D-Day is finally come and gone the gladiators have done battle with defending champions Real Madrid holding onto to their title for the twelfth time and challengers Juventus the gallant losers. Juventus, the Old Lady of Turin were no pushovers and Real Madrid kept their record of never losing a final yet there are some UEFA Champions League facts that you should pay attention to.
1 Believe it or not UEFA Champions League is the most watched annual football event in the world.
2 The final of the 2012-2013 played between Bayern Munich and Chelsea played at Bayern which Chelsea eventually won was the most viewed final with an incredible 360 million viewers
3 Real Madrid remains the highest winners of the UEFA Champions League, they have won it 12 times 1955, 1956, 1957,1958,1959,1965, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014,2016 and 2017
4 Clarence Seedorf is the most decorated player of the UEFA Champions League winning 4 different titles with 3 different clubs, Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan
5 Liverpool is the most successful club in UEFA Champions League winning five titles
6 Zinedine Zidane is one of the most successful persons in the history of the Champions League winning it as a player in 2002 as an assistant coach in 2014 and as a coach in 2016 and claiming a double in 2017
7 Ajax is the most successful Dutch club in UEFA Champions League history winning four titles
8 Ron Makaay of Bayern Munich scored the fastest goal in the UEFA Champions League history at an amazing 10.12 seconds ten years ago