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List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League finals

The UEFA Champions League is a seasonal football competition established in 1955.[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] Prior to the 1992–93 season, the tournament was named the European Cup.[1] 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.[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 championsEngland Liverpool (6th title)
Most successful club(s)Spain Real Madrid (13 titles)
2019–20 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 competition. 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] Italy have produced 12 winners from three clubs and England have produced 13 winners from five clubs. English teams were banned from the competition for five years following the Heysel disaster in 1985.[10] The current champions are Liverpool, who beat Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019 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 Nation Winners Score Runners-up Nation Venue Att.[11]
1955–56   Spain Real Madrid 4–3 Reims   France   Parc des Princes, Paris 38,239
1956–57   Spain Real Madrid 2–0 Fiorentina   Italy   Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 124,000
1957–58   Spain Real Madrid 3–2  Milan   Italy   Heysel Stadium, Brussels 67,000
1958–59   Spain Real Madrid 2–0 Reims   France   Neckarstadion, Stuttgart 72,000
1959–60   Spain Real Madrid 7–3 Eintracht Frankfurt   West Germany   Hampden Park, Glasgow 127,621
1960–61   Portugal Benfica 3–2 Barcelona   Spain   Wankdorf Stadium, Bern 26,732
1961–62   Portugal Benfica 5–3 Real Madrid   Spain   Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam 61,257
1962–63   Italy Milan 2–1 Benfica   Portugal   Wembley Stadium, London 45,715
1963–64   Italy Internazionale 3–1 Real Madrid   Spain   Prater Stadium, Vienna 71,333
1964–65   Italy Internazionale 1–0 Benfica   Portugal   San Siro, Milan 89,000
1965–66   Spain Real Madrid 2–1 Partizan   Yugoslavia   Heysel Stadium, Brussels 46,745
1966–67   Scotland Celtic 2–1 Internazionale   Italy   Estádio Nacional, Lisbon 45,000
1967–68   England Manchester United 4–1  Benfica   Portugal   Wembley Stadium, London 92,225
1968–69   Italy Milan 4–1 Ajax   Netherlands   Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 31,782
1969–70   Netherlands Feyenoord 2–1  Celtic   Scotland   San Siro, Milan 53,187
1970–71   Netherlands Ajax 2–0 Panathinaikos   Greece   Wembley Stadium, London 83,179
1971–72   Netherlands Ajax 2–0 Internazionale   Italy   De Kuip, Rotterdam 61,354
1972–73   Netherlands Ajax 1–0 Juventus   Italy   Red Star Stadium, Belgrade 89,484
1973–74   West Germany Bayern Munich 4–0&[A] Atlético Madrid   Spain   Heysel Stadium, Brussels 72,047
1974–75   West Germany Bayern Munich 2–0 Leeds United   England   Parc des Princes, Paris 48,374
1975–76   West Germany Bayern Munich 1–0 Saint-Étienne   France   Hampden Park, Glasgow 54,864
1976–77   England Liverpool 3–1 Borussia Mönchengladbach   West Germany   Stadio Olimpico, Rome 57,000
1977–78   England Liverpool 1–0 Club Brugge   Belgium   Wembley Stadium, London 92,500
1978–79   England Nottingham Forest 1–0 Malmö FF   Sweden   Olympiastadion, Munich 57,500
1979–80   England Nottingham Forest 1–0 Hamburg   West Germany   Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 51,000
1980–81   England Liverpool 1–0 Real Madrid   Spain   Parc des Princes, Paris 48,360
1981–82   England Aston Villa 1–0 Bayern Munich   West Germany   De Kuip, Rotterdam 46,000
1982–83   West Germany Hamburg 1–0 Juventus   Italy   Olympic Stadium, Athens 73,500
1983–84   England Liverpool 1–1*[B] Roma   Italy   Stadio Olimpico, Rome 69,693
1984–85   Italy Juventus 1–0 Liverpool   England   Heysel Stadium, Brussels 58,000
1985–86   Romania Steaua București 0–0*[C] Barcelona   Spain   Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville 70,000
1986–87   Portugal Porto 2–1 Bayern Munich   West Germany   Prater Stadium, Vienna 57,500
1987–88   Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–0*[D] Benfica   Portugal   Neckarstadion, Stuttgart 68,000
1988–89   Italy Milan 4–0 Steaua București   Romania   Camp Nou, Barcelona 97,000
1989–90   Italy Milan 1–0 Benfica   Portugal   Prater Stadium, Vienna 57,558
1990–91   Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 0–0*[E] Marseille   France   Stadio San Nicola, Bari 56,000
1991–92   Spain Barcelona 1–0  Sampdoria   Italy   Wembley Stadium, London 70,827
1992–93   France Marseille 1–0 Milan   Italy   Olympiastadion, Munich 64,400
1993–94   Italy Milan 4–0 Barcelona   Spain   Olympic Stadium, Athens 70,000
1994–95   Netherlands Ajax 1–0 Milan   Italy   Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna 49,730
1995–96   Italy Juventus 1–1*[F] Ajax   Netherlands   Stadio Olimpico, Rome 70,000
1996–97   Germany Borussia Dortmund 3–1 Juventus   Italy   Olympiastadion, Munich 59,000
1997–98   Spain Real Madrid 1–0 Juventus   Italy   Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam 48,500
1998–99   England Manchester United 2–1 Bayern Munich   Germany   Camp Nou, Barcelona 90,245
1999–2000   Spain Real Madrid 3–0 Valencia   Spain   Stade de France, Saint-Denis 80,000
2000–01   Germany Bayern Munich 1–1*[G] Valencia   Spain   San Siro, Milan 71,500
2001–02   Spain Real Madrid 2–1 Bayer Leverkusen   Germany   Hampden Park, Glasgow 50,499
2002–03   Italy Milan 0–0*[H] Juventus   Italy   Old Trafford, Manchester 62,315
2003–04   Portugal Porto 3–0 Monaco   France   Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen 53,053
2004–05   England Liverpool 3–3*[I] Milan   Italy   Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul 69,000
2005–06   Spain Barcelona 2–1 Arsenal   England   Stade de France, Saint-Denis 79,610
2006–07   Italy Milan 2–1 Liverpool   England   Olympic Stadium, Athens 63,000
2007–08   England Manchester United 1–1*[J] Chelsea   England   Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 67,310
2008–09   Spain Barcelona 2–0 Manchester United   England   Stadio Olimpico, Rome 62,467
2009–10   Italy Internazionale 2–0 Bayern Munich   Germany   Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 73,490
2010–11   Spain Barcelona 3–1 Manchester United   England   Wembley Stadium, London 87,695
2011–12   England Chelsea 1–1*[K] Bayern Munich   Germany   Allianz Arena, Munich 62,500
2012–13   Germany Bayern Munich 2–1 Borussia Dortmund   Germany   Wembley Stadium, London 86,298
2013–14   Spain Real Madrid 4–1  Atlético Madrid   Spain   Estádio da Luz, Lisbon 60,976
2014–15   Spain Barcelona 3–1 Juventus   Italy   Olympiastadion, Berlin 70,442
2015–16   Spain Real Madrid 1–1*[L] Atlético Madrid   Spain   San Siro, Milan 71,942
2016–17   Spain Real Madrid 4–1 Juventus   Italy   Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 65,842
2017–18   Spain Real Madrid 3–1 Liverpool   England   NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev 61,561
2018–19   England Liverpool 2–0 Tottenham Hotspur   England   Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid 63,272
Upcoming finals
Season Nation Finalist Match Finalist Nation Venue
2019–20 v   Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul
2020–21 v   Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
2021–22 v   Allianz Arena, Munich
2022–23 v   Wembley Stadium, London

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
  Liverpool 6 3 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019 1985, 2007, 2018
  Bayern Munich 5 5 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013 1982, 1987, 1999, 2010, 2012
  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
  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


By nationEdit

Teams from ten different nations have won the Champions League, and thirteen nations have sent a team to the finals. Since the 1996–97 season, however (other than Porto's win in 2003–04), the winners have come from one of only four nations – Spain (11), England (5), Italy (3), and Germany (3) – and (other than Monaco's performance in 2003–04) the runners-up have all come from the same four nations.

Performance by nation
Nation Winners Runners-up
  Spain 18 11
  England 13 9
  Italy 12 16
  Germany 7 10
  Netherlands 6 2
  Portugal 4 5
  France 1 5
  Romania 1 1
  Scotland 1 1
  Yugoslavia 1 1
  Belgium 0 1
  Greece 0 1
  Sweden 0 1

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

A. ^ The first final, played two days earlier, ended 1–1 after extra time.[12]

B. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Liverpool won the penalty shoot-out 4–2.[13]

C. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Steaua București won the penalty shoot-out 2–0.[14]

D. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. PSV Eindhoven won the penalty shoot-out 6–5.[15]

E. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Red Star Belgrade won the penalty shoot-out 5–3.[16]

F. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Juventus won the penalty shoot-out 4–2.[17]

G. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Bayern Munich won the penalty shoot-out 5–4.[18]

H. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Milan won the penalty shoot-out 3–2.[19]

I. ^ Score was 3–3 after 90 minutes and extra time. Liverpool won the penalty shoot-out 3–2.[20]

J. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Manchester United won the penalty shoot-out 6–5.[21]

K. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Chelsea won the penalty shoot-out 4–3.[22]

L. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Real Madrid won the penalty shoot-out 5–3.[23]

ReferencesEdit

General

  • "European Champions' Cup". Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). 31 May 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  • "European Champion Clubs' Cup – History" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. p. 64. Retrieved 7 March 2013.

Specific

  1. ^ a b "Football's top club competition". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Competition format". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  3. ^ "1997/98: Seventh heaven for Madrid". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Liverpool get in Champions League". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 10 June 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  5. ^ "UEFA Champions League Museum" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. p. 10. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  6. ^ Vieli, André, ed. (October 2005). "A brand-new trophy" (PDF). UEFA Direct. Union of European Football Associations (42): 8. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2007/08" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 March 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Champions' League 2009/10" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  9. ^ Haslam, Andrew (27 May 2009). "Spain savour European pre-eminence". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  10. ^ "1985: English teams banned after Heysel". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 31 May 1985. Retrieved 8 August 2006.
  11. ^ "UEFA Champions League – Statistics Handbook 2012/13" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. p. 141. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  12. ^ "1973/74: Muller ends Bayern wait". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 May 1974. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  13. ^ "1983/84: Kennedy spot on for Liverpool". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 30 May 1984. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  14. ^ "1985/86: Steaua stun Barcelona". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 7 May 1986. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  15. ^ "1987/88: PSV prosper from Oranje boom". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 May 1988. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  16. ^ "1990/91: Crvena Zvezda spot on". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 May 1991. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  17. ^ "1995/96: Juve hold their nerve". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 22 May 1996. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  18. ^ "2000/01: Kahn saves day for Bayern". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 May 2001. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  19. ^ "2002/03: Shevchenko spot on for Milan". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 28 May 2003. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  20. ^ "2004/05: Liverpool belief defies Milan". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 25 May 2005. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  21. ^ "2007/08: Fate favours triumphant United". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  22. ^ "Shoot-out win ends Chelsea's long wait for glory". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  23. ^ "Spot-on Real Madrid defeat Atlético in final again". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.