English football clubs in international competitions

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English football clubs have entered European association football competitions (UEFA Champions League/European Cup, UEFA Cup/Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and the now defunct UEFA Cup Winners Cup) since 1955, when Birmingham City and a London XI took part in the inaugural Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. English clubs have also taken part in the FIFA Club World Cup on four occasions, and the Intercontinental Cup on six occasions.

The European Cup started in 1955–56, but there was no English representative during that inaugural season as Chelsea had been persuaded to withdraw by The Football League; the first English side to take part was [[Manchester United F.C ]but it was Celtic became the first British side to win the European Cup in 1968, ten years after their first attempts to win the Cup had been effectively ended when eight of their players died in the Munich air disaster when flying home from Belgrade after qualifying for the 1957-58 semi-final. But they were not the first English club to win any European competition, Tottenham Hotspur having won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1963 (nor were Manchester United the first British club to win the European Cup, that honour having gone to Scotland's Glasgow Celtic the previous year).

Prior to that, England had been pioneers in establishing international competitions, with the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, which was won by West Auckland when they beat Italian side Juventus in 1909. English teams have participated in UEFA competitions every year, except for the years between 1985 and 1990, when, in the aftermath of the Heysel Stadium disaster, all English clubs were banned from Europe by UEFA; Liverpool, who had been playing at the Heysel Stadium against Juventus, were banned for six years, until 1991. Several teams have managed to play in Europe while being outside the top flight, including more recently Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic.

Who qualifies for UEFA competitions[edit]

From the 2015/16 season, the various permutations allow for a maximum of five English clubs to qualify for the UEFA Champions League and five for the UEFA Europa League.[1] The minimum quota is for four English clubs to qualify for the UEFA Champions League and three for the UEFA Europa League.

Competition Who qualifies Notes
UEFA Champions League group stage Club finishing 1st in the Premier League
Club finishing 2nd in the Premier League
Club finishing 3rd in the Premier League
UEFA Europa League Winners From the 2015/16 season the UEFA Europa League Winners will gain entry to the UEFA Champions League. If the UEFA Champions League Winners (irrespective of nationality) qualify for the UEFA Champions League through their domestic league this entry will be in the group stages; otherwise it will be in the play-off round.
UEFA Champions League play-off round for non-champions Club finishing 4th in the Premier League. From the 2015/16 season, if English clubs win both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, and neither finish the premier league in a position that qualifies them for the UEFA Champions League, the following will happen:
  • The club that won the UEFA Champions League will go straight into the group stage
  • The UEFA Europa League winners will go into the UEFA Champions League play-offs
  • The club that finished fourth in the Premier League will transfer into the UEFA Europa League

If the Champions League winners have not already qualified for the Champions League, they will take the spot and the club finishing 4th in the table will enter the UEFA Europa League group stage. Seedings will be adjusted, as the title holder enters at the group stage. This occurred in the 2011-12 season when Chelsea F.C. won the Champions League but only finished 6th in the Premier League. They replaced Tottenham Hotspur, who were demoted to the Europa League, as the final English representative in the Champions League.

UEFA Europa League Winners From the 2015/16 season the UEFA Europa League Winners will gain entry to the UEFA Champions League. If the UEFA Champions League Winners (irrespective of nationality) qualify for the UEFA Champions League through their domestic league this entry will be in the group stages; otherwise it will be in the play-off round.
UEFA Europa League group stage FA Cup winners If the FA Cup winner qualifies for the UEFA Champions League or the UEFA Europa League via the domestic championship, by Regulation 3.04,[2] the highest ranking non-qualified league club qualifies, taking the lowest Europa League spot (the League Cup spot – the League Cup inherits the League spot, and the League inherits the FA Cup spot).
UEFA Europa League play-off round Club finishing 5th in the Premier League If the fifth-placed club has already qualified for Europe through the FA Cup, then the next-highest Premier League finishers get this place
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round League Cup winners If the League Cup winners have already qualified for Europe by a high Premier League finish, then the next highest-finishing Premier League club gets this place
UEFA Europa League first qualifying round Premier League club with the best UEFA Fair Play ranking that has not already qualified for Europe, but only if England has one of the top three positions and has a fair play score of above 8. As of 2015, Fair Play no longer earns this Europa League spot. Instead, such teams will be awarded in cash prizes, with the monies to be spent on "fair play or respect themed projects".[3]

Multiple European competition winners from England[edit]

Team Number of Wins Years
Liverpool 11 1973, 1976, 1977 (2), 1978, 1981, 1984, 2001 (2), 2005 (2)
Manchester United 6 1968, 1991 (2), 1999, 2008, 2017
Chelsea 5 1971, 1998 (2), 2012, 2013
Tottenham Hotspur 3 1963, 1972, 1984
Nottingham Forest 3 1979 (2), 1980
Aston Villa 3 1982 (2), 2001
West Ham 2 1965, 1999
Arsenal 2 1970, 1994
Leeds 2 1968, 1971

European and World competition winners[edit]

European Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/Europa League Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Intertoto Cup Cup Winners Cup Super Cup Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Cup
2011–12Chelsea 2016–17Manchester United 1970–71Leeds United 2006Newcastle United 1997–98Chelsea 2005Liverpool 2008 - Manchester United
2007–08Manchester United 2012–13Chelsea 1969–70Arsenal 2002Fulham 1993–94Arsenal 2001Liverpool 1999 - Manchester United
2004–05Liverpool 2000–01Liverpool 1968–69Newcastle United 2001Aston Villa 1990–91Manchester United 1998Chelsea
1998–99Manchester United 1983–84Tottenham Hotspur 1967–68Leeds United 1999West Ham United 1984–85Everton 1991Manchester United
1983–84Liverpool 1980–81Ipswich Town 1970–71Chelsea 1982Aston Villa
1981–82Aston Villa 1975–76Liverpool 1969–70Manchester City 1979Nottingham Forest
1980–81Liverpool 1972–73Liverpool 1964–65West Ham United 1977Liverpool
1979–80Nottingham Forest 1971–72Tottenham Hotspur 1962–63Tottenham Hotspur
1978–79Nottingham Forest
1977–78Liverpool
1976–77Liverpool
1967–68Manchester United

Full European record[edit]

UEFA Champions League/European Cup[edit]

Year Team Progress Score Opponents Venue(s)
1955–56 None entered
1956–57 Manchester United Semi-finals 3–5 Spain Real Madrid 1–3 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, 2–2 at Old Trafford
1957–58 Manchester United Semi-finals 2–5 Italy Milan 2–1 at Old Trafford, 0–4 at San Siro
1958–59 Manchester United First round Switzerland BSC Young Boys Walkover – Manchester United withdrew
Wolverhampton Wanderers First round 3–4 West Germany Schalke 04 2–2 at Molineux, 1–2 at Glückauf-Kampfbahn
1959–60 Wolverhampton Wanderers Quarter-finals 2–9 Spain Barcelona 0–4 at Camp Nou, 2–5 at Molineux
1960–61 Burnley Quarter-finals 4–5 West Germany Hamburg 3–1 at Turf Moor, 1–4 at Volksparkstadion
1961–62 Tottenham Hotspur Semi-finals 3–4 Portugal Benfica 1–3 at Estádio da Luz, 2–1 at White Hart Lane
1962–63 Ipswich Town First round 2–4 Italy Milan 0–3 at San Siro, 2–1 at Portman Road
1963–64 Everton Preliminary round 0–1 Italy Internazionale 0–0 at Goodison Park, 0–1 at San Siro
1964–65 Liverpool Semi-finals 3–4 Italy Internazionale 3–1 at Anfield, 0–3 at San Siro
1965–66 Manchester United Semi-finals 1–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 0–1 at Partizan, 1–0 at Old Trafford
1966–67 Liverpool Second round 3–7 Netherlands Ajax 1–5 at De Meer, 2–2 at Anfield
1967–68 Manchester United Winners 4–1 Portugal Benfica Wembley Stadium
1968–69 Manchester City First round 1–2 Turkey Fenerbahçe 0–0 at Maine Road, 1–2 at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium
Manchester United Semi-finals 1–2 Italy Milan 0–2 at San Siro, 1–0 at Old Trafford
1969–70 Leeds United Semi-finals 1–3 Scotland Celtic 0–1 at Elland Road, 1–2 at Hampden Park
1970–71 Everton Quarter-finals 1–1 (a) Greece Panathinaikos 1–1 at Goodison Park, 0–0 at Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium
1971–72 Arsenal Quarter-finals 1–3 Netherlands Ajax 1–2 at De Meer Stadion, 0–1 at Highbury Stadium
1972–73 Derby County Semi-finals 1–3 Italy Juventus 1–3 at Stadio Comunale, 0–0 at Baseball Ground
1973–74 Liverpool Second round 2–4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 1–2 at Red Star Stadium, 1–2 at Anfield
1974–75 Leeds United Final 0–2 Germany Bayern Munich Parc des Princes
1975–76 Derby County Second round 5–6 (aet) Spain Real Madrid 4–1 at Baseball Ground, 1–5 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
1976–77 Liverpool Winners 3–1 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach Stadio Olimpico
1977–78 Liverpool Winners 1–0 Belgium Club Brugge Wembley Stadium
1978–79 Liverpool First round 0–2 England Nottingham Forest 0–2 at City Ground, 0–0 at Anfield
Nottingham Forest Winners 1–0 Sweden Malmö FF Olympiastadion
1979–80 Liverpool First round 2–4 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi 2–1 at Anfield, 0–3 at Boris Paichadze Stadium
Nottingham Forest Winners 1–0 Germany Hamburg Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
1980–81 Nottingham Forest First round 0–2 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 0–1 at Balgarska Armia Stadium, 0–1 at City Ground
Liverpool Winners 1–0 Spain Real Madrid Parc des Princes
1981–82 Liverpool Quarter-finals 1–2 (aet) Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 0–1 at Anfield, 2–0 at Balgarska Armia Stadium
Aston Villa Winners 1–0 Germany Bayern Munich De Kuip
1982–83 Liverpool Quarter-finals 3–4 Poland Widzew Łódź 0–2 at Stadion Widzewa, 3–2 at Anfield
Aston Villa Quarter-finals 2–5 Italy Juventus 1–2 at Villa Park, 3–1 at Stadio Olimpico di Torino
1983–84 Liverpool Winners 1–1 (4–2p) Italy Roma Stadio Olimpico
1984–85 Liverpool Final 0–1 Italy Juventus Heysel Stadium
1985–86 None entered
1986–87 None entered
1987–88 None entered
1988–89 None entered
1989–90 None entered
1990–91 None entered
1991–92 Arsenal Second round 2–4 (aet) Portugal Benfica 1–1 at Estádio da Luz, 1–3 at Highbury
1992–93 Leeds United Second round 2–4 Scotland Rangers 1–2 at Elland Road, 1–2 at Ibrox
1993–94 Manchester United Second round 3–3 (a) Turkey Galatasaray 3–3 at Old Trafford, 0–0 at Ali Sami Yen Stadium
1994–95 Manchester United 3rd in group stage N/A Sweden IFK Göteborg, Spain Barcelona, Turkey Galatasaray
1995–96 Blackburn Rovers 4th in group stage N/A Russia Spartak Moscow, Poland Legia Warsaw, Norway Rosenborg
1996–97 Manchester United Semi-finals 0–2 Germany Borussia Dortmund 0–1 at Signal Iduna Park, 0–1 at Old Trafford
1997–98 Newcastle United 3rd in group stage N/A Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven, Spain Barcelona
Manchester United Quarter-finals 1–1 (a) France AS Monaco 0–0 at Stade Louis II, 1–1 at Old Trafford
1998–99 Arsenal 3rd in group stage N/A Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv, France Lens, Greece Panathinaikos
Manchester United Winners 2–1 Germany Bayern Munich Camp Nou
1999-2000 Arsenal 3rd in first group stage UEFA Spain Barcelona, Italy Fiorentina, Sweden AIK
Chelsea Quarter-finals 4–6 (aet) Spain Barcelona 3–1 at Stamford Bridge, 1–5 at Camp Nou
Manchester United Quarter-finals 2–3 Spain Real Madrid 0–0 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, 2–3 at Old Trafford
2000-01 Arsenal Quarter-finals 2–2 (a) Spain Valencia 2–1 at Highbury, 0–1 at Mestalla Stadium
Manchester United Quarter-finals 1–3 Germany Bayern Munich 0–1 at Old Trafford, 1–2 at Olympiastadion
Leeds United Semi-finals 0–3 Spain Valencia 0–0 at Elland Road, 0–3 at Mestalla Stadium
2001-02 Arsenal 3rd in second group stage N/A Germany Bayer Leverkusen, Spain Deportivo de La Coruña, Italy Juventus
Liverpool Quarter-finals 3–4 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 at Anfield, 2–4 at BayArena
Manchester United Semi-finals 3–3 (a) Germany Bayer Leverkusen 2–2 at Old Trafford, 1–1 at BayArena
2002-03 Liverpool 3rd in first group stage UEFA Spain Valencia, Switzerland Basel, Russia Spartak Moscow
Newcastle United 3rd in second group stage N/A Spain Barcelona, Italy Internazionale, Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Arsenal 3rd in second group stage N/A Spain Valencia, Netherlands Ajax, Italy Roma
Manchester United Quarter-finals 5–6 Spain Real Madrid 1–3 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, 4–3 at Old Trafford
2003-04 Newcastle United Third qualifying round 1–1 (4–3p)
(UEFA)
Serbia Partizan 1–0 at Partizan Stadium, 0–1 at St James' Park
Manchester United Quarter-finals 2–3 Portugal Porto 2–1 at Estádio do Dragão, 1–1 at Old Trafford
Arsenal Quarter-finals 2–3 England Chelsea 1–1 at Stamford Bridge, 1–1 at Highbury
Chelsea Semi-finals 5–3 France AS Monaco 1–3 at Stade Louis II, 2–2 at Stamford Bridge
2004-05 Manchester United Round of 16 0–2 Italy Milan 0–1 at Old Trafford, 0–1 at San Siro
Arsenal Round of 16 2–3 Germany Bayern Munich 1–3 at Allianz Arena, 1–0 at Highbury
Chelsea Semi-finals 0–1 England Liverpool 0–0 at Stamford Bridge, 0–1 at Anfield
Liverpool Winners 3–3 (3–2p) Italy Milan Atatürk Olympic Stadium
2005-06 Everton Third qualifying round 2–4
UEFA
Spain Villarreal 1–2 at Goodison Park, 1–2 at Estadio El Madrigal
Manchester United 4th in group stage N/A

Spain Villarreal, Portugal Benfica, France Lille

Chelsea Round of 16 2–3 Spain Barcelona 1–2 at Stamford Bridge, 0–1 at Camp Nou
Liverpool Round of 16 0–3 Portugal Benfica 0–1 at Estádio da Luz, 0–2 at Anfield
Arsenal Final 1–2 Spain Barcelona Stade de France
2006-07 Arsenal Round of 16 1–2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–1 at Philips Stadion, 1–1 at Emirates Stadium
Chelsea Semi-finals 1–1 (1–4p) England Liverpool 1–0 at Stamford Bridge, 0–1 at Anfield
Manchester United Semi-finals 3–5 Italy Milan 3–2 at Old Trafford, 0–3 at San Siro
Liverpool Final 1–2 Italy Milan Olympic Stadium
2007-08 Arsenal Quarter-finals 3–5 England Liverpool 1–1 at Emirates Stadium, 2–4 at Anfield
Liverpool Semi-finals 3–4 (aet) England Chelsea 1–1 at Anfield, 2–3 at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea Final 1–1 (5–6p) England Manchester United Luzhniki Stadium
Manchester United Winners 1–1 (6–5p) England Chelsea Luzhniki Stadium
2008-09 Liverpool Quarter-finals 5–7 England Chelsea 1–3 at Anfield, 4–4 at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea Semi-finals 1–1 (a) Spain Barcelona 0–0 at Camp Nou, 1–1 at Stamford Bridge
Arsenal Semi-finals 1–4 England Manchester United 0–1 at Old Trafford, 1–3 at Emirates Stadium
Manchester United Final 0–2 Spain Barcelona Stadio Olimpico
2009-10 Liverpool 3rd in group stage UEFA

Italy Fiorentina, France Lyon, Hungary Debrecen

Chelsea Round of 16 1–3 Italy Internazionale 1–2 at San Siro, 0–1 at Stamford Bridge
Arsenal Quarter-finals 3–6 Spain Barcelona 2–2 at Emirates Stadium, 1–4 at Camp Nou
Manchester United Quarter-finals 4–4 (a) Germany Bayern Munich 1–2 at Allianz Arena, 3–2 at Old Trafford
2010-11 Arsenal Round of 16 3–4 Spain Barcelona 2–1 at Emirates Stadium, 1–3 at Camp Nou
Chelsea Quarter-finals 1–3 England Manchester United 0–1 at Stamford Bridge, 1–2 at Old Trafford
Tottenham Hotspur Quarter-finals 0–5 Spain Real Madrid 0–4 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, 0–1 at White Hart Lane
Manchester United Final 1–3 Spain Barcelona Wembley Stadium
2011-12 Manchester City 3rd in group stage UEFA Germany Bayern Munich, Italy Napoli, Spain Villarreal
Manchester United 3rd in group stage UEFA Portugal Benfica, Switzerland Basel, Romania Oțelul Galați
Arsenal Round of 16 3–4 Italy Milan 0–4 at San Siro, 3–0 at Emirates Stadium
Chelsea Winners 1–1 (4–3p) Germany Bayern Munich Allianz Arena
2012-13 Manchester City 4th in group stage N/A Germany Borussia Dortmund, Spain Real Madrid, Netherlands Ajax
Chelsea 3rd in group stage UEFA Italy Juventus, Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk, Denmark Nordsjælland
Manchester United Round of 16 2–3 Spain Real Madrid 1–1 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, 1–2 at Old Trafford
Arsenal Round of 16 3–3 (a) Germany Bayern Munich 1–3 at Emirates Stadium, 0–2 at Allianz Arena
2013-14 Arsenal Round of 16 1–3 Germany Bayern Munich 0–2 at Emirates Stadium, 1–1 at Allianz Arena
Manchester City Round of 16 1–4 Spain Barcelona 0–2 at Etihad Stadium, 1–2 at Camp Nou
Manchester United Quarter-finals 2–4 Germany Bayern Munich 1–1 at Old Trafford, 1–3 at Allianz Arena
Chelsea Semi-finals 1–3 Spain Atlético Madrid 0–0 at Vicente Calderón, 1–3 at Stamford Bridge
2014-15 Liverpool 3rd in group stage UEFA Spain Real Madrid, Switzerland Basel, Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Manchester City Round of 16 1–3 Spain Barcelona 1–2 at Etihad Stadium, 0–1 at Camp Nou
Arsenal Round of 16 3–3 (a) France Monaco 1–3 at Emirates Stadium, 2–0 at Stade Louis II
Chelsea Round of 16 3–3 (a, aet) France Paris Saint-Germain 1–1 at Parc des Princes, 2–2 at Stamford Bridge
2015-16 Manchester United 3rd in group stage UEFA Germany Wolfsburg, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven, Russia CSKA Moscow
Arsenal Round of 16 1–5 Spain Barcelona 0–2 at Emirates Stadium, 1–3 at Camp Nou
Chelsea Round of 16 2-4 France Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 at Parc des Princes, 1–2 at Stamford Bridge
Manchester City Semi-finals 0–1 Spain Real Madrid 0–0 at Etihad Stadium, 0–1 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
2016-17 Tottenham Hotspur 3rd in group stage UEFA France AS Monaco, Germany Bayer Leverkusen, Russia CSKA Moscow
Arsenal Round of 16 2-10 Germany Bayern Munich 5–1 at Allianz Arena, 1-5 at Emirates Stadium
Manchester City Round of 16 6–6 (a) France AS Monaco 5–3 at Etihad Stadium, 3–1 at Stade Louis II
Leicester City Quarter-finals 1-2 Spain Atlético Madrid 1–0 at Vicente Calderón, 1–1 at King Power Stadium

Note: UEFA denotes qualified for the UEFA Cup/Europa League.

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League[edit]

Year Team Progress Score Opponents Venue(s)
1955–58 Birmingham City Semi-finals 1–2 (Playoff) Spain Barcelona Nuevo Estadio
London XI Final 2–6 Spain Barcelona 2–0 at Stamford Bridge, 0–6 at Nuevo Estadio
1958–60 Chelsea Quarter-finals 2–4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade XI 1–0 at Stamford Bridge, 1–4 at Belgrade
Birmingham City Final 1–4 Spain Barcelona 0–0 at St Andrew's, 1–4 at Camp Nou
1960–61 Birmingham City Final 2–4 Italy Roma 2–2 at St Andrew's, 0–2 at Stadio Olimpico
1961–62 Nottingham Forest First round 1–7 Spain Valencia 0–2 at Mestalla Stadium, 1–5 at City Ground
Birmingham City Second round 3–5 Spain Espanyol 2–5 at Estadi de Sarrià, 1–0 at St Andrew's
Sheffield Wednesday Quarter-finals 3–4 Spain Barcelona 3–2 at Hillsborough Stadium, 0–2 at Camp Nou
1962–63 Everton First round 1–2 Scotland Dunfermline Athletic 1–0 at Goodison Park, 0–2 at East End Park
1963–64 Arsenal Second round 2–4 Belgium RFC Liège 1–1 at Highbury, 1–3 at Liège
Sheffield Wednesday Second round 3–5 West Germany 1. FC Köln 2–3 at Müngersdorfer Stadion, 1–2 at Hillsborough Stadium
1964–65 Everton Third round 2–3 England Manchester United 1–1 at Old Trafford, 1–2 at Goodison Park
Manchester United Semi-finals 1–2 (play-off) Hungary Ferencváros Stadion Albert Flórián
1965–66 Everton Second round 2–4 Hungary Újpesti Dozsa 0–3 at Szusza Ferenc Stadium, 2–1 at Goodison Park
Chelsea Semi-finals 0–5 (play-off) Spain Barcelona Camp Nou
Leeds United Semi-finals 1–3 (play-off) Spain Real Zaragoza Elland Road
1966–67 West Bromwich Albion Third round 1–6 Italy Bologna 0–3 at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, 1–3 at The Hawthorns
Burnley Quarter-finals 2–3 West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 1–1 at Waldstadion, 1–2 at Turf Moor
Leeds United Final 0–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb 0–2 at Maksimir Stadium, 0–0 at Elland Road
1967–68 Nottingham Forest Second round 2–2 (a) Switzerland FC Zürich 2–1 at City Ground, 0–1 at Letzigrund
Liverpool Third round 0–2 Hungary Ferencváros 0–1 at Stadion Albert Flórián, 0–1 at Anfield
Leeds United Winners 1–0 Hungary Ferencváros 1–0 at Elland Road, 0–0 at Népstadion
1968–69 Liverpool First round 3–3 (coin toss) Spain Athletic Bilbao 1–2 at San Mamés Stadium, 2–1 at Anfield
Chelsea Second round 0–0 (coin toss) Netherlands Door Wilskracht Sterk 0–0 at Stamford Bridge, 0–0 at Spieringhorn
Leeds United Second round 0–3 Hungary Újpesti Dozsa 0–1 at Elland Road, 0–2 at Szusza Ferenc Stadium
Newcastle United Winners 6–2 Hungary Újpesti Dozsa 3–0 at St James' Park, 3–2 at Szusza Ferenc Stadium
1969–70 Liverpool Second round 3–3 (a) Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 0–1 at Estádio do Bonfim, 3–2 at Anfield
Southampton Third round 1–1 (a) England Newcastle United 0–0 at St James' Park, 1–1 at The Dell
Newcastle United Quarter-finals 3–3 (a) Belgium Anderlecht 0–2 at Parc Astrid, 3–1 at St James' Park
Arsenal Winners 4–3 Belgium Anderlecht 1–3 at Parc Astrid, 3–0 at Highbury
1970–71 Coventry City Second round 3–7 West Germany Bayern Munich 1–6 at Grünwalder Stadion, 2–1 at Highfield Road
Newcastle United Second round 2–2 (2–5p) Hungary Pécsi Dózsa 2–0 at St James' Park, 0–2 at Stadion PMFC
Arsenal Quarter-finals 2–2 (a) West Germany 1. FC Köln 2–1 at Highbury, 0–1 at Müngersdorfer Stadion
Liverpool Semi-finals 0–1 England Leeds United 0–1 at Anfield, 0–0 at Elland Road
Leeds United Winners 3–3 (a) Italy Juventus 2–2 at Stadio Comunale di Torino, 1–1 at Elland Road
1971–72 Southampton First round 2–3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–1 at The Dell, 0–2 at San Mamés Stadium
Leeds United First round 2–4 Belgium Lierse 2–0 at Lierse, 0–4 at Elland Road
Wolverhampton Wanderers Final 2–3 England Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 at Molineux, 1–1 at White Hart Lane
Tottenham Hotspur Winners 3–2 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 at Molineux, 1–1 at White Hart Lane
1972–73 Manchester City First round 3–4 Spain Valencia 2–2 at Maine Road, 1–2 at Mestalla Stadium
Stoke City First round 3–5 West Germany Kaiserslautern 3–1 at Victoria Ground, 0–4 at Fritz-Walter-Stadion
Tottenham Hotspur Semi-finals 2–2 (a) England Liverpool 0–1 at Anfield, 2–1 at White Hart Lane
Liverpool Winners 3–2 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–0 at Anfield, 0–2 at Bökelbergstadion
1973–74 Wolverhampton Wanderers Second round 4–4 (a) East Germany 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 0–3 at Bruno-Plache-Stadion, 4–1 at Molineux
Leeds United Third round 2–3 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 1–0 at Elland Road, 1–3 at Estádio do Bonfim
Ipswich Town Quarter-finals 1–1 (3–4p) East Germany 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 1–0 at Portman Road, 0–1 at Bruno-Plache-Stadion
Tottenham Hotspur Final 2–4 Netherlands Feyenoord 2–2 at White Hart Lane, 0–2 at De Kuip
1974–75 Ipswich Town First round 3–3 (a) Netherlands Twente 2–2 at Portman Road, 1–1 at Diekman Stadion
Stoke City First round 1–1 (a) Netherlands Ajax 1–1 at Victoria Ground, 0–0 at De Meer Stadion
Wolverhampton Wanderers First round 4–5 Portugal Porto 1–4 at Estádio das Antas, 3–1 at Molineux
Derby County Third round 4–5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FK Velež 3–1 at Baseball Ground, 1–4 at Bijeli Brijeg Stadium
1975–76 Aston Villa First round 1–5 Belgium Royal Antwerp 1–4 at Bosuilstadion, 0–1 at Villa Park
Everton First round 0–1 Italy Milan 0–0 at Goodison Park, 0–1 at San Siro
Ipswich Town First round 3–4 Belgium Club Brugge 3–0 at Portman Road, 0–4 at Olympiastadion
Liverpool Winners 4–3 Belgium Club Brugge 3–2 at Anfield, 1–1 at Olympiastadion
1976–77 Manchester City First round 1–2 Italy Juventus 1–0 at City Ground, 0–2 at Stadio Comunale di Torino
Derby County Second round 2–5 Greece AEK Athens 0–2 at Nikos Goumas Stadium, 2–3 at Baseball Ground
Manchester United Second round 1–3 Italy Juventus 1–0 at Old Trafford, 0–3 at Stadio Comunale di Torino
Queen's Park Rangers Quarter-finals 3–3 (6–7p) Greece AEK Athens 3–0 at Loftus Road, 0–3 at Nikos Goumas Stadium
1977–78 Manchester City First round 2–2 (a) Poland Widzew Łódź 2–2 at Maine Road, 0–0 at Stadion Widzewa
Newcastle United F.C. Second round 2–5 (a) France Bastia 1–2 at Stade Armand Cesari, 1–3 at St James' Park
Ipswich Town Third round 3–3 (1–3p) Spain Barcelona 3–0 at Portman Road, 0–3 at Camp Nou
Aston Villa Quarter-finals 3–4 Spain Barcelona 2–2 at Villa Park, 1–2 at Camp Nou
1978–79 Everton Second round 2–2 (a) Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 2–1 at Goodison Park, 0–1 at Stadion Juliska
Arsenal Third round 1–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 0–1 at Red Star Stadium, 1–1 at Highbury
West Bromwich Albion Quarter-finals 1–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 0–1 at Red Star Stadium, 1–1 at The Hawthorns
Manchester City Quarter-finals 2–4 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–1 at Maine Road, 1–3 at Bökelbergstadion
1979–80 West Bromwich Albion First round 1–4 East Germany FC Carl Zeiss Jena 0–2 at Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld, 1–2 at The Hawthorns
Everton First round 0–2 Netherlands Feyenoord 0–1 at Feyenoord Stadion, 0–1 at Goodison Park
Leeds United Second round 0–4 Romania Universitatea Craiova 0–2 at Central Stadium, 0–2 at Elland Road
Ipswich Town Second round 1–1 (a) Switzerland Grasshopper Club Zürich 0–0 at Hardturm, 1–1 at Portman Road
1980–81 Wolverhampton Wanderers First round 2–3 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1–3 at Philips Stadion, 1–0 at Molineux
Manchester United First round 1–1 (a) Poland Widzew Łódź 1–1 at Old Trafford, 0–0 at Stadion Widzewa
Ipswich Town Winners 5–4 Netherlands AZ 3–0 at Portman Road, 2–4 at Olympic Stadium
1981–82 West Bromwich Albion First round 1–4 Switzerland Grasshopper Club Zürich 0–1 at Hardturm, 1–3 at The Hawthorns
Ipswich Town First round 2–4 Scotland Aberdeen 1–1 at Portman Road, 1–3 at Pittodrie Stadium
Southampton Second round 2–4 Portugal Sporting CP 2–4 at The Dell, 0–0 at Estádio José Alvalade
Arsenal Second round 2–2 (a) Belgium SV Winterslag 0–1 at Genk, 2–1 at Highbury
1982–83 Arsenal First round 4–8 Russia Spartak Moscow 2–3 at Luzhniki Stadium, 2–5 at Highbury
Manchester United First round 1–2 Spain Valencia 0–0 at Old Trafford, 1–2 at Mestalla Stadium
Ipswich Town First round 3–4 Italy Roma 0–3 at Stadio Olimpico, 3–1 at Portman Road
Southampton First round 2–2 (a) Sweden IFK Norrköping 2–2 at The Dell, 0–0 at Idrottsparken
1983–84 Aston Villa Second round 3–4 Soviet Union Spartak Moscow 2–2 at Luzhniki Stadium, 1–2 at Villa Park
Watford Third round 2–7 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 2–3 at Vicarage Road, 0–4 at Letná Stadium
Nottingham Forest Semi-finals 2–3 Belgium Anderlecht 2–0 at City Ground, 0–3 at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Winners 2–2 (4–3p) Belgium Anderlecht 1–1 at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, 1–1 at White Hart Lane
1984–85 Nottingham Forest First round 0–1 Belgium Club Brugge 0–0 at City Ground, 0–1 at Olympiastadion
Southampton First round 0–2 Germany Hamburg 0–0 at The Dell, 0–1 at Volksparkstadion
Queen's Park Rangers Second round 6–6 (a) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 6–2 at Loftus Road, 0–4 at Partizan Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Quarter-finals 0–1 Spain Real Madrid 0–1 at White Hart Lane, 0–0 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Manchester United Quarter-finals 1–1 (4–5p) Hungary Videoton 1–0 at Old Trafford, 0–1 at Stadion Sostoi
1985–86 None entered
1986–87 None entered
1987–88 None entered
1988–89 None entered
1989–90 None entered
1990–91 Aston Villa Second round 2–3 Italy Internazionale 2–0 at Villa Park, 0–3 at San Siro
1991–92 Liverpool Quarter-finals 1–4 Italy Genoa 0–2 at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, 1–2 at Anfield
1992–93 Manchester United First round 0–0 (3–4p) Russia Torpedo Moscow 0–0 at Old Trafford, 0–0 at Luzhniki Stadium
Sheffield Wednesday Second round 3–5 Germany Kaiserslautern 1–3 at Fritz Walter Stadion, 2–2 at Hillsborough Stadium
1993–94 Aston Villa Second round 1–2 Spain Deportivo de La Coruña 1–1 at Estadio Riazor, 0–1 at Villa Park
Norwich City Third round 0–2 Italy Internazionale 0–1 at Carrow Road, 0–1 at San Siro
1994–95 Blackburn Rovers First round 2–3 Sweden Trelleborg 0–1 at Ewood Park, 2–2 at Vångavallen
Newcastle United Second round 3–3 (a) Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–3 at St James' Park, 1–0 at San Mamés Stadium
Aston Villa Second round 2–2 (a) Turkey Trabzonspor 0–1 at Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium, 2–1 at Villa Park
1995–96 Manchester United First round 2–2 (a) Russia Rotor Volgograd 0–0 at Rotor Stadium, 2–2 at Old Trafford
Liverpool Second round 0–1 Denmark Brøndby 0–0 at Brøndby Stadium, 0–1 at Anfield
Leeds United Second round 3–8 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 3–5 at Elland Road, 0–3 at Philips Stadion
Nottingham Forest Quarter-finals 2–7 Germany Bayern Munich 1–2 at Olympic Stadium, 1–5 at City Ground
1996–97 Arsenal First round 4–6 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–3 at Highbury, 2–3 at Müngersdorfer Stadion
Aston Villa First round 1–1 (a) Sweden Helsingborg 1–1 at Villa Park, 0–0 at Olympia
Newcastle United Quarter-finals 0–4 France AS Monaco 0–1 at St James' Park, 0–3 at Stade Louis II
1997–98 Arsenal First round 1–2 Greece PAOK 0–1 at Toumba Stadium, 1–1 at Highbury
Leicester City First round 1–4 Spain Atlético Madrid 1–2 at Vicente Calderón Stadium, 0–2 at Old Trafford
Liverpool Second round 2–3 France Strasbourg 0–3 at Stade de la Meinau, 2–0 at Anfield
Aston Villa Second round 2–2 (a) Spain Atlético Madrid 0–1 at Vicente Calderón Stadium, 2–1 at Villa Park
1998–99 Blackburn Rovers First round 2–3 France Lyon 0–1 at Ewood Park, 2–2 at Stade de Gerland
Leeds United Second round 0–1 Italy Roma 0–1 at Stadio Olimpico, 0–0 at Elland Road
Aston Villa Second round 2–3 Spain Celta de Vigo 1–0 at Villa Park, 1–3 at Balaídos
Liverpool Third round 2–3 Spain Celta de Vigo 1–3 at Balaídos, 1–0 at Anfield
1999–2000 West Ham United Second round 0–2 Romania Steaua București 0–2 at Stadionul Steaua, 0–0 at Boleyn Ground
Tottenham Hotspur Second round 1–2 Germany Kaiserslautern 1–0 at White Hart Lane, 0–2 at Fritz Walter Stadion
Newcastle United Third round 0–1 Italy A.S. Roma 0–1 at Stadio Olimpico, 0–0 at St James' Park
Leeds United Semi-finals 2–4 Turkey Galatasaray S.K. 0–2 at Ali Sami Yen Stadium, 2–2 at Elland Road
Arsenal Final 0–0 (1–4p) Turkey Galatasaray S.K. Parken Stadium
2000–01 Leicester City First round 2–4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 1–1 at Filbert Street, 1–3 at Wien
Chelsea Quarter-finals 1–2 Switzerland FC St. Gallen 1–0 at Stamford Bridge, 0–2 at Espenmoos
Liverpool Winners 5–4 (asdet) Spain Deportivo Alavés Westfalenstadion
2001–02 Aston Villa First round 3–3 (a) Croatia Varteks Varazdin 2–3 at Villa Park, 1–0 at Stadion Varteks
Chelsea Second round 1–3 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. 0–2 at Bloomfield Stadium, 1–1 at Stamford Bridge
Ipswich Town Third round 2–4 Italy Inter Milan 1–0 at Portman Road, 1–4 at San Siro
Leeds United Fourth round 0–1 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–0 at Philips Stadion, 0–1 at Elland Road
2002–03 Chelsea First round 4–5 Norway Viking FK 2–1 at Stamford Bridge, 2–4 at Stavanger Stadion
Ipswich Town Second round 1–1 (2–4p) Czech Republic Slovan Liberec 1–0 at Portman Road, 0–1 at U Nisy Stadium
Blackburn Rovers Second round 0–3 Scotland Celtic 0–1 at Celtic Park, 0–2 at Ewood Park
Leeds United Third round 1–2 Spain Málaga CF 0–0 at Estadio La Rosaleda, 1–2 at Elland Road
Fulham Third round 1–2 Germany Hertha BSC 1–2 at Olympic Stadium, 0–0 at Craven Cottage
Liverpool Quarter-finals 1–3 Scotland Celtic 1–1 at Celtic Park, 0–2 at Anfield
2003–04 Blackburn Rovers First round 2–4 Turkey Gençlerbirligi 1–3 at Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadium, 1–1 at Ewood Park
Southampton First round 1–2 Romania Steaua București 1–1 at St Mary's Stadium, 0–1 at Stadionul Steaua
Manchester City Second round 1–1 (a) Poland Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski 1–1 at City of Manchester Stadium, 0–0 at Stadion Dyskobolia
Liverpool Fourth round 2–3 France Marseille 1–1 at Anfield, 1–2 at Stade Vélodrome
Newcastle United Semi-finals 0–2 France Marseille 0–0 at St James' Park, 0–2 at Stade Vélodrome
2004–05 Millwall First round 2–4 Hungary Ferencváros 1–1 at The Old Den, 1–3 at Stadion Albert Flórián
Middlesbrough Intermediate round 2–4 Portugal Sporting CP 2–3 at Riverside Stadium, 0–1 at Estádio José Alvalade
Newcastle United Quarter-finals 2–4 Portugal Sporting CP 1–0 at St James' Park, 1–4 at Estádio José Alvalade
2005–06 Everton First round 2–5 Romania Dinamo București 1–5 at Stadionul Dinamo, 1–0 at Goodison Park
Bolton Wanderers Intermediate round 1–2 France Marseille 0–0 at Reebok Stadium, 1–2 at Stade Vélodrome
Middlesbrough Final 0–4 Spain Sevilla Philips Stadion
2006–07 West Ham United First round 0–4 Italy U.S. Città di Palermo 0–1 at Boleyn Ground, 0–3 at Stadio Renzo Barbera
Blackburn Rovers Intermediate round 2–3 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 2–3 at BayArena, 0–0 at Ewood Park
Newcastle United Round of 16 4–4 (a) Netherlands AZ 4–2 at St James' Park, 0–2 at DSB Stadion
Tottenham Hotspur Quarter-finals 3–4 Spain Sevilla 1–2 at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, 2–2 at White Hart Lane
2007–08 Blackburn Rovers First round 2–3 Greece Larissa 0–2 at Alcazar Stadium, 2–1 at Ewood Park
Everton Round of 16 2–2 (2–4p) Italy Fiorentina 0–2 at Stadio Artemio Franchi, 2–0 at Goodison Park
Bolton Wanderers Round of 16 1–2 Portugal Sporting CP 1–1 at Reebok Stadium, 0–1 at Estádio José Alvalade
Tottenham Hotspur Round of 16 1–1 (5–6p) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–1 at White Hart Lane, 1–0 at Philips Stadion
2008–09 Everton First round 3–4 Belgium Standard Liège 2–2 at Goodison Park, 1–2 at Stade Maurice Dufrasne
Portsmouth 3rd in group stage N/A Germany Wolfsburg, Italy Milan, Portugal Braga, Netherlands Heerenveen
Aston Villa Intermediate round 1–3 Russia CSKA Moscow 1–1 at Villa Park, 0–2 at Luzhniki Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Intermediate round 1–3 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–2 at Donbass Arena, 1–1 at White Hart Lane
Manchester City Quarter-finals 3–4 Germany Hamburg 1–3 at HSH Nordbank Arena, 2–1 at City of Manchester Stadium
2009–10 Aston Villa Play-off round 2–2 (a) Austria Rapid Wien 0–1 at Gerhard Hanappi Stadium, 2–1 at Villa Park
Everton Round of 32 2–4 Portugal Sporting CP 2–1 at Goodison Park, 0–3 at Estádio José Alvalade
Liverpool Semi-finals 2–2 (a) Spain Atlético Madrid 0–1 at Vicente Calderón Stadium, 2–1 (aet) at Anfield
Fulham Final 2–1 (aet) Spain Atlético Madrid HSH Nordbank Arena
2010–11 Aston Villa Play-off round 3–4 Austria Rapid Wien 1–1 at Gerhard Hanappi Stadium, 2–3 at Villa Park
Liverpool Round of 16 0–1 Portugal Braga 0–1 at Estádio Municipal de Braga, 0–0 at Anfield
Manchester City Round of 16 1–2 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 0–2 at Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, 1–0 at City of Manchester Stadium
2011–12 Tottenham Hotspur 3rd in group stage N/A Greece PAOK, Russia Rubin Kazan, Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers
Birmingham City 3rd in group stage N/A Belgium Club Brugge, Portugal Braga, Slovenia Maribor
Fulham 3rd in group stage N/A Netherlands Twente, Poland Wisła Kraków, Denmark Odense
Stoke City Round of 32 0–2 Spain Valencia 0–1 at Britannia Stadium, 0–1 at Mestalla Stadium
Manchester United Round of 16 3–5 Spain Athletic Bilbao 2–3 at Old Trafford, 1–2 at San Mamés Stadium
Manchester City Round of 16 3–3 (a) Portugal Sporting CP 0–1 at Estádio José Alvalade, 3–2 at City of Manchester Stadium
2012–13 Liverpool Round of 32 3–3 (a) Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 0–2 at Petrovsky Stadium, 3–1 at Anfield
Newcastle United Quarter Finals 2–4 Portugal Benfica 1–3 Estádio da Luz, 1–1 at St. James Park
Tottenham Hotspur Quarter Finals 4–4 (1–4p) Switzerland Basel 2–2 at White Hart Lane, 2–2 at St. Jakob-Park
Chelsea Winners 2–1 Portugal Benfica Amsterdam Arena
2013–14 Wigan Athletic 4th in group stage N/A Russia Rubin Kazan, Slovenia Maribor, Belgium Zulte Waregem
Swansea City Round of 32 1–3 Italy Napoli 0–0 Liberty Stadium, 1–3 at Stadio San Paolo
Tottenham Hotspur Round of 16 3–5 Portugal Benfica 1–3 at White Hart Lane, 2–2 at Estádio da Luz
2014–15 Hull City Play-off round 2–2 (a) Belgium Lokeren 0–1 Daknamstadion, 2–1 at KC Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Round of 32 1–3 Italy Fiorentina 1–1 White Hart Lane, 0–2 at Stadio Artemio Franchi
Liverpool Round of 32 1–1 (4–5p) Turkey Beşiktaş 1–0 Anfield, 0–1 at Atatürk Olympic Stadium
Everton Round of 16 4–6 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2–1 at Goodison Park, 2–5 at Olympic Stadium
2015–16 West Ham United Third qualifying round 3–4 Romania Astra Giurgiu 2–2 Boleyn Ground, 2–1 at Stadionul Marin Anastasovici
Southampton Play-off round 1–2 Denmark Midtjylland 1–1 St Mary's Stadium, 1–0 at MCH Arena
Tottenham Hotspur Round of 16 1–5 Germany Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at Signal Iduna Park, 1–2 at White Hart Lane
Manchester United Round of 16 1–3 England Liverpool 2–0 at [Anfield], 1-1 at Old Trafford
Liverpool Final 1–3 Spain Sevilla St. Jakob-Park
2016–17 West Ham United Play-off round 1–2 Romania Astra Giurgiu 1-1 at Stadionul Marin Anastasovici, 0-1 at Olympic Stadium (London)
Southampton 3rd in group stage N/A Czech Republic Sparta Prague, Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva, Italy Internazionale
Tottenham Hotspur Round of 32 2–3 Belgium Gent 1-0 at Ghelamco Arena, 2-2 at Wembley Stadium
Manchester United Winners 2–0 Netherlands Ajax Friends Arena

UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

Year Team Progress Score Opponents Venue(s)
1995 Sheffield Wednesday 2nd in group stage N/A Germany Karlsruhe, Switzerland Basel, Denmark AGF Aarhus, Poland Górnik Zabrze
Tottenham Hotspur 4th in group stage N/A Germany 1. FC Köln, Switzerland Luzern, Sweden Öster, Slovenia Rudar Velenje
Wimbledon 4th in group stage N/A Turkey Bursaspor, Slovakia Košice, Belgium Charleroi, Israel Beitar Jerusalem
1996 No entrants
1997 No entrants
1998 Crystal Palace Third round 0–4 Turkey Samsunspor 0–2 at Selhurst Park, 0–2 at Samsun 19 Mayıs Stadium
1999 West Ham United Winners 3–2 France Metz 0–1 at Boleyn Ground, 3–1 at Stade Saint-Symphorien
2000 Bradford City Fourth round 0–4 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 0–1 at Petrovsky Stadium, 0–3 at Valley Parade
Aston Villa Fourth round 1–3 Spain Celta de Vigo 0–1 at Balaídos, 1–2 at Villa Park
2001 Newcastle United Final 4–4 (a) France Troyes 0–0 at Stade de l'Aube, 4–4 at St James' Park
Aston Villa Winners 5–2 Switzerland Basel 1–1 at St. Jakob-Park, 4–1 at Villa Park
2002 Aston Villa Fourth round 1–3 France Lille 1–1 at Stade Grimonprez-Jooris, 0–2 at Villa Park
Fulham Winners 5–3 Italy Bologna 2–2 at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, 3–1 at Craven Cottage
2003 No entrants
2004 No entrants
2005 Newcastle United Fourth round 2–4 Spain Deportivo de La Coruña 1–2 at Estadio Riazor, 1–2 at St James' Park
2006 Newcastle United Winners 4–1 Norway Lillestrøm 1–1 at St James' Park, 3–0 at Åråsen Stadion
2007 Blackburn Rovers Won in third round 6–0 Lithuania Vėtra 2–0 at Vėtra Stadium, 4–0 at Ewood Park
2008 Aston Villa Won in third round 3–2 Denmark Odense 2–2 at Fionia Park, 1–0 at Villa Park

Premier League international performance[edit]

Between the 1992-93 season and the 2012-13 season, Premier League clubs had won the UEFA Champions League four times (as well as supplying five of the runners-up), behind Spain's La Liga with 6 wins, and Italy's Serie A with five wins, and ahead of, among others, Germany's Bundesliga with three wins (see table here). The FIFA Club World Cup (or the FIFA Club World Championship, as it was originally called) has been won by Premier league clubs once (Manchester United in 2008),[4] and they have also been runners-up twice,[5][6] behind Brazil's Série A with four wins,[5][6][7][8] and Spain's La Liga[9][10] and Italy's Serie A[11][12] with two wins each (see table here).

Note that some Premier League clubs are not based in England. Because they are members of the Football Association of Wales (FAW), the question of which country clubs like Cardiff City and Swansea City should represent in European competitions has caused long-running discussions in UEFA. Despite being a member of the FAW, Swansea will be taking up one of England's three available places in the Europa League in 2013-14, thanks to winning the League Cup in 2012-13. The right of Welsh clubs to take up such English places was in doubt until UEFA clarified the matter in March 2012.[13]

European Cup and UEFA Champions League[edit]

Note: The European Cup began in 1955–56 (abbreviated here to 1956) and was renamed the UEFA Champions League in 1992-93 (abbreviated here to 1993). The Premier League also began in 1992–93, so teams from the Premier League were playing in Europe in that season (abbreviated here to 1993), even though they had actually qualified for Europe through the old English First Division the previous season.

Premier League teams in the UEFA Champions League final, since 1993[edit]

This table shows how English clubs performed at the top level of European football since the start of the Premier League era. The table is currently headed by Manchester United, followed by the other members of the so-called Big Four that were dominant for much of the Premier League era, particularly in the period 2003-04 to 2008-09.

Performance by clubs
Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
England Manchester United 2 2 1999, 2008 2009, 2011
England Liverpool 1 1 2005 2007
England Chelsea 1 1 2012 2008
England Arsenal 0 1 2006

English finalists in the European Cup, 1956–1992[edit]

For comparison, this table shows how English teams performed at the top level of European football before the Premier League era. In those days, Manchester United's single win put them only in joint third place behind Liverpool (4 wins) and Nottingham Forest (2 wins), and level with Aston Villa. Chelsea and Arsenal do not appear on this table. Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa do appear on this table, but were eventually relegated from the top tier of English football during the Premier League era (Nottingham Forest in 1992-93, Leeds in 2003-04 and Aston Villa in 2015-16).

Performance by clubs
Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
England Liverpool 4 1 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984 1985
England Nottingham Forest 2 0 1979, 1980
England Manchester United 1 0 1968
England Aston Villa 1 0 1982
England Leeds United 0 1 1975

English finalists of European Cup and UEFA Champions League, since 1956[edit]

This table combines the English totals before and during the Premier League era. It shows that Liverpool lead, with five wins. Manchester United won the unofficial club world championship, the Intercontinental Cup, in 1999, and the official FIFA Club World Cup in 2008.[4]

Performance by clubs
Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
England Liverpool 5 2 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005 1985, 2007
England Manchester United 3 2 1968, 1999, 2008 2009, 2011
England Nottingham Forest 2 0 1979, 1980
England Chelsea 1 1 2012 2008
England Aston Villa 1 0 1982
England Leeds United 0 1 1975
England Arsenal 0 1 2006

All UEFA Champions League finalists, since 1993[edit]

On this table, covering the Champions League era, Manchester United, the best-performing Premier League club, is in fifth place behind Real Madrid, Barcelona, Milan and Bayern Munich. The other Premier League clubs in the table are Liverpool and Chelsea in joint eighth, and Arsenal in joint 15th.

Performance by clubs
Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Spain Real Madrid 5 0 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016
Spain Barcelona 4 1 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015 1994
Italy Milan 3 3 1994, 2003, 2007 1993, 1995, 2005
Germany Bayern Munich 2 3 2001, 2013 1999, 2010, 2012
England Manchester United 2 2 1999, 2008 2009, 2011
Italy Juventus 1 4 1996 1997, 1998, 2003, 2015
Netherlands Ajax 1 1 1995 1996
England Liverpool 1 1 2005 2007
England Chelsea 1 1 2012 2008
Germany Borussia Dortmund 1 1 1997 2013
France Marseille 1 0 1993
Portugal Porto 1 0 2004
Italy Internazionale 1 0 2010
Spain Valencia 0 2 2000, 2001
Spain Atlético Madrid 0 2 2014, 2016
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0 1 2002
France AS Monaco 0 1 2004
England Arsenal 0 1 2006

All UEFA Champions League finalists by nation, since 1993[edit]

This table, covering the Champions League era, shows Premier League clubs have won the UEFA Champions League four times (as well as supplying five of the runners-up), behind Spain's La Liga with nine wins, and Italy's Serie A with five wins, and ahead of, among others, Germany's Bundesliga with three wins.

Performance by nation
Nation Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
 Spain 9 5 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 1994, 2000, 2001, 2014, 2016
 Italy 5 7 1994, 1996, 2003, 2007, 2010 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2015
 England 4 5 1999, 2005, 2008, 2012 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
 Germany 3 5 1997, 2001, 2013 1999, 2002, 2010, 2012, 2013
 Netherlands 1 1 1995 1996
 France 1 1 1993 2004
 Portugal 1 0 2004

All European Cup finalists by nation, 1956–1992[edit]

For comparison, this table shows the situation before the Premier League era, when England were narrowly in first place in terms of number of wins (though in third place in terms of number of finalists), compared to being currently in third place in both the Premier League era and in the combined table (next section).

Performance by nation
Nation Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
 England 8 2 1968, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984 1975, 1985
 Italy 7 8 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1985, 1989, 1990 1957, 1958, 1967, 1972, 1973, 1983, 1984, 1992
 Spain 7 6 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1992 1961, 1962, 1964, 1974, 1981, 1986
 Netherlands 5 1 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1988 1969
 West Germany 4 5 1974, 1975, 1976, 1983 1960, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987
 Portugal 3 5 1961, 1962, 1987 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, 1990
 Scotland 1 1 1967 1970
 Romania 1 1 1986 1989
 Yugoslavia 1 1 1991 1966
 France 0 4 1956, 1959, 1976, 1991
 Greece 0 1 1971
 Belgium 0 1 1978
 Sweden 0 1 1979

All European Cup and UEFA Champions League finalists by nation, since 1956[edit]

In this combined table, the top five places are currently the same as for the Premier League era, thus currently also showing that England has dropped from being narrowly first to being narrowly third on this table during the Premier League era.

Performance by nation
Nation Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
 Spain 16 11 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 1961, 1962, 1964, 1974, 1981, 1986, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2014, 2016
 Italy 12 15 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2007, 2010 1957, 1958, 1967, 1972, 1973, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2015
 England 12 7 1968, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2012 1975, 1985, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
 West Germany +  Germany 7 10 1974, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1997, 2001, 2013 1960, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1999, 2002, 2010, 2012, 2013
 Netherlands 6 2 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1988, 1995 1969, 1996
 Portugal 4 5 1961, 1962, 1987, 2004 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, 1990
 France 1 5 1993 1956, 1959, 1976, 1991, 2004
 Scotland 1 1 1967 1970
 Romania 1 1 1986 1989
 Yugoslavia 1 1 1991 1966
 Greece 0 1 1971
 Belgium 0 1 1978
 Sweden 0 1 1979

Premier League rise to European dominance and subsequent decline[edit]

For details, see entries for the 1992-93 season (abbreviated here as 1993) and subsequent seasons in this table.

Premier League teams gradually improved their performance in the Champions League until a peak centred on the 2008 season, followed by a significant decline thereafter. They had no semi-finalists for the first four seasons (1993 to 1996). They then had four semi-finalists (Manchester United in 1997, 1999, and 2002, and Leeds United in 2001) over the next seven seasons (1997 to 2003), one of whom went on to become champions (Manchester United in 1999). They then had four semi-finalists (Chelsea in 2004 and 2005, Liverpool in 2005, and Arsenal in 2006) in the next three seasons (2004 to 2006), with Arsenal going on to be runners-up in 2006 and Liverpool winning in 2005.

They then peaked with 9 semi-finalists (Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool in both 2007 and 2008, and Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal in 2009) in the next three seasons (2007 to 2009), with Liverpool (2007), Chelsea (2008), and Manchester United (2009) going on to be runners-up, and Manchester United going on to win an all-English final against Chelsea in 2008, a year in which none of the four English teams were eliminated by anybody except another English team. Around this time UEFA President Michel Platini began to make statements which resulted in a widespread perception that he was anti-English,[14] which some attributed to his alleged fear of English domination in European club competition.[15][16]

However, this dominance did not produce a corresponding number of titles. At its most dominant, from 2007 to 2009, the Premier League had 75% (9 out of 12) of the semi-finalists, 67% (4 out of 6) of the finalists, 100% (3 out of 3) of the runners-up, but only 33% (1 out of 3) of the winners (Manchester United in 2008), with the other two titles going to Milan in 2007 and Barcelona in 2009. And English dominance did not last, with the Premier League managing only two semi-finalists (Manchester United in 2011,and Chelsea in 2012) over the next four seasons (2010 to 2013), although Manchester United went on to be runners-up in 2011, and Chelsea won in 2012. In 2013, no Premier League side reached the last eight for the first time since 1996 (back in a time when England were only entitled to one Champions League place compared to four today), only two (Manchester United and Arsenal) made it to the last 16, and Chelsea became the first defending Champions to fail to make it out of the group stage of the Champions League,[17] although by finishing third in their group they did manage to qualify for the Europa League, which they went on to win.

If the decline were to get worse for long enough, it could in theory eventually deprive the Premier League of its current entitlement to have four teams in the Champions League each year, which it has had since 2005, but the current coefficients table gives little cause for concern from an English perspective, as all England's relevant coefficients are currently ahead of fourth-placed Italy's.

FIFA Club World Cup[edit]

The FIFA Club World Cup (or the FIFA Club World Championship, as it was originally called) has been won by Premier league clubs once (Manchester United in 2008),[4] and they have also been runners-up twice,[5][6] behind Brazil's Série A with four wins,[5][6][7][8] and Spain's La Liga[9][10] and Italy's Serie A[11][12] with two wins each.

Premier League Club World Cup finalists[edit]

Manchester United lead this table, just as they lead the equivalent table for English Champions League finalists in the Premier League era. Manchester United beat LDU Quito of Ecuador 1-0 in Yokahama, Japan in 2008. Liverpool lost to São Paulo of Brazil 1-0 in the same stadium in 2005. Chelsea lost to Corinthians of Brazil 1-0 in the same stadium in 2012. Manchester United also took part in the first FIFA Club World Championship in 2000, but were eliminated at the group stage after finishing third in their group.[18][19]

Performance by club
Nation Club Won Runner-up Years won Years runners-up
England Manchester United 1 0 2008[4] &
England Liverpool 0 1 &
2005[5]
England Chelsea 0 1 &
2012[6]

Club World Cup finalists by nation[edit]

The Premier League is currently in fourth place on this table in terms of number of wins, but in third place in terms of number of finalists (with three, behind Spanish and Brazilian clubs, both with six finals, but Premier League's one win). The Premier League is in fifth place in terms of percentage of finals won with 33%, behind Italy and Germany (100%), Spain (83%) and Brazil (80%, see note below table).

Performance by nation
Nation Finalists Winners Runners-up % won Years won Years runners-up
 Spain 6 5 1 83 2009,[9] 2011,[10] 2014, 2015, 2016 2006[8]
 Brazil 6 4 2 80 2000,[7] 2005,[5] 2006,[8] 2012[6] 2000,[7] 2011[10]
 Italy 2 2 0 100 2007,[11] 2010[12]
 England 3 1 2 33 2008[4] 2005,[5] 2012[6]
 Germany 1 1 0 100 2013
 Argentina 3 0 4 0 2007,[11] 2009,[9] 2014, 2015
 Ecuador 1 0 1 0 2008,[4]
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo 1 0 1 0 2010,[12]
 Morocco 1 0 1 0 2013
 Japan 1 0 1 0 2016

Note: In the table Brazil, despite having had four winners out of six finalists, are given 80% (four out of five) rather than 67% (four out of six), because they have won 80% (four out of five) of the five finals involving Brazilian teams (in 2000, both finalists were Brazilian).

Intercontinental Cup[edit]

Before being supplanted by the FIFA Club World Cup, the now defunct Intercontinental Cup served as an de facto annual world club championship contested by the European South American club champions. Manchester United won it in 1999, the only time a Premier League club took part in the cup. This was a marked improvement on the performance of English teams before the Premier League era, when English clubs contested the cup on five occasions (1968, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984), losing each time, and allowing South America to finish with 22 wins, one ahead of Europe's 21 (see table here).

Premier League clubs in the Intercontinental Cup[edit]

Year Country Winner Score Runner-up Country Venue Notes
1999  ENG Manchester United 1–0 Palmeiras  BRA National Stadium, Tokyo

English clubs in the Intercontinental Cup before the Premier League era[edit]

Two-legged finals[edit]
Year Country Home team Score Away team Country Venue Location Refs
1968  ARG Estudiantes 1–0 Manchester United  ENG Estadio Camilo Cichero Buenos Aires, Argentina
 ENG Manchester United 1–1 Estudiantes  ARG Old Trafford Manchester, England
Estudiantes won 2-1 on aggregate.
Single match finals[edit]
Year Country Winner Score Runner-up Country Venue Notes
1980  URU Nacional 1–0 Nottingham Forest  ENG National Stadium, Tokyo
1981  BRA Flamengo 3–0 Liverpool  ENG National Stadium, Tokyo
1982  URU Peñarol 2–0 Aston Villa  ENG National Stadium, Tokyo
1984  ARG Independiente 1–0 Liverpool  ENG National Stadium, Tokyo

Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Cup combined[edit]

In the Premier League era, Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson have a 67% success rate, having participated in 3 (Intercontinental Cup in 1999, FIFA Club World Cups in 2000[18][19] and 2008[4]), and won 2 (Intercontinental Cup 1999, FIFA Club World Cup 2008[4]).

This 67% success rate compares favourably with the all-time European average of 53.6% success - having participated in 56, and won 30 (having won 21 out of 43 Intercontinental Cups - see table here, and 9 out of 13 FIFA Club World Cups - see table here). It also compares favourably with the European average in the Premier League era (1993 onwards) of 70.8% success - having participated in 24 (12 Intercontinental Cups from 1993 to 2004 - full details here, 13 FIFA Club World Cups - full details here), and won 17 (8 Intercontinental Cups in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 9 FIFA Club World Cups in 2007,[11] 2008,[4] 2009,[9] 2010,[12] 2011,[10] 2013[20]). 2014[21]). 2015[22]). 2016[23]).

In marked contrast, all other English clubs, including Manchester United in 1968 (before the Premier League and Alex Ferguson eras) have a record of 0% success - participating in 7, winning none, losing 5 Intercontinental Cups before the Premier League era (Manchester United in 1968, Nottingham Forest in 1980, Liverpool in 1981, Aston Villa in 1982, Liverpool in 1984), and losing two FIFA Club World Cups in the Premier League era (Liverpool in 2005,[5] Chelsea in 2012[6]).

The above data means that when one includes Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United, English clubs have success rates of 40% (2 out of 5) in the Premier League era, 0% (0 out of 5) before the Premier League era, and 20% (2 out of 10) overall.

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