We take a look into the final Champions League final records book to get the lowdown on all the milestones and records. We maintain tabs on every record and significant event from the UEFA Champions League finals over time. Champions League Final fans can buy Champions League Final Tickets from our website.

Players

Who has won the most Champions League championships?

UEFA Champions League

5 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
5 Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)
5 Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
5 Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United, Real Madrid)
4 Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
4 Casemiro (Real Madrid)
4 Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
4 Isco (Real Madrid)
4 Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
4 Marcelo (Real Madrid)
4 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
4 Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, Milan)

Fc Barcelona after winning Champions League 2015 final
Fc Barcelona after winning Champions League 2015 final

Kroos and Casemiro only took part in four championship games, missing the 2013 and 2014 finals, despite having won five Champions League titles each. Bale, Isco, and Marcelo each have five titles to their names but have only participated in four championship final victories after sitting out the 2022 championship game.

While some other players have four titles to their names but only three final appearances, Nacho has also been a part of five winning teams but only appeared in the 2018 final.

Lionel Messi: 2006*, 2009, 2011, 2015 (Barcelona)
2008*, 2009, 2011, 2015 (Man United, Barcelona) Gerard Piqué

Raphael Varane (Real Madrid): 2014, 2016*, 2017, and 2018.

2006*, 2009, 2011, and 2015 (Barcelona) Xavi Hernández

*Did not play in the final

Mateo Kovai has four winners’ medals but just one final appearance, in Chelsea’s 2021 success, while Madrid’s Lucas Vázquez has been a part of four winning teams but has only played in the final in 2016 and 2022.

European Cup (all-time)


6 Francisco Gento (Real Madrid)
5 Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United, Real Madrid)
5 Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
5 Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
5 José María Zárraga (Real Madrid)
5 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
5 Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)
5 Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)

Who has participated in the Champions League final the most times?

UEFA Champions League
6 Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
6 Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United, Real Madrid)
5 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
5 Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)
5 Patrice Evra (Monaco, Man United, Juventus)
5 Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Ajax, Real Madrid, and AC Milan’s Clarence Seedorf, No. 5

Edwin van der Sar (Ajax, Man United), number five
5 Toni Kroos (Bayern, Real Madrid)

European Cup (all-time)

8 Francisco Gento (Real Madrid)
8 Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
7 Alfredo di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
6 Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United, Real Madrid)

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Cristiano Ronaldo has a record 5 Champions League Final Wins
Cristiano Ronaldo has a record 5 Champions League Final Wins

Which players have registered multiple goals in a Champions League championship game?

UEFA Champions League
4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United, Real Madrid)
3 Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
2 Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona)
2 Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan)
2 Daniele Massaro (AC Milan)
2 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
2 Raúl González (Real Madrid)
2 Mario Mandžukić (Bayern, Juventus)
2 Hernán Crespo (AC Milan)
2 Diego Milito (Inter)
2 Karl-Heinz Riedle (Dortmund)

European Cup (all-time)
7 Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
7 Ferenc Puskás (Real Madrid)
4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United/Real Madrid)
3 Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
3 Eusébio (Benfica)
3 Sandro Mazzola (Inter)
3 Gerd Müller (Bayern)
3 Pierino Prati (AC Milan)
3 Héctor Rial (Real Madrid)

Which players have registered multiple goals in a Champions League championship game?

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 on May 26 thanks to Gareth Bale.

2 Hernán Crespo (Liverpool win 3-2 on penalties after AC Milan draws 3-3 with Liverpool, 25 May 2005)

Inzaghi, Filippo (AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool, May 23, 2007)

(AC Milan 4-0 Barcelona, 18 May 1994) 2 Daniele Massaro
2 Diego Milito (Bayern 0-2 Inter, 22/05/2010)
2 Karl-Heinz Riedle (Dortmund 3-1 Juventus, 28/05/1997)
2 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid 1-4, Juventus, June 3, 2017)

European Cup (all-time)
4 Ferenc Puskás (18 May 1960, Real Madrid vs. Frankfurt)

Coaches

Who has won the most Champions League championships as a coach?

UEFA Champions League

4 Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid in 2014 and 2022; AC Milan in 2003, 2007)

(Real Madrid, 2016, 2017, 2018) Zinédine Zidane

European Cup (all-time)
4 Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid in 2014 and 2022; AC Milan in 2003, 2007)

3 Bob Paisley (1977, 1978, and 1981 in Liverpool)

(Real Madrid, 2016, 2017, 2018) Zinédine Zidane

Who has the most Champions League finals appearances under their belt?

UEFA Champions League/European Cup
5 Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid in 2014 and 2022; AC Milan in 2003, 2005, and 2007)

Marcello Lippi (Juventus in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2003)

4 Sir Alex Ferguson (1999, 2008, 2009, 2011; Manchester United)

4 Pep Guardiola (Man City 2021, 2023) and Barcelona (2009, 2011).

4 Jurgen Klopp (Dortmund 2013; Liverpool 2018–2022)

4 Miguel Muoz (1960, 1962, 1964, 1966; Real Madrid)

Who has won the most Champions League finals in a row as a coach?

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UEFA Champions League

(Real Madrid, 2016, 2017, 2018) Zinédine Zidane

European Cup (all-time)
(Real Madrid, 2016, 2017, 2018) Zinédine Zidane
2 Luis Carniglia (Real Madrid 1958, 1959)
2 Brian Clough (Nottingham Forest 1979, 1980)
2 Béla Guttman (Benfica 1961, 1962)
2 Helenio Herrera (Inter 1964, 1965)
2 Ștefan Kovács (Ajax 1972, 1973)
2 Dettmar Kramer (Bayern 1975, 1976)
2 Bob Paisley (Liverpool 1977, 1978)
2 Arrigo Sacchi (AC Milan 1989, 1990)
2 José Villalonga (Real Madrid 1956, 1957)

Dino Zoff is the oldest player to win the Champions League Final
Dino Zoff is the oldest player to win the Champions League Final

Who has led numerous clubs to Champions League championship games?

UEFA Champions League
4 Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid in 2014 and 2022; AC Milan in 2003, 2007)

2 Jupp Heynckes (Bayern 2013; Real Madrid 1998)
2 Ottmar Hitzfeld (Dortmund 1997; Bayern 2001)
2 José Mourinho (Porto 2004; Inter 2010)
2 Pep Guardiola (Man City 2021, 2023) (Barcelona 2009, 2011)

European Cup (all-time)
4 Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid in 2014 and 2022; AC Milan in 2003, 2007)
2 Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970; Hamburg 1983)
2 Jupp Heynckes (Bayern 2013; Real Madrid 1998)
2 Ottmar Hitzfeld (Dortmund 1997; Bayern 2001)
2 José Mourinho (Porto 2004; Inter 2010)
2 Thomas Tuchel (Paris 2020, Chelsea 2021)
2 Louis van Gaal (1995, 1996, Ajax; 2010 Bayern)

2 Pep Guardiola (Man City 2021, 2023) (Barcelona 2009, 2011).

Clubs

Which team has participated in the most Champions League grand finals?

UEFA Champions League 
8 Real Madrid
6 AC Milan
6 Bayern
6 Juventus
5 Barcelona
5 Liverpool
4 Man United

European Cup (all-time)

17 Real Madrid
11 AC Milan
11 Bayern
10 Liverpool
9 Juventus
8 Barcelona
7 Benfica
6 Ajax
6 Inter*

Which club has participated in the most Champions League final appearances in a row?

UEFA Champions League
3 AC Milan (1992/93–1994/95)
3 Juventus (1995/96–1997/98)
3 Real Madrid (2015/16–2017/18)

European Cup (all-time)
5 Real Madrid (1955/56–1959/60)
3 AC Milan (1992/93–1994/95)
3 Ajax (1970/71–1972/73)
3 Benfica (1960/61–1962/63)
3 Bayern (1973/74–1975/76)
3 Juventus (1995/96-1997/98)
3 Real Madrid (2015/16–2017/18)

Which team has lost the most consecutive Champions League championship games?

UEFA Champions League
3 Real Madrid (2015/16–2017/18)

European Cup (all-time)
5 Real Madrid (1955/56–1959/60)
3 Ajax (1970/71–1972/73)
3 Bayern (1973/74–1975/76)
3 Real Madrid (2015/16–2017/18)
Which club has the most successful Champions League final losses?

UEFA Champions League/European Cup
2 Juventus (1996/97–1997/98)
2 Valencia (1999/2000–2000/01)

What team has triumphed in the most Champions League finals?

UEFA Champions League
8 Real Madrid
4 Barcelona
3 AC Milan
3 Bayern
2 Chelsea
2 Liverpool
2 Man United

European Cup (all-time)
14 Real Madrid
7 AC Milan
6 Liverpool
6 Bayern
5 Barcelona

Which team has suffered the most defeats in Champions League finals?

UEFA Champions League
5 Juventus
3 Bayern
3 AC Milan
3 Liverpool
2 Atlético
2 Man United
2 Valencia

European Cup (all-time)
7 Juventus
5 Bayern
5 Benfica
4 AC Milan
4 Liverpool
3 Atlético
3 Barcelona
3 Real Madrid

nottingham forest vs sv hamburg Champions League Final
Nottingham Forest vs sv hamburg Champions League Final

In the Champions League finals, whose club has allowed the most goals?

UEFA Champions League
19 Real Madrid
10 Barcelona
9 AC Milan
7 Liverpool
6 Bayern
4 Dortmund
4 Juventus
4 Man United

European Cup (all-time)
43 Real Madrid
22 AC Milan
15 Bayern
13 Barcelona
13 Liverpool

What final victory in the Champions League has been the biggest?

UEFA Champions League
12 Juventus
9 Liverpool
7 Barcelona
7 Bayern
7 Man United
6 AC Milan
5 Atlético
5 Real Madrid

European Cup (all-time)

23 Real Madrid
14 Juventus
13 Benfica
12 Liverpool
11 AC Milan
11 Bayern

What is the biggest win in a Champions League final?

UEFA Champions League
4-0 AC Milan vs Barcelona (18/05/1994)

European Cup (all-time)
7-3 Real Madrid vs Frankfurt (18/05/1960)
4-0 Bayern vs. Atlético (17 May 1974 – rematch after the first final had ended in a tie)
4-0 AC Milan vs Steaua (24/05/1989)
4-0 AC Milan vs Barcelona (18/05/1994)

Which Champions League final had the most goals?

UEFA Champions League
AC Milan 6 Liverpool 3-3 (aet; Liverpool won 3-2 on penalties, 25/05/2005)

European Cup (all-time)
10 Real Madrid 7-3 Frankfurt (18/05/1960)

Miscellaneous

Who has played in the oldest final for the Champions League or European Cup?

86 days in 41 years Dino Zoff, 1-0 Hamburg vs. Juventus, 1982–1983.

Who has scored in the oldest final of the Champions League or European Cup?

36 years 333 days Paolo Maldini (AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool – aet, 2-3 pens – 2004/05)

Who is the oldest player to win a Champions League/European Cup final?

331 days in 38 years Paolo Maldini, 2006–2007, AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool

Who has lost the oldest final for the Champions League or European Cup?

86 days in 41 years Dino Zoff, 1-0 Hamburg vs. Juventus, 1982–1983.

Who has played in the youngest-ever Champions League or European Cup final?

139 days in 18 years (Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid, 1961/62; António Simes)

Who has scored the most goals in a final of the Champions League or European Cup?

18327 days in age Patrick Kluivert (1994–1955, Ajax 1-0 AC Milan)

Who has won the Champions League or European Cup final at the youngest age?

139 days in 18 years (Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid, 1961/62; António Simes)

Who has lost a Champions League or European Cup final at the youngest age?

183 days in the past Kiki Musampa (Juventus vs. Ajax: 1-1, aet, 2-4 pts., 1995/96)

Which European Cup or Champions League finals required extra time to decide the winner?

(1957–1958) Real Madrid 3-2 AC Milan (2-2 after 90 minutes)

(1967–1968) Man United 4, Benfica 1 (after 90 minutes)

Celtic defeated Feyenoord 2-1 (1969/70) (tied after 90 minutes)

Barcelona 0–1 Sampdoria (1991–1992, 0-0 after 90 minutes)

Atlético lost against Real Madrid 4-1 (2013–14; the 90th-minute score was 1–1).

Which European Cup or Champions League finals were decided by penalties?

Liverpool 1-1 Roma (1983/84 – 4-2 pens)
Steaua 0-0 Barcelona (1985/86 – 2-0 pens)
Benfica 0–0 PSV Eindhoven (1987–1988; 6–5 on penalties)

Marseille 0-0 Crvena Zvezda (1990/91 – 5-3 on penalties)
Juventus 1-1 Ajax (1995/96 – 4-2 pens)
Bayern 1-1 Valencia (2000/01 – 5-4 pens)
AC Milan 0–0 Juventus (2002–03; 2-3 penalties)

Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan (2004–2005 – 2-3 ties)
Chelsea and Man United draw 1-1 (2007–2008; 6–5 on penalties)
Bayern 1-1 Chelsea (2011/12 – 3-4 pens)
Atlético ties Real Madrid 1-1 (2015–16; 5–3 on pens).

Has a Champions League/European Cup final ever gone to a replay?

4-0 Bayern vs Atlético (17/05/1974 – initial final finished 1-1 on 15/05/1974)

Which team has the best win percentage in the Champions League/European Cup finals?

100% Nottingham Forest, Porto (W2 L0), Aston Villa, Crvena zvezda, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven (W1 L0)
82.4% Real Madrid (W14 L3)
66.6% Ajax (W4 L2)
66.6% Chelsea (W2 L1)
63.6% AC Milan (W7 L4)
62.5% Barcelona (W5 L3)

Which country has the most different Champions League/European Cup finalists?

9 England (Tottenham, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United)

6 Italian teams (AC Milan, Sampdoria, Fiorentina, Inter, Juventus, Roma)

Bayern, Dortmund, Mönchengladbach, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Leverkusen are six German cities.

Five France (Paris, Marseille, Monaco, St. Etienne, and Stade de Reims)
4 Spain (Atlético, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia)
3 Netherlands (Ajax, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven)
2 Portugal (Benfica, Porto)

paolo maldini 2003 Champions League Final Winner
Paolo Maldini 2003 Champions League Final Winner

Which nation has produced the most Champions League/European Cup winners?

5 England (Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Man United)
3 Italy (AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus)
3 Netherlands (Ajax, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven)
3 Germany (Bayern, Dortmund, Hamburg)
2 Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2 Portugal (Benfica, Porto)

Which nation has produced the most Champions League and European Cup winners?

Real Madrid 17, Barcelona 8, Atlético 3, Valencia 2), and 30 Spain

(Juventus 9, Inter 6*, Fiorentina 1, Roma 1, Sampdoria 1, AC Milan 11,

(Liverpool 10, Manchester United 5, Chelsea 3, Man City 2, Nottingham Forest 2, Arsenal 1, Aston Villa 1, Leeds United 1, Tottenham 1)
18 Germany (Bayern 11, Dortmund 2, Hamburg 2, Mönchengladbach 1, Leverkusen 1, Frankfurt 1)
9 Portugal (Benfica 7, Porto 2)
8 Netherlands (Ajax 6, PSV Eindhoven 1, Feyenoord 1)
7 France (Marseille 2, Stade de Reims 2, Paris 1, Monaco 1, St-Étienne 1)
2 Scotland (Celtic 2)
2 Romania (Steaua 2)
2 Serbia** (Crvena zvezda 1, Partizan 1)
1 Belgium (Club Brugge 1)
1 Greece (Panathinaikos 1)
1 Sweden (Malmö 1)

*Includes 2023
**Includes appearances representing former Yugoslavia

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