The UEFA final for the 2021/22 season took place on May 29, and it was full of drama – both on and off the pitch.
’s Liverpool saw their chances of a treble season slip out of their fingers as Carlo Ancelotti’s won thanks to a goal from Vinicius Jr and an incredible goalkeeping display from
It was a tense game even before the first whistle was blown, as kick-off was delayed over half an hour as chaos ensued outside the gates, with
The Champions League final is never a small occasion – and this year was certainly no different.
Now that Real Madrid have been crowned the winners this year, many have been wondering who has won the most UCL titles.
So, which team and players have won the most Champions League finals?
Which team has won the most Champions League finals?
That honour belongs to the winners of 2021/22 final – Real Madrid – with their victory over Liverpool giving them their 14th European Cup.
They are way out in front too, as the second team with the most Champions League titles is AC Milan with seven trophies, followed by Liverpool and Bayern Munich tied with six.
The UEFA Champions League – originally called the European Cup before it its name change in the 1992-93 season – has been around since 1955, with 22 different champions from 13 different countries.
You can find a full list of Champions League winners over on
What players have won the most Champions League finals?
Unsurprisingly, the players that have won the most Champions League finals have largely won the trophy whilst playing for Real Madrid.
Los Blancos trio , Dani Carvajal and Luka Modrić have drawn level with on five UCL titles thanks to their victory in Paris.
Ronaldo was the first player to win five UEFA Champions League titles. He first won it with Manchester United in 2008 before adding further trophies with Real Madrid in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Here are the players with the most Champions League final wins:
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – Five
- Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid) – Five
- Luka Modrić (Real Madrid) – Five
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid) – Five
- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – Four
- Casemiro (Real Madrid) – Four
- Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) – Four
- Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) – Four
- Isco (Real Madrid) – Four
- Marcelo (Real Madrid) – Four
- Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) – Four
- Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, Milan) – Four
When will the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League begin?
If you’re already missing the Champions League, don’t fret, there is;t too long to wait for the new one to begin.
The group stages begin on September 7, but qualifications for the final places in the campaign begin on June 21, 2022.
There will be no Champions League fixtures from late November through to late December, as all football tournaments and leagues will take a pause to make room for the
Qualifying Stage (played in 2022)
- Preliminary round semifinals: June 21
- Preliminary round final: June 24
- First Qualifying Rd.: July 5-6 (Leg 1) & July 12-13 (Leg 2)
- Second Qualifying Rd.: July 19-20 (Leg 1) & July 26-27 (Leg 2)
- Third Qualifying Rd.: Aug. 2-3 (Leg 1) & Aug. 9 (Leg 2)
- Playoffs: Aug. 16-17 (Leg 1), Aug. 23-24 (Leg 2)
Group stage (32 teams):
- Matchday 1: Sept. 6-7
- Matchday 2: Sept. 13-14
- Matchday 3: Oct. 4-5
- Matchday 4: Oct. 11-12
- Matchday 5: Oct. 25-26
- Matchday 6: Nov. 1-2
Knockout stage (played in 2023):
- Rd. of 16: Feb. 14/15 & 21/22 (Leg 1) & Mar. 7/8 & 14/15 (Leg 2)
- Quarterfinals: April 11-12 (Leg 1) & April 18-19 (Leg 2)
- Semifinals: May 9-10 (Leg 1), & May 16-17 (Leg 2)
- Final: June 10
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