UEFA Champions League

European association football tournament


The UEFA Champions League, or simply known as the UCL is a football competition organized by UEFA, between some of the top club teams in Europe. The teams are selected because of good performances in their league matches. The teams used to have to win their countries' championship, but more than one team can play in the competition depending on how good their league is. For example: the Spanish League can get 4 Spanish clubs in the competition compared to the Kazakhstan League which can only get one team in the competition.

UEFA Champions League
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Founded1955; 65 years ago (1955) (As European Cup)
1992; 28 years ago (1992)(rebranded as UEFA Champions League)
RegionEurope (UEFA)
Number of teams32 (group stage)
79 (total)
Qualifier forUEFA Super Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
Related competitionsUEFA Europa League (2nd tier)
UEFA Europa Conference League (planned 3rd tier)
Current championsGermany Bayern Munich (6th title)
Most successful club(s)Spain Real Madrid (13 titles)
Television broadcastersList of broadcasters
WebsiteOfficial website
2020–21 UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid won the Champions League the first five times it was held, still a record. They have also won the Champions League/European Cup 13 times, which is also a record.

A total of 22 clubs from 10 European countries won the Champions League. 12 clubs won it more than once: Real Madrid, Milan, Bayern, Liverpool, Barcelona, Ajax, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Juventus, Benfica, Porto and Nottingham Forest. The current champions are Bayern Munich after defeating Paris Saint-Germain in the final on 23rd August 2020 by 1-0.

Records and statisticsEdit

Winners and runners-upEdit

As of 23 August 2020
Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
  Real Madrid 13 3 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 1962, 1964, 1981
  Milan 7 4 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007 1958, 1993, 1995, 2005
  Bayern Munich 6 5 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013, 2020 1982, 1987, 1999, 2010, 2012
  Liverpool 6 3 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019 1985, 2007, 2018
  Barcelona 5 3 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015 1961, 1986, 1994
  Ajax 4 2 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995 1969, 1996
  Internazionale 3 2 1964, 1965, 2010 1967, 1972
  Manchester United 3 2 1968, 1999, 2008 2009, 2011
  Juventus 2 7 1985, 1996 1973, 1983, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2015, 2017
  Benfica 2 5 1961, 1962 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, 1990
  Nottingham Forest 2 0 1979, 1980
  Porto 2 0 1987, 2004
  Celtic 1 1 1967 1970
  Hamburg 1 1 1983 1980
  Steaua București 1 1 1986 1989
  Marseille 1 1 1993 1991
  Chelsea 1 1 2012 2008
  Borussia Dortmund 1 1 1997 2013
  Feyenoord 1 0 1970
  Aston Villa 1 0 1982
  PSV Eindhoven 1 0 1988
  Red Star Belgrade 1 0 1991
  Atlético Madrid 0 3 1974, 2014, 2016
  Stade de Reims 0 2 1956, 1959
  Valencia 0 2 2000, 2001
  Fiorentina 0 1 1957
  Eintracht Frankfurt 0 1 1960
  Partizan 0 1 1966
  Panathinaikos 0 1 1971
  Leeds United 0 1 1975
  Saint-Étienne 0 1 1976
  Borussia Mönchengladbach 0 1 1977
  Club Brugge 0 1 1978
  Malmö FF 0 1 1979
  Roma 0 1 1984
  Sampdoria 0 1 1992
  Bayer Leverkusen 0 1 2002
  Monaco 0 1 2004
  Arsenal 0 1 2006
  Tottenham Hotspur 0 1 2019
  Paris Saint-Germain 0 1 2020

By nationEdit

As of 23 August 2020
Performance by nation
Nation Winners Runners-up Winning Clubs
  Spain 18 11 2
  England 13 9 5
  Italy 12 16 3
  Germany 8 10 3
  Netherlands 6 2 3
  Portugal 4 5 2
  France 1 6 1
  Scotland 1 1 1
  Romania 1 1 1
  Yugoslavia 1 1 1
  Greece 0 1 0
  Belgium 0 1 0
  Sweden 0 1 0

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