CR7 Equals UCL Final Record
Cristiano Ronaldo Equals UEFA Champions League Final Record
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI to face Liverpool, and in so doing equaled a UCL all-time record.
Click through the gallery to see the players with most UCL final appearances.
The Portuguese joins AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini as the player with most Champions League final appearances.
Tonight, is already Ronaldo’s sixth final – his fifth in four years with Real Madrid, in addition to his 2007/08 final victory with Manchester United. He also played in the 2013/14, 2015/16 and 2016/17 finals, which Los Blancos all won.
Maldini, meanwhile, played in five Champions League finals as well – in 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95, 2002/03, 2004/05 and 2006/07 – winning three of those.
Overall, the Italian legend has taken part in eight major European finals, but two of those (in 1988/89 and 1989/90, which Milan both won) were during the old format of the Champions League, known as European Champions Cup.
Maldini is the joint-record holder when it comes to most appearances in European Cup finals, with only Real legend Paco Gento also making eight final appearances.
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