It’s not easy having a football career in Europe. The continent boasts the most competitive and attractive leagues in the world, also providing the grandest stage for the best performers. It’s hard enough having a great métier in one league, so enjoying success in two or three during a career really stands out.Quite often, players are on top of their game when playing in one country, but find performances difficult to replicate after making the switch to another. A select few, however, are serial winners, leaving a victory trail everywhere they go.Here’s a list of players who have succeeded in three or more European leagues.Note: All stats as of 21 December 2015
#1 Wesley Sneijder
Wesley Sneijder is still one of the top playmakers in the game. The Dutchman’s fantastic ability in midfield has driven him to much success and made him a real force in Europe.
Sneijder started out at Ajax, where he won seven major trophies. After making the switch the switch to Real Madrid, he proved instrumental to their title-winning campaign in 2008. The Dutch international would later move to Inter and his influence in the middle saw them claim the treble in 2010 under Jose Mourinho.
Now in Turkey with Galatasaray, Sneijder remains an important player. He won the Turkish Super Lig last season, having already won it back in 2013. Sneijder, 31, is still at the top of his game, and there is no doubt that he will win another trophy or two before calling it quits on a splendid career.
Major Honours: Eredivisie, KNVB Cup (2), La Liga, Serie A, Coppa Italia (2), Super Lig (2), UEFA Champions League, Best Dutch Free Kick Taker 2008, UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year 2010
|Real Madrid||La Liga||11||11|
|Inter Milan||Serie A||22||35|