10 Things About UEFA Champions League that Zidane Was Proud Of

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If you don’t know this few and simple details of the UEFA Champions league, I sentence you to leave this Earth and go to Uranus.

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How can you be watching the UEFA Champions league games without knowing what and what makes the competition iconic.

Anyway this is the latest and update version of what you wouldn’t have known about the Champions League.

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Never forget the words of the great.

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“Magic…it’s magic above all else. When you hear the anthem it captivates you straight away.”

Zinedine Zidane

The “No back-to-back” record has been has tampered and broken by the Zinedine Zidane’s boys of Spain. though back in the days before the renaming of the UEFA CL, back to back winnings was easy with Real Madrid lifting the European Cup as well as clubs like Benefica, Inter, Ajax, Nottingham Forest, Liverpool and Bayern Munich all having won the Glorious title back to back.

Since 1992/1993 after the name UEFA Champions League was calved. Back to back Champions League winning has been something else as the competition grew more intense and saw teams lose out in their desire to achieve a back to back feat.

Its also important to note that European Giants like Ac Milan In 1994, Juventus in 1997 and Manchester United in 2009 had gone very close in to this “UEFA back to back” thing, but had their wishes on “Delay Mode” by Ajax, Borrusia Dortmund and Barcelona respectively.

As revealed earlier, The UEFA Champions league was previously known as the European Cup before it got its name changed in the in 1992/1993 season, Since then the Champions League tournament has gone to be a stage where Football Legends has been forged and players have their names written into folklore.

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The UEFA CL has never disappointed when it comes to exposing the most scintillating football games as top designed European teams go head to head after passing through competitive qualifications stages.

Now fast forward to the topic that brought you to this page.

What and those things you need to know about the UEFA Champions league.

Lets get started.

What makes UEFA Champions League bigger than other Competitions

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The UEFA Champions League is the most popular competition in the world.


the UEFA Champions league presently boast of over 67.2M humble followers on Facebook and over 24.5M followers on Twitter and 42.5M on Instagram as their media presence keeps growing tremendously within seconds.

Reports from Sportskeeda suggests

that the UEFA Social followings has increased by nearly 10 million in the last two years itself from 37 million by the end of 2013 till the 67.2 million followers at present.

The Champions league also has the largest following on Twitter, with almost 3 to 4 times the number of followers as of the next closest leagues, the Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga.

The Most Unlucky UEFA Champions League Finalist

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Real Madrid has won the UEFA Champions league tournament trophy three times consecutively.

Have you thought about another team, that has been in the Champions League Finals back to back, without emerging winners.

Well it is thoughtful to note that Juventus has been to the finals three times in succession without winning any of them.

Juve has the record of the most UEFA CL Finals appearance {Nine Times) and also the most Champions League runner-ups after losing it the opportunity to become winners seven times.

The old Lady loses in the UEFA Champions league finals began when they met Ajax in 1973, Hamburg in 1983, Dortmund in 1997, at 1998 Finals to Real Madrid, in 2003 to AC Milan, 2015 to FC Barcelona and latest (presently), losing to Real Madrid in 2017.

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This must be a horror movie for the Italian Giants. in 2018/2019 football season, they had to recruit the services of “The Champions League Icon” Cristiano Ronaldo, though Ajax of Netherlands didn’t make the dream possible, let’s hope for a better tomorrow.

UEFA Champions League made Juventus and an English Championship Team Comparable

Champions League opening ceremony

European Top football clubs like Juventus have two Champions League trophies, the same does an English Championship club Nottingham Forest.

Though the depth and quality of experience in the Juventus team can’t be compared to that of Nottingham Forest, they both share the spoils as Nottingham has lifted the UEFA Champions league trophy twice and consecutively in the 1979’s and 1980’s.

The South South Magnetic Pole between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the UEFA CL Final

C. ronaldo and Messi

What do like magnetic poles do? They repel.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are two Giants in the Spanish La Liga. When this two teams meet, it’s a “Clash of the Titans”. The fixture between this two teams is termed “El Classico“.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have met currently 15 times in the UEFA Champions league, but it’s unbelievable that this two Spanish Giants have never met in the UEFA CLe finals.

Though they have denied other Spanish clubs such as Athletico Madrid and Valencia from lifting the Juventus.

Chelsea and Manchester United clashed in 2008, Juventus locked horns with Ac Milan in 2003, we still await an “El Classico Champions League Final”.

English Premier League Vs Spanish La Liga CL Compared

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The English Premier League is unarguably the best league in the world, but when compared with the second best league in the world in the UEFA Champions league?!

let’s find out!

  • Point 1: (Spain Wins)

Real Madrid alone (Spanish) is as successful in the UEFA CL as all the English Premier Teams combined.

The Galacticos has currently lifted the UEFA CL a total of thirteen (13) times. while Champions League trophies from Liverpool {6}, Manchester United {3}, Chelsea {1}, Nottingham Forest {2}, Aston Villa {1} makes it 13 times.

  • Point 2 (England Wins)

5 different teams from the English Premier league have won the UEFA CL when compared to 2 different teams from the Spanish La Liga.

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Spanish teams that have lifted the UEFA CL are only; Real Madrid and Barcelona though Valencia and Atletico Madrid came close 2 and 4 times respectively.

As according to reports, during the period of 1976-77 to 1981-82, English teams dominated the European Cup, with Liverpool, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa, between themselves winning it for five back-to back years, tough Real Madrid and Barcelona repeated the fit in 2013/14 to 2017/18 season.

  • Point 3 (Spain Wins)

As said easier, Five English Premier League teams have lifted the UEFA CL a total of thirteen (13) times.
While Real Madrid and Barcelona have lifted the UEFA CL a total of 18 times.

Other Keys Points to Note about the UEFA CL

  1. Spanish giant Barcelona holds the record for highest defeat in a UEFA CL final, losing 4-0 to AC Milan in 1994.
  2. The UEFA CL competition has been won by 22 clubs, 12 of which have won it more than once.
  3. UEFA Champions League Most successful country are Spain (18),England (13), Italy (12), Germany (8}, Netherland (6), Portugal (4) and other teams like Marseille, Celtic, Steaua Bucureşti and Red Star Belgrade.
  4. The UEFA CL anthem was written by Tony Britten and its chorus contains the three UEFA official languages: English, German, and French.
  5. A top four finish in the English Premier League is enough to qualify for the UEFA CL. in the 2011/12 season, Tottenham Hotspot finished fourth in the Epl, but were still demoted to the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, because after finishing 6th, qualified automatically after winning the Champions League for the first time.

I believe with the points above, you’re no longer a novice in the UEFA Tournament.

For hyper and over indept study of the UEFA CL. That is, you want to be an “UEFA scholar” of you know what I mean,, you need to visit The Wikipedia.