Being the most watched competition across the European club football, we bring to you some exciting moment you have not been told about the UEFA Champions League goal records.
The UEFA Champions League football is one of the few competition that bring together clubs and fans from different European region.
As a football fans, you won’t ever want to miss the UEFA Champions League games due to the fact that it’s Europe most prestigious club competition.
With no doubt, it is the most exciting competition in the European football even more than the EURO.
Now, let’s look at some of the amazing UEFA Champions League goal scoring records you may not be aware of even as a die hard football fan.
Can you give answer to the below questions without surfing the web?
- Who scored the first ever Champions League goal
- Who has the most Champions League final goal
- Who scored the fastest ever Champions League hatrick
- Who is Champions League all time top goal scorer
I’m very sure only few football lovers and fans will be able to give answers to the above questions.
BUT, then let’s quickly get to brief you on the history of the competition.
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The UEFA Champions League is a yearly club football competition, founded in 1955 as European Champion Clubs’ Cup (known as European Cup)and organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
The competition was rebranded and gain its current name in 1992, adding a round-robin group stage in 1991 and allow multiple entrants from certain countries since 1997.
It is open and contested by champions of different European top-division leagues. The competition has five different stages to decide the winners of the competition.
The stages ranges from group stage to knock-out stages (Round of 16 – Quarter Finals – Semi Finals) all double legged then lastly a single legged Finals.
The winner of the Champions League automatically qualify for the following year’s Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.
The tournament having won by 22 different club since it’s history, Real Madrid is the most successful club winning the title a whopping 13 times.
While Bayern Munich remain the only club to have won the trophy on an unbeaten run, winning all their games to the final in 2019/20 season.
And Chelsea remaining the defending champion beating Manchester City a 1-0 in the last edition of 2020/21 season also defeating Villarreal to win the 2021 UEFA Super Cup Final in a penalty shootout.
Who scored the first ever UEFA Champions League goal
It is amazing to know that the first ever UEFA Champions League goal was scored by an African player, a Nigerian born player to be precise.
Former Nigeria player/legend, Daniel Amokachi (nicknamed “Black Bull” and “Black Train”) scored the first ever goal of the UEFA Champions League with Club Brugge on 25 November 1992, beating CSKA Moscow 1–0.
A goal which is said to bring the Nigerian international into limelight.
He said after the game – “My finest moment (at the club) would have to be my goal in the Champions League against CSKA Moscow. That goal brought me my fame, really, as it was the very first goal in the history of the Champions League,”.
NOTE: The above record does not include when the tournament was still called European Cup.
Who scored in the first ever European Cup/ Champions League Final
The first edition of the European Cup Final happens in 1955 between Real Madrid and Stade Reims which was played at Parc des Princes – Paris.