Do you remember Hans-Jorg Butt? The Juventus fans should especially well remember the German goalkeeper – he scored against the Turin club in a Champions League with the shirt of three different clubs. Yes, goalkeeper!
With that, Butt is a record holder, and breaking his record seems incredible. Just like the other nine Champions League records, you will read about below.
The fastest hat-trick
The author of the fastest hat-trick in the history of the Champions League is Bafetimbi Gomis. In the 2011/12 season, he found the door of Dinamo Zagreb three times in 8 minutes and later scored the 4th goal. Gomis broke Michael Newell’s record, which was intact for almost 20 years.
Most goals in a playoff match
It’s easy to guess the author of this record. Yes, Lionel Messi, who scored 5 goals in 1 match against Leverkusen in the eighth final of the 2011/12 Champions League! In the total of two matches, Messi has scored against the German club 6 times. Barcelona won the two-match game with a total of 10: 2.
The longest dry serie
This means the goalkeeper (not the team) who has managed to keep the door dry for the longest time. Jens Lehmann managed to do that. The German keeper did not concede a goal in the Champions League from October 2005 to April 2006. If we consider Arsenal goalkeeper’s 18 minutes into the Champions League final, then he has not conceded for more than 800 minutes (about 13.5 hours!) in the league, which is madness.
The most goals in a match
The most goals in a match were scored in the 2016/17 season of the Champions League. Borussia Dortmund faced the Warsaw Legion at the Signal Iduna Park. The Germans defeated the Poles 8: 4. In total, 12 goals were scored in the match, which is the best result in the history of the tournament.
The oldest player
The oldest player in the history of the tournament is Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta. The Italian played against Real Madrid in the 2007/08 season, and he was then 43 years and 253 days old. Previously, the record also belonged to the Italian, but the defender, Alessandro Costacutra, and Balotta played almost 3 years longer at the tournament.
Most goals in a single season
This record also applies to only one player and not the entire team. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the most goals in the tournament in 1 season. The Portuguese managed to score 17 goals in the 2013/14 season. He broke the record set by Messi. The Argentine had scored 14 goals in 1 season of the league. The closest to breaking Ronaldo’s record was Ronaldo himself – twice. He scored 16 goals in the 2015/16 season and 15 in the 2017-18 season.
One match in the Champions League was attended by the most fans in the 1994/95 season. About 115,500 people watched the match between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou. They have a hard time naming the exact number, but the most realistic option is 115,500.
Most of the defender’s goal
Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa has scored three goals against Anderlecht in the 2017/18 season. A hat-trick intercepted by a defender? Yes, you’ve read correctly. The record set by the French is very difficult to break.
The youngest author of a hat-trick
Raul is the youngest player in the history of the most prestigious European club football tournament to score a hat-trick. The Spaniard did this in the 1995/96 season, against the Hungarian Ferencvaros. Raul was then 18 years and 144 days old. In the recent past, Rodrigo Goethe was near to break the record, who scored a hat-trick for Galatasaray at the age of 18 years and 301 days.