Gareth Bale joined an exclusive club of Champions League winners to lift the trophy in their hometown after Real Madrid's win over Juventus in Cardiff.
The Welshman - who had faced a race against time to be fit for the match - was subbed on with 13 minutes to play and helped Real to a 4-1 victory, which sealed their third European triumph in four years and 12th title overall.
Only five players had previously had the honour of lifting the European Cup or Champions League in their hometown - but that's just what Bale did on Saturday.
Nicolas Anelka was the last player to achieve the feat - doing so while he was at Real Madrid, too. The Frenchman from Versailles helped Real to the crown in 2000, in a 3-0 win over Valencia in Paris' Stade de France.
Here's the list of players to have won Europe's elite club competition in familiar surroundings:
Hometown winners of the European Cup/Champions League
|Player||Place of birth||Venue||Year of final||Team||Opponent||Score|
|Enrique Mateos||Madrid||Santiago Bernabeu||1957||Real Madrid||Fiorentina||2-0|
|Miguel Munoz||Madrid||Santiago Bernabeu||1957||Real Madrid||Fiorentina||2-0|
|Alex Stepney||Mitcham||Wembley||1968||Man Utd||Benfica||4-1|
|Angelo di Livio||Rome||Stadio Olimpico||1996||Juventus||Ajax||1-1 (pens)|
|Nicolas Anelka||Versailles||Stade de France||2000||Real Madrid||Valencia||3-0|
|Gareth Bale||Cariff||Principality Stadium||2017||Real Madrid||Juventus||4-1|
Conversely, there are 10 players to have suffered final heartbreak in their hometown - including Londoners Rio Ferdinand and Chris Smalling, Munich-born Philipp Lahm and Sky Sports' Thierry Henry, who comes from Les Ulis, a suburb of Paris.
Thomas Muller, born in Weilheim, and Bastian Schweinsteiger, born in Kolbermoor, are from just outside of Munich - the scene of their 2012 penalty shootout final defeat to Chelsea.
Here's the list of players who lost Champions League finals in their hometown:
Players who have lost a hometown Champions League/European Cup final
|Player||Place of birth||Venue||Year||Team||Opponent||Score|
|Robert Jonquet||Paris||Parc des Princes||1956||Stade Reims||Real Madrid||4-3|
|Odoacre Chierico||Rome||Stadio Olimpico||1984||Roma||Liverpool||1-1 (pens)|
|Bruno Conti||Rome||Stadio Olimpico||1984||Roma||Liverpool||1-1 (pens)|
|Francesco Graziani||Rome||Stadio Olimpico||1984||Roma||Liverpool||1-1 (pens)|
|Angel Pedraza||La Rinconada||Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium (Sevilla)||1986||Barcelona||Steaua Bucharest||0-0 (pens)|
|Thierry Henry||Les Ulis||Stade de France||2006||Arsenal||Barcelona||2-1|
|Rio Ferdinand||Peckham||Wembley||2011||Man Utd||Barcelona||3-1|
|Chris Smalling||Greenwich||Wembley||2011||Man Utd||Barcelona||3-1|
|Philipp Lahm||Munich||Allianz Arena||2012||Bayern Munich||Chelsea||1-1 (pens)|
|Diego Contento||Munich||Allianz Arena||2012||Bayern Munich||Chelsea||1-1 (pens|