Champions League

Champions League final in numbers! Who won the most titles? Who scored the most goals in the final?

Real Madrid is the most successful team in the history of Champions League or European Cup. The players and coaches of this Spanish club are also ahead in the personal achievement of the final.

Champions League final in numbers! Who won the most titles? Who scored the most goals in the final?
Gento, the only player in history to have won 6 European Cups (Photo Credit: Real Madrid CF)

Who won most Champions League?

Real Madrid won Europe most prestigious trophy for 13 times. Real Madrid star Francisco Gento played in the first six finals. The Spanish star holds the record for winning most Champions League or European Cup as a player. Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Dani Carvajal, Isco, Marcelo and Luka Modric will be in the 2nd place if Real Madrid win 2021-22 season.

Most Finals Won (All Time)

WinsNameTeam
6Francisco GentoReal Madrid
5Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid, Manchester United
5Paolo MaldiniAC Milan
5Alfredo Di StéfanoReal Madrid
5José María ZárragaReal Madrid

Champions League Era

WinsNameTeam
5Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid, Manchester United
4Gareth BaleReal Madrid
4Karim BenzemaReal Madrid
4Dani CarvajalReal Madrid
4Andrés IniestaFC Barcelona
4Isco Real Madrid
4MarceloReal Madrid
4Luka ModrićReal Madrid
4Sergio RamosReal Madrid
4Clarence SeedorfAjax, Real Madrid, Milan

Champions League final in numbers! Who won the most titles? Who scored the most goals in the final?
Paolo Maldini played 8 Champions League final for AC Milan (PC: Getty)

Who played most Champions League final?

Francisco Gento also holds the record for most finals played. Gento played eight finals for Real Madrid from 1956 to 1966. AC Milan’s Paolo Maldini later shared gento’s record.

Most Final Appearances (All Time)

  • Francisco Gento (Real Madrid)
  • 8 Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
  • 7 Alfredo di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
  • 6 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)

Champions League Era

  • 6 Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)
  • 5 Patrice Evra (Monaco, Manchester United, Juventus)
  • 5 Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, AC Milan)
  • 5 Edwin van der Sar (Ajax, Manchester United)
Champions League final in numbers! Who won the most titles? Who scored the most goals in the final?
Alfredo Di Stéfano & Ferenc Puskás 

Who scored most goals in the final?

One of the greatest player in football history Alfredo Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas are the top scorers in the final. Both have scored seven goals for Real Madrid in the final. De Stefano, who scored one goal in each final from 1956 to 1959, scored a hat-trick in the 1970 final against Eintracht Frankfurt. Hungarian superstar Puskas scored four goals in that final.

Most Final Goal (All Time)

  • 7 Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
  • 7 Ferenc Puskás (Real Madrid)
  • 4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid)
  • Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
  • 3 Eusébio (Benfica)
  • 3 Sandro Mazzola (Internazionale Milano)
  • 3 Gerd Müller (Bayern München)
  • 3 Pierino Prati (AC Milan)
  • 3 Héctor Rial (Real Madrid)

Champions League Era

  • 4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)
  • 3 Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
  • 2 Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona)
  • 2 Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan)
  • 2 Daniele Massaro (AC Milan)
  • 2 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • 2 Raúl González (Real Madrid)
  • 2 Mario Mandžukić (Bayern München, Juventus)
  • Hernán Crespo (AC Milan)
  • Diego Milito (Internazionale Milano)
  • Karl-Heinz Riedle (Borussia Dortmund)

Who scored most goals in a single final match?

Real Madrid’s Ferenc Puskas scored four goals against Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1970 final. Alfredo Di Stefano scored a hat trick in that match. No one in the Champions League era got a hat-trick in the final. Two goal scored by seven player including Gareth Bale, Hernán Crespo, Filippo Inzaghi, Daniele Massaro , Diego Milito, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Cristiano Ronaldo

Coaches’ record

Most Champion

Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014) will hold the record of winning the most titles as a coach if Real Madrid become champions this time. The Italian coach is now sharing the record with three-time champions Bob Paisley (Liverpool 1977, 1978, 1981) and Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid 2016, 2017, 2018).

Champions League final in numbers! Who won the most titles? Who scored the most goals in the final?
Zinedine Zidane has won the Champions League three times in a row as Real Madrid manager

Hat-trick Champion

Zinedine Zidane’s only achievement to win a hat-trick as a coach (Real Madrid 2016, 2017, 2018). 9 coaches have the reputation of winning the title for two consecutive years.

Champion for multiple clubs

Five coaches have become Europe-best for multiple clubs. Each of the two clubs has won the Champions League.

  • Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan 2003, 2006, Real Madrid 2014),
  • Ernst Hapel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburg 1983),
  • Yup Heinkes (Real Madrid 1997, Bayern Munich 2013),
  • Otmar Hitzfield (Borussia Dortmund,
  • Monsieur 2004 ). Inter Milan 2010)
Champions League final in numbers! Who won the most titles? Who scored the most goals in the final?
Real Madrid have won a record 13 times

Real Madrid is the most successful in Champion League history. Won 13 times after playing 16 finals. Liverpool have a chance to move up 2nd place in the list of most title wins. The English club will touch AC Milan only if they become champions this time.

ClubWins
Real Madrid13
AC Milan7
Liverpool 6
Bayern Munchen6
FC Barcelona5
Ajax4
Manchester United3
Inter Milan3
Chelsea2
Nottm Forest2
Benfica2
Juventus2
Porto2
Dortmund1
Feyenrood1
Marseille1
Aston Villa1
Hamburg1
Crvena zvezda1
FCSB1
PSV1
Cheltic1

Biggest Winning Margin

MarginVersusDate
6-3Real Madrid Vs Eintracht Frankfurt18/05/1980
4-0Bayern Munich Vs Atletico Madrid18/05/1984
4-0AC Milan Vs Stua Bucharest24/05/1989
4-0AC Milan Vs Barcelona18/05/1994

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