Wednesday May 14 2014
Napoli and Juve World Cup records

Napoli and Juventus have the third most players in provisional World Cup squads, as many as Real Madrid and Barcelona.

It has already been calculated that the Premier League has the most call-ups for Brazil 2014 with 132 players compared to Serie A in second place with 99.

Looking at the statistics more closely, Bayern Munich have 16 members of their squad called up and Manchester United – despite a dismal campaign – 14.

In joint third place with 13 players are four clubs: Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Napoli.

However, if the Partenopei add the players they currently own who are on loan elsewhere, then that figure rises to 16.

The statistics do not include Argentina goalkeeper Mariano Andujar (Catania), Colombia midfielder Pablo Armero (West Ham) and Chile forward Edu Vargas (Valencia).

It’s already a new club record for Napoli, as their previous high was six players at the 1990 World Cup.

Clubs with most 2014 World Cup players

Bayern Munich 16

Manchester United 14

Barcelona, Juventus, Napoli, Real Madrid 13

Manchester City, Chelsea 12

Liverpool 11

Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Inter, Porto, PSG 10

Milan, Zenit, Schalke 9

CSKA Moscow 8

Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Dinamo Moscow, Everton, Feyenoord, Lazio 7

Newcastle, PSV, Roma, Tottenham 6