UEFA Champions League

                                                            

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History:


The UEFA Champions League also called the Champions League. Initially it was called the European Cup or European Champion Clubs Cup. It is a yearly club cup soccer competitors organized by the European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the top soccer clubs in European countries. It is one of the most famous football competitions in the world and the most famous team competitors in English soccer. The 2011 Champions League final was the most-watched final to date, and also the most viewed yearly sports event globally that year, attracting 178.7 million television audiences.

The concept of the soccer competitors was recommended as generally by the France. The former player Gabriel Anno of the national team and subsequently a manager of the France weekly sporting newspaper ‘L’equipe’ was outraged by the declaration of an English newspaper. It mentioned that Wolver Hampton is the champion of European countries since it won the friendly matches against Gonved and Spartak Moscow.

Anno decided to organize a competition which could expose the most powerful club of European countries. In 1955 he suggested to the associates of 20 major clubs to talk about this. Not every of the teams were national winners, but with Real Madrid, Honved, AC Milan, Chelsea, Reims involved, there was no deficiency of top quality. The associates from 15 clubs came to the conference and it made the decision to hold the first competitors in the 1955/56 season. FIFA granted this concept. UEFA also took the soccer competitors under its authority.

The competition includes several stages. In the present structure, it starts in mid-July. The in the group stage the 10 remaining teams are a part of the 22 seeded teams, in which there are eight groups and each group contain four teams. The eight group champions and eight runners-up get into the final knockout stage. The champion of the UEFA Champions League qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.

Here is the record of the winners in the Champions League History.

  • 2011-12 Chelsea
  • 2010-11 Barcelona
  • 2009-10 Internazionale
  • 2008-09 Barcelona
  • 2007 – 08 Manchester United FC                                              uefa campions UEFA Champions League
  • 2006 – 07 AC Milan
  • 2005 – 06 FC Barcelona
  • 2004 – 05 Liverpool FC
  • 2003 – 04 FC Porto
  • 2002 – 03 AC Milan
  • 2001 – 02 Real Madrid CF
  • 2000 – 01 FC Bayern München
  • 1999 – 00 Real Madrid CF
  • 1998 – 99 Manchester United FC
  • 1997 – 98 Real Madrid CF
  • 1996 – 97 BV Borussia Dortmund
  • 1995 – 96 Juventus
  • 1994 – 95 AFC Ajax
  • 1993 – 94 AC Milan
  • 1992 – 93 Olympique de Marseille
  • 1991 – 92 FC Barcelona
  • 1990 – 91 FK Crvena Zvezda
  • 1989 – 90 AC Milan
  • 1988 – 89 AC Milan
  • 1987 – 88 PSV Eindhoven
  • 1986 – 87 FC Porto
  • 1985 – 86 FC Steaua Bucureştiuefa campions league 1 UEFA Champions League
  • 1984 – 85 Juventus
  • 1983 – 84 Liverpool FC
  • 1982 – 83 Hamburger SV
  • 1981 – 82 Aston Villa FC
  • 1980 – 81 Liverpool FC
  • 1979 – 80 Nottingham Forest FC
  • 1978 – 79 Nottingham Forest FC
  • 1977 – 78 Liverpool FC
  • 1976 – 77 Liverpool FC
  • 1975 – 76 FC Bayern München
  • 1974 – 75 FC Bayern München
  • 1973 – 74 FC Bayern München
  • 1972 – 73 AFC Ajax
  • 1971 – 72 AFC Ajax
  • 1970 – 71 AFC Ajax
  • 1969 – 70 Feyenoord
  • 1968 – 69 AC Milan
  • 1967 – 68 Manchester United FC
  • 1966 – 67 Celtic FC
  • 1965 – 66 Real Madrid CF
  • 1964 – 65 FC Internazionale Milano
  • 1963 – 64 FC Internazionale Milano
  • 1962 – 63 AC Milan
  • 1961 – 62 SL Benfica
  • 1960 – 61 SL Benfica
  • 1959 – 60 Real Madrid CF
  • 1958 – 59 Real Madrid CF
  • 1957 – 58 Real Madrid CF
  • 1956 – 57 Real Madrid CF
  • 1955 – 56 Real Madrid CF

Teams:

The most successful club in the UEFA Champions League history is Real Madrid, having won the competitors nine times. Spanish clubs have gathered the biggest number of wins, with 13 wins.

Italy has the most excellent record with different clubs in the tournament like A.C. Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan etc. Valencia and Stade Rennais de Champagne share the record to play most finals without a win. Both Valencia and Stade Rennais de Champagne have showed up in two finals without getting the cup.

The quickest hat-trick goes to Blackburn Rovers Mike Newell. In 1995/1996 he scored three goals in nine minutes against Rosenborg. The quickest of UEFA Champions League goal was scored by Roy Makaay from Bayern Munich against Real Madrid in 10.2 seconds in 2007.
Players:

Historically, we can say about some of the greatest players of all time like David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi etc.

 

Giggs raised the trophy in 1999 and 2008 is the tournament’s oldest goal scorer. In the final of 2002, Zibeline Zedane’s volley for Rea will be valued as one of the tournament’s best goals. Zibeline Zedane has gained his place in the pantheon of the European soccer.

Iker Casillas is one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the present time. He has been very important for Real Madrid. He helped Real to win two Champions League trophies.

Cristiano Ronaldo is always in UEFA Champions League best XI. Beginning with Manchester United as a right winger he has developed into one of the most terrifying forwards with Real Madrid. There are no better players in Champions League record than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi is also a permanent member of Champions League best 11. He is the tournament’s top scorer from 2008, 09, 10 and 11.

In 1999, David Beckham helped Manchester United to win the Champions League. Beckham is the two time runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year.


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