With seven goals Raúl González became the first player to finish UEFA Champions League top scorer twice having shared the honour with Mário Jardel (FC Porto) and Rivaldo (FC Barcelona) in 1999/2000.
• Liverpool FC striker Michael Owen wins the Ballon d'Or, the first Englishman to do so since Kevin Keegan in 1979.
• Czech athlete Roman Šebrle makes decathlon history as the first man to break the 9,000-point barrier.
• Wikipedia, a collaboratively edited free internet encyclopedia, goes online for the first time.
• Sherpa Temba Tsheri, 15, becomes the youngest person to climb Mount Everest.