The history of the Champions League and the Country with the Most Titles

The Champions League is one of the most competitive leagues in the world. Besides being competitive, this league is also recognized as the elite league because the participating clubs are the best clubs in the world.

On the other hand, the players who competed in the champions league were also the best players of their time such as Christiano Ronaldo,Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Mohammad Salah, and so on.

These facts are what make the champions league very popular and managed to seize millions of pairs of eyes to watch match after match being held. However, there may be some of you who do not know the history of the formation of the champions league and what makes this league interesting.

In this article, we will review the history of the formation of the hasil liga champion league, the countries and clubs with the most champions, some unique facts and the top score of the champions league of all time.

Champions league history

Initially, the champions league was first held in 1955/1956, which was initiated by one of the famous sports magazines in France, The big ears.

Initially this league was named the European Cup or Champions Cup with a trophy in the form of a trophy with big ears. Over time, the model trophy  was alternated, until the trophy known today which is trophi edition of six designed by Stadellman.

The initial format of this one league was a knockout system with 2 legs of away and home matches and only the winning team in their respective league and the defending champions could take part in the competition.

Beginning in 1992, the championship was renamed the Champions league and survive until today. This name change also makes this one league compose a new format. This format is completely different from the old format, namely 3 Group phase qualifiers, and 4 knockout matches with a 2 leg match system, home and away except for the final.

The participating teams are the teams that are in the first position of the domestic league standings or who become champions, up to the team that is in fourth place in the standings. But in this matter, each country has different settings, and depends on the coefficient value of each league.

Countries and Clubs with the most Champions League Titles

Spain 18 titles

  • Real Madrid 13 titles
  • Barcelona 5 titles

England 13 titles

  • Liverpool 6 titles
  • Manchester United 3 titles
  • Nottingham Forest 2 Titles
  • Aston Villa 1 title
  • Chelsea 1 title

Italy 12 titles

  • AC Milan 7 titles
  • Internazionale Milano 3 titles
  • Juventus 2 Titles

Germany 7 titles

  • Bayern Munich 5 titles
  • Borussia Dortmund 1 Title
  • Hamburg 1 Degree

Netherlands 6 titles

  • Ajax Amsterdam 4 Titles
  • PSV Eindoeven 1 Title
  • Feyenoord Roterdam 1 Title

Portugal 2 titles

  • Porto FC 2 Titles
  • Benefica 1 Title

Top scorer of Champions

Throughout the beginning of this season 2021-2022, Antonio-Mirko Colak became the player who scored the most goals with a total of 5 goals. After that followed by Myrto Uzuni with 4 goals, then Veljko Birmancevic, Ryan Mmaee who each scored 6 goals.

Meanwhile, in history, Christiano Ronaldo is the player with the most goals in the Champions League. The following is a list of the champions league top scorers [excluding qualifying round] all time:

135: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
120: Lionel Messi (ARG, Barcelona)
75: Robert Lewandowski (POL, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern München)
71: Raúl González (ESP, Real Madrid, Schalke)
71: Karim Benzema (FRA, Lyon, Real Madrid)
56: Ruud van Nistelrooy (NED, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid)
50: Thierry Henry (FRA, Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona)


The data above will continue to change because the Champions League competition will continue to roll every year.

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