Five brands and record of the Champions League you should know (I)

Five brands and record of the Champions League you should know (I)

The Champions League is the most prestigious competition for a footballer. The fact of playing it supposes an accolade to his career and winning it absolute glory. But nevertheless, far from what the Champions League represents and a match like a final, there are a series of records and registers that speak clearly of the greatness of the competition. We present them below:

1- London is the city that has hosted the Champions final the most times despite the fact that until 2012 no London team had been able to win the tournament. The English capital has hosted the final match seven times, followed by Paris.

– London (7): Wembley Stadium (7): 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1992, 2011 Y 2013.

– Paris (5): Princes Park (3): 1956, 1975, 1981; Stade de France (2): 2000 Y 2006.

– Madrid (4): Santiago Bernabeu (4): 1957, 1969, 1980 Y 2010.

– Brussels (4): Heysel Stadium (4): 1958, 1966, 1974 Y 1985.

– Vienna (4): Estadio Ernst Happel (4): 1964, 1987, 1990 Y 1995.

– Roma (4): Rome olympic (4): 1977, 1984, 1996 Y 2009.

– Munich (4): Munich Olympic (3):1979, 1993, 1997; Allianz Arena (1): 2012.

– Athens (3): Athens olympic (3): 1983, 1994 Y 2007.

– Glasgow (3): Hampden Park (3): 1960, 1976 Y 2002.

– Milan (3): Giuseppe Meazza (3):1965, 1970 Y 2001.

– Amsterdam (2): Amsterdam Olympic (1): 1962; Amsterdam Arena (1): 1998.

– Barcelona (2): Camp Nou (2): 1989 Y 1999.

– Lisboa (2): National Stadium (1):1967; Luz Stadium (1): 2014.

– Rotterdam (2): Stadium Feijenoord (2): 1972 Y 1982.

– Stuttgart (2): Mercedes-Benz Arena (2): 1959 Y 1988.

Only once have the following cities hosted the final: Bern: Wankdorfstadion:(1961), Sevilla: Sanchez Pizjuan: (1986), Istanbul: Ataturk Olympic: (2005), Manchester: Old Trafford: (2003), Bari: St. Nicholas: (1991), Gelsenkirchen: Veltins-Arena: (2004), Belgrade: Red Star Stadium: (1973), Moscow: Olympic Luzhniki: (2008) and berlin: Olympic Stadium: (2015)34 Organizing venues have been designated

The end of the Champions 2015 will be in berlin.
The end of the Champions 2015 will be in berlin.

2- Along the history, single 9 teams won the competition without losing a single match.

– AC Milan in 1989 Y 1994.

– Ajax Ámsterdam and 1972 Y 1995.

– Red Star of Belgrade in 1991.

– FC Barcelona in 2006.

– Inter Milan in 1964.

– Liverpool FC en 1981 Y 1984.

– Manchester United F. C. in 1999 Y 2008.

– Nottingham Forest FC en 1979.

-Olympic Marsella in 1993.

As a curious note, it should be noted that PSV won the European Cup in 1988 winning only three games, none of them from the quarterfinals.

3- Champion without foreigners. Five teams managed to win the title using a line-up without foreign players in the final, something practically unimaginable to this day unless Athletic Bilbao did it.

– Benfica (1961 Y 1962) (players born both in Portugal and in their colonies, all the latter internationals with the Portuguese team).

– Real Madrid C. F. (1966).

– Celtic de Glasgow (1967) (all team members were born within a radius of 30 miles (48 km) around the city).

– Nottingham Forest FC (1979 Y 1980)(players born in the UK, selectable by the different national teams of the country).

– Steaua Bucarest (1986).

Steaua won the European Cup in 1986 with all national players.
Steaua won the European Cup in 1986 with all national players.

4- There were people who won the competition as a player and then a coach. There are six in total and one of them could win it again this course.

– Miguel Muñoz, champion as a player in 1956, 1957 Y 1958 and coaching 1960 Y 1966.

– Giovanni Trapattoni, champion as a player in 1963 Y 1969, and coaching 1985.

– Johan Cruyff, champion as a player in 1971, 1972 Y 1973, and coaching 1992.

– Carlo Ancelotti, champion as a player in 1989 Y 1990, and coaching 2003, 2007 Y 2014.

– Frank Rijkaard, champion as a player in 1989, 1990 Y 1995, and coaching 2006.

– Josep Guardiola, champion as a player in 1992, and coaching 2009 Y 2011.

5- There are two footballers who have won the competition with up to three different teams.

– Clarence Seedorf, winner with three different clubs: Ajax Amsterdam (1994/95), Real Madrid C. F. (1997/98) and AC Milan (2002/03 Y 2006/07).

– samuel Eto'o, winner with three different clubs: Real Madrid (1999/2000), FC Barcelona (2005/06 Y 2008/09) and Inter Milan (2009/10).

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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