The latest UEFA Champions League statistics handbook is an invaluable and informative online guide to everything you need to know about the history of Europe's premier club competition.
Split into three detailed sections, the handbook is available to download as PDF files on UEFA.com (see below). Covering everything from past finals to key facts and figures and all-time records, it is a truly comprehensive compendium which will be updated throughout the season.
Facts and figures
Which side has featured in the UEFA Champions League 19 times, but is not in this season's competition? What is the most successful nation in UEFA Champions League history? Who has the best win percentage? Who scored eight times in 2007 to rack up the biggest margin of victory in the competition? How many goals behind all-time leading scorer Raúl González are the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo? This is every football fanatic's dream chapter, categorically leaving no stone unturned.
This segment is devoted to providing an all-inclusive history of European Cup finals, since the inaugural edition in 1956. As well as detailing the scores, scorers and lineups from each final, we also list every captain to have lifted the trophy, winning coaches and a host of other statistics specific to the biggest game in European club football. Who is the only coach older than Jupp Heynckes to have guided a team to glory? Who is the only player to have landed the European Cup with three different clubs? Find out here.
All manner of stats are included here. Did you know that Feyenoord's 12-2 first-leg victory over KR Reykjavík in the 1969/70 first round remains the record score for a single game? Or that the great AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini has made 11 more European Cup appearances than any other player? There is plenty more of the same here.
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