Which footballers have won two different league titles in the same season?
Players need to play a minimum of five matches to win the medal
In the world of football, winning titles is the ultimate achievement, but conquering different leagues in the same season is something only selected players have accomplished. The ability to adapt to new environments, tactics, and teammates is a testament to the talent and versatility of these players.
Remarkable individuals have showcased their relentlessness, skill, and adaptability as they navigated through the challenges of multiple leagues in one season. This highlights their individual brilliance and serves as an inspiration to aspiring footballers around the world.
For any player to be eligible for this criteria, he has to have made a minimum of five appearances. Three players have etched their names in football history by lifting two different league titles in the same season.
3. Daniel Amartey
During the 2015-16 season, the Ghanaian defensive midfielder started the first half of the season with the Danish side, FC Copenhagen. He made 15 appearances for the club in the Danish Superliga before he made a move to the Foxes (Leicester City) in January 2016.
The 2015-16 Leicester City campaign is known as one of the best underdog stories in football; they braved the odds to win the 2015-16 Premier League, title under Claudio Ranieri. Amartey made five appearances in the Premier League which made him eligible to grab the Premier League medal as well as the Danish Superliga medal after FC Copenhagen won the league in the same year.
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2. David Beckham
David Beckham, the legendary English midfielder, achieved a remarkable feat by securing medals in two different leagues in a single season. Beckham’s footballing journey took him from the glamour of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States to the prestigious stage of Ligue 1 in France.
Beckham’s adventure began in the 2012-13 season when he captained the LA Galaxy to success. His precise crosses, exceptional vision, and leadership skills propelled the Galaxy to victory, culminating in an MLS Cup triumph. However, Beckham’s ambitions and hunger for success pushed him further. In a move that captivated football enthusiasts around the globe, he joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in Ligue 1. Despite joining the club in the latter stages of the season, Beckham made an immediate impact. PSG secured the Ligue 1 title and handed Beckham one more medal to add to his already-won MLS Cup with LA Galaxy.
1. Joao Cancelo
Joao Cancelo, the Portuguese defender, began the 2022–23 season at Manchester City before leaving the club in January on a loan move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The defender featured in 17 Premier League games before his winter exit, which made him eligible for a medal.
He made 15 appearances in the Bundesliga this season with Bayern Munich and grew in influence as Bayern won the title on the final matchday. The Portuguese joined the elite company after grabbing two medals with different teams in the same European season. However, he is not the only one to achieve such a grand feat.
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