The Book of UEFA Champions League Winners (2019/2020) – Luka Modric Edition

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Do you know what it takes to have your name embedded in the book of Champions League winners?

The feeling, the prestige, watch your market value skyrocket..


Yes, Real Madrid is the most successful team in the UEFA Champions league history lifting it a record {13} thirteen times.

So many European clubs can’t wait to be a Champions league winner even if it’s “once” like Chelsea Fc of England.

Lots and great football clubs have reached the Champions League Finals but ended up being Champions League runner-ups.

Teams that have reached the UEFA Champions League Finals without emerging winners even for once includes.

2001-02Bayer Leverkusen
2012-13Borussia Dortmund
2013-14Atlético Madrid
2015-16Atlético Madrid


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Note: This list is culled from the 1992 season after the European Cup was rebranded to be known as the UEFA Champions league after then group stages was added to the competition for the first time where even teams who finished 2nd or 3rd in top leagues could participate.

Before we unravel this book of the UEFA Champions league winners, let’s give a standing ovation to a team that topped the European Champions’ Cup winners table. “REAL MADRID”.

real madrid champions league


Real Madrid are currently the outstanding leader in the UEFA Champions League Table with 7  UEFA CL trophies in their cabinet.

Which Clubs Can be Termed a “UEFA Champions League Winners”

It has been made public that the UEFA Champions league was rebranded and previously known as the European Champions Cup starting from the year 1992.

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The argument is!

Clubs that emerged winners in European Cup before its rebranding, have they won the UEFA Champions league?

That is to say,

  • Have Nottingham won the UEFA Champions league?
  • Is Aston Villa a UEFA Champions League Winner?

The answer is simple and straightforward. YES!

According to The TopEndSports, the UEFA Champions League Winners are a complete list springing far-back in 1955-56 when Real Madrid first lifted the most popular European clubs’ competition.

UEFA CL Winners – Full List of Clubs

2017-18Real Madrid
2016-17Real Madrid
2013-14Real Madrid
2012-13Bayern Munich
2007-08Manchester United
2001-02Real Madrid
2000-01Bayern Munich
1999-2000Real Madrid
1998-99Manchester United
1997-98Real Madrid
1996-97Borussia Dortmund
1990-91Red Star Belgrade
1985-86Steaua Bucureşti
1981-82Aston Villa
1979-80Nottingham Forest
1978-79Nottingham Forest
1975-76Bayern Munich
1974-75Bayern Munich
1973-74Bayern Munich
1967-68Manchester United
1965-66Real Madrid
1959-60Real Madrid
1958-59Real Madrid
1957-58Real Madrid
1956-57Real Madrid
1955-56Real Madrid
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UEFA Champions League Winners – Full List of Coaches

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We decides to include the list of the coaches that have lifted the prestigious Champions League trophy.

To be sincere, if you are expecting the list of football players who have won the UEFA Champions league in premium articles like this.


That’s footballs names in thousands you’re expecting.

I’m sorry, 9javar haven’t sourced that yet. anyway Wikipedia has got some.

Here are the list of coaches that have won the UEFA Champions league trophy, and how many times they have been Champions League Winners.

Names of CoachesNo. of Titles
Zinédine Zidane3
Carlo Ancelotti3
Bob Paisley3
Jupp Heynckes2
Pep Guardiola2
Sir Alex Ferguson2
Vicente del Bosque2
José Mourinho2
Ottmar Hitzfeld2
Ernst Happel2
Arrigo Sacchi2
Brian Clough2
Dettmar Cramer2
Stefan Kovacs2
Miguel Munoz2
Helenio Herrera2
Nereo Rocco2
Béla Guttmann2
Luis Carniglia2
José Villalonga2
Jürgen Klopp1
Frank Rijkaard1
Louis van Gaal1
Luis Enrique1
Rafael Benítez1
Roberto Di Matteo1
Marcello Lippi1
Ljupko Petrovic1
Johan Cruijff1
Fabio Capello1
Raymond Goethals1
Joe Fagan1
Emerich Jenei1
Artur Jorge1
Giovanni Trapatton1
Guus Hiddink1
Tony Barton1
Jock Stein1
Sir Matt Busby1
Rinus Michels1
Udo Lattek1


Since there is no documentary for the complete list of Footballers that have won the UEFA Champions league, below is the list of the most successful Footballers in the Champions League History.

UEFA Champions League Winners – Most Successful Players

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The 5 times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is the record holder of the most successful players in the UEFA Champions league tournament.

Note: I meant after the name UEFA Champions league was found (in 1992).

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Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to win the “UEFA Champions League” a “record” five times after Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 in a Champions League Final at Kyiv.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League success started at Old Trafford
2007/08 (Manchester United), Then he lifted the trophy again in 2013/14 (Real Madrid), 2015/16 (Real Madrid), 2016/17 (Real Madrid), 2017/18 (Real Madrid).

It’s is very important to note that only one footballer won the Champions League title 6 times, that is from 1955 to 2019 (64 years ago).


Francisco “Paco” Gento López was a left winger and Spanish football player who starred his football career at Racing Santander in 1952 then latter moved to Real Madrid the following season.

Paco lifted the UEFA Champions league trophy 6 times, back in days when the tournament just begun.

Real Madrid cruised the European Champions Cup Title 5 times in a row.

Other Players that have lifted the Champions League Titles 5 Times includes; Alfredo Di Stefano, Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini to mention a few

Four times Champions League Winners after 1992 includes:

Clarence Seedorf

Ronaldo’s Real Madrid team mates – S. Ramos, Marcelo etc.

Barcelona Fc Footballers – Messi, Gerrard Pique, Xavi, Iniesta to mention a few.



Cristiano Ronaldo is currently at Juventus and dreams to win the title for the sixth time.

In the 2018/2019 Champions League season, Ajax of Amsterdam halted this Pursuit of Happiness.

This is the 2019/2020 season, who do you think will be the next Champions League Winners.

Lets see your points on the comment box below.