UEFA Champions League Winners By Year

The UEFA Champions League is the elite club football competition in Europe and I daresay the most-watched club football competition in the world. It is a competition where the boys are separated from the men, and also where the best players carve niches for themselves at the club level.

The competition has stood the test of time and continues to entertain football fans all over the world with cracking fixtures, enthralling moments, and occasional shocking results.

Seeing how popular and prestigious the competition is, it is vital that fans of the game know about the winners of the competition since its inception, the number of UCL winners over the years, and the most successful side in the competition.

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Therefore, in this article, we will be providing you with the list of Champions League Winners as well as other vital information regarding the competition.

Most Successful Clubs In The UEFA Champions League

  • Real Madrid (Spain) – 14 
  • AC Milan (Italy) – 7 
  • Liverpool (England) – 6
  • Bayern Munich (Germany) – 6
  • Barcelona (Spain) – 5
  • Ajax (The Netherlands) – 4
  • Manchester United (England) – 3
  • Inter Milan (Italy) – 3
  • Juventus (Italy) – 2
  • Benfica (Portugal) – 2
  • Chelsea (England) – 2
  • Nottingham Forest (England) – 2
  • FC Porto (Portugal) – 2

List Of UEFA Champions League Winners By Year

Find below, a breakdown of all Champions League winners since its inception in 1955 till date.

YEAR WINNER RESULT RUNNER-UP
1955/1956 Real Madrid 4-3 Reims
1956/1957

Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina
1957/1958 Real Madrid 3-2 (e.t) AC Milan
1958/1959 Real Madrid 2-0
Reims
1959/1960 Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
1960/1961 Benfica 3-2
FC Barcelona
1961/1962 Benfica
5-3 Real Madrid
1962/1963 AC Milan
2-1 Benfica
1963/1964 Inter Milan
3-1 Real Madrid
1964/1965
Inter Milan 1-0 Benfica
1965/1966 Real Madrid 2-1 FK Partizan
1966/1967 Celtic FC 2-1
Inter Milan
1967/1968 Manchester United 4-1 (e.t) Benfica
1968/1969 AC Milan 4-1 AFC Ajax
1969/1970 Feyenoord 2-1 (e.t) Celtic FC
1970/1971 AFC Ajax 2-0 Panathinaikos
1971/1972 AFC Ajax 2-0 Inter Milan
1972/1973 AFC Ajax 1-0 Juventus
1973/1974 Bayern Munich 4-0
Atletico Madrid
1974/1975 Bayern Munich 2-0
Leeds United
1975/1976 Bayern Munich 1-0

AS Saint Etienne
1976/1977 Liverpool FC 3-1 B. Mönchengladbach
1977/1978 Liverpool FC 1-0 Club Brugge
1978/1979 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Malmö FF
1979/1980
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hamburger SV
1980/1981
Liverpool FC 1-0 Real Madrid
1981/1982 Aston Villa 1-0
Bayern Munich
1982/1983
Hamburger SV 1-0 Juventus FC
1983/1984 Liverpool FC 1-1 (4-2 pk)
AS Roma
1984/1985 Juventus FC 1-0
Liverpool FC
1985/1986 Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 (2-0 pk) FC Barcelona
1986/1987 FC Porto 2-1 Bayern Munich
1987/1988 PSV Eindhoven 0-0 (6-5 pk) Benfica
1988/1989 AC Milan 4-0 Steaua Bucuresti
1989/1990 AC Milan 1-0 Benfica
1990/1991 Red Star Belgrade 0-0 (5-3 pk) Marseille
1991/1992 FC Barcelona 1-0 (e.t)
UC Sampdoria
1992/1993 Olympique de Marseille 1-0 AC Milan
1993/1994 AC Milan 4-0 FC Barcelona
1994/1995 AFC Ajax 1-0 AC Milan
1995/1996 Juventus FC 1-1 (4-2 pk) AFC Ajax
1996/1997 Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus FC
1997/1998 Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus FC
1998/1999 Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich
1999/2000 Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia CF
2000/2001 Bayern Munich 1-1 (5-4 pk) Valencia CF
2001/2002 Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Leverkusen
2002/2003 AC Milan 0-0 (3-2 pk) Juventus FC
2003/2004 FC Porto 3-0 AS Monaco
2004/2005 Liverpool FC 3-3 (3-2 pk) AC Milan
2005/2006 FC Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal FC
2006/2007 AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool FC
2007/2008 Manchester United 1-1 (6-5 pk) Chelsea FC
2008/2009 FC Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United
2009/2010 Inter Milan 2-0 Bayern Munich
2010/2011 FC Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United
2011/2012 Chelsea FC 1-1 (4-3 pk) Bayern Munich
2012/2013 Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
2013/2014 Real Madrid 4-1 (e.t) Atletico Madrid
2014/2015 FC Barcelona 3-1 Juventus FC
2015/2016 Real Madrid 1-1 (5-3 pk) Atletico Madrid
2016/2017 Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus FC
2017/2018 Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool FC
2018/2019 Liverpool FC 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
2019/2020 Bayern Munich 1-0 PSG
2020/2021 Chelsea FC 1-0 Manchester City
2021/2022 Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool FC

We’ve provided you with a comprehensive list of Champions League winners and Runners-up since the competition began in 1955. There is also a place for other breakdowns such as the club with the highest number of defeats in the UCL finals.

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Clubs With The Highest Champions League Final Losses

  • Juventus – 7
  • Bayern Munich – 5
  • Benfica – 5
  • AC Milan – 4
  • Liverpool – 4
  • Real Madrid – 3
  • Barcelona – 3
  • Atletico Madrid – 3

Juventus have lost the highest number of UEFA Champions League finals with a whopping 7 to their name and this is not a record to be proud of as they have the competition just twice.

Other Notable Champions League Facts

Real Madrid are the most successful side in UCL history and have the highest number of consecutive UEFA Champions League finals with 5 consecutive UCL wins.