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Ronaldo Too Busy Dealing With History

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates as his two goals help Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo wrote more history at the Millennium Stadium as he scored in his third different Champions League final

History for Ronaldo – the stats

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in three different Champions League finals (2017, 2014 and 2008), more than any other player.
  • Ronaldo scored his 600th goal in all competitions for club and country.
  • Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich, Juventus) became the third player to score in a European Cup/Champions League final for two different teams after Velibor Vasovic (Partizan Belgrade, Ajax) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid).
  • Real are the first team in the Champions League era to retain the trophy.
  • Juan Cuadrado became the third player to be sent off in a Champions League final, after Jens Lehmann (2006) and Didier Drogba (2008).
  • Zinedine Zidane is the first manager to win back-to-back European Cup/Champions League trophies since Arrigo Sacchi with AC Milan (1989, 1990).
  • Real have won their last six European Cup finals, last losing one in 1981 versus Liverpool.
  • Real became the first team in Champions League history to score 500+ goals (503 goals total).
  • Gianluigi Buffon was the third oldest player to feature in a European Cup final at 39 years and 126 days old.

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