Top 5 football players with the most number of appearances in El Clasico

The El Clasico is considered one of the biggest club football leagues in the world and is viewed by millions. In this tournament, of some mega teams, the two greatest are the Barcelona FC and Real Madrid, who face of in a battle for supremacy.

This rivalry between them is world-famous, and matches between them are regarded as El Clasico. Check out the names of the players who have appeared in the most number of El Clasico games.

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 45 games

Lionel Messi has the highest number of appearances in El Clasico games, along with Sergio Ramos, both showing up 45 times. This is the record till now, which is likely to increase a bit more. Besides, Messi is also the one to score most goals in this tournament. He netted 26 goals, from which 18 came in La Liga.

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Lionel Messi

2. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) – 45 games

Sergio Ramos also holds the most appearances record in El Clasico fixtures with Messi. Though it was very unfortunate for him, as his team got defeated 20 times, out of that 45 appearances. However, Ramos is indeed one of the greatest players of Real Madrid, and also one of the greatest of all time.

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Sergio Ramos

3. Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona) – 42 games

Xavi Hernandez is a former legendary mid-fielder of Barcelona, who made 42 appearances before retiring in 2015. Hernandez played a significant role in many occasions of Barcelona’s victory.

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Xavi Hernandez

4. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) – 40 games

The 32-year-old Sergio Busquets has 40 El Clasico appearances. Though he has no retirement plans till now, so it is expected that he will move up the list in the future. He was hailed by legendary Spain and Real Madrid manager Vicente del Bosque.

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Sergio Busquets

5. Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) – 38 games

The legendary magician Spanish footballer Andres Iniesta, made 38 appearances for Barcelona and presented his magnificent skills at the Nou Camp. He played a major role in many of the club’s victories.

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Andres Iniesta

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