Champions league winners history wiki. Since the 199697 season however other than portos win in 200304 the winners have come from one of only four nations spain 11 england 4 italy 3 and germany 3 and other than monacos performance in 200304. The english football champions are the winners of the highest league in english mens football which since 199293 is the premier league. Following the legalisation of professional football by the football association in 1885 the football league was established in 1888 after a series of meetings initiated by aston villa director william mcgregor.
Any team that wins the champions league three years in a row or five times overall wins the right to retain a full sized replica of the trophy uefa retains the original at all times. Uefa works to promote protect and develop european football across its 55 member associations and organises some of the worlds most famous football competitions including the uefa champions. Tottenham hotspur won the inaugural competition in 1972 defeating wolverhampton wanderers 32 on aggregate.
Real madrid ajax bayern munich milan liverpool and barcelona. The winners of the 201617 uefa europa league manchester united did not qualify through their domestic league meaning the additional entry for the europa league title holders is necessary. The 1st team ever which won the uefa champions league and all the other titles was barcelona after they beat manchester united 3 1 in 2011.
Soccerbase european cup finals 1977 78 81 84. Italy 1990 1991 1995 and 1998 spain 2007 and 2012 england 1972 germany 1980 and portugal 2011. Kosovo who became a uefa member on 3 may 2016 made their debut in the uefa champions league.
In july 2016 total replaced orange and has secured an eight year sponsorship package from the confederation of african football caf for a value of 950 million to support ten of its principal competitions including the caf champions league renamed total caf champions league. The history of the european cup and uefa champions league spans over sixty years of competition finding winners and runners up from all parts of the continent. Ten different nations have won the champions league and thirteen nations have sent a team to the finals.
References european champions cup finals. Nine finals have featured teams from the same national association. Rsssf uefa champions league winning squads.
The current champions are real madrid after defeating liverpool. List of uefa cup and europa league finals.