Real Madrid Barcelona, Bayern, Manchester United are teams from the old continent that have historically had long winning streaks. And to achieve this, the depth of the bench had to be as wide as talented. Nevertheless, there are cases where, either because many of them were hardly taken into account by the coaches, or because injuries interrupted their progress, many players have hardly participated in obtaining titles and victories during their time in a championship team. And in this article, we give you the top 10 players with enviable records, but who hardly played for their team.
1. Mariano Diaz: tackled on the bench of the White House since his return, he has won two Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups, two European Supercups, three Spanish Leagues and two Spanish Supercups. Since the beginning of the season, the striker has played 57 minutes. Last season, for example, in which Real Madrid won La Liga and the Champions League, he played 11 games in 397 minutes. He scored one goal and gave one assist.
2. Brian Laudrup: The Dane made the most of his time at Milan in the 93/94 season. He won the Scudetto, the Champions League and the Italian Supercup. In total, he played just over 705 minutes and only made nine appearances.
3. Douglas Costa: The Brazilian arrived at Barça in the 14/15 season. Since then, he has won seven titles: two championships, two King’s Cups, one Champions League, one European Supercup and one Club World Cup. But the most surprising thing is that he has only played three games. In total: 113 minutes.
4. Diego Contento: The former Bayern Munich player played for five years in the German club. He arrived at the age of 19. He played an average of just over five games per season. Three Bundesliga; two German Supercups; one Champions League; one European Supercup and one Club World Cup.
5. Jesus Vallejo: The Madrid central defender has the honor of having played an average of just over three games for each title he has won with the White House, as he has won 10 trophies.
6. Vermaelen: The Belgian defender has won 11 titles with Barcelona. In his first season (14/15), he won three and played 62 minutes in a game. The following season he won four, this time after playing 10 matches. Injuries have weighed on him, but not on his record.
7. Jordi Masip: substitute goalkeeper, it is normal that he is the player who plays the fewest games in a team. Jordi Masip is a good example. He won nine titles and played 90 minutes between 2014 and 2017.
8. Denis Cheryshev: He has the chance to start players who have had an isolated stint on a team that has brought him two more than prestigious titles. He won a Champions League with Real Madrid in 15/16 and a UEFA Cup in 13/14. In the first case, he played 117 minutes that season; in the second, 127 minutes.
9. Brahim Díaz: His more-than-stellar career in Milan seems to indicate that the Spaniard could return to Real Madrid next season. Although he played a key role in Milan’s Scudetto win, Brahim had already won the Premier League and Community Shield with Manchester City, as well as La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup with Real Madrid before joining the Rossoneri. Between the two teams, he made 11 appearances and played 113 minutes.
10. Carlos Secretario: Although his starring role at Porto led to a move to Real Madrid in 1996, he played 13 games in Fabio Capello’s Spanish league title-winning campaign. The following year he did not play, although he added a Supercopa España. He returned to Porto and again stood out. In his last active season, at the age of 33, the most important in the history of the Portuguese club, he played only three games. In 2003/04, Mourinho’s Porto, which had also won the UEFA and La Liga, with a secretary who also played very little (only 12 games), won the treble (Champions League, League and Cup).