Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool saw their treble-season chances slip away when Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid won thanks to a goal from Vinicius Jr and an incredible goalkeeping performance from Thibault Courtois.
It was a tense game even before the first whistle blew, as kick-off was delayed by more than half an hour when chaos reigned outside the gates and LFC fans were tear-gassed by police in Paris.
The Champions League final is never a small occasion – and this year was certainly no different.
With Real Madrid crowned winners this year, many are wondering who has won the most UCL titles.
Which team and which players have won the most Champions League finals?
Which team has won the most Champions League finals?
That honor goes to the winners of the 2021/22 final – Real Madrid – with their win over Liverpool to give them their 14th European Cup.
They are also way ahead as the second team with the most Champions League titles is AC Milan with seven trophies, followed by Liverpool and Bayern Munich with six.
The UEFA Champions League – originally called the European Cup before changing its name in the 1992/93 season – has existed since 1955 and has featured 22 different champions from 13 different countries.
See below for a full list of Champions League winners UEFA.com.
Which players have won the most Champions League finals?
Unsurprisingly, the players who have won the most Champions League finals have mostly won the trophy while playing for Real Madrid.
Los Blancos’ trio of Karim Benzema, Dani Carvajal and Luka Modrić have drawn level with Cristiano Ronaldo in five UCL titles thanks to his victory in Paris.
Ronaldo became the first player to win five UEFA Champions League titles. He first won it in 2008 with Manchester United before adding more trophies in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 with Real Madrid.
These are the players with the most Champions League final wins:
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – Five
- Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid) – Five
- Luka Modric (Real Madrid) – Five
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid) – Five
- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – Four
- Casemiro (Real Madrid) – Four
- Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) – Four
- Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) – Four
- Isco (Real Madrid) – Four
- Marcelo (Real Madrid) – Four
- Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) – Four
- Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, Milan) – Four
If you’re already missing out on the Champions League, don’t worry, it won’t be long before the new one begins.
The group stage starts on 7th of September but qualifications for the last spots in the campaign will start on June 21, 2022.
There are no Champions League games from the end of November to the end of December as all football tournaments and leagues go on hiatus to make room for the Champions League World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Qualifying Stage (played in 2022)
- Preliminary semifinals: June 21st
- preliminary round final: June 24th
- First qualifying road: 5th-6th July (stage 1) & 12.-13. July (stage 2)
- Second qualification road: 19-20 July (stage 1) & 26.-27. July (stage 2)
- Third Qualifying Round: 2nd-3rd August (stage 1) and August 9 (stage 2)
- Playoffs: 16-17 August (stage 1), 23.-24. August (stage 2)
Group stage (32 teams):
- Matchday 1: 6th-7th September
- Matchday 2: September 13th and 14th
- Matchday 3: 4th-5th October
- 4th matchday: 11-12 October
- Matchday 5: 25-26 October
- Matchday 6: November 1st and 2nd
Knockout Stage (played in 2023):
- Round of 16: 14th/15th & 21./22. (Stage 1) & 7./8. & 14./15. (stage 2)
- Quarter finals: 11-12 April (Stage 1) & 18.–19. April (stage 2)
- Semifinals: 9th-10th May (stage 1) and 16.-17. May (stage 2)
- Final: June 10th
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