Should Club Atlético de Madrid beat Real Madrid CF in the Lisbon final, three more countries could claim their first UEFA Champions League winners*, with Arda Turan having the opportunity to become the first Turkish European champion.
Since the inaugural UEFA Champions League final in 1993, players from 37 nations – 26 European and 11 non-European – have figured on the winning side in a UEFA Champions League decider, with Spain represented the most times (46). That total is sure to rise regardless of who prevails in the all-Spanish showpiece on 24 May, but there is a chance for three more countries to achieve firsts: Arda can be Turkey's maiden winner; Atlético team-mates José María Giménez, Cristian Rodríguez and Diego Godín can lift the trophy for the first time for Uruguay; while Argentina's Diego Simeone can become the first non-European winning coach.
*winners = players who have played on the winning side in a UEFA Champions League final; no unused substitutes or unused squad players
Most represented nation among UEFA Champions League winners (non-UEFA nations in bold)
26 Germany, Brazil
20 England, Netherlands
4 Croatia, Czech Republic
3 Norway, Sweden, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria
2 Finland, Georgia, Republic of Ireland, Wales
1 Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Ukraine, Australia, Mexico, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago
NB Individual appearances, not individual players – e.g. Wales's two appearances were both made by Ryan Giggs.
Winning coaches by nationality
5 Spain, Italy
2 Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland
NB Individual appearances, not individual coaches – e.g. Scotland's two wins were both achieved by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Nations with only one winner in a UEFA Champions League final (non-UEFA nations in bold)
Australia: Harry Kewell (Liverpool FC 2004/05)
Austria: David Alaba (FC Bayern München, 2012/13)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hasan Salihamidžić (FC Bayern München 2000/01)
Cameroon: Samuel Eto'o (FC Barcelona 2005/05 and 2008/09, FC Internazionale Milano 2009/10)
Denmark: Peter Schmeichel (Manchester United FC, 1998/99)
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Goran Pandev (FC Internazionale Milano 2009/10)
Georgia: Kakha Kaladze (AC Milan 2002/03 and 2006/07)
Mexico: Rafael Márquez (FC Barcelona 2005/06)
Poland: Jerzy Dudek (Liverpool FC 2004/05)
Romania: Cristian Chivu (FC Internazionale Milano 2009/10)
Russia: Dmitri Alenichev (FC Porto 2003/04)
Scotland: Paul Lambert (Borussia Dortmund 1996/97)
South Africa: Benni McCarthy (FC Porto 2003/04)
Switzerland: Stéphane Chapuisat (Borussia Dortmund 1996/97)
Trinidad & Tobago: Dwight Yorke (Manchester United FC 1998/99)
Ukraine: Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan 2002/03)
Wales: Ryan Giggs (Manchester United FC 1998/99 and 2007/08)
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