The UEFA Champions League is one competition most teams not just want to play in, but also win if possible. In every domestic league, clubs across Europe aim to do well in other to get into positions that qualifies them for the competition.
When teams meme it to the group states proper, they try to ensure they put in strong performances each game week. By doing this, they try to first avoid defeat. Once a team does this, it is more likely to go far and probably win it. This would then mean that a team stays unbeaten in the competition for a long while.
Many clubs at different periods have put a run of staying unbeaten in the competition. Which team have more of such runs? Which team good the list in terms of number of matches in which they have managed to avoid defeat? Let's find out in this article.
In this article, we will take a look at 10 Longest unbeaten runs in the history of the UEFA Champions League.
Coming at 10th spot is Chelsea FC of England. The Blues went on a 14 games unbeaten run between 2008 and 2010. In that period, they were able to avoid defeat in the Champions League.
Between the year 2005 and 2006, Barcelona went on a 15 match unbeaten run in the Champions League. This particular run is on the ninth spot here.
8. Real Madrid.
Real Madrid are the most successful team in the history of the competition with 13 titles to their name. They also have an unbeaten run of 15 matches to their accolades. In 15 games between 2015 and 2016, Real Madrid didn't taste defeat in the competition.
7. Manchester United.
Manchester United have two 16 games unbeaten runs in the Champions League. The first coming between 1998 and 1999 while the other between 2001 and 2002. In the first one, they emerged champions after beating Bayern Munich in the final.
6. Manchester United.
For the second time, Manchester United went on a 16 games unbeaten run in the Champions League. The run saw them match the previous record, but they could not beat it. It ended at 16 games also.
Coming at the 5th spot is another unbeaten run from Spanish giant Barcelona. The club went 16 Champions League games unbeaten between 2011 and 2012.
4. Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich are the current defending champions, and we're favorite before PSG eliminated them. However, they also have an unbeaten run of games in the Champions League too.
Between 2001 and 2020, Bayern Munich went on a run of 19 Champions League games unbeaten. This run from the Bavarians stands as the forth the best unbeaten run in Champions League history.
Dutch powerhouse Ajax also have a 19 games unbeaten in the Champions League. When they achieved this feat between 1994 and 1996, it stood as the all-time record until the team below and above them on this list matched it.
2. Bayern Munich.
Bayern has two 19 games unbeaten run in the Champions League. The 19 games unbeaten is shared with Ajax. Before their loss to PSG some weeks back, Bayern had gone 19 games unbeaten in the competition, making it the second time they have done such.
1. Manchester United.
Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson were a team most club feared both at home and abroad. The man and his team won the title in 1999 and 2008. Between 2007 and 2009, the Red Devils set the record for the longest unbeaten run in the history of the UEFA Champions League.
Recall that they won the trophy in 2008 were only stopped by Barcelona from retaining it the previous season. That final defeat from Barcelona ended their staggering run of 25 games unbeaten in the competition. Since then, Bayern have come closest to this record. As of today, Manchester United's 25 games unbeaten run stands as the all-time record of unbeaten runs in the history of the Champions League.
Which team do you think can break this record? Let us know in the comments section below.
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