Uefa Champions League

UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious European club football tournament. The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs.

UEFA organizes the strongest club tournaments in the world: Champions League, League of Europe and European Super Cup. The last trophy is played between the winners of the Champions League and the League of Europe.

History of UEFA Champions League

Since the first season of 1955/56, the tournament was called the European Champion Clubs' Cup or simply European Cup. The last time the European Champion Clubs' Cup was played in the season 1991/92. Then the organizers of the tournament changed the format and abandoned the play-off system in the form of a group tournament. At the same time, the hymn and emblem that are still in force appeared. Since the season 1992/93, the tournament finally got its present name - UEFA Champions League.

The competition is appealing to a wide-ranging television audience not only in Europe but throughout the world for many years. The final of the tournament was the most popular annual sports event in the world in recent years. So, the final of 2013 became the most popular final for the entire time of the tournament, drawing 360 million television viewers.

It is interesting that Real Madrid is the most successful club in the competition's history, having won the tournament 11 times, including its first five seasons. Spanish clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories - 16 wins.

Champions League Tournament

The tournament begins with a group stage of 32 teams. As a result of the draw, the teams are divided into eight groups of 4 teams each. Each team meets the others in its group home and away in a round-robin format. The winning team and the runners-up from each group then progress to the next round. The third-placed team enters the UEFA Europa League. Teams continue to play a few more matches, and then decide who passes in the quarter-finals. The quarterfinals are followed by the semi-finals, and then the final, consisting of one game at a neutral stadium.

Champions League winners

The club, which won in the Champions League, takes the trophy for ten months. Then the clubs receive a reduced copy of the award, for reference. The club, which won 5 times or 3 times in a row, takes the cup to perpetual storage.

The trophy is often called "big ears" because of the original design of the cup handles in many countries around the world. The Spanish version of this nickname ("la Orejona") is very popular in Latin America.

Six clubs were awarded the cup for numerous victories forever:

Real Madrid (after the 5th victory in a row, 1960),

Ajax (after 3 consecutive victories, 1973),

Bayern Munich (after 3 consecutive victories, 1976),

Milan (after the 5th victory, 1994),

Liverpool (after the 5th victory, 2005),

Barcelona (after the 5th victory, 2015).

Real Madrid face tough test against Dortmund in Germany, Liverpool face Russian champions in UCL

Real Madrid face tough test against Dortmund in Germany, Liverpool face Russian champions in UCL

Real Madrid face tough test against Dortmund in Germany, Liverpool face Russian champions in UCL
Real Madrid star Marco Asensio set to miss Champions League clash for this disturbing reason

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio set to miss Champions League clash for this disturbing reason

Talented Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio is set to miss Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Cyprus side APOEL because of a pimple on his leg.

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio set to miss Champions League clash for this disturbing reason
Victor Moses issued 'warning' from David Luiz that he might lose starting 11 place to new signing Zappacosta (video)

Victor Moses issued 'warning' from David Luiz that he might lose starting 11 place to new signing Zappacosta (video)

Zappacosta scored a stunning goal for Chelsea in their win over Qarabag, and Victor Moses was quickly reminded of the Italian's performance by his teammates.

Victor Moses issued 'warning' from David Luiz that he might lose starting 11 place to new signing Zappacosta (video)
Super Ronaldo shows incredible skills in training ahead of his first competitive game of the season (video)

Super Ronaldo shows incredible skills in training ahead of his first competitive game of the season (video)

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is currently under suspension in the La Liga, but the Portuguese has trained hard to play in the Champions League.

Super Ronaldo shows incredible skills in training ahead of his first competitive game of the season (video)
Mourinho angry with Man United players despite his team 3-0 emphatic win over Basel

Mourinho angry with Man United players despite his team 3-0 emphatic win over Basel

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was angered by his side's relaxed approach during their emphatic 3-0 victory over Switzerland Super league champions Basel.

Mourinho angry with Man United players despite his team 3-0 emphatic win over Basel
Lionel Messi scores first ever goal against Buffon and fans think he is the greatest of all time

Lionel Messi scores first ever goal against Buffon and fans think he is the greatest of all time

It took Lionel Messi until his fourth game against Gianluigi Buffon to put one against the Italian and fans cannot stop talking about La Pulga's milestone.

Lionel Messi scores first ever goal against Buffon and fans think he is the greatest of all time
Champions League: Magical Messi leads Barcelona to huge victory over Juventus

Champions League: Magical Messi leads Barcelona to huge victory over Juventus

Lionel Messi scored twice and had a hand in the other as Barcelona got their 2017/2018 Champions League campaign off to a flyer with a 3 - 0 win over Juventus.

Champions League: Magical Messi leads Barcelona to huge victory over Juventus
Manchester United show pure class in one-sided victory over Basel in Champions League opener

Manchester United show pure class in one-sided victory over Basel in Champions League opener

Premier league giants Manchester United secured all 3 points in their first game of Champions League group A tie as they defeated Basel 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Manchester United show pure class in one-sided victory over Basel in Champions League opener
Neymar shines again as Mbappe escapes major attack after helping PSG destroy Celtic (photos)

Neymar shines again as Mbappe escapes major attack after helping PSG destroy Celtic (photos)

Kylian Mbappe made it two goals in two games and Neymar 5 out of 5 as they both scored in Paris Saint Germain 5-0 away victory in Group B of Champions League.

Neymar shines again as Mbappe escapes major attack after helping PSG destroy Celtic (photos)
Lionel Messi stuns audience as he plays Champions League anthem on piano (video)

Lionel Messi stuns audience as he plays Champions League anthem on piano (video)

Lionel Messi has shown he isn’t just a football wizard but a man of many talents as he superbly performs the UEFA Champions League anthem on a piano.

Lionel Messi stuns audience as he plays Champions League anthem on piano (video)
Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games

Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games

Eight matches will be played with 16 teams in actions including last year's finalist Juventus who face off against their 2015 final opponents Barcelona.

Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games
Sensational Ronaldo thrills teammates in training as Real Madrid prepare for Champions League tie

Sensational Ronaldo thrills teammates in training as Real Madrid prepare for Champions League tie

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to training for Real Madrid ahead of group H Champions League clash against Cyprus side APOEL Nicosa.

Sensational Ronaldo thrills teammates in training as Real Madrid prepare for Champions League tie
4 things Jose Mourinho said in his Champions League pre-match press conference that will alarm Man United fans

4 things Jose Mourinho said in his Champions League pre-match press conference that will alarm Man United fans

Jose Mourinho gave his thoughts on Marouane Fellaini and revealed three players sure to start in Manchester United's Champions League clash against Basel.

4 things Jose Mourinho said in his Champions League pre-match press conference that will alarm Man United fans
Neymar reveals the real reason why he really quit Barcelona to join PSG

Neymar reveals the real reason why he really quit Barcelona to join PSG

Neymar won eight trophies including the Champions League at Barca in 2015 but the Brazilian feels PSG have a better chance of winning the trophy going forward.

Neymar reveals the real reason why he really quit Barcelona to join PSG
Jose Mourinho reveals the only managerial record he hopes to achieve before retirement

Jose Mourinho reveals the only managerial record he hopes to achieve before retirement

Jose Mourinho has said he hopes to overtake Sir Alex Ferguson as the individual who has managed more games than any other in the UEFA Champions League.

Jose Mourinho reveals the only managerial record he hopes to achieve before retirement
Breaking: Chelsea to face Atletico Madrid, PSG tackle in Bayern in Champions league group stage

Breaking: Chelsea to face Atletico Madrid, PSG tackle in Bayern in Champions league group stage

Atletico Madrid placed in group of death alongside Chelsea, AS Roma while PSG grouped with Bayern Munich in the 2017/2018 Champions League group stage.

Breaking: Chelsea to face Atletico Madrid, PSG tackle in Bayern in Champions league group stage
UEFA ta zabi Ronaldo a matsayin babban Dan wasan Turai

UEFA ta zabi Ronaldo a matsayin babban Dan wasan Turai

Dan wasa Cristiano Ronaldo ne gwarzon UEFA ba bana. An zabi Ramos a matsayin Dan bayan bana. An kuma zabi Luka Modric a matsayin gwarzon Dan wasan tsakiya.

UEFA ta zabi Ronaldo a matsayin babban Dan wasan Turai
Football fans react as Premier League champions Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League

Football fans react as Premier League champions Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League

Chelsea are making a return to Europe's most glamorous competition having missed out last season when the Blues failed to finish among the top four teams.

Football fans react as Premier League champions Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League
Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi to UEFA player of the year award

Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi to UEFA player of the year award

Current Ballon d’ or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA player of the year for the 2016/2017 season. The top 3 nominees for the award was Gianluigi Bu

Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi to UEFA player of the year award
All you need to know about the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League group stage draw

All you need to know about the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League group stage draw

The UEFA Champions League draw takes place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco at on Thursday 24 August, with the eight teams in Pot 1 already confirmed..

All you need to know about the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League group stage draw
OMG! Checkout the Bizarre thing Hoffenheim fan was spotted doing at Anfield (photo)

OMG! Checkout the Bizarre thing Hoffenheim fan was spotted doing at Anfield (photo)

German side Hoffenheim lost a chance to secure the ticket for the UEFA Champions League group stages after losing to Liverpool at Anfield on August 23, 2017.

OMG! Checkout the Bizarre thing Hoffenheim fan was spotted doing at Anfield (photo)
Just in! Napoli, Sevilla storm into Champions League group stage after winning play-offs

Just in! Napoli, Sevilla storm into Champions League group stage after winning play-offs

Celtic, Napoli, Sevilla and Olympiacos are among the teams to make it to the group stage of the 2017/2018 Champions League after winning their play-off ties.

Just in! Napoli, Sevilla storm into Champions League group stage after winning play-offs
Manchester United rise in latest UEFA club rankings after Europa League win but Real Madrid top

Manchester United rise in latest UEFA club rankings after Europa League win but Real Madrid top

UEFA have announced that Spanish side Real Madrid are the top side in Europe going into the 2017/18 campaign according to its latest club coefficient rankings.

Manchester United rise in latest UEFA club rankings after Europa League win but Real Madrid top
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