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Sport 50 players with the highest win percentage in Europe's top five leagues since 2000

17:45  07 may  2021
17:45  07 may  2021 Source:   givemesport.com

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are, of course, the obvious examples. Both legends cemented their status as all-time greats a long time ago.

But which footballers since 2000 boast the highest win percentages?

Transfermarkt have crunched the numbers and published a list of the top 50 footballers with the highest win percentages since the turn of the current century.

All data is correct as of May 7, 2021.

Quite a few young players at clubs including PSG, Bayern Munich and Manchester City make the cut because they’ve rarely tasted defeat during their short careers so far.

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But there are a handful of iconic players who also feature on the list, including both Messi and Ronaldo.

50 footballers with highest win percentage since 2000

Let’s take a closer look at the top 50…

50. James Rodriguez | 184 games, 127 wins (Win percentage: 69%)

Monaco (58.8%), Real Madrid (78.8%), Bayern Munich (74.4%), Everton (36.4%).

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49. Arthur | 68 games, 47 wins (Win percentage: 69.1%)

Barcelona (70.8%), Juventus (65%).

48. Mitchell Bakker | 26 games, 18 wins (Win percentage: 69.2%)

PSG (69.2%).

47. Trent Alexander-Arnold | 124 games, 86 wins (Win percentage: 69.4%)

Liverpool (69.4%).

46. Bernardo Silva | 230 games, 160 wins (Win percentage: 69.6%)

AS Monaco (59.4%), Manchester City (77.5%).

45. Joe Gomez | 79 games, 55 wins (Win percentage: 69.6%)

Liverpool (69.6%).

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44. Thiago Silva | 317 games, 221 wins (Win percentage: 69.7%)

AC Milan (61.3%), PSG (75.5%), Chelsea (50%).

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43. Anatoliy Tymoshchuk | 86 games, 60 wins (Win percentage: 69.8%)

Bayern Munich (69.8%).

42. Achraf Hakimi | 96 games, 67 wins (Win percentage: 69.8%)

Real Madrid (66.7%), Borussia Dortmund (68.5%), Inter Milan (72.7%).

41. Fernandinho | 243 games, 170 wins (Win percentage: 70%)

Manchester City (70%).

40. Nacho Fernandez | 154 games, 108 wins (Win percentage: 70.1%)

Real Madrid (70.1%).

39. Casemiro | 185 games, 130 wins (Win percentage: 70.3%)

Real Madrid (70.3%).

38. Andres Iniesta | 442 games, 312 wins (Win percentage: 70.6%)

Barcelona (70.6%).

37. Adrien Rabiot | 221 games, 157 wins (Win percentage: 71%)

PSG (76.7%), Toulouse (38.5%), Juventus (63.8%).

36. Fabio Coentrao | 73 games, 52 wins (Win percentage: 71.2%)

Real Madrid (75.9%), AS Monaco (53.3%).

35. Cristiano Ronaldo | 582 games, 415 wins (Win percentage: 71.3%)

Manchester United (67.4%), Real Madrid (74%), Juventus (71.3%).

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34. Marquinhos | 227 games, 162 wins (Win percentage: 71.4%)

AS Roma (46.2%), PSG (74.6%).

33. Robert Lewandowski | 347 games, 248 wins (Win percentage: 71.5%)

Borussia Dortmund (64.9%), Bayern Munich (75.5%).

32. Angel Di Maria | 319 games, 229 wins (Win percentage: 71.8%)

Real Madrid (72.6%), Manchester United (51.9%), PSG (74.4%).

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31. Danilo | 128 games, 92 wins (Win percentage: 71.9%)

Real Madrid (78.1%), Man City (79.4%), Juventus (62.3%).

30. Jamal Musiala | 25 games, 18 wins (Win percentage: 72%)

Bayern Munich (72%).

29. Sergi Roberto | 197 games, 142 wins (Win percentage: 72.1%)

Barcelona (72.1%).

28. Tony Adams | 43 games, 31 wins (Win percentage: 72.1%)

Arsenal (72.1%).

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27. Gerard Pique | 395 games, 285 wins (Win percentage: 72.2%)

Man United (83.3%), Real Zaragoza (36.4%), Barcelona (74%).

26. Marco Verratti | 223 games, 161 wins (Win percentage: 72.2%)

PSG (72.2%).

25. Paulo Ferreira | 141 games, 102 wins (Win percentage: 72.3%)

Chelsea (72.3%).

24. David Alaba | 295 games, 215 wins (Win percentage: 72.9%)

Hoffenheim (29.4%), Bayern Munich (75.5%).

23. Thomas Muller | 380 games, 277 wins (Win percentage: 72.9%)

Bayern Munich (72.9%).

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22. Kylian Mbappe | 146 games, 107 wins (Win percentage: 73.3%)

AS Monaco (68.3%), PSG (75.2%).

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21. Maxwell | 281 games, 206 wins (Win percentage: 73.3%)

Inter Milan (74.7%), Barcelona (82.5%), PSG (69%).

20. Colin Dagga | 49 games, 36 wins (Win percentage: 73.5%)

PSG (73.5%).

19. Thomas Meunier | 104 games, 77 wins (Win percentage: 74%)

PSG (77.4%), Borussia Dortmund (60%).

18. Lionel Messi | 517 games, 383 wins (Win percentage: 74.1%)

Barcelona (74.1%).

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17. Alphonso Davies | 55 games, 41 wins (Win percentage: 74.5%)

Bayern Munich (74.5%).

16. Thiago Alcantara | 237 games, 177 wins (Win percentage: 74.7%)

Barcelona (76.5%), Bayern Munich (78.7%), Liverpool (36.8%).

15. Presnel Kimpembe | 120 games, 90 wins (Win percentage: 75%)

PSG (75%).

14. Alex Sandro | 157 games, 118 wins (Win percentage: 75.2%)

Juventus (75.2%).

13. Sergio Busquets | 411 games, 309 wins (Win percentage: 75.2%)

Barcelona (75.2%).

12. Arjen Robben | 318 games, 241 wins (Win percentage: 75.8%)

Chelsea (82.1%), Real Madrid (68%), Bayern Munich (75.6%).

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11. Ruben Dias | 29 games, 22 wins (Win percentage: 75.9%)

Manchester City (75.9%).

10. Lucas Hernandez | 106 games, 81 wins (Win percentage: 76.4%)

Atletico Madrid (71.6%), Bayern Munich (84.6%).

9. Neymar | 190 games, 146 wins (Win percentage: 76.8%)

Barcelona (74.8%), PSG (80.6%).

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8. Douglas Costa | 134 games, 103 wins (Win percentage: 76.9%)

Juventus (75.3%), Bayern Munich (78.7%).

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7. Joshua Kimmich | 170 games, 131 wins (Win percentage: 77.1%)

Bayern Munich (77.1%).

6. Gabriel Jesus | 127 games, 98 wins (Win percentage: 77.2%)

Manchester City (77.2%).

5. Ederson | 142 games, 110 wins (Win percentage: 77.5%)

Manchester City (77.5%).

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4. Pepe | 229 games, 180 wins (Win percentage: 78.6%)

Real Madrid (78.6%).

3. Oleksandr Zinchenko | 58 games, 48 wins (Win percentage: 82.8%)

Manchester City (82.8%).

2. Phil Foden | 66 games, 55 wins (Win percentage: 83.3%)

Manchester City (83.3%).

1. Ronald Araujo | 26 games, 22 wins (Win percentage: 84.6%)

Barcelona (84.6%).

Will the win percentage of players like Araujo, Foden, Zinchenko and Ederson go down over time?

Almost certainly, yes. But their numbers are eye-catching, regardless.

Considering he played 229 league games for Real Madrid, it’s particularly impressive that Pepe occupies fourth place in this list.

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