European association football club records

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This article details professional association 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 14 6 Yes
2 Ferenc Deák  Hungary 66[4] Hungary Szentlőrinc 1945–46 66 ** * - ^
Arthur Ceuleers  Belgium 66 Belgium Beerschot 1940–41 15 - * 51 ^
4 Gyula Zsengellér  Hungary 65 Hungary Újpest 1938–39 56[5] ** 9 - ^
5 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
8 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 61 Spain Real Madrid 2014–15 48 1 10 2 Yes
9 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
13 Fred Roberts  Northern Ireland 59 Northern Ireland Glentoran 1930–31 55 4 * - ^
Ferenc Deák  Hungary 59[6] Hungary Ferencváros 1948–49 59 ** * - ^
Refik Resmja  Albania 59+? Albania Partizani Tirana 1950–51 59 ? * - ^
Luis Suárez  Uruguay 59 Spain Barcelona 2015–16 40 5 8 6 Yes
17 Jimmy McGrory  Scotland 58 Scotland Celtic 1926–27 47 9 * 2 ^
Lionel Messi  Argentina 58 Spain Barcelona 2014–15 43 5 10 - No
19 Joe Bambrick  Northern Ireland 57 Northern Ireland Linfield 1929–30 50 7 * - ^
Josef Bican  Czech Republic 57+? Czech Republic Slavia Prague 1943–44 57[7] ? * ? ^
Fernando Peyroteo  Portugal 57 Portugal Sporting CP 1945–46 37 9 * 11 ^
22 Duncan Walker  Scotland 56 Scotland St Mirren 1921–22 45 11 - - ^
Werner Baßler  Germany 56 Germany 1. FC 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 Narva Trans 2011 46 10 - - No
27 Fernando Peyroteo  Portugal 55 Portugal Sporting CP 1937–38 34 9 * 12 ^
Henk Groot  Netherlands 55 Netherlands Ajax 1960–61 41 14 - - ^
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
  • 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 Ballon d'Or (1956–2009, 2016–) + FIFA Ballon d'Or (2010–2015)[edit]

Players still active marked in bold.

Rank Player Club Awards Years
1 Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 5 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
2 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United, Real Madrid 4 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016
3 Netherlands Johan Cruyff Ajax, Barcelona[8] 3 1971, 1973, 1974
France Michel Platini Juventus 3 1983, 1984, 1985
Netherlands Marco van Basten Milan 3 1988, 1989, 1992
6 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 Internazionale,[9]Real Madrid[10] 2 1997, 2002

Club records[edit]

Most consecutive national league titles[edit]

Source:[11]

Longest unbeaten run across all competitions[edit]

Source:[12]


After the introduction of European club tournaments:

Longest unbeaten league run[edit]

Source:[13]

Most consecutive wins in domestic league[edit]

Most consecutive wins across all competitions[edit]

Italic denotes record that was not achieved in country's top tier (also includes unofficial records for nonprofessional leagues). Ongoing marked in bold.

Longest run of games scored in[edit]

  • Real Madrid – 73 games, 06.04.2016 (0–2 VfL Wolfsburg) – 20.09.2017 (0–1 Real Betis).[29]
  • Bayern Munich – 61, 16.03.2013 – 05.04.2014.[30]

Outside Europe, however the longest record known is that of River Plate (ARG) – 96, 1936 – 1939.[31]

Highest attendance at a European domestic match[edit]

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

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. ^ "Ferenc Deák 1945-1946 Hungary League". 
  5. ^ "Gyula Zsengellér 1938-1939 Hungary League". 
  6. ^ "Ferenc Deák 1948-1949 Hungary League". 
  7. ^ "Josef Bican 1943-1944 Národní League". 
  8. ^ Johan Cruyff was signed by Barcelona from Ajax mid-way through 1973.
  9. ^ Ronaldo was signed by Internazionale from Barcelona mid-way through 1997.
  10. ^ Ronaldo was signed by Real Madrid from Internazionale mid-way through 2002.
  11. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (14 January 2016). "Trivia on Winning Domestic Championships". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  12. ^ UEFA (16 January 2016). "Longest unbeaten runs across all competitions". UEFA. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  13. ^ UEFA (13 January 2017). "Longest unbeaten league runs". UEFA. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h "Europe's longest domestic winning streaks". UEFA. 13 January 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  15. ^ "Red Stars 24th win a row". b92. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Unbeaten". 
  17. ^ "Hungary - List of Final Tables 1931-1940". 
  18. ^ http://en.as.com/en/2016/12/31/football/1483177489_319061.html
  19. ^ http://en.as.com/en/2016/12/31/football/1483177489_319061.html
  20. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/97751-most-consecutive-association-football-victories-all-competitions
  21. ^ Ltd, Statto Organisation. "Scottish Division One (old) League Table 1898-1899 - Statto.com". 
  22. ^ "Club Win Records In Sight - Rangers Football Club, Official Website". 1 December 2013. 
  23. ^ https://southshieldsfc.co.uk/south-shields-4-0-marske-finnigan-hat-trick-in-another-win/
  24. ^ Brown, Tom. "Welsh Premier League: Champions New Saints break Ajax world record". BBC Sport. 
  25. ^ "New Saints' world-record run of victories is ended by 3-3 draw with Newtown". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  26. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/97751-most-consecutive-association-football-victories-all-competitions
  27. ^ http://sportslens.com/the-longest-winning-streaks-in-football-history/6000/
  28. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/97751-most-consecutive-association-football-victories-all-competitions
  29. ^ [1]
  30. ^ [2]
  31. ^ [3]
  32. ^ Robertson & Ross, p. 72.
  33. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (30 April 2015). "Champions' Cup/Champions League Trivia". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  34. ^ "UEFA Champions League 1965_66 - History - Stade Dudelange-Benfica Lineups". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  35. ^ "UEFA Champions League 1965_66 - History - Benfica-Stade Dudelange Lineups". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  36. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (30 April 2015). "Champions' Cup/Champions League Trivia". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Robertson, Forrest; Ross, David. The First 100 Years of Hampden. First Press Publishing. ISBN 1-901603-18-0. 

External links[edit]