European Cup and Champions League records and statistics


European Cup and Champions League records and statistics

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" [http://www.uefa.com/printoutfiles/competitions/ucl/2006/e/e_10_md.pdf] ; all goals scored before league phase(s) counted as "qualifying goals".

General performances

By nation

GS: Group Stage 1R: First Round 2R: Second Round EF: Eighth Finals QF: Quarter Finals SF: Semi Finals F: Final W: Champions

By player

Clubs

By semifinal appearances

"Updated as of: 20 Feb2008.Sources: [http://euro.futbal.org/EC1.scorers.php] "

UEFA Champions League/European Cup

Including qualifying games"Updated as of: 20 October, 2006 match day 3.""Sources: [http://www.uefa.com/competitions/UCL/news/Kind=32/newsId=349183.html] , [http://www.uefa.com/competitions/UCL/news/Kind=1/newsId=467559.html uefa.com] [http://www.acmilan.com/InfoPage.aspx?id=12601] "

Other records

Most wins

*Francisco Gento is the only player to be in 6 Champions Cup-winning sides.
*Bob Paisley is the only man to coach 3 Champions Cup-winning sides in 1977, 1978 and 1981 (all Liverpool).
*Marcello Lippi is the only man to coach 4 Champions League finalists in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2003 (all Juventus).
*Clarence Seedorf is the only player to win the Champions Cup with 3 different teams:
**Ajax Amsterdam 1995
**Real Madrid 1998
**A.C. Milan 2003 and 2007
*Only three individuals have won the Champions League with the same club as a player then later as a coach. Miguel Muñoz of Real Madrid did it as a player in 1955/56 and 1956/57, before winning as a coach in 1959/60 and 1965/66. Carlo Ancelotti did it as an A.C. Milan player in 1988/89 and 1989/90 before coaching them to victory in 2002/03 and 2006/07. Johan Cruijff won in 71-72-73 as player of Ajax and 1992 as coach of Barcelona.
*Two father-son duos have skippered the same club to victory in the competition:
**Manuel Sanchís Martínez (1966) and Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo (1998 and 2000), both for Real Madrid.
** Cesare Maldini (1963) and Paolo Maldini 2003 and 2007), both for A.C. Milan.
*Ottmar Hitzfeld and Ernst Happel are the only coaches to win the title with two different clubs. Hitzfeld did so with Borussia Dortmund in 1997 and Bayern Munich in 2001; Happel led Feijenoord (now Feyenoord) in 1970 and Hamburg in 1983.

Oldest and youngest

*The oldest player to play in the Champions League is Lazio's Marco Ballotta, against Real Madrid in December 2007, aged 43 years and 252 days.
*The youngest player to play in the Champions League is RSC Anderlecht's Celestine Babayaro, against FC Steaua Bucureşti in 23 November 1994, aged 16 years and 87 days. He was then sent off in the 37th minute. [ [http://www.uefa.com/competitions/UCL/news/Kind=32/newsId=349183.html uefa.com - UEFA Champions League - Competition facts] ]

Winning other trophies

*Rafael Benitez is the only manager to have won the UEFA Cup and the Champions League in consecutive seasons with two different clubs, winning the UEFA Cup in 2004 with Valencia and the Champions League in 2005 with Liverpool.
*Jose Mourinho won the UEFA Cup and the Champions League in consecutive seasons with the same club, winning the UEFA Cup in 2003 with F.C. Porto and the Champions League in 2004.

Goalscoring

*The youngest player to score a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League is Wayne Rooney aged 18, for Manchester United against Fenerbache.
*The Champions Cup's first hat-trick was scored by Péter Palotás of Vörös Lobogó SE against R.S.C. Anderlecht on September 7, 1955, in the second match ever played in the competition. [ [http://www.uefa.com/competitions/UCL/news/Kind=1/newsId=336519.html uefa.com - UEFA Champions League - News & Features - News specific ] ]
* Hernan Crespo was the first player to score 10 Champions League goals in a single season.
*Paolo Maldini of AC Milan is the oldest (at 38 years old) player to score in a Champions League final, doing so in 2007.
*Five players have scored a hat-trick on their debut in the Champions League
**Marco van Basten (Milan), Faustino Asprilla (Newcastle United), Aiyegbeni Yakubu (Maccabi Haifa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Udinese).
*7 players have scored 4 goals in one European Club Champions Cup/UEFA Champions League match:
**Marco van Basten (Milan), Simone Inzaghi (Lazio), Dado Pršo (AS Monaco), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Andriy Shevchenko (Milan), Ferenc Puskás (Real Madrid), Semih Şentürk (Fenerbahçe) [http://www.uefa.com/competitions/UCL/news/Kind=1/newsId=371588.html see here] .
*The fastest ever Champions League goal was scored by FC Bayern München's Roy Makaay in 10.3 seconds against Real Madrid in 2007, beating Arsenal FC's Gilberto Silva's effort of 2002 (20.07 seconds).
*The fastest ever Champions League hat-trick was scored by Mike Newell who scored three goals in 9 minutes for Blackburn Rovers against Rosenborg B.K. in the 1995-96 season.
*Hernán Crespo is the only player who managed to score for five different teams in the UEFA Champions League: Parma F.C. (2 goals in 9 games; 1997-2000), S.S. Lazio (5 goals in 13 games; 2000-2002), Inter Milan (10 goals in 15 games; 2002-2003 and 2006-2007), Chelsea F.C. (4 goals in 15 games; 2003-2004 and 2005-2006) and A.C. Milan (6 goals in 10 games; 2004-2005).

*Youngest players to score:
**17 years, 195 days: Peter Ofori-Quayehttp://infostrada.com/asp/sdm/content_sdmail_vol6_50.asp]
**17 years, 216 days: Bojan Krkic
**17 years, 218 days: Cesc Fabregas
**17 years, 241 days: Martin Klein
**17 years, 353 days: Karim Benzema

Red Cards

Only two players have ever been sent off in a Champions League Final. Jens Lehmann (Arsenal) in the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final against FC Barcelona - sent off in the 18th minute for a professional foul after bringing down Samuel Eto'o - and Didier Drogba (Chelsea F.C.) in the 2008 Champions League Final - sent off in the 117th minute for slapping Manchester United player Nemanja Vidic.

Both players' teams lost their respective finals.

Most matches in one season

* Since the addition of a third qualifying round in 1999–00, Liverpool F.C. and FC Artmedia Bratislava were the first two teams to negotiate all three rounds of qualification and reach the Champions League group phase, both doing so in 2005-06. In 2008–09 the Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta and the Belarusian side BATE Borisov negotiated all three rounds to become the third and fourth teams in the history of Champions league to accomplish this feat. Liverpool went on to become the first team in the history of the competition to reach the knockout phase from the first qualifying round.

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 FC Barcelona 1-0 on 29 April 2008. This run was ended with a 0-0 draw against Villarreal CF on 17 September 2008.

Consecutive Wins

FC Barcelona holds the record of 11 consecutive wins (including third qualifying round) in the Champions League (2002-03)

The biggest superiority of the first team over the second one

The biggest superiority of the first team over the second one in the Champions League group phase: 11 points (FC Spartak Moscow over Legia Warsaw, 1995-96 and FC Barcelona over FC Lokomotiv Moscow, 2002-03)

Fewest number of wins away from home

Since the inception of the Champions League in 1992, Celtic FC have played 26 games away from home, including qualifying rounds and won just 3. However excluding the qualifying rounds, in the group and Last 16 stages Celtic have played 23 games away from home and won 0. Indeed their last victory away from home in the Europe's top competition, excluding qualifying rounds, came in the first round of the old European Cup in season 1986/87, a 1-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers of Ireland. This record is the worst of any team that has played in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League more than once.

References

See also

*List of UEFA Champions League winning players
*List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winning managers
*Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Cup statistics

External links

* http://www.uefa.com
* http://euro.futbal.org/EC1.scorers.php


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