The UEFA Champions League 2021/22 final is nearing with two of the biggest clubs, Real Madrid and Liverpool, set to lock horns in one of the most thrilling matches in Europe’s top-tier competition. The world witnessed some unbelievable knockout stage matches before two of the deserving teams reached the final but the journey throughout has been memorable and heart-wrenching.
Real Madrid reached their 17th champions league final after they beat Manchester City 6-5 on aggregate in the semifinal to play the final. They are having a terrific season as Benzema was their talisman and his geniuses have helped the Galacticos in the UEFA CL knockout matches.
They pulled a stunning comeback against Pep’s side to reach one of the biggest finals in recent years. Liverpool stunned Villarreal to get their feet into the finals after winning 5-3 on aggregate in the semifinal.
Let’s take a look at the top five teams who have won the most number of UEFA Champions League titles:
5. Ajax Amsterdam- 4 Titles
The Dutch side has won the prestigious title four times to everybody’s surprise as they got their hands almost more than 30 years before in 1971,1972, 1973, and 1995. Since then Ajax hasn’t played any final in the top-flight competition.
The closest they reached in the competition after 1995 was in 1996 when they reached the finals and most recently in 2019 when they lost to Tottenham in the semifinal. They were runner-ups on two occasions in 1969 and 1996.
4. Barcelona- 5 titles
Barcelona is one the most successful clubs in Europe as they are the holders of five champions league trophies and played three more finals during their lifetime. They won their first title in 1992 and since then they have won four titles in the duration of ten years winning in 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2015.
The Catalans were runners-up on three occasions in 1961, 1986, and 1994. The last time they played the final in 2015, they emerged victorious over Italian-rival Juventus in a 3-1 win and won their fifth title in total.
3. Liverpool, Bayern Munich- 6 titles each
The famous English team, Liverpool, and the German giants, Bayern Munich have won a total of six champions league titles each as Liverpool might target their seventh glory this season.
The Germans won the cup three consecutive times from 1974 to 76 and added the other three titles in 2001, 2013, and 2020. The latest victory came in a 1-0 victory over PSG as they lifted their sixth title, having been runners up in 1982, 1987, 1999, 2010, and 2012.
Liverpool won their debut title in 1977 and since then they won in 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, and 2019. They are the first English club to have the most number of titles as they will look to make it seven this season when they take on Real Madrid.
2. AC Milan- 7 titles
The Serie A-side from Italy is the second top team to have lifted the European top-flight cup in their history and reached a total of 11 finals. The Italian side won the titles in 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, and 2007 and also were runners-up in 1958, 1993, 1995, and 2005. They had been one of the most successful teams to have competed in the champions league game and their stats describe.
1. Real Madrid-13 titles
Real Madrid is the most successful club in the UEFA champions league in terms of trophies won and they lead the race with a huge margin with a total of thirteen titles to their name. Real Madrid will look to add another to their showcase if they beat Liverpool in this year’s UCL final.
They won five straight titles to start their countdown between 1956 to 1960, followed by one in 1966, 1998, 2000, and 2002. They again took hold of Europe’s top-flight titles in 2014 and won three consecutive trophies between 2016-2018, completing a record-extending 13 times.