The UEFA Champions League is the most coveted trophy in European football and is arguably the best club competition in the entire world. Throughout the history of the competition, there have been some outstanding teams. In this article, we have rounded up the most successful football clubs in the history of the UEFA Champions League.
1. Real Madrid
The Los Blancos are the most successful team in the UEFA Champions League, winning the coveted title a record 13 times, out of the 16 appearances they have made in the finals. And it’s not just about the titles; Real Madrid is also leading in the UEFA club coefficient ranking with 134 points, followed by archrivals, Barcelona.
2. AC Milan
While AC Milan has been struggling in the last decade, the Italian club has been a dominant force in the UEFA Champions League, winning the big-eared trophy seven times after 11 appearances in the finals. In the latest victory, back in 2007, the Italian side managed to overcome Liverpool with Filippo “Pippo” Inzaghi scoring the two goals that sunk the Reds.
When it comes to English teams, no club can match the record of Liverpool in the Champions League. The team from Merseyside has won the UEFA Champions League 6 times out of the nine finals appearances made. Liverpool is the current champion, having edged out Tottenham Hotspur in a remarkable final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
The above are the best teams in the history of the UEFA Champions League. Other top teams include Barcelona and Bayern Munich with five titles apiece, Ajax Amsterdam 4 times, Inter Milan and Manchester United 3 times, and lastly, Juventus, Benfica, Nottingham Forest, and Porto 2 times each. Red Star Belgrade, PSV Eindhoven, Aston Villa, Feyenoord, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Marseille, Steaua București, Hamburg and Celtic have also won the UEFA Champions League once.