You will agree with me that Real Madrid is the most successful team in the history of Spanish football, European football, and even world club football. Nicknamed Los Blancos, the Madrid-based club, has some of the most enviable records in the Champions League. Below are three of their most significant records.
1. Most Final Appearances
One of the reasons for the success of Real Madrid in the Champions League is the many finals appearances they have made. The Spanish club has played in 16 finals in total, and five times since the tournament was revamped in 1992. The club that nears this record is AC Milan, which has played in the UCL finals 11 times overall, followed by Bayern Munich, ten times.
2. Most Successive Final Wins
Real Madrid shares the record of the most successive final appearances with AC Milan and Juventus in the newly established UCL. Still, overall, they lead with five consecutive final appearances. In the new UCL, they reached the finals in the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 UCL seasons. But when it comes to the most successive final wins, Los Blancos hold the record with three wins in the three consecutive seasons they have reached the finals.
3. Most Champions League Trophies
Real Madrid is the most successful club in the Champions League. The Spanish giants have lifted the trophy a record 13 times, which is twice as many as the first runners up’s UCL trophy tally. This is a record no team is likely to break soon now that the tournament is super competitive. Real Madrid won the first five UCL tournaments consecutively, and again three times consecutively from 2015/16 to 2017/18.
The above are some of the most significant records set by Real Madrid. None of them can be broken soon, but who knows? Only time will tell.