The UEFA Champions League is regarded as the most competitive football league. Only the top four clubs in each league across the top five leagues in Europe that finish among the top four get a chance to play the champions league football.
Real Madrid is the most successful club in Champions League football. The Spanish giants have won this precious trophy 13 times. On the other hand, Juventus is the most unsuccessful club in the tournament. The Italian giants have lost seven Champions League finals.
Several players have won the trophy on different occasions with different clubs. Cristiano Ronald is the only play that has won the trophy five times with Manchester United in 2008 after beating Chelsea in the finals in penalty shootouts. His other 4 UEFA Champions League triumphs came during his remarkable seasons at the Bernabeu with Real Madrid.
Several players have won the trophy two times with two different clubs. These players include Edwin Van Der Sar, Clarence Seedorf, Xabi Alonso, Samuel Etoo, Deco. Out of these seven players, Edwin Van Der Sar is the only goalkeeper who has the Champions League trophy two times with two different clubs.
Currently, Van Der Sar is the chief executive of AFC Ajax. The former goalkeeper won his first UEFA Champions League trophy at Ajax in 1995 before joining Juventus in 1999. Ajax beat AC Milan in the finals 1-0 to win the UEFA Champions League.
Sir Alex Ferguson turned Van Der Sar into one of the best goalkeepers of all time after signing him from Fulham in 2005. He was part of the 2008 Man United squad that beat The Blues in the penalties shootouts to claim their second UEFA Champions League league trophy under the Scottish manager. Van Der Sar made 186 appearances for the club before retiring in 2011.
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