honours: La Liga x6, Supercopa de Espana x5, Copa del Rey x5, Serie A, Coppa Italia, Ligue 1 x2, Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Trophee des Champions x2, Champions League x3, FIFA Club World Cup x3, UEFA Cup x2, UEFA Supercup x4, Copa America x2, Confederations Cup x2

3. Ibrahim Hassan (37 trophies)

Ibrahim Hassan was a stalwart of the Egyptian national team for 14 years from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. The right-back moved clubs frequently, mostly in Egypt, but he enjoyed spells in Greece, Switzerland and the UAE.

Success appeared to follow him wherever he went as he picked up domestic, continental and international silverware at almost every team he played for.

Honours: Egyptian League x14, Egyptian Cup x5, Egyptian Super Cup x2, African Cup Winners’ Cup x4, African Champions League x2, Arab Champions League, Arab Cup Winners’ Cup, Arab Super Cup, Afro-Asian Cup, African Super Cup, Arab Champions League, Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup, UAE League, Arab Nations Cup

4. Maxwell (37 trophies)

Left-back Maxwell is another player who enjoyed a lengthy career across some of Europe’s biggest clubs. The Brazilian turned out for Ajax, Inter Milan and Barcelona before retiring at Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

Although he steadily picked up silverware, it was that hugely-successful spell in Paris which earned him the most joy, 14 trophies. 

Honours: Champions League, La Liga x2, Spanish Cup, Spanish Super Cup x3, Serie A x3, Italian Super Cup, Ligue 1 x4, French Cup x3, French League Cup x4, French Super Cup x4, Eredivisie x2, Dutch Cup, Dutch Super Cup x3, Brazilian Cup, FIFA Club World Cup x2, UEFA Supercup x2

5. Oleksandr Shovkovskiy (36 trophies)

Oleksandr Shovkovskiy was Dynamo Kyiv’s first-choice goalkeeper for over two decades as the side ruled the Ukrainian top flight.

Shovkovskiy, who was known for his knack for saving penalties, also enjoyed a lengthy international career with Ukraine, earning 92 caps. He retired in 2016 at the age of 41. 

Honours: Ukrainian Premier League x14, Ukrainian Cup x10, Ukrainian Super Cup x6, Commonwealth of Independent States Cup x4, Valeriy Lobanovskyi Memorial Tournament x2

6. Andres Iniesta (35 trophies)

Andres Iniesta was another key component of Pep Guardiola’s dazzling side. The Spaniard acted as the perfect foil as the playmaker in the heart of midfield as Barcelona dominated domestic and European football.

Iniesta was also a mainstay in the hugely-successful Spain side that claimed two European Championships in 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup in 2010. 

Honours: La Liga x9, Supercopa de Espana x7, Copa del Rey x6, Champions League x4, FIFA Club World Cup x3, UEFA Supercup x3, European Championships x2, World Cup

7. Lionel Messi (35 trophies)

Lionel Messi spearheaded Barcelona’s dominant side under Pep Guardiola either side of the turn of the last decade as the Catalan giants romped to four La Liga titles in five years.

He has also been the lynchpin of their European success, helping Barcelona to no less than four Champions League wins. He was also part of the triumphant Argentina side that won gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Honours: La Liga x10, Supercopa de Espana x8, Copa del Rey x6, Champions League x4, FIFA Club World Cup x3, UEFA Supercup x3, Olympic Gold

8. Ryan Giggs (35 trophies)

The Premier League’s answer to Kenny Dalglish. Ryan Giggs’ lengthy career in the English top flight meant he raked in an unprecedented 13 league titles in Sir Alex Ferguson’s all-conquering juggernaut.

Giggs is Manchester United’s all-time record appearance maker with 963 and sits joint seventh in the club’s top scorers with 168 goals.

Honours: Premier League x13, FA Cup x4, English League Cup x4, Champions League x2, Charity/Community Shield x9, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Supercup, Intercontinental Cup

9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (35 trophies)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of modern football’s great nomads. Having conquered Italy, Spain and France, he came to Manchester United in 2016 with a point to prove.

In just two years, he claimed three trophies before heading Stateside to LA Galaxy. His most productive spell came at Paris Saint-Germain, where his four seasons there yielded 13 trophies.

Honours: English League Cup, Europa League, Community Shield, La Liga, Supercopa de Espana x2, UEFA Supercup, Serie A x4, Supercoppa Italiana x5, Ligue 1 x4, Coupe de France x2, Coupe de la Ligue x3, Trophee des Champions x4, Eredivisie x2, Dutch Cup, Dutch Super Cup x2, FIFA Club World Cup

10. Vitor Baia (34 trophies)

Vitor Baia is a bona fide Porto legend. The goalkeeper turned out almost 200 times for the Portuguese club in two spells either side of a two-year stint at Barcelona in the late 1990s.

He was a mainstay between the sticks in Portugal and claimed every title possible, including the Champions League and 10 league titles, during his time there. He retired in 2007.

Honours: Primeira Liga x10, Taca de Portugal x5, Supertaca Candido de Oliveira x9, UEFA Cup, Intercontinental Cup, Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey x2, Supercopa de Espana x2, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Supercup

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