Updated June 3rd, 2024 at 00:10 IST

'6th trophy in 11 years': Top-5 MIND-BLOWING facts about Real Madrid's 15th Champions League triumph

Real Madrid once again lifted the Champions League trophy. Madrid won its 15th UCL by defeating Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Wembley Stadium.

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On Saturday, June 1, 2024, Real Madrid defeated Borussia Dortmund at the iconic Wembley and conquered the European glory once again. On the day, Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Jr. got to the score sheet and took Los Blancos to a record-extending 15th Champions League win. While a Champions League victory happens to be a huge moment for a club and its players, for Real Madrid it has become a routine over the years. Saturday's UCL final win marks Les Merengues' 6th in the last 11 years. They have won more times than they have lost in the duration. Their unparalleled success has given birth to several unfathomable facts. Though memoirs could be written on Real Madrid's extraordinary dominance, for now, let's settle with five of the incredible modifications the club has made to the history books by winning their 15th Champions League.

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Real Madrid have one more than twice the number of titles than the second-best team

They were already leading the race by a significant margin but a 15th Champions League win puts Real Madrid 8 titles above the second-best team AC Milan, who have 7 trophies of the sort in its cabinet. Thus, to get even with Madrid, Milan would have to double their titles and even then would have to add one more trophy. Unbelievable!

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Superseded their eternal rivals in just 11 seasons

Real Madrid have triumphed Champions League 6 times in the last eleven seasons, which is one more than what their arch-rivals Barcelona have accumulated in their rich history of 126 years.

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Nacho at level with Paco Gento

Real Madrid legend Paco Gento, who possessed the record of winning the most European titles in the history of the game has some company now. Madrid's 15th Champions League victory has put Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal, and Nacho at par with Gento with 6 Champions League titles.

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First young Turk

19-year-old Arda Guler becomes the first Turkish player in history to win a Champions League.

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Real Madrid owns the competition

The most striking fact of them all is Champions League is indeed Real Madrid's competition. They have the most wins in the tournament, they have the most titles, and they are only getting better. With Kylian Mbappe about to be announced as a Blancos player, the club may attain more such glorious nights in the near future.

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Published June 2nd, 2024 at 18:05 IST