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Photo gallery: 30 glorious years of the UEFA Champions League

As Real Madrid prepare to take on Liverpool in this year’s UEFA Champions League decider, we look back at the previous finals of Europe’s premier football competition since its re-branding in 1992.

May 26, 2022
By News.Net
26 May 2022
Real Madrid and Liverpool will contest the UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday with the Spanish club looking to win the trophy for a record-extending 14th time. (Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Kurt Zouma, Ngolo Kante and Chelsea teammates celebrate victory as Sergio Aguero of Manchester City looks dejected following the final whistle in 2021. (Susan Vera/Pool via Getty Images)
Kingsley Coman of Bayern Munich celebrates after scoring against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2020 Final. The goal secured the German club a sixth European Cup title. (Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images)
Jordan Henderson of Liverpool lifts the Champions League Trophy after the Merseyside club overcame Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019 Final. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the 2018 Final against Liverpool. Victory secured a hat-trick of Champions League titles for Real. (Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory after the 2017 Final against Juventus. Ronaldo became the first player to score in three Champions League finals. (Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid celebrates with Gareth Bale after scoring the opening goal during the 2016 Final against Atletico Madrid. Real secured the title after a penalty shoot-out. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Neymar of Barcelona lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory with teammates after the 2015 Final against Juventus. Neymar scored with the final kick of the game to secure victory. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with teammate Alvaro Morata after scoring from the penalty spot during the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich holds the trophy after his side’s victory in the 2013 final against Borussia Dortmund, the first all-German Champions League decider. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
(L-R) Gary Cahill, Florent Malouda, Fernando Torres and Jose Bosingwa of Chelsea celebrate after Didier Drogba scored the winning penalty during the 2012 final against Bayern Munich. It was Chelsea’s first Champions League title. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Barcelona manager Josep Guardiola is thrown in the air as Barcelona celebrate victory after the 2011 final against Manchester United. The match was a repeat of the 2009 decider, which Barcelona also won 2-0. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Javier Zanetti of Inter Milan celebrates his team’s victory in the 2010 final against Bayern Munich. The win gave Inter their third European Cup title and first since 1965. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates scoring during the 2009 final against Manchester United. With victory Barcelona secured a historic treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles. (Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Edwin Van der Sar of Manchester United walks past John Terry of Chelsea, who has just missed a penalty attempt during the 2008 decider. Manchester United went on to win the penalty shoot-out 6-5. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Filippo Inzaghi (centre) of Milan turns away to celebrate after scoring past the diving Pepe Reina during the 2007 final against Liverpool. With their 2-1 win, Milan avenged their defeat in the 2005 decider against the Reds. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Samuel Eto’o of Barcelona celebrates scoring the equalising goal during the 2006 final against Arsenal. Two second-half goals helped Barcelona secure victory and claim their first Champions League title since 1992. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Jerzy Dudek of Liverpool saves a shot from Andriy Shevchenko of AC Milan during the 2005 final. Dudek’s heroics at the end of extra-time and in the penalty shoot-out secured a remarkable victory for his side, who recovered from being 3-0 down at half-time. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)
Nuno Valente of FC Porto hugs his manager Jose Mourinho after winning 2004 final against AS Monaco. With the victory Porto achieved the rare feat of following up a UEFA Cup victory by winning the Champions League the next season. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
AC Milan players celebrates winning the 2003 decider against Juventus FC, earning the club its sixth success in the European Cup. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid scores the winning goal against Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 final. Zidane’s volley is considered one of the greatest goals in the history of the competition. (AP Image)
Goalkeeper Oliver Kahn of Bayern Munich celebrates saving the decisive penalty during the 2001 final against Valencia. Bayern won the game 5-4 on penalties, with Kahn making three saves in the shoot-out. (Stu Forster/Allsport)
Manuel Sanchis of Real Madrid holds the trophy aloft after the 2000 final against Valencia. Real Madrid won 3-0 in the first final played between two team from the same country. (Shaun Botterill/Allsport)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United celebrates at the end of the 1999 final against Bayern Munich. United scored twice in injury time to complete a remarkable comeback and secure the treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League titles. (Ben Radford/Allsport/Getty Images/Hulton Archive)
Clarence Seedorf of Real Madrid takes on Edgar Davids of Juventus during the 1998 final. Real Madrid won 1–0, to clinch their first European title for 32 years. (Clive Brunskill/Allsport)
Karlheinz Riedle of Borussia Dortmund jumps over Ciro Ferrara to head the ball and score his second goal during the 1997 final. Victory over Juventus gave Dortmund their only Champions League title to date. (Luca Bruno/AP Photo)
Angelo Peruzzi of Juventus holds the trophy aloft after the 1996 final against Ajax. Peruzzi saved two penalties in the shoot-out after the match had ended 1-1. (Massimo Sambucetti/AP Photo)
Patrick Kluivert, 18, of Ajax scores the match-winning goal against AC Milan during the 1995 final. Kluivert remains the youngest player to score in a Champions League final. (Luca Bruno/AP Photo)
AC Milan players pose prior to the start of the 1994 final against Barcelona. Despite injuries and suspensions to key players, Milan won 4-0. (Carlo Fumagalli/AP Photo)
Marseille captain Didier Deschamps lifts the trophy after their 1-0 victory against AC Milan in the 1993 final. The inaugural final of the newly named Champions League was also the first time a French team had won the European Cup. (Shaun Botterill/Allsport/Getty Images/Hulton Archive)
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