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Players With the Most Appearances Every Season Since 1999-2000

Mudeet Arora
Pedri is one of the players with the most appearances in the 2020-21 season
Pedri is one of the players with the most appearances in the 2020-21 season / Etsuo Hara/Getty Images
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Spanish youngster Pedri has now completed as many as 70 (52 for Barcelona and 18 for Spain) games in the 2020-21 season for club and country.

The 18-year-old star midfielder started Spain's 1-1 against Argentina at the Olympics on Wednesday, a result that was enough to take his country into the knockouts.

In case Spain reach the final of the Olympics and if Pedri features for them throughout their journey, the Barcelona youngster will have made as many as 73 appearances this season itself.

If you go to see, that is an insane number of matches for a player in a season and will be the most number of games played in a season by a footballer in the last two decades.

As per the data provided by Transfermarkt, today, we take a look at the players who have made the most appearances in each season starting from 1999-2000 till the 2019-20 season.


1999/2000 | Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid and Brazil) - 75 appearances

Club appearances: 58

International appearances: 17


2000/01 | Sami Hyypia (Liverpool and Finland) - 65 appearances

Club appearances: 58

International appearances: 7


2001/02 | Yildiray Basturk (Bayer Leverkusen & Turkey) - 71 appearances

Club appearances: 55

International appearances: 16


2002/03 | Thierry Henry (Arsenal & France) - 68 appearances

Club appearances: 55

International appearances: 13


2003/04 | Luis Figo (Real Madrid & Portugal) - 71 appearances

Club appearances: 54

International appearances: 17


2004/05 | Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan & Argentina) - 68 appearances

Club appearances: 49

International appearances: 19


2005/06 | Jamie Carragher (Liverpool & England) - 69 appearances

Club appearances: 57

International appearances: 12


2006/07 | Frank Lampard (Chelsea & England) - 73 appearances

Club appearances: 62

International appearances: 11


2007/08 | Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona & Spain) - 69 appearances

Club appearances: 54

International appearances: 15


2008/09 | Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona & Spain) - 68 appearances

Club appearances: 54

International appearances: 14


2009/10 | Simao (Atletico Madrid & Portugal) - 73 appearances

Club appearances: 59

International appearances: 14


2010/11 | Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina) - 67 appearances

Club appearances: 55

International appearances: 12


2011/12 | Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina) - 73 appearances

Club appearances: 60

International appearances: 13


2012/13 | Oscar (Chelsea & Brazil) - 86 appearances

Club appearances: 64

International appearances: 22


2013/14 | Paul Pogba (Juventus & France) - 69 appearances

Club appearances: 51

International appearances: 18


2014/15 | Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli & Argentina) - 71 appearances

Club appearances: 58

International appearances: 13


2015/16 | Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid & France) - 70 appearances

Club appearances: 54

International appearances: 16


2016/17 | Bernardo Silva (AS Monaco & Portugal) - 68 appearances

Club appearances: 58

International appearances: 9


2017/18 | Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona & Croatia) - 71 appearances

Club appearances: 55

International appearances: 16


2018/19 | Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona & Brazil) - 70 appearances

Club appearances: 54

International appearances: 16


2019/20 | Joao Moutinho (Wolves & Portugal) - 62 appearances

Club appearances: 57

International appearances: 5


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