The Champions league is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Association.Every year, top division European clubs compete for the title.
Read on to know the most successful clubs in the history of the competition
1.Real Madrid – 13 times
This Spanish club has emerged victorious from the Champions League competitions in recent years, Real Madrid have taken the trophy home 13 times in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 they have established themselves as one of the strongest sides in European competitions, when measured in UEFA coefficients.
2.AC Milan – 7 times
Italian Side AC Milan are the second club with the highest UEFA champions league trophy.
They have won the trophy seven times in the various years:1963,1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003 and 2007.
3.Liverpool – 6 times
The Reds are the third club with the highest UEFA champions league trophy and the first Premier league club with the most success in the competition.It won its last title in 2019 after ripping off a streak of four titles in eight years from 1977-1984 and then 2005.
4.Barcelona – 5 times
Barcelona are the fourth Club with the highest UEFA champions league trophy.The Barcelona club’s greatest pride and joy remains the 5 Champions League titles won in Wembley (1992, 2011), Paris (2006), Rome (2009) and Berlin (2015).
5.Bayern Munich – 5 times
Bayern became popular in champions league history after bagging the trophy five times.They won the trophy in year 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, and 2013, they are the fifth club with the highest UEFA champions league trophy.
6.Ajax Amsterdam – 4 times
Ajax are a four time UEFA champions league winner.They won the trophy in the following years 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1995.They bagged the trophy back to back for three seasons.
7.Inter Milan – 3 times
Inter have won the Champions League three times in 1964 and 1965 and then another in 2010.They are the seventh club with the highest UEFA champions league trophy.
8.Manchester United – 3 times
The competition in which the club has had the most success is the European Cup (now known as the UEFA Champions League); they have won three UEFA champions league, the first of which came in 1968; this win made them the first English club to win the European Cup. The other two victories came in 1999 and 2008
9.Juventus – 2 times
Juventus have played more finals in the UEFA champions league than wins.They have only bagged two champions league title but have played over nine finals without winning.
10.Benfica – 2 times
Benfica won their first European title in 1961, defeating Barcelona to win the European Cup, and successfully retained the title in the following year after defeating Real Madrid.They are ranked tenth with the most UEFA champions league title.
11.Nottingham Forest – 2 times
Nottingham Forest won their first champions league title in 1979, defeating Malmo FF and successfully retained the title in the following year after defeating German side Hamburg.
The following clubs have all won one UEFA champions league each-
FC Steaua Bucuresti
Red Star Belgrade
Aston Villa FC