Champions League Final: The list of 20 players who have won the prestigious cup with several clubs

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Before the 2021-2022 season, only 22 players in football history have won the Champions League with two different clubs. David Alaba joined the list on Saturday, May 28, 2022, after winning the UCL with Real Madrid.

Champions League Final: The list of 23 players who have won the prestigious cup with several clubs

Alaba has now won Europe’s most coveted trophy for the third time in his career after Bayern Munich’s 2013 and 2020 treble-winning seasons.

Futballnews examines the 20 players who have won the Champions League with various teams, along with some additional information.

Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United (2008), Real Madrid (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

The star man has proven himself time and time again. Ronaldo was the top scorer in the competition in each of the five seasons he won it, first with Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United and then four times with Real Madrid.

Champions League Final: The list of 23 players who have won the prestigious cup with several clubs

Toni Kroos – Bayern Munich (2013), Real Madrid (2016, 2017, 2018, 2022)

Bayern Munich won the treble in 2012-13, and he stayed with the club for Pep Guardiola’s first season, when they were beaten 5-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals by eventual champions Real Madrid.

After winning the World Cup, he moved to Los Blancos, where he won the Champions League four times in eight years.

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Mateo Kovacic – Real Madrid (2016, 2017, 2018), Chelsea (2021)

Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea was an important squad player who never appeared in any of Real Madrid’s three consecutive final victories, but he did make a brief appearance in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Man City in 2021.

Champions League Final: The list of 23 players who have won the prestigious cup with several clubs

Gerard Pique – Manchester United (2008), Barcelona (2009, 2011, 2015)

The Catalan defender made three appearances for United in the 2007-08 title season but did not make the final. Pique had a more significant impact on the team he played for as a kid, Barca.

Clarence Seedorf – Ajax (1995), Real Madrid (1998), AC Milan (2003, 2007)

Clarence Seedorf is still the only player in history to win the Champions League three times with three different clubs.

David Alaba – Bayern Munich (2013, 2020), Real Madrid (2022)

After Real Madrid defeated Liverpool to win the 2022 Champions League in Paris on Saturday, David Alaba became the latest player to win the title with more than one club.

Samuel Eto’o – Barcelona (2006, 2009), Inter (2010)

Samuel Eto’o won trebles in a row with two different clubs. He is only the second player in UCL history to score in two finals, winning twice with FC Barcelona and once with Inter Milan.

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Fernando Redondo – Real Madrid (1998, 2000), AC Milan (2003).

Xherdan Shaqiri – Bayern Munich (2013), Liverpool (2019)

Xherdan Shaqiri won the Champions League in 2013 with Bayern Munich before winning it again in 2019 with Liverpool.

Daniel Sturridge – Chelsea (2012), Liverpool (2019)

Although Daniel Sturridge’s contributions were little when he won the UCL with Chelsea in 2012, it was fair enough when he won it with Liverpool in 2019.

Champions League Final: The list of 23 players who have won the prestigious cup with several clubs

Thiago Alcantara – Barcelona (2011), Bayern Munich (2020)

Thiago Alcantara won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2011 – despite his minor contributions – and was a key player for Bayern Munich when they won the Champions League in 2020.

Thiago Motta – Barcelona (2006), Inter (2010)

Thiago Motta won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2006 and the treble-winning season with Inter Milan in 2010. And he was a key figure in both campaigns.

Xabi Alonso – Liverpool (2005), Real Madrid (2014)

Xabi Alonso was a key player of Liverpool’s Champions League-winning team in 2005, scoring the equalizer that helped Liverpool defeat AC Milan in a penalty shootout. Before joining Real Madrid in 2014, he won the UCL.

Deco – Porto (2004), Barcelona (2006)

Jose Mourinho’s squad won the UCL in 2004 thanks to Deco, another midfield master. He also played a key role in Barcelona’s 2006 Champions League triumph.

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Jose Bosingwa – Porto (2004), Chelsea (2012)

Jose Bosingwa joined Mourinho to Chelsea after winning the Champions League with the legendary coach in 2004, but stayed at the club after Jose left and helped the team win it in 2012.

Jose Bosingwa – Porto (2004), Chelsea (2012)

Paulo Ferreira – Porto (2004), Chelsea (2012)

Paulo Ferreira, another player who accompanied Mourinho to Chelsea after winning the 2004 Champions League, stayed at the club after Jose left but was not as important as Bosingwa in the 2012 Champions League-winning season.

Owen Hargreaves – Bayern Munich (2001), Manchester United (2008).

Owen Hargreaves was one of the most important players for Bayern Munich when they won the Champions League in 2001, before going to Manchester United and winning it again in 2008.

Paulo Sousa – Juventus (1996), Borussia Dortmund (1997)

Paulo Sousa primarily played in Italy and Germany, winning the Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, respectively.

Sousa is thrilled of making history by winning the Champions League with two different clubs in successive seasons.

Edwin Van Der Sar – Ajax (1995), Manchester United (2008)

Edwin Van Der Sar, one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, won the Champions League in 1995, but it took another 13 years for the former Holland international to win it again with Manchester United in 2008.

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