UEFA Champions League most appearances by club 2019

Real Madrid is the football club in Europe with the most appearances in the UEFA Champions League, taking part in the tournament 49 times with 431 matches played since 1955. The club also shares the record for final match appearances alongside AC Milan and Juventus, of which every club made it to the finals six times so far. However, Real Madrid won the most Champions League titles by far, trailing with 13 titles, followed by AC Milan with 7 titles.

Champions League revenue over 2 billion euros

   Real Madrid is also the club which received the highest revenue share of the Champions League in 2018 with approximately 88.6 million euros. The Champions League generates the majority of its' more than doubled over the past decade.

Cristiano Ronaldo trailing the Champions League

  As of June 2019, football star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the Champions League not only in most goals scored with 127 goals, but also in most final match appearences alongside Paolo Maldindi as well as most goals scored in final matches. However he is still 15 matches away from breaking Iker Casillas‘ record for most matches played.

Clubs with most appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1955 to 2019

Appearances by club
Real Madrid49
SL Benfica38
AFC Ajax35
FC Bayern München35
FC Dynamo Kyiv35
RSC Anderlecht34
Juventus33
Celtic FC33
FC Porto33
Olympiacos FC31
Rangers FC30
FC Barcelona29
Manchester United FC28
AC Milan28
Panathinaikos FC28
Linfield FC28
AC Sparta Praha27
PSV Eindhoven27
FC Steaua Bucuresti26
Fenerbahce SK26
Galatasaray AS25
PFC CSKA Sofia25
FK Crvena zvezda24
Rosenborg BK24
Liverpool FC23
FK Partizan22
AS Jeunesse Esch22
Arsenal FC21
Sporting Clube de Portugal21
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

1955 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* From 1955–1992 the competition was known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or the European Cup.

Information valid as of June, 2019.

Statistics include qualifying and play-off matches.

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