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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Champions League yellow/red cards: the 10 players with the most

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10. Pepe

Sent off twice in his Champions League career, Pepe has picked up a total of 24 cards - 23 yellows and one straight red* - in 95 games for Porto, Real Madrid and Besiktas in the competition. (*His other dismissal was for two bookings; in this photo galler

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10. Pepe

Sent off twice in his Champions League career, Pepe has picked up a total of 24 cards - 23 yellows and one straight red* - in 95 games for Porto, Real Madrid and Besiktas in the competition. (*His other dismissal was for two bookings; in this photo galler

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9. Darijo Srna

Shakhtar Donetsk legend Darijo Srna has made 63 Champions League appearances, earning 24 cards, which have all been yellow (leading to one dismissal for two bookings).

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9. Darijo Srna

Shakhtar Donetsk legend Darijo Srna has made 63 Champions League appearances, earning 24 cards, which have all been yellow (leading to one dismissal for two bookings).

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8. Mark van Bommel

Mark van Bommel appeared 76 times in the Champions League with PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AC Milan, receiving 25 cards: 24 yellows and one straight red. He was sent off twice in total.

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8. Mark van Bommel

Mark van Bommel appeared 76 times in the Champions League with PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AC Milan, receiving 25 cards: 24 yellows and one straight red. He was sent off twice in total.

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7. Carles Puyol

Barcelona great Carles Puyol played 115 matches in the Champions League, picking up 26 cards: 25 yellows and, in what was his only early bath in the tournament, one straight red.

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7. Carles Puyol

Barcelona great Carles Puyol played 115 matches in the Champions League, picking up 26 cards: 25 yellows and, in what was his only early bath in the tournament, one straight red.

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6. Dani Alves

Dani Alves has made 107 appearances in the Champions League for Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, earning himself a total of 26 yellow cards. He has never been dismissed in the competition.

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6. Dani Alves

Dani Alves has made 107 appearances in the Champions League for Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, earning himself a total of 26 yellow cards. He has never been dismissed in the competition.

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5. Walter Samuel

Walter Samuel made 72 Champions League appearances for Roma, Real Madrid, Inter and Basel, receiving 26 cards, which were all yellow. He was sent off once for two bookings.

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5. Walter Samuel

Walter Samuel made 72 Champions League appearances for Roma, Real Madrid, Inter and Basel, receiving 26 cards, which were all yellow. He was sent off once for two bookings.

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4. Gennaro Gattuso

Gennaro Gattuso appeared in 79 Champions League games for AC Milan, with a total of 29 cards brandished in his direction (28 yellow, one straight red).

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4. Gennaro Gattuso

Gennaro Gattuso appeared in 79 Champions League games for AC Milan, with a total of 29 cards brandished in his direction (28 yellow, one straight red).

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3. Xabi Alonso

In 129 Champions League matches for Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso accrued 34 cards, all of which were yellow. They twice led to sendings-off for two bookable offences.

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3. Xabi Alonso

In 129 Champions League matches for Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso accrued 34 cards, all of which were yellow. They twice led to sendings-off for two bookable offences.

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2. Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes featured in 124 Champions League games for Manchester United, receiving 36 cards. Like Alonso, they were all yellow and twice brought about dismissals for two bookings.

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2. Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes featured in 124 Champions League games for Manchester United, receiving 36 cards. Like Alonso, they were all yellow and twice brought about dismissals for two bookings.

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1. Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos has made 109 appearances in the Champions League for Real Madrid, at a cost of 36 cards: 34 yellow, two straight reds. Overall, the defender has been given his marching orders three times in the tournament.

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1. Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos has made 109 appearances in the Champions League for Real Madrid, at a cost of 36 cards: 34 yellow, two straight reds. Overall, the defender has been given his marching orders three times in the tournament.

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