UEFA club competition records and statistics

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Teams[edit]

UEFA club competition winners[edit]

Real Madrid hold the record for the most overall titles (22) and Milan with most UEFA Super Cup wins (5), a record shared with Barcelona.[2] The Madrilenian club have record thirteen were achieved in the UEFA Champions League and its predecessor.[3] Barcelona have a record four titles in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup while Sevilla have a record of five UEFA Cup and Europa League titles.[4] Finally, German clubs Hamburg, Schalke 04 and Stuttgart, and Spanish club Villarreal are the record holders by titles won in the UEFA Intertoto Cup (2 each).

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

To date, only five 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.[5]

Although the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup no longer exists, there are 27 teams that have won it in the past who could still add wins in the other two competitions to achieve this UEFA treble, with nine of those teams just one trophy away from the feat.[6][7]

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

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 and the only one to reach it with the same coach,[8] The UEFA Plaque from the Confederation in 1988.[9]

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:[10]

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

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

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

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.

Players[edit]

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.[12][13] (chronological order).

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

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 six players who have won all international tournaments recognised by UEFA[15] and FIFA (chronological order).

Footballer European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/
Europa League
[13]
Cup Winners' Cup Super Cup Intercontinental Cup
Italy Gaetano Scirea 1985Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus
Italy Antonio Cabrini 1985Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus
Netherlands Arnold Mühren 1973Ajax 1981Ipswich Town 1987Ajax 1973Ajax 1972Ajax
Italy Stefano Tacconi 1985Juventus 1990Juventus 1984Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus
Italy Sergio Brio 1985Juventus 1990Juventus 1984Juventus 1984Juventus 1985Juventus
Netherlands Danny Blind 1995Ajax 1992Ajax 1987Ajax 1995Ajax 1995Ajax

Top appearances in UEFA club competitions[edit]

As of 12 December 2018[16]

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

Rank Player Games Goals Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Retirement Club(s)
1 Spain Iker Casillas 184 0 0.00 1999 Real Madrid
Porto
2 Italy Paolo Maldini 174 3 0.02 1985 2009 Milan
3 Spain Xavi 173 13 0.08 1999 2015 Barcelona
4 Spain Pepe Reina 170 0 0.00 2000 Barcelona
Villarreal
Liverpool
Napoli
Milan
5 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 166 124 0.75 2002 Sporting CP
Manchester United
Real Madrid
Juventus
6 Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 163 15 0.09 1992 2012 Ajax
Sampdoria
Real Madrid
Internazionale
Milan
Italy Gianluigi Buffon 0 0.00 1995 Parma
Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain
8 Spain Raúl 161 77 0.48 1995 2012 Real Madrid
Schalke 04
9 Argentina Javier Zanetti 160 5 0.03 1995 2014 Internazionale
10 Wales Ryan Giggs 159 29 0.18 1991 2014 Manchester United

Bold = Still active

Top scorers in UEFA club competitions[edit]

As of 12 December 2018[17]

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

Rank Player Goals Games Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Retirement Club(s)
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 124 166 0.75 2002 Sporting CP
Manchester United
Real Madrid
Juventus
2 Argentina Lionel Messi 109 133 0.82 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
6 Germany Gerd Müller 62 71 0.87 1967 1981 Bayern Munich
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 92 0.67 1998 2012 PSV, Manchester United
Real Madrid
Hamburger SV
8 France Karim Benzema 60 115 0.52 2005 Lyon
Real Madrid
Poland Robert Lewandowski 102 0.59 2008 Lech Poznań
Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich
10 Sweden Henrik Larsson 59 108 0.55 1996 2009 Feyenoord
Celtic
Barcelona
Manchester United
Helsingborg
France Thierry Henry 140 0.42 1996 2014 Monaco
Juventus
Arsenal
Barcelona

Bold = Still active

Managers[edit]

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[13] (chronological order).

Manager European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/
Europa League
[13]
Cup Winners' Cup
Germany Udo Lattek 1974Bayern Munich 1979Borussia Mönchengladbach 1982Barcelona
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 1985Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus

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.[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]

The table below shows the only manager to have won all international tournaments recognised by UEFA[13] and FIFA.

Manager European Champions' Cup/
Champions League
UEFA Cup/
Europa League
[13]
Cup Winners' Cup Super Cup Intercontinental Cup
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni 1985Juventus 1977Juventus 1984Juventus 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.

Attendance[edit]

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 (official attendance) [19]

Note[edit]

References[edit]

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  11. ^ 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 the world title and remain the only at international level 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.
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  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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)..
  15. ^ 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.
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  17. ^ "Who has scored 50+ UEFA club goals?". UEFA. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  18. ^ 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.
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