Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Nacho Fernandez, And Dani Carvajal Etch Magnificent UEFA Champions League Record Into History


Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League triumph over Borussia Dortmund resulted in some players etching their names into the annals of history.

Toni Kroos, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, and Luka Modric all equaled the record of Paco Gento by recording their 6th Champions League final victories.

Gento played for Real Madrid between 1953 and 1971 and he is widely considered as one of the greatest footballers ever.

Paco Gento won the European Cup (now called UEFA Champions League) in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1966.

The late footballer played as a winger during his playing days, scoring 165 goals and providing 3 assists in 551 appearances across all competitions.

UEFA Champions League Record Equalled By Four Real Madrid Greats

Carvajal, Nacho and Modric all achieved the great milestone of six Champions League final victories with Real Madrid, while Kroos won 5 with Los Blancos and 1 with German giants Bayern Munich.

Nacho Fernandez

Nacho Fernandez appears to be unmotivated at Los Blancos again, as he is keen on exiting the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, according to reports.

The defender is a proper Madrid man, having been born in the city, and he grew through the ranks at the club.

The Spaniard began his professional career in 2012 and he has made 364 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions.

Dani Carvajal

Dani Carvajal was born in Leganes and he also developed through the youth set-up of Real Madrid, before leaving the team for Bayer Leverkusen in June 2012 for a fee of €5 million.

Carvajal returned in June 2013 and he has cemented his spot in the right-back position at the Madrid outfit, making 416 appearances for the side, scoring 13 goals, and providing 64 assists in all competitions.

Luka Modric joined Real Madrid in August 2012 from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of €35 million, and he has forged a legendary status for himself at the club.

Modric has made 534 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring 39 goals and providing 86 assists in all competitions.

Kroos joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014 for a fee of €25 million, with the midfielder being one of the most sought-after players at the time.

Toni Kroos is one of the greatest midfielders ever, and he made 465 appearances for Los Merengues, scoring 28 goals and providing 99 assists across all competitions.

Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, and Luka Modric all won the UCL in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022 and 2024.

Kroos won it with the aforementioned players in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022, and 2024, while he won one with Bayern Munich in 2013.

Emotional Night At Wembley

It was an emotional night at Wembley, London for many, with players being enveloped in different moods.

Real Madrid players were obviously in a celebratory mood, while players of Borussia Dortmund were dejected following the defeat.

Their return to London in the UEFA Champions League final turned sour, as they fell to another defeat at the important stage, just like they did during the 2012/13 season.

Dani Carvajal netted the opener for Real Madrid in the 73rd minute with a fabulous header, following a cross from Toni Kroos.

Vinicius Jr doubled the lead for Carlo Ancelotti’s side with about 7 minutes of action left to play, taking full advantage of an error by on-loan Chelsea man Ian Maatsen.

Real Madrid picked up their 15th Champions League title on the night, with fans of the club in celebratory mood across the world.


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