Cristiano Ronaldo has another chance to make history this season, and now a Champions League legend and record holder Clarence Seedorf fears Cristiano Ronaldo could break his record in the competition.
Just like the World Cup, UEFA Champions League is one of the most difficult trophies to win. But going by the numbers, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s favourite competition. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been able to win the trophy on five different occasions [once with Manchester United and four times with Real Madrid]. Ronaldo, therefore, is just one short of Paco Gento’s record of six European Cups.
However, there is one man who has an accomplishment no one else had in the prestigious competition, and that man is Clarence Seedorf. The former Dutch midfielder, throughout his illustrious career, triumphed in the competition on four different occasions. It means he has one trophy less than Cristiano Ronaldo, who is still active in the tournament. But all the same, Seedorf also did what no other player has ever done in the competition.
Clarence Seedorf Champions League Record
The legendary midfielder lifted the Champions League trophy with three different clubs throughout his entire career, which no other player before or after him has done. However, the former AC Milan man fears that Cristiano Ronaldo might get hold of his iconic record.
Clarence Seedorf was able to win the Champions League title with AFC Ajax in 1995 before proceeding to win it with Real Madrid in 1998. Finally, the Dutchman won it twice as a player for AC Milan in 2003 and 2007 completing his collections to a total number of four.
Can Cristiano Ronaldo Smash Seedorf’s All-Time Record?
As the new season unfolds for Ronaldo and Juventus, the stage is set for the 35-year-old forward to break Clarence Seedorf’s record. The former Real Madrid man may not be the favourite to win the tournament with his Juventus compatriots, but that won’t be stopping him from trying his lucks.
“It’ll be a very nice pleasure to have Cristiano Ronaldo equalling my record. We could’ve talked about somebody different, right? So, I don’t think it’s a bad thing,” Clarence Seedorf told Goal.
“I will always be the first, and that won’t change, and records are there to be equalled and to be broken, and Juventus can definitely always be competitors for the Champions League. As I said before, Cristiano is maintaining his motivation and his performances, so yeah. Why not?”
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