5 players who have won the UEFA Champions League with 2 or more clubs
The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious tournament in club football and continues to be the ultimate prize. Usually, only the elite clubs of the world win this competition barring a few exceptions like FC Porto in 2004. It is a dream for any footballer to feature in a Champions League winning side.
There are some great footballers like Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon, who have not been able to win this elusive prize. On the other hand, there are players like Paolo Maldini, Raul, Iker Casillas, Lionel Messi, Xavi et al, who have won it multiple times for their respective clubs.
But it is to be noted that all the aforementioned players won the trophy while playing for one club only. They were part of the great AC Milan, Real Madrid and Barcelona sides respectively and won the title with those clubs only.
There have been very few players who have been able to win the Champions League for two or more clubs. We look at 5 such players:
#1 Clarence Seedorf
Seedorf is an attacking midfielder who had a very successful club career with the likes of Ajax Amsterdam, Real Madrid and AC Milan. He won the Champions League in the 1994-95 season when Ajax beat the mighty AC Milan 1-0 in Vienna.
He then made a switch to Real Madrid and spent 4 seasons there. He again managed to win the Champions league in the 1997-98 season as Madrid beat Juventus 1-0 in an absorbing final in Rotterdam.
Seedorf moved to AC Milan in 2002 and spent 10 very successful seasons with the club. He managed to win the UEFA Champions League twice with the Milanese club.
The Dutch international first tasted success with Milan in the 2003-04 season as they beat Juventus in the penalty shootouts. He missed out on yet another title in the 2004-05 season as Liverpool fought back and scored 3 goals after being 0-3 down to take the game into penalties, which they eventually won.
AC Milan, however, made amends in the 2006-07 season by beating Liverpool 2-0 in the final. Seedorf was an intrinsic part of those teams and remains the only player to have won the Champions League with 3 different clubs.