UEFA club competition records and statistics

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Clubs[edit]

UEFA club competition winners[edit]

Real Madrid hold the record for the most overall titles (23) while Milan has the most UEFA Super Cup wins (5), a record shared with Barcelona.[1] The Madrid club have a record fourteen titles achieved in the UEFA Champions League and its predecessor.[2] Barcelona have a record four titles in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup while Sevilla have a record of six UEFA Cup and Europa League titles.[3] Finally, German clubs Hamburger SV, Schalke 04, and VfB Stuttgart, as well as Spanish club Villarreal, are the record holders by titles won in the UEFA Intertoto Cup (2 each).

Ranking three main European club competitions' winning club sides by winning percentage[edit]

This is a ranking of all club sides which have won one of the three main European competitions.[4]

Bayern Munich are the only team to finish a continental competition with a 100% winning record, achieving that milestone in 2020.

Top 15 club sides[edit]

Qualifying and preliminary round matches are not included, neither are play-off matches; results of penalty shoot-outs are considered the score which preceded them (including extra time).

Table key
  Highest ranked UEFA major club tournament winner
  Highest ranked European / UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winner
  Highest ranked UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League winner
Rank Club Tournament Season Pld W GF GA GD Win %
1. Germany Bayern Munich Champions League 2019–20 11 11 43 8 +35 100%
2. Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv Cup Winners' Cup 1974–75 9 8 17 5 +12 88.88%
3. France Paris Saint-Germain Cup Winners' Cup 1995–96 9 8 16 4 +12 88.88%
4. Spain Atlético Madrid Europa League 2011–12 15 13 33 10 +23 86.67%
5. Spain Real Madrid European Cup 1959–60 7 6 31 10 +21 85.71%
6. England Tottenham Hotspur Cup Winners' Cup 1962–63 7 6 24 9 +15 85.71%
7. Netherlands Ajax European Cup 1972–73 7 6 15 4 +11 85.71%
8. Italy Inter Milan European Cup 1963–64 7 6 15 5 +10 85.71%
9. Spain Real Madrid Champions League 2013–14 13 11 41 10 +31 84.61%
10. Spain Barcelona Champions League 2014–15 13 11 31 11 +20 84.61%
11. Italy Juventus UEFA Cup 1992–93 12 10 31 6 +25 83.33%
12. Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach UEFA Cup 1974–75 12 10 32 9 +23 83.33%
13. Germany Bayern Munich UEFA Cup 1995–96 12 10 32 10 +22 83.33%
14. Italy Fiorentina Cup Winners' Cup 1960–61 6 5 17 5 +12 83.33%
15. Germany Borussia Dortmund Champions League 1996–97 11 9 23 10 +13 81.81%

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

The European Cup (left), the Cup Winners' Cup (middle), and the UEFA Cup (right) trophies, assembling the European Treble until 2021.[5]

To date, five clubs have won all three main pre-1999 UEFA club competitions, the "European Treble" of European Cup/UEFA Champions League, European/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.[5] Although the Cup Winners' Cup no longer exists, 27 of its former winners could still add wins in the other two competitions to achieve this UEFA treble. Nine of those teams are just one trophy away from the feat, including Barcelona and Milan[6][7] who have both won the Champions League and Cup Winners' Cup and are one Europa League trophy away from achieving the UEFA treble. Other clubs needing Europa League title to achieve the treble are German clubs Hamburg and Borussia Dortmund having previously won the European Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup each. The remaining five clubs need to win the Champions League: Atlético Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Anderlecht, Valencia, and Parma.

Upon the commencement of the UEFA Europa Conference League in 2021–22 season, there is a chance for the 32 former winners of the Cup Winners' Cup to win that competition. Any other existing clubs can also win a modern UEFA treble (counting only the Champions, Europa, and Europa Conference Leagues title) in the future.

Club First title Second title Treble title
Italy Juventus 1976–77 UEFA Cup 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup 1984–85 European Cup
Netherlands Ajax 1970–71 European Cup 1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup 1991–92 UEFA Cup
Germany Bayern Munich 1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup 1973–74 European Cup 1995–96 UEFA Cup
England Chelsea 1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup 2011–12 UEFA Champions League 2012–13 UEFA Europa League
England Manchester United 1967–68 European Cup 1990–91 European Cup Winners' Cup 2016–17 UEFA Europa League

Only the first win is shown for any club with multiple wins of the same competition.

Juventus received The UEFA Plaque from the confederation in 1988, in recognition of being the first side in European football history to win all three major UEFA club competitions,[8][9] and the only one to reach it with in a single coach spell (i.e. Giovanni Trapattoni). They completed the European treble in the shortest amount of time (8 years), while Manchester United reached it in the longest (49 years).[10]

Chelsea is the first club to win all three pre-1999 main UEFA club competitions more than once each, having won the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, and 2020–21 UEFA Champions League, not including the two UEFA Super Cups they won in 1998 and 2021. They won the 2012–13 Europa League, the club's first title in the tournament which completed the treble, after being downgraded as third qualified in the Champions League group stage of that season.

Hamburg, Fiorentina, Ajax, Arsenal and Liverpool are the only clubs to have been runners-up in all three of these competitions.[11]

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

Until the first Europa Conference League final in 2022, Juventus was the only club in association football history to have won every men's official confederation tournaments.[12]

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 Cup 1985 Intercontinental Cup 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup

Shows first win only in the case of club's multiple wins of same competition.

German side Hamburg was the only club to have been runners-up in all six UEFA club competitions played until 2021.[11] The club lost in the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1968, the European Super Cup in 1977 and 1983, the final of the European Cup in 1980, the final of the UEFA Cup in 1982, the Intercontinental Cup in 1983, and the finals of the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1999.

All winners from one country[edit]

Before the abolition of the Cup Winners' Cup in 1999 and the commencement of the Europa Conference League in 2021, only once have three clubs from the same country; Italy in 1989–90, won all three main UEFA club competitions in the same season:[13]

Season Competition Winners
1989–90 European Cup Italy Milan
European Cup Winners' Cup Italy Sampdoria
UEFA Cup Italy Juventus

In between, clubs from the same country have won both remaining main UEFA club competitions (Champions League and Europa League) in the same season six times: two Spanish teams in 2005–06, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, and 2017–18, and two English teams in 2018–19.

All finalists from one country[edit]

The 2018–19 season was the first time that all European finals featured representatives from only one country (England). In the Champions League final, Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur, while Chelsea defeated Arsenal in the Europa League final.[14][15]

Season Competition Winners Runners-up
2018–19 UEFA Champions League England Liverpool England Tottenham Hotspur
UEFA Europa League England Chelsea England Arsenal

Other records[edit]

  • Milan have lost a record 11 UEFA competition finals: 4 in European Cup/UEFA Champions League, a record of 4 in Intercontinental Cup, 1 in Cup Winners' Cup, and 2 in UEFA Super Cup.
  • Juventus played a record 54 consecutive matches in UEFA competitions, stretched from 13 September 1994 to 21 April 1999, reaching four consecutive finals and one semi-final during that period.
  • Real Madrid has played (571) and won (332) more games than any other side in Europe, and also hold the records for most goals scored (1,210) and conceded (624) as of 4 May 2022.[16]
  • Barcelona has drawn more games than any other team (117) as of 14 April 2022.[16]
  • Anderlecht has lost the most games in confederation competitions (144) as of 26 August 2021.[16]
  • Jeunesse Esch has the worst goal difference in UEFA competition matches (−183 from 81 games) as of June 2020.[16]
  • Barcelona became the first women's club to follow its men's team of winning the Champions League, by winning the 2021 UEFA Women's Champions League Final. Barcelona men's team won their fifth and most recent in 2015. The beaten finalists Chelsea was also seeking to break that record as well, as its men's team won their maiden in 2012. They were already the first club ever to see its men's and women's teams reach the Champions League final in the same season, having qualified for the UEFA Champions League Final as well. Barcelona is also the only club in Europe that has won men's and women's Champions League, the UEFA Youth League and the UEFA Futsal Champions League.

Players[edit]

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

The table below show the nine players who have won all three major pre-1999 UEFA club competitions.[17][18]

Footballer European Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/
Europa League
[18]
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Italy Gaetano Scirea 1985Juventus 1977 – Juventus 1984 – Juventus
Italy Antonio Cabrini
Italy Marco Tardelli
Netherlands Arnold Mühren 1973Ajax 1981Ipswich Town 1987 – Ajax
Italy Sergio Brio 1985 – Juventus 1990 – Juventus 1984 – Juventus
Italy Stefano Tacconi
Netherlands Danny Blind 1995 – Ajax 1992 – Ajax 1987 – Ajax
Italy Gianluca Vialli 1996 – Juventus 1993 – Juventus 1990Sampdoria
Portugal Vítor Baía 2004Porto 2003 – Porto 1997Barcelona

Shows first win only for any player with multiple wins of same competition.

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

Although no footballer has ever won all seven competitions, the table below show the only six players who have won five different international competitions organised by UEFA,[18] including the three seasonal tournaments, until the introduction of the Europa Conference League in 2021–22 season (chronological order).

Footballer European Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/
Europa League
[18]
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Super Cup Intercontinental Cup
Italy Gaetano Scirea 1985Juventus 1977 – Juventus 1984 – Juventus 1984 – Juventus 1985 – Juventus
Italy Antonio Cabrini
Netherlands Arnold Mühren 1973Ajax 1981Ipswich Town 1987 – Ajax 1973 – Ajax 1972 – Ajax
Italy Stefano Tacconi 1985Juventus 1990 – Juventus 1984 – Juventus 1984 – Juventus 1985 – Juventus
Italy Sergio Brio
Netherlands Danny Blind 1995 – Ajax 1992 – Ajax 1987 – Ajax 1995 – Ajax 1995 – Ajax

Most appearances in UEFA club competitions[edit]

As of 28 May 2022[19]

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

Rank Player Apps Debut in Europe Retirement Club(s)
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 191 2002 Sporting CP
Manchester United
Real Madrid
Juventus
2 Spain Iker Casillas 188 1999 2019 Real Madrid
Porto
3 Spain Pepe Reina 178 2000 Barcelona
Villarreal
Liverpool
Napoli
Milan
Lazio
4 Italy Paolo Maldini 174 1985 2009 Milan
5 Spain Xavi 173 1999 2015 Barcelona
6 Italy Gianluigi Buffon 167 1995 Parma
Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain
7 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 163 2012 Ajax
Sampdoria
Real Madrid
Inter Milan
Milan
8 Spain Raúl 161 Real Madrid
Schalke 04
9 Argentina Javier Zanetti 160 2014 Inter Milan
Argentina Lionel Messi 2004 Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain

Bold = Still active

Top scorers in UEFA club competitions[edit]

As of 28 May 2022[20]

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

Rank Player Goals Apps Goal ratio Debut in Europe Retirement Club(s)
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 143 191 0.75 2002 Sporting CP
Manchester United
Real Madrid
Juventus
2 Argentina Lionel Messi 128 160 0.8 2004 Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain
3 Poland Robert Lewandowski 93 131 0.71 2008 Lech Poznań
Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich
4 France Karim Benzema 87 144 0.6 2005 Lyon
Real Madrid
5 Spain Raúl 77 161 0.48 1995 2012 Real Madrid
Schalke 04
6 Italy Filippo Inzaghi 70 114 0.61 Parma
Juventus
Milan
7 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 67 143 0.47 1994 Dynamo Kyiv
Milan
Chelsea
8 Argentina Sergio Agüero 63 109 0.58 2007 2021 Atlético Madrid
Manchester City
Barcelona
9 Germany Gerd Müller 62 71 0.87 1967 1981 Bayern Munich
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 92 0.67 1998 2012 PSV Eindhoven
Manchester United
Real Madrid
Hamburger SV

Bold = Still active

Other records[edit]

  • In September 2021, Harry Kane became the first player to score a hat-trick in each of the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League.[21]
  • Paolo Maldini is the player with most appearances for a single club (Milan, 174).
  • Gerd Muller was the player with most goals scored having played for a single club (Bayern Munich, 71).

Managers[edit]

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

The table below show the only three managers who have won all three major former and current UEFA club competitions.[18]

Manager First Title Second Title Treble Title
Germany Udo Lattek 1973–74 European Cup (Bayern Munich) 1978–79 UEFA Cup (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 1981–82 European Cup Winners' Cup (Barcelona)
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 1976–77 UEFA Cup (Juventus) 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup (Juventus) 1984–85 European Cup (Juventus)
Portugal José Mourinho 2002–03 UEFA Cup (Porto) 2003–04 UEFA Champions League (Porto) 2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League (Roma)

Shows first win only for any manager with multiple wins of same competition.

French manager Arsène Wenger is the only manager who has been runner-up in three major UEFA club competitions.[18] 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]

Although no manager has ever won all seven competitions, the table below shows the only one to have won five different international tournaments organised by UEFA,[18] including the three seasonal tournaments, until the introduction of the Europa Conference League in 2021–22 season.

Manager European Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/
Europa League
[18]
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup UEFA Super Cup Intercontinental Cup
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 1985Juventus 1977 – Juventus 1984 – Juventus 1984 – Juventus 1985 – Juventus

Shows first win only in the case of manager's multiple wins of same competition.

Other records[edit]

Attendance[edit]

Highest attendance for a UEFA club competition[edit]

Rank Match Date Competition Stadium and City Attendance Ref.
1 Scotland Celtic 2–1 England Leeds United 15 April 1970 European Cup Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 136,505 (official attendance) [22]

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