Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League this season for a record 14th time. The Spanish giants are the best team in UCL over the years. In the last 9 years, Real Madrid has won 5 UCL titles, including a hattrick of them between 2016-2018. This clearly shows the dominance of Los Blancos in Europe.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was the standout performer in this season’s Champions League final making a total of 9 outstanding saves, which is a record! He now joins the elite list of goalkeepers who won the Man Of The Match (MOTM) award in the UCL final.
Previously, Bayern Munich’s Oliver Kahn won the MOTM award in the 2000/01 Champions League final, and Manchester United’s Edwin van der Sar won the MOTM award in the 2007/08 Champions League final. The Belgian goalkeeper becomes the third to win the MOTM award in the UCL final in the 21st century.
So, let’s take a look at all the great players who won the MOTM award in the UCL finals in the 21st century.
Here’s the list of all the players who won the MOTM award in the UCL finals in the 21st century
|1999/00||Steve McManaman||Real Madrid|
|2000/01||Oliver Kahn||Bayern Munich|
|2001/02||Zinedine Zidane||Real Madrid|
|2002/03||Paolo Maldini||AC Milan|
|2005/06||Samuel Eto’o||FC Barcelona|
|2006/07||Filippo Inzaghi||AC Milan|
|2007/08||Edwin van der Sar||Manchester United|
|2008/09||Xavi Hernandez||FC Barcelona|
|2009/10||Diego Milito||Inter Milan|
|2010/11||Lionel Messi||FC Barcelona|
|2012/13||Arjen Robben||Bayern Munich|
|2013/14||Angel Di Maria||Real Madrid|
|2014/15||Andres Iniesta||FC Barcelona|
|2015/16||Sergio Ramos||Real Madrid|
|2016/17||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid|
|2017/18||Gareth Bale||Real Madrid|
|2018/19||Virgil van Dijk||Liverpool|
|2019/20||Kingsley Coman||Bayern Munich|
|2021/22||Thibaut Courtois||Real Madrid|