#UCLFacts: No Team Has Won The UCL Without A Brazilian In Its Squad Since ’99/2000 Season…Except Liverpool

PA PHOTOS / DPA - UK USE ONLY : Madrid's players (from L) Brasilian striker Ronaldo Luiz, Brasilian defender Roberto Carlos and French midfielder Zinedine Zidane stand next to each other during the UEFA Champions League soccer game Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund at the Westphalia stadium in Dortmund, Germany, 25 February 2003. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.


The Champions League is considered as the toughest football competition to win and play in, because of the quality and level of talent, preparation put into in each game played. And some coaches believe if you want to dominate and Win the Ucl you need to have a Brazilian in your squad, it could be for there abundance of technical ability, or for there Machismo and lastly because of there carefree and free spirit lifestyle; they bring the party and carnival atmosphere to the most intense football environment, Jose Mourinho has been recorded as saying if you have a football squad in Europe and also in the Champions league and their isnt a Brazilian in the Squad your isn’t complete just yet. Now lets examine that if that statement is true since the turn of the century;

Teams That Has Won The UCL Since 2000-Till date;

  1. Real Madrid- 1999-2000, Roberto Carlos
  2. Bayern Munich; 2000-2001, Eiber, Savio
  3. Real Madrid; Roberto Carlos, Savio, Flavio Conciecao 2001-2002
  4. Ac Milan; Rivaldo, Dida, Serginho, Roque Jr 2002-2003
  5. Porto; Carlos Alberto, Derlei 2003-2004
  6. Liverpool; No Brazilian, only team to have done it yet since 2000, till date 2004-2005
  7. Barcelona; Ronaldinho, Edmilson, Belletti, Sylvinho, Thiago Motta   2005-2006
  8. Ac Milan; Kaka, Cafu, Dida, Serginho2006-2007
  9. Manchester United; Felipe Anderson 2007-2008
  10. Barcelona; Sylvinho,  2008-2009
  11. InterMilan; Maicon, Lucio, Julio Cesar 2009-2010
  12. Barcelona; Dani Alves, Adriano 2010-2011
  13. Chelsea; Ramirez, David Luiz 2011-2012
  14. Bayern Munich; Dante, Luiz Gustavo 2012-2013
  15. Real Madrid; Marcelo  2013-2014
  16. Barcelona; Neymar, Dani Alves 2014-2015
  17. Real Madrid; Casemiro, Marcelo 2015-2016
  18. Real Madrid; Casemiro, Marcelo  2016-2017
  19. Real Madrid; Casemiro, Marcelo 2017-2018  Photo Credit: Getty


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