The Player Team's Appearance (s) Buffon, Gianluigi Juventus finished second to Cafu, Milan finished first, and Porto finished second. Carvalho, Ricardo Nesta came first for Chelsea. Milano, Alessandro 3rd, Dida 4th for Barcelona.
The Players' Names are Buffon, Parma's Salvatore; Cassani, Lazio's Leonardo; Fabri, Parma's Daniele; Gattuso, Milan's Andrea; Giovinco, Palermo's Giuseppe; Kaka, AC Milan's Kaká; Malouda, Chelsea's Frank; Maradona, Diego Armando Valencia; Rivaldo, FC Barcelona's Rivaldo; Ronaldinho, Paris Saint-Germain's Ronaldinho; Scolari, Chelsea's Luiz Felipe Pedro.
The Goalkeeper - Buffon, Giovanni is an Italian football goalkeeper who plays for Juventus. He has been named European Footballer of the Year twice, in 2004 and 2015. The other keepers on the list are Bernd Schneider from Bayern Munich and Petr Čech from Chelsea.
The Defenders - Carvalho, Ricardo Nesta is a Portuguese central defender who plays for Barcelona. Between 2001 and 2011 he played over 250 games for Porto, winning six trophies with them.
Juventus entered the Champions League Final as Italy's 27th champion. Milan finished third in the league, eleven points behind Juventus, while the Coppa Italia was won by the Champions. In the 2002-03 season, both clubs won their home games by a score of 2-1. However, since both teams ended up with the same number of points, they had to go into a play-off match at the end of the season. This match was decided over two legs and after the first leg at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan went through on away goals after scoring twice and thus becoming champions for the second time in three years.
Before this season, neither club had been crowned Italian champion since Roma in 1990. The last time these two teams met in the final was in 1999, when Juve beat Milan 3-0 at the same stage. This year's match was much closer than that game, with neither team able to score during the regular season and therefore requiring all of their matches to be played over two legs. The first leg of the semi-final took place at the San Siro on April 6th, with Milan winning 1-0 thanks to a goal from Kaká. This meant that they would meet Juventus in the final on May 25th at the Allianz Stadium.
The Players Who Have Won the Most Champions League Titles
The defending champions, Porto, were knocked out in the first round by Milan's cross-city rival Internazionale. The 2004-05 UEFA Champions League included 72 clubs from 48 of the 52 UEFA member countries (the exception being Liechtenstein, which does not organise a domestic league, and Andorra and San Marino). It was the most prestigious club tournament in the world at that time.
Internazionale won their third consecutive European title after beating Chelsea 3-1 on aggregate in the final. Brazilian striker Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match at the San Siro to give his side the lead. In the return leg at Stamford Bridge, Michael Essien scored an equaliser just before half-time and Roberto Di Matteo's men went on to win it with a 2-1 scoreline. This was the last season before the current format was used, with the addition of a third-place play-off between the two losing semi-finalists. Previously, the two losers had simply faced each other in a single-match playoff.
Bayern Munich and Juventus were the other two finalists. Bayern defeated Marseille 5-3 on penalties after the initial match ended 1-1 after extra time while Juve beat Real Madrid 4-3 on penalties after the initial match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes. This was also the last season before the introduction of the group stage format, with the top four clubs in each group going through to the next round.
England >> EURO 2004 Portugal Squad
|16||Jamie Carragher||Liverpool FC|
|3||Ashley Cole||Arsenal FC|
|15||Ledley King||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2||Gary Neville||Manchester United|
Chelsea's 2004-05 FA Premier League season
|Champions||Chelsea 1st Premier League title 2nd English title|
|Relegated||Norwich City Crystal Palace Southampton|
|Champions League||Chelsea Arsenal Manchester United Everton Liverpool|
|UEFA Cup||Bolton Wanderers Middlesbrough|
Liverpool finished second in their group, behind 2004 runners-up Monaco, and advanced to the final after defeating Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus, and Chelsea. Milan won their group ahead of Barcelona and advanced to the final, where they played Manchester United, Internazionale, and PSV Eindhoven.
This was the first time that two English teams had reached the final since 1995, when Arsenal defeated Leeds United at the old Wembley. It was also the first time that Liverpool had reached the final since 1993, when they lost to Marseille at the old Wembley.
Manchester United were appearing in their third Champions League final in four years, having also played in 2000 and 2002. They had failed to win either of those finals, losing on both occasions to Milan. This year's opponent, Liverpool, were appearing in their second Champions League final; they had lost to AC Milan in 1994.
United won the match 2-1, with goals from Ryan Giggs and Ole Gunnar Solskjær. This was the first time that two English clubs have reached the European Cup/Champions League final since 1999. Liverpool missed out on a record eighth trophy when they were beaten by Milan in 1994. This was also Manchester United's first victory over Liverpool in Europe.
The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organized by UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) for the top professional club teams in Europe.