List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League finals

The UEFA Champions League is a seasonal football competition established in 1955.[1] Prior to the 1992–93 season, the tournament was named the European Cup.[1] The UEFA Champions League is open to the league champions of all UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) member associations (except Liechtenstein, which has no league competition), as well as to the clubs finishing from second to fourth position in the strongest leagues.[2] Originally, only the champions of their respective national league and the defending champions of the competition were allowed to participate. However, this was changed in 1997 to allow the runners-up of the stronger leagues to compete as well, and again in 1999 when third and fourth placed teams of the said leagues also became eligible.[3] In the Champions League era, the defending champions of the competition did not automatically qualify until the rules were changed in 2005 to allow title holders Liverpool to enter the competition.[4]

List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League finals
Trofeo UEFA Champions League.jpg
European Cup / Champions League trophy
Founded1955
RegionEurope (UEFA)
Number of teams32 (group stage)
2 (finalists)
Current championsGermany Bayern Munich
(6th title)
Most successful club(s)Spain Real Madrid
(13 titles)
2020–21 UEFA Champions League

Teams that have won the UEFA Champions League three consecutive times, or five times overall, receive a multiple-winner badge.[5] Six teams have earned this privilege: Real Madrid, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Milan, Liverpool, and Barcelona.[6] Until 2009, clubs that had earned that badge were allowed to keep the European Champion Clubs' Cup and a new one was commissioned;[7] since 2009, the winning team each year has received a full-size replica of the trophy, while the original is retained by UEFA.[8]

A total of 22 clubs have won the Champions League/European Cup. Real Madrid hold the record for the most victories, having won the competition 13 times, including the inaugural edition. They have also won the competition the most consecutive times, from 1956 to 1960. Juventus have been runners-up the most times, losing seven finals. Atlético Madrid is the only team to reach three finals without having won the trophy while Reims and Valencia have finished as runners-up twice without winning. Spain has provided the most champions, with 18 wins from two clubs.[9] England have produced 13 winners from five clubs and Italy have produced 12 winners from three clubs. English teams were banned from the competition for five years following the Heysel disaster in 1985.[10] The current champions are Bayern Munich, who beat Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 in the 2020 final.

List of finalsEdit

Key
  Match was won during extra time
* Match was won on a penalty shoot-out
& Match was won after a replay
  • The "Season" column refers to the season the competition was held, and wikilinks to the article about that season.
  • The wikilinks in the "Score" column point to the article about that season's final game.
List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League finals
Season Winners Score Runners-up Venue Attendance[11]
Nation Team Nation Team
1955–56   ESP Real Madrid 4–3   FRA Reims Parc des Princes, Paris, France 38,239
1956–57   ESP Real Madrid 2–0   ITA Fiorentina Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain 124,000
1957–58   ESP Real Madrid 3–2    ITA Milan Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium 67,000
1958–59   ESP Real Madrid 2–0   FRA Reims Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, West Germany 72,000
1959–60   ESP Real Madrid 7–3   FRG Eintracht Frankfurt Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 127,621
1960–61   POR Benfica 3–2   ESP Barcelona Wankdorf Stadium, Bern, Switzerland 26,732
1961–62   POR Benfica 5–3   ESP Real Madrid Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands 61,257
1962–63   ITA Milan 2–1   POR Benfica Wembley Stadium, London, England 45,715
1963–64   ITA Inter Milan 3–1   ESP Real Madrid Praterstadion, Vienna, Austria 71,333
1964–65   ITA Inter Milan 1–0   POR Benfica San Siro, Milan, Italy 89,000
1965–66   ESP Real Madrid 2–1   YUG Partizan Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium 46,745
1966–67   SCO Celtic 2–1   ITA Inter Milan Estádio Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal 45,000
1967–68   ENG Manchester United 4–1    POR Benfica Wembley Stadium, London, England 92,225
1968–69   ITA Milan 4–1   NED Ajax Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain 31,782
1969–70   NED Feyenoord 2–1    SCO Celtic San Siro, Milan, Italy 53,187
1970–71   NED Ajax 2–0   GRE Panathinaikos Wembley Stadium, London, England 83,179
1971–72   NED Ajax 2–0   ITA Inter Milan De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 61,354
1972–73   NED Ajax 1–0   ITA Juventus Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia 89,484
1973–74   FRG Bayern Munich 4–0&[a]   ESP Atlético Madrid Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium 72,047[b]
1974–75   FRG Bayern Munich 2–0   ENG Leeds United Parc des Princes, Paris, France 48,374
1975–76   FRG Bayern Munich 1–0   FRA Saint-Étienne Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 54,864
1976–77   ENG Liverpool 3–1   FRG Borussia Mönchengladbach Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 57,000
1977–78   ENG Liverpool 1–0   BEL Club Brugge Wembley Stadium, London, England 92,500
1978–79   ENG Nottingham Forest 1–0   SWE Malmö FF Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany 57,500
1979–80   ENG Nottingham Forest 1–0   FRG Hamburger SV Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain 51,000
1980–81   ENG Liverpool 1–0   ESP Real Madrid Parc des Princes, Paris, France 48,360
1981–82   ENG Aston Villa 1–0   FRG Bayern Munich De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 46,000
1982–83   FRG Hamburger SV 1–0   ITA Juventus Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece 73,500
1983–84   ENG Liverpool 1–1*[c]   ITA Roma Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 69,693
1984–85   ITA Juventus 1–0   ENG Liverpool Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium 58,000
1985–86   ROU Steaua București 0–0*[d]   ESP Barcelona Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain 70,000
1986–87   POR Porto 2–1   FRG Bayern Munich Praterstadion, Vienna, Austria 57,500
1987–88   NED PSV Eindhoven 0–0*[e]   POR Benfica Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, West Germany 68,000
1988–89   ITA Milan 4–0   ROU Steaua București Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain 97,000
1989–90   ITA Milan 1–0   POR Benfica Praterstadion, Vienna, Austria 57,558
1990–91   YUG Red Star Belgrade 0–0*[f]   FRA Marseille Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy 56,000
1991–92   ESP Barcelona 1–0    ITA Sampdoria Wembley Stadium, London, England 70,827
1992–93   FRA Marseille 1–0   ITA Milan Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany 64,400
1993–94   ITA Milan 4–0   ESP Barcelona Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece 70,000
1994–95   NED Ajax 1–0   ITA Milan Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 49,730
1995–96   ITA Juventus 1–1*[g]   NED Ajax Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 70,000
1996–97   GER Borussia Dortmund 3–1   ITA Juventus Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany 59,000
1997–98   ESP Real Madrid 1–0   ITA Juventus Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 48,500
1998–99   ENG Manchester United 2–1   GER Bayern Munich Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain 90,245
1999–2000   ESP Real Madrid 3–0   ESP Valencia Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 80,000
2000–01   GER Bayern Munich 1–1*[h]   ESP Valencia San Siro, Milan, Italy 71,500
2001–02   ESP Real Madrid 2–1   GER Bayer Leverkusen Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 50,499
2002–03   ITA Milan 0–0*[i]   ITA Juventus Old Trafford, Manchester, England 62,315
2003–04   POR Porto 3–0   FRA Monaco Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 53,053
2004–05   ENG Liverpool 3–3*[j]   ITA Milan Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey 69,000
2005–06   ESP Barcelona 2–1   ENG Arsenal Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 79,610
2006–07   ITA Milan 2–1   ENG Liverpool Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece 63,000
2007–08   ENG Manchester United 1–1*[k]   ENG Chelsea Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia 67,310
2008–09   ESP Barcelona 2–0   ENG Manchester United Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 62,467
2009–10   ITA Inter Milan 2–0   GER Bayern Munich Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain 73,490
2010–11   ESP Barcelona 3–1   ENG Manchester United Wembley Stadium, London, England 87,695
2011–12   ENG Chelsea 1–1*[l]   GER Bayern Munich Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany 62,500
2012–13   GER Bayern Munich 2–1   GER Borussia Dortmund Wembley Stadium, London, England 86,298
2013–14   ESP Real Madrid 4–1    ESP Atlético Madrid Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal 60,976
2014–15   ESP Barcelona 3–1   ITA Juventus Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany 70,442
2015–16   ESP Real Madrid 1–1*[m]   ESP Atlético Madrid San Siro, Milan, Italy 71,942
2016–17   ESP Real Madrid 4–1   ITA Juventus Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales 65,842
2017–18   ESP Real Madrid 3–1   ENG Liverpool NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine 61,561
2018–19   ENG Liverpool 2–0   ENG Tottenham Hotspur Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Spain 63,272
2019–20   GER Bayern Munich 1–0   FRA Paris Saint-Germain Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal 0[n]
Upcoming finals
Season Finalist Match Finalist Venue
Nation Team Nation Team
2020–21 v Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey
2021–22 v Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2022–23 v Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
2023–24 v Wembley Stadium, London, England

PerformancesEdit

By clubEdit

Performances in the European Cup and UEFA Champions League by club
Club Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons 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
  Inter Milan 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
  Hamburger SV 1 1 1983 1980
  Steaua București 1 1 1986 1989
  Marseille 1 1 1993 1991
  Borussia Dortmund 1 1 1997 2013
  Chelsea 1 1 2012 2008
  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
  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

Teams from thirteen nations have been to a Champions League final, and teams from ten of those have won the competition. Since the 1995–96 season, other than Porto's win in 2003–04, the winners have come from one of only four nations – Spain (11), England (5), Germany (4) and Italy (4) – and other than Monaco in 2003–04 and Paris Saint-Germain in 2019–20, the runners-up have all come from the same four nations.

Performances in finals by nation
Nation Titles Runners-up Total
  Spain 18 11 29
  England 13 9 22
  Italy 12 16 28
  Germany[o] 8 10 18
  Netherlands 6 2 8
  Portugal 4 5 9
  France 1 6 7
  Romania 1 1 2
  Scotland 1 1 2
  Yugoslavia[p] 1 1 2
  Belgium 0 1 1
  Greece 0 1 1
  Sweden 0 1 1


See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The first final, played two days earlier, ended 1–1 after extra time.[12]
  2. ^ 48,722 in the first match, 23,325 in the replay.
  3. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Liverpool won the penalty shoot-out 4–2.[13]
  4. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Steaua București won the penalty shoot-out 2–0.[14]
  5. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. PSV Eindhoven won the penalty shoot-out 6–5.[15]
  6. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Red Star Belgrade won the penalty shoot-out 5–3.[16]
  7. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Juventus won the penalty shoot-out 4–2.[17]
  8. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Bayern Munich won the penalty shoot-out 5–4.[18]
  9. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. A.C. Milan won the penalty shoot-out 3–2.[19]
  10. ^ Score was 3–3 after 90 minutes and extra time. Liverpool won the penalty shoot-out 3–2.[20]
  11. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Manchester United won the penalty shoot-out 6–5.[21]
  12. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Chelsea won the penalty shoot-out 4–3.[22]
  13. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Real Madrid won the penalty shoot-out 5–3.[23]
  14. ^ The 2020 final was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[24]
  15. ^ Includes clubs representing West Germany. No clubs representing East Germany appeared in a final.
  16. ^ Both Yugoslav final appearances were by clubs from SR Serbia

ReferencesEdit

General

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  • "European Champion Clubs' Cup – History". UEFA. Retrieved 13 May 2020.

Specific

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  8. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Champions' League 2009/10" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  9. ^ Haslam, Andrew (27 May 2009). "Spain savour European pre-eminence". UEFA. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  10. ^ "1985: English teams banned after Heysel". BBC News. 31 May 1985. Retrieved 8 August 2006.
  11. ^ "UEFA Champions League – Statistics Handbook 2012/13" (PDF). UEFA. p. 141. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
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  13. ^ "1983/84: Kennedy spot on for Liverpool". UEFA. 30 May 1984. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  14. ^ "1985/86: Steaua stun Barcelona". UEFA. 7 May 1986. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  15. ^ "1987/88: PSV prosper from Oranje boom". UEFA. 25 May 1988. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  16. ^ "1990/91: Crvena Zvezda spot on". UEFA. 29 May 1991. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  17. ^ "1995/96: Juve hold their nerve". UEFA. 22 May 1996. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  18. ^ "2000/01: Kahn saves day for Bayern". UEFA. 23 May 2001. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  19. ^ "2002/03: Shevchenko spot on for Milan". UEFA. 28 May 2003. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
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  21. ^ "2007/08: Fate favours triumphant United". UEFA. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  22. ^ "Shoot-out win ends Chelsea's long wait for glory". UEFA. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  23. ^ "Spot-on Real Madrid defeat Atlético in final again". UEFA. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  24. ^ "Venues for Round of 16 matches confirmed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.