Players

Most final appearances
UEFA Champions League

6
Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
5= Patrice Evra (Monaco, Manchester United, Juventus)
5= Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)
5=
Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, AC Milan)
5= Edwin van der Sar (Ajax, Manchester United)
4=
Edgar Davids (Ajax, Juventus)
4= Alessandro del Piero (Juventus)
4= Didier Deschamps (Marseille, Juventus)
4= Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
4= Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
4= Fernando Morientes (Real Madrid, Monaco)
4= Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan, Juventus)

European Cup
8= Francisco Gento (Real Madrid)
8=
Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
7 Alfredo di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
5= Coluna (Benfica)
5= Alessandro Costacurta (AC Milan)
5= Fernando Cruz (Benfica)
5= Patrice Evra (Monaco, Manchester United, Juventus)
5= José Augusto (Benfica)
5= Phil Neal (Liverpool)
5= Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)
5= José Santamaría (Real Madrid)
5= Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, AC Milan)
5= Edwin van der Sar (Ajax, Manchester United)
5= José Maria Zárraga (Real Madrid)


Watch Ronaldo score twice in the 2017 final

All-time top final scorers:
UEFA Champions League

4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)
2= Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona)
2= Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan)
2= Daniele Massaro (AC Milan)
2= Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2= Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
2= Raúl González (Real Madrid)
2= Mario Mandžukić (Bayern München, Juventus)
2= Hernán Crespo (AC Milan)
2= Diego Milito (Inter Milan)
2= Karl-Heinz Riedle (Borussia Dortmund)

European Cup
7= Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
7= Ferenc Puskás (Real Madrid)
4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid)
3= Eusébio (Benfica)
3= Sandro Mazzola (Inter Milan)
3= Gerd Müller (Bayern München)
3= Héctor Rial (Real Madrid)
3= Eusébio (Benfica)

Most goals in a final
UEFA Champions League

2= Hernán Crespo (AC Milan 3-3aet Liverpool, Liverpool win 3-2 on pens, 25/05/2005)
2= Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool, 23/05/2007)
2= Daniele Massaro (AC Milan 4-0 Barcelona, 18/05/1994)
2= Diego Milito (Bayern 0-2 Inter Milan, 22/05/2010)
2= Karlheinz Riedle (Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus, 28/05/1997)
2= Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid, 03/06/2017)

UEFA Champions League/European Cup
4
Ferenc Puskás (Real Madrid v Eintracht Frankfurt, 18/05/1960)

Coaches

Watch Ancelotti win the 2007 title with Milan


Watch Ancelotti win the 2007 title with Milan

Most final wins:
UEFA Champions League
3= Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014)

European Cup
3=
Bob Paisley (Liverpool 1977, 1978, 1981)
3= Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014)

Most final appearances:
UEFA Champions League
4= Marcello Lippi (Juventus 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003)
4=
Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United 1999, 2008, 2009, 2011)
4=
Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan 2003, 2005, 2007, Real Madrid 2014)

Most successive final wins:
UEFA Champions League
2= Zinédine Zidane (Real Madrid 2016, 2017)

European Cup
2= Luis Carniglia (Real Madrid 1958, 1959)
2= Brian Clough (Nottingham Forest 1979, 1980)
2= Béla Guttman (Benfica 1961, 1962)
2= Helenio Herrera (Inter Milan 1964, 1965)
2= Ștefan Kovács (Ajax 1972, 1973)
2= Dettmar Kramer (Bayern München 1975, 1976)
2= Bob Paisley (Liverpool 1977, 1978)
2= Arrigo Sacchi (AC Milan 1989, 1990)
2= José Villalonga (Real Madrid 1956, 1957)
2= Zinédine Zidane (Real Madrid 2016, 2017)

Final wins with more than one club
UEFA Champions League
3 Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014)
2= Jupp Heynckes (Real Madrid 1998, Bayern München 2013)
2= Ottmar Hitzfeld (Borussia Dortmund 1997, Bayern München 2001)
2=
José Mourinho (Porto 2004, Inter Milan 2010)

Watch highlights of the 2010 final


Watch highlights of the 2010 final

European Cup
3 Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014)
2= Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburg 1983)
2= Jupp Heynckes (Real Madrid 1998, Bayern München 2013)
2= Ottmar Hitzfeld (Borussia Dortmund 1997, Bayern München 2001)
2= José Mourinho (Porto 2004, Inter Milan 2010)

Clubs

Most final appearances (incl. 2017/18):
UEFA Champions League
6= Real Madrid
6= AC Milan
6= Juventus
5= Barcelona
5= Bayern München
4 Manchester United

European Cup
15 Real Madrid
11 AC Milan
10 Bayern München*
8= Barcelona
8= Liverpool
7 Benfica

*1974 final (decided on a replay) counted as a single appearance

Most successive final appearances:
UEFA Champions League
3=
AC Milan (1992/93–1994/95)
3= Juventus (1995/96–1997/98)
3= Real Madrid (2015/16–2017/18)

How does this Real Madrid team compare with European Cup greats?


How does this Real Madrid team compare with European Cup greats?

UEFA Champions League/European Cup
5 Real Madrid (1955/56–1959/60)
3= AC Milan (1992/93–1994/95)
3= Ajax (1970/71–1972/73)
3= Benfica (1959/60–1962/63)
3= Bayern München (1973/74–1975/76)
3= Real Madrid (2015/16–2017/18)

Most successive final wins:
UEFA Champions League
2 Real Madrid (2015/16–2017/18)

UEFA Champions League/European Cup
5
Real Madrid (1955/56–1959/60)
3= Ajax (1970/71–1972/73)
3= Bayern München (1973/74–1975/76)

Most successive final defeats:
UEFA Champions League

2= Juventus (1996/97–1997/98)
2=
Valencia (1999/2000–2000/01)

UEFA Champions League/European Cup
2= Juventus (1996/97–1997/98)
2=
Valencia (1999/2000–2000/01)

Most wins (including shoot-out successes):

2015 final highlights: Barcelona 3-1 Juventus


2015 final highlights: Barcelona 3-1 Juventus

UEFA Champions League
6 Real Madrid
4 Barcelona
3 AC Milan
2= Bayern München
2= Manchester United

European Cup
12 Real Madrid
7 AC Milan
5= Bayern München
5= Barcelona
5= Liverpool

Most defeats (including shoot-out defeats):

UEFA Champions League
5 Juventus
3= Bayern München
3= AC Milan
2= Atlético Madrid
2= Manchester United
2= Valencia

European Cup
7
Juventus
5= Bayern München
5= Benfica
4 AC Milan
3= Atlético Madrid
3= Barcelona
3= Real Madrid

Most goals scored:
UEFA Champions League

15 Real Madrid
10 Barcelona
9 AC Milan
5 Bayern München
4= Borussia Dortmund
4= Juventus
4= Liverpool
4= Manchester United

Watch how Madrid lifted the trophy in 2016


Watch how Madrid lifted the trophy in 2016

European Cup
39 Real Madrid
22 AC Milan
14 Bayern München
13 Barcelona
10= Benfica
10= Liverpool

Most goals conceded:
UEFA Champions League

12 Juventus
7=
Barcelona
7
=
Bayern München
7= Manchester United
6 AC Milan
5= Atlético Madrid
5= Liverpool

European Cup
22 Real Madrid
14 Juventus
13 Benfica
11= AC Milan
11= Bayern München

Biggest win:
UEFA Champions League

4-0
AC Milan v Barcelona (18/05/1994)

European Cup
7-3 Real Madrid v Eintracht Frankfurt (18/05/1960)
4-0 Bayern München v Atlético Madrid (17/05/1974 – replay, initial final finished 1-1)
4-0 AC Milan v Steaua Bucureşti (24/05/1989)
4-0 AC Milan v Barcelona (18/05/1994)

Most goals in a final:
UEFA Champions League

6 Liverpool 3-3aet AC Milan (Liverpool win 3-2 on pens, 25/05/2005)

European Cup
10 Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt (18/05/1960)

Miscellaneous

UEFA Champions League

Dino Zoff is the oldest player to have appeared in a final


Dino Zoff is the oldest player to have appeared in a final©UEFA.com

Oldest player to appear in a final
41 years 86 days
Dino Zoff (Hamburg 1-0 Juventus, 1982/83)

Oldest scorer in a final
36 years 333 days
Paolo Maldini (AC Milan 3-3aet Liverpool – Liverpool win 3-2 on pens – 2004/05)

Oldest winning finalist
38 years 331 days
Paolo Maldini (AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool, 2006/07)

Oldest losing finalist
41 years 86 days Dino Zoff (Hamburg 1-0 Juventus, 1982/83)

Youngest player to appear in a final
18 years 296 days
Nwankwo Kanu (Ajax 1-0 AC Milan, 1994/95)

Youngest scorer in a final
18 years, 327 days Patrick Kluivert (Ajax 1-0 AC Milan, 1994/95)

Youngest winning finalist
18 years 296 days
Nwankwo Kanu (Ajax 1-0 AC Milan, 1994/95)

Youngest losing finalist
18 years 307 days
Kiki Musampa (Ajax 1-1aet Juventus, Juventus win 4-2 on pens, 1995/96)

Finals decided in extra time
Real Madrid 3-2 AC Milan (1957/58 – 2-2 after 90 minutes)
Manchester United 4-1 Benfica (1967/68 – 1-1 after 90 minutes)
Feyenoord 2-1 Celtic (1969/70 – 1-1 after 90 minutes)
Sampdoria 0-1 Barcelona (1991/92 – 0-0 after 90 minutes)
Real Madrid 4-1 Atlético Madrid (2013/14 – 1-1 after 90 minutes)

Finals decided by penalty shoot-out
Liverpool 1-1 Roma (1983/84 – Liverpool win 4-2 on pens)
Steaua Bucureşti 0-0 Barcelona (1985/86 – Steaua win 3-0 on pens)
PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Benfica (1987/88 – PSV win 6-5 on pens)
Juventus 1-1 Ajax (1995/96 – Juventus win 4-2 on pens)
Bayern München 1-1 Valencia (2000/01 – Bayern win 5-4 on pens)
Juventus 0-0 AC Milan (2002/03 – AC Milan win 3-2 on pens)
AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool (2004/05 – Liverpool win 3-2 on pens)
Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (2007/08 – United win 6-5 on pens)
Bayern München 1-1 Chelsea (2011/12 – Chelsea win 4-3 on pens)
Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid (2015/16 – Real Madrid win 5-3 on pens)

Finals decided on replay
4-0 Bayern München v Atlético Madrid (17/05/1974 – initial final finished 1-1 on 15/05/1974)

Nottingham Forest have a perfect record in finals


Nottingham Forest have a perfect record in finals©Getty Images

Best win percentage
100%
Nottingham Forest, Porto (W2 L0), Aston Villa, Crvena zvezda, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven (W1 L0)
80% Real Madrid (W12 L3)
71% Liverpool (W5 L2)
66.6% Ajax (W4 L2)
63.6 AC Milan (W7 L4)
62.5% Barcelona (W5 L3)

Most different representatives by country
7 England (Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest)
6= Italy (AC Milan, Fiorentina, Inter Milan, Juventus, Roma, Sampdoria)
6= Germany (Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leverkusen)
4= Spain (Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia)
4= France (Marseille, Monaco, Saint-Étienne, Stade de Reims)
3 Netherlands (Ajax, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven)
2 Portugal (Benfica, Porto)

Most different winners by country
5 England (Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest)
3= Italy (AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus)
3= Netherlands (Ajax, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven)
2= Germany (Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund)
2= Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2= Portugal (Benfica, Porto)

Most final club appearances by country (incl. 2017/18)
29 Spain (Real Madrid 16, Barcelona 8, Atlético Madrid 3, Valencia 2)

28 Italy (AC Milan 11, Juventus 9, Inter Milan 5, Fiorentina 1, Roma 1, Sampdoria 1)

20 England (Liverpool 8, Manchester United 5, Chelsea 2, Nottingham Forest 2, Arsenal 1, Aston Villa 1, Leeds United 1)

17 Germany* (Bayern München 10, Borussia Dortmund 2, Hamburg 2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 1, Bayer Leverkusen 1, Eintracht Frankfurt 1)

9 Portugal (Benfica 7, Porto 2)

8 Netherlands (Ajax 6, PSV Eindhoven 1, Feyenoord 1)

6 France (Marseille 2, Stade de Reims 2, Monaco 1, St-Étienne 1)

2
Scotland (Celtic 2)
2 Romania (Steaua Bucureşti 2)

1 Greece (Panathinaikos 1)
1 Serbia** (Crvena Zvezda 1, Partizan 1)
1 Sweden (Malmö 1)

*Includes appearances representing former West Germany and East Germany
**Includes appearances representing former Yugoslavia


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