Real Madrid UEFA Champions League/European Cup Wins (Ranked)

Here is our ranking across all of the UEFA Champions League/European Cup wins in history for Real Madrid, the team who have won the most titles in history.

 
11:29am on Tuesday 28th May 2024
By
Jake Skudder

Real Madrid, the most successful team in the history of the UEFA Champions League and the European Cup, boasts a record 14 titles as of writing.

Here, we rank each of their victories, celebrating the moments that cemented their legacy as Europe’s premier football club.

14. 2015/16: Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid (5-3 on penalties)

In another all-Madrid final, Real Madrid triumphed over Atlético in a penalty shootout after a tense 1-1 draw.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive penalty, highlighting his importance once again.

Final Score: Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid (5-3 on penalties)

Key Players Cristiano Ronaldo

13. 1958/59: Real Madrid 2-0 Reims

Real Madrid's fourth consecutive title came with a 2-0 victory over Reims.

Goals from Enrique Mateos and Alfredo Di Stéfano ensured their continued dominance in Europe.

Final Score: Real Madrid 2-0 Reims

Key Players: Enrique Mateos (1 goal), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1 goal)

12. 1997/98: Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus

Predrag Mijatović’s solitary goal ended Real Madrid’s 32-year wait for their seventh European title.

This narrow victory over Juventus was a testament to their tactical discipline.

Final Score: Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus

Key Players: Predrag Mijatović (1 goal)

11. 1955/56: Real Madrid 4-3 Reims

The inaugural European Cup final saw Real Madrid come back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Reims.

Goals from Alfredo Di Stéfano and Héctor Rial led the comeback, setting the stage for Real’s future dominance.

Final Score: Real Madrid 4-3 Reims

Key Players: Alfredo Di Stéfano (1 goal), Héctor Rial (1 goal)

10. 1965/66: Real Madrid 2-1 Partizan

Real Madrid secured their sixth European title with a come-from-behind victory over Partizan.

Goals from Amancio Amaro and Fernando Serena in the second half turned the tide in Real's favour.

Final Score: Real Madrid 2-1 Partizan

Key Players: Amancio Amaro (1 goal), Fernando Serena (1 goal)

9. 1956/57: Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina

Real Madrid's second European Cup win came with a 2-0 victory over Fiorentina. Goals from Alfredo Di Stéfano and Francisco Gento sealed the win at their home ground, the Santiago Bernabéu.

Final Score: Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina

Key Players: Alfredo Di Stéfano (1 goal), Francisco Gento (1 goal)

8. 2013/14: Real Madrid 4-1 Atlético Madrid (AET)

Sergio Ramos’ last-minute equalizer took the match to extra time, where Real Madrid dominated.

Goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo, and Cristiano Ronaldo secured the long-awaited “La Décima”.

Final Score: Real Madrid 4-1 Atlético Madrid (AET)

Key Players: Sergio Ramos (1 goal), Gareth Bale (1 goal), Cristiano Ronaldo (1 goal)

7. 1957/58: Real Madrid 3-2 AC Milan (AET)

Francisco Gento’s extra-time winner against AC Milan earned Real Madrid their third consecutive title.

The match was a dramatic encounter, with Real Madrid showing their resilience once again.

Final Score: Real Madrid 3-2 AC Milan (AET)

Key Players: Francisco Gento (1 goal), Alfredo Di Stéfano

6. 1999/00: Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia

Goals from Fernando Morientes, Steve McManaman, and Raúl secured a dominant win over Valencia, marking Real Madrid’s eighth European title and their first in the new millennium.

Final Score: Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia

Key Players: Fernando Morientes (1 goal), Steve McManaman (1 goal), Raúl (1 goal)

5. 2001/02: Real Madrid 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Zinedine Zidane’s spectacular volley is forever etched in Champions League folklore.

This goal, coupled with Raul’s early strike, was enough to see off Bayer Leverkusen and secure Real's ninth European title.

Final Score: Real Madrid 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Key Players: Zinedine Zidane (1 goal), Raul (1 goal)

4. 2017/18: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

Gareth Bale’s bicycle kick and two errors from Liverpool’s goalkeeper Loris Karius helped Real Madrid clinch their third consecutive title under Zidane.

Bale’s second goal, a long-range effort, cemented his place in Champions League history.

Final Score: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

Key Players: Gareth Bale (2 goals), Karim Benzema

3. 2021/22: Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool

Real Madrid’s latest triumph (as of writing) came in 2022, overcoming Liverpool in a closely contested match.

Vinícius Júnior’s goal was the decider, but the standout performance came from Thibaut Courtois, whose incredible saves secured the victory.

Final Score: Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool

Key Players Vinícius Júnior (1 goal), Thibaut Courtois

2. 2016/17: Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus

Real Madrid put on a masterclass against Juventus in Cardiff during the 2016/17 season.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace, coupled with goals from Casemiro and Marco Asensio, showcased Real's attacking prowess.

This victory marked their second consecutive Champions League title under Zinedine Zidane.

Final Score: Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus

Key Players: Cristiano Ronaldo (2 goals), Casemiro, Marco Asensio

1. 1959/60: Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt

This iconic final, often regarded as one of the greatest in football history, saw Real Madrid demolish Eintracht Frankfurt.

Ferenc Puskás and Alfredo Di Stéfano were unstoppable, with Puskás scoring four goals and Di Stéfano adding three.

This triumph epitomized the peak of Real Madrid's early dominance.

Final Score: Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt

Key Players: Alfredo Di Stéfano (3 goals), Ferenc Puskás (4 goals)

FAQ

What is the total number of UEFA Champions League and European Cup titles won by Real Madrid? Real Madrid has won a total of 14 UEFA Champions League and European Cup titles, making them the most successful team in the competition's history.

Which Real Madrid victory is considered the greatest in their Champions League history? The 1959/60 final against Eintracht Frankfurt is often considered the greatest, where Real Madrid won 7-3. Ferenc Puskás scored four goals and Alfredo Di Stéfano added three in a match that is widely regarded as one of the best in football history.

Who scored the most goals in a single Champions League final for Real Madrid? Ferenc Puskás scored four goals in the 1959/60 final against Eintracht Frankfurt, the most by any player in a single Champions League final for Real Madrid.

How many times has Real Madrid won the Champions League under Zinedine Zidane's management? Real Madrid won the Champions League three times consecutively under Zinedine Zidane's management, in the 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 seasons.

Which Real Madrid player scored a memorable bicycle kick in the Champions League final? Gareth Bale scored a memorable bicycle kick in the 2017/18 final against Liverpool, helping Real Madrid secure a 3-1 victory.

Who was the key player in Real Madrid's 2021/22 Champions League final win? Vinícius Júnior scored the decisive goal in the 1-0 win against Liverpool, but Thibaut Courtois was the standout performer with several crucial saves.

What was significant about Real Madrid's 1997/98 Champions League win? The 1997/98 Champions League win was significant as it ended Real Madrid’s 32-year wait for their seventh European title. Predrag Mijatović scored the only goal in the final against Juventus.

Which Real Madrid victory featured a dramatic late equalizer by Sergio Ramos? The 2013/14 final against Atlético Madrid featured a dramatic late equalizer by Sergio Ramos in the 93rd minute, leading to a 4-1 victory for Real Madrid after extra time.

How many goals did Cristiano Ronaldo score in the 2016/17 Champions League campaign? Cristiano Ronaldo scored 12 goals in the 2016/17 Champions League campaign, including two in the final against Juventus.

What makes Real Madrid's 1955/56 European Cup win special? The 1955/56 European Cup win is special because it was the inaugural edition of the competition, and Real Madrid triumphed 4-3 against Reims, marking the beginning of their dominance in European football.

Which Real Madrid victory featured Zinedine Zidane's famous volley? The 2001/02 final against Bayer Leverkusen featured Zinedine Zidane's famous volley, which helped secure a 2-1 victory for Real Madrid.

How many times has Real Madrid defeated Juventus in the Champions League finals? Real Madrid has defeated Juventus twice in the Champions League finals: in 1997/98 with a 1-0 victory and in 2016/17 with a 4-1 victory.

Who was Real Madrid's top scorer in the 2017/18 Champions League season? Cristiano Ronaldo was Real Madrid's top scorer in the 2017/18 Champions League season, with 15 goals.

Which Real Madrid victory is remembered for a goalkeeper's mistakes? The 2017/18 final against Liverpool is remembered for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius's mistakes, which contributed to Real Madrid's 3-1 victory.

What is the significance of Real Madrid's 2013/14 Champions League title? The 2013/14 Champions League title is significant as it marked Real Madrid's 10th European Cup/Champions League title, often referred to as "La Décima."

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