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Why Man City Won’t Have Champions League Winners’ Badge on Their Shirt Next Season
- Manchester City won their first European title on Saturday night after they beat Inter in the Champions League final
- Despite their triumph in the tournament, City will not be having the prestigious UCL winners' badge on their kit next season
- Only a handful of European teams qualify for this honour, with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich having that opportunity
Manchester City will not be having the honour of wearing a Champions League winners' badge on their jersey next season despite their triumph on Saturday night.
The English giants stunned Inter Milan in the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul to lift the prestigious Champions League for the first time in their history.
City went into the cracker off a fine run of form that had seen them beat Arsenal to the Premier League crown and see off rivals Man United at Wembley to take home the FA Cup.
The Evening Standard reports that Rodri's well-taken strike was the only difference that separated City and Inter in Istanbul as the EPL giants stormed to European glory.
City won't have UCL badge
However, The Mirror reports that Pep Guardiola's charges will not have the opportunity of having the Champions League winners' badge on their kit for next season.
According to the publication, this is because the UEFA Badge of Honour is not handed out just for winning the continent's top competition once.
A club can only qualify for the honour if they win a European title either five times or three times in succession.
Given the rule, only a handful of clubs in Europe can qualify for the badge.
The likes of Barcelona, Liverpool, Ajax, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Real Madrid all have that opportunity, while Sevilla, who have earned a reputation as Europa League specialists, also qualify.
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Inside Man City's celebrations
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester City stars were on cloud nine as they celebrated their Champions League triumph on Saturday night.
Jack Grealish led the celebrations, which spilt over a nightclub, with the Englishman spotted downing a few cans of booze.
On his part, Erling Haaland toasted his fine season with a cigar, with Kevin De Bruyne, who hobbled off with an injury in the first half, joining his teammates for celebration.