The European Cup

Football : UEFA Champions' League

Known as the European Cup (1956 to 1996)


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UEFA Champions' League / European Cup Winners

Years expressed as 2015 depict the 2014-15 season.
Cup Winners from England are in BOLD.
Years in which English clubs did not enter or were banned from entering are indicated by a pale yellow background.
Clubs winning all three European trophies are in BLUE (see also UEFA Cup).
Click on year to see season details.

Season Club Number
of Wins
Country Number
of Wins
1956 Real Madrid1Spain1
1957 Real Madrid2Spain2
1958 Real Madrid3Spain3
1959 Real Madrid4Spain4
1960 Real Madrid5Spain5
1961 Benfica1Portugal1
1962 Benfica2Portugal2
1963 AC Milan1Italy1
1964 Inter Milan1Italy2
1965 Inter Milan2Italy3
1966 Real Madrid6Spain6
1967 Celtic1Scotland1
1968 Manchester United1England 1
1969 AC Milan2Italy4
1970 Feyenoord1Netherlands1
1971 Ajax1Netherlands2
1972 Ajax2Netherlands3
1973 Ajax3Netherlands4
1974 Bayern Munich1Germany1
1975 Bayern Munich2Germany2
1976 Bayern Munich3Germany3
1977 Liverpool1England 2
1978 Liverpool2England 3
1979 Nottingham Forest1England 4
1980 Nottingham Forest2England 5
1981 Liverpool3England 6
1982 Aston Villa1England 7
1983 SV Hamburg1Germany4
1984 Liverpool4England 8
1985 Juventus1Italy 5
1986 Steaua Bucharest1Romania1
1987 Porto1Portugal3
1988 PSV Eindhoven1Netherlands5
1989 AC Milan3Italy6
1990 AC Milan4Italy7
1991 Red Star Belgrade1Yugoslavia (Serbia)1
1992 Barcelona1Spain 7
1993 Marseille1France1
1994 AC Milan5Italy8
1995 Ajax4Netherlands6
1996 Juventus2Italy9
1997 Borussia Dortmund1Germany5
1998 Real Madrid7Spain8
1999 Manchester United2England 9
2000 Real Madrid8Spain9
2001 Bayern Munich4Germany 6
2002 Real Madrid9Spain 10
2003 AC Milan6Italy 10
2004 Porto2Portugal 4
2005 Liverpool 5 England 10
2006 Barcelona 2 Spain 11
2007 AC Milan 7 Italy 11
2008 Manchester United 3 England 11
2009 Barcelona 3 Spain 12
2010 Inter Milan 3 Italy 12
2011 Barcelona 4 Spain 13
2012 Chelsea 1 England 12
2013 Bayern Munich 5 Germany 7
2014 Real Madrid 10 Spain 14
2015 Barcelona 5 Spain 15
2016 Real Madrid 11 Spain 16
2017 Real Madrid OR Juventus 12 OR 3 Spain OR Italy 17 OR 13


UEFA Champions' League / European Cup Winners by Country

As at end of season 2016

Country Number
of Wins
Spain 16
England 12
Italy 12
Germany 7
Netherlands 6
Portugal 4
Scotland 1
Romania 1
Yugoslavia (now Serbia) 1
France 1


History of the UEFA Champions' League / European Cup

Season Notes
1956 Founded as a competition for league champions of European countries
Chelsea discouraged from entering by English League
1957 First English entry into European Cup (Manchester United)
1960 Real Madrid win European Cup for a record fifth year running
1967 Celtic (Scotland) win European Cup as well as domestic treble
1968 First English club to win European Cup (Manchester United)
1977 First European Cup / League double (Liverpool)
1978 Liverpool retain European Cup
1979 First European Cup / League Cup double (Nottingham Forest)
1980 Nottingham Forest retain European Cup
1981 Second European Cup / League Cup double (Liverpool)
1982 European Cup won by English club for record sixth year running (Aston Villa)
1984 Unique treble of European Cup / League / League Cup (Liverpool)
1985 First club to have won all three European trophies (Juventus)
1986 English clubs banned from European competitions
1991 English clubs reinstated into European competitions
1992 Second club to have won all three European trophies (Barcelona)
1995 Only Champions of certain countries allowed to enter European Cup
1997 League runners-up of favoured countries admitted to European Cup, inaptly named the Champions' League
1999 Unique treble of European Cup / League / FA Cup (Manchester United). Third placed clubs of favoured countries admitted to European Cup
2008 First final between two clubs from England (Manchester United and Chelsea)
2012 First European Cup / FA Cup double (Chelsea)


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