UEFA Futsal Champions League

The UEFA Futsal Champions League is an annual futsal competition for European club teams organized by UEFA. It was founded as the UEFA Futsal Cup in 2001[1] and replaced the Futsal European Clubs Championship, an unofficial competition held since 1984. The final of the first edition was disputed as a single game in Lisbon, while the following four editions were decided over two legs. Since 2006–07, the winner is decided through a final four tournament.

UEFA Futsal Champions League
UEFA Futsal Champions League logo.svg
UEFA Futsal Champions League logo
Founded2001; 20 years ago (2001)
(rebranded in 2018)
RegionUEFA
Current championsSpain Barcelona (3rd title)
Most successful club(s)Spain Inter FS (5 titles)
Television broadcastersList of broadcasters
WebsiteOfficial website
2020–21 UEFA Futsal Champions League

In 2018 the tournament was rebranded to UEFA Futsal Champions League[2]

WinnersEdit

Season Winners Score Runners-up Losing semi-finalists
2001–02   Playas de Castellón 5–1   Action 21 Charleroi   MNK Split and   Sporting CP
2002–03   Playas de Castellón 7–5 (1–1, 6–4)   Action 21 Charleroi   Furpile Prato and   Inter FS
2003–04   Inter FS 7–5 (4–1, 3–4)   Benfica   Action 21 Charleroi and   Playas de Castellón
2004–05   Action 21 Charleroi 10–9 (4–3, 6–6)   Dinamo Moskva   ElPozo Murcia and   Inter FS
2005–06   Inter FS 9–7 (6–3, 3–4)   Dinamo Moskva   Kairat Almaty and   Shakhtar Donetsk
Season Champion Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2006–07   Dinamo Moskva 2–1   Inter FS   ElPozo Murcia 1–1 (4–3 pen.)   Action 21 Charleroi
2007–08   Viz-Sinara Yekaterinburg 4–4 (3–2 pen.)   ElPozo Murcia   Dinamo Moskva 5–0   Kairat Almaty
2008–09   Inter FS 5–1   Viz-Sinara Yekaterinburg   Kairat Almaty 1–0   Dinamo Moskva
2009–10   Benfica 3–2 (a.e.t.)   Inter FS   Araz Naxçivan 2–2 (5–4 pen.)   Luparense
2010–11   Montesilvano 5–2   Sporting CP   Kairat Almaty 3–3 (5–3 pen.)   Benfica
2011–12   Barcelona 3–1   Dinamo Moskva   Marca Futsal 3–3 (4–3 pen.)   Sporting CP
2012–13   Kairat Almaty 4–3   Dinamo Moskva   Barcelona 4–1   Iberia Star Tbilisi
2013–14   Barcelona 5–2 (a.e.t.)   Dinamo Moskva   Araz Naxçivan 6–4   Kairat Almaty
2014–15   Kairat Almaty 3–2   Barcelona   Sporting CP 8–3   Dina Moskva
2015–16   Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk 4–3   Inter FS   Benfica 2–2 (2–0 pen.)   ASD Pescara
2016–17   Inter FS 7–0   Sporting CP   Kairat Almaty 5–5 (3–2 pen.)   Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
2017–18   Inter FS 5–2   Sporting CP   Barcelona 7–1   Győri ETO
2018–19   Sporting CP 2–1   Kairat Almaty   Barcelona 3–1   Inter FS
2019–20   Barcelona 2–1   ElPozo Murcia   KPRF 2–2 (3–1 pen.)   Tyumen

Records and statisticsEdit

Performance by teamEdit

Team Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
  Inter FS 5 3 2004, 2006, 2009, 2017, 2018 2007, 2010, 2016
  Barcelona 3 1 2012, 2014, 2020 2015
  Kairat Almaty 2 1 2013, 2015 2019
  Playas de Castellón 2 0 2002, 2003
  Dinamo Moskva 1 5 2007 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014
  Sporting CP 1 3 2019 2011, 2017, 2018
  Action 21 Charleroi 1 2 2005 2002, 2003
  Viz-Sinara Yekaterinburg 1 1 2008 2009
  Benfica 1 1 2010 2004
  Montesilvano 1 0 2011
  Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk 1 0 2016
  ElPozo Murcia 0 2 2008, 2020
Total 19 19

Performance by countryEdit

Rank Country Winners Runners-up Total
1   Spain 10 6 16
2   Russia 3 6 9
3   Portugal 2 4 6
4   Kazakhstan 2 1 3
5   Belgium 1 2 3
6   Italy 1 0 1
Total 19 19 38

Note: There were no third place playoff matches prior the 2006–07 season.

Top scorersEdit

All-time top scorersEdit

Rank Player Team(s) Goals
1   André Vanderlei   Action 21 Charleroi,   Châtelineau Futsal 54
2   Lúcio   Action 21 Charleroi,   Iberia Star,   Futsal Charleroi 50
3   Ricardinho   Benfica,   Inter FS 49
4   Vitaliy Borisov   AMMK Baku,   Olimpik,   Araz Naxçivan,   KMF Ekonomac 45
5   Cirilo   MFK Dinamo Moskva 44
6   Schumacher   Inter FS 41
7   Alex Martins   Action 21 Charleroi,   Sporting CP 40
  Arnaldo Pereira   Benfica,   FK Nikars,   Baku United 40
  Leo Conceição   Action 21 Charleroi 40

Source:[12]

Players recordsEdit

Record Date Game Player Age
Youngest player in the history of UEFA Futsal Cup participating in a game[13] 3 October 2010   Athina 90 3-9 Time Lviv   Panagiotis Paouris 13 years, 9 months and 17 days
Youngest player in the history of UEFA Futsal Cup scoring a goal[13] 3 October 2010   Athina 90 3-9 Time Lviv   Panagiotis Paouris 13 years, 9 months and 17 days

BroadcastersEdit

For the final four round, will be live streamed by UEFA TV in the unsold markets with highlights available in all territories.[14][15]

2018-2021Edit

EuropeEdit

Country/Region Broadcaster
Free Pay
  Azerbaijan Saran
  Kazakhstan

[16]

Khabar
Arena Sport
  Cyprus CytaVision
  Greece Cosmote Sport
  Ireland BT Sport
  United Kingdom
  Israel Sport 5
NENT
  Poland Polsat Sport
  Portugal Eleven Sports
  Romania Digi Sport (Romania)
Telekom Sport
  Russia Match TV
  Spain Gol
Barca TV

Outside EuropeEdit

Country/Region Broadcaster
Free Pay
  Australia SBS
  Canada DAZN
  Japan
  Caribbean ESPN
Saran
  China PPTV
  New Zealand Sky Sport

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA to revamp and expand futsal competitions". UEFA.com. 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ "The story of the rebranded UEFA Futsal Champions League". FutsalFeed.com. 7 October 2020.
  3. ^ UEFA.com. "Records and statistics of UEFA club futsal". UEFA.com.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-04-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ UEFA.com. "Thirteen lucky for top scorer Bali". UEFA.com.
  6. ^ UEFA.com. "Makhoukhi takes top scorer honour". UEFA.com.
  7. ^ UEFA.com. "Joel tops scorers' table". UEFA.com.
  8. ^ UEFA.com. "Kairat's Santana wins futsal finals goal rush". UEFA.com.
  9. ^ UEFA.com. "Foglia tops scorers chart after Araz heroics". UEFA.com.
  10. ^ "Top-scorer honours shared". UEFA.com. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  11. ^ UEFA.com. "Ricardinho top scores at Futsal Cup finals". UEFA.com.
  12. ^ UEFA.com. "Records and statistics of UEFA club futsal". UEFA.com.
  13. ^ a b "Uefa Futsal Cup, analisi delle avversarie della Luparense: Lokomotiv Kharkiv, Baku e Athina" (in Italian). calcioa5live.com. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Where to watch the UEFA Futsal Champions League finals". UEFA. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  15. ^ UEFA.com (2020-10-08). "Where to watch the UEFA Futsal Champions League finals". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2020-10-09.
  16. ^ "Khabar TV channel to broadcast UEFA Futsal Champions League". KFF. Retrieved 2019-04-26.

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