UEFA Champions League group stage records

Most games, most goals, quickest breakthroughs, fastest own goals, biggest wins, youngest, oldest, biggest wins, best campaigns and more.

Lionel Messi (57 group stage goals) contends with Iker Casillas (87 group stage appearances)
Lionel Messi (57 group stage goals) contends with Iker Casillas (87 group stage appearances) ©Getty Images

PLAYERS

Big numbers
Most appearances*: 89 – Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)
Most goals: 60 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Best strike rate**: 0.97 goals per game – Lionel Messi (60 goals in 62 group stage appearances)
Most goals in a single game: 5 – Luiz Adriano (BATE Borisov 0-7 Shakhtar Donetsk, 21 October 2014)
Most goals in a single campaign: 11 – Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 2015/16)

*does not include second group stage
**minimum ten goals scored

Jonas celebrates scoring within 11 seconds against Leverkusen
Jonas celebrates scoring within 11 seconds against Leverkusen©Getty Images

Speed records
Fastest goal: 10.96 seconds – Jonas (Valencia 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen, 1 November 2011)
Fastest own goal: 2 minutes 9 seconds – Iñigo Martínez (Manchester United 1-0 Real Sociedad, 23 October 2013)
Fastest hat-trick: 8 minutes – Bafétimbi Gomis (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 7 December 2011)

Age records
Youngest player in a group stage game: 16 years 87 days – Celestine Babayaro (Anderlecht 1-1 Steaua Bucureşti, 23 November 1994)
Youngest scorer in a group stage game: 17 years 195 days – Peter Ofori-Quaye (Rosenborg 5-1 Olympiacos, 1 October 1997)
Oldest player in a group stage game: 43 years 253 days – Marco Ballotta (Real Madrid 3-1 Lazio, 11 December 2007)
Oldest scorer in a group stage game: 38 years 59 days – Francesco Totti (CSKA Moskva 1-1 Roma, 25 November 2014)

CLUBS

Carles Puyol's all-time Barcelona five-a-side
Carles Puyol's all-time Barcelona five-a-side

Most campaigns*: 22 – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Porto
Highest points totals: 18 (six times) – AC Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03), Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15)
Lowest points totals: 0 (19 times) – most recently, Dinamo Zagreb and Club Brugge (2016/17)
Most goals scored in a single campaign: 24Paris Saint-Germain (2017/18)
Fewest goals scored in a single campaign: 0 (three times) – Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10), Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17)
Most goals conceded in a single campaign: 24 (twice) – BATE Borisov (2014/15), Legia Warszawa (2016/17)

*up to and including 2017/18

GAMES

Highlights: Dortmund 8-4 Legia
Highlights: Dortmund 8-4 Legia

Highest scoring group stage game: Borussia Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warszawa, 22 November 2016
Biggest margin of victory: 8-0 (twice)
Liverpool 8-0 Beşiktaş (6 November 2007), Real Madrid 8-0 Malmö (8 December 2015)
Highest-scoring draws: 4-4 (twice)
Hamburg 4-4 Juventus (13 September 2000), Leverkusen 4-4 Roma (20 October 2015)

All stats last updated 22 November 2017