Ten incredible records of Champions League (Part 1)
The Champions League is the most prestigious competitions in world of football.
As much as it might anger fans of the sport, there are many players that would prefer to lift the ‘Big Ears’ with their club than lift the FIFA World Cup with their national team.
But what we can all probably agree on is that the Champions League is the big deal when it comes to club football and collecting its valuable trophy is vital if one wants to be considered a legend.
Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it remains idle to determine when the 2019/20 iteration will be able to resume and if Liverpool are destined to enjoy ‘European champion’ status for a little longer.
However, in the absence of any live Champions League competitions for the foreseeable future, we’ve decided to memorize some of the craziest moments from the competition’s massive archives.
Greatest Champions League records
Looking at top Premier League records that ‘will never be broken’, it would be rude not to go through the same procedure with the Champions League.
As football did exist before 1992, we’re only talking about the modern era under which the competition’s current name for ease’s sake and to avoid some awkward post-war statistics.
Of course, every record has the potential to be broken, but if we were putting our money on which 10 will stand the longest, these would be our safest bets:
1. Fastest ever hat-trick
(8 minutes – Bafetimbi Gomis vs Dinamo Zagreb, season 2011/12)
It’s one of the ‘weaker’ records on the list, especially when considering Sadio Mane’s Premier League history-maker stood at a mind-blowing two minutes and 56 seconds.
But bear in mind that Gomis’ rapid treble in Croatia – which he later added to with a fourth – overlook Mike Newell’s record of almost 20 years, you will understand why it may stand the test of time.
Even Cristiano Ronaldo’s fastest ever hat-trick in Europe recorded at three minutes short of the mark.