UEFA club competition records and statistics

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This article is about major club records and statistics for Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) organized football competitions. For clubs records across all national and international competitions in the European zone, see European association football club records.

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, a record shared with Barcelona.[1] The Madridian club have record eleven were achieved in the UEFA Champions League and its predecessor.[2] Barcelona have a record four titles in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Lastly, Sevilla have a record of five UEFA Cup and Europa League titles.[3]

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

To date, only four clubs have won all three main UEFA club competitions at different points in their history, the "European Treble" of European Cup/UEFA Champions League, European/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.

Although the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup no longer exists, there are 28 teams that have won it in the past who could still add wins in the other two competitions to achieve this UEFA treble.[4][5]

Club First Title Second Title Treble Title
Italy Juventus 1976–77 UEFA Cup 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup 1984–85 European Champions' Cup
Netherlands Ajax 1970–71 European Champions' Cup 1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup 1991–92 UEFA Cup
Germany Bayern Munich 1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup 1973–74 European Champions' Cup 1995–96 UEFA Cup
England Chelsea 1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup 2011–12 UEFA Champions League 2012–13 UEFA Europa League

Note: per criteria for achieving European Treble, shows first win only for any club with multiple wins of same competition.

Juventus has received, in recognition of being the first side in European football history to win all three major UEFA club competitions, The UEFA Plaque from the Confederation in 1988.[6]

Only once have three different clubs from the same country, Italy in 1989–90, won all three main UEFA club competitions in the same season, a feat that cannot be repeated since the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup no longer exists:[7]

Club Title
Italy Milan 1989–90 European Cup
Italy Sampdoria 1989–90 European Cup Winners' Cup
Italy Juventus 1989–90 UEFA Cup

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.[8][9][10]

Club First Title Second Title Third Title Fourth Title Fifth Title Sixth Title
Italy Juventus 1976–77 UEFA Cup 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup 1984 European Super Cup 1984–85 European Champions' Cup 1985 European/South American Cup 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup

Note: per criteria for achieving all confederation competitions, shows first win only in the case of club's multiple wins of same competition.

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.[11][12] (chronological order).

Footballer European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Cup[13]
Italy Gaetano Scirea 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1977Juventus
Italy Antonio Cabrini 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1977Juventus
Italy Marco Tardelli 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1977Juventus
Netherlands Arnold Mühren 1973Ajax 1987Ajax 1981Ipswich Town
Italy Sergio Brio 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1990Juventus
Italy Stefano Tacconi 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1990Juventus
Netherlands Danny Blind 1995Ajax 1987Ajax 1992Ajax
Italy Gianluca Vialli 1996Juventus 1990Sampdoria 1993Juventus
Portugal Vitor Baía 2004Porto 1997Barcelona 2003Porto

Note: per criteria for achieving European Treble, shows first win only for any player with multiple wins of same competition.

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

The table below show the only seven 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[12] Super Cup Intercontinental Cup
Italy Gaetano Scirea 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus
Italy Antonio Cabrini 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus
Italy Stefano Tacconi 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1990Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus
Italy Sergio Brio 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1990Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus
Netherlands Arnold Mühren 1973Ajax 1987Ajax 1981Ipswich Town 1973Ajax 1972Ajax
Netherlands Danny Blind 1995Ajax 1987Ajax 1992Ajax 1995Ajax 1995Ajax

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[12] (chronological order).

Manager European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Cup[12]
Germany Udo Lattek 1974Bayern Munich 1982Barcelona 1979Borussia Mönchengladbach
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1977Juventus

Note: per criteria for achieving all confederation competitions, shows first win only for any manager with multiple wins of same competition.

Notably, French manager Arsène Wenger is the only manager who has been runner-up in all three major UEFA club competitions.[15] He finished runner-up in the 1991–92 European Cup Winners' Cup with Monaco and in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup and 2005–06 UEFA Champions League 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[12] and FIFA.

Manager European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Cup[12] Super Cup Intercontinental Cup
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 1985Juventus 1984Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus

Note: per criteria for achieving all confederation competitions, shows first win only in the case of manager's multiple wins of same competition.

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 [16]

Top appearances in UEFA club competitions[edit]

As of 29 September 2015[17]

Includes UEFA Champions League (UCL), UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (CWC), Europa League / UEFA Cup (UEL), UEFA Intertoto Cup (UIC), UEFA Super Cup (USC), Intercontinental Cup (IC)

Rank Nation Player Games Goals Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Retirement Clubs
1 Italy Paolo Maldini 174 3 0.02 1985 2009 Milan
2 Spain Xavi 173 13 0.08 1999 2015 Barcelona
3 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 163 15 0.09 1992 2012 Ajax, Sampdoria, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Milan
4 Spain Raúl 161 77 0.48 1995 2012 Real Madrid, Schalke 04
5 Argentina Javier Zanetti 160 5 0.03 1995 2014 Inter Milan
6 Spain Iker Casillas 159 0 0.00 1999 Real Madrid, Porto
7 Wales Ryan Giggs 159 29 0.18 1991 2014 Manchester United
8 England Jamie Carragher 150 1 0.01 1997 2013 Liverpool
9 Brazil Roberto Carlos 144 20 0.13 1995 2012 Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe
10 Spain Pepe Reina 143 0 0.00 2000 Barcelona, Villarreal, Liverpool, Napoli
10 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 143 67 0.47 1994 2012 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea, Milan, Dynamo Kyiv
10 Netherlands Edwin Van Der Sar 143 0 0.00 1993 2011 Ajax, Juventus, Fulham, Manchester United

Bold = Still active

Top scorers in UEFA club competitions[edit]

As of 25 November 2015[18][19]

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

Rank Nation Player Goals Games Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Retirement Clubs
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 96 132 0.72 2002 Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid
2 Argentina Lionel Messi 89 110 0.81 2004 Barcelona
3 Spain Raúl 77 161 0.48 1995 2012 Real Madrid, Schalke 04
4 Italy Filippo Inzaghi 70 114 0.61 1995 2012 Parma, Juventus, Milan
5 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 67 143 0.47 1994 2012 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea, Milan, Dynamo Kyiv
6 Germany Gerd Müller 62 71 0.87 1967 1981 (1979 in Europe) Bayern Munich
6 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 62 92 0.67 1998 2012 PSV, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Hamburg
8 Sweden Henrik Larsson 59 108 0.55 1996 2009 Feyenoord, Celtic, Barcelona, Manchester United, Helsingborg
8 France Thierry Henry 59 140 0.42 1996 2014 Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona
10 Portugal Eusébio[20] 57 75 0.76 1961 1979 (1975 in Europe, played again in 1976 and 1977–78) Benfica
11 Italy Alessandro Del Piero 53 127 0.42 1993 2015 Juventus

Bold = Still active

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Competition format". UEFA. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Final facts and figures". UEFA. Retrieved 4 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Competition format". UEFA. 13 July 2005. 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. ^ "All start 'with a little' poetry". Gazzetta dello Sport's Historical Archive (in Italian). 24 May 1997. 
  7. ^ "1989/90: Rijkaard seals Milan triumph". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 23 May 1990. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  8. ^ In addition, Juventus 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. Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
    "1985: Juventus end European drought". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 8 December 1985. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "We are the champions". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 December 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2009. 
  11. ^ "Treble chance for Vítor Baía". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 21 May 2004. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f 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.
  13. ^ The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1958–1971) is not included in this list because it was not organised by UEFA. See: "History of the UEFA Cup". uefa.com.  and "European club competitions recognised by UEFA (page 23)" (PDF). .
  14. ^ The 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. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Celtic's Battles of Britain". BBC. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Players with the most UEFA club appearances". UEFA. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "Ronaldo sets new all-time UEFA scoring record". UEFA. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  19. ^ http://www.trn.infra.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2286207.html
  20. ^ "Eusébio Ferreira da Silva – Goals in European Cups". Retrieved 29 September 2015.