6 Countries with the Most Champions League Winners
Netgenz - Netizen buzz Sport | The Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in Europe. Only the best European teams can compete in this event, let alone become champions. As far as history goes, the European Champions League has been won by 22 clubs.
The majority of clubs that won the Champions League came from powerful European countries. Here are the six European countries with the most Champions League winners.
Here are 6 Countries with the Most Champions League Winners
1. England (5 clubs)
England is the country with the most number of Champions League winners, namely five clubs. Liverpool is the most successful English club in Europe with a collection of six trophies. Next, there is Manchester United with 3 trophies, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest with 2 trophies each, and Aston Villa who won once.
Four other English clubs have never won the Champions League but have reached the final. They are Leeds United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City. City, in particular, has a great opportunity to become the sixth English club to win the Champions League because they have a star-studded team.
2. Italy (3 clubs)
Next, there is Italy, which had sent three representatives as champions of the Champions League. AC Milan is ahead with 7 trophies. This achievement makes the Rossoneri the second most successful club in the Champions League, only losing to Real Madrid who has 13 trophies.
While Inter Milan, neighboring AC Milan, has a collection of 3 trophies, followed by Juventus with 2 trophies. Unfortunately, the achievements of Italian teams in the European realm have been on the decline in the last more than a decade. Therefore, it is unlikely that another Italian club will win the Champions League trophy shortly.
3. Germany (3 clubs)
Germany has three clubs that have won the Champions League. Bayern Munich must be at the top with 6 trophies. While Hamburg SV and Borussia Dortmund have won once each.
In addition, there were Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Eintracht Frankfurt who had reached the final even though they did not win. However, in recent years only Bayern Munich has been a contender for the Champions League. In the 2021/2022 season, Die Roten are also quite favorites to be able to win their 7th cup.
4. Netherlands (3 clubs)
Another European country that has three Champions League-winning clubs in the Netherlands. Ajax Amsterdam is the most successful because it has won 4 times and was runner-up twice. However, Ajax has not won the Champions League trophy for quite a while, since 1995 to be exact.
PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord have also won the Champions League once each. Apart from these 3 clubs, no Dutch club has been able to reach the Champions League final, let alone a champion.
5. Spain (2 clubs)
Spain is actually the most successful country in the Champions League title. Overall, Spanish teams have conquered Europe 18 times. However, that number only consists of two clubs, namely Real Madrid with 13 trophies and Barcelona with 5 trophies.
Atletico Madrid has actually reached the Champions League final 3 times but has often lost. Likewise, Valencia collapsed in two final matches. It can be said, the disparity in the ability of Real Madrid and Barcelona with other Spanish teams is indeed too obvious.
6. Portugal (2 clubs)
Lastly, there is Portugal, which has two clubs that have won the Champions League. Benfica has won the Champions League two seasons in a row in 1960/1961 and 1961/1962. Then, they had reached the final 5 times again but did not manage to add a trophy collection.
FC Porto has also won the Champions League twice, namely in the 1986/1987 and 2003/2004 seasons. Porto itself is a club that has a prime record alias never losing in the Champions League final.