FC Barcelona first club to win Men's and Women's Champions League
With the European title in the bag, Lluís Cortés' side have added another piece of silverware for the Museum trophy cabinet
JOSEP GABERNET LÓPEZ
A historic occasion in Gothenburg with Lluís Cortés' Barça team claiming the trophy thanks to a 4-0 win over Chelsea which makes FC Barcelona the first ever club to have won both the men's and women's versions of the UEFA Champions League.
Barça continue to make history as before today there were clubs who had appeared in the final of both competitions but never winners of both.
In the Champions League Barça Women have appeared in the final in 2019 and 2021 with the men's team appearing in the fixture in 1961, 1986, 1992, 1994, el 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015.
Chelsea, Barça's rivals in the final in Gothenburg, along with Eintract Frankfurt, Arsenal and PSG are the other clubs who have reached the final both in the men's and women's competitions. The blaugranes' 10 final appearances, however, top the list with Eintract their nearest rivals on seven.
Nevetheless, thanks to Sunday's win in Sweden, the blaugranes are now the only club who can boast victory in both versions of Europe's top club competition.
From 1992 to 2021
From Ronald Koeman to Carolina Graham Hansen. From Wembley to Gothenburg. 1992 now seems a long way away and that famous day when the Dutchman's goal gave Barça first every chance to get their hands of that famous trophy, the European Cup. Now in 2021 the celebrations continues thanks to a famous win with goals from Alexia, Aitana, Graham Hansen and an own goal from Leupolz.
In between the first every win in the competition in London in 1992 and the latest triumph for Barça Women there have also been another four victories for the men's team. 2006 in Paris, 2009 in Rome, 2011 at Wembley and 2015 in Berlin. A total of six wins at the elite of European football leaves Barça as leaders and in history they will be remembered as the first to win both men's and women's Champions League titles.