After winning their Club World Cup together, the two players have set a new all-time record for FC Barcelona.
Leo Messi and Andrés Iniesta have once again rewritten the Barça history books. After beating Sevilla to win the European Super Cup in Tbilisi last August and now adding the Club World Cup thanks to the defeat of River Plate in Yokohama, both players have now won 25 different senior club trophies as Barça players.
Both players grew up at La Masia and won their first major title in the 2004/05 season, the Liga conquered under Frank Rijkaard. The silverware hasn’t stopped flowing since, and the win in Georgia tied them with club legend Xavi Hernandez, who retired at the end of last season. The win in Japan now makes them the outright leaders.
Iniesta, of course, can also boast two European Championships and one World Cup at international level, while Messi won Olympic gold with Argentina in 2008.
Not far behind in the all-time ranking we find Dani Alves, Gerard Piqué and Sergio Busquets, who all made their debuts in Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge and have won 21 senior titles each. In fact, if we add the five titles that Dani Alves won with Sevilla (including two UEFA Cups and one Copa del Rey) plus another three with Bahia in his native Brazil, the right-back is overall Barça’s most decorated player at senior club level.
Titles with Barça
Messi & Iniesta: 7 Ligas, 4 Champions Leagues, 3 Copa del Rey, 3 European Super Cups, 6 Spanish Super Cups and 3 Club World Cups. TOTAL: 26
Xavi: 6 Spanish Super Cups, 2 Club World Cups, 2 European Super Cups, 8 Ligas, 3 Copa del Rey and 4 Champions Leagues. TOTAL: 25
Alves, Piqué, Sergio: 5 Ligas, 3 Champions Leagues, 3 Copa del Rey, 3 European Super Cups, 4 Spanish Super Cups and 3 Club World Cups. TOTAL: 21