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UEFA club competition records and statistics

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TeamsEdit

UEFA club competition winnersEdit

Real Madrid hold the record for the most overall titles (22) and A.C. Milan with most UEFA Super Cup wins (5), a record shared with Barcelona.[1] The Madrilenian club have record thirteen were achieved in the UEFA Champions League and its predecessor.[2] Barcelona have a record four titles in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup while Sevilla have a record of five UEFA Cup and Europa League titles.[3] Finally, German clubs Hamburg, Schalke 04, and Stuttgart and Spanish club Villarreal are the record holders by titles won in the UEFA Intertoto Cup (2 each).

List of teams to have won the three main European club competitionsEdit

To date, only five clubs have won all three main UEFA club competitions at different points in their history, the "European Treble" of European Cup/UEFA Champions League, European/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.[4]

Although the Cup Winners' Cup no longer exists, there are 27 of its former winners who could still add wins in the other two competitions to achieve this UEFA treble. Nine of those teams are just one trophy away from the feat; namely five-time Champions League winners and four-time Cup Winners' Cup holders Barcelona[5][6] and seven-time Champions League winners and two-time Cup Winners' Cup holders Milan, which are just one Europa League trophy away from achieving the UEFA treble.

Club First title Second title Treble title
  Juventus 1976–77 UEFA Cup 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup 1984–85 European Cup
  Ajax 1970–71 European Cup 1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup 1991–92 UEFA Cup
  Bayern Munich 1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup 1973–74 European Cup 1995–96 UEFA Cup
  Chelsea 1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup 2011–12 UEFA Champions League 2012–13 UEFA Europa League
  Manchester United 1967–68 European Cup 1990–91 European Cup Winners' Cup 2016–17 UEFA Europa League

Note: per criteria for achieving European Treble, shows first win only for any club with multiple wins of same competition.

Juventus has received, in recognition of being the first side in European football history to win all three major UEFA club competitions and the only one to reach it with the same coach,[7] The UEFA Plaque from the Confederation in 1988.[8]

Only once have three different clubs from the same country, Italy in 1989–90, won all three main UEFA club competitions in the same season, a feat that will not be repeated since the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup no longer exists:[9]

Club Title
  A.C. Milan 1989–90 European Cup
  Sampdoria 1989–90 European Cup Winners' Cup
  Juventus 1989–90 UEFA Cup

List of teams to have won all UEFA club competitionsEdit

Juventus was the first club – and remains the only one club at present – in association football history to have won all six official confederation tournaments.[10]

Club First Title Second Title Third Title Fourth Title Fifth Title Sixth Title
  Juventus 1976–77 UEFA Cup 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup 1984 European Super Cup 1984–85 European Cup 1985 Intercontinental Cup 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup

Note: per criteria for achieving all confederation competitions, shows first win only in the case of club's multiple wins of same competition.

All finalists from one countryEdit

The 2018–19 season was the first time that all European finals feature only one country (England). In the Champions League final, English clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool battled for the cup, while two other English sides – both are London clubs – Chelsea and Arsenal reached the Europa League final.[11][12]

Season Competition Winners Runners-up
2018–19 UEFA Champions League   Liverpool   Tottenham Hotspur
UEFA Europa League   Chelsea   Arsenal
UEFA Super Cup   Liverpool   Chelsea

PlayersEdit

List of players to have won the three main European club competitionsEdit

The table below show the only nine players who have won all three major UEFA club competitions.[13][14] (chronological order).

Footballer European Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/
Europa League
[15]
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  Gaetano Scirea 1985Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus
  Antonio Cabrini
  Marco Tardelli
  Arnold Mühren 1973Ajax 1981Ipswich Town 1987Ajax
  Sergio Brio 1985Juventus 1990Juventus 1984Juventus
  Stefano Tacconi
  Danny Blind 1995Ajax 1992Ajax 1987Ajax
  Gianluca Vialli 1996Juventus 1993Juventus 1990Sampdoria
  Vitor Baía 2004Porto 2003Porto 1997Barcelona

Note: per criteria for achieving European Treble, shows first win only for any player with multiple wins of same competition.

List of players to have won all international club competitionsEdit

The table below show the only six players who have won all international tournaments recognised by UEFA[16] and FIFA (chronological order).

Footballer European Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/
Europa League
[14]
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Super Cup Intercontinental Cup
  Gaetano Scirea 1985Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus
  Antonio Cabrini
  Arnold Mühren 1973Ajax 1981Ipswich Town 1987Ajax 1973Ajax 1972Ajax
  Stefano Tacconi 1985Juventus 1990Juventus 1984Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus
  Sergio Brio
  Danny Blind 1995Ajax 1992Ajax 1987Ajax 1995Ajax 1995Ajax

Top appearances in UEFA club competitionsEdit

As of 17 April 2019[17]

Includes UEFA Champions League (UCL), UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (CWC), UEFA Europa League (UEL), UEFA Intertoto Cup (UIC), UEFA Super Cup (USC), Intercontinental Cup (IC)

Rank Player Games Goals Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Retirement Club(s)
1   Iker Casillas 188 0 0.00 1999 Real Madrid
Porto
2   Paolo Maldini 174 3 0.02 1985 2009 A.C. Milan
3   Xavi 173 13 0.08 1999 2015 Barcelona
4   Pepe Reina 171 0 0.00 2000 Barcelona
Villarreal
Liverpool
Napoli
A.C. Milan
5   Cristiano Ronaldo 170 129 0.76 2002 Sporting CP
Manchester United
Real Madrid
Juventus
6   Gianluigi Buffon 165 0 0.00 1995 Parma
Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain
7   Clarence Seedorf 163 15 0.09 1992 2012 Ajax
Sampdoria
Real Madrid
Inter Milan
A.C. Milan
8   Raúl 161 77 0.48 1995 Real Madrid
Schalke 04
9   Javier Zanetti 160 5 0.03 1995 2014 Inter Milan
10   Ryan Giggs 159 29 0.18 1991 Manchester United

Bold = Still active

Top scorers in UEFA club competitionsEdit

As of 20 June 2019[18]

Includes UEFA Champions League (UCL), UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (UCWC), UEFA Europa League (UEL), UEFA Intertoto Cup (Int), UEFA Super Cup (SC), Intercontinental Cup (IC)

Rank Player Goals Games Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Retirement Club(s)
1   Cristiano Ronaldo 129 170 0.76 2002 Sporting CP
Manchester United
Real Madrid
Juventus
2   Lionel Messi 115 139 0.83 2004 Barcelona
3   Raúl 77 161 0.48 1995 2012 Real Madrid
Schalke 04
4   Filippo Inzaghi 70 114 0.61 Parma
Juventus
Milan
5   Andriy Shevchenko 67 143 0.47 1994 Dynamo Kyiv
Milan
Chelsea
6   Gerd Müller 62 71 0.87 1967 1981 Bayern Munich
  Ruud van Nistelrooy 92 0.67 1998 2012 PSV
Manchester United
Real Madrid
Hamburger SV
8   Karim Benzema 61 115 0.53 2005 Lyon
Real Madrid
9   Robert Lewandowski 60 104 0.58 2008 Lech Poznań
Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich
10   Henrik Larsson 59 108 0.55 1996 2009 Feyenoord
Celtic
Barcelona
Manchester United
Helsingborg
  Thierry Henry 140 0.42 2014 Monaco
Juventus
Arsenal
Barcelona
  Sergio Agüero 98 0.60 2007 Atlético Madrid
Manchester City

Bold = Still active

ManagersEdit

List of managers to have won the three main European club competitionsEdit

The table below show the only two managers who have won all three major UEFA club competitions[14] (chronological order).

Manager European Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/
Europa League
[14]
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  Udo Lattek 1974Bayern Munich 1979Borussia Mönchengladbach 1982Barcelona
  Giovanni Trapattoni 1985Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus
  José Mourinho 2004Porto 2003Porto 1997Barcelona (assistant coach)

Note: per criteria for achieving all confederation competitions, shows first win only for any manager with multiple wins of same competition.

Notably, French manager Arsène Wenger is the only manager who has been runner-up in all three major UEFA club competitions.[19] He finished runner-up in the 1991–92 European Cup Winners' Cup with Monaco and in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup and 2005–06 UEFA Champions League with Arsenal.

List of managers to have won all international club competitionsEdit

The table below shows the only manager to have won all international tournaments recognised by UEFA[14] and FIFA.

Manager European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/
Europa League
[14]
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Super Cup Intercontinental Cup
  Giovanni Trapattoni 1985Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus

Note: per criteria for achieving all confederation competitions, shows first win only in the case of manager's multiple wins of same competition.

AttendanceEdit

Highest attendance for a UEFA club competitionEdit

Rank Match Date Competition Stadium and City Attendance Refs
1   Celtic 2–1   Leeds United 15 April 1970 European Cup Semi-final Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 136,505 (official attendance) [20]

NoteEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Final facts and figures". UEFA. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Competition format". UEFA. 13 July 2005. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Chelsea join illustrious trio". UEFA. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Un dilema histórico". El Mundo Deportivo's Historical Archive (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 September 2003.
  6. ^ "El Barça, gran atracción del sorteo". El Mundo Deportivo's Historical Archive (in Spanish). 16 July 1992.
  7. ^ "Giovanni Trapattoni". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 31 May 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  8. ^ Giorgio Viglino (13 July 1988). "Boniperti e Futre, è la volta buona" (in Italian). La Stampa. p. 22. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  9. ^ "1989/90: Rijkaard seals Milan triumph". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 23 May 1990. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  10. ^ In addition, Juventus were the first club in association football history to have won all possible continental competitions (e.g., the international tournaments organised by UEFA and held exclusively in Eurasia) and the world title and remain the only at international level to achieve this, cf. "Legend: UEFA club competitions". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 21 August 2006. Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
    "1985: Juventus end European drought". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 8 December 1985. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Has one country ever had all European finalists before?". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Champions League & Europa League: English clubs make history by taking four final places". BBC Sport. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Treble chance for Vítor Baía". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 21 May 2004. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  14. ^ a b c d e f The European Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1958–1971) is not included in this list because is not recognised as official European competition by UEFA. See: "History of the UEFA Cup". uefa.com.. The Intertoto Cup, competition per clubs recognised by the main football organisation in Europe since 1995, is not included in this list.
  15. ^ The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1958–1971) is not included in this list because it was not organised by UEFA. See: "History of the UEFA Cup". uefa.com. and "European club competitions recognised by UEFA (page 23)" (PDF)..
  16. ^ The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1958–1971) is not included in this list because is not recognised as official European competition by UEFA. See: "History of the UEFA Cup". uefa.com.. The Intertoto Cup, competition per clubs recognised by the main football organisation in Europe since 1995, is not included in this list.
  17. ^ "Who has made more than 150 UEFA club appearances?". UEFA. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Who has scored 50+ UEFA club goals?". UEFA. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  19. ^ The European Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1958–1971) is not included in this list because is not recognised as official European competition by UEFA. See: "History of the UEFA Cup". uefa.com.. The Intertoto Cup, competition per clubs recognised by the main football organisation in Europe since 1995, is not included in this list.
  20. ^ "Celtic's Battles of Britain". BBC. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2013.