European cup and champions league records and statistics


This page details statistics of the European Cup and Champions League. Unless notified these statistics concern all seasons since inception of the European Cup in the 1955–56 season, including qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League as per "Competition facts";[1] all goals scored before league phase(s) count as "qualifying goals".

Contents

General performances

By club

By nation

Country Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Runners-up
 Spain 13 9 Real Madrid (9), Barcelona (4) Barcelona (3), Real Madrid (3), Valencia (2), Atlético Madrid (1)
 Italy 12 14 Milan (7), Internazionale (3), Juventus (2) Juventus (5), Milan (4), Internazionale (2), Fiorentina (1), Roma (1), Sampdoria (1)
 England 12 7 Liverpool (5), Manchester United (3), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (1), Chelsea (1) Liverpool (2), Manchester United (2), Leeds United (1), Arsenal (1), Chelsea (1)
 Germany 7 10 Bayern Munich (5), Hamburg (1), Borussia Dortmund (1) Bayern Munich (5), Eintracht Frankfurt (1), Borussia Mönchengladbach (1), Hamburg (1), Bayer Leverkusen (1), Borussia Dortmund (1)
 Netherlands 6 2 Ajax (4), Feyenoord (1), PSV Eindhoven (1) Ajax (2)
 Portugal 4 5 Benfica (2), Porto (2) Benfica (5)
 France 1 5 Marseille (1) Stade de Reims (2), Saint-Étienne (1), Marseille (1), AS Monaco (1)
 Scotland 1 1 Celtic (1) Celtic (1)
 Romania 1 1 Steaua București (1) Steaua București (1)
 Yugoslavia 1 1 Red Star Belgrade (1) Partizan (1)
 Greece 0 1 &
Panathinaikos (1)
 Belgium 0 1 &
Club Brugge (1)
 Sweden 0 1 &
Malmö FF (1)

By city

[2] [3]

City Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Runners-up
Italy Milan
10
6
Milan (7), Internazionale (3) Milan (4), Internazionale (2)
Spain Madrid
9
4
Real Madrid (9) Real Madrid (3), Atlético Madrid (1)
Germany Munich
5
5
Bayern Munich (5) Bayern Munich (5)
England Liverpool
5
2
Liverpool (5) Liverpool (2)
Spain Barcelona
4
3
Barcelona (4) Barcelona (3)
Netherlands Amsterdam
4
2
Ajax (4) Ajax (2)
England Manchester
3
2
Manchester United (3) Manchester United (2)
Portugal Lisbon
2
5
Benfica (2) Benfica (5)
Italy Turin
2
5
Juventus (2) Juventus (5)
England Nottingham
2
0
Nottingham Forest (2)
Portugal Porto
2
0
Porto (2)
England London
1
2
Chelsea (1) Arsenal (1), Chelsea (1)
Scotland Glasgow
1
1
Celtic (1) Celtic (1)
Germany Hamburg
1
1
Hamburg (1) Hamburg (1)
Romania Bucharest
1
1
Steaua Bucureşti (1) Steaua Bucureşti (1)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade
1
1
Red Star Belgrade (1) Partizan (1)
France Marseille
1
1
Olympique de Marseille (1) Olympique de Marseille (1)
Germany Dortmund
1
1
Borussia Dortmund (1) Borussia Dortmund (1)
Netherlands Rotterdam
1
0
Feyenoord (1)
England Birmingham
1
0
Aston Villa (1)
Netherlands Eindhoven
1
0
PSV Eindhoven (1)
France Reims
0
2
Stade de Reims (2)
Spain Valencia
0
2
Valencia (2)
Italy Florence
0
1
Fiorentina (1)
Germany Frankfurt
0
1
Eintracht Frankfurt (1)
Greece Athens
0
1
Panathinaikos (1)
England Leeds
0
1
Leeds United (1)
France Saint-Étienne
0
1
Saint-Étienne (1)
Germany Mönchengladbach
0
1
Borussia Mönchengladbach (1)
Belgium Bruges
0
1
Club Brugge (1)
Sweden Malmö
0
1
Malmö FF (1)
Italy Rome
0
1
Roma (1)
Italy Genoa
0
1
Sampdoria (1)
Germany Leverkusen
0
1
Bayer Leverkusen (1)
Monaco Monaco
0
1
Monaco (1)

All-time top ten European Cup and Champions League table

This list is current as of 04 November 2013

Rank Club Years Games W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Spain Real Madrid 44 362 211 63 88 792 401 +391 488
2 Germany Bayern Munich 30 278 157 62 59 536 272 +264 379
3 Spain Barcelona 24 248 141 60 47 483 244 +239 344
4 England Manchester United 26 246 138 60 48 458 234 +224 338
5 Italy Milan 28 244 124 63 57 409 223 +186 313
6 Italy Juventus 28 214 105 54 55 345 213 +132 264
7 Portugal Benfica 33 208 96 49 63 356 224 +132 242
8 England Liverpool 20 175 99 39 37 317 144 +173 237
9 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 32 212 92 44 76 307 259 +48 228
10 Portugal Porto 28 194 85 45 64 274 212 +62 216

All-time top 25 Champions League table

The following is a list of the top twenty-five clubs with the most points gained in the UEFA Champions League, since the introduction of the new format in season 1992–93. The clubs are primarily ranked by their points gained, on a basis of two points for a win, one for a draw and no point for a loss. The results from the qualifying rounds are not included.

This list is current as of 26 Oct 2013.

Rank Club Years Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pts% FW F SF QF
1 England Manchester United 19 193 104 50 39 332 181 +151 258 66.84 2 4 7 12
2 Spain Barcelona 18 186 104 49 33 365 187 +178 257 69.09 3 4 10 12
3 Spain Real Madrid 18 190 108 38 44 386 214 +172 254 66.84 3 3 8 11
4 Germany Bayern Munich 17 178 94 43 41 312 183 +129 231 64.89 2 5 7 12
5 Italy Milan 17 160 73 48 39 226 148 +78 194 60.63 3 6 7 9
6 England Arsenal 16 148 69 37 42 226 158 +68 175 59.12 0 1 2 6
7 Italy Juventus 14 133 62 37 34 210 138 +72 161 60.53 1 4 5 8
8 England Chelsea 12 123 62 35 26 203 109 +94 159 64.63 1 2 6 8
9 Portugal Porto 18 143 59 35 49 173 160 +13 153 53.50 1 1 2 6
10 Italy Inter 11 105 50 26 29 148 118 +30 126 60.00 1 1 2 6
11 France Lyon 12 106 50 25 31 177 123 +54 125 58.96 0 0 1 4
12 Spain Valencia 9 92 41 28 23 141 89 +52 110 59.78 0 2 2 4
13 England Liverpool 8 82 39 24 19 124 73 +51 102 62.20 1 2 3 5
14 Netherlands Ajax 12 93 36 25 34 118 104 +14 97 52.15 1 2 3 4
15 Germany Borussia Dortmund 9 75 36 18 21 111 83 +28 90 60.00 1 2 3 4
16 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 13 90 30 18 42 90 129 -39 78 43.33 0 0 1 3
17 Greece Olympiacos 15 93 29 20 44 110 149 -39 78 41.94 0 0 0 1
18 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 14 96 26 22 48 118 150 -32 74 38.54 0 0 1 2
19 Turkey Galatasaray 12 87 25 22 40 93 138 -45 72 41.38 0 0 0 3
20 Italy Roma 7 66 24 18 24 79 85 -6 66 50.00 0 0 0 2
21 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 8 68 26 13 29 104 120 -16 65 47.79 0 1 1 2
22 Greece Panathinaikos 9 74 23 18 33 76 104 -28 64 43.24 0 0 1 2
23 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 5 58 23 15 20 74 79 -5 61 52.59 0 0 1 3
24 Portugal Benfica 9 61 22 17 22 65 68 -3 61 50.00 0 0 0 3
25 France Paris Saint-Germain 6 47 25 9 13 83 54 +29 59 62.77 0 0 1 2

The clubs in bold are still competing in 2013–14 UEFA Champions League.

Number of participating clubs of the Champions League era

The following is a list of clubs that have played in or qualified for the Champions League group stages.

Clubs

Performance review (from 1992–93)

Main article: UEFA Champions League clubs performance comparison

By semi-final appearances (European Cup and UEFA Champions League)

Team No. of Appearances Years in Semi-finals
Spain Real Madrid
24
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013
Spain Barcelona
15
1960, 1961, 1975, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Germany Bayern Munich
15
1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2012, 2013
Italy Milan
13
1956, 1958, 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
England Manchester United
12
1957, 1958, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Italy Juventus
10
1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003
England Liverpool
9
1965, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 2005, 2007, 2008
Portugal Benfica
8
1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1972, 1988, 1990
Italy Internazionale
8
1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1981, 2003, 2010
Netherlands Ajax
8
1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1995, 1996, 1997
England Chelsea
6
2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012
Germany Borussia Dortmund
4
1964, 1997, 1998, 2013
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
4
1957, 1971, 1991, 1992
Scotland Celtic
4
1967, 1970, 1972, 1974
Spain Atlético Madrid
3
1959, 1971, 1974
West Germany Hamburg
3
1961, 1980, 1983
England Leeds United
3
1970, 1975, 2001
Greece Panathinaikos
3
1971, 1985, 1996
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
3
1976, 1988, 2005
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
3
1977, 1987, 1999
Romania Steaua București
3
1986, 1988, 1989
Portugal Porto
3
1987, 1994, 2004
France Marseille
3
1990, 1991, 1993
France Monaco
3
1994, 1998, 2004
France Stade de Reims
2
1956, 1959
Scotland Rangers
2
1960, 1993
Netherlands Feyenoord
2
1963, 1970
Switzerland Zürich
2
1964, 1977
Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
2
1967, 1982
France Saint-Étienne
2
1975, 1976
West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
2
1977, 1978
England Nottingham Forest
2
1979, 1980
Belgium Anderlecht
2
1982, 1986
Sweden IFK Göteborg
2
1986, 1993
Spain Valencia
2
2000, 2001
England Arsenal
2
2006, 2009
Scotland Hibernian
1
1956
Italy Fiorentina
1
1957
Hungary Vasas
1
1958
Switzerland Young Boys
1
1959
West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
1
1960
Austria Rapid Wien
1
1961
Belgium Standard Liège
1
1962
England Tottenham Hotspur
1
1962
Scotland Dundee
1
1963
Hungary Győri ETO
1
1965
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
1
1966
Czechoslovakia Dukla Praha
1
1967
Czechoslovakia Spartak Trnava
1
1969
Poland Legia Warsaw
1
1970
England Derby County
1
1973
Hungary Újpest
1
1974
Belgium Club Brugge
1
1978
Austria Austria Wien
1
1979
West Germany Köln
1
1979
Sweden Malmö FF
1
1979
England Aston Villa
1
1982
Spain Real Sociedad
1
1983
Poland Widzew Łódź
1
1983
Romania Dinamo Bucureşti
1
1984
Scotland Dundee United
1
1984
Italy Roma
1
1984
France Bordeaux
1
1985
Turkey Galatasaray
1
1989
Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
1
1991
Czechoslovakia Sparta Praha
1
1992
Italy Sampdoria
1
1992
France Paris Saint-Germain
1
1995
France Nantes
1
1996
Germany Bayer Leverkusen
1
2002
Spain Deportivo La Coruña
1
2004
Spain Villarreal
1
2006
France Lyon
1
2010
Germany Schalke 04
1
2011
Team in Bold:
Finalist team in season

Note: In the 1992 and 1993 seasons there were no semi-finals as the finalists qualified via a group stage. The winners (Sampdoria and Barcelona in 1992, Marseille and Milan in 1993) and runner-ups (Red Star Belgrade and Sparta Prague in 1992, Rangers and IFK Göteborg in 1993) of the two groups are still marked as semi-finalists in the table.

By quarter-final and semi-final appearances (UEFA Champions League)

Team Years in QF (not in SF) Years in SF QF Apps. SF Apps.
Spain Barcelona 1995, 2003 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
12
10
Spain Real Madrid 1996, 1999, 2004 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013
11
8
Germany Bayern Munich 1998, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2012, 2013
12
7
England Manchester United 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2010 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
12
7
Italy Milan 2004, 2012 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
9
7
England Chelsea 2000, 2011 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012
8
6
Italy Juventus 2005, 2006, 2013 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003
8
5
England Liverpool 2002, 2009 2005, 2007, 2008
5
3
Netherlands Ajax 2003 1995, 1996, 1997
4
3
Germany Borussia Dortmund 1996 1997, 1998, 2013
4
3
France Monaco 1994, 1998, 2004
3
3
England Arsenal 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010 2006, 2009
6
2
Italy Internazionale 1999, 2005, 2006, 2011 2003, 2010
6
2
Portugal Porto 1993, 1997, 2000, 2009 1994, 2004
6
2
Spain Valencia 2003, 2007 2000, 2001
4
2
France Lyon 2004, 2005, 2006 2010
4
1
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1993, 2007 2005
3
1
Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2001, 2002 2004
3
1
Germany Schalke 04 2008 2011
2
1
Spain Villarreal 2009 2006
2
1
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1998 2002
2
1
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1998 1999
2
1
Greece Panathinaikos 2002 1996
2
1
France Paris Saint-Germain 2013 1995
2
1
France Marseille 2012 1993
2
1
Sweden IFK Göteborg 1995 1993
2
1
England Leeds United 2001
1
1
France Nantes 1996
1
1
Scotland Rangers 1993
1
1
Turkey Galatasaray 1994, 2001, 2013
3
0
Portugal Benfica 1995, 2006, 2012
3
0
Italy Roma 2007, 2008
2
0
Russia Spartak Moscow 1994, 1996
2
0
Russia CSKA Moscow 1993, 2010
2
0
Spain Málaga 2013
1
0
Cyprus APOEL 2012
1
0
England Tottenham Hotspur 2011
1
0
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2011
1
0
France Bordeaux 2010
1
0
Turkey Fenerbahçe 2008
1
0
Italy Lazio 2000
1
0
Germany Kaiserslautern 1999
1
0
Greece Olympiacos 1999
1
0
Spain Atlético Madrid 1997
1
0
France Auxerre 1997
1
0
Norway Rosenborg 1997
1
0
Poland Legia Warszawa 1996
1
0
Croatia Hajduk Split 1995
1
0
Germany Werder Bremen 1994
1
0
Belgium Anderlecht 1994
1
0
Belgium Club Brugge 1993
1
0
Team in Bold:
Finalist team in season

Presidents records

Jaap van Praag and Michael van Praag are the first father and son to have won the competition during the presidency of the same team, AFC Ajax. This team won the Champions League in different periods with these presidents, in 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73 and 1994-95.

Angelo Moratti and Massimo Moratti are the second father and son to have won the competition during the presidency of the same team, F.C. Internazionale Milano. This team won the Champions League in different periods with these presidents, in 1963–64, 1964–65 and 2009–10.

Unbeaten sides


  • The team to have won the European Cup with the fewest games won is PSV (1987–88), managing just three victories in the entire tournament (including none from the quarter-finals onwards).
  • The team to have won the Champions League with the fewest games won is Manchester United (1998–99), five wins

Final success rate

Consecutive participations

Consecutive finals

Consecutive semifinals

The record for consecutive semifinals is six, held by Barcelona (2007–08 to 2012–13).

Winning other trophies

See also Treble (association football) and Tuples in association football.

Although not an officially recognized achievement, only six clubs have ever achieved the distinction of winning the Champions League or European Cup, their domestic championship, and their primary domestic cup competition in the same season, known colloquially as "the treble":

Liverpool in 1984 won the English First Division and the European Cup. However, this 'treble' included the Football League Cup rather than the FA Cup.

Bayern Munich in 2001 won the Fußball-Bundesliga and the Champions League. However, this 'treble' included the DFB-Ligapokal rather than the DFB-Pokal.

In addition to this treble, several of these clubs went on to win further cups. However, most of these cups were technically won the following year following the conclusion of regular domestic or international leagues the year before. Also, several domestic cups may not have been extant at the time that equivalent cups were won by clubs of other nations, and in some cases they remain so. Furthemore, there is much variance in the regard with which several cups are taken both over time and between nations. Regardless, the following clubs all won competitions further to the treble mentioned above:

Juventus, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Chelsea are also the only teams to have won the three major UEFA official Cups, namely UEFA Champions League/European Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and UEFA Cup/Europa League.[4]

Juventus was the first club in association football history—and remain the only one at present—to have won all official continental tournaments and the world champions title.[4][5][6]

Chelsea became the first club to hold the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League trophies simultaneously by winning 2011–12 UEFA Champions League and 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, however, they relinquished their UEFA Champions League crown 10 days later to Bayern Munich.[7]

Biggest wins

Biggest two leg wins

Deciding drawn ties

Most goals in a match

Not winning the domestic league

  • Nottingham Forest is the only club to have won the European Cup more times (twice) than they have won their domestic league (once). Forest won the English League in 1978 before winning the European Cup in 1979 and defending it in 1980. Nottingham Forest are also the only previous winners of the European Cup to be later relegated to the third tier of their national league (in 2005).
  • The competition format was changed in 1997–98 to allow teams that were not champions of their domestic league to compete in the competition. Since then there have been European Champions who had not been domestic champions. Notable instances include the following
    • Manchester United's treble-winners of 1999 were the first winners of the tournament to have won neither their domestic title nor the European Cup/Champions League the previous season. Since then, Real Madrid (2000), Milan (2003 and 2007), Liverpool (2005), Barcelona (2009) and Chelsea (2012) have achieved this feat.
    • Liverpool's 2005 triumph came 15 years after their previous domestic league title (1990). That was the longest time any Champions League winner had gone since previously winning their league. Prior to this, the longest time period for any winner was Milan, whose victory in 2003 had come four years since their last Serie A win.
  • Bayer Leverkusen (in 2002) is the only club to play in the final having never won their domestic league.

Comebacks

Defence

  • Arsenal hold the record for the most consecutive clean sheets with ten in 2005–06. They went without conceding a goal for 995 minutes between September 2005 and May 2006.[10] The run started after Markus Rosenberg's goal for Ajax after 71 minutes on matchday two of the group stage, continued with four group stage games and six games in the knockout rounds, and ended with Samuel Eto'o's goal for Barcelona after 76 minutes in the final. The 995 minutes were split between two goalkeepers, Jens Lehmann with 648 and Manuel Almunia with 347 minutes.
  • Manchester United hold the record for the longest run without conceding from the start of a campaign, with 481 minutes in 2010–11. The run ended with Pablo Hernández's goal for Valencia after 32 minutes on matchday six of the group stage.
  • Manchester United in 2010–11 is the only team to play six away games in a single Champions League season without conceding a goal

Defending the trophy

A total of 58 tournaments have been played, 37 in the European Cup era (1955–56 to 1991–92) and 21 in the Champions League era (1992–93 to 2012–13). 13 of the 57 attempts to defend the trophy (22.8%) have been successful, split between 8 teams. These are:

Between the two eras of this competition, this breaks down as:

  • Of the 37 attempts in the European Cup era: 13 successful (35.1%)
  • Of the 20 attempts in the Champions League era: 0 successful

The teams closest to defending the trophy in the Champions League era, all making it to the final:

Of the 22 teams that have won the trophy, 14 have never defended it. Only four of these have won the trophy more than once, and so have had more than one attempt to do so. These are:

During the Champions League era, only one title holder has failed to qualify from the group stage:

Nationalities

Countries


  • 2007–08 was the first season that four teams from the same country reached the quarter-final stage, England's Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. This feat was repeated by the same teams in the 2008–09 season.
  • The country providing the highest number of wins is Spain with 13 victories, shared by two teams, Real Madrid (9) and Barcelona (4)
  • The country playing the highest number of finals is Italy with 25 (in 2003 both finalists were from Italy, i.e. Milan and Juventus.)
  • England has provided the highest number of different winning clubs with five: Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Chelsea.
  • England has also provided the highest number of different finalists, with seven: The five winners, plus Leeds and Arsenal.
  • England has also provided the highest number of different semi-finalists, with nine: The seven finalists, plus Tottenham and Derby.

Cities

  • The city of Milan, Italy, is the only one that has been represented by two different teams who have won the tournament: Internazionale and Milan. The two clubs have won ten cups in total and therefore Milan is the most successful city in the history of the tournament.
  • Apart from Milan, three cities have been represented by more than one team in the final:
    • Madrid, Spain, has been represented by two clubs in 13 finals, with nine wins (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002) and three losses (1962, 1964, 1981) for Real Madrid, and one loss for Atlético Madrid in 1974.
    • Belgrade, Serbia, has one win for Red Star Belgrade in 1991 and a loss for Partizan in 1966.
    • London, England, has been represented by Arsenal, which lost in 2006, and Chelsea which lost in 2008, and won in 2012.
  • Athens (Greece) and London (England) are the only cities that have been represented in the group stage by three teams in the same season: Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens in 2003–04, and Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur in 2010–11 respectively.
  • London is the only city to be represented in the knockout stage by three teams in the same season when Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur all progressed to the first knockout round in 2010–11
  • England is the only country with teams who have won the Cup from five different cities:
  • Scotland is the only country to have two different cities produce two semi-finalists:
  • Only four derbies between teams of the same city have ever been played:
  • The 2002–03 semi-final between bitter city rivals Milan and Internazionale Milano was the first time both games of a two-legged tie were played in the same stadium (Giuseppe Meazza). The teams share the stadium as their home venue. Milan won by the "away goals" rule. The teams also played each other in the same stadium in the 2004–05 quarter-final.

Specific group stage records

  • Lowest goal difference in a group stage: –19

6 wins


Five clubs have won all their games in a group stage:

6 draws

Only one club has drawn all their games in a group stage:

6 losses

In the history of the Champions League, the following clubs have lost all 6 group stage matches:

  • Košice (1997–98) ended the group stage losing all 6 matches with a goal difference of –11. They conceded 13 goals, scoring only twice.
  • Fenerbahçe (2001–02) lost all 6 group stage matches with a goal difference of –9. They conceded 12 goals and scored only 3.
  • Spartak Moscow (2002–03) have the second worst goal difference in a Champions League group stage with –17. They lost all 6 matches, conceding 18 goals and scoring just once.
  • Bayer Leverkusen (2002–03, second group stage) lost all 6 matches, scoring 5 and conceding 15. This was the first time that two clubs lost six group stage matches in the same season.
  • Anderlecht (2004–05) lost all 6 of their group stage matches. They conceded 17 goals and scored just 4, with a goal difference of –13.
  • Rapid Vienna (2005–06) ended the group stage losing all 6 games. They conceded 15 goals and scored only 3, with a goal difference of –12.
  • Levski Sofia (2006–07) finished their only appearance in the group stage conceding 17 goals and scoring just one, ending with a goal difference of –16.
  • Dynamo Kyiv (2007–08) ended the group stage also losing all 6 games. They conceded 19 goals, scoring only 4, ending with a goal difference of –15.
  • Maccabi Haifa (2009–10) is the only club to have lost all their group stage matches without scoring a goal. They did this finishing only their second appearance in the competition with 0 points after losing to Bayern Munich 3–0 in the first group game and then losing 5 consecutive games 1–0, ending the group stage with a goal difference of –8. In their first Champions League appearance in 2002–03, the team scored 12 goals. Deportivo La Coruña is the only other club that scored no goals in the group stage (in 2004–05), but they collected 2 points by twice drawing 0–0.
  • Debrecen (2009–10) finished the group stage with 0 points and a goal difference of –14. They conceded 19 goals, scoring just 5.
  • Partizan Belgrade (2010–11) lost all six group stage matches. They conceded 13 goals while scoring only 2, finishing with a goal difference of –11.
  • MŠK Žilina (2010–11) also finished the group stage with 0 points and a goal difference of –16, scoring 3 and conceding 19. This was the second consecutive season that two different clubs had lost all six group stage matches.
  • Dinamo Zagreb (2011–12) lost all six group stage matches, setting new records for worst goal difference (–19) and most goals conceded (22), scoring 3.
  • Villarreal (2011–12) also finished with 0 points and goal difference of –12, scoring 2 and conceding 14.
  • Oțelul Galați (2011–12) as well finished with 0 points and goal difference of –8, scoring 3 and conceding 11. That became the first season in which three separate teams had lost all six group stage matches, and a third consecutive season in which at least two teams finished with 0 points.

Two goals in each match

Three teams have managed to score at least two goals in each match of the group stage:

Advancing past the group stage

Real Madrid hold the record of the most consecutive seasons in advancing past the group stage with 16 from 1997–98 to 2012–13. The first seven seasons (1997–98 to 2003–04) they qualified for at least the quarterfinal each year, winning the tournament three times. After this followed six consecutive seasons (2004–05 to 2009–10) losing the first round (round of 16) after the group stage.

In 2012–13, Chelsea became the first title holder not to qualify from the group stage.

Biggest disparity between group winner and runner-up


The biggest points difference between the first- and second-placed teams in a Champions League group phase is 11 points, achieved by two teams:

Most points achieved, yet knocked out

Fewest points achieved, yet advanced

Knocked out on tiebreakers

Several teams have been knocked out on a tiebreaker, most on the head-to-head criteria:

Knocked out on 3 points for a win rule

1995–96 was the first tournament in which three points were awarded for a win instead of two. The following teams were knocked out from the group stage, but would have advanced following the old rule:

Qualifying from First qualifying round

Since the addition of a third qualifying round in 1999–2000, four teams have negotiated all three rounds of qualification and reached the Champions League group phase:

Liverpool went on to become the first team in the history of the competition to reach the knockout phase from the first qualifying round.

Winning through Qualification

Four teams have managed to win the tournament from the third qualification round:

Consecutive goalscoring

Barcelona won 7–1 against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012. This was their 29th consecutive game scoring at least one goal, beating Bayern Munich's record of 22 games from the 1999–2000 season.

Barcelona's run started with a 2–0 win against Internazionale on matchday five (24 November) of the group stage of the 2009–10 season after a goalless draw against Rubin Kazan three weeks earlier. It continued with the last group stage match and six knockout matches that season, all 13 (six group stage and seven knockout) matches in 2010–11, and six group stage matches and two knockout matches in 2011–12. Their run ended with a 0-0 draw against AC Milan at the San Siro in the first leg of the quarterfinal. Real Madrid have a current streak of 27 matches scoring at least one goal, a streak which started with Marcelo's goal at Camp Nou in 2010-11 UEFA Champions League.

Consecutive home wins

Manchester United hold the record of consecutive home wins in the Champions League. They have 12 consecutive home wins which was achieved when they defeated Barcelona 1–0 on 29 April 2008. This run was ended with a 0–0 draw against Villarreal on 17 September 2008.

Consecutive wins

Barcelona hold the record of 9 consecutive wins in the Champions League (2002–03, 11 counting the preliminary matches against Legia Warsaw).

Longest home undefeated run

The record for the longest unbeaten run at home stands at 31 games and is held by Bayern Munich. The run began with a 0–0 draw against Borussia Dortmund in 1997–98 and finished with a 2–1 win against Real Madrid in the first leg of the quarter finals 2001–02. The 31 game unbeaten run ended with a 2–3 loss to Deportivo La Coruña in the first group stage in 2002–03.

Longest away undefeated run

The record for the longest away unbeaten run stands at 16 games and is held by Manchester United. The run began with a 1–0 win against Sporting Clube de Portugal in the 2007–08 group stage. It lasted until the 3–2 win against Milan at the Giuseppe Meazza in the first leg of the first knockout stage 2009–10. The run ended with a 1–2 defeat to Bayern in the first leg of the quarter final 2009–10. During this run Manchester United were beaten 2–0 by Barcelona in the 2009 final. This game, however, was at a neutral venue and as such is not classified as an away game.

Longest away undefeated run in a group stage

The record for the longest away unbeaten run in a group stage stands at 17 games and is held by Barcelona. The run began with a 2–0 win against Levski Sofia at the Georgi Asparuhov Stadium in the 2006–07 group stage. It lasted until the 2–0 win against Benfica at the Estádio da Luz in 2012–13. The run ended with a 1–2 defeat to Celtic at Celtic Park later the same season.

Longest undefeated run

The record for the longest unbeaten run stands at 25 games and is held by Manchester United. It began with a 1–0 away win against Sporting Clube de Portugal in their opening group stage game in 2007–08 and finished with a 3–1 away win against Arsenal in the second leg of the semi-final in 2008–09. The 25 game unbeaten streak ended with a 0–2 loss to Barcelona in the 2009 final.

This broke the previous record of 20 consecutive games unbeaten by Ajax, which began with a 0–0 home draw against F.C. Porto in the second leg of the first round in 1985–86, and after an eight-year hiatus from the competition resumed through a 2–0 home win against Milan in their opening group stage game in 1994–95 and ended with a 0–1 home loss to Panathinaikos in the first leg of the semi-final in 1995–96.

The third longest run is 19 by Bayern Munich, which began with a 1–0 home win against Arsenal on matchday six of the second group stage in 2000–01, and ended with a 0–2 away loss to Real Madrid in the second leg of the quarter-finals in 2001–02.

Players

Appearances

24 players have made 100 or more Champions League appearances (including qualifying games): Zlatan Ibrahimović, Raúl, Roberto Carlos, Andriy Shevchenko, Paolo Maldini, David Beckham, Oliver Kahn, Luís Figo, Clarence Seedorf, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Thierry Henry, Gary Neville, Fernando Morientes, Iker Casillas, Xavi, Roar Strand, Carles Puyol, Edwin van der Sar, Oleksandr Shovkovskiy, Zinedine Zidane, Javier Zanetti, Ashley Cole and Víctor Valdés. Of these 24 players, 12 have made their appearances all for a single club:

European Cup and UEFA Champions League

Including qualifying games

Rank Player Nation Appearances Goals Goal ratio Clubs
1 Ryan Giggs Wales 146 29 0.20 Manchester United
2 Raúl Spain 144 71 0.49 Real Madrid, Schalke 04
3 Xavi Spain 140 11 0.08 Barcelona
4 Paolo Maldini Italy 139 3 0.02 Milan
5 Iker Casillas Spain 132 0 0.00 Real Madrid
6 Clarence Seedorf Netherlands 131 12 0.09 Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale, Milan
7 Paul Scholes England 130 25 0.19 Manchester United
8 Roberto Carlos Brazil 128 17 0.13 Internazionale, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe
9 Carles Puyol Spain 119 2 0.02 Barcelona
10 Andriy Shevchenko Ukraine 116 59 0.51 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea

Players in Bold are still active in Europe.

Goalscoring

All-time top scorers (European Cup and UEFA Champions League)

Including qualifying rounds

Rank Player Nation Goals Goals in knockout phase Goals in round-robin phase Goals in qualifying rounds Games Years Clubs
1 Raúl Spain 71 20 51 0 144 '95–'11 Real Madrid (66), Schalke 04 (5)
2 Lionel Messi Argentina 63 29 34 0 81 '04– Barcelona (63)
3 Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands 60 6 50 4 88 '98–'09 PSV (9), Manchester United (38), Real Madrid (13)
4 Andriy Shevchenko Ukraine 59 18 30 11 116 '94–'11 Dynamo Kyiv (23), Milan (32), Chelsea (4)
5 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 58 26 31 1 98 '03– Manchester United (16), Real Madrid (42)
6 Thierry Henry France 51 12 38 1 114 '97–'10 AS Monaco (7), Arsenal (35), Barcelona (9)
7 Filippo Inzaghi Italy 50 16 30 4 85 '97–'10 Juventus (17), Milan (33)
8 Alfredo Di Stéfano Argentina 49 58 '55–'64 Real Madrid (49)
9 Eusébio Portugal 47 64 '61–'74 Benfica (47)
10 Alessandro Del Piero Italy 44 9 33 2 92 '95–'09 Juventus (44)

UEFA Champions League (from 1992–93 onwards)

Excludes qualifying rounds

Rank Player Nation Goals Games Goal ratio Clubs
1 Raúl Spain 71 142 0.50 Real Madrid, Schalke 04
2 Lionel Messi Argentina 63 81 0.78 Barcelona
3 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 57 95 0.6 Manchester United, Real Madrid
4 Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands 56 73 0.77 PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid
5 Thierry Henry France 50 109 0.46 Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona
6 Andriy Shevchenko Ukraine 48 102 0.47 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea
7 Filippo Inzaghi Italy 46 81 0.57 Parma, Juventus, Milan
8 Didier Drogba Ivory Coast 42 80 0.53 Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray
9 Alessandro Del Piero Italy 42 89 0.47 Juventus
10 Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden 37 98 0.38 Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain

Players in Bold are still active in Europe.

Top scorer awards


The top scorer award is for the player who amassed the most goals in the tournament, excluding the qualifying rounds.

Hat-tricks

Four goals in a match



The following players have scored four goals in one European Cup/UEFA Champions League match. Only Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski managed to do this from the quarter-final stage onwards and Ferenc Puskás is the only footballer to score four goals in a final (1960).

Five goals in a match


The following players have managed to score five goals in one European Cup/UEFA Champions League match:

Oldest and youngest

Other goalscoring records



Other records

Most wins


Oldest and youngest

Goalkeeping

  • Jens Lehmann holds the record for the most consecutive clean sheets, with 10 for Arsenal in the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons. In total his run without conceding a goal lasted 853 minutes.[18]

Disciplinary

Only two players have ever been sent off in a Champions League Final: Jens Lehmann (Arsenal) in the 2006 Final against Barcelona (sent off by Terje Hauge in the 18th minute after bringing down Samuel Eto'o); and Didier Drogba (Chelsea) in the 2008 Champions League Final (sent off by Ľuboš Micheľ in the 117th minute for slapping Manchester United player Nemanja Vidić). Both players' teams lost their respective finals.

Edgar Davids, Patrick Vieira, Didier Drogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic jointly hold the record for the most red cards in the Champions League. They have each been sent off three times.

Patrick Vieira is also the only player to have been sent off for three different teams in the Champions League (Arsenal, Juventus, and Internazionale).

Paul Scholes holds the record for the most yellow cards in the Champions League. He has received a total of 32 yellow cards.[19]

Trivia

  • Michael Ballack became the first player to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with four separate clubs in 2007.[20]

Managers

Records

Winning other trophies

See also

Notes

References

External links

  • http://www.uefa.com
  • http://euro.futbal.org/EC1.scorers.php
  • http://eurochampsleague.com/ - Latest Euro Cup & Champions League News
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