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The UEFA Champions League (uisually referred tae as simply the Champions League or historically as the European Cup) is an annual association fitbaa cup competition organised bi UEFA since 1955 for the top fitbaa clubs in Europe. The final o the competition is the maist watched annual sportin event warldwide, drawin juist ower 100 million television viewers.

UEFA Champions League
Foondit1955 (1992 in its
current format)
RegionEurope (UEFA)
Nummer o teams32 (group stage)
76 or 77 (total)
Current championsIngland Liverpool F.C. (6t teetle)
Maist successfu club(s)Spain Real Madrid (13 teetles)[1]
Televeesion braidcastersLeet o broadcasters
Wabsteidwww.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague
2017–18 UEFA Champions League

Prior tae 1992 the tournament wis offeecially cawed the European Champion Clubs' Cup but wis uisually referred tae as simply the European Cup or European Champions' Cup. The competition wis initially a straight knockoot competition open anerlie tae the champion club o each kintra. Durin the 1990s the tournament began tae be expandit, incorporatin a roond-robin group phase an mair teams. Europe's strangest naitional leagues nou provide up tae fower teams each for the competeetion. The UEFA Champions League shoud no be ramfeeselt wi the UEFA Europa League, umwhile kent as the UEFA Cup.

Records and statisticsEedit

Winners an runners-upEedit

Club Winners Runners-up Years wan Years runners-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
  Liverpool 6 3 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005,2009 1985, 2007, 2018
  Bayern Munich 5 5 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013 1982, 1987, 1999, 2010, 2012
  Barcelona 4 3 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011 1961, 1986, 1994
  Ajax 4 2 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995 1969, 1996
  Manchester United
3
2
1968, 1999, 2008 2009, 2011
  Internazionale 3 2 1964, 1965, 2010 1967, 1972
  Benfica 2 5 1961, 1962 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, 1990
  Juventus 2 5 1985, 1996 1973, 1983, 1997, 1998, 2003
  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
  Feyenoord 1 0 1970
  Aston Villa 1 0 1982
  PSV Eindhoven 1 0 1988
  Reid Starn Belgrade 1 0 1991
  Borussia Dortmund 1 1 1997 2013
  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
  Atlético Madrid 0 2 1974, 2014
  Leeds United 0 1 1975
  Saint-Étienne 0 1 1976
  Borussia Mönchengladbach 0 1 1977
  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 1 1 2022 (You watch) 2006

ReferencesEedit

  1. Umair, M. A. (7 May 2013). "Champions League Winners: The most successful countries and cities". Soccerlens.com. Soccerlens.com. Retrieved 10 October 2013.