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The Champions League

The Champions League


A Brief History Of The Champions League

Europe's premier club competition was launched exactly one month after UEFA's first-ever Congress, held in Vienna on 2 March 1955 yet, curiously, the so-called "European Cup" was not a UEFA initiative.

Many of UEFA's founder members were more interested in establishing a national team competition, the French sports daily L'Equipe and their then-editor Gabriel Hanot, were championing the cause for a European-wide club competition. Hanot, together with colleague Jacques Ferran, designed a blueprint for a challenge tournament to be played on Wednesdays under floodlights. The tournament initiated by L'Equipe did not stipulate that the participating teams had to be champions of their country, but they invited clubs who they considered the most fan appeal. Representatives of 16 clubs were invited to meetings on 2 and 3 April 1955 and the L'Equipe rules were unanimously approved.

The major turning point in the evolution of the competition came in the 1992/93 season when the UEFA Champions League, involving a group phase in addition to the traditional knock-out elements, was officially inaugurated after a pilot group stage during the previous season. The popularity of the group phase has witnessed the competition grow from eight to 32 teams with matches taking place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays across Europe.
Previous Winners Of The Champions League

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2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
Madrid
Rome
Moscow
Athens
Paris
Istanbul
Schalke
Old Trafford
Glasgow
Milan
Paris
Barcelona
Amsterdam
Munich
Rome
Vienna
Athens
Munich
Wembley
Internazionale 20 Bayern Munich
Barcelona 2 - 0 Man Utd
Man Utd 1 - 1 Chelsea (Pens 6-5)
AC Milan 2 - 1 Liverpool
Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal
Liverpool 3 - 3 AC Milan (Liverpool 3-2 on pens)
Porto 3-0 AS Monaco
AC Milan 0-0 Juventus (Pens 3-2)
Real Madrid 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bayern München 1-1 Valencia (Pens 5-4)
Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia
Man United 2-1 Bayern München
Real Madrid 1-0 Juventus
Dortmund 3-1 Juventus
Juventus 1-1 Ajax (Pens 4-2)
Ajax 1-0 AC Milan
AC Milan 4-0 Barcelona
Marseille 1-0 AC Milan
Barcelona 1-0 Sampdoria
UEFA Champions League 1992 - Date

1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960
1959
1958
1957
1956
Bari
Vienna
Barcelona
Stuttgart
Vienna
Seville
Brussels
Rome
Athens
Rotterdam
Paris
Madrid
Munich
Wembley
Rome
Glasgow
Paris
Brussels
Belgrade
Rotterdam
Wembley
Milan
Madrid
Wembley
Lisbon
Brussels
Milan
Vienna
Wembley
Amsterdam
Berne
Glasgow
Stuttgart
Brussels
Madrid
Paris
Red Star Belgrade 0-0 (Pens 5-3)
AC Milan 1-0 Benfica
AC Milan 4-0 Steaua Bucurest
PSV 0-0 Benfica (Pens 6-5)
Porto 2-1 Bayern München
Steaua 0-0 Barcelona (Pens 2-0)
Juventus 1-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-1 AS Roma (Pens 4-2)
Hamburg 1-0 Juventus
Aston Villa 1-0 Bayern München
Liverpool 1-0 Real Madrid
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hamburger SV
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Malmö FF
Liverpool 1-0 FC Brugge
Liverpool 3-1 Borussia Munchengladbach
Bayern München 1-0 St Etienne
Bayern München 2-0 Leeds United
Bayern München 4-0 Atletico Madrid
Ajax 1-0 Juventus
Ajax 2-0 Inter Milan
Ajax 2-0 Panathinaikos
Feyenoord 2-1 Celtic
AC Milan 4-1 Ajax Amsterdam
Man United 4-1 Benfica
Celtic 2-1 Inter Milan
Real Madrid 2-1 Partizan Belgrade
Internazionale 1-0 Benfica
Internazionale 3-1 Real Madrid
AC Milan 2-1 Benfica
Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid
Benfica 3-2 Barcelona
Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
Real Madrid 2-0 Stade Reims
Real Madrid 3-2 AC Milan
Real Madrid 2-0 Fiorentina
Real Madrid 4-3 Stade Reims