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Map of UEFA countries, stages reached by teams on the UEFA Champions League and European Cup.
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This page details statistics of the European Cup and Champions League. Unless notified these statistics concern all seasons since inception of the European Cup in the 1955–56 season, including qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League as per "Competition facts";[1] all goals scored before league phase(s) count as "qualifying goals".

Contents

General performances

By club

A total of 22 clubs have won the tournament since its 1955 inception, with Real Madrid being the only team to win it thirteen times, including the first five. Only two other clubs have reached ten or more finals: Milan and Bayern Munich. A total of 12 clubs have won the tournament multiple times: the three forementioned clubs, along with Liverpool, Ajax, Barcelona, Internazionale, Manchester United, Benfica, Nottingham Forest, Juventus, and Porto. A total of 17 clubs have reached the final without ever managing to win the tournament.

Clubs from ten different countries have provided tournament winners. Spanish clubs have been the most successful, winning a total of 17. Italy and England are joint-second with 12, while the other multiple-time winners are Germany with seven, Netherlands with six, and Portugal with four. The only other countries to provide a tournament winner are Scotland, Romania, Yugoslavia, and France. Greece, Belgium and Sweden have all provided losing finalists.

Clubs from a total of 35 European cities have participated in the tournament final. Clubs from 21 cities have provided winners, with the clear city leaders being Madrid (winning twelve) and Milan (winning ten); though both Milan and Internazionale have helped the city of Milan be successful, only Real Madrid have won it for the city of Madrid, with Atlético Madrid losing all three of their finals (albeit two of these were against city rivals Real Madrid, therefore by the time of these two finals, a win for the city of Madrid was guaranteed).

Performance in the European Cup and UEFA Champions League by club
Club
Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
Spain Real Madrid 13 3 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 1962, 1964, 1981
Italy Milan 7 4 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007 1958, 1993, 1995, 2005
Germany Bayern Munich 5 5 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013 1982, 1987, 1999, 2010, 2012
England Liverpool 5 3 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005 1985, 2007, 2018
Spain Barcelona 5 3 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015 1961, 1986, 1994
Netherlands Ajax 4 2 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995 1969, 1996
Italy Internazionale 3 2 1964, 1965, 2010 1967, 1972
England Manchester United 3 2 1968, 1999, 2008 2009, 2011
Italy Juventus 2 7 1985, 1996 1973, 1983, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2015, 2017
Portugal Benfica 2 5 1961, 1962 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, 1990
England Nottingham Forest 2 0 1979, 1980
Portugal Porto 2 0 1987, 2004
Scotland Celtic 1 1 1967 1970
Germany Hamburg 1 1 1983 1980
Romania Steaua București 1 1 1986 1989
France Marseille 1 1 1993 1991
Germany Borussia Dortmund 1 1 1997 2013
England Chelsea 1 1 2012 2008
Netherlands Feyenoord 1 0 1970
England Aston Villa 1 0 1982
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 0 1988
Serbia Red Star Belgrade 1 0 1991
Spain Atlético Madrid 0 3 1974, 2014, 2016
France Reims 0 2 1956, 1959
Spain Valencia 0 2 2000, 2001
Italy Fiorentina 0 1 1957
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 0 1 1960
Serbia Partizan 0 1 1966
Greece Panathinaikos 0 1 1971
England Leeds United 0 1 1975
France Saint-Étienne 0 1 1976
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0 1 1977
Belgium Club Brugge 0 1 1978
Sweden Malmö FF 0 1 1979
Italy Roma 0 1 1984
Italy Sampdoria 0 1 1992
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0 1 2002
France Monaco 0 1 2004
England Arsenal 0 1 2006


By nation

As of 2017–18 season
Country Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Runners-up
 Spain 18 11 Real Madrid (13), Barcelona (5) Atlético Madrid (3), Barcelona (3), Real Madrid (3), Valencia (2)
 Italy 12 16 Milan (7), Internazionale (3), Juventus (2) Juventus (7), Milan (4), Internazionale (2), Fiorentina (1), Roma (1), Sampdoria (1)
 England 12 8 Liverpool (5), Manchester United (3), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (1), Chelsea (1) Liverpool (3), Manchester United (2), Arsenal (1), Chelsea (1), Leeds United (1)
 Germany 7 10 Bayern Munich (5), Hamburg (1), Borussia Dortmund (1) Bayern Munich (5), Bayer Leverkusen (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Borussia Mönchengladbach (1), Eintracht Frankfurt (1), Hamburg (1)
 Netherlands 6 2 Ajax (4), Feyenoord (1), PSV Eindhoven (1) Ajax (2)
 Portugal 4 5 Benfica (2), Porto (2) Benfica (5)
 France 1 5 Marseille (1) Reims (2), Monaco (1), Marseille (1), Saint-Étienne (1)
 Serbia 1 1 Red Star Belgrade (1) Partizan (1)
 Romania 1 1 Steaua București (1) Steaua București (1)
 Scotland 1 1 Celtic (1) Celtic (1)
 Greece 0 1 &
Panathinaikos (1)
 Belgium 0 1 &
Club Brugge (1)
 Sweden 0 1 &
Malmö FF (1)

By city

As of 2017–18 season[2][3]
City Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Runners-up
Spain Madrid 13 6 Real Madrid (13) Real Madrid (3), Atlético Madrid (3)
Italy Milan 10 6 Milan (7), Internazionale (3) Milan (4), Internazionale (2)
Germany Munich 5 5 Bayern Munich (5) Bayern Munich (5)
Spain Barcelona 5 3 Barcelona (5) Barcelona (3)
England Liverpool 5 2 Liverpool (5) Liverpool (3)
Netherlands Amsterdam 4 2 Ajax (4) Ajax (2)
England Manchester 3 2 Manchester United (3) Manchester United (2)
Italy Turin 2 7 Juventus (2) Juventus (7)
Portugal Lisbon 2 5 Benfica (2) Benfica (5)
England Nottingham 2 0 Nottingham Forest (2)
Portugal Porto 2 0 Porto (2)
England London 1 2 Chelsea (1) Arsenal (1), Chelsea (1)
Scotland Glasgow 1 1 Celtic (1) Celtic (1)
Germany Hamburg 1 1 Hamburg (1) Hamburg (1)
Romania Bucharest 1 1 Steaua București (1) Steaua București (1)
Serbia Belgrade 1 1 Red Star Belgrade (1) Partizan (1)
France Marseille 1 1 Marseille (1) Marseille (1)
Germany Dortmund 1 1 Borussia Dortmund (1) Borussia Dortmund (1)
Netherlands Rotterdam 1 0 Feyenoord (1)
England Birmingham 1 0 Aston Villa (1)
Netherlands Eindhoven 1 0 PSV Eindhoven (1)
France Reims 0 2 Stade de Reims (2)
Spain Valencia 0 2 Valencia (2)
Italy Florence 0 1 Fiorentina (1)
Germany Frankfurt 0 1 Eintracht Frankfurt (1)
Greece Athens 0 1 Panathinaikos (1)
England Leeds 0 1 Leeds United (1)
France Saint-Étienne 0 1 Saint-Étienne (1)
Germany Mönchengladbach 0 1 Borussia Mönchengladbach (1)
Belgium Bruges 0 1 Club Brugge (1)
Sweden Malmö 0 1 Malmö FF (1)
Italy Rome 0 1 Roma (1)
Italy Genoa 0 1 Sampdoria (1)
Germany Leverkusen 0 1 Bayer Leverkusen (1)
Monaco Monaco 0 1 Monaco (1)

All-time top 25 European Champion Clubs' Cup and Champions League rankings

As of 28 May 2018[4]
Rank Club Years Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts FW F SF QF
1 Spain Real Madrid 48 423 254 74 95 942 458 +484 582 13 16 29 36
2 Germany Bayern Munich 34 333 191 69 73 665 334 +331 451 5 10 19 30
3 Spain Barcelona 28 298 175 67 56 594 288 +306 417 5 8 16 22
4 England Manchester United 27 269 150 65 54 496 253 +243 365 3 5 12 18
5 Italy Juventus 32 261 130 67 64 413 255 +158 327 2 9 12 18
6 Italy Milan 28 249 125 64 60 416 231 +185 314 7 11 13 17
7 Portugal Benfica 37 242 108 55 79 393 274 +119 271 2 7 8 17
8 England Liverpool 22 196 109 45 42 369 172 +197 263 5 8 10 14
9 Portugal Porto 32 233 103 56 74 341 258 +83 262 2 2 3 9
10 England Arsenal 21 201 101 43 57 332 218 +114 245 0 1 2 7
11 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 34 227 96 49 82 326 275 +51 241 0 0 3 8
12 Netherlands Ajax 34 199 87 53 59 302 224 +78 227 4 6 8 12
13 Scotland Celtic 32 200 93 33 74 297 239 +58 219 1 2 4 7
14 Italy Internazionale 19 166 82 44 40 239 161 +78 208 3 5 8 12
15 England Chelsea 15 160 80 46 34 274 142 +132 206 1 2 7 9
16 Belgium Anderlecht 34 200 70 44 86 282 320 -38 184 0 0 2 7
17 Scotland Rangers 30 161 62 40 59 232 218 +14 164 0 0 1 4
18 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 26 167 61 39 67 215 205 +10 161 1 1 3 7
19 Spain Atlético Madrid 13 119 60 32 27 181 104 +77 152 0 3 6 9
20 Turkey Galatasaray 24 163 56 40 67 207 250 -43 152 0 0 1 5
21 Germany Borussia Dortmund 16 130 62 26 42 227 166 +61 150 1 2 4 8
22 France Lyon 16 130 60 29 41 205 148 +57 149 0 0 1 4
23 Romania FCSB 26 145 52 41 52 203 204 -1 145 1 2 3 3
24 Greece Panathinaikos 28 157 49 45 63 182 214 -32 143 0 1 3 4
25 Greece Olympiacos 31 160 56 30 74 191 250 -59 142 0 0 0 1

Number of participating clubs of the Champions League era

A total of 137 clubs from 33 national associations have played in or qualified for the Champions League group stage.

Nation # Clubs Years
Spain Spain (13)
23
Barcelona 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
23
Real Madrid 1995–96, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
11
Valencia 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2015–16, 2018–19
9
Atlético Madrid 1996–97, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
5
Deportivo La Coruña 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05
5
Sevilla 2007–08, 2009–10, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
3
Villarreal 2005–06, 2008–09, 2011–12
2
Real Sociedad 2003–04, 2013–14
2
Athletic Bilbao 1998–99, 2014–15
1
Mallorca 2001–02
1
Celta Vigo 2003–04
1
Real Betis 2005–06
1
Málaga 2012–13
Germany Germany (13)
22
Bayern Munich 1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
13
Borussia Dortmund 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
11
Bayer Leverkusen 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
8
Schalke 04 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2018–19
7
Werder Bremen 1993–94, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11
3
VfB Stuttgart 2003–04, 2007–08, 2009–10
2
Hamburger SV 2000–01, 2006–07
2
VfL Wolfsburg 2009–10, 2015–16
2
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2015–16, 2016–17
1
Kaiserslautern 1998–99
1
Hertha BSC 1999–2000
1
RB Leipzig 2017–18
1
1899 Hoffenheim 2018–19
England England (10)
22
Manchester United 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
19
Arsenal 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
15
Chelsea 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18
11
Liverpool 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2017–18, 2018–19
8
Manchester City 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
4
Tottenham Hotspur 2010–11, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
2
Newcastle United 1997–98, 2002–03
1
Blackburn Rovers 1995–96
1
Leeds United 2000–01
1
Leicester City 2016–17
France France (10)
15
Lyon 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19
11
Paris Saint-Germain 1994–95, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2004–05, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
9
Marseille 1992–93, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14
9
Monaco 1993–94, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
5
Lille 2001–02, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2012–13
4
Bordeaux 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
3
Auxerre 1996–97, 2002–03, 2010–11
2
Nantes 1995–96, 2001–02
2
Lens 1998–99, 2002–03
1
Montpellier 2012–13
Italy Italy (9)
19
Juventus 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
17
Milan 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
12
Internazionale 1998–99, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2018–19
11
Roma 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
5
Lazio 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2007–08
5
Napoli 2011–12, 2013–14, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
3
Fiorentina 1999–2000, 2008–09, 2009–10
1
Parma 1997–98
1
Udinese 2005–06
Netherlands Netherlands (7)
15
PSV Eindhoven 1992–93, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2015–16, 2016–17
13
Ajax 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
5
Feyenoord 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2017–18
1
Willem II 1999–2000
1
Heerenveen 2000–01
1
AZ 2009–10
1
Twente 2010–11
Russia Russia (6)
12
Spartak Moscow 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2017–18
12
CSKA Moscow 1992–93, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
6
Zenit Saint Petersburg 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
4
Lokomotiv Moscow 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2018–19
2
Rubin Kazan 2009–10, 2010–11
1
Rostov 2016–17
Belgium Belgium (6)
12
Anderlecht 1993–94, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2017–18
6
Club Brugge 1992–93, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2016–17, 2018–19
2
Genk 2002–03, 2011–12
1
Lierse 1997–98
1
Standard Liège 2009–10
1
Gent 2015–16
Portugal Portugal (5)
23
Porto 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
13
Benfica 1994–95, 1998–99, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
8
Sporting CP 1997–98, 2000–01, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18
2
Boavista 1999–2000, 2001–02
2
Braga 2010–11, 2012–13
Turkey Turkey (5)
15
Galatasaray 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2018–19
7
Beşiktaş 1997–98, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2016–17, 2017–18
6
Fenerbahçe 1996–97, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09
1
Bursaspor 2010–11
1
Trabzonspor 2011–12
Romania Romania (4)
7
FCSB 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2013–14
3
CFR Cluj 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
1
Unirea Urziceni 2009–10
1
Oțelul Galați 2011–12
Switzerland Switzerland (4)
8
Basel 2002–03, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18
2
Grasshopper 1995–96, 1996–97
1
Thun 2005–06
1
Zürich 2009–10
Sweden Sweden (4)
4
IFK Göteborg 1992–93, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98
2
Malmö FF 2014–15, 2015–16
1
AIK 1999–2000
1
Helsingborg 2000–01
Denmark Denmark (4)
4
Copenhagen 2006–07, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2016–17
2
AaB 1995–96, 2008–09
1
Brøndby 1998–99
1
Nordsjælland 2012–13
Austria Austria (4)
3
Sturm Graz 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01
2
Rapid Wien 1996–97, 2005–06
1
Salzburg 1994–95
1
Austria Wien 2013–14
Greece Greece (3)
18
Olympiacos 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18
9
Panathinaikos 1995–96, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11
4
AEK Athens 1994–95, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07
Czech Republic Czech Republic (3)
7
Sparta Prague 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06
3
Viktoria Plzeň 2011–12, 2013–14, 2018–19
1
Slavia Prague 2007–08
Israel Israel (3)
2
Maccabi Haifa 2002–03, 2009–10
2
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2004–05, 2015–16
1
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2010–11
Slovakia Slovakia (3)
1
Košice 1997–98
1
Petržalka 2005–06
1
Žilina 2010–11
Ukraine Ukraine (2)
16
Dynamo Kyiv 1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2015–16, 2016–17
13
Shakhtar Donetsk 2000–01, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
Scotland Scotland (2)
10
Rangers 1992–93, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11
10
Celtic 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–17, 2017–18
Norway Norway (2)
11
Rosenborg 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08
1
Molde 1999–2000
Croatia Croatia (2)
6
Dinamo Zagreb 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2015–16, 2016–17
1
Hajduk Split 1994–95
Cyprus Cyprus (2)
4
APOEL 2009–10, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2017–18
1
Anorthosis 2008–09
Poland Poland (2)
2
Legia Warsaw 1995–96, 2016–17
1
Widzew Łódź 1996–97
Bulgaria Bulgaria (2)
2
Ludogorets Razgrad 2014–15, 2016–17
1
Levski Sofia 2006–07
Hungary Hungary (2)
1
Ferencváros 1995–96
1
Debrecen 2009–10
Belarus Belarus (1)
5
BATE Borisov 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16
Slovenia Slovenia (1)
3
Maribor 1999–2000, 2014–15, 2017–18
Serbia Serbia (1)
2
Partizan 2003–04, 2010–11
Finland Finland (1)
1
HJK 1998–99
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (1)
1
Astana 2015–16
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (1)
1
Qarabağ 2017–18

Team in Bold: qualified for the knockout phase.

European Cup group stage participants
only one season was played in that format

1991–92:

Red Star Belgrade and Sampdoria are the only sides to have played in 1991–92 European Cup group stage, but to have not played in the Champions League group stage.

Clubs

Performance review (from 1992–93)

By semi-final appearances (European Cup and UEFA Champions League)

Team No. Years
Spain Real Madrid 29 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Germany Bayern Munich 19 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Spain Barcelona 16 1960, 1961, 1975, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
Italy Milan 13 1956, 1958, 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
England Manchester United 12 1957, 1958, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Italy Juventus 12 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2015, 2017
England Liverpool 10 1965, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2018
Portugal Benfica 8 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1972, 1988, 1990
Italy Internazionale 8 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1981, 2003, 2010
Netherlands Ajax 8 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1995, 1996, 1997
England Chelsea 7 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
Spain Atlético Madrid 6 1959, 1971, 1974, 2014, 2016, 2017
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 4 1957, 1971, 1991, 1992
Germany Borussia Dortmund 4 1964, 1997, 1998, 2013
Scotland Celtic 4 1967, 1970, 1972, 1974
France Monaco 4 1994, 1998, 2004, 2017
West Germany Hamburg 3 1961, 1980, 1983
England Leeds United 3 1970, 1975, 2001
Greece Panathinaikos 3 1971, 1985, 1996
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 3 1976, 1988, 2005
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 3 1977, 1987, 1999
Romania Steaua București 3 1986, 1988, 1989
Portugal Porto 3 1987, 1994, 2004
France Marseille 3 1990, 1991, 1993
France Reims 2 1956, 1959
Scotland Rangers 2 1960, 1993
Netherlands Feyenoord 2 1963, 1970
Switzerland Zürich 2 1964, 1977
Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 2 1967, 1982
France Saint-Étienne 2 1975, 1976
West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 1977, 1978
England Nottingham Forest 2 1979, 1980
Belgium Anderlecht 2 1982, 1986
Sweden IFK Göteborg 2 1986, 1993
Spain Valencia 2 2000, 2001
England Arsenal 2 2006, 2009
Italy Roma 2 1984, 2018
Scotland Hibernian 1 1956
Italy Fiorentina 1 1957
Hungary Vasas 1 1958
Switzerland Young Boys 1 1959
West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 1 1960
Austria Rapid Wien 1 1961
Belgium Standard Liège 1 1962
England Tottenham Hotspur 1 1962
Scotland Dundee 1 1963
Hungary Győri ETO 1 1965
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 1 1966
Czechoslovakia Dukla Praha 1 1967
Czechoslovakia Spartak Trnava 1 1969
Poland Legia Warsaw 1 1970
England Derby County 1 1973
Hungary Újpest 1 1974
Belgium Club Brugge 1 1978
Austria Austria Wien 1 1979
West Germany Köln 1 1979
Sweden Malmö FF 1 1979
England Aston Villa 1 1982
Spain Real Sociedad 1 1983
Poland Widzew Łódź 1 1983
Romania Dinamo București 1 1984
Scotland Dundee United 1 1984
France Bordeaux 1 1985
Turkey Galatasaray 1 1989
Soviet Union Spartak Moscow 1 1991
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 1 1992
Italy Sampdoria 1 1992
France Paris Saint-Germain 1 1995
France Nantes 1 1996
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1 2002
Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1 2004
Spain Villarreal 1 2006
France Lyon 1 2010
Germany Schalke 04 1 2011
England Manchester City 1 2016
Team in Bold: Finalist team in season

Note: In the 1992 and 1993 seasons there were no semi-finals as the finalists qualified via a group stage. The winners (Sampdoria and Barcelona in 1992, Marseille and Milan in 1993) and runners-up (Red Star Belgrade and Sparta Prague in 1992, Rangers and IFK Göteborg in 1993) of the two groups are marked as semi-finalists in the table.

Presidents records

Jaap van Praag and Michael van Praag are the first father and son to have won the competition during the presidency of the same team, Ajax. This team won the Champions League in different periods with these presidents, in 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73 and 1994–95.

Angelo Moratti and Massimo Moratti are the second father and son to have won the competition during the presidency of the same team, Internazionale. This team won the Champions League in different periods with these presidents, in 1963–64, 1964–65 and 2009–10.

Unbeaten sides

Final success rate

Statue of Brian Clough, Nottingham Forest manager in 1979 and 1980

Consecutive appearances

Winning other trophies

Three silver trophies on blue plinths in a glass display case.
Manchester United won a treble in 1999: the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup (left to right); the English club also won the 1999 Intercontinental Cup.

See also Treble (association football) and Tuples in association football.

Although not an officially recognised achievement, seven clubs have achieved the distinction of winning the Champions League or European Cup, their domestic championship, and their primary domestic cup competition in the same season, known colloquially as "the treble":

Liverpool in 1984 won the English First Division and the European Cup. However, this 'treble' included the Football League Cup rather than the FA Cup.

Bayern Munich in 2001 won the Bundesliga and the Champions League. However, this 'treble' included the DFB-Ligapokal rather than the DFB-Pokal.

In addition to this treble, several of these clubs went on to win further cups. However, most of these cups were technically won the following year following the conclusion of regular domestic or international leagues the year before. Also, several domestic cups may not have been extant at the time that equivalent cups were won by clubs of other nations, and in some cases they remain so. Furthermore, there is much variance in the regard with which several cups are taken both over time and between nations. Regardless, the following clubs all won competitions further to the treble mentioned above:

Juventus, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United are also the only teams to have won the three major UEFA official Cups, namely UEFA Champions League/European Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and UEFA Cup/Europa League.[5]

Juventus was the first club in association football history—and remain the only one at present—to have won all official continental tournaments and the world champions title.[5][6][7][8]

Chelsea became the first club to hold the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League trophies simultaneously by winning 2011–12 UEFA Champions League and 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.[9]

Biggest wins

Biggest two leg wins

Deciding drawn ties

Play-offs

Coin toss

  • The first coin toss was in 1957–58, with Wismut Karl Marx Stadt beating Gwardia Warsaw after the play-off was abandoned after 100 minutes due to floodlight power failure.
  • Zürich won a coin toss against Galatasaray in 1963–64 after their play-off match ended 2–2. This was the first time this rule was used for a tie played to completion.
  • The last season using a coin toss was 1969–70, with Galatasaray beating Spartak Trnava and Celtic beating Benfica, both in the second round. Celtic later progressed to the final.
  • A total of 7 European Cup ties were decided by a coin toss, Galatasaray being the only team to be involved twice, with one win and one loss.

Away goals

  • The away goals rule was introduced in 1967–68, with Valur beating Jeunesse Esch 4–4 (1–1, 3–3) and Benfica beating Glentoran 1–1 (1–1, 0–0), both in the first round. Benfica later progressed to the final.
  • In 2002–03, Milan and Internazionale met in the semi-final. Sharing the same stadium (Giuseppe Meazza), they played 0–0 in the first tie and 1–1 in the second. However, Milan were the designated away side in the latter, and so became the only team to win on "away" goals without having scored a goal away from their own stadium. They later went on to win the final against Juventus.
  • Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are the only teams to have advanced on the away goals rule after extra time. In the semi-final against Bayern Munich in 1989–90, Milan won 1–0 at home and was 0–1 down after 90 minutes in the second leg. Both teams scored one goal each in the extra time, giving Milan the victory on away goals. They later went on to win the final against Benfica. In the round of 16 against Chelsea in 2014–15, PSG drew 1–1 at home and away. Both teams scored one goal each in extra time, giving PSG the victory on away goals.

Penalty shootout

Alan Kennedy scored the decisive penalty kick in 1984.

Extra time

Most goals in a match

Highest scoring draws

Not winning the domestic league

  • Nottingham Forest is the only club to have won the European Cup more times (twice) than they have won their domestic league (once). Forest won the English League in 1978 before winning the European Cup in 1979 and defending it in 1980. Nottingham Forest are also the only previous winners of the European Cup to be later relegated to the third tier of their national league (in 2005).
  • The competition format was changed in 1997–98 to allow teams that were not champions of their domestic league to compete in the competition. Since then there have been European Champions who had not been domestic champions. Notable instances include the following
    • Manchester United's treble-winners of 1999 were the first winners of the tournament to have won neither their domestic title nor the European Cup/Champions League the previous season. Since then, Real Madrid (2000, 2014, 2016), Milan (2003 and 2007), Liverpool (2005), Barcelona (2009 and 2015), and Chelsea (2012) have achieved this feat.
    • Liverpool's 2005 triumph came 15 years after their previous domestic league title (1990). That was the longest time any Champions League winner had gone since previously winning their league. Prior to this, the longest time period for any winner was Milan, whose victory in 2003 had come four years since their last Serie A win.
  • Bayer Leverkusen (in 2002) is the only club to play in the final having never won their domestic league.

Comebacks

Zinedine Zidane and Juventus drew their first five games in 1998–99.

Defence

Jens Lehmann in Arsenal colours, 2007
Manuel Almunia in Arsenal regalia, 2007
Arsenal goalkeepers Jens Lehmann and Manuel Almunia racked up ten consecutive clean sheets en route to the 2006 Final.
  • Arsenal hold the record for the most consecutive clean sheets with ten in 2005–06. They went without conceding a goal for 995 minutes between September 2005 and May 2006.[14] The run started after Markus Rosenberg's goal for Ajax after 71 minutes on matchday two of the group stage, continued with four group stage games and six games in the knockout rounds, and ended with Samuel Eto'o's goal for Barcelona after 76 minutes in the final. The 995 minutes were split between two goalkeepers, Jens Lehmann with 648 and Manuel Almunia with 347 minutes.
  • Manchester United hold the record for the longest run without conceding from the start of a campaign, with 481 minutes in 2010–11. The run ended with Pablo Hernández's goal for Valencia after 32 minutes on matchday six of the group stage.
  • Manchester United in 2010–11 is the only team to play six away games in a single Champions League season without conceding a goal

Defending the trophy

A total of 63 tournaments have been played, 37 in the European Cup era (1955–56 to 1991–92) and 26 in the Champions League era (1992–93 to 2017–18). 15 of the 62 attempts to defend the trophy (24.19%) have been successful, split between 8 teams. These are:

Between the two eras of this competition, this breaks down as:

  • Of the 37 attempts in European Cup era: 13 successful (35.1%)
  • Of the 26 attempts in the Champions League era: 2 successful (7.69%)

The only team to successfully defend the trophy in the Champions League era is Real Madrid (twice), who won in 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18.

The teams closest to defending the trophy in the Champions League era but who were unsuccessful, all making it to the final:

Of the 22 teams that have won the trophy, 14 have never defended it. Only four of these have won the trophy more than once, and so have had more than one attempt to do so. These are:

During the Champions League era, only one title holder has failed to qualify from the group stage:

Nationalities

Countries

Cities

Specific group stage records

6 wins

Frank Rijkaard and Milan won all six group stage matches in 1992–93.

Five clubs have won all their games in a group stage. Real Madrid are the first and only club to achieve this feat twice in 2011–12 and 2014–15.

6 draws

Only one club has drawn all their games in a group stage:

6 losses

In the history of the Champions League, the following clubs have lost all 6 group stage matches:

  • Košice (1997–98) ended the group stage losing all 6 matches with a goal difference of –11. They conceded 13 goals, scoring only twice.
  • Fenerbahçe (2001–02) lost all 6 group stage matches with a goal difference of –9. They conceded 12 goals and scored only 3.
  • Spartak Moscow (2002–03) have the second worst goal difference in a Champions League group stage with –17. They lost all 6 matches, conceding 18 goals and scoring just once.
  • Bayer Leverkusen (2002–03, second group stage) lost all 6 matches, scoring 5 and conceding 15. This was the only time that a club lost all matches in the second group stage. It was also the first time that two clubs lost six group stage matches in the same season.
  • Anderlecht (2004–05) lost all 6 of their group stage matches. They conceded 17 goals and scored just 4, with a goal difference of –13.
  • Rapid Wien (2005–06) ended the group stage losing all 6 games. They conceded 15 goals and scored only 3, with a goal difference of –12.
  • Levski Sofia (2006–07) finished their only appearance in the group stage conceding 17 goals and scoring just one, ending with a goal difference of –16.
  • Dynamo Kyiv (2007–08) ended the group stage also losing all 6 games. They conceded 19 goals, scoring only 4, ending with a goal difference of –15.
  • Maccabi Haifa (2009–10) is the first club to have lost all their group stage matches without scoring a goal. They did this finishing only their second appearance in the competition with 0 points after losing to Bayern Munich 3–0 in the first group game and then losing 5 consecutive games 1–0, ending the group stage with a goal difference of –8. In their first Champions League appearance in 2002–03, the team scored 12 goals. Deportivo La Coruña is another club that scored no goals in the group stage (in 2004–05), but they collected 2 points by twice drawing 0–0.
  • Debrecen (2009–10) finished the group stage with 0 points and a goal difference of –14. They conceded 19 goals, scoring just 5.
  • Partizan (2010–11) lost all six group stage matches. They conceded 13 goals while scoring only 2, finishing with a goal difference of –11.
  • MŠK Žilina (2010–11) also finished the group stage with 0 points and a goal difference of –16, scoring 3 and conceding 19. This was the second consecutive season that two different clubs had lost all six group stage matches.
  • Dinamo Zagreb (2011–12) lost all six group stage matches, setting new records for worst goal difference (–19) and most goals conceded (22), scoring 3.
  • Villarreal (2011–12) also finished with 0 points and goal difference of –12, scoring 2 and conceding 14.
  • Oțelul Galați (2011–12) as well finished with 0 points and goal difference of –8, scoring 3 and conceding 11. That became the first season in which three separate teams had lost all six group stage matches, and a third consecutive season in which at least two teams finished with 0 points.
  • Marseille (2013–14) finished with 0 points, scoring 5 and conceding 14 goals for a goal difference of –9.
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv (2015–16) finished with 0 points, scoring 1 and conceding 16 goals for a goal difference of –15. Maccabi's only goal came from a penalty.
  • Club Brugge (2016–17) finished with 0 points, scoring 2 and conceding 14 goals for a goal difference of –12.
  • Dinamo Zagreb (2016–17) is the second club to have lost all their group stage matches without scoring a goal. They finished their group stage matches with conceding 15 goals and a goal difference of –15. They are also the first team to have finished the group stage with 0 points twice, the first time being in the 2011–12 season.
  • Benfica (2017–18) finished with 0 points, scoring just once and conceding 14 goals for a goal difference of –13.

Two goals in each match

Four teams have managed to score at least two goals in each match of the group stage:

Advancing past the group stage

  • Real Madrid hold the record of the most consecutive seasons in advancing past the group stage with 21 from 1997–98 to 2017–18. The first seven seasons (1997–98 to 2003–04) they qualified for at least the quarter-final each year, winning the tournament three times. After this followed six consecutive seasons (2004–05 to 2009–10) losing the first round (round of 16) after the group stage. Ever since then, Real Madrid have made it to the semi-finals for seven consecutive seasons (2010–11 to 2016–17), winning the tournament three times.
  • Barcelona set a record of finishing top of their group with 11 consecutive seasons from 2007–08 to 2017–18.
  • In 2012–13, Chelsea became the first title holder not to qualify from the following year's group stage.
  • Monaco scored the fewest goals (4) to earn 11 points in the group stage in 2014–15. Villarreal won a group with the fewest goals scored (3) in 2005–06 resulting in 2 wins.

Biggest disparity between group winner and runner-up

Luis Enrique and Barcelona won group H by 11 points in 2002–03.

The biggest points difference between the first- and second-placed teams in a Champions League group phase is 11 points, achieved by three teams:

Most points achieved, yet knocked out

Most points achieved in the group stage, not winning the group

Fewest points achieved, yet advanced

Knocked out on tiebreakers

Several teams have been knocked out on a tiebreaker, most on the head-to-head criteria:

Knocked out on 3 points for a win rule

1995–96 was the first tournament in which three points were awarded for a win instead of two. The following teams were knocked out from the group stage, but would have advanced following the old rule:

Qualifying from first qualifying round

Since the addition of a third qualifying round in 1999–2000, four teams have negotiated all three rounds of qualification and reached the Champions League group phase:

Winning after playing in a qualifying round

Pep Guardiola coached Barcelona to victory through qualification in 2009.

Four teams have managed to win the tournament from the third qualification round:

Consecutive goalscoring

Real Madrid hold the record of consecutive goalscoring in the Champions League matches. They have scored at least one goal in 34 consecutive games. The run started with a 1–1 draw against Barcelona in the second leg of the semi-final of the 2010–11 season. This continued with all 12 matches of both the 2011–12 season and 2012–13 season, and continued into the 2013–14 season for nine games (six group stage games, both legs of the round of 16 and the first leg of the quarter-finals), with the run finally coming to an end in a 2–0 away loss in the quarter-finals second leg against Borussia Dortmund on 8 April 2014.

Consecutive home wins

Bayern Munich hold the record with 16 consecutive home wins in the Champions League. Bayern Munich record streak started by winning against Manchester City 1–0 on 17 September 2014. The run has reached the 16th win by beating Arsenal 5–1 on 15 February 2017, The run ended after a home defeat to Real Madrid 1–2 on 12 April 2017.[16]

Consecutive away wins

Bayern Munich equaled the record of Ajax (1995–1997) for consecutive away wins in the Champions League having won 7 consecutive away games. The run began with a 3–1 win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the first leg of the 2012–13 round of 16, and continued through to the final, with wins against Juventus (2–0) at the Juventus Stadium and against Barcelona (3–0) at the Camp Nou. In the 2013–14 season the streak continued with group stage wins over Manchester City (3–1) at the City of Manchester Stadium, Viktoria Plzeň (1–0) and CSKA Moscow (3–1). The record equaling seventh win was achieved when they again defeated Arsenal 2–0 at the Emirates Stadium in the round of 16 first leg on 19 February 2014. Their run ended with a 1–1 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United in the first leg of the quarter-finals.[17]

Consecutive wins

Bayern Munich (2012–13, 2013–14) and Real Madrid (2013–14, 2014–15) hold the record of ten consecutive wins in the Champions League. Bayern Munich's run started on 2 April 2013 in the 2–0 win against Juventus in the first leg of the quarter-final of the 2012–13 season after losing 2–0 against Arsenal three weeks earlier. The run continued in the other three knockout matches and the final of the 2012–13 season. The run continued in the first five group stage matches of the 2013–14 season, but ended with the sixth in a 2–3 home defeat against Manchester City on 10 December 2013. Real Madrid's run started on 23 April 2014 in the 1–0 win against Bayern Munich in the first leg of semi-final of the 2013–14 season after losing 2–0 against Borussia Dortmund two weeks earlier in the second leg of the quarter-final. The run continued in the other leg of the semi-final, the final against Atlético Madrid, the six group stage matches of the 2014–15 season, and the first leg of round of 16 of the 2014–15 season, against Schalke 04.

Longest home undefeated run

The record for the longest unbeaten run at home stands at 29 games and is held by Bayern Munich. The run began with a 0–0 draw against Borussia Dortmund in 1997–98 and finished with a 2–1 win against Real Madrid in the first leg of the 2001–02 quarter-finals. The 29 game unbeaten run ended with a 2–3 loss to Deportivo La Coruña in the first group stage in 2002–03.[18]

Longest away undefeated run

The record for the longest away unbeaten run stands at 16 games and is held by Manchester United. The run began with a 1–0 win against Sporting CP in the 2007–08 group stage. It lasted until the 3–2 win against Milan at the San Siro in the first leg of the first knockout stage of 2009–10. The run ended with a 1–2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the first leg of the 2009–10 quarter-finals. During this run, Manchester United were beaten 2–0 by Barcelona in the 2009 final. This game, however, was at a neutral venue and as such is not classified as an away game.[18]

Longest undefeated run

The record for the longest unbeaten run stands at 25 games and is held by Manchester United. It began with a 1–0 away win against Sporting Clube de Portugal in their opening group stage game in 2007–08 and finished with a 3–1 away win against Arsenal in the second leg of the semi-final in 2008–09. The 25 game unbeaten streak ended with a 0–2 loss to Barcelona in the 2009 final.[18]

Most successive draws

AEK Athens holds the record of most consecutive draws: 7 draws starting from 17 September 2002 until 17 September 2003.[19]

Most successive defeats

Anderlecht holds the record of most consecutive defeats: 12 defeats starting from 10 December 2003 until 23 November 2005.[19]

Most successive games without a win

Steaua București holds the record of most successive games without a win: 23 matches starting from 26 September 2006 until 11 December 2013.[19]

Players

Appearances

Iker Casillas has made the most appearances in the competition.
As of 26 May 2018[20]

The table below does not include appearances made in the qualification stage of the competition.

Player Nation Appearances Years Clubs
1 Iker Casillas  Spain 167 1999– Real Madrid, Porto
2 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 153 2003– Manchester United, Real Madrid
3 Xavi  Spain 151 1998–2015 Barcelona
4 Raúl  Spain 142 1995–2011 Real Madrid, Schalke 04
5 Ryan Giggs  Wales 141 1993–2014 Manchester United
6 Andrés Iniesta  Spain 130 2002– Barcelona
7 Clarence Seedorf  Netherlands 125 1994–2012 Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale, Milan
Lionel Messi  Argentina 125 2005– Barcelona
9 Paul Scholes  England 124 1994–2013 Manchester United
10 Roberto Carlos  Brazil 120 1997–2007 Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe
Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden 120 2001–2018 Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United

Goalscoring

All-time top scorers

Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top goalscorer in the competition.
As of 26 May 2018[21]

The table below does not include goals scored in the qualification stage of the competition.

Player Country Goals Apps Ratio Years Clubs
1 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 120 153 0.78 2003– Manchester United, Real Madrid
2 Lionel Messi  Argentina 100 125 0.8 2005– Barcelona
3 Raúl  Spain 71 142 0.5 1995–2011 Real Madrid, Schalke 04
4 Ruud van Nistelrooy  Netherlands 56 73 0.77 1998–2009 PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid
Karim Benzema  France 56 104 0.54 2006– Lyon, Real Madrid
6 Thierry Henry  France 50 112 0.45 1997–2010 Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona
7 Alfredo Di Stéfano  Argentina 49 58 0.84 1955–1964 Real Madrid
8 Andriy Shevchenko  Ukraine 48 100 0.48 1994–2012 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea
Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden 48 120 0.4 2001–2018 Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United
10 Eusébio  Portugal 47 63 0.75 1961–1974 Benfica

Top scorers by seasons

Gerd Müller was the first player to become top scorer in four Champions League seasons.

Most goals in a single season

As of 26 May 2018[22]

Bold indicates ongoing season and active player in the season.

Rank Player Season Goals
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 2013–14 17
2 Cristiano Ronaldo 2015–16 16
3 Cristiano Ronaldo 2017–18 15
4 José Altafini 1962–63 14
Lionel Messi 2011–12
6 Ferenc Puskás 1959–60 12
Gerd Müller 1972–73
Ruud van Nistelrooy 2002–03
Lionel Messi 2010–11
Mario Gómez 2011–12
Cristiano Ronaldo 2012–13
Cristiano Ronaldo 2016–17

Hat-tricks

Four goals in a match

Ferenc Puskás scored four goals against Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1959–60 final.
Marco van Basten twice scored four goals in one match.
Ruud van Nistelrooy scored four goals against Sparta Prague in 2004–05.
Robert Lewandowski scored four goals for Borussia Dortmund against Real Madrid in the semi-finals in 2013.

The following players have scored four goals in one European Cup/UEFA Champions League match. Only Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski managed to do this from the quarter-final stage onwards and Ferenc Puskás is the only footballer to score four goals in a final (1960).

Five goals in a match

Luiz Adriano scored five goals in Shakhtar Donetsk's 7–0 win against BATE Borisov, including a record four goals in the first-half, in 2014–15.

The following players have managed to score five goals in one European Cup/UEFA Champions League match:

Oldest and youngest

Other goalscoring records

Roy Makaay scored the fastest ever Champions League goal.

Other records

First goal

Most wins

Paolo Maldini, winner of two European Cups and three Champions League titles with Milan appeared in eight finals.
Clarence Seedorf was the first player to win the tournament with three different teams.

Oldest and youngest

Penalties

Own goals

Goalkeeping

Assisting

Disciplinary

Captaincy

Trivia

Managers

All-time top coach appearances

Alex Ferguson has made the most appearances in the competition.
As of 10 April 2018[55]

The table below does not include the qualification stage of the competition.

Coach Country Apps Years Club(s)
1 Alex Ferguson  Scotland 190 1993–2013 Manchester United
2 Arsène Wenger  France 178 1988–2017 Monaco
Arsenal
3 Carlo Ancelotti  Italy 154 1997– Parma
Juventus
Milan
Chelsea
Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid
Bayern Munich
4 José Mourinho  Portugal 135 2002– Porto
Chelsea
Internazionale
Real Madrid
Manchester United
5 Mircea Lucescu  Romania 103 1998–2016 Internazionale
Galatasaray
Beşiktaş
Shakhtar Donetsk
Pep Guardiola  Spain 103 2008– Barcelona
Bayern Munich
Manchester City
7 Louis van Gaal  Netherlands 95 1994–2015 Ajax
Barcelona
Bayern Munich
Manchester United
Ottmar Hitzfeld  Germany 95 1995–2004 Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich
Rafael Benítez  Spain 95 2002–2015 Valencia
Liverpool
Internazionale
Chelsea
Napoli
Real Madrid
10 Fabio Capello  Italy 78 1992–2007 Milan
Roma
Juventus
Real Madrid

Final and winning records

Carlo Ancelotti is the only manager to hold the record of being a three-time champion and reaching four finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Winning other trophies

Vicente del Bosque is the only manager to win the Champions League, the FIFA World Cup and the European Championship.

Other records

  • Alex Ferguson holds the record of winning 114 European Cup and UEFA Champions League matches.[57]
  • Jupp Heynckes holds the record of most consecutive wins in the competition, twelve wins all with Bayern Munich. The winning run started on 2 April 2013 by beating Juventus 2–0 in the quarter-finals, then winning the second leg, two semi-finals against Barcelona and the 2013 final against Borussia Dortmund. After two group stage matches with Carlo Ancelotti in the 2017–18 season, Heynckes came out of retirement winning four group stage matches, two round of 16 matches, then he reached the twelfth successive win on 3 April 2018 by defeating Sevilla 2–1 in the first leg of quarter-finals, the run ended with a goalless draw against Sevilla on the second leg.[58]

See also

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External links

  • UEFA.com
  • Top Scorers - European Champions Cup/League at Euro.Futbal.org
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