Picture : After Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi is also now in the Club 1000+ games !

“Club 1000+ games”: now 19 members

We publish the updated world ranking for players with most top-level games in the whole history of football.
Lionel Messi has played his 1000th top-level game on 3 December to become 19th member of the symbolic “Club 1000+” and 5th active of them (along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianluigi Buffon, Dani Alves and Yasuhito Endō).
Rogério Ceni is the record holder in this category: 1214 games.

 PlayerCountryPeriodGames   Total
1Rogério CeniBrazil1992-2015873138186171 214
2Peter ShiltonEngland1966-1997848204291251 206
3Cristiano RonaldoPortugal 2002-651932051941 143
4Javier ZanettiArgentina 1992-2014717781621431 100
5Roberto CarlosBrazil1991-2015717761721251 090
6Gianluigi BuffonItaly1995-675511671761 069
7Ray ClemenceEngland1965-1988712187107631 069
8Iker CasillasSpain1999-2019626621931671 048
9Pat JenningsNorthern Ireland1963-1986709159551191 042
10Glenn FergusonNorthern Ireland1987-20116463642651 041
11RaúlSpain1994-2015685771701021 034
12Dani AlvesBrazil2001-6201151721251 032
13Paolo Maldini Italy1985-2009648791751261 028
14Ryan Giggs Wales1990-2014672129162641 027
15Yasuhito EndōJapan1998-675132661521 025
16Xavi Spain 1998-20195871021951331 017
17Noel BailieNorthern Ireland1989-201157739836 1 011
18Frank Lampard England1995-20166401301341061 010
19Lionel MessiArgentina2004-5591021701691 000

NL = National Leagues 
NC = National Cups 
ICC = International Club Competitions
NT+ = National Team + other relevant selections (Inter-League games for Clemence).