5 youngest players to win the Champions League, number 1 new 19 years old 4 days: Okezone Bola

TROPHY Champions League is the dream of almost every footballer who is making a career in Europe. Because the trophy with the nickname The Big Ear is a symbol of the supremacy of the best club on the blue continent. One could say that the prestige of the Champions League is equivalent to the World Cup at the national team (national team) level.

Why is that? Because only the best players have the opportunity to win the trophy in their career. The best does not mean that the player has to be mature and even in the twilight, but also that they can be young.

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A number of players have seen how good it is to win the trophy when they are young or at the beginning of their careers. Following are the ranks of these players as reported by Sportskeeda, Tuesday (August 25, 2020).

5. Owen Hargreaves (20 years, 4 months and 3 days)

The English national player, who was born in Canada, began his career in Germany with FC Bayern Munich. He entered the academy in 1997 and made his debut in 2000. Despite his young age, Owen Hargreaves has become an important part of the squad. The Bavarian.

Owen Hargreaves trusted his skills as a midfielder to face Valencia in the 2000-2001 Champions League final. Bayern Munich won 5-4 on penalties.

4. Alphonso Davies (19 years, 9 months and 21 days)

Like Hargreaves, Alphonso Davies was born and raised in Canada. He joined the Vancouver Whitecaps Club in January 2019. In a short time he was able to successfully secure a place in the main team as a title defender left Bayern Munich.

On Monday, August 24, 2020, in the early morning of the WIB, coach Hans-Dieter Flick entrusted a place in the starting XI of FC Bayern Munich to face Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The Reds won with a narrow score of 1-0 and Alphonso Davies officially became champions.

3. Carlos Alberto (19 years 5 months and 15 days)

The name of this player is relatively unknown. Despite this, Carlos Alberto managed to bring FC Porto to the 2003-2004 Champions League champions. The man from Brazil made a contribution at such a young age, namely 19 years, five months and 15 days.

Carlos Alberto started FC Porto in a 3-0 win against AS Monaco in the Veltins Arena Stadium in Gelsenkirchen. Unfortunately, Carlos Alberto was thrown to his native Brazil just a year later to strengthen the Corinthians.

Carlos Alberto in the FC Porto squad (Photo: UEFA)

2. Clarence Seedorf (19 years 1 month and 21 days)

This Dutch player is well known for a special performance. He is the first player to ever win the Champions League with three different clubs, namely Ajax Amsterdam, Real Madrid and AC Milan. However, he was also the youngest winner of the Champions League.

Clarence Seedorf was a mainstay of the Ajax midfielder during the 1994-1995 season. I remember the squad De Godenzonen At that time, Louis van Gaal’s supervision was mostly occupied by young players, which is not surprising. He successfully led Ajax to victory over AC Milan.

1. Iker Casillas (19 years and 4 days)

The legendary Spanish goalkeeper actually accidentally set a record as the youngest player. He was trusted to guard Real Madrid’s goal when Bodo Illgner was injured earlier in the season. Iker Casillas was the main goalkeeper throughout the season.

Young Iker Casillas

Indeed, he failed to bring Real Madrid to the 1999-2000 Spanish La Liga champions. However, Iker Casillas managed to hold the goal away from Valencia’s attack and won 2-0. In the final, he was only 19 years and four days old.

After winning the 1999-2000 Champions League final, Iker Casillas’ name was irreplaceable at Real Madrid until 2015. The Madrid-born goalkeeper has won various titles at both club and national team level.