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-> ''Die Meister''\\
''Die Besten''\\
''Les Grandes Équipes''\\
'''''The Champions'''''


The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (6), Liverpool (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (2).

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The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), (14), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (6), Liverpool (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (2).


The tournament has many stages: three knockout qualifying rounds and a play-off round, then a group stage, then the the final knockout phase. Not all teams have to pass through all those phases, though; the top teams from the top leagues (which are basically those covered in more drtail in UsefulNotes/EuroFooty) don't have to pass through the qualifying rounds, starting either at the third qualifying round or getting a bye straight to the group stage depending on their placement in their national leagues (simply put, the better your league and the higher you place on it, the more stages you can skip). The group stage consists of eight groups of four teams (32 clubs in total), each team playing the others in home and away matches with the two top advancing to the knockout phase. Knockout is mostly two-legged matches as well, the exception being the final, which is held at a pre-determined location; this has caused a few stirs over the years when two teams from the same nation have made the final, and relocating the venue there would make more sense.

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The tournament has many stages: three knockout qualifying rounds and a play-off round, then a group stage, then the the final knockout phase. Not all teams have to pass through all those phases, though; the top teams from the top leagues (which are basically (basically those covered in more drtail detail in UsefulNotes/EuroFooty) the UsefulNotes/EuroFooty article) don't have to pass through the qualifying rounds, starting either at the third qualifying round or getting a bye straight to the group stage depending on their placement in their national leagues (simply put, the better your league and the higher you place on it, the more stages you can skip). The group stage consists of eight groups of four teams (32 clubs in total), each team playing the others in home and away matches with the two top advancing to the knockout phase. Knockout is mostly two-legged matches as well, the exception being the final, which is held at a pre-determined location; this has caused a few stirs over the years when two teams from the same nation have made the final, and relocating the venue there would make more sense.


The tournament has many stages: three knockout qualifying rounds and a play-off round, then a group stage, then the the final knockout phase. Not all teams have to pass through all those phases, though; the top teams from the top leagues don't have to pass through the qualifying rounds. The group stage consists of eight groups of four teams (32 clubs in total), each team playing the others in home and away matches with the two top advancing to the knockout phase. Knockout is mostly two-legged matches as well, the exception being the final, which is held at a pre-determined location; this has caused a few stirs over the years when two teams from the same nation have made the final, and relocating the venue there would make more sense.

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The tournament has many stages: three knockout qualifying rounds and a play-off round, then a group stage, then the the final knockout phase. Not all teams have to pass through all those phases, though; the top teams from the top leagues (which are basically those covered in more drtail in UsefulNotes/EuroFooty) don't have to pass through the qualifying rounds.rounds, starting either at the third qualifying round or getting a bye straight to the group stage depending on their placement in their national leagues (simply put, the better your league and the higher you place on it, the more stages you can skip). The group stage consists of eight groups of four teams (32 clubs in total), each team playing the others in home and away matches with the two top advancing to the knockout phase. Knockout is mostly two-legged matches as well, the exception being the final, which is held at a pre-determined location; this has caused a few stirs over the years when two teams from the same nation have made the final, and relocating the venue there would make more sense.


The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (6), Liverpool (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), Chelsea (London) (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1).

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The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (6), Liverpool (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), Chelsea (London) (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1).(1), Chelsea (London) (2).


The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (6), Liverpool (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (2).

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The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (6), Liverpool (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), Chelsea (London) (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (2).(1).


The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (6), Liverpool (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (1).

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The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (6), Liverpool (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (1).(2).


The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (5), Liverpool (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (1).

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The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (5), (6), Liverpool (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (1).


The UEFA Champions League is [[SeriousBusiness the most important]] club-based [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] competition in Europe, and acts as the European counterpart to South America's UsefulNotes/CopaLibertadores (or actually the other way around, since the European Champions Cup - as the CL used to be known until 1991 - predates the Libertadores by four years).[[note]]Other football feds have their own versions, like the CONCACAF Champions League (formerly the Champions' Cup) for North and Central America; in fact, the Libertadores is currently the only top continental competition which isn't branded "Champions League"[[/note]] It's a championship between the most successful clubs of [[UsefulNotes/EuroFooty Europe]] which has been held yearly since 1955. Although the clubs disputing this title are all European, they have in their squads some of the best players [[FiveTokenBand from all parts of the world]]. As a result, it is usually regarded as ''the'' elite club competition in the world and any player who thinks they're anyone aspires to play in the Champions League.

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The UEFA Champions League is [[SeriousBusiness the most important]] club-based [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] competition in Europe, and acts as the European counterpart to South America's UsefulNotes/CopaLibertadores (or actually the other way around, since the European Champions Cup - as the CL used to be known until 1991 1992 - predates the Libertadores by four years).[[note]]Other football feds confederations have their own versions, like the CONCACAF Champions League (formerly the Champions' Cup) for North and Central America; in fact, the Libertadores is currently the only top continental competition which isn't branded "Champions League"[[/note]] It's a championship between the most successful clubs of [[UsefulNotes/EuroFooty Europe]] which has been held yearly since 1955. Although the clubs disputing this title are all European, they have in their squads some of the best players [[FiveTokenBand from all parts of the world]]. As a result, it is usually regarded as ''the'' elite club competition in the world and any player who thinks they're anyone aspires to play in the Champions League.


The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (5), Liverpool (5), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (1).

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The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (5), Liverpool (5), (6), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (1).


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Subjective tropes about the Cup go [[YMMV/UEFAChampionsLeague here]].


For those who get the chance to compete in it, it offers huge amounts of prize money and TV exposure and is the pinnacle of European club competitions. It showcases some of the finest football in the continent and generally some of the most epic games you could ask for. The competition has been dominated mostly by English, Italian and Spanish teams since its start, with Real Madrid having won it a record twelve times in their history (including the first 5 finals); however, clubs in France, Germany, the Netherlands and numerous other teams have lifted the prestigious trophy at times.

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For those who get the chance to compete in it, it offers huge amounts of prize money and TV exposure and is the pinnacle of European club competitions. It showcases some of the finest football in the continent and generally some of the most epic games you could ask for. The competition has been dominated mostly by English, Italian and Spanish teams since its start, with Real Madrid having won it a record twelve thirteen times in their history (including the first 5 finals); however, clubs in France, Germany, the Netherlands and numerous other teams have lifted the prestigious trophy at times.


The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (12), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (5), Liverpool (5), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (1).

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The winners (in order of first victory) are: Real Madrid (12), (13), Benfica (Lisbon) (2), AC Milan (7), Internazionale (Milan) (3), Celtic (Glasgow) (1), Manchester United (3), Feyenoord (Rotterdam) (1), Ajax (Amsterdam) (4), Bayern Munich (5), Liverpool (5), Nottingham Forest (2), Aston Villa (Birmingham) (1), Hamburg SV (1), Juventus (Turin) (2), Steaua Bucharest (1), FC Porto (2), PSV Eindhoven (1), Red Star Belgrade (1), FC Barcelona (5), Olympique Marseille (1), Borussia Dortmund (1), Chelsea (London) (1).


It ranks as one of the most popular sporting events in the world; the final of the competition is on par with the Super Bowl in that both events can draw in over 100 million spectators each year. It's easily one of the most important dates in a soccer fan's calendar.

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It ranks as one of the most popular sporting events in the world; the final of the competition is on par with the Super Bowl in that both events can draw in over 100 million spectators each year. It's easily one of the most important dates in a soccer football fan's calendar.

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