Premier League: Azpilicueta reaches 500 appearances for Chelsea and is close to the top five

c.Sar Azpilicueta has written another page in Chelsea’s history books. The Spanish defender reached 500 appearances for the Blues in today’s match against Liverpool. The Kaiser succeeded in infiltrating a select club of footballers so that he could play 500 games for Chelsea. He has 509 games for John Hollins on hand to enter the top 5 of Chelsea players with the most matches played.

A career full of titles

The Spanish defender arrived at Stamford Bridge in the 2012-13 season 10 years ago. Since his arrival, the Spaniard has managed to win seven trophies: the Champions League, the Club World Cup, the First Division, the UEFA Super Cup and two Europa Leagues. Of these seven trophies, he lifted four of them as captain: (UEFA Champions League, Club World Cup, European League and European Super Cup)

Azpilicueta, at the Chelsea Olympus

In the 21st century, the Spanish defender has only been surpassed in matches played for Chelsea by legends such as John Terry (715) and Frank Lampard (648). The other two players ahead of him are 40s footballers: John Hollins (509), Peter Bonetti (539) and Ron Harris (609).

In these 500 matches, the Spaniard managed to score 10 goals and distribute 41 assists. Chelsea conceded on their Twitter account to the Spanish defender, describing the figure as a “legend”

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