Patrice Evra is one of the most decorated individuals of the last 20 years after great domestic league glories with Manchester United and Juventus.
He’s also experienced more than his fair share of domestic cup success during his career, but the Frenchman’s record in the biggest finals on the biggest stages is actually tragically poor.
Evra has won all six of the domestic cup finals in France, England and Italy in which he has played – he was an unused substitute when Manchester United were beaten in the 2007 FA Cup final. Yet on a grander scale it is unfortunately a vastly different story.
Patrice Evra’s record in the biggest finals:
2004 CL ❌
2008 CL ✅
2009 CL ❌
2011 CL ❌
2015 CL ❌
2016 Euros ❌
— Jamie Spencer (@jamiespencer155) July 10, 2016
Evra experienced victory in the 2008 Champions League with United, as well as Club World Cup success later that year.
But, prior to those triumphs, the player had been on the losing side when Monaco reached the Champions League final in 2004. He also lost the 2009 and 2011 finals of the world’s greatest club competition, beaten on both occasions by Barcelona.
Having left Old Trafford and moved to Juventus, Evra lost once more to Barcelona in the 2015 Champions League final – a fourth defeat in five appearances in that particular tournament’s showpiece event.
Disappointment on the international stage followed on Sunday night as the 35-year-old’s France team lost in dramatic fashion to Portugal, a single goal from Swansea flop Eder the difference in a tightly contested game at the Stade de France.
|2003 Coupe de la Ligue||Monaco||Won vs Sochaux|
|2004 Champions League||Monaco||Lost vs Porto|
|2006 Carling Cup||Manchester United||Won vs Wigan|
|2007 FA Cup||Manchester United||Lost vs Chelsea*|
|2008 Champions League||Manchester United||Won vs Chelsea|
|2008 Club World Cup||Manchester United||Won vs LDU Quito|
|2009 Champions League||Manchester Unuted||Lost vs Barcelona|
|2009 Carling Cup||Manchester United||Won vs Tottenham|
|2010 Carling Cup||Manchester United||Won vs Aston Villa|
|2011 Champions League||Manchester United||Lost vs Barcelona|
|2015 Coppa Italia||Juventus||Won vs Lazio|
|2015 Champions League||Juventus||Lost vs Barcelona|
|2016 Coppa Italia||Juventus||Won vs Milan|
|2016 European Championship||France||Lost vs Portugal|
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