The international break is set to return again in February after a long break after World Cup qualifiers. All teams that made it to Russia will be doing all they can to get ready for the big showdown in Russia. The Coaches are watching keenly to see who they will call and who should be dropped. Today, we want to take a look at seven most capped legends when it comes to international football. It is always an honor to play for your country but these players g more than they ever imagined.
Now take a look at 7 players who appear in the special list;
7. Iker Casillas- 167 Caps
Debut: 3 June 2000……………To Date
Spain legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas has many records. He has achieved everything a football player can wish for during his time as number one keeper at Real Madrid. He has played 167 times for the La Loja making him the second most capped player in Europe. The only challenge Iker has is Manchester United shot-stopper Davis De Gea. He has now taken over the position.
6. Iván Hurtado- 168 Caps
Debut: 24 May 1992, Last Cap: 14 October 2014
Manchester United winger-cum-defender Antonio Valencia will be looking to emulate Iván Hurtado in the books of Ecuador national team. The legend played 168 times for his South American nation. He remains the most successful defender in the history of the country.
5. Hossam Hassan- 169 Caps
Debut: 10 September 1985, Last Cap: 7 February 2006
Hossam Hassan Hussein is still a very popular figure in Egypt. He was a fierce striker during his time. He played 169 times for the North African nation scoring 69 goals. He is the current manager of Al-Masry in the Egyptian Premier League. He is 50 years old.
4. Gianluigi Buffon- 175 Caps
Debut: 29 October 1997…..To Date
Gianluigi Buffon is coming to the end of his career. He wanted to play for Italy in 2018 Russia World Cup but after his country failed to qualify, he has no option but to retire. However, the emergence of highly talented Gianluigi Donnarumma at AC Milan might end his career soon.
The legendary keeper was on the team that lifted the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He was also on the team that lost 4-0 to Spain in Euro 2012. He has seen it all but he still wants to add more caps on the current 175.