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Champions League quarter-final records and statistics

We open the quarter-final record book for the lowdown on the greatest last-eight feats.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 25 quarter-final goals
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 25 quarter-final goals Getty Images

Players

Most quarter-final appearances

UEFA Champions League
23 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
22
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
22 Gerard Piqué (Manchester United, Barcelona)
22
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
21 Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
21
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
21 Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)

UEFA Champions League stats handbook

European Cup
23 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
22
Paco Gento (Real Madrid)
22 Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
22 Gerard Piqué (Manchester United, Barcelona)
22
 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
21 Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
21
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
21 Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)

Famous quarter-final moments
Famous quarter-final moments

All-time quarter-final top scorers

UEFA Champions League
25 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
12 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
10 Raúl González (Real Madrid, Schalke)
9 Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus, AC Milan)
9 Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan)

European Cup
25 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
14 Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
12 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
10 Raúl González (Real Madrid, Schalke)
9 Paco Gento (Real Madrid)
9 Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus, AC Milan)
9 Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan)

Most goals in a quarter-final game

UEFA Champions League
4
Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Arsenal, 06/04/10)
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid v Bayern, 18/04/2017)
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid v Wolfsburg, 12/04/2016)
3 Ronaldo (Manchester United v Real Madrid, 23/04/2003)
3 Gerard López (Valencia v Lazio, 05/04/2000)
3 Filippo Inzaghi (Dynamo Kyiv v Juventus, 18/03/1998)

Lionel Messi after goal No4 against Arsenal in 2010
Lionel Messi after goal No4 against Arsenal in 2010©Getty Images

European Cup
4 Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Arsenal, 06/04/2010)
4 Sándor Kocsis (Barcelona v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 02/03/1960)
4 Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid v Wiener SC, 18/03/1959)
4 Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid v Sevilla, 23/01/1958)

Most goals in a quarter-final tie

UEFA Champions League only
5 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid v Bayern, 2016/17)
4 Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Arsenal, 2009/10)
4 Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus v Dynamo Kyiv, 1997/98)

Clubs

Most quarter-final appearances

UEFA Champions League
19
Bayern München*
18 Barcelona
17 Real Madrid*
14 Manchester United
12 Juventus
10 Chelsea*

*includes 2020/21

European Cup
36
Real Madrid*
31 Bayern München*
22 Barcelona
19 Juventus
19 Manchester United

*includes 2020/21

Most successive quarter-final appearances

UEFA Champions League/European Cup
13
Barcelona (2007/08–2019/20)
8 Real Madrid (2010/11–2017/18)
7 Bayern München (2011/12–2017/18)
7
Real Madrid (1997/98–2003/04)
7 Manchester United (1996/97–2002/03)

2017/18 quarter-final drama: Madrid v Juventus
2017/18 quarter-final drama: Madrid v Juventus

Most quarter-final aggregate wins

UEFA Champions League
14 Real Madrid
12 Barcelona
12 Bayern München*
8 Chelsea
7 Juventus
7 Manchester United

European Cup
30 Real Madrid
20 Bayern München*
15 Barcelona
12 Manchester United
12 Juventus

Most quarter-final aggregate losses

UEFA Champions League
7 Bayern München
7
Manchester United
6 Barcelona*
6 Porto
4
Arsenal
4 Benfica
4 Borussia Dortmund
4 Internazionale Milano
4 Paris Saint-Germain

European Cup
11 Bayern München
9 Benfica
7 Manchester United
7 Porto
6 Barcelona*
6 Real Madrid

*includes one-off 2019/20 tie

Most quarter-final wins (match)

UEFA Champions League
19 Real Madrid
18 Bayern München
16 Barcelona
12 Manchester United
9 Chelsea
9 Liverpool

European Cup
37 Real Madrid
32 Bayern München
22 Barcelona
19 Liverpool
18 Manchester United

Most quarter-final losses (match):
UEFA Champions League

10 Bayern München
10 Real Madrid
9 Barcelona
9
Manchester United
7 Chelsea
7 Borussia Dortmund
7 Internazionale Milano
7 Juventus
7 Porto

European Cup
23
Real Madrid
18 Benfica
16 Bayern München
12 Juventus
11 Manchester United

Most quarter-final goals scored

UEFA Champions League
66 Bayern München
66
Real Madrid
58 Barcelona
44 Manchester United
35 Chelsea

European Cup
141 Real Madrid
108 Bayern München
79 Barcelona
68 Manchester United
62 Liverpool

Most quarter-final goals conceded

UEFA Champions League
48 Bayern München
42 Barcelona
39 Real Madrid
34 Manchester United
29 Chelsea

European Cup
86 Real Madrid
74 Bayern München
53 Benfica
47 Manchester United
46 Barcelona

Biggest quarter-final win (match)

2019/20 highlights: Barcelona 2-8 Bayern
2019/20 highlights: Barcelona 2-8 Bayern

UEFA Champions League
8-2 Bayern München vs Barcelona (2019/20)
7-1
Manchester United vs Roma (2006/07)
6-1 Bayern München vs Porto (2014/15)
5-1 Barcelona v Shakhtar (2010/11)
5-1 Barcelona v Chelsea (1999/00)
4-0 Real Madrid v Tottenham (2010/11)
4-0 Bayern München v Kaiserslautern (1998/99)
4-0 Manchester United v Porto (1996/97)

European Cup
8-0 Real Madrid v Sevilla (1957/58)
8-2 Bayern München vs Barcelona (2019/20)
7-1 Manchester United v Roma (2006/07)
7-1 Real Madrid v Wiener SC (1958/59)
6-0 Benfica v Nürnberg (1961/62)

Biggest quarter-final win (aggregate)

UEFA Champions League
8-2 Real Madrid v APOEL (0-3 5-2) 2011/12
6-0 Bayern München v Kaiserslautern (2-0 0-4) 1998/99
6-1 Barcelona v Shakhtar (5-1 0-1) 2010/11
5-0 Real Madrid v Tottenham (4-0 0-1) 2010/11
5-0 AC Milan v Internazionale Milano (2-0 0-3*) 2004/05

*Second leg awarded as a 3-0 win following crowd disturbance

European Cup
10-2 Real Madrid v Sevilla (8-0, 0-2) 1957/58
9-2 Barcelona v Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-0, 5-2) 1959/60
8-1 AC Milan v Galatasaray (3-1, 5-0) 1962/63
7-0 Dynamo Kyiv v Beşiktaş (5-0 2-0) 1986/87

Most goals in a quarter-final tie

UEFA Champions League
12 Chelsea 7-5 Liverpool (2008/09)
11 Real Madrid 6-5 Manchester United (2002/03)
11 Chelsea 6-5 Bayern München (2004/05)
11 Manchester United 8-3 Roma (2006/07)
11 Bayern München 7-4 Porto (2014/15)

European Cup
14 Stade de Reims 8-6 MTK Hungaria (1955/56)
12 Chelsea 7-5 Liverpool (2008/09)
12 Real Madrid 10-2 Sevilla (1957/58)

Miscellaneous

UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

Bojan Krkić in 2008
Bojan Krkić in 2008©Getty Images

Youngest scorer
17 years, 218 days Bojan Krkić (Schalke 0-1 Barcelona) 01/04/2008

Biggest first-leg deficit recovered
1-4 Deportivo La Coruña 4-0 AC Milan (h, 2003/04)
1-4 Roma 3-0 Barcelona (h, 2017/18)

Ties decided in extra time
Ajax 1-1 3-2 Atlético (4-3 agg) 1996/97
Dortmund 0-0 1-0 Bayern (1-0 agg) 1997/98
Barcelona 1-3 5-1 Chelsea (6-4 agg) 1999/2000
Juventus 1-1 2-1 Barcelona (3-2 agg) 2002/03
Real Madrid 2-1 4-2 Bayern München (6-3 agg) 2016/17

Ties decided with penalty shoot-out
PSV Eindhoven 4-2 Lyon (2-2 agg) 2004/05

European Cup quarter-finals

Best win percentage (ties)

100% Hamburg, Leeds United, Steaua Bucureşti (W3 L0)
100% Nottingham Forest, Zürich (W2 L0)
100% Derby County, Dundee, Dundee United, Győr, Hibernian, Leipzig, Nantes, Real Sociedad, Widzew Łódź, Young Boys (W1 L0)
83.3% Real Madrid (W30 L6)
80% Chelsea (W8 L2)
75% Panathinaikos (W3 L1)

Most clubs by country to appear in last eight
19 Germany*
14 England
11 France
10 Spain
7 Italy

Check out ten great quarter-final strikes
Check out ten great quarter-final strikes

Most quarter-final appearances by country (including 2020/21)
82 Spain (Real Madrid 36, Barcelona 22, Atlético Madrid 10, Valencia 4, Deportivo 3, Villarreal 2, Sevilla 2, Athletic Club 1, Málaga 1, Real Sociedad 1)

71 England (Manchester United 19, Liverpool 16, Chelsea 10, Arsenal 7, Manchester City 5, Leeds United 3, Tottenham Hotspur 3, Aston Villa 2, Nottingham Forest 2, Everton 1, Derby County 1, Burnley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Leicester City 1)

68 Germany* (Bayern München 31, Borussia Dortmund 9, Borussia Mönchengladbach 3, Hamburg 3, Schalke 3, Dynamo Dresden 3, Bayer Leverkusen 2, Dynamo Berlin 2, Köln 2, Carl Zeiss Jena 1, Eintracht Braunschweig 1, Eintracht Frankfurt 1, Kaiserslautern 1, Leipzig 1, Nürnberg 1, Victoria 91 1, Werder Bremen 1, Wismut Aue 1, Wolfsburg 1)

54 Italy (Juventus 19, AC Milan 15, Internazionale Milano 12, Roma 4, Fiorentina 2, Atalanta 1, Lazio 1)

34 France (Paris Saint-Germain 7, Lyon 5, Monaco 5, Bordeaux 3, Marseille 3, Reims 3, St-Étienne 3, Nice 2, Auxerre 1, Nantes 1, Strasbourg 1)

27 Portugal (Benfica 17, Porto 9, Sporting CP 1)

25 Netherlands (Ajax 13, PSV Eindhoven 7, Feyenoord 3, FC Amsterdam 1, Sparta Rotterdam 1)

16 Scotland (Celtic 7, Rangers 5, Dundee 1, Dundee United 1, Hibernian 1)

14 Belgium (Anderlecht 7, Standard Liège 4, Club Brugge 2, Mechelen 1)

11 Serbia** (Crvena Zvezda 8, Partizan 3, Vojvodina 1)
11 Ukraine*** (Dynamo Kyiv 8, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2, Shakhtar Donetsk 1)

9 Austria (Rapid Wien 4, Austria Wien 2, Wiener SC 2, Wacker Innsbruck 1)
9 Czech Republic**** (Dukla Praha 4, Sparta Praha 3, Baník Ostrava 1, Hradec Králové 1)

8 Hungary (Újpest 3, Vasas 2, Ferencváros 1, Győr 1, MTK Budapest 1)
8 Sweden (IFK Göteborg 4, Åtvidaberg 1, Djurgården 1, IFK Malmö 1, Malmö FF 1)

7 Poland (Legia Warszawa 3, Górnik Zabrze 1, Ruch Chorzów 1, Widzew Łódź 1, Wisła Kraków 1)
7 Turkey (Galatasaray 5, Beşiktaş 1, Fenerbahçe 1)

6 Bulgaria (CSKA Sofia 6)
6 Greece (Panathinaikos 4, AEK Athens 1, Olympiacos 1)
6 Switzerland (Grasshoppers 2, Zürich 2, Basel 1, Young Boys 1)

5 Romania (Steaua Bucureşti 3, Dinamo Bucureşti 1, Universitatea Craiova 1)

4 Russia*** (Spartak Moskva 3, CSKA Moskva 1)

3 Croatia** (Hajduk Split 3)

2 Denmark (Aarhus 1, Brøndby 1)
2 Slovakia**** (Spartak Trnava 2)

1 Armenia*** (Ararat Yerevan 1)
1 Belarus*** (Dinamo Minsk 1)
1 Cyprus (APOEL 1)
1 Finland (Lahti 1)
1 Northern Ireland (Linfield 1)
1 Norway (Rosenborg 1)

Key
*Includes appearances representing former West Germany and East Germany
**Includes appearances representing former Yugoslavia
***Includes appearances representing former Soviet Union
****Includes appearances representing former Czechoslovakia
Note: there was no 'quarter-final' round in 1991/92, 1992/93 and 1993/94