Champions League: Incredible records that might never be broken (Part 3)

6. Oldest ever player

When Ballotta shipped three goals against Los Blancos just a few months shy of his 44th birthday, he blew the previous record of Alessandro Costacurta out the water by almost three years.

And bearing in mind that the second oldest player in the competition’s history – Olexandr Shovkovskiy – was two years his junior, the record looks pretty safe with Ballotta.

 Lazio v Olympiacos – UEFA Champions League

7. Most goals in a single season

(17 – Cristiano Ronaldo, 2013-14)

To tell you the truth, we could have inserted about ten gazillion of Ronaldo’s records in the Champions League, but few compare to scoring more in Europe than most strikers produce in all competitions.

The Real Madrid superstar bagged nine goals in the group stages, four goals in the round of 16, one strike in the quarter-finals, two in the semi-finals and one more for good luck in the climax itself.

The only person that’s ever come close to beating this tally is, well, Ronaldo himself.

8. Highest ever attendance

(115,500 – Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain, 1994/95)

We’ll let you decide whether we’re cheating by putting this record on the list, but it’s fair to say this is the figure we’re most confident about.

Although Camp Nou still boasts the highest capacity in the Champions League, changes to stadium regulations have seen attendances drop in modern times and we may never see a six-figure crowd ever again.

9. Most goals by a defender in one match

(3 – Layvin Kurzawa vs Anderlecht, 2017-18)

That’s right, Paris Saint-Germain left-back Kurzawa became the first player to achieve this feat just two years ago and let’s be honest, no defender is ever going to score FOUR in a Champions League tie. This record is a banker.