Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech became the latest Champions League winners when Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday night in the final played at Estadio do Dragao, Porto.
Mendy played a key role as the Blues marched to the finals, equalling the Champions League's clean sheet record of nine, held by Santiago Canizares for Valencia.
9 - Édouard Mendy’s nine clean sheets for Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League this season is the most ever by a goalkeeper in their debut campaign in the competition. Wall. #UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/BdVrIGOj3M— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 29, 2021
Ziyech, on the other hand, played a key role, notably scoring the opener in the 2-0 second-leg win over Atletico Madrid.
The two followed in the footsteps of other African players to win the Champions League with the Blues, their only prior success in the competition.
Which are these African stars?
- Didier Drogba 🇨🇮
- Salomon Kalou 🇨🇮
- Michael Essien 🇬🇭
- Obi Mikel 🇳🇬