Champions League winners: Real Madrid or Liverpool

The winner of the Champions League automatically qualify for the group stage of the following season. The Champions League winner also plays in the Super Cup against the winner of the Europa League.

Real Madrid has won the Champions League the most times, making Spain the country with the most winners. The Madrilenians are also the most recent winner of the UCL, winning the final 0-1 against Liverpool in 2022.

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Ajax (4), Feyenoord (1) and PSV (1) have all won the Champions League. The Netherlands is therefore in fifth place as the country with the most Champions League winners.

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    2021/22 Champions League winners: Liverpool or Real Madrid

    Champions League winners

    Real Madrid is the absolute winner of the Champions League with 14 titles. AC Milan follows at a great distance with 7 championships. Ajax is the Dutch club with the most championships.


























    Club titles Season
    Real Madrid 14 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022
    AC Milan 7 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007
    Bayern Munich 6 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013, 2020
    Liverpool 6 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019
    FC Barcelona 5 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015
    Ajax 4 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995
    Manchester United 3 1968, 1999, 2008
    Inter Milan 3 1964, 1965, 2010
    Juventus 2 1985, 1996
    Benfica 2 1961, 1962
    Nottingham Forest 2 1979, 1980
    postage 2 1987, 2004
    Celtic 1 1967
    Hamburger SV 1 1983
    Steaua Bucharest 1 1986
    Marseille 1 1993
    Borussia Dortmund 1 1997
    Chelsea 1 2012
    Feyenoord 1 1970
    Aston Villa 1 1982
    PSV 1 1988
    Red Star Belgrade 1 1991
    Champions League winners: Real Madrid
    Champions League winners: Real Madrid

    Countries with the most Champions League winners

    Real Madrid has a large share of Spain’s leading position in the ranking of countries with the most Champions League winners. England and Italy have also won the tournament more than 10 times.

    The Netherlands is in a good fifth place. Club Brugge is the Belgian club that has made it the furthest, namely until the final in 1978.














    Country titles
    Spain 19
    England 13
    Italy 12
    Germany 8
    The Netherlands 6
    Portugal 4
    France 1
    Romania 1
    Scotland 1
    Yugoslavia 1

    Players with the most Champions League titles

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Dani Carvajal and Luka Modrić are the players with the most Champions League titles. They have won the cup no fewer than 5 times with Real Madrid (and Ronaldo with Manchester United).

    The last three wins by Real Madrid are shared by a lot of players. Clarence Seedorf is the only Dutchman at the top with 4 titles, namely with Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan.














    Player Club titles
    Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United, Real Madrid 5
    Karim Benzema Real Madrid 5
    Dani Carvajal Real Madrid 5
    Luka Modrić Real Madrid 5
    Gareth Bale Real Madrid 4
    Andres Iniesta FC Barcelona 4
    Isco Real Madrid 4
    Marcelo Real Madrid 4
    Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 4
    Clarence Seedorf Ajax, Real Madrid, Milan 4

    A number of players also have 4 titles to their name, but did not participate in the final. These include Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Raphaël Varane and Xavi Hernández.

    Champions League winners frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    Which club has won the Champions League the most?

    Spain’s Real Madrid has won the Champions League the most, 14 times.

    Which country has won the Champions League the most?

    Clubs from Spain have won the Champions League the most, 19 times.

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