Five Players With The Highest Number Of UCL Final Appearances
Playing in the Champions League is glory itself and if you tend to appear in the finale of the annual European extravaganza, you are basking in the promised land. You need a lot more than clinical displays to be a part of the Champions League, and now imagine what it takes to be a part of the UCL final.
Similarly, there are players of the sport who would go on to feature in multiple UCL finals, a feat that is a burning ode to their footballing brilliance. In this story, let us quickly take a look at the five players who has made the highest number of appearances in a UCL final.
#1 Paolo Maldini – 6 times
The icon of the sport that Maldini always was, it is needless to say that he would definitely be making a footfall in the most austere lands of the sport without any ado. Plying his trade for AC Milan, the Italian defender would go on to feature in 6 grand finals of the UEFA Champions League.
#2 Cristiano Ronaldo – 6 times
The Portuguese marksman has a slew of records deluging his cabinet and this is another hallowed feather that bedecks his crown. He would be a part of 6 UCL finals, playing for Manchester United and Real Madrid. He would also feature briefly for Juventus but that wasn’t a memorable outing for the Manchester United sharpshooter.
#3 Patrice Evra – 5 times
The French left-back would be a part of 5 UEFA Champions League finals where he would feature for the likes of Manchester United, Monaco and Juventus. The prolific left-back would last feature in a UEFA Champions League match against Bayern Munich for the Devils, where he would slam home an emphatic screamer before United would fall to the 10-minute Bayern storm.
#4 Clarence Seedorf – 5 times
One of the most prolific game-makers of his era, Seedorf was the heart of AC Milan’s attacking unit. He would feature for Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan en route to the 5 UCL finals that he would be a part of. Even though he is not spoken of much when it comes to talking about footballing legends, yet he has left behind quite an impressive legacy.
#5 Edwin van der Sar – 5 times
The former Manchester United custodian would taste the UCL final through Ajax and then would go on to establish himself in the iconic avatar under the woodwork for the Red Devils. He would feature in a staggering 5 UCL finals which is the highest by any goalkeeper.