Thousand Matches


See also the file Prolific Goalscorers.

List of Official Appearances Records

NB: compilation of lits in progress; totals as of March 15, 2009

 1. Shilton, Peter       England      1949    1966-1997        1390
 2. Clemence, Raymond    England      1948    1965-1987        1118
 3. Jennings, Patrick    England      1945    1962-1986        1096
 4. Ball, Alan           England      1945    1962-1984        1054
 5. Seaman, David        England      1963    1981-2004        1047
 6. Maldini, Paolo       Italy        1968    1985-2009*       1032
 7. Zubizarreta, Andoni  Spain        1961    1980-1998        1013
 8. Roberto Carlos       Brazil       1973    1991-2009*       1010+
 9. Hutchison, Tommy     Scotland     1947    1965-1991        1000+
10. Romário              Brazil       1966    1985-2007         993
11. Callaghan, Ian       England      1942    1960-1982         991+
12. Matthäus, Lothar     Germany      1961    1978-2000         989
13. Sheringham, Edward   England      1966    1982-2008         981
14. Southall, Neville    Wales        1958    1980-2000         979
 
NB: * indicates player is still active (last update Mar 15, 2009);
    + indicates number is a lower bound - player may have played more matches

Notes: 1) there may be other players with 1000 or more matches;
       2) only players who (mostly) played at the highest level are
          considered.


Additional Data on Shilton

Shilton, Peter			1390

domestic championships		1005	
  (England				1005 (849 1.Div)
Football League Play-offs	   1	
domestic cups			 193	
  (F.A.Cup				 86
  (League cup				102
  (Charity Shield			  2
  (Screen Sport Super Cup		  3
other domestic tournam.		  20	
  (Texaco Cup				  7
  (Simod Cup				  5
  (Zenith Data Systems Cup		  3
  (Autoglass Trophy			  2
  (Full Members Cup			  2
  (Anglo-Italian Cup			  1
Football League XI		   4
Eurocups			  24	
European Super Cup		   4	
Intercontinental cup		   1	
National team			 125	
England U23			  13	

Additional Data on Clemence

Clemence, Raymond	       1118

domestic championships		758	
  (England			     758 (710 1.Div)
domestic cups			185		
  (F.A.Cup				81
  (League cup				93
  (Charity Shield			 6	
  (Screen Sport Super Cup		 5
Football League XI		  2		
Eurocups				105		
European Super Cup		  3		
National team			 61		
England U23			  4		

Additional Data on Jennings

Jennings, Patrick	       1096

domestic championships		757	
  (England			     757 (709 1.Div)
domestic cups			160	
  (F.A.Cup				84
  (League cup				72
  (Charity Shield			 3
  (Screen Sport Super Cup		 1
other domestic tournam.		  4	
  (Texaco Cup				 2
  (Anglo-Italian Cup			 2
Eurocups			 55	
National team			119	
England U23		          1

Additional Data on Seaman

Seaman, David		       1047

domestic championships		731	
  (England			     731 (607 1.Div)
domestic cups			146	
  (F.A.Cup			   	82
  (League cup		   		60
  (Charity Shield			 4
other domestic tournam.	  	  4	
Eurocups			 73	
European Super Cup		  2	
National team			 75	
England U21			 10	
England B			  6	

Additional Data on Maldini

	
Maldini, Paolo		   1032

domestic championships	    639	(all Div.1 of Italy)
domestic cups		     72	
Super cup		      6	
other domestic tournam.	      1	
Eurocups	            161
European Super Cup	      7	
Intercontinental cup	      7	
National team		    126	
Olympic team		      1	
Italy U21		     12	

Additional Data on Ball

Ball, Alan		       1054

domestic championships		827  
  (England				743 (632 1.Div)
  (NASL					 72 (all 1.Div)
  (Eastern AA Hong Kong	  		 12 (?)
Domestic and Eurocups:	 	122
  (F.A.Cup			   	76
  (League cup		   		45
  (Charity Shield			 1
other domestic tournam.		  3	
  (Anglo-Scottish Cup		  3
Football league XI		  6
Eurocups	                 16
National team		  	 72
England U23			  8

Additional Data on Zubizarreta

Zubizarreta, Andoni	       1013

domestic championships		622	(all 1.Div of Spain)
domestic cups			122	
  (Copa del rey		 		104
  (Copa de la Liga			  8
  (supercopa				 10
Eurocups			 84	
European Super Cup		  4	
Intercontinental cup		  1	
National team			126	
Spain U23	 		 23	
Spain U21		 	 17	
Spain U19		 	  1	
Spain U18			 12	
Spain Olimpica			  1

Additional Data on Hutchison

	
Hutchison, Tommy		       1000+

domestic championships			888+	
  (Scottland					 68
  (England					795 (388 1.Div)
  (NASL						 25 (all 1.Div)
  (Bulova Hong-Kong				  ?
Domestic and Europacups:		  ?
  Alloa Athletic				  ?	
  Blackpool					  ?	
  Coventry City					 41	
  Manchester City				  ?	
  Burnley					  ?	
  Swansea City				  	  ?	
National team			   	 17	

Additional Data on Roberto Carlos

					
Roberto Carlos         1010+
	
domestic championships	489+		
 (Brazil 1.Div			 44	
 (Italy				 30	
 (Spain				370	
 (Turkey			 45	
 (Brazil 2.Div		 	 ? (ca 20-25)	
				
Domestic cups		 58		
Supercups		  5		
				
Paulista		123 (?)
  (União São João de Araras	41 (?)
  (Palmeiras			82		
Rio-Sao Paulo		  7		
				
Eurocups		130		
European Super Cup	  3		
Intercontinental cup  	  6		
South America cups	 15		
				
National team		125		
pré-olímpica		 23		
 (official		        17	
 (friendlies			 6	
Brazil U20		  5+		
 (WM-1991			 5	
 (other				 ?	

Additional Data on Romario

	
Romario		  		993

Domestic Campionships		454  (all 1.Div)
  (Brazil				256
  (Netherlands				109
  (Spain				 57
  (Qatar				  3
  (USA					 25
  (Australia				  4

Brazil (Selecaos of States)	  2 
Rio - Sao Paulo			 37 
Carioca				254
Domestic Cups			 70 
Other Domestic Tournaments	 11 
International Cups 		 76 
National team			 70 
Olympic team			  8
Brasil U20			 11 

Additional Data on Matthäus

	
Matthäus, Lothar		989
		
domestic championships		622		
(Germany, Bundesliga			464
(Germany, Div.4				 22
(Italy					115 (all 1.Div.)
(USA					 21 (all 1.Div.)
					
domestic cups			 88		
(DFB Pokal				 60
(Coppa Italia				 17
(US open				  2
(Liga-Pokal				  6
(Supercup				  2
(City cup of Leipzig, 2005		  1
					
Eurocups			100		
					
National team			150		
Germany B			  4		
Germany U21			 15		
Germany U19			 10	

Additional Data on Callaghan

		
Callaghan, Ian			991+

domestic championships		751+	
  (England				731 (641 1.Div)
  (NASL					 20 (all 1.Div)
  (Canberra City, Australia		  ?
  (Cork Hibernians, Ireland		
domestic cups			141+
  (F.A.Cup				88
  (League cup				46+
  (Charity Shield			 7
  (Welsh cup				 ?
Eurocups			 89
Football league XI		  2	
National team			  4
England U23			  4

Additional Data on Sheringham

			
Sheringham, Edward		981	

domestic championships		755		
  (England				734  (521 1.Div)
  (Sweden				 21
					
domestic cups			115		
  (F.A.Cup				56
  (League cup				55
  (Charity Shield			 4
other domestic tournam.		 23		
					
Eurocups			 32		
European Super Cup		  1		
Intercontinental cup		  3		
					
National team		 	 51		
England U21			  1

Additional Data on Southall

					
Southall, Neville 		979+

domestic championships		701	
  (England				701  (579 1.Div)
				
domestic cups			151+	
(F.A.Cup				 79+
(League cup				 67+
(Charity Shield			 	  5
other domestic tournam.		 21+	
				
Eurocups			 13	
National team			 93	

See also the file Prolific Goalscorers.

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Prepared and maintained by Vladimir Kolos for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Vladimir Kolos (vkoloss@web.de or vkoloss@mail.ru)
Last updated: 3 Apr 2009

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