List of European Cup winners
The list of European Football Cup winners includes all European football clubs that have so far won at least one of the three major European Cup competitions organized since 1955 - the Champions League ( European Cup Winners 'Cup until 1992), the European Cup Winners' Cup (incorporated into the UEFA Cup in 1999) or the Europa League (until 2009 UEFA Cup) and its unofficial predecessor, the Messestädte-Pokal , which was partly organized privately and which was taken over by UEFA in 1971 and transformed into the UEFA Cup. However, this list does not include the UEFA Super Cup , which can only be achieved as the reigning European Cup winner, and the UEFA Intertoto Cup qualifying competition, as well as various competitions that have now been discontinued, some of which were regionally limited such as the Mitropacup , the Coupe Latine or the Rappan Cup and because of them revolutionary idea are commonly referred to as the “forerunner” of today's competitions.
All winners are listed in the first list. Another list gives all the clubs with the total number of their victories and the number of victories in the individual competitions, and a third list shows the distribution of victories according to the national football associations. The most European Cup victories were achieved by Real Madrid with fifteen, FC Barcelona with twelve and AC Milan and Liverpool with nine. Five clubs have so far won all three UEFA European Cup competitions at least once: Juventus Turin , Ajax Amsterdam , FC Bayern Munich , FC Chelsea and Manchester United . FC Barcelona achieved something similar, but only with the trade fair cup and not the official successor to UEFA. Five clubs have so far managed to win a European Cup three times in a row, a so-called hat trick : Real Madrid have triumphed twice in the European Cup of National Champions (between 1956 and 1960 even five times in a row and from 2016 to 2018), Ajax Amsterdam (1971 to 1973), Bayern Munich ( 1974 to 1976) and in the UEFA Europa League of Sevilla FC (2014 to 2016). Liverpool FC won three times in a row across two competitions: the 1976 UEFA Cup, 1977 and 1978 the European Cup.
The European Cup winners at a glance
Club evaluation by title
So far, 62 European clubs have won one of the three European cups at least once. Although the Messestädte-Pokal was the official predecessor of the UEFA Cup and the Europa League, the formal takeover of UEFA in 1971 and some rule changes resulted in a new competition, the history of which, even if it is often softened with that of the Trade Fair Cup, was named UEFA in 1971 Cup started. As a result, the two competitions are listed here separately. The five clubs that have won all three UEFA European Cups are shown in dark blue.
Association evaluation according to titles
So far, clubs from 19 European countries have won a European Cup at least once. With 42 European Cup winners from 6 clubs, the Spanish federation has the most title holders, meanwhile by a considerable margin ahead of the English FA and the Italian federation with 34 and 29 successes, respectively, with the English federation having a maximum of 13 different clubs. Eight clubs of the German association DFB followed at a greater distance and celebrated 17 European Cups, with another German club being successful for the DFV of the GDR. The Dutch and Portuguese associations have 11 and 7 wins respectively for the three dominant clubs in the country.
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- UEFA press release from 1970: “The soccer trade fair cup will be held under this name for the last time this season. From 1971/72, the European Football Union (UEFA) will take over the competition in accordance with an agreement made a year ago. It will then be called the 'UEFA Cup' in the future. A seven-headed organizing committee, of which Heribert Kaaden (GDR) is a member, is responsible for the implementation. At a meeting in February, possible changes to the current regulations will be discussed. Among other things, it is planned to allow more than one team per city and to play the final with a home and return leg. ”In Berliner Zeitung , Thursday, December 3rd, 1970, Volume 26 / Issue 334 / Page 7