15-15! This year’s Champions League is for Real Madrid’s No. 15

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Federico Valverde wears the jersey number 15 for Real Madrid, and the energetic midfielder is keen on winning the Champions League this season – which will be the 15th time the club will left the trophy.

For Valverde, it will be a special experience.

He said in a recent interview, as quoted by MSN: “[Shirt] number 15 is not so special. What would be special would be to win another Champions League with Madrid and it would be with the number I wear on my jersey.”

A Real Madrid fan nicknamed Chava has gone viral with a tweet about this Valverde quote.

“We have won Champions League so much that our players have no tangible reason to win it again. HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU WANT TO WIN THE 15TH UCL BECAUSE IT MATCHES YOUR JERSEY NUMBER,” Chava wrote, with the tweet getting over 45,000 likes and almost 6,000 retweets.

Indeed, Real Madrid have become serial Champions League winners over the years.