England's biggest European success stories

To mark Saint George's Day, UEFA.com pays homage to England's finest performers on the European stage.

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Most appearances by an English player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

130: Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
115: Gary Neville (Manchester United)
113: David Beckham (Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris)
111: John Terry (Chelsea)
108: Ashley Cole (Arsenal, Chelsea, Roma)
107: Frank Lampard (Chelsea, Manchester City)
96: Rio Ferdinand (Leeds United, Manchester United)
91: Jamie Carragher (Liverpool)
88: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
87: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick on his UEFA Champions League debut against Panathinaikos in 2004.
Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick on his UEFA Champions League debut against Panathinaikos in 2004.©Getty Images

Top-scoring English players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

34: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
30: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
25: Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
23: Frank Lampard (Chelsea, Manchester City)
19: Andy Cole (Manchester United)
18: Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
18: Peter Crouch (Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur)
17: David Beckham (Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris)
14: Michael Owen (Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester United)
13: Dennis Viollet (Manchester United)

Most appearances by English players in UEFA club competition*

150: Jamie Carragher (Liverpool)
137: Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
132: Frank Lampard (West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City)
130: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
124: John Terry (Chelsea)
120: Gary Neville (Manchester United)
119: David Beckham (Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris)
115: Rio Ferdinand (West Ham United, Leeds United, Manchester United)
113: Ashley Cole (Arsenal, Chelsea, Roma)
106: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United, Everton)

Steven Gerrard is a living legend on the red half of Merseyside.
Steven Gerrard is a living legend on the red half of Merseyside.©Getty Images

Top-scoring English players in UEFA club competition*

41: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
40: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United, Everton)
32: Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United)
29: Frank Lampard (West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City)
27: Michael Owen (Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester United)
26: Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
25: Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth)
24: Peter Crouch (Aston Villa, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City)
23: Andy Cole (Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers)
22: Martin Chivers (Tottenham Hotspur, Servette)

Steve McManaman in action for Real Madrid in 2002.
Steve McManaman in action for Real Madrid in 2002.©AFP/Getty Images

Englishmen with most appearances for non-English clubs in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

44: Steve McManaman (Real Madrid)
42: Owen Hargreaves (Bayern München)
32: David Beckham (Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris)
28: Fraser Forster (Celtic)
21: Trevor Steven (Rangers, Marseille)
20: Alan Thompson (Celtic), Chris Waddle (Marseille)
19: Mark Hateley (Monaco, Rangers)
18: Scott Sinclair (Celtic)
13: Paul Gascoigne (Rangers), Rod Wallace (Rangers)
11: Chris Woods (Rangers), Gary Stevens (Rangers)

First English side to win a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final

Manchester United 4-1 Benfica (1968)

First Englishman to score in a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final

Bobby Charlton (Manchester United 4-1 Benfica, 1968)

Manchester United beat Chelsea in an all-English final in 2008.
Manchester United beat Chelsea in an all-English final in 2008.

English clubs to reach the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final

5 wins/2 losses: Liverpool (won: 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005; lost: 1985, 2007)
3/2: Manchester United (won: 1968, 1999, 2008; lost: 2009, 2011)
2/0: Nottingham Forest (won: 1979, 1980)
1/1: Chelsea (won: 2012; lost: 2008)
1/0: Aston Villa (won: 1982)
0/1: Arsenal (lost: 2006)
0/1: Leeds United (lost: 1975)

English clubs to have competed in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

Manchester United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Burnley
Tottenham Hotspur
Ipswich Town
Everton
Liverpool
Manchester City
Leeds United
Arsenal
Derby County
Nottingham Forest
Aston Villa
Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United
Chelsea

First English side to win the European Cup Winners' Cup

Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Atlético Madrid (1963)

First Englishmen to win the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur 3-2agg Wolverhampton Wanderers (1972)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup
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