The forgotten hero who won as many trophies as Barcelona superstar Messi

Every year, Barcelona win a trophy or two.

Even this year, a relatively forgettable seasons for the Catalan super club, they picked up the Copa del Rey and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

So the likes of Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta have bulging trophy cabinets.

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Messi has an incredible 30 major club honours in his locker, and a former Barcelona left-back is the most decorated footballer ever at club level. Maxwell won 37 trophies for a number of clubs including Ajax, Barca and most recently Paris Saint-Germain.

But one man has collected a remarkable number of trophies throughout his career, but you probably wouldn’t have thought it.


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Former Portugal goalkeeper Vitor Baia is the joint seventh most-decorated club footballer ever. Like Messi, the shot-stopper has 30 trophies in his locker.

In 19-year professional career, Baia spent almost all of it at Porto, where he picked up 25 major trophies, including the Champions League under a young Jose Mourinho in 2004.

Vitor Baia spent two-and-a-half years at Barcelona in the middle of his career. Bobby Robson signed him in 1996 and Baia only missed one La Liga game that season, when Barca missed out on the title to Real Madrid. When Louis van Gaal arrived in 1997, he dropped Baia and loaned him back to Porto, who he eventually rejoined in January 1999. He still managed to pick up five trophies during his time at Barcelona, including two Copa del Reys trophies, a La Liga crown and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

Baia also played 80 times for his country. A true legend of the game.

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