The Sensational Numbers Behind Every European Cup/Champions League Final

We break down all the key stats surrounding the 67 European Cup finals to date
11:16, 27 May 2022

We are one day away from this year’s Champions League final where Real Madrid can extend their record for most titles won as they chase a 14th honour, while Liverpool are on the hunt for lucky number seven. 

The Stade de France is the setting for this season’s showpiece and in the build-up to the game we have decided to look at some of the key numbers surrounding the records and statistics set in previous Champions League/European Cup finals.

4,260,333

- Combined total attendance across all 67 European Cup finals to date

127,621

- The record attendance in a European Cup final between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt in 1960. Los Blancos won their fifth European Cup in a row.

80,698

- Stade de France capacity 

180

- Goals scored across all finals

67

- European Cup finals to date

42

- Most final goals scored: Real Madrid

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41

- Oldest player to appear in the final: Dino Zoff, 41 years and 86 days (Hamburg 1-0 Juventus, 1982-83)

38

- Oldest winning finalist as a player: Paolo Maldini, 38 years 331 days (AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool, 2006-07)

36

- Oldest scorer in a final: Paolo Maldini, 36 years 333 days (AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool - aet, 2-3 pens - 2004-05)

30

- Most final club appearances by country: Spain (Real Madrid 17, Barcelona 8, Atlético Madrid 3, Valencia 2)

18

- Youngest player to appear/Youngest player to win a final: Antonio Simoes, 18 years 139 days (Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid, 1961-62)

- Youngest scorer in a final: Patrick Kluivert, 18 years 327 days, (Ajax 1-0 AC Milan, 1994-95)

17

- Most final appearances as a club: Real Madrid

13

- Most European Cup wins as a club: Real Madrid (13)

11

- Number of finals decided by penalties:

Liverpool 1-1 Roma (1983/84 – 4-2 pens)

Steaua Bucureşti 0-0 Barcelona (1985/86 – 2-0 pens)

PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Benfica (1987/88 – 6-5 pens)

Red Star Belgrade 0-0 Marseille (1990/91 – 5-3 pens)

Juventus 1-1 Ajax (1995/96 – 4-2 pens)

Bayern München 1-1 Valencia (2000/01 – 5-4 pens)

Juventus 0-0 AC Milan (2002/03 – 2-3 pens)

AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool (2004/05 – 2-3 pens)

Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (2007/08 – 6-5 pens)

Bayern München 1-1 Chelsea (2011/12 – 3-4 pens)

Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético de Madrid (2015/16 – 5-3 pens)

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10 

- Most goals in a final: Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt (1960)

9

- Most different representatives by country: England (Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur)

8

- Most final appearances as a player: Francisco Gento (Real Madrid)

7

- Most final goals: Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid)

- Clubs with a 100% win record in finals: Nottingham Forest, Porto (2), Aston Villa, Red Star Belgrade, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven (1)

6

- Most European Cup final wins as a player: Francisco Gento (Real Madrid)

5

- Most Champions League final wins as a player: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, Manchester United)

- Most successive European Cup final wins as a club: Real Madrid (1956-60)

- Number of finals settled in extra time:

Real Madrid 3-2 AC Milan (1957/58 – 2-2 after 90 minutes)

Manchester United 4-1 Benfica (1967/68 – 1-1 after 90 minutes)

Feyenoord 2-1 Celtic (1969/70 – 1-1 after 90 minutes)

Sampdoria 0-1 Barcelona (1991/92 – 0-0 after 90 minutes)

Real Madrid 4-1 Atlético de Madrid (2013/14 – 1-1 after 90 minutes)

- Most different winners by country: England (Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest)

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4

- Most goals in a European Cup final: Ferenc Puskas (Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt, 18/05/1960)

- Most goals in Champions League finals: Cristiano Ronaldo

- Most appearances in a European Cup final as a manager:

Marcello Lippi (Juventus 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003)

Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United 1999, 2008, 2009, 2011) 

Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan 2003, 2005, 2007, Real Madrid 2014) 

Miguel Muñoz (Real Madrid 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966)

3

- Most successive Champions League final appearances as a club: AC Milan (1993-95)

- Most European Cup final wins as a manager:

Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid, 2016, 2017, 2018) 

Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan 2003, 2007, Real Madrid 2014)

Bob Paisley (Liverpool, 1977, 1978, 1981)

2

- Most goals in a single Champions League final:

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool, 26/05/2018)

Hernán Crespo (AC Milan 3-3 aet Liverpool, Liverpool win 3-2 on pens, 25/05/2005)

Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool, 23/05/2007)

Daniele Massaro (AC Milan 4-0 Barcelona, 18/05/1994)

Diego Milito (Bayern 0-2 Inter Milan, 22/05/2010)

Karl-Heinz Riedle (Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus, 28/05/1997)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid, 03/06/2017)

1

- Finals decided by replay:

4-0 Bayern München v Atlético de Madrid (17/05/1974 – initial final finished 1-1 on 15/05/1974)

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