UEFA Champions League: Top 10 Champions League Facts That You Didn't Know About

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The UEFA Champions League is by far one of the biggest sports competitions in the world and let's face it, we all have daydreams and fantasies about playing in this competition. Today we will be bringing you a few cool records approximately the Champions League and wherein higher to begin than with Ronaldo and Messi. Yes, the two goats. 

They were so good in the Champions League that they hold the current record for the Champions League. Matter of fact, they are the most effective gamers who've scored greater than one hundred dreams withinside the UEFA Champions League pretty staggering, proper? Of course, Ronaldo has 140 goals compared to Messi's 129 goals, which means Ronaldo is currently the outright top scorer in the history of the competition. 

Ronaldo just loved scoring in the Champions League, and he scored all sorts of goals. He scored with his right foot, his left foot and even scored loads of goals with his head. Matter of fact, he scored a total of 25 headed goals in the competition. that is extra headed desires than another participant in the champions league. Of course, behind Ronaldo in terms of headed goals are Benzema and Lewandowski, who are tied on 18 headed goals each. But it's quite difficult to see any of them catching up with Ronaldo. But here's the thing, despite the two goats' talents, neither of the two was able to score the fastest goal in the Champions League history. 

That record actually belongs to Roy McKay, with the goal he scored after just 10.12 seconds. A goal which he scored for Bayern Munich in a round of 16 games against Real Madrid in 2007. And when a goal is scored that fast at the start of a game, you probably expect many goals in that game. But that wasn't the case here, because only three goals were scored in that particular match, and it ended 2-1 in Favour of Bayern. But here is a game that had many goals, 

a game between Borussia Dortmund and Leger Warsaw in 2016. You see that game finished 8-4 in Favour of Dortmund. This means a total of 12 goals were scored that day, making it the highest scoring Champions League game in history. Of course, we've also seen many high-scoring huge Champions League games in recent years, from Liverpool's 5-2 win in the semi-finals against Roma to Bayern's 8-2 spanking of Barcelona in 2020. But none of those results were as significant as Barcelona's 6-1 win against PSG in 2017. Oh yeah, you remember that one, don't you? After Barca had lost the first leg 4-0, they needed to do the unthinkable in the second leg to qualify. And frankly, nobody expected them to. But they showed up to that second leg game and overturned that 4-goal deficit to qualify. Now they That is something that no other club has ever done in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

So yes, they hold the record for the biggest first leg deficit overturned in the knockout stage of the competition. Now when these things happen in the Champions League, we tend to see the winning team as one with a strong mentality. And as for the losing team, they're considered bottlers. Now here's the thing about fumbling in the Champions League, it comes in different forms.

On one hand, you have PSG throwing away a 4-0 lead. On the other hand, you have some clubs who get to finals, but end up losing out when it matters the most. Take for example Juventus and Benfica. You see, these two make it to many Champions League finals, but just end up losing most of them. Matter of fact, they've lost five Champions League finals each, which is a record for the highest number of Champions League finals lost.  

Well, on the bright side, both clubs have also won two Champions League trophies. So of course, you'd definitely agree that they are better than the likes of PSG and Arsenal who have not won any. Now on the other hand, we have Real Madrid. These guys are literally the kings of the Champions League.  Not only do they have the highest number of Champions League titles with 14, and if you think winning the title for three straight years was cool, we'll wait till you find out that they won it for five straight seasons. Yeah, that's right, five. They won every edition between 1956 and 1960, making it the longest streak of Champions League title wins in history. Now, it might be interesting to note that Real Madrid aren't the only club who have won three straight Champions League titles. Bayern Munich and Ajax have also won three straight titles in the past, but no team has been able to come close to beating Madrid's record of five straight titles.  Obviously, these three teams are some of the biggest in the Champions League history. And you've probably noticed that these teams wear a special badge of honor on the sleeves of their Champions League jerseys. Now, this badge is pretty much a Champions League trophy with a number inside of it.  

This number represents the number of times the club has won a Champions League. And, well, this badge is reserved for teams who have won the European Cup or Champions League at least five times in their history, or three times in a row. And, well, only six clubs currently have the privilege of wearing that badge, and they are Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Ajax. Now, these are clubs that have been exceptional in the Champions League. But if a special badge existed for any footballer, then Clarence Sadoff would probably be the worthiest of such a badge. Ah, cheeky boy. And that's because he's the only guy who won the Champions League. With three different clubs. Yeah, that's right, three! Not even Messi and Ronaldo could do that. Yeah, Seedorf won it with Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan. And by the time he played his last Champions League game at the age of 36, he was already one of the most accomplished players in the competition's history.  Of course, at 36, he was definitely not the oldest player in the competition's history. There have been way older players in the competition, with a couple of them in their 40s, like Gigi Buffon and Marc Schwartzer. But the oldest player to ever play in a Champions League game is goalkeeper Marco Bellota.  

He made this record when he played in a game for Lazio against Real Madrid in 2007, at the age of 43 years and 252 days. On the other end of the spectrum, Germany's Yusufa Mukoko holds the record for the youngest player to ever play in the Champions League at 16 years and 18 days.  And he set this record in 2020, breaking the previous and long-standing record held by Nigeria's Celestine Babiaro. Of course, many of these records are still up for grabs. And with the way Mbappe and Haaland have been scoring, one of them might just break Messi and Ronaldo's records. But do you agree?  Let us recognize what you think withinside the comments. 

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