European association football club records

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This page details football club records in Europe.

Individual records[edit]

Most goals in a season[edit]

Rank Player Nationality Goals Club Season League Cup International[1] Other[2] Golden Shoe
1 Lionel Messi  Argentina 73 Spain Barcelona 2011–12 50[3] 3 17 3 Yes
2 Gerd Müller  Germany 67 Germany Bayern Munich 1972–73 36 7 12 12 No
3 Ferenc Deák  Hungary 66 Hungary Szentlőrinc A.C. 1945–46 66 ** * - ^
Arthur Ceuleers  Belgium 66 Belgium Beerschot 1940–41 15 - * 51 ^
5 Gyula Zsengellér  Hungary 65 Hungary Újpest 1938–39 56 ** 9 - ^
6 Henk Groot  Netherlands 64 Netherlands Ajax 1960–61 41 ? 1 ? ^
7 Dixie Dean  England 63 England Everton 1927–28 60 3 * - ^
Jimmy McGrory  Scotland 63 Scotland Celtic 1927–28 48 6 * 9 ^
Marc Lloyd-Williams  Wales 63 Wales Bangor City 2001–02 47 13 - 3 No
10 William MacFadyen  Scotland 60 Scotland Motherwell 1932–33 45 15 * - ^
Isidro Lángara Spain Spain 60 Spain Real Oviedo 1933–34 27 9 * 24 ^
Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 60 Spain Real Madrid 2011–12 46 3 10 1 No
Lionel Messi  Argentina 60 Spain Barcelona 2012–13 46 4 8 2 Yes
14 Fred Roberts  Northern Ireland 59 Northern Ireland Glentoran 1930–31 55 4 * - ^
Ferenc Deák  Hungary 59 Hungary Ferencváros 1948–49 59 ** * - ^
Refik Resmja  Albania 59+7 Albania KF Partizani Tirana 1950–51 59 ? * - ^
17 Jimmy McGrory  Scotland 58 Scotland Celtic 1926–27 47 9 * 2 ^
18 Joe Bambrick  Northern Ireland 57 Northern Ireland Linfield 1929–30 50 7 * - ^
Josef Bican  Czech Republic 57+? Czech Republic SC Slavia Prague 1943–44 57 ? * ? ^
Fernando Peyroteo  Portugal 57 Portugal Sporting CP 1945–46 37 9 * 11 ^
21 Duncan Walker  Scotland 56 Scotland St. Mirren 1921–22 45 11 - - ^
Werner Baßler  Germany 56 Germany Kaiserslautern 1948–49 - ** * 56 ^
Jim Forrest  Scotland 56 Scotland Rangers 1964–65 30 3 6 17 ^
Rhys Griffiths  Wales 56 Wales Llanelli 2007–08 40 7 3 6 No
Aleksandrs Čekulajevs  Latvia 56 Estonia JK Narva Trans 2011 46 10 - - No
26 Fernando Peyroteo  Portugal 55 Portugal Sporting CP 1937–38 34 9 * 12 ^
Mário Jardel  Brazil 55 Portugal Sporting CP 2001–02 42 7 6 - Yes
Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 55 Spain Real Madrid 2012–13 34 7 12 2 No
29 William MacFadyen  Scotland 54 Scotland Motherwell 1931–32 52 2 * - ^
Sam English Ireland Ireland 54 Scotland Rangers 1931–32 44 9 * 1 ^
Fernando Peyroteo  Portugal 54 Portugal Sporting CP 1939–40 29 8 * 17 ^
Ottmar Walter  Germany 54 Germany Kaiserslautern 1947–48 - ** * 54 ^
Mário Jardel  Brazil 54 Portugal Porto 1999–00 38 6 10 - No
34 Hans Berndt  Germany 53 Germany Tennis Borussia Berlin 1946–47 - ** * 53 ^
Henrik Larsson  Sweden 53 Scotland Celtic 2000–01 35 9 4 5 Yes
Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 53[4][5] Spain Real Madrid 2010–11 40 7 6 - Yes
Lionel Messi  Argentina 53 Spain Barcelona 2010–11 31 7 12 3 No
38 William MacFadyen  Scotland 51 Scotland Motherwell 1933–34 38 13 * - ^
Jozsef Takacs  Hungary 51 Hungary Ferencváros 1928–29 41 - 10 - ^
Gyula Zsengellér  Hungary 51 Hungary Újpest 1945–46 51 ** * - ^
Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 51 Spain Real Madrid 2013–14 31 3 17 -
42 Vic Watson  England 50 England West Ham United 1929–30 42 8 * - ^
Tom Waring  England 50 England Aston Villa 1930–31 49 1 * - ^
Jimmy McGrory  Scotland 50 Scotland Celtic 1935–36 50 - * - ^
Josef Bican  Czech Republic 50+? Czech Republic SC Slavia Prague 1939–40 50 ? * ? ^
Franz Binder  Austria 50 Austria Rapid Wien 1939–40 18 18 * 14 ^
Melih Kotanca  Turkey 50 Turkey Fenerbahçe 1939–40 - ** * 50 ^
Fernando Peyroteo  Portugal 50 Portugal Sporting CP 1941–42 28 5 * 17 ^
Ferenc Puskás Hungary Hungary 50 Hungary Kispest 1947–48 50 ** * - ^
Eusébio  Portugal 50 Portugal Benfica 1967–68 42 2 6 - Yes
Gerd Müller  Germany 50 Germany Bayern Munich 1971–72 40 5 5 - Yes
Hector Yazalde  Argentina 50 Portugal Sporting CP 1973–74 46 - 4 - Yes
Ara Hakobyan  Armenia 50 Armenia Banants Yerevan 2003 45 5 - - No
54 Hugh Ferguson  Scotland 49 Scotland Motherwell 1920–21 43 6 * - ^
Ladislau Bonyhadi  Romania 49+? Romania Ita Arad 1947–48 49  ? - - Yes
Uwe Seeler  Germany 49 Germany Hamburg 1959–60 - ** * 49 ^
Josip Skoblar  Yugoslavia 49 France Marseille 1970–71 44 5 - - Yes
Clive Allen  England 49 England Tottenham Hotspur 1986–87 33 16 - - No
Ally McCoist  Scotland 49 Scotland Rangers 1992–93 34 5 2 8 Yes
Rhys Griffiths  Wales 49 Wales Llanelli 2006–07 30 8 1 10 No
Luis Suárez  Uruguay 49 Netherlands Ajax 2009–10 35 8 6 - No
62 Willie Reid  Scotland 48 Scotland Rangers 1910–11 38 3 * 7 ^
Jimmy McGrory  Scotland 48 Scotland Celtic 1925–26 36 6 * 6 ^
Hendrik Isemborghs  Belgium 48 Belgium Beerschot 1940–41 12 - * 36 ^
Ferenc Deák Hungary Hungary 48 Hungary Szentlőrinci 1946–47 48 ** * - ^
Ottmar Walter  Germany 48 Germany Kaiserslautern 1949–50 45 ** * 3 ^
Eusébio  Portugal 48 Portugal Benfica 1964–65 28 11 9 - ^
Gerd Müller  Germany 48 Germany Bayern Munich 1976–77 28 11 9 - No
Charlie Nicholas  Scotland 48 Scotland Celtic 1982–83 29 4 2 13 No
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar  Netherlands 48 Germany Schalke 04 2011–12 29 5 14 - No
Jonathan Soriano  Spain 48 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 2013–14 31 5 12 - No
72 Bernard Battles  Scotland 47 Scotland Hearts 1930–31 44 3 * - ^
Jimmy Smith  Scotland 47 Scotland Rangers 1933–34 41 5 * 1 ^
Joe Bambrick  Northern Ireland 47 Northern Ireland Linfield/England Chelsea 1934–35 45 1 * 1 ^
Isidro Lángara Spain Spain 47 Spain Real Oviedo 1935–36 28 2 * 17 ^
Jan Goossens  Belgium 47 Belgium Charleroi 1939–40 10 - * 37 ^
Jim Currier  England 47 England Manchester City 1940–41 47 - * - ^
Reg Lewis  England 47 England Arsenal 1942–43 47 - * - ^
Fernando Peyroteo  Portugal 47 Portugal Sporting CP 1946–47 43 - * 4 ^
Ferenc Puskás  Hungary 47 Spain Real Madrid 1959–60 25 10 12 - ^
Metin Oktay  Turkey 47 Turkey Galatasaray 1962–63 38 4 5 - ^
Dudu Georgescu  Romania 47 Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 1976–77 47  ? - - Yes
Ian Rush  Wales 47 England Liverpool 1983–84 32 2 5 8 Yes
Ronaldo  Brazil 47 Spain Barcelona 1996–97 34 6 5 2 Yes
Eduardo da Silva  Croatia 47 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 2006–07 34 6 5 2 No
Lionel Messi  Argentina 47 Spain Barcelona 2009–10 34 1 10 2 Yes
87 Jimmy Dunne Ireland Ireland 46 England Sheffield United 1930–31 41 5 * - ^
Dixie Dean  England 46 England Everton 1931–32 45 1 * - ^
Isidro Lángara Spain Spain 46 Spain Real Oviedo 1944–45 38 7 * 1 ^
Abe Lenstra  Netherlands 46 Netherlands Heerenveen 1946–47 46 - * - ^
Ferenc Puskás HungaryHungary 46 Hungary Kispest 1948–49 46 ** * - ^
Werner Baßler  Germany 46 Germany Kaiserslautern 1949–50 - ** * 46 ^
Telmo Zarra Spain Spain 46 Spain Athletic Bilbao 1950–51 38 8 * - ^
Lawrie Reilly  Scotland 46 Scotland Hibernian 1952–53 29 5 - 12 ^
Joe Baker  Scotland 46 Scotland Hibernian 1959–60 42 2 - 2 ^
Eusébio  Portugal 46 Portugal Benfica 1963–64 28 14 4 - ^
Tanju Çolak  Turkey 46 Turkey Galatasaray 1987–88 39 5 1 1 Yes
Hakan Şükür  Turkey 46 Turkey Galatasaray 1996–97 38 - 4 4 No
  • All records happened while the players' clubs in top-flight domestic league
  • *: No European football competition before 1955
  • **: No domestic cup competition held
  • ^: No Golden Shoe Award before 1967

Most league goals scored for one club (first tier)[edit]

Bold indicates ongoing.

Most Ballon d'Or (1956–2009) + FIFA Ballon d'Or (2010–)[edit]

Players still active marked in bold.


Rank Player Club Awards Years
1 Argentina Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 4 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
2 Netherlands Johan Cruyff AFC Ajax, FC Barcelona[9] 3 1971, 1973, 1974
France Michel Platini Juventus 3 1983, 1984, 1985
Netherlands Marco van Basten AC Milan 3 1988, 1989, 1992
5 Argentina Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid 2 1957, 1959
Germany Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich 2 1972, 1976
England Kevin Keegan Hamburger SV 2 1978, 1979
Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich 2 1980, 1981
Brazil Ronaldo Inter Milan,[10]Real Madrid[11] 2 1997, 2002
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United, Real Madrid 2 2008, 2013

Most Goals in one year[edit]

Club and National Team[citation needed]

Players still active marked in bold.

No Player Nationality Club Goals Year
1. Lionel Messi Argentina Barcelona 91 2012
2. Gerd Müller Germany Bayern Munich 85 1972
3. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid 69 2013
4. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid 66 2012
5. Ferenc Deak Hungary Szentlorinci 66 1946
6. Henk Groot Netherlands Ajax 64 1961
7. Dixie Dean England Everton 63 1927
8. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid 61 2014
9. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid 60 2011

Youngest players[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League[edit]

Team records[edit]

Most trophies ever[edit]

Only national league, national cup, league cup, national super cup and other certain domestic competitions, UEFA Champions League (European Champion Clubs' Cup), UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (European Cup Winners' Cup), UEFA Europa League (UEFA Cup), UEFA Intertoto Cup, UEFA Super Cup (European Super Cup), Toyota Cup (Intercontinental Cup) and FIFA Club World Cup were taken into account.

No Club Domestic European Intercontinental Worldwide Total
1. Rangers 114 1 0 0 115
2. Linfield 105 0 0 0 105
3. Celtic 95 1 0 0 96
4. Barcelona 64 15 0 2 81
5. Real Madrid 62 14 3 1 80
6. Porto 67 5 2 0 74
7. Benfica 71 2 0 0 73
8. Olympiacos 71 0 0 0 71
9. Ajax 59 8 2 0 69
10. Bayern Munich 52 8 2 1 63

Most trophies in a calendar year[edit]

Most consecutive wins in domestic league[edit]

[citation needed]

Bold indicates ongoing streak.

Longest unbeaten run in domestic league[edit]

[citation needed]

Bold indicates ongoing streak.

  • 104 — FC Steaua Bucharest from August 17, 1986 to September 9, 1989
  • 63 — FC Sheriff Tiraspol from April 1, 2006 to March 12, 2008
  • 62 — Celtic from November 20, 1915 to April 21, 1917
  • 61 — Levadia Tallinn from May 10, 2008 to November 7, 2009
  • 60 — Union Saint-Gilloise from January 8, 1933 to February 10, 1935
  • 59 — Pyunik from October 20, 2002 to November 11, 2004
  • 58 — Olympiacos from March 8, 1972 to April 21, 1974
    • Milan from May 26, 1991 to March 21, 1993
    • Skonto Riga from October 17, 1993 to May 25, 1996
  • 56 — Benfica from October 24, 1976 to September 1, 1978[13]
  • 55 — Shakhtar Donetsk from July 22, 2000 to August 3, 2002
    • Porto from February 28, 2010 to January 29, 2012
  • 53 — Porto from October 22, 1994 to March 23, 1996
    • Porto from January 29, 2012 to November 30, 2013
    • Bayern Munich from October 28, 2012 to April 5, 2014
  • 52 — Ajax from August 28, 1994 to January 14, 1996
  • 51 — Barry Town from March 22, 1997 to September 7, 1998

Longest unbeaten run (at home) in domestic league[edit]

[citation needed]

  • 121 — Real Madrid from February 17, 1957 to March 7, 1965
  • 112 — Steaua București from November 21, 1989 to August 18, 1996
  • 96 — Red Star Belgrade from August 29, 1998 to August 7, 2004
  • 93 — PSV from September 17, 1983 to March 19, 1989
  • 92 — Nantes from May 15, 1976 to April 7, 1981
  • 90 — Trabzonspor from November 30, 1975 to November 1, 1981

Longest unbeaten run (away) in domestic league[edit]

[citation needed]

Most points in a domestic league season[edit]

[citation needed]

Highest attendance at a major European domestic match[edit]

Highest goal margin in a UEFA Champions League match[edit]

Highest goal margin (aggregate) in European football[edit]

[citation needed]

  • 21 — Chelsea against Jeunesse Hautcharage in 1971–72
    • 1st leg score: Jeunesse Hautcharage 0–8 Chelsea
    • 2nd leg score: Chelsea 13–0 Jeunesse Hautcharage
    • Aggregate score: Chelsea 21–0 Jeunesse Hautcharage
  • 21 — Feyenoord Rotterdam against US Rumelange in 1972–73
    • 1st leg score: Feyenoord Rotterdam 9–0 US Rumelange
    • 2nd leg score: US Rumelange 0–12 Feyenoord Rotterdam
    • Aggregate score: Feyenoord Rotterdam 21–0 US Rumelange
  • 18 — Rangers against Valletta in 1983–84
    • 1st leg score: Valletta 0–8 Rangers
    • 2nd leg score: Rangers 10–0 Valletta
    • Aggregate score: Rangers 18–0 Valletta
  • 17–Sporting CP against Apoel Nicosia in 1963–64
    • 1st leg score Sporting CP 16–1 Apoel Nicosia
    • 2nd leg score Apoel Nicosia 0–2 Sporting CP
    • Aggregate score: Sporting CP 18–1 Apoel Nicosia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup etc
  2. ^ League Cup etc
  3. ^ Most goals in a La Liga season (at least 30 goals)
  4. ^ Marca, who awards the Pichichi Trophy, accredits Cristiano Ronaldo his goal scored on 18 September 2010 away to Real Sociedad - "Marca". 
  5. ^ La Liga does not accredit him the goal - "La Liga". 
  6. ^ 267 goals scored at regional Oberliga Nord. 137 goals Bundesliga. 40 goals Championship facing rest Oberligas teams. Prior to the Bundesliga, the national champion was determined in a series of knock-out games between 5 regional Oberligas classified teams, after the domestic league ended.
  7. ^ Two stages. (1974–1980: 125 goals, 1982–1989: 163 goals)
  8. ^ Two spells. (1892–1906: 206 goals, 1912–1914: 15 goals)
  9. ^ Johan Cruyff was signed by Barcelona from Ajax mid-way through 1973.
  10. ^ Ronaldo was signed by Internazionale from Barcelona mid-way through 1997.
  11. ^ Ronaldo was signed by Real Madrid from Internazionale mid-way through 2002.
  12. ^ No Super Cup
  13. ^ Martins, Paulo (27 July 2004). "SL Benfica's series of 56 matches unbeaten in the I Divisão". RSSSF. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "UEFA Champions League 1965_66 - History - Stade Dudelange-Benfica Lineups". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "UEFA Champions League 1965_66 - History - Benfica-Stade Dudelange Lineups". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

  1. European football realtime records in Chinese
  2. England All-Time Topscorers - Top Level Only