Tottenham win ‘most minutes played at WC by PL club’ trophy

Date published: Monday 16th July 2018 10:27

Tottenham and Manchester City stars played by far the most football of any Premier League team at the 2018 World Cup.

Spurs were the best-represented club in the world in the semi-finals, with the final four teams comprised of eight of their players.

Hugo Lloris eventually captained France to their second World Cup title, with City left-back Benjamin Mendy joining him.

Three other Premier League players were part of the 23-man squad, with Paul Pogba of Manchester United and Chelsea pair N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud claiming the gold.

Spurs, City, United and Chelsea players make up the top four of Premier League clubs whose players featured most often at the tournament.

 

Minutes played by Premier League players at the 2018 World Cup, per club:

Tottenham – 5,202 (12 players)
Manchester City – 4,918 (15 players)
Manchester United – 4,249 (11 players)
Chelsea – 4,231 (12 players)
Leicester – 2,273 (9 players)
Liverpool – 2,267 (7 players)
Arsenal – 1,645 (7 players)
Everton – 1,324 (3 players)
Southampton – 1,194 (4 players)
West Ham – 754 (3 players)

 

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