Champions League teams that left their mark

Tom A. Foster
June 21, 2023
Champions League teams that left their mark

The first of the teams to leave a mark in the Champions League, which started was organized for the first time in 1955, is undoubtedly Real Madrid. Madrid team took the trophy to its museum 14 times in this tournament. Also, they are already the champions of the tournament in 2022.

Real Madrid is followed by Italian giant AC Milan with 7 championships.In third place is Bayern Munich from Germany and Liverpool from England (6 championships). Another Spanish team Barcelona managed to reach the happy ending 5 times in this tournament.

Top 10 Top Scorers in the Champions League

It is possible to reach the number of goals of the top 10 scorers in the Champions League, which has been held regularly every year for many years, from the list below:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo, 140 goals.
  2. Lionel Messi, 125 goals.
  3. Robert Lewandowski, 86 goals.
  4. Karim Benzema, 86 goals.
  5. Raul Gonzales, 71 goals.
  6. Ruud van Nisterlooy, 56 goals.
  7. Thomas Müller, 52 goals.
  8. Thierry Henry, 50 goals.
  9. Alfrede Di Stefano, 49 goals.
  10. Andriy Shevchenko and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 48 goals.

The number of goals scored here plays a major role in keeping the rivalry between Ronaldo and Messi alive.

How are Champions League pots decided?

Various questions about the Champions League are asked by football fans. One of them is ‘‘how are Champions League pots decided?’’. First of all, 32 teams participate in the Champions League every year. For a balanced distribution, the strongest teams are placed in pot1 and the weaker teams in pot 4.

Pot 1 consists of the champions in their respective leagues and the winning team of the UEFA Europa League. UEFA coefficients come into play in determining the remaining 24 teams. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th pots are determined according to the score of the teams.

Author Tom A. Foster

Tom is a huge sports fan and a semi-professional sports bettor. His favorite teams are the New York Knicks and the Green Bay Packers. These days, he mostly bets on and When he's not writing or watching sports, he enjoys hiking.


  • Maya Middleton

    21 Jun, 2023

    This is a great article! I’m really enjoying the insights it provides and the helpful tips. I’m sure these will come in handy when I’m ready to place my bets 🤩.

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