The four winning players of the World Cup, PL, CL and Club World Cup


After helping Chelsea beat Palmeiras and win the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup, N’Golo Kante joined a tightly-knit club.

The midfielder became just the fourth player to win the entire Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and World Club.

We’ve looked at the four players who have won these four trophies.

Thierry Henry

Henry was part of the French team that won the 1998 edition world Cup at home and finished the tournament as top scorer with three goals. But he remained on the bench throughout their 3-0 win over Brazil in the final.

“I never told that story, but I was supposed to come on 10 minutes into the second half,” Henry said in 2006. “But Marcel Desailly was sent off and the plan changed.

“At the start of this tournament, the boss brought out young people who weren’t afraid and that was good, but then he chose to go for experience in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.

“I was obviously disappointed not to come and taste a World Cup final. But I still had the chance to lift the World Cup. I was 20 and played six games, so I can’t be so upset.

The striker moved to Arsenal a year later and won two Premier League titles at Highbury but narrowly missed out on the Champions League, losing the 2006 final to Barcelona.

As the old saying goes, if you can’t beat them, join them and the striker swapped Arsenal for Barcelona in the summer of 2007.

He finally got his hands on the Champions League trophy after beating Manchester United in the 2009 final and also won the Club World Cup a few months later.

Gerard pricks

A La Masia academy graduate, Pique left Barcelona for Manchester United in 2004 in search of regular first-team football.

He was part of the United squad that won the Premier League and Champions League in 2007-08, making 12 appearances in those competitions.

But the centre-back then returned to boyhood club Barcelona and missed out on United’s Club World Cup victory in December 2008.

Pique didn’t have to wait very long to get his hands on the trophy as Barcelona beat United in the 2009 Champions League final before defeating Estudiantes in the Club World Cup.

The Spanish international too started all seven matches at the 2010 World Cup and kept five clean sheets, including their 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the final.

He has also won two more Champions Leagues and two more Club World Cups since finishing the set in 2010.


The third Barcelona player to make this list, Pedro was promoted to the first team before 2008-09 and was part of the team that won the treble.

He only made an appearance against Manchester United in 2009 but scored in both the semi-finals and final of the Cubs World Cup.

The winger was also named in Spain‘s squad for the 2010 World Cup and groomed David Villa winner in the quarter-finals before starting in the semi-finals and final.

Pedro won another Club World Cup and two more Champions Leagues with Barcelona before signing for Chelsea in 2015.

He was a key player for Antonio Conte when Chelsea won the Premier League in 2016-17, registering nine goals and 10 assists in 35 league appearances.

N’Golo Kante

Kante was a relatively unknown 24-year-old when he moved to Leicester City from Caen in Ligue 1 in a £5.6million deal in 2015.

But he took the The Premier League onslaught and brilliant performances helped propel Leicester from 17th place to the title in 12 months.

The midfield then joined chelsea and played a vital role in winning the Premier League as well, becoming the first player in history to win the title in consecutive seasons with different clubs.

Kante has taken that form on the international stage and played 575 minutes out of a possible 630 in France’s 2018 World Cup-winning campaign.

He also lifted the Champions League in 2021 after winning the Man of the Match award in the semi-final first leg, semi-final second leg and final.

The 30-year-old then joined this exclusive list in February 2022 after helping Chelsea beat Palmeiras 2-1 in the FIFA Club World Cup final.

“It was a good feeling [to win the UEFA Champions League last season] and now to all continue together for this one,” Kante said. “It’s very nice, a great moment to share with the team, the staff, the supporters.

“We hope that this season we will have more success. For many of us, it is the first time that we participate in this competition. Winning is a feeling of pride and happiness.

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