The Champions League-World Cup double winners

One of football’s many disdainful clubs gained a new member final year when Raphaël Varane became usually a ninth actor to underline on a winning side in FIFA World Cup and European Cup finals in a same year.

A UEFA Champions League leader with Real Madrid in May, a centre-back doubled adult by assisting France bind a universe pretension in Russia. celebrates a name few to have matched his attainment – and a players who came agonisingly close.

European Cup-World Cup double winners

1974: Sepp Maier, Paul Breitner, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Uli Hoeness (Bayern West Germany)
: Christian Karembeu (Real Madrid France)
: Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid Brazil)
2018: Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid France)

Final highlights: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

Final highlights: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

To qualify, players contingency have seemed in both winning finals, so Luka Modrić only missed out after finishing a runner-up in Moscow. Mateo Kovačić was not authorised since he was an new surrogate when Real Madrid degraded Liverpool in Kyiv on 26 May.

It’s an chosen bar that Sami Khedira so scarcely assimilated 4 years ago, an damage in a warm-up preventing him from branch out for Germany in their World Cup final win opposite Argentina. He had won a UEFA Champions League reduction than dual months earlier.

European Cup-EURO double winners

Watch highlights of a EURO 2016 final

Watch highlights of a EURO 2016 final

1964: Luis Suárez (Internazionale Spain)
1988: Hans outpost Breukelen, Ronald Koeman, Berry outpost Aerle, Gerald Vanenburg (PSV Eindhoven Netherlands)
2012: Fernando Torres, Juan Mata (Chelsea Spain)
2016: Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe (Real Madrid Portugal)

A handful some-more endured bittersweet Khedira-like practice on a EURO front. Wim Kieft lifted a 1988 European Cup with PSV yet did not make it off a dais with a Netherlands in a 1988 UEFA European Championship final.

Real Madrid’s Nicolas Anelka met a same predestine with France in 2000, while team-mate Christian Karembeu fared somewhat worse – he was an new patrol member in a finals of both a 2000 UEFA Champions League and UEFA EURO 2000 (though he had been on a representation to win both a UEFA Champions League and a 1998 World Cup dual summers before).

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