Saúl equals Gabi as the ninth most-capped player in club history

The midfielder continues to add to his history with our jersey after the game against Cádiz.

Saúl Níguez reached 417 appearances with Atlético de Madrid after playing against Cádiz on matchday 28 of LALIGA. With this figure, he equals one of our most iconic captains, Gabi, in ninth place in the ranking of players with the most games played with our club. The midfielder, born in Elche, reaches this impressive figure at 29 years of age and after more than a decade of commitment to our shirt.

Saúl arrived at our club in the 2008/09 season to join the club. On 8 March 2012 he made his debut with the first team in a Europa League match against Besiktas at the Vicente Calderón. Almost on the same day, but 12 years and 47 goals later, he is the ninth player to have worn the Atleti jersey more times than any other player, tied with Gabi, and waiting to overtake the player from Madrid and remain alone in eighth place on the list, with Arteche and Calleja as the next legends to reach.

In this time, our current player has won 2 UEFA Europa Leagues (2011/12 and 2017/18), 1 league (2020/21), 1 Copa del Rey (2012/13) 1 Spanish Super Cup (2014/15) and 1 European Super Cup (2018/19).