European Cup and UEFA Champions League records and statistics


European Cup and UEFA Champions League records and statistics
Map of UEFA countries, teams from which have reached the group stage of the UEFA Champions League
  UEFA member country that has been represented in the group stage
  UEFA member country that has not been represented in the group stage
  Not a UEFA member

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) counted as "qualifying goals".

Contents

General performances

By club

Club Won Runner-up Years won UEFA/CL Years runner-up
Spain Real Madrid
9
3
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002
3
1962, 1964, 1981
Italy Milan
7
4
1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007
3
1958, 1993, 1995, 2005
England Liverpool
5
2
1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005
1
1985, 2007
Germany Bayern Munich
4
4
1974, 1975, 1976, 2001
1
1982, 1987, 1999, 2010
Spain Barcelona
4
3
1992, 2006, 2009, 2011
3
1961, 1986, 1994
Netherlands Ajax
4
2
1971, 1972, 1973, 1995
1
1969, 1996
England Manchester United
3
2
1968, 1999, 2008
2
2009, 2011
Italy Internazionale
3
2
1964, 1965, 2010
1
1967, 1972
Italy Juventus
2
5
1985, 1996
1
1973, 1983, 1997, 1998, 2003
Portugal Benfica
2
5
1961, 1962
0
1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, 1990
Portugal Porto
2
0
1987, 2004
1
England Nottingham Forest
2
0
1979, 1980
0
France Marseille
1
1
1993
1
1991
Romania Steaua Bucureşti
1
1
1986
0
1989
Germany Hamburg
1
1
1983
0
1980
Scotland Celtic
1
1
1967
0
1970
Germany Borussia Dortmund
1
0
1997
1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
1
0
1991
0
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
1
0
1988
0
England Aston Villa
1
0
1982
0
Netherlands Feyenoord
1
0
1970
0
Spain Valencia
0
2
0
2000, 2001
France Stade de Reims
0
2
0
1956, 1959
England Chelsea
0
1
0
2008
England Arsenal
0
1
0
2006
France Monaco
0
1
0
2004
Germany Bayer Leverkusen
0
1
0
2002
Italy Sampdoria
0
1
0
1992
Italy Roma
0
1
0
1984
Sweden Malmö FF
0
1
0
1979
Belgium Club Brugge
0
1
0
1978
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
0
1
0
1977
France Saint-Étienne
0
1
0
1976
England Leeds United
0
1
0
1975
Spain Atlético Madrid
0
1
0
1974
Greece Panathinaikos
0
1
0
1971
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
0
1
0
1966
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
0
1
0
1960
Italy Fiorentina
0
1
0
1957
Bold = UEFA Champions League

By nation

Nation Winners Runners-up Wins per final Competitions entered Wins per entry Winning clubs Runners-up
Spain 13 9 59.1% 56 23.2% Real Madrid (9), Barcelona (4) Real Madrid (3), Barcelona (3), Valencia (2), Atlético Madrid (1)
Italy 12 14 46.2% 55 [nbn 1] 21.8% Milan (7), Internazionale (3), Juventus (2) Juventus (5), Milan (4), Internazionale (2), Fiorentina (1), Roma (1), Sampdoria (1)
England 11 7 61.1% 49 [nbn 2] 22.4% Liverpool (5), Manchester United (3), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (1) Liverpool (2), Manchester United (2) Leeds United (1), Arsenal (1), Chelsea (1)
Germany [nbn 3] 6 8 42.9% 56 10.7% Bayern Munich (4), Borussia Dortmund (1), Hamburg (1) Bayern Munich (4), Bayer Leverkusen (1), Borussia Mönchengladbach (1), Eintracht Frankfurt (1), Hamburg (1)
Netherlands 6 2 75% 55 [nbn 4] 10.9% Ajax (4), Feyenoord (1), PSV Eindhoven (1) Ajax (2)
Portugal 4 5 44.4% 56 7.1% Benfica (2), Porto (2) Benfica (5)
France 1 5 16.7% 56 1.8% Marseille (1) Stade de Reims (2), Marseille (1), Monaco (1) [nbn 5], Saint-Étienne (1)
Scotland 1 1 50% 56 1.8% Celtic (1) Celtic (1)
Romania 1 1 50% 55 [nbn 6] 1.8% Steaua Bucureşti (1) Steaua Bucureşti (1)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1 1 50% 38 [nbn 7] 2.6% Red Star Belgrade (1) Partizan (1)
Greece 0 1 0% 52 [nbn 8] 0% Panathinaikos (1)
Belgium 0 1 0% 56 0% Club Brugge (1)
Sweden 0 1 0% 56 0% Malmö FF (1)
  1. ^ 1973–74 Serie A champions Lazio were disqualified from the 1974–75 season.[2]
  2. ^ 1954–55 English First Division champions Chelsea were barred entry in the 1955–56 season by The Football League.[3] Due to the Heysel disaster all English clubs were barred entry to the European Cup from the 1985–86 season to the 1989–90 season inclusive and a further ban for Liverpool meant they could not compete in the 1990–91 season.[4] The 1957–58 season is included in the count despite the Munich air disaster.[5]
  3. ^ For the purposes of this table there is no distinction made between West Germany and post reunification Germany.
  4. ^ 1989–90 Eredivisie champions Ajax were disqualified from the 1990–91 season.[6]
  5. ^ Although Monaco are a self-described Monegasque football club, they qualify through the French leagues and thus the French flag is displayed.[7]
  6. ^ Romanian clubs did not enter the inaugural competition.
  7. ^ Although both Red Star Belgrade and Partizan now represent Serbia, both clubs achieved their respective distinctions in this table as clubs competing in the Yugoslav First League, and thus represented SFR Yugoslavia. Clubs competing in the Yugoslav First League were eligible entrants from the 1955–56 season to the 1991–92 seasons inclusive, before the dissolution of SFR Yugoslavia during the 1991–92 season negated any further participation from Yugoslav First League teams by definition.
  8. ^ No Greek clubs entered the competition from the 1955–56 season to the 1957–58 season inclusive, and Olympiacos withdrew from the 1958–59 season for political reasons.[8]

By city

City Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Runners-up
Italy Milan
10
6
Milan (7), Internazionale (3) Milan (4), Internazionale (2)
Spain Madrid
9
4
Real Madrid (9) Real Madrid (3), Atlético Madrid (1)
England Liverpool
5
2
Liverpool (5) Liverpool (2)
Germany Munich
4
4
Bayern Munich (4) Bayern Munich (4)
Spain Barcelona
4
3
Barcelona (4) Barcelona (3)
Netherlands Amsterdam
4
2
Ajax (4) Ajax (2)
England Manchester
3
2
Manchester United (3) Manchester United (2)
Portugal Lisbon
2
5
Benfica (2) Benfica (5)
Italy Turin
2
5
Juventus (2) Juventus (5)
England Nottingham
2
0
Nottingham Forest (2)
Portugal Porto
2
0
Porto (2)
Scotland Glasgow
1
1
Celtic (1) Celtic (1)
Germany Hamburg
1
1
Hamburg (1) Hamburg (1)
Romania Bucharest
1
1
Steaua Bucureşti (1) Steaua Bucureşti (1)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade
1
1
Red Star Belgrade (1) Partizan (1)
France Marseille
1
1
Marseille (1) Marseille (1)
Netherlands Rotterdam
1
0
Feyenoord (1)
England Birmingham
1
0
Aston Villa (1)
Netherlands Eindhoven
1
0
PSV Eindhoven (1)
Germany Dortmund
1
0
Borussia Dortmund (1)
France Reims
0
2
Stade de Reims (2)
Spain Valencia
0
2
Valencia (2)
England London
0
2
Arsenal (1), Chelsea (1)
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 ten European Cup and Champions League table

This list is current as of March 18, 2011

Rank Club Years Games W D L GF GA GD Pts 100(Pts/Game - 1.5) [expl 1]
1 Spain Real Madrid 41 331 190 58 83 713 369 +344 508 3.47
2 Germany Bayern Munich 27 247 134 59 54 465 249 +216 374 1.42
3 England Manchester United 22 224 126 55 43 420 209 +211 342 2.68
4 Italy Milan 25 221 116 54 51 378 198 +180 332 0.23
5 Spain Barcelona 21 216 122 52 42 412 213 +199 331 3.24
6 Italy Juventus 26 201 100 49 52 324 200 +124 282 -9.7
7 England Liverpool 20 175 99 39 37 317 144 +173 271 4.86
8 Portugal Benfica 30 185 87 41 57 327 201 +126 248 -15.95
9 Netherlands Ajax 27 167 80 41 46 263 169 +94 231 -11.68
10 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 29 200 88 42 70 295 241 +54 230 -35
  1. ^ Points scored per number of games played, expressed as the number of hundredths over 1.5. To calculate the actual points to game ratio, take the entry in the table and divide it by 100, and then add 1.5 to it. For example:
    • An entry of 7 means a value of points/game of 1.57
    • An entry of 3.45 means a value of points/game of 1.5345
    • An entry of -1.3 means a value of points/game of 1.487


All-time top twenty Champions League table

This list is current as of 14 September 2011

Rank Club Years Games W D L GF GA GD Pts FW F 1/2F 1/4F 100(Pts/Game - 1.3) [expl 1]
1 England Manchester United 17 177 96 46 35 305 162 +143 238 2 4 7 12 4.46
2 Spain Barcelona 16 160 89 43 28 308 161 +147 221 4 5 8 10 8.13
3 Spain Real Madrid 16 164 90 34 40 314 185 +129 214 3 3 6 9 0.49
4 Germany Bayern Munich 15 150 74 40 36 246 154 +86 188 1 3 5 10 -4.67
5 Italy Milan 15 140 66 41 33 199 124 +75 173 3 6 7 8 -6.43
6 England Arsenal 14 130 59 35 36 199 135 +65 154 0 1 2 6 -11.54
7 Italy Juventus 12 120 57 32 31 189 125 +64 146 1 4 5 7 -8.33
8 Portugal Porto 16 127 52 32 43 155 145 +10 136 1 1 2 6 -22.91
9 England Chelsea 10 102 51 30 21 156 85 +60 132 0 1 5 6 -0.59
10 France Lyon 12 99 47 24 28 167 115 +52 118 0 0 1 4 -10.81
11 Italy Internazionale 11 98 46 25 27 138 110 +28 117 1 1 2 5 -10.61
12 England Liverpool 8 82 39 24 19 124 73 +51 102 1 2 3 4 -5.61
13 Spain Valencia 8 82 36 26 20 105 74 +31 99 0 2 2 4 -9.27
14 Netherlands Ajax 10 79 33 22 24 102 75 +27 88 1 2 3 3 -18.61
15 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 13 90 30 18 42 90 129 -39 78 0 0 1 3 -43.33
16 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 13 90 25 20 45 112 140 -28 70 0 0 1 2 -52.22
17 Italy Roma 7 66 24 18 24 79 85 -6 66 0 0 0 2 -30
18 Germany Borussia Dortmund 7 54 26 14 14 76 55 +21 66 1 1 2 2 -7.78
19 Greece Olympiacos 13 79 23 19 38 88 130 -40 66 0 0 0 1 -46.46
20 Greece Panathinaikos 9 74 23 18 33 76 104 -28 64 0 0 1 2 -43.51


  1. ^ Points scored per number of games played, expressed as the number of hundredths over 1.3. To calculate the actual points to game ratio, take the entry in the table and divide it by 100, and then add 1.3 to it. For example:
    • An entry of 7 means a value of points/game of 1.37
    • An entry of 0.5 means a value of points/game of 1.305
    • An entry of -1 means a value of points/game of 1.29

Number of participating clubs of the Champions League era

The following is a list of clubs that have played in the Champions League group stages.

Nation # Clubs Years
 Spain (12)
16
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
16
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
8
Valencia 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12
5
Deportivo La Coruña 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05
3
Atlético Madrid 1996–97, 2008–09, 2009–10
3
Villarreal 2005–06, 2008–09, 2011–12
2
Sevilla 2007–08, 2009–10
1
Athletic Bilbao 1998–99
1
Mallorca 2001–02
1
Real Sociedad 2003–04
1
Celta Vigo 2003–04
1
Real Betis 2005–06
 Germany (10)
15
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
7
Werder Bremen 1993–94, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11
7
Borussia Dortmund 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2011–12
7
Bayer Leverkusen 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2011–12
4
Schalke 04 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2010–11
3
Stuttgart 2003–04, 2007–08, 2009–10
2
Hamburg 2000–01, 2006–07
1
Kaiserslautern 1998–99
1
Hertha BSC 1999–2000
1
Wolfsburg 2009–10
 England (9)
17
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
14
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
10
Chelsea 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
8
Liverpool 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
2
Newcastle United 1997–98, 2002–03
1
Blackburn Rovers 1995–96
1
Leeds United 2000–01
1
Tottenham Hotspur 2010–11
1
Manchester City 2011–12
 France (9)
12
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
8
Marseille 1992–93, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
5
Monaco 1993–94, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05
4
Paris Saint-Germain 1994–95, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2004–05
4
Bordeaux 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
4
Lille 2001–02, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2011–12
3
Auxerre 1996–97, 2002–03, 2010–11
2
Nantes 1995–96, 2001–02
2
Lens 1998–99, 2002–03
 Italy (9)
15
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
12
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
11
Internazionale 1998–99, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
7
Roma 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11
5
Lazio 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2007–08
3
Fiorentina 1999–2000, 2008–09, 2009–10
1
Parma 1997–98
1
Udinese 2005–06
1
Napoli 2011–12
 Netherlands (7)
13
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
10
Ajax 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2010–11, 2011–12
4
Feyenoord 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2002–03
1
Willem II 1999–2000
1
Heerenveen 2000–01
1
AZ 2009–10
1
Twente 2010–11
 Belgium (5)
8
Anderlecht 1993–94, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07
4
Club Brugge 1992–93, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06
2
Genk 2002–03, 2011–12
1
Lierse 1997–98
1
Standard Liège 2009–10
 Portugal (5)
16
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
7
Benfica 1994–95, 1998–99, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12
5
Sporting CP 1997–98, 2000–01, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
2
Boavista 1999–2000, 2001–02
1
Braga 2010–11
 Russia (5)
10
Spartak Moscow 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2010–11
6
CSKA Moscow 1992–93, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12
3
Lokomotiv Moscow 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
2
Zenit St. Petersburg 2008–09, 2011–12
2
Rubin Kazan 2009–10, 2010–11
 Turkey (5)
10
Galatasaray 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07
6
Fenerbahçe 1996–97, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09
5
Beşiktaş 1997–98, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2009–10
1
Bursaspor 2010–11
1
Trabzonspor 2011–12
 Romania (4)
6
Steaua Bucureşti 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
2
CFR Cluj 2008–09, 2010–11
1
Unirea Urziceni 2009–10
1
Oţelul Galaţi 2011–12
 Switzerland (4)
4
Basel 2002–03, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12
2
Grasshopper 1995–96, 1996–97
1
Thun 2005–06
1
Zürich 2009–10
 Austria (3)
3
Sturm Graz 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01
2
Rapid Wien 1996–97, 2005–06
1
Red Bull Salzburg 1994–95
 Czech Republic (3)
7
Sparta Prague 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06
1
Slavia Prague 2007–08
1
Viktoria Plzeň 2011–12
 Denmark (3)
2
Aalborg BK 1995–96, 2008–09
2
Copenhagen 2006–07, 2010–11
1
Brøndby IF 1998–99
 Greece (3)
13
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
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
 Israel (3)
2
Maccabi Haifa 2002–03, 2009–10
1
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2004–05
1
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2010–11
 Slovakia (3)
1
MFK Košice 1997–98
1
Petržalka 2005–06
1
MŠK Žilina 2010–11
 Sweden (3)
4
IFK Göteborg 1992–93, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98
1
AIK 1999–2000
1
Helsingborg 2000–01
 Croatia (2)
3
Dinamo Zagreb 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2011–12
1
Hajduk Split 1994–95
 Cyprus (2)
2
APOEL 2009–10, 2011–12
1
Anorthosis 2008–09
 Hungary (2)
1
Ferencváros 1995–96
1
Debrecen 2009–10
 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
 Poland (2)
1
Legia Warsaw 1995–96
1
Widzew Łódź 1996–97
 Scotland (2)
10
Rangers 1992–93, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11
6
Celtic 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
 Ukraine (2)
13
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
7
Shakhtar Donetsk 2000–01, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12
 Belarus (1)
2
BATE Borisov 2008–09, 2011–12
 Bulgaria (1)
1
Levski Sofia 2006–07
 Finland (1)
1
HJK 1998–99
 Serbia (1)
2
Partizan 2003–04, 2010–11
 Slovenia (1)
1
Maribor 1999–2000

Team in Bold: qualified for knockout phase

Clubs

By semi-final appearances European Cup and UEFA Champions League

Team No. of Appearances Years in Semi-finals
Spain Real Madrid
22
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011
Spain Barcelona
13
1960, 1961, 1975, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Italy Milan
13
1956, 1958, 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
Germany Bayern Munich
13
1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010
England Manchester United
12
1957, 1958, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Italy Juventus
10
1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003
England Liverpool
9
1965, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 2005, 2007, 2008
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
5
2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
4
1957, 1971, 1991, 1992
Scotland Celtic
4
1967, 1970, 1972, 1974
Spain Atlético Madrid
3
1959, 1971, 1974
Germany Hamburg
3
1961, 1980, 1983
Germany Borussia Dortmund
3
1964, 1997, 1998
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 Bucureşti
3
1986, 1988, 1989
Portugal Porto
3
1987, 1994, 2004
France Marseille
3
1990, 1991, 1993
France Monaco
3
1994, 1998, 2004
France Stade de 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
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
Scotland Hibernian
1
1956
Italy Fiorentina
1
1957
Hungary Vasas
1
1958
Switzerland Young Boys
1
1959
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
1
1960
Austria Rapid Wien
1
1961
Belgium Standard
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
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 Bucureşti
1
1984
Scotland Dundee United
1
1984
Italy Roma
1
1984
France Bordeaux
1
1985
Turkey Galatasaray
1
1989
Russia Spartak Moscow
1
1991
Czechoslovakia Sparta Praha
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
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 runner-ups (Red Star Belgrade and Sparta Prague in 1992, Rangers and IFK Göteborg in 1993) of the two groups are still marked as semi-finalists in the table.

By quarter-final & semi-final appearances UEFA Champions League

Team Years in QF (not in SF) Years in SF QF-Apps SF-Apps
Spain Barcelona 1995, 2003 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
10
8
England Manchester United 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2010 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
12
7
Italy Milan 2004 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
8
7
Spain Real Madrid 1996, 1999, 2004 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011
9
6
Germany Bayern Munich 1998, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010
10
5
Italy Juventus 2005, 2006 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003
7
5
England Chelsea 2000, 2011 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
7
5
England Liverpool 2002, 2009 2005, 2007, 2008
5
3
Netherlands Ajax 2003 1995, 1996, 1997
4
3
France Monaco 1994, 1998, 2004
3
3
Italy Internazionale 1999, 2005, 2006, 2011 2003, 2010
6
2
Portugal Porto 1993, 1997, 2000, 2009 1994, 2004
6
2
England Arsenal 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010 2006, 2009
6
2
Spain Valencia 2003, 2007 2000, 2001
4
2
Germany Borussia Dortmund 1996 1997, 1998
3
2
France Lyon 2004, 2005, 2006 2010
4
1
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1993, 2007 2005
3
1
Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2001, 2002 2004
3
1
Spain Villarreal 2009 2006
2
1
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1998 2002
2
1
Germany Schalke 04 2008 2011
2
1
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1998 1999
2
1
Greece Panathinaikos 2002 1996
2
1
Sweden IFK Göteborg 1995 1993
2
1
England Leeds United 2001
1
1
France Paris Saint-Germain 1995
1
1
France Marseille 1993
1
1
Scotland Rangers 1993
1
1
France Nantes 1996
1
1
Russia CSKA Moscow 1993, 2010
2
0
Italy Roma 2007, 2008
2
0
Portugal Benfica 1995, 2006
2
0
Turkey Galatasaray 1994, 2001
2
0
Russia Spartak Moscow 1994, 1996
2
0
England Tottenham Hotspur 2011
1
0
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2011
1
0
France Bordeaux 2010
1
0
Turkey Fenerbahçe 2008
1
0
Italy Lazio 2000
1
0
Germany Kaiserslautern 1999
1
0
Greece Olympiacos 1999
1
0
Spain Atlético Madrid 1997
1
0
France Auxerre 1997
1
0
Norway Rosenborg 1997
1
0
Poland Legia Warszawa 1996
1
0
Croatia Hajduk Split 1995
1
0
Germany Werder Bremen 1994
1
0
Belgium Anderlecht 1994
1
0
Belgium Club Brugge 1993
1
0
Team in Bold
= Finalist team in season

Presidents records

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

Unbeaten sides

Johan Cruyff (left) and Ajax won the tournament unbeaten in 1971–72
  • Nine clubs have won the Cup unbeaten, only four teams have done this twice:
    • Internazionale had 7 wins and 2 draws in 1963–64
    • Ajax had 7 wins and 2 draws in 1971–72 and 7 wins and 4 draws in 1994–95
    • Nottingham Forest had 6 wins and 3 draws in 1978–79
    • Liverpool had 6 wins and 3 draws in 1980–81 and 7 wins and 2 draws in 1983–84
    • Milan had 5 wins and 4 draws in 1988–89 and 7 wins and 5 draws in 1993–94
    • Red Star Belgrade had 5 wins and 4 draws in 1990–91
    • Marseille had 7 wins and 4 draws in 1992–93
    • Manchester United had 5 wins and 6 draws in 1998–99 and 9 wins and 4 draws in 2007–08
    • Barcelona had 9 wins and 4 draws in 2005–06
  • The team to have won the European Cup with the fewest games won is PSV (1987–88), managing just three victories in the entire tournament (including none from the quarter-finals onwards).
  • The team to have won the Champions League with the fewest games won is Manchester United (1998–99), with just five wins in total.

Final success rate

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

Consecutive participations

Winning other trophies

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

Although not an officially recognized achievement, only six clubs have ever 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 Football League First Division and the European Cup. However, this 'treble' included the Football League Cup rather than the F.A. Cup.

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. Furthemore, 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 and Bayern Munich 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.[9]

Biggest wins

Alfredo Di Stéfano scored four goals when Real Madrid beat Sevilla 8-0 in the quarter-final in 1957–58

Biggest two leg wins

Deciding drawn ties

  • Play-offs
    • The first play-off was Borussia Dortmund beating Spora Luxembourg 7–0 in the preliminary round in 1956–57 after the two first games tied 5–5 (4–3, 1–2)
    • The last play-off match was Ajax beating Benfica 3–0 in the quarter-final in 1968–69 after the two first games tied 4–4 (1–3, 3–1). Ajax later progressed to the final.
    • The first (and only) replayed final was in 1974, with Bayern Munich beating Atlético Madrid 4–0 after 1–1 in the first meeting.
    • A total of 32 play-offs have been played. Real Madrid is the only team to have won three times, in 1956–57, 1958–59 and 1961–62, later progressing to the final on all three occasions. Feyenoord is the only team to win two play-offs in the same season, beating Servette and Vasas in 1962–63, while Wismut Karl Marx Stadt and Atletico Madrid have played the most play-offs with four each.
  • 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 Inter 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 is also the only team 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.
  • Penalty shootout
    Alan Kennedy scored on the decisive penalty kick in 1984
    • The first penalty shootout in the European Cup was between Everton and Borussia Mönchengladbach on 4–11–1970, after both games ended 1–1. Gladbach's Klaus-Dieter Sieloff was the first player to score on a penalty kick, while Everton's Joe Royle was the first to miss. Everton went on to win 4–3 with Sandy Brown scoring the decisive goal.
    • The first penalty shootout in a final was between Liverpool and Roma in the 1984 final after 1–1 (aet). Roma's Agostino Di Bartolomei was the first player to score, while Liverpool's Steve Nicol was the first to miss. Liverpool went on to win 4–2 with Alan Kennedy scoring the deciding goal. Kennedy also scored the deciding goal in the 1981 final.
    • 9 finals have been decided by a penalty shootout. Liverpool is the only team to have won more than once (1984 and 2005), while Juventus and Milan have won one and lost one. No team has lost twice.
    • Barcelona is the only team to have been involved in two penalty shootouts in the same season. In 1985–86 they beat IFK Göteborg in the semi-final, but lost to Steaua Bucharest in the final.
  • Extra time

Most goals in a match

Xabi Alonso scored Liverpool's third goal in the 2005 final
  • Feyenoord beat KR Reykjavík 12–2 in the first round in 1969–70. This is the overall record for all European Cup/Champions League matches
  • Monaco beat Deportivo La Coruña 8–3 in the group stage in 2003–04. This is the record for the Champions League era
  • Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt 7–3 in the 1960 final. This is the overall record for all European Cup/Champions League finals
  • Liverpool beat Milan on penalties in the 2005 final with the score tied 3–3 after 120 minutes. This is the record for all finals in the Champions League era

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), Milan (2003 and 2007), Liverpool (2005) and Barcelona (2009) 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

Defence

  • 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.[12] 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 56 tournaments have been played, 37 in the European Cup era (1955–56 to 1991–92) and 19 in the Champions League era (1992–93 to 2010–11). Only 13 of the 55 attempts to defend the trophy (23,6%) have been successful, split between 8 teams. These are:

  • Real Madrid on 4 attempts out of 9 (1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60)
  • Benfica on 1 attempt out of 2 (1961–62)
  • Internazionale on 1 attempt out of 3 (1964–65)
  • Ajax on 2 attempts out of 4 (1971–72, 1972–73)
  • Bayern Munich on 2 attempts out of 4 (1974–75, 1975–76)
  • Liverpool on 1 attempt out of 5 (1977–78)
  • Nottingham Forest on 1 attempt out of 2 (1979–80)
  • Milan on 1 attempt out of 7 (1989–90).

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

  • Of the 37 attempts in the European Cup era: 13 successful (35,1%)
  • Of the 18 attempts in the Champions League era: 0 successful

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

Of the 21 teams that have won the trophy, 13 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:

Nationalities

Countries

John Terry missed in the penalty shootout in the 2008 final
Luis García scored for Liverpool against Chelsea in the semi final in 2004–05

Cities

Giuseppe Meazza, home stadium of Internazionale and Milan

Specific group stage records

6 wins

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

Four clubs have won all their games in a group stage (none of whom went on to win the title that year—although Milan got closest by finishing runners-up); these are:

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) hold the record for the 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 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 Vienna (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 only 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 the only other 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 Belgrade (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.

Two goals in each match

On 7 December 2010, Tottenham Hotspur played 3–3 against Twente and became the first team to score at least two goals in each match of the group stage. However, this record was equalled by Bayern Munich on the very next day.

Advancing past the group stage

Real Madrid hold the record of the most consecutive seasons in advancing past the group stage with 14 from 1997–98 to 2010–11. The first seven seasons (1997–98 to 2003–04) they qualified for at least the quarterfinal 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.

The biggest disparity between a 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 two teams:

Most points achieved, yet knocked out

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 Qualification Round One

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:

Liverpool went on to become the first team in the history of the competition to reach the knockout phase from the first qualifying round.

Winning through Qualification

Josep Guardiola coached Barcelona to victory through qualification in 2009.

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

Consecutive goalscoring

Barcelona won 4-0 against Viktoria Plzeň on 1 November 2011. This was their 25th consecutive game scoring at least one goal, beating Bayern Munichs record of 22 games which ended against Dynamo Kyiv on 22 March 2000.

Barcelonas run started with a 2-0 win against Internazionale on matchday five of the group stage of the 2009–10 season, continued with the last group stage match and six knockout matches this season, all 13 (six group stage and seven knockout) matches in 2010–11, and (so far) the first four group stage matches in 2011-12.

Consecutive home wins

Manchester United hold the record of consecutive home wins in the Champions League. They have 12 consecutive home wins which was achieved when they defeated Barcelona 1–0 on 29 April 2008. This run was ended with a 0–0 draw against Villarreal on 17 September 2008.

Consecutive wins

Barcelona hold the record of 11 consecutive wins (including third qualifying round) in the Champions League (2002–03). Excluding the two wins in the third qualifying round, Barcelona would still hold the record with nine consecutive wins.

Longest home undefeated run

The record for the longest unbeaten run at home stands at 31 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 quarter finals 2001–02. The 31 game unbeaten run ended with a 2–3 loss to Deportivo La Coruña in the first group stage in 2002–03.

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 Clube de Portugal in the 2007–08 group stage. It lasted until the 3–2 win against Milan at the Giuseppe Meazza in the first leg of the first knockout stage 2009–10. The run ended with a 1–2 defeat to Bayern in the first leg of the quarter final 2009–10. 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.

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.

This broke the previous record of 20 consecutive games unbeaten by Ajax, which began with a 0–0 home draw against FC Porto in the second leg of the first round in 1985–86, and after an eight year hiatus from the competition resumed through a 2–0 home win against Milan in their opening group stage game in 1994–95 and ended with a 0–1 home loss to Panathinaikos in the first leg of the semi-final in 1995–96.

The third longest run is 19 by Bayern Munich, which began with a 1–0 home win against Arsenal on matchday six of the second group stage in 2000–01, and ended with a 0–2 away loss to Real Madrid in the second leg of the quarter-finals in 2001–02.

Players

All-time appearances

Raúl is the all-time top goalscorer in all European club competitions

Only 19 players have made 100 or more Champions League appearances (including qualifying games): Raúl, Roberto Carlos, Andriy Shevchenko, Paolo Maldini, David Beckham, Oliver Kahn, Luís Figo, Clarence Seedorf, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Thierry Henry, Gary Neville, Fernando Morientes, Iker Casillas, Xavi, Roar Strand, Carles Puyol, Edwin van der Sar, Javier Zanetti and Giorgos Karagounis.

Of these 19 players, 10 have made their appearances all for a single club:

UEFA Champions League/European Champions Cup

Including qualifying games

Rank Nation Player Games Goals Goal ratio Debut in Europe Clubs
1 Spain Raúl 144 71 0.49 1995 Real Madrid, Schalke
2 Wales Ryan Giggs 142 29 0.21 1993 Manchester United
3 Italy Paolo Maldini 139/140 3 0.02 1985 Milan
4 Brazil Roberto Carlos 128 17 0.13 1996 Internazionale, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe
5 England Paul Scholes 128 25 0.20 1994 Manchester United
6 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 123 12 0.10 1992 Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale, Milan
7 Spain Xavi 117 9 0.08 1998 Barcelona
8 England Gary Neville 115 2 0.02 1993 Manchester United
8 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 115 59 0.51 1994 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea
10 France Thierry Henry 114 51 0.45 1995 Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona

Players in Bold are still active

Goalscoring

All-time top goalscorers

UEFA Champions League from the 1992–93 season onwards

Excluding qualifying games

All European competitions

Includes European Cup / UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup / Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup. Includes qualifying games.

Rank Nation Player Goals Games Goal ratio Debut in Europe Clubs
1 Spain Raúl 71 144 0.49 1995 Real Madrid, Schalke
2 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 56 81 0.69 1998 PSV, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Hamburg
3 France Thierry Henry 50 114 0.44 1995 Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona
4 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 48 115 0.41 1994 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea
5 Italy Filippo Inzaghi 46 83 0.55 1995 Parma, Juventus, Milan
6 Argentina Lionel Messi 42 62 0.69 2004 Barcelona
7 Italy Alessandro Del Piero 42 96 0.43 1993 Juventus
8 Spain Fernando Morientes 33 93 0.35 1995 Real Madrid, Monaco, Liverpool, Valencia, Marseille
9 Côte d'Ivoire Didier Drogba 33 62 0.51 2002 Marseille, Chelsea
10 France David Trezeguet 32 61 0.52 1997 Monaco, Juventus
Rank Nation Player Goals Games European Cup / Champions League UEFA Cup / Europa League Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Super Cup UEFA Intertoto Cup Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Clubs
1 Spain Raúl 72 151 71 1 0.47 1995 Real Madrid, Schalke
2 Italy Filippo Inzaghi 71 115 50 10 2 1 7 0.60 1995 Parma, Juventus, Milan
3 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 67 138 59 7 1 0.48 1994 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea
4 Germany Gerd Müller 621 71 35 4 20 3 0.87 1966 Bayern Munich
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 62 92 60 2 0.67 1997 Heerenveen, PSV, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Hamburg
6 Sweden Henrik Larsson 59 108 11 40 8 0.54 1994 Feyenoord, Celtic, Barcelona, Manchester United, Helsingborg
France Thierry Henry 59 137 51 8 0.43 1995 Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona,
8 Portugal Eusébio 562 73 47 7 0.76 1961 Benfica
9 Italy Alessandro Del Piero 54 130 44 6 2 1 0.41 1993 Juventus
10 Argentina Alfredo Di Stéfano 49 58 49 0.84 1955 Real Madrid
Bold = Still active

1 7 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup goals in 8 matches not included
2 4 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup goals in 4 matches not included

Top scorer awards

Gerd Müller won the top scorer award four times
Jean-Pierre Papin won the top scorer award three times in a row

The top scorer award is for the player who amassed the most goals in the tournament, excluding the qualifying rounds.

Hat-tricks

Four goals or more in a match

Marco van Basten twice scored four goals in one match
Ruud van Nistelrooy (front) scored four goals against Sparta Prague in 2004–05
Lionel Messi scored four goals against Arsenal in 2009–10

Oldest and youngest

  • Ryan Giggs of Manchester United is the oldest (37 years, 289 days) player to score in the Champions League, when he scored against Benfica on 14 September 2011.
  • Peter Ofori-Quaye of Olympiacos is the youngest (17 years, 194 days) player to score in the Champions League, when he scored against Rosenborg on 1 October 1997.
  • Paolo Maldini of Milan is the oldest (36 years, 333 days) player to score in a Champions League final, doing so in 2005.
  • Patrick Kluivert of Ajax is the youngest (18 years, 327 days) player to score in a Champions League final, doing so in 1995.

Other goalscoring records

Roy Makaay scored the fastest ever Champions League goal
Zlatan Ibrahimović (left) has scored for five different clubs
Ryan Giggs has scored in 16 different Champions League seasons
  • The first goal of the tournament was scored by Sporting CP player João Baptista Martins after 14 minutes in a 3–3 draw against Partizan on 4 September 1955, in the first match ever played in the competition.
  • The fastest ever Champions League goal was scored by Bayern Munich's Roy Makaay in 10.12 seconds against Real Madrid on 7 March 2007.[16]
  • The fastest goal in a final was scored by Milan's Paolo Maldini after 53 seconds in the 2005 final, which Milan lost to Liverpool.
  • Alfredo Di Stéfano has scored in most finals with five, one goal in each final from 1956 to 1959 and three goals in 1960
  • Ferenc Puskás and Alfredo Di Stéfano have scored seven final goals. Puskás scored four in 1960 and three in1962, while Di Stéfano scored seven goals in five different finals.
  • Three goalkeepers have scored in the Champions League:
    • Hans-Jörg Butt has done so three times with three different clubs, all with penalties, and all against Juventus:
      • For Hamburg in a 4–4 home draw on Wednesday 13 September 2000 in a group stage match
      • For Leverkusen in a 3–1 home win on Tuesday 12 March 2002 in a second group stage match
      • The equaliser for Bayern Munich on Tuesday 8 December 2009 in a group stage match in Turin which Bayern had to win to qualify for the next stage, and went on to win 4–1.
    • Sinan Bolat is the only goalkeeper to score a goal in open play: his last-minute (90+5) equalizer for Standard Liège against AZ on 9 December 2009, securing the third place in Group H, led his team to the Europa League.
    • Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv) scored a penalty on 29 September 2010, playing against Olympique Lyonnais.
  • Only two players have managed to score for five different teams in the UEFA Champions League:
    • Hernán Crespo was the first player to achieve this:
      • Parma (two goals in nine games; 1997–2000)
      • Lazio (five goals in 13 games; 2000–02)
      • Internazionale (10 goals in 15 games; 2002–03 and 2006–07)
      • Chelsea (four goals in 15 games; 2003–04 and 2005–06)
      • Milan (six goals in 10 games; 2004–05)
    • On 15 September 2010, Swedish player Zlatan Ibrahimović matched this record:
      • Ajax (6 goals in 19 games; 2002–03 to 2003–04)
      • Juventus (3 goals in 19 games; 2004–05 to 2005–06)
      • Internazionale (6 goals in 22 games; 2006–07 to 2008–09)
      • Barcelona (4 goals in 10 games; 2009–10)
      • Milan (7 goals in 10 games; 2010–11 to present).
  • Marouane Chamakh is the only player to score in six consecutive Champions League games:[17]
  • Ryan Giggs is the only player to score in 16 different Champions League seasons:

Other records

Most wins

Clarence Seedorf was the first player to win the tournament with three different teams

Oldest and youngest

  • The oldest player to win the tournament is Ferenc Puskás, who was 39 years and 39 days when Real Madrid won against Partizan on 11 May 1966
  • The youngest player to win the tournament is Gary Mills, who was 18 years and 199 days when Nottingham Forest won against Hamburg on 28 May 1980
  • The oldest player to play in the tournament is Lazio's Marco Ballotta, against Real Madrid in December 2007, aged 43 years and 252 days. (The oldest player overall to play in any European club competition fixture is Al Finucane of Waterford United, who was aged 43 years and 261 days when he appeared against Bordeaux in the European Cup-Winners' Cup in September 1986.)
  • The youngest player to play in the tournament is Anderlecht's Celestine Babayaro, against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994, aged 16 years and 87 days. He was sent off in the 37th minute.[18]
  • The oldest player to play in a final is Edwin van der Sar, who was 40 years and 211 days when Manchester United lost to Barcelona in 2011
  • Josh McEachran became the first player born after the competition changed format to make an appearance, after he came on as a substitute for Chelsea against Žilina on 15 September 2010, aged 17 years and 198 days.[19]

Goalkeeping

  • Jens Lehmann holds the record for the most consecutive clean sheets, with 10 for Arsenal in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. In total his run without conceding a goal lasted 853 minutes.[20]

Disciplinary

Patrick Vieira has been sent off for three different teams

Only two players have ever been sent off in a Champions League Final: Jens Lehmann (Arsenal) in the 2006 Final against Barcelona (sent off by Terje Hauge in the 18th minute for a professional foul after bringing down Samuel Eto'o); and Didier Drogba (Chelsea) in the 2008 Champions League Final (sent off by Ľuboš Micheľ in the 117th minute for slapping Manchester United player Nemanja Vidić). Both players' teams lost their respective finals.

Patrick Vieira, Edgar Davids, and Didier Drogba jointly hold the record for the most red cards in the Champions League. They have each been sent off three times.

Patrick Vieira is also the only player to have been sent off for three different teams in the Champions League (Arsenal, Juventus, and Internazionale).

Paul Scholes holds the record for the most yellow cards in the Champions League. He has received a total of 32 yellow cards.[21]

Managers

Managers with multiple titles

Rank Nation Manager Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up Clubs won
1 England Bob Paisley 3 0 1977, 1978, 1981 Liverpool
2 Scotland Alex Ferguson 2 2 1999, 2008 2009, 2011 Manchester United
Spain Miguel Muñoz 2 2 1960, 1966 1962, 1964 Real Madrid
4 Italy Carlo Ancelotti 2 1 2003, 2007 2005 Milan
West Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld 2 1 1997, 2001 1999 Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich
Austria Ernst Happel 2 1 1970, 1983 1978 Feyenoord, Hamburger
Argentina Helenio Herrera 2 1 1964, 1965 1967 Internazionale
8 Spain Josep Guardiola 2 0 2009, 2011 Barcelona
Portugal José Mourinho 2 0 2004, 2010 Porto, Internazionale
Spain Vicente del Bosque 2 0 2000, 2002 Real Madrid
Italy Arrigo Sacchi 2 0 1989, 1990 Milan
England Brian Clough 2 0 1979, 1980 Nottingham Forest
Germany Dettmar Cramer 2 0 1975, 1976 Bayern Munich
Romania Ştefan Kovács 2 0 1972, 1973 Ajax
Italy Nereo Rocco 2 0 1963, 1969 Milan
Hungary Béla Guttmann 2 0 1961, 1962 Benfica
Argentina Luis Carniglia 2 0 1958, 1959 Real Madrid
Spain José Villalonga 2 0 1956, 1957 Real Madrid
Bold = Still active as manager

Managers with UEFA Champions League titles

Rank Nation Manager Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up Clubs won
1 Scotland Alex Ferguson 2 2 1999, 2008 2009, 2011 Manchester United
2 Italy Carlo Ancelotti 2 1 2003, 2007 2005 Milan
West Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld 2 1 1997, 2001 1999 Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich
4 Spain Josep Guardiola 2 0 2009, 2011 Barcelona
Spain Vicente del Bosque 2 0 2000, 2002 Real Madrid
Portugal José Mourinho 2 0 2004, 2010 Porto, Internazionale
7 Italy Marcello Lippi 1 3 1996 1997, 1998, 2003 Juventus
8 Netherlands Louis van Gaal 1 2 1995 1996, 2010 Ajax
Italy Fabio Capello 1 2 1994 1993, 1995 Milan
10 Spain Rafael Benítez 1 1 2005 2007 Liverpool
11 Netherlands Frank Rijkaard 1 0 2006 Barcelona
Germany Jupp Heynckes 1 0 1998 Real Madrid
Belgium Raymond Goethals 1 0 1993 Marseille
14 Argentina Héctor Cúper 0 2 2000, 2001
15 Netherlands Johan Cruyff 0 1 1994
France Arsène Wenger 0 1 2006
France Didier Deschamps 0 1 2004
Germany Klaus Toppmöller 0 1 2002
Israel Avram Grant 0 1 2008
Bold = Still active as manager

Winning other trophies

Vicente del Bosque won the Champions League as well as the World Cup

Other records

Bob Paisley, winning manager in 1977, 1978 and 1981

See also

References

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