Kiko Casilla, like Chelsea's Ross Turnbull and Bayern Munich's Tom Starke, stood on the sidelines as his colleagues won the Champions League in 2016. It was a sight the Spaniard would become accustomed to, since he would play the same role in two more finals, both of which Real won. Casilla finished his career with 33 goals in 104 appearances for his only club, the record for most goals by an outfield player in the history of the Spanish league.
The last player to win the Champions League while still playing professional football was Kiko Casilla, who joined Real Madrid in 2003 and played until 2015. During that time, he also appeared in three other Champions League finals - twice with Real and once with Barcelona - and won all three titles. The 33-year-old striker ended his career with 33 goals in 104 matches for his only club, Real Madrid.
Casilla's career highlights include winning the UEFA Cup with Madrid in 2005 and scoring the first goal at the new Stade de France when Madrid faced Paris Saint-Germain in the 2008 final. He announced his retirement after the 2015 season but returned for one more campaign before leaving for international duty with Spain. In total, he scored 73 goals in 211 games during eight seasons with Madrid and Barcelona.
After retiring from playing, Casilla became assistant manager under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid and later Luis Enrique at Barcelona.
Iker Casillas has made the most appearances in the Champions League, appearing 177 times. The record is likely to stand for some time as no one has yet managed to match his tally of goals from open play.
Modern football has become about individual talent and there are many world-class players who have failed to achieve great things because they were not able to cope with pressure and concentrate on their tasks while under scrutiny from the media and fans. However, Casillas was born for this type of environment and that is probably why he has been so successful.
He grew up in poverty in San Sebastian, Spain, and started out playing for local teams before being spotted by a Spanish club. In 2001, at the age of 21, Iker joined La Liga side Porto and immediately became one of the best defenders in the league. The following year, he helped Porto win the UEFA Cup after scoring in the final penalty shoot-out against Chelsea. In 2004, Casillas won the PFA Young Player of the Year award after helping Porto win the Portuguese championship.
In 2005, he moved to Real Madrid for a fee that could have been as high as £20 million.
The UEFA Champions League is UEFA's ultimate club tournament, with top clubs from throughout Europe competing for the title of European champions.
Due to Keane's ban, he was captain in the 1999 final. In 2008, he did not make the final 18. In 1999, Scholes was suspended from the final. Keane was suspended for the championship game. Captain of the club in 1999. Berg was not one of the original 18 in 1999. Captain in 1998? The first player in Champions League history to score in both finals matches for the victorious side.
The Champions League is largely considered as the pinnacle of club football, with the final being an epic event with the chance to win Europe's most prestigious title. Since the tournament's renaming from the previous European Cup in 1992, a few of English players have made history by scoring in the tournament's showpiece conclusion.
Please retry later. Gento, the most successful player in European club football history, captained Los Blancos in 1966 after playing for the team that won the first five European Cups. Paolo Maldini has two European Cups and three Champions League titles to his name.
Players who have won the European Cup and the UEFA Champions League are listed below. The free encyclopedia Wikipedia Navigate to the next page. Go to the search page Wikimedia Commons has a list of association footballers who have won a winner's medal for their contributions to a winning team in the UEFA Champions League (including under its former name, the European Cup).
Hanot, Gabriel Ferran, Jacques UEFA Champions League and Founders Cup.
The Hanot family has been involved in football since its inception. The current president, Jean-Claude Hanot, joined the family business at a very young age and was already working there when his father decided to launch Europe's most prestigious club tournament - the UEFA Champions League.
As chairman of UEFA, Jacques takes care of all matters relating to international football and the European Club Association. He is also one of the founders of the Champions League.
His brother Olivier is the executive vice-president of UEFA and he is also involved in all major decisions regarding the competition. They are assisted by two other brothers, Robert and Michel, who work for the association as well.
Jacques and his wife Agnès have three children: Ariane, Antoine and Lionel.
Lionel is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. He is the younger son of the couple; his brother Antoine followed in his footsteps and became an assistant coach at PSG.
Six Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and FIFA World Cup winners
Top Scorer in the Champions League in 2007/2008
|Wayne Rooney||England||Manchester United|
|Carlos Tévez||Argentina||Manchester United|
|Ruud van Nistelrooy||Netherlands||Real Madrid|
|Mirko Vučinić||Montenegro||AS Roma|
Mascherano appeared in the Champions League Final that year against Milan after quickly establishing himself as a starter at the club. For most of the game, he and teammate Alonso were successful in limiting both Kaka and Clarence Seedorf's creative play, but Liverpool finally succumbed to Milan, losing 2-1. After the match, controversy arose when it was discovered that Mascherano had been given a second yellow card for dissent after the end of the first half. This meant that he would have been ejected from the match if not for the fact that UEFA rules state that a player cannot be sent off while still on the field. With only 10 men, Liverpool continued to fight until the end, but they eventually fell short.
After making his debut in July 2008, Javier Mascherano played a major role in helping Liverpool win their fourth European Cup/Champions League title. He made 39 appearances and scored one goal during the season. The following summer, Barcelona signed Mascherano up until 2013, which means that he will remain at the club until at least 2015.
Mascherano has been praised for his aggressive defending and ability to read the game. He is known for his energy and commitment on the pitch, which has led to comparisons with former Argentina captain Diego Maradona. However, Mascherano has also received criticism from fans and media members for his poor discipline.