TOP 5 MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUBS
1. Real Madrid – 325 pts.
Real Madrid have won the European championship 13 times, including five consecutive times between 1956 and 1960. The Spanish club has also won more recently three consecutive times from 2016 to 2018. In addition, the team has been runners-up on three occasions.
2. Bayern Munich – 180 pts.
Bayern Munich have won the European championship 5 times and were runners-up 5 other times. Its most recent championship was in 2013. The German club also won three consecutive times between 1974 and 1976.
3. FC Barcelona – 154 pts.
Barcelona have won the European championship 5 times and were runners-up 3 other times. Four of these championships have been won since 2006. The Spanish club also won in 1992.
4. AC Milan – 153 pts.
Milan have won the European championship seven times, more than any other club except Real Madrid. The Italian club also were runners-up four times. However, the team has not made it to the championship game in over a decade now.
5. Liverpool FC – 139 pts.
Liverpool are the most successful English club. They have won six European championships, with the most recent coming in 2019. The team’s success has been spread out over time, winning titles in five different decades.
FULL LIST OF THE TOP 50 CLUBS
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Uses the final 16 teams in the UEFA champions league (1993-present) and its forerunner the European Cup (1955-1992), this list compiles the Top 50 most successful football clubs in Europe.
Updated as of 09/27/2019
16 pts – European champion
8 pts – Runner-up
4 pts – Semi-final loser
2 pts – Quarter-final loser
1 pt – Final 16