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UEFA Champions League winners by nation

Published: Wednesday 14 May 2014, 13.19CET
Club Atlético de Madrid's Arda Turan can become Turkey's first UEFA Champions League winner – UEFA.com takes a nationally oriented look at the past champions.
UEFA Champions League winners by nation
Arda Turan could be the first Turkish UEFA Champions League winner if Atlético prevail ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Wednesday 14 May 2014, 13.19CET

UEFA Champions League winners by nation

Club Atlético de Madrid's Arda Turan can become Turkey's first UEFA Champions League winner – UEFA.com takes a nationally oriented look at the past champions.

Should Club Atlético de Madrid beat Real Madrid CF in the Lisbon final, three more countries could claim their first UEFA Champions League winners*, with Arda Turan having the opportunity to become the first Turkish European champion.

Since the inaugural UEFA Champions League final in 1993, players from 37 nations – 26 European and 11 non-European – have figured on the winning side in a UEFA Champions League decider, with Spain represented the most times (46). That total is sure to rise regardless of who prevails in the all-Spanish showpiece on 24 May, but there is a chance for three more countries to achieve firsts: Arda can be Turkey's maiden winner; Atlético team-mates José María Giménez, Cristian Rodríguez and Diego Godín can lift the trophy for the first time for Uruguay; while Argentina's Diego Simeone can become the first non-European winning coach.

*winners = players who have played on the winning side in a UEFA Champions League final; no unused substitutes or unused squad players

Most represented nation among UEFA Champions League winners (non-UEFA nations in bold)
46 Spain
38 Italy
26 Germany, Brazil
24 France
20 England, Netherlands
18 Portugal
11 Argentina
5 Serbia
4 Croatia, Czech Republic
3 Norway, Sweden, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria
2 Finland, Georgia, Republic of Ireland, Wales
1 Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Ukraine, Australia, Mexico, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago

NB Individual appearances, not individual players – e.g. Wales's two appearances were both made by Ryan Giggs

Winning coaches by nationality
5 Spain, Italy
4 Germany
2 Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland
1 Belgium

NB Individual appearances, not individual coaches – e.g. Scotland's two wins were both achieved by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Nations with only one winner in a UEFA Champions League final (non-UEFA nations in bold)
Australia: Harry Kewell (Liverpool FC 2004/05)
Austria: David Alaba (FC Bayern München, 2012/13)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hasan Salihamidžić (FC Bayern München 2000/01)
Cameroon: Samuel Eto'o (FC Barcelona 2005/05 and 2008/09, FC Internazionale Milano 2009/10)
Denmark: Peter Schmeichel (Manchester United FC, 1998/99)
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Goran Pandev (FC Internazionale Milano 2009/10)
Georgia: Kakha Kaladze (AC Milan 2002/03 and 2006/07)
Mexico: Rafael Márquez (FC Barcelona 2005/06)
Poland: Jerzy Dudek (Liverpool FC 2004/05)
Romania: Cristian Chivu (FC Internazionale Milano 2009/10)
Russia: Dmitri Alenichev (FC Porto 2003/04)
Scotland: Paul Lambert (Borussia Dortmund 1996/97)
South Africa: Benni McCarthy (FC Porto 2003/04)
Switzerland: Stéphane Chapuisat (Borussia Dortmund 1996/97)
Trinidad & Tobago: Dwight Yorke (Manchester United FC 1998/99)
Ukraine: Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan 2002/03)
Wales: Ryan Giggs (Manchester United FC 1998/99 and 2007/08)

Last updated: 14/05/14 15.13CET

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