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Did You Know That Only 22 Clubs Have Won The UEFA Champions League? Checkout The Full List.



The UEFA Champions League is a seasonal football competition established in 1955. Prior to the 1992–93 season, the tournament was named the European Cup.

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.

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.


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.



Teams that have won the UEFA Champions League three consecutive times, or five times overall, receive a multiple-winner badge. Six teams have earned this privilege: Real Madrid, Ajax, Bayern Munich , Milan, Liverpool, and Barcelona.

Until 2009, clubs that had earned that badge were allowed to keep the European Champion Clubs' Cup and a new one was commissioned; since 2009, the winning team each year has received a full-size replica of the trophy, while the original is retained by UEFA.

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. 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. The current champions are Bayern Munich, who beat Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 in the 2020 final.

Full list of Champions League winning clubs since 1955.

Performances in the European Cup and UEFA Champions League by club

#Club Title(s) Runners-up Seasons won.

#1. Real Madrid 13 titles, 3 , 1956 ,1957 ,1958 ,1959 ,1960 ,1966 ,1998 , 2000 , 2002 , 2014 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018.

#2. Milan 7 titles, 4 , 1963 ,1969 ,1989 ,1990 ,1994 , 2003 , 2007.

#3. Bayern Munich 6 titles, 5 , 1974 ,1975 ,1976 , 2001 , 2013 , 2020.

#4. Liverpool 6 titles, 3 , 1977 ,1978 ,1981 ,1984 , 2005 , 2019.

#5. Barcelona 5 titles, 3 , 1992 , 2006 , 2009 , 2011 , 2015.

#6. Ajax 4 titles, 2 , 1971 ,1972 ,1973 ,1995.

#7. Manchester United 3 titles, 2 , 1968 ,1999 , 2008.

#8. Inter Milan 3 titles, 2 , 1964 ,1965 , 2010.

#9. Juventus 2 titles, 7 , 1985 ,1996.

#10. Benfica 2 titles, 5 , 1961 ,1962.

#11. Nottingham Forest 2 titles, 0 , 1979 ,1980.

#12. Porto 2 titles, 0 , 1987 , 2004.

#13. Celtic 1 title, 1 , 1967.

#14. Hamburger SV 1 title, 1 , 1983.

#15. Steaua București 1 title, 1 , 1986.

#16. Marseille 1 title, 1 , 1993.

#17. Borussia Dortmund 1 title, 1 , 1997.

#18. Chelsea 1 title, 1 , 2012.

#19. Feyenoord 1title, 0 , 1970.

#20. Aston Villa 1 title, 0 , 1982.

#21. PSV Eindhoven 1 title, 0 , 1988.

#22. Red Star Belgrade 1 title, 0 , 1991.

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