Evra first to lose four Champions League finals

Juventus defender Patrice Evra has become the first player to figure in four losing UEFA Champions League finals, having previously been a runner-up in 2004, 2009 and 2011.

Patrice Evra tries to catch Lionel Messi in Berlin
Patrice Evra tries to catch Lionel Messi in Berlin ©Getty Images

Juventus full-back Patrice Evra has become the first player to lose four separate UEFA Champions League finals.

Juve were beaten 3-1 by FC Barcelona in Berlin on Saturday evening, Evra playing until his 89th-minute substitution. The France defender had already featured in final defeats for AS Monaco FC (2004) and Manchester United FC (2009, 2011), the latter two losses also coming against Barcelona. Seven other players have been involved in three losing deciders in Europe's premier club competition.

Most UEFA Champions League final losses*
4: Patrice Evra (AS Monaco FC, Manchester United FC, Juventus)
3: Edgar Davids (AFC Ajax, Juventus)
3: Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
3: Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
3: Paolo Montero (Juventus)
3: Alessio Tacchinardi (Juventus)
3: Edwin van der Sar (AFC Ajax, Manchester United FC)

*Must have played in the final

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