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Julian Alvarez completes football, Man City ace joins elite list of players to win World Cup & Champions League in same season

Julian Alvarez completes football, Man City ace joins elite list of players to win World Cup & Champions League in same season

Man City's Julian Alvarez on Sunday became the 10th male player to win World Cup and Champions League in the same season.

Manchester City vs Inter: Manchester City beat Inter 1-0 on Sunday to clinch their first-ever Champions League crown and completing the treble. They became the second team in English football history after Man United to win three trophies including a European title in the same season.

But have you spotted a player who found himself in the elite list of those players who won the World Cup and Champions League in the same season? Man City’s Julian Alvarez won his 4th trophy this season. He also won the FIFA World Cup last year with Argentina. There are only 10 players who won both a World Cup and UCL title in the same season.

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Julian Alvarez becomes the 10th player in history to win the World Cup and Champions League in the same season. The Argentine is the first player to win World Cup and treble in the same season. It has been an unforgettable season for him.

Here’s the list of players who won the World Cup and Champions League titles in the same season:

10. Julian Alvarez
Julian Alvarez is the latest name on this list. The Man City star won FIFA WC with Argentina in Qatar last year. He won the Champions League trophy on Sunday in Istanbul.

9. Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane won the FIFA WC in 2018 with France who beat Croatia in the final and in the same season, he won the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid.

8. Sami Khedira

Sami Khedira added his name to this elite list in 2014 when he won the FIFA WC trophy for Germany who beat Messi’s Argentina in the final. In the same season, he won the Champions League trophy for Real Madrid. He had won the Champions League less than two months earlier.

7. Roberto Carlos

Roberto Carlos found his name on this list when he won the World Cup for Brazil in 2002. In the same season, he was part of Real Madrid’s Champions League-winning squad.

6. Christian Karembeu was also the part of both France and Real Madrid squad. In 1998, Real Madrid won the Champions League trophy and France won the FIFA World Cup.

(5/4/3/2/1) Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Muller, Sepp Maier, Paul Breitner, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, & Uli Hoeness

1974 was the year when 6 players from West Germany achieved this feat. Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Muller, Sepp Maier, Paul Breitner, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, and Uli Hoeness won the FIFA World Cup with West Germany. In the same season, Bayern Munich also reached the maiden UCL final. These 6 players were part of the Bundesliga giants who came from behind to win the trophy.

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