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UEFA Champions League final facts and figures

Published: Wednesday 7 May 2014, 16.22CET
UEFA.com looks at the key statistics from the UEFA Champions League final, including Spain's successes, record victories and the likelihood of extra time and penalties.
UEFA Champions League final facts and figures
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Published: Wednesday 7 May 2014, 16.22CET

UEFA Champions League final facts and figures

UEFA.com looks at the key statistics from the UEFA Champions League final, including Spain's successes, record victories and the likelihood of extra time and penalties.

• Since the 1992 advent of the UEFA Champions League, Spain are the most successful nation with six victories, one more than Italy. Spain's wins – 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2011 – came from nine final dates while Italy prevailed in 1994, 1996, 2003, 2007 and 2010 from their 11 appearances. England emerged victorious in 1999, 2005, 2008 and 2012 and were losing finalists in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 while Germany were winners in 1997, 2001 and 2013 and runners-up in 1999, 2002, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

• No team has played in more finals than AC Milan, who made their sixth appearance in 2007. They equalled Real Madrid CF's record of three victories with that triumph against Liverpool FC in Athens, a mark FC Barcelona also matched in 2011 after a final defeat of Manchester United FC.

• With 26, Italy has the most appearances per nation in all-time European Cup finals – of those, 12 have ended in victory and 14 in defeat. England has registered 12 wins from 19 finals. Spain has 22 final appearances (13 wins/nine defeats), Germany 17 (seven wins), Portugal nine (four wins) and the Netherlands eight (six wins).

• There have been four finals between teams from the same country: in 2000 Real Madrid beat Valencia CF 3-0 at the Stade de France; three years later Milan overcame Juventus on penalties at Old Trafford; in 2008 Manchester United ousted Chelsea FC in Moscow, also on spot kicks; and in 2013 FC Bayern München saw off Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at Wembley.

• In the previous 21 UEFA Champions League finals, there have been 15 outright wins and six matches decided by shoot-outs. A total of 54 goals have been scored, with the most common result being 2-1, which has happened on five occasions; there have been four 1-1 draws, and three finals have finished 1-0.

• Fifteen European Cup finals have gone to extra time. The finals of 1958, 1968, 1970 and 1992 were decided in the additional period, while the 1974 showpiece between Bayern and Club Atlético de Madrid ended 1-1 after 120 minutes, with Bayern winning a replay. The other ten finals were settled by a penalty shoot-out after extra time: in 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2012 when Chelsea pipped Bayern 4-3 on spot kicks after a 1-1 draw.

• Milan's 4-0 win against FC Barcelona in the 1994 final remains the biggest winning margin and the Rossoneri were also involved in the highest scoring showpiece when they shared six goals with Liverpool in 2005 before penalties. In terms of the European Cup, Madrid's 7-3 thrashing of Eintracht Frankfurt in 1960 remains the most impressive scoreline while Bayern (1974 v Atlético) and Milan (1989 v FC Steaua Bucureşti) also recorded 4-0 successes.

• No player has hit a hat-trick in a UEFA Champions League final. Daniele Massaro (Milan 1994), Karl-Heinz Riedle (Borussia Dortmund 1997), Hernán Crespo (Milan 2005), Filippo Inzaghi (Milan 2007) and Diego Milito (FC Internazionale Milano 2010) all struck twice. In European Cup terms, Ferenc Puskás scored four goals in Madrid's 7-3 defeat of Frankfurt in 1960, when Alfredo di Stéfano found the net three times; Puskás claimed another final hat-trick in 1962 with Pierino Prati (Milan 1969) the only other player to have managed a final treble.

• Just Raúl González (Madrid 2000 and 2002), Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona 2006 and 2009) and Lionel Messi (Barcelona 2009 and 2011) have scored in two UEFA Champions League finals – part of an exclusive club of 16 players to have netted in more than one European Cup showpiece. Di Stéfano and Puskás lead the list having each scored seven goals for Madrid.

• Paolo Maldini's goal 51 seconds into the 2005 showpiece is the fastest in a UEFA Champions League final.

• Jens Lehmann (2006) and Didier Drogba (2008) are the sole players to have been dismissed in a European Cup final.

• Clarence Seedorf is the only player to have lifted the European Cup with three clubs (AFC Ajax 1995, Real Madrid 1998, Milan 2003, 2007). Liverpool's Bob Paisley (1977, 1978, 1981) is the only coach to win three times.

• Ottmar Hitzfeld (Dortmund 1997, Bayern 2001), Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburger SV 1983), José Mourinho (FC Porto 2004, FC Internazionale Milano 2010) and Jupp Heynckes (Real Madrid 1998, Bayern 2013) are the only coaches to have landed the trophy with two clubs.

• Just two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

• No side has successfully defended the UEFA Champions League trophy, with Milan (1989, 1990) being the last club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) have all returned to the final as holders only to lose.

Last updated: 07/05/14 16.53CET

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