UEFA club competition records and statistics

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This is a list of major club records and statistics in Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) football competitions.

UEFA club competition winners[edit]

Milan and Real Madrid hold the record for the most overall titles (17 each one) and most UEFA Super Cup wins (5) for the Milanese side.[1] The Madridian club have record ten were achieved in the UEFA Champions League and its predecessor.[2] Barcelona have a record four titles in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Finally, Sevilla have a record of four UEFA Cup and Europa League titles.[3]

List of teams to have won the three main European club competitions[edit]

To date, only four teams have won all three main UEFA club competitions (UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Europa League):[4][5]

Juventus has received, in recognition of being the first side in European football history to win all three major UEFA club competitions,[7] The UEFA Plaque from the Confederation in 1988.[8]

At nations level, Italian clubs are the only in European football history to win these competitions during a single season (1989–90):[9]

List of teams to have won all UEFA club competitions[edit]

Juventus was the first club—and remains the only one at present—in association football history to have won all possible official confederation tournaments.[10][11][12]

List of players to have won the three main European club competitions[edit]

The table below show the only nine players who have won all three major UEFA club competitions.[13][14] (chronological order).

Footballer European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Cup[14]
Netherlands Arnold Mühren 1973 - Ajax 1987 - Ajax 1981 - Ipswich Town
Italy Gaetano Scirea 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1977 - Juventus
Italy Antonio Cabrini 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1977 - Juventus
Italy Marco Tardelli 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1977 - Juventus
Italy Sergio Brio 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1990 - Juventus
Italy Stefano Tacconi 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1990 - Juventus
Netherlands Danny Blind 1995 - Ajax 1987 - Ajax 1992 - Ajax
Italy Gianluca Vialli 1996 - Juventus 1990 - Sampdoria
1998 - Chelsea
1993 - Juventus
Portugal Vitor Baía 2004 - Porto 1997 - Barcelona 2003 - Porto

List of players to have won all international club competitions[edit]

The table below show the only five players who have won all international tournaments recognised by UEFA[14] and FIFA (chronological order).

Footballer European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Cup[14] Super Cup Intercontinental Cup
Italy Gaetano Scirea 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1977 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1985 - Juventus
Italy Antonio Cabrini 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1977 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1985 - Juventus
Italy Stefano Tacconi 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1990 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1985 - Juventus
Italy Sergio Brio 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1990 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1985 - Juventus
Netherlands Danny Blind 1995 - Ajax 1987 - Ajax 1992 - Ajax 1995 - Ajax 1995 - Ajax

List of managers to have won the three main European club competitions[edit]

The table below show the only two managers who have won all three major UEFA club competitions[14] (chronological order).

Manager European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Cup[14]
Germany Udo Lattek 1974 - Bayern Munich 1982 - Barcelona 1979 - Borussia Mönchengladbach
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1977; 1993 - Juventus
1991 - Internazionale

Notably, French manager Arsène Wenger is the only manager who has been runner-up in all three major UEFA club competitions.[14] He finished runner-up in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1991–92 with AS Monaco and in the UEFA Cup 1999–2000 and UEFA Champions League 2005–06 with Arsenal.

List of managers to have won all international club competitions[edit]

The table below shows the only manager to have won all international tournaments recognised by UEFA[14] and FIFA.

Manager European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Cup[14] Super Cup Intercontinental Cup
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 1985 - Juventus 1984 - Juventus 1977; 1993 - Juventus
1991 - Internazionale
1984 - Juventus 1985 - Juventus

Highest attendance for a UEFA club competition[edit]

Rank Match Date Competition Stadium and City Attendance Refs
1 Scotland Celtic 2-1 England Leeds United 15 April 1970 European Cup Semi-Final Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 136,505 [15]

Top appearances in UEFA club competitions[edit]

As of 13 August 2014.

Includes UEFA Champions League (UCL), Cup Winners Cup (CWC), Europa League / UEFA Cup (UEL), UEFA Intertoto Cup (Int), UEFA Super Cup (SC), Intercontinental Cup (IC)

Fotnot: The FIFA Club World Cup is not included in these statistics, matches played in this competition by the players below are, Maldini 2 games, Raúl 4 games, Seedorf 2 games, Zanetti 2 games, Xavi 5 games, Giggs 3 games, Carragher 2 games, Van Der Sar 2 games, Iker Casillas 3 games and Roberto Carlos 3 games.

Rank Nation Player Games Goals Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Retirement Clubs
1 Italy Paolo Maldini 173 3 0.02 1985 2009 Milan
2 Spain Xavi Hernández 163 13 0.08 1999 2015 Barcelona
3 Spain Raúl González 161 77 0.48 1995 2012 Real Madrid, Schalke 04
4 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 160 15 0.09 1992 2012 Ajax, Sampdoria, Real Madrid, Internazionale, Milan
5 Argentina Javier Zanetti 160 5 0.03 1995 2014 Internazionale
6 Wales Ryan Giggs 157 29 0.19 1991 2014 Manchester United
7 England Jamie Carragher 150 1 0.01 1997 2013 Liverpool
8 Spain Iker Casillas 146 0 0.00 1999 Real Madrid
9 Netherlands Edwin Van Der Sar 142 0 0.00 1993 2011 Ajax, Juventus, Fulham, Manchester United
10 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 142 67 0.47 1994 2012 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea, Milan, Dynamo Kyiv
11 Brazil Roberto Carlos 141 20 0.14 1995 2012 Internazionale, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe

Bold = Still active

Top scorers in UEFA club competitions[edit]

As of 19 May 2015
Rank Nation Player Goals Games Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Retirement Clubs
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 78 115 0.68 2002 Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid
2 Argentina Lionel Messi 77 98 0.79 2004 Barcelona
3 Spain Raúl González 71 142 0.50 1995 2012 Real Madrid, Schalke 04
4 Italy Filippo Inzaghi 70 114 0.61 1995 2012 Parma, Juventus, Milan
5 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 67 142 0.47 1994 2012 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea, Milan, Dynamo Kyiv
6 Germany Gerd Müller 62[16] 69 0.90 1967 1981 (1979 in Europe) Bayern Munich
6 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 62 92 0.67 1998 2012 PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Hamburg
7 Sweden Henrik Larsson 59 108 0.55 1996 2009 Feyenoord, Celtic, Barcelona, Manchester United, Helsingborg
7 France Thierry Henry 59 140 0.42 1996 2014 AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona
8 Italy Alessandro Del Piero 53 127 0.42 1993 Juventus
8 Portugal Eusébio 53[17] 71 0.75 1961 1979 (1975 in Europe, played again in 1976 and 1977–78) Benfica

Bold = Still active

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Competition format". UEFA. 2007-06-01. Retrieved 13 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Final facts and figures". UEFA. Retrieved 4 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Competition format". UEFA. 2005-07-13. Retrieved 9 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Un dilema histórico". El Mundo Deportivo's Historical Archive (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 September 2003. 
  5. ^ "El Barça, gran atracción del sorteo". El Mundo Deportivo's Historical Archive (in Spanish). 16 July 1992. 
  6. ^ Chelsea qualified for Europa League's Round of 32 after finished in third place in the group stage of the 2012–13 Champions League.
  7. ^ The major European competitions are the European Champion Clubs' Cup (or simply European Cup), the (now-defunct) UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Cup, a feat achieved by only three other clubs since: Ajax in 1992, Bayern Munich in 1996 and Chelsea in 2013.
  8. ^ "All start 'with a little' poetry". Gazzetta dello Sport's Historical Archive (in Italian). 24 May 1997. 
  9. ^ "1989/90: Rijkaard seals Milan triumph". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 23 May 1990. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  10. ^ In addition, Juventus F.C. were the first club in association football history to have won all possible continental competitions (e.g. the international tournaments organised by UEFA and held exclusively in Eurasia) and remain the only in the Europe to achieve this, cf. "Legend: UEFA club competitions". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 21 August 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
    "1985: Juventus end European drought". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 8 December 1985. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "FIFA Club World Championship Cup: Solidarity – the name of the game" (PDF). FIFA Activity Report 2005 (Zurich: Fédération Internationale de Football Association): 62. April 2004 – May 2005. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "We are the champions". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 2005-12-01. Retrieved 28 October 2009. 
  13. ^ "Treble chance for Vítor Baía". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 21 May 2004. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i The European Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1958–1971) is not included in this list because is not recognised as official European competition by UEFA. See: "History of the UEFA Cup". uefa.com. . The Intertoto Cup, competition per clubs recognised by the main football organisation in Europe since 1995, is not included in this list.
  15. ^ "Celtic's Battles of Britain". BBC. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  16. ^ Gerd Müller has made 7 goals in Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, but that fact is not recognised by UEFA in its official statistics.
  17. ^ Eusébio has made 4 goals in Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, but that fact is not recognised by UEFA in its official statistics.