Top 10 Great Club With The Most European Championships

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For European soccer clubs, there is no greater glory. As Barcelona became the last club to reach the Champions League quarterfinals, here we examine the teams who have won the most European championships since the inception of the European cup in 1955.

10. Juventus - 2 Championships

Italian titans Juventus have won the European Championship twice, once in 1985 and again in 1996, and have been runners-up 5 times. The 1985 victory was unfortunately marred by the Heysel stadium disaster, in which 39 Juventus fans died.

9. Benfica - 2 Championships

Benfica holds the same record as Juventus in European competition; 2 cup victories and 5 runner-ups. The last 50 years of European competition have been less kind to Benfica, and the last time they were runner-up in the tournament was in 1990.

8. Inter Milan - 3 Championships

Inter Milan
Inter won the first two championships in 1964, 1965. But the club had to wait 45 years to claim their third title. In 2010, under coach Jose Mourinho, Inter won the Champion League and added a 3rd European Championship title to their name.

7. Manchester United - 3 Championships

Manchester United
Although they may have fallen on hard times recently, there’s no denying that Manchester United spent the better part of the last two decades being the most feared English club in the world under longtime coach Alex Ferguson.

6. AFC Ajax - 4 Championships

AFC Ajax
Dutch club Ajax, based out of Amsterdam, were one of the most successful clubs of the 20th century. They’ve won the Champions League 4 times in 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1995.

5. Barcelona - 4 Championships

Indeed, three of their Champions League titles have come in the last eight years, in 2006, 2009 and 2011. And this year will be looking to add a 5th championship.

4. Liverpool - 5 Championships

Liverpool is the most successful English club in terms of European competition, with five Champions League victories. They won in 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, and 2005, and have been runner-up in 1985 and 2007.

3. Bayern Munich - 5 Championships

Bayern Munich
Defending champions Bayern Munich added their 5th championship during the 2013 Champions League final last year against domestic rivals Borussia Dortumnd. They also hold the 1974, 1975, 1976 and 2001 titles.

2. AC Milan - 7 Championships

AC Milan
AC Milan has an astounding 7 Champions League titles to their name. Absolutely, they are the most successful Italian club in European competition.

1. Real Madrid - 10 Championships

Real Madrid
Real Madrid is the most successful European club in European Cup/Champions League competition by a fairly large margin. Last year, they just accomplished their long-awaited tenth champion.

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