Ronaldo first to win five Champions League titles

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to win five UEFA Champions League finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his fifth title
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his fifth title ©Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to win the UEFA Champions League five times after Real Madrid's 3-1 defeat of Liverpool in Kyiv.

Last season he had joined Andrés Iniesta and Clarence Seedorf in becoming the third player to win the UEFA Champions League four times since the competion's inception in 1992/93. Now the 33-year-old Portugal striker has five UEFA Champions League winners' medals, having started his collection with Manchester United in 2008.

Ronaldo's UEFA Champions League wins
2007/08 (Manchester United)
2013/14 (Real Madrid)
2015/16 (Real Madrid)
2016/17 (Real Madrid)
2017/18 (Real Madrid)

Iniesta and Seedorf had been the only players on a par with Ronaldo, the Dutchman also being the sole man to have played in final victories with three different clubs.

Watch five great Iniesta goals
Watch five great Iniesta goals

Iniesta's UEFA Champions League wins
2005/06 (Barcelona)
2008/09 (Barcelona)
2010/11 (Barcelona)
2014/15 (Barcelona)

Seedorf's UEFA Champions League wins
1994/95 (Ajax)
1997/98 (Real Madrid)
2002/03 (Milan)
2006/07 (Milan)

Three other players have four UEFA Champions League titles to their name but took part in only three finals themselves:

Xavi Hernández: 2006*, 2009, 2011, 2015 (Barcelona)
Lionel Messi: 2006*, 2009, 2011, 2015 (Barcelona)
Gerard Piqué: 2008*, 2009, 2011, 2015 (Manchester United, Barcelona)

*did not play in the final

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