Champions League: Top 10 Players to Win the Tournament With More Than One Club

Champions League: Top 10 Players to Win the Tournament With More Than One Club

Fred Kennedy
June 3, 2024 at 8:25 PM
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  • The UEFA Champions League is arguably one of the most prestigious competitions in football owing to its prestige and history
  • Whereas a number of footballers have succeeded in the tournament, a lot more have failed to lay their hands on the coveted crown
  • However, there are those who have been lucky enough to win it not only once in their careers but with more than one club

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Winning trophies is one of the greatest highlights of any footballer.

However, winning the Champions League comes with some level of prestige.

To put this into perspective, Real Madrid ace Jude Bellingham recently described his side's triumph in the competition as 'the best night of my life.'

The Champions League is one of the most prestigious competitions in football. Photo by Valerio Pennicino.
The Champions League is one of the most prestigious competitions in football. Photo by Valerio Pennicino.
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"I've always dreamt of playing in these games," he told TNT Sports, per Sky Sports.

The Englishman was part of the Real team that made history on Saturday evening, June 1, at Wembley Stadium.

Los Blancos edged Borussia Dortmund in the final of the competition to secure a record-extending 15th European Cup.

Second-half goals from Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Jr were all the Spanish side needed to conquer Europe once again.

The triumph saw the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Toni Kroos join an exclusive list of players to win the Champions League with more than one club.

Sports Brief takes a look at the top 10 players who have replicated the feat.

10. Mateo Kovacic - Real Madrid and Chelsea

The midfielder has won the competition on four separate occasions.

He won the Champions League three times at Real Madrid (2016, 2017, 2018) before he added another medal at Chelsea in 2021.

9. Gerard Pique - Man United and Barcelona

The legendary defender won his first Champions League with Manchester United in 2008.

He went on to lift three more with Barcelona in 2009, 2011, and 2015.

8. David Alaba - Bayern Munich and Real

David Alaba has won the UEFA Champions League four times, twice with Bayern Munich in the 2012-2013 season and the 2019-2020 season, twice with Real Madrid in the 2021-2022 season, and most recently in the 2023-2024 season.

7. Xherdan Shaqiri - Bayern Munich and Liverpool

The Swiss star won his first UCL medal with Bayern Munich in 2013 before he added another one six years later with Premier League side Liverpool under former boss Jurgen Klopp.

6. Daniel Sturridge - Chelsea and Liverpool

The Englishman has two UCL medals to his name won with EPL sides, Liverpool and Chelsea.

His first came with the Blues in 2012 before earning another one in 2019 after he moved to Anfield.

5. Edwin van der Sar - Ajax and Man United

The Dutch legend had a chance to win the Champions League on four occasions. However, he missed out on that opportunity after Manchester United lost the 2009 and 2011 finals.

However, the iconic goalkeeper still managed to have two medals from the tournament, with the first coming with Ajax in 1995.

4. Deco - Porto and Barcelona

Deco was part of Porto's history-making squad, which won the Champions League in 2004 under Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese added yet another such crown years later after he moved to Barcelona.

3. Antonio Rudiger - Chelsea and Real Madrid

The celebrated centre-back has won the tournament twice, first with Chelsea in 2021 and now with Real Madrid.

2. Toni Kroos - Bayern Munich and Real Madrid

The now-retiring German midfielder has been a Champions League winner on six occasions and won the Champions League with Bayern Munich in 2013 before adding five more with Real Madrid in 2018, 2022, and 2024.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - Man United and Real Madrid

Rightfully nicknamed Mr Champions League, the Portuguese is perhaps the most successful footballer in the competition.

According to Planet Football, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner finished as the top scorer in the competition in each of the five seasons he lifted the trophy.

He first did with Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2008 and then four times with Madrid - 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Vini matches Lionel Messi UCL record

Earlier, Sports Brief also reported that Vini Jr. had matched Lionel Messi's incredible record in the Champions League.

The Brazilian ace joined the elite club after his goal against Edin Terzic's charges in the 83rd minute of their meeting with Borussia Dortmund.

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