Most-Participated Players in The World Cup History Part 2

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 20 September 2022
Most-Participated Players in The World Cup History Part 2
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6- Wladyslaw Zmuda (Poland): 21 matches

Most-Participated Players in The World Cup History Part 2

Zmuda is not a well-known player among the footballing generation at the moment, but he is a legend of Poland throughout history. The Polish defender played 91 international matches for his country, during which he scored two goals and appeared in 4 World Cup tournaments. Zmuda participated in 21 matches in the World Cup and was named the best young player in the 1974 World Cup.

5- Diego Maradona (Argentina): 21 matches

Most-Participated Players in The World Cup History Part 2

Diego Maradona needs no introduction, as he is considered one of the best players in the history of football, along with Brazilian Pele, Messi, and Ronaldo. Maradona was an excellent playmaker, with perfect skills and vision. He played 91 games for Argentina, scoring 34 goals, and participated in 21 World Cup matches.

The Napoli legend participated in 4 World Cups and starred in the 1986 World Cup, where Argentina beat West Germany in the final.

Maradona had two historic moments in the 1986 World Cup, both against England; He scored two goals against the Three Lions, as he scored the first goal by hand, while the second goal is the most famous in the history of the World Cup, when Maradona went alone, and passed 5 players from the England team before he evaded the goalkeeper and scored.

4- Uwe Seeler (Germany): 21 matches

Most-Participated Players in The World Cup History Part 2

Seeler was a top-class striker, making 72 appearances for the German national team and scoring 43 goals. He also appeared in four World Cups (1958, 1962, 1966, and 1970).

Seeler played 21 matches in the World Cup (4 World Cup tournaments), during which he scored 9 goals. However, Seeler did not win even one of the four World Cup tournaments he participated in.

Seeler was the first player ever to make 20 World Cup matches, the first player to score in 4 World Cup tournaments, and the first player to score two goals in each of the four tournaments.

3- Paolo Maldini (Italy): 23 matches

Most-Participated Players in The World Cup History Part 2

Maldini is considered one of the best defenders of all time. His father “Cesare Maldini” was also a professional footballer. In total, Paolo Maldini has played 126 caps over his 16 years with Italy and has made 23 appearances for his country at the World Cup.

2- Miroslav Klose (Germany): 24 matches

Most-Participated Players in The World Cup History Part 2

Klose is Germany's all-time leading scorer. He is one of the few players to have won bronze, silver and gold medals in the World Cup.

Klose played 137 matches with the German national team, and was known as a brilliant scorer, and he made his debut in the World Cup (2002), when he scored 5 goals, then repeated this in the 2006 edition to win the Golden Boot, then scored 4 goals in the 2010 World Cup, and 2 goals In his last tournament in 2014.

Overall, Klose played 24 matches in the World Cup, during which he scored 16 goals, which made him surpass Ronaldo as the top scorer in the history of the tournament.

1- Lothar Matthaus (Germany): 25 matches

Most-Participated Players in The World Cup History Part 2

Lothar Matthaus is one of the most prominent players in the history of German and world football, and he played 150 international matches with the German national team, and 25 matches in the World Cup.

The German midfielder appeared in 5 different World Cups, led his team to the 1990 championship, and won the Golden Ball in the same year.