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UEFA Champions League most appearances by club 2020

Real Madrid is the football club in Europe with the most appearances in the UEFA Champions League, taking part in the tournament 50 times with 438 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 2020

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

1955 to 2020

Supplementary notes

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

Information valid as of March, 2020.

Statistics include qualifying and play-off matches.

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