Friday 25 November 2022
There are 148 players from UEFA Champions League clubs at the FIFA World Cup, but which teams provide the most?
A total of 829 players will be involved in the 2022 FIFA World Cup but which teams provide the most? As expected, UEFA Champions League clubs are heavily represented, with all 16 remaining contenders seeing players jet off to Qatar.
Bayern and Manchester City lead the way in the numbers game, but it may come as a surprise that teams such as Club Brugge, Frankfurt and Leipzig have as many or more players represented at the finals as Liverpool or Italian giants Inter and AC Milan.
UEFA.com drills down into the figures.
Which team has the most players at the World Cup?
16 Bayern, Manchester City
12 Real Madrid, Chelsea
11 Dortmund, Paris, Tottenham
8 Club Brugge
7 Frankfurt, Leipzig, Liverpool, Milan
6 Benfica, Inter, Porto
Bayern – 16 players in 7 teams
Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands), Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Kingsley Coman, Lucas Hernandez (France), Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sané (Germany), Alphonso Davies (Canada), Josip Stanišić (Croatia), Noussair Mazraoui (Morocco), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon)
Manchester City – 16 players in 9 teams
Nathan Aké (Netherlands), Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips, John Stones, Kyle Walker (England), Julián Álvarez (Argentina), İlkay Gündoğan (Germany), Rodri, Aymeric Laporte (Spain), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), Ederson (Brazil), Manuel Akanji (Switzerland), João Cancelo, Rúben Dias, Bernardo Silva (Portugal)
Real Madrid – 12 players in 7 teams
Aurélien Tchouaméni, Eduardo Camavinga (France), Antonio Rüdiger (Germany), Dani Carvajal, Marco Asensio (Spain), Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard (Belgium), Luka Modrić (Croatia), Éder Militão, Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo (Brazil), Federico Valverde (Uruguay)
Chelsea – 12 players in 9 teams
Édouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher, Raheem Sterling (England), Christian Pulišić (United States), Kai Havertz (Germany), César Azpilicueta (Spain), Mateo Kovačić (Croatia), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco), Thiago Silva (Brazil), Denis Zakaria (Switzerland)
Dortmund – 11 players in 6 teams
Jude Bellingham (England), Giovanni Reyna (United States), Niklas Süle, Julian Brandt, Nico Schlotterbeck, Karim Adeyemi, Youssoufa Moukoko (Germany), Thomas Meunier, Thorgan Hazard (Belgium), Gregor Kobel (Switzerland), Raphaël Guerreiro (Portugal)
Paris – 11 players in 7 teams
Lionel Messi (Argentina), Kylian Mbappé (France), Keylor Navas (Costa Rica), Carlos Soler, Pablo Sarabia (Spain), Achraf Hakimi (Morocco), Marquinhos, Neymar (Brazil), Danilo, Nuno Mendes, Vitinha (Portugal)
Tottenham – 11 players in 10 teams
Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal), Eric Dier, Harry Kane (England), Ben Davies (Wales), Cristian Romero (Argentina), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark), Hugo Lloris (France), Ivan Perišić (Croatia), Richarlison (Brazil), Heung-Min Son (Korea Republic), Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay)
Club Brugge – 8 players in 5 teams
Noa Lang (Netherlands), Andreas Skov Olsen (Denmark), Simon Mignolet, Hans Vanaken (Belgium), Tajon Buchanan, Cyle Larin (Canada), Denis Odoi, Kamal Sowah (Ghana)
Frankfurt – 7 players in 6 teams
Jesper Lindstrøm (Denmark), Randal Kolo Muani (France), Mario Götze, Kevin Trapp (Germany), Daichi Kamada (Japan), Kristijan Jakić (Croatia), Djibril Sow (Switzerland)
Leipzig – 7 players in 6 teams
Abdou Diallo (Senegal), Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark), David Raum, Lukas Klostermann (Germany), Dani Olmo (Spain), Joško Gvardiol (Croatia), André Silva (Portugal)
Liverpool – 7 players in 5 teams
Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson (England), Ibrahima Konaté (France), Alisson Becker, Fabinho (Brazil), Darwin Núñez (Uruguay)
Milan – 7 players in 6 teams
Fodé Ballo-Touré (Senegal), Sergiño Dest (United States), Simon Kjær (Denmark), Olivier Giroud, Theo Hernández (France), Charles De Ketelaere (Belgium), Rafael Leão (Portugal)
Benfica – 6 players in 3 teams
Nicolás Otamendi, Enzo Fernández (Argentina), Alexander Bah (Denmark), António Silva, João Mário, Gonçalo Ramos (Portugal)
Inter – 6 players in 5 teams
Stefan de Vrij, Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands), Lautaro Martínez (Argentina), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), Marcelo Brozović (Croatia), André Onana (Cameroon)
Porto – 6 players in 4 teams
Mehdi Taremi (Iran), Stephen Eustáquio (Canada), Marko Grujić (Serbia), Diogo Costa, Pepe, Otávio (Portugal)
Napoli – 5 players in 5 teams
Hirving Lozano (Mexico), Piotr Zieliński (Poland), André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Cameroon), Minjae Kim (Korea Republic), Mathías Olivera (Uruguay)
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