European Cup Finals

It was Gabriel Hanot the then editor of French sports magazine L’Equipe that proposed a continental championships for the best club teams in Europe after hearing about the success of a South American equivalent in 1948 from fellow journalists. After convincing UEFA to stage a tournament in 1955 the European Champions Clubs’ Cup was born and 16 teams selected by L’Equipe as the best in Europe played off in a knockout format over two legs up to the final. Real Madrid winning the first five tournaments. Today, branded as the Champions League since 1992 the competition has over 70 participants with 32 playing at the group stages with the top two in each group going on to the latter stages and showpiece final which is one of the most lucrative in world football.

European Cup Finals

1955/56 Real Madrid 4-3 Reims (Paris)

1956/57 Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina (Madrid)

1957/58 Real Madrid 3-2 Milan (Brussels) aet

1958/59 Real Madrid 2-0 Reims (Stuttgart)

1959/60 Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt (Glasgow)

1960/61 Benfica 3-2 Barcelona (Bern)

1961/62 Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid (Amsterdam)

1962/63 Milan 2-1 Benfica (London)

1963/64 Internazionale 3-1 Real Madrid (Vienna)

1964/65 Internazionale 1-0 Benfica (Milan)

1965/66 Real Madrid 2-1 Partizan Belgrade (Brussels)

1966/67 Celtic 2-1 Internazionale (Lisbon)

1967/68 Manchester United 4-1 Benfica (London) aet

1968/69 Milan 4-1 Ajax (Madrid)

1969/70 Feyenoord 2-1 Celtic (Milan) aet

1970/71 Ajax 2-0 Panathinaikos (London)

1971/72 Ajax 2-0 Internazionale (Rotterdam)

1972/73 Ajax 1-0 Juventus (Belgrade)

1973/74 Bayern Munich 4-0 Atletico Madrid (Brussels) replay after 1-1 (Brussels)

1974/75 Bayern Munich 2-0 Leeds United (Paris)

1975/76 Bayern Munich 1-0 Saint-Etienne (Glasgow)

1976/77 Liverpool 3-1 Borussia Monchengladbach (Rome)

1977/78 Liverpool 1-0 Club Brugge (London)

1978/79 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Malmo (Munich)

1979/80 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hamburg (Madrid)

1980/81 Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid (Paris)

1981/82 Aston Villa 1-0 Bayern Munich (Rotterdam)

1982/83 Hamburg 1-0 Juventus (Athens)

1983/84 Liverpool 1-1 Roma (Rome) 4-2 on pens aet

1984/85 Juventus 1-0 Liverpool (Brussels)

1985/86 Steaua Bucharest 0-0 Barcelona (Seville) 2-0 on pens aet

1986/87 Porto 2-1 Bayern Munich (Vienna)

1987/88 PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Benfica (Stuttgart) 6-5 on pens aet

1988/89 Milan 4-0 Steaua Bucharest (Barcelona)

1989/90 Milan 1-0 Benfica (Vienna)

1990/91 Red Star Belgrade 0-0 Marseille (Bari) 5-3 on pens aet

1991/92 Barcelona 1-0 Sampdoria (London) aet

European Champions League Finals

1992/93 Marseille 1-0 Milan (Munich)

1993/94 Milan 4-0 Barcelona (Athens)

1994/95 Ajax 1-0 Milan (Vienna)

1995/96 Juventus 1-1 Ajax (Rome) 4-2 on pens aet

1996/97 Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus (Munich)

1997/98 Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus (Amsterdam)

1998/99 Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich (Barcelona)

1999/00 Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia (Paris)

2000/01 Bayern Munich 1-1 Valencia (Milan) 5-4 on pens aet

2001/02 Real Madrid 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (Glasgow)

2002/03 Milan 0-0 Juventus (Manchester) 3-2 on pens aet

2003/04 Porto 3-0 Monaco (Gelsenkirchen)

2004/05 Liverpool 3-3 Milan (Istanbul) 3-2 on pens aet

2005/06 Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal (Paris)

2006/07 Milan 2-1 Liverpool (Athens)

2007/08 Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (Moscow) 6-5 on pens aet

2008/09 Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United (Rome)

2009/10 Internazionale 2-0 Bayern Munich (Madrid)

2010/11 Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United (London)

2011/12 Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich (Munich) 4-3 on pens aet

2012/13 Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund (London)

2013/14 Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid (Lisbon) aet

2014/15 Barcelona 3-1 Juventus (Berlin)

2015/16 Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (Milan) 5-3 on pens aet

2016/17 Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus (Cardiff)

2017/18 Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool (Kiev)

2018/19 Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Madrid)

Most wins: 13 Real Madrid, 7 Milan, 6 Liverpool, 5 Barcelona, 5 Bayern Munich, 4 Ajax, 3 Internazionale, 3 Manchester United, 2 Benfica, 2 Juventus, 2 Nottingham Forest, 2 Porto, 1 Aston Villa, 1 Borussia Dortmund, 1 Celtic, 1 Chelsea, 1 Feyenoord, 1 Hamburg, 1 Marseille, 1 PSV Eindhoven, 1 Red Star Belgrade, 1 Steaua Bucharest.

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