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UEFA Champions League most games played by club 2020

Real Madrid CF is the club to have played most played games in the UEFA competition from 1955 to 2020, with 438 appearances. Within the German football league system, the leader was FC Bayern München with 348 appearances, whereas among the English teams, Manchester United FC was the leader with 279 games played.

Since its founding in June 1954, the number of national associations in UEFA grew from 25 to 55.

   The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is the administrative body for association football in Europe and parts of Asia. It is one of the six confederations of FIFA, the global governing body for football.

Real Madrid is also the club with most UEFA Champions League titles.

   Among the most glorious periods in the team’s history are the five consecutive years as a World Cup champion between 1955/1956 and 1959/1960. On the 2017/2018 final, Real Madrid scored three goals against Liverpool, winning the prestigious European Cup for the 13th time in the team’s history. That year UEFA Champions League distributed to the club 88.65 million euros in revenue.

Clubs with most matches played 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 to 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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