It was originally known as the European Champions Cup, or European Cup, and was founded in the period 1955/56. The tournament was confined to the teams that won their national league championships, plus the last cup winner. Currently the Champions League is open to all champions belonging to the UEFA association (except Liechtenstein, Andorra and San Marino), as well as to the clubs that finish the tournament between positions 2 and 4 in the strongest leagues.
UEFA was the first continental confederation to launch Champions League, when it rested the former European Champions Cup and introduced the UEFA Champions League in 1992. Real Madrid won the first five editions of the defunct European Cup - which was launched in 1955 - while their Spanish rivals, Barcelona, won the last edition of the trophy, before it was rested in 1992. Winners From Africa Though, Nigerians began migrating to European clubs, when Stephen Keshi moved to Belgium in the mid-1980s, however,
The UEFA Champions League (usually referred to as the Champions League) is an annual football cup competition organized by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the top football clubs in Europe. It was first held for the 1955-56 season, and up until 1992 the tournament was called the European Cup or European Champions' Cup (officially European Champion Clubs' Cup). The 2013-14 final was the first in the tournament's history to feature teams from the same city. The same two clubs faced each oth
The Advised That Changed F.C. Barcelona Forever, And Produced the Greatest Footballer in the World For several decades, Football Club Barcelona was below Real Madrid. The club despite its status as a symbol of the Catalan region, and the huge fans base was struggling to compete with its external rival. For over a decade, the club could not win the league. It was an embarrassing period for a club of Barcelona status. To improve their image and give themselves a chance to win the league, the club fought hard to
Saracens won their third European Champions Cup in 2019 Rugby union's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals and finals have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The finals of both competitions had been scheduled for the weekend of 22-23 May in Marseille. European rugby chiefs say they remain committed to completing the campaigns this season. "It is planned to reschedule the quarter-finals, semi-finals and Marseille finals," a statement said. The quarter-finals of both competitions, sche