We at PledgeSports are taking a look back the previous Uefa Champions League winners from the last 20 years. A total of 22 clubs have won the Champions League/European Cup. Real Madrid hold the record for the most victories, having won the competition 12 times, including the inaugural competition. They have also won the competition the most times in a row, winning it five times from 1956 to 1960.
Top 10 Club Performances –
Real Madrid 13
AC Milan 7
Bayern Munich 6
Here the run down of the champions league winners from the past 20 years below –
1997-98 Winners – Real Madrid
Real Madrid defeated Juventus 1-0 in Italy to win the Champions League trophy for the 7th time.
1998-99 Winners – Manchester United
Manchester United were added to the list of champions league winners in 1999 as they claimed their famous treble when they came from behind to defeat Bayern Munich 2-1. A comeback that will long live in our memory.
1999-00 Winners – Real Madrid
Infront of 80,000 in attendance, Real won their 8th title and defeated Valencia 3-0. A comfortable win for the Los Blancos.
2000-01 Winners – Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich defeated Valencia on penalties in the 2001 Uefa Champions League final and got their justice after failing to win in 1999 against Manchester United and joined the list of champions league winners.
2001-02 Winners – Real Madrid
Real Madrid claimed yet another champions league trophy in 2002 when they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in Hampden Park, Glasgow.
2002-03 Winners – Milan
AC Milan beat their Italian rivals Juventus in the 2003 Champions league final on penalties. The final took place at Old Trafford in Manchester.
2003-04 Winners – Porto
Porto where the suprise winners of the 2004 UEFA Champions League when they came through the final to beat Monaco 3-0. It was Jose Mourinho’s first major triumph as a manager before joining Chelsea.
2004-05 Winners – Liverpool
One of the best finals we will ever see, Liverpool trailed AC Milan 3-0 at half-time. A team talk from Benitez and a captain’s display from Gerrard insured Liverpool to a 3-3 comeback in the second half. Liverpool went on to win on penalties and Jerzey Dudek became the hero for the Reds. It was Liverpool’s 5th European triump as they joined some of the elite teams in the list of champions league winners.
2005-06 Winners – Barcelona
Barcelona beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Stade de France in the 2006 final. A sending off for Arsenal made it difficult for the Gunners to get into the game. Although they probably deserved the win overall, Barcelona were the ones who struck twice to ensure the win.
2006-07 Winners – AC Milan
Milan got their revenge just 2 years after the Istanbul crisis. A 2-1 win in Athens insured Milan victory over Liverpool.
2007-08 Winners – Manchester United
An all English affair made up the 2008 Champions League final in Moscow. The famous John Terry slip paved the way for United to come out as victorious in the penalty shoot-out.
2008-09 Winners – Barcelona
Barcelona defeated a spirited United team in Rome in the 2009 final. Goals from Eto’o and Lionel Messi was good enough to win the game 2-0.
2009-10 Winners – Inter Milan
A new and reformed Inter side took on Bayern Munich in the Santiago Bernabeu in Spain. Diego Milito was on fire and put on a man of the match performance to insure Mourinho’s side of victory.
2010-11 Winners – Barcelona
One of the greatest Barcelona sides took on Manchester United at the new Wembley stadium in London. A 3-1 scoreline meant that Barca were victorious despite a great display from the Red Devils.
2011-12 Winners – Chelsea
A dramatic campaign for the Blues ending in even more dramatic fashion. A late Drogba header was good enough to force the game into extra-time against Bayern Munich. Chelsea took the bull by the horn and it was Didier again that stroke the decisive winning penalty past Manuel Neuer.
2012-13 Winners – Bayern Munich
The 2013 Uefa Champions league winners were Bayern Munich who defeated their German rivals Borussia Dortmund at Wembley. The game finished 2-1.
2013-14 Winners – Real Madrid
Madrid were forced to extra time to defeat their closest rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1. Real claimed “La Decima” and became 10 time champions league winners.
2014-15 Winners – Barcelona
Barcelona were back in the final in 2015 were they played and beat Italian giants Juventus in Berlin. The game ended in 3-1 where Neymar and Suarez were both on the scoresheet.
2015-16 Winners – Real Madrid
It was another heartache for Atletico Madrid as they fell short on penalties against their bitter rivals Real Madrid in the 2016 Uefa Champions League final.
2016-17 Winners – Real Madrid
First time back to back winners of the UEFA Champions League, they dominated the game against Juventus and a convincing 4-1 victory was the icing on the cake to win their 12th title.
2018 – 19 Winners – Liverpool FC
Liverpool are champions of Europe for the sixth time after a 2-0 defeat of Premier League rivals Tottenham in Madrid. Jürgen Klopp, was Liverpool manager and Virgil Van Dijk was man of the match.
2019 – 2020 Winners – Bayern Munich
In a severely disrupted football season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bayern Munich did not lose one game on their way to winning the Champions League.
The Bundesliga champions played 11 games in the Champions League this season and won all of them, culminating in the final, where they beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0.
No other team has achieved this great feat in Champions League football.
2020 – 2021 Winners – Chelsea
In an all English final on 29th May, Chelsea were crowned European champions for the second time after Kai Havertz’s first-half goal sealed 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the 2021 UEFA Champions League final
Chelsea have won one other title back in 2012.
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