Interesting European Football Records Emerge From Real Madrid Champions League Win

After yesterday’s epic Champions League final encounter, Real Madrid have been crowned champions of Europe for the 11th time, after they beat Atletico Madrid 5-3 on penalties. Here are some new European football records made as a result of the match.

  • Atletico have now contested more European Cup/Champions League finals without winning the trophy than any other club (three).
  • This was the eighth Champions League final to go to extra-time, and the seventh to go to a penalty shootout.
  • Zinedine Zidane is the second man (after Miguel Munoz) to win the European Cup/Champions League with Real Madrid as both a player and a manager.
  • Zidane is the first French manager to win the Champions League.
  • Sergio Ramos became the fifth player to score in two different Champions League finals, and the first defender to do so (also Raul, Samuel Eto’o, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo).

See more: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (5-3 pens)

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