This ESPN Stats & Info twitter feed states:

10 players in World Cup history have won the Champions League and World Cup in the same year.

With Real Madrid's Raphael Varanae of France, and Luka Modric & Mateo Kovavic of Croatia in the final, there is guaranteed to be an 11th.

cl & wc

So, who are the 10 players who have achieved this feat previously?

Also, how many and who are the players that have won Copa Libertadores and a World Cup in same year?


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There are 11 players who have won the Champions League (including the European Cup) and the World Cup in the same year:

1974: West Germany and Bayern Munich:

1998: France and Real Madrid:

2002: Brazil and Real Madrid:

2014: Germany and Real Madrid:

2018: France and Real Madrid:

There are 10 players who have won the Copa Libertadores and the World Cup in the same year:

1962: Brazil and Santos:

1986: Argentina and River Plate:


The 10 Players To Have Won The European Cup And World Cup In Same Year

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    Interestingly, despite Boca Juniors winning both 1977 and 1978 Copa Libertadores titles, they didn't provide a single player for the Argentine squad winning the 1978 World Cup played at home.
    – gdrt
    Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 11:58

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