Ten players have won the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Champions League in the same summer. Will any more be added to the list at UEFA EURO 2024?
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Midfielder Jorginho claimed a major distinction at UEFA EURO 2020, following up Chelsea's 2020/21 UEFA Champions League success with EURO triumph with Italy, becoming only the tenth player to win a European Cup and a European Championship in the same year.
To qualify as 'double winners', players must appear in both winning finals. No one has won the EURO and the UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup trophies in the same summer since 1996, when Bayern stars Markus Babbel, Thomas Helmer, Thomas Strunz, Christian Ziege, Mehmet Scholl and Jürgen Klinsmann went on to win the EURO with Germany.
European Cup-EURO double winners
1964: Luis Suárez (Inter & Spain)
1988: Hans van Breukelen, Ronald Koeman, Berry van Aerle, Gerald Vanenburg (PSV Eindhoven & Netherlands)
2012: Fernando Torres, Juan Mata (Chelsea & Spain)
2016: Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe (Real Madrid & Portugal)
2020: Jorginho (Chelsea and Italy)
Wim Kieft is not on the list. Despite claiming the 1988 European Cup with PSV, he did not make it off the bench with the Netherlands in the 1988 UEFA European Championship final.
Former Real Madrid striker Nicolas Anelka met the same fate with France in 2000, while team-mate Christian Karembeu fared slightly worse – he was an unused squad member in the finals of both the 2000 UEFA Champions League and UEFA EURO 2000 (although he had been on the pitch to win the UEFA Champions League and 1998 FIFA World Cup two summers previously).
European Cup-World Cup double winners
1974: Sepp Maier, Paul Breitner, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Uli Hoeness (Bayern & West Germany)
1998: Christian Karembeu (Real Madrid & France)
2002: Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid & Brazil)
2018: Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid & France)
At the 2018 World Cup, Raphaël Varane had a doubly special feeling as he landed his second major winners' medal of the summer, having picked up the most important trophy in European club football with Madrid a few weeks earlier.
Sami Khedira nearly joined the same band in 2014, but an injury in the warm-up prevented him from turning out for Germany in their World Cup final win against Argentina. He had tasted UEFA Champions League glory with Madrid less than two months before.