Most Successful European Football Club

Real Madrid CF are by far the Most Successful European Football Club in (recognized) International Competitions.

Liverpool Fc (The Reds) are the Most Successful British Football Club in (recognized) International Competitions.


Most Successful European Football Club in (Recognised) International Competitions
1Real Madrid CFSpain43132426
2AC MilanItaly1375218
3FC BarcelonaSpain355417
4Liverpool FcEngland163414
5FC Bayern MunichGermany22612114
6Juventus FCItaly22321111
7AFC AjaxNetherlands2412110
8Inter MilanItaly12339
9Atlético MadridSpain13318
10Manchester United FcEngland1131118
Key Notes:
1- Updated as of 14 May 2021
2- FIFA CWC denotes: FIFA Club World Cup
3- IC denotes: Intercontinental Cup
4- UEFA CL denotes: UEFA Champions League/ European Cup
5- UEFA EL denotes: UEFA Europa League/ UEFA Cup
6- UEFA SC denotes: UEFA Super Cup
7- UEFA ECL denotes: UEFA Europa Conference League (due to commence from 2021-22 Season)
8- UEFA CWC denotes: UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
9- UEFA IC denotes: UEFA Intertoto Cup


Interesting Key Stats:

– After winning the Champions League 2018-19 Title, UEFA Super Cup 2019 and FIFA Club World Cup 2019; the Reds became the first British Football Club to win the Continental Treble in the same calendar year

– The Italian Serie A side Juventus FC are the only the European Football Club to have won every (recognized) Competitions except the FIFA Club World Cup and the (upcoming) UEFA Europa Conference League

– By winning the Champions League 2017-18 Title; the Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid CF became the first European Football Club to win 3 straight European Cup/ Champions League Finals for the second time

– The German Bundesliga side FC Bayern Munich achieved the most consecutive UEFA Champions League Match victories – winning 15 on the trot (spanning 2019-20 Season and 2020-21 Season)

– FC Bayern Munich also equalled the record of 15 consecutive wins in a European competition set by the Spanish La Liga side Atlético Madrid in the UEFA Europa League (spanning 2011-12 Season and 2012-13 Season)


Verdict: The total number of Trophies won by Real Madrid CF in (recognized) International Competitions seems unlikely to be overtaken by any other Clubs in the foreseeable future.

Real Madrid CF are undoubtedly the Giants of European and World Football.