Four Arsenal Ladies players have topped the Champions League all-time appearances list, announced by UEFA, prior to the competition draw at the end of the week.
Arsenal have been the main English representatives in the competition for a dozen seasons so it is no surprise that the club consistency has been rewarded with this accolade.
Arsenal Ladies have played the most games in the competition (79) and have also reached the most quarter-finals with 12 appearances.
Players all-time appearances (*with club in competition this season)
1 Emma Byrne (Arsenal) 77
2 Ciara Grant (Arsenal) 65 – retired
3= Jayne Ludlow (Arsenal) 61 – retired
3= Rachel Yankey (Fulham/Arsenal) 61
5 Élodie Thomis* (Montpellier/Lyon) 60
6 Louisa Necib* (Lyon) 58
7 Camille Abily* (Montpellier/Lyon) 56
8= Anja Mittag* (Turbine Potsdam/Rosengård) 54 – now Paris
8= Jennifer Zietz (Turbine Potsdam) 54 – retired
10 Sonia Bompastor (Montpellier/Lyon) 52 – retired
The former Arsenal player and now Seattle reign Kim Little makes the top 10 goalscorers list although she scored a few goals with Hibernians.
Players all-time top scorers (*with club in competition this season)
1 Conny Pohlers (Turbine Potsdam/FFC Frankfurt/Wolfsburg) 48 – retired
2 Anja Mittag* (Turbine Potsdam/Rosengård) 46 – now Paris Saint-Germain
3 Marta* (Umeå/Tyresö/Rosengård) 41
4 Nina Burger (Neulengbach) 40 – now SC Sand
5 Hanna Ljungberg (Umeå) 39 – retired
6 Inka Grings (Duisburg/FC Zürich) 38 – retired
7 Lotta Schelin* (Olympique Lyonnais) 37
8 Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir (Valur/Tubine Potsdam) 34 – now Kristianstad
9 Kim Little (Hibernian/Arsenal) 32 – now Seattle Reign
10 Patrizia Panico (Verona/Lazio/Torres) 31 – now Fiorentina
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