11 players won the C1 Cup and EURO titles in the same year

In history, there are only 11 players who can boast of winning both the Champions League and EURO titles in the same year.

EURO 2024 is getting closer and closer, let’s take a look at the list of players who have completed this prestigious double, according to statistics from Planet Football.


The former Chelsea midfielder had his penalty saved by England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the penalty shootout, but luckily his teammate Gianluigi Donnarumma helped Jorginho correct his mistake, thereby winning the EURO championship. 2020.

Also that year, Jorginho played sublimely and Chelsea won the final victory in the Champions League final thanks to Kai Havertz’s only goal against Manchester City.

Jorginho played excellently in the 2020/2021 season.


Jorginho’s teammate, defender Emerson, only appeared in two Chelsea matches on the journey to winning the 2020/2021 European Cup, but he was able to leave his mark in time with a goal against Atletico Madrid in the 2020/2021 season. 1/8th round.

And at EURO 2020, Leonardo Spinazzola’s injury in the quarterfinals gave this left-back the opportunity to show off his talent in matches against Spain and England.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid has won the Champions League 3 times in a row, including 2016. This is also the year that Portuguese striker Ronaldo won the EURO championship.


Defender Pepe was one of the important factors in the success of Real Madrid and the Portuguese team in 2016. This talented midfielder played 120 minutes in both finals although he was absent in EURO semi-final due to injury.

Pepe and Ronaldo won EURO 2016.

Fernando Torres

Torres scored the 3-2 goal for Chelsea against Barcelona in the 2012 European Cup semi-final second leg, helping the Blues win the right to play in the final.

After that, he also contributed a goal to the victory against Italy in the EURO 2012 final.

Juan Mata

Juan Mata also had an excellent year, providing an assist for Didier Drogba in the Champions League final of the 2011/2012 season and a goal in the 4-0 victory in the final against Italy like Torres.

Ronald Koeman

Koeman won the Champions League title under the old format in 1988 with PSV Eindhoven. After that, he continued with the Dutch team to win the European Football Championship that same year.

The Dutch team won EURO 1988.

Hans van Breukelen

Hans van Breukelen played in almost every match on the Dutch team’s journey to victory in EURO 1988 and the Champions League with PSV.

The Dutch goalkeeper was the hero in the final against Benfica when he successfully saved Antonio Veloso’s penalty in the penalty shootout.

Barry van Aerle

Right-back Barry van Aerle was also part of the PSV team that won the double in 1988 with Breukelen and Koeman.

Gerald Vanenburg

Right winger Vanenburg moved from Ajax Amsterdam to PSV in 1986 and won two prestigious titles after 2 years of moving to the new team.

Gerald Vanenburg won the double in 1988.

Luis Suarez

This is not Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez but the legendary Spanish midfielder, who lifted the Henri Delauney Cup in 1964, the same year that his Inter Milan won consecutive European Cups.

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