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Champions League quarter-final records and statistics

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have racked up the goals and appearances at this knockout stage; we open the quarter-final record book for the lowdown on all the best last-eight feats.

Quarter-final record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys striking in Manchester United's famous 7-1 with against Roma in 2007
Quarter-final record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys striking in Manchester United's famous 7-1 with against Roma in 2007 Manchester United via Getty Images

UEFA.com keeps track of all the UEFA Champions League quarter-final record holders.

Champions League stats handbook

Players

Which player has made the most appearances in the Champions League quarter-finals?

Lionel Messi: Every Champions League goal

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 Manuel Neuer (Schalke, Bayern)
21 Thomas Müller (Bayern)
21
Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)

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 Manuel Neuer (Schalke, Bayern)
21 Thomas Müller (Bayern)
21
Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)

Which player has scored the most goals in the Champions League quarter-finals?

Every Cristiano Ronaldo Champions League goal

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 Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus, AC Milan)
9 Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan)

Which player has scored the most goals in a Champions League quarter-final game?

UEFA Champions League
4
Lionel Messi (Barcelona vs Arsenal, 06/04/2010)
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid vs Bayern, 18/04/2017)
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg, 12/04/2016)
3 Ronaldo (Real Madrid vs Manchester United, 23/04/2003)
3 Gerard López (Valencia vs Lazio, 05/04/2000)
3 Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus vs Dynamo Kyiv, 18/03/1998)
3 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid vs Chelsea, 06/04/2022)

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

(player's team listed first even if away)

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

Which player has scored the most goals in a Champions League quarter-final tie?

UEFA Champions League only
5 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid vs Bayern, 2016/17)
4 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid vs Chelsea, 2021/22)
4 Lionel Messi (Barcelona vs Arsenal, 2009/10)
4 Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus vs Dynamo Kyiv, 1997/98)

Clubs

Which club has reached the Champions League quarter-finals the most times?

UEFA Champions League (including 2021/22)
20 Bayern München
18 Barcelona
18 Real Madrid
14 Manchester United
12 Juventus
11 Chelsea

European Cup (including 2021/22)
37
Real Madrid
32 Bayern München
22 Barcelona
19 Juventus
19 Manchester United
18 Benfica
17 Liverpool

Which club has reached the most successive Champions League quarter-finals?

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)

Which club has won the most Champions League quarter-final ties?

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

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

Which club has lost the most Champions League quarter-final ties?

UEFA Champions League
8 Bayern München
7 Barcelona*
7
Manchester United
6
Porto
5 Benfica
5
Juventus
4
Arsenal
4 Atlético de Madrid
4 Borussia Dortmund
4 Inter
4 Paris

European Cup
12 Bayern München
10 Benfica
7
Barcelona
7
Juventus
7
Manchester United
7 Porto
6 Barcelona*
6 Real Madrid

*includes one-off 2019/20 tie

Famous quarter-final moments

Which club has won the most Champions League quarter-final matches?

UEFA Champions League
20 Real Madrid
18 Bayern München
16 Barcelona
12 Manchester United
11 Chelsea
10
Liverpool

European Cup
38 Real Madrid
32 Bayern München
22 Barcelona
20 Liverpool
18 Manchester United

Which club has lost the most Champions League quarter-final matches?

UEFA Champions League
11 Bayern München
11 Real Madrid
9 Barcelona
9
Manchester United
8 Chelsea
7 Borussia Dortmund
7 Inter
7 Juventus
7 Porto

European Cup
24
Real Madrid
19 Benfica
17 Bayern München
12 Juventus
11 Manchester United

Which club has scored the most Champions League quarter-final goals?

UEFA Champions League
71 Real Madrid
67
Bayern München
58 Barcelona
44 Manchester United
39 Chelsea

European Cup
146 Real Madrid
109 Bayern München
79 Barcelona
68 Liverpool
68
Manchester United

Which club has conceded the most Champions League quarter-final goals?

UEFA Champions League
50 Bayern München
43 Real Madrid
42
Barcelona
35 Chelsea
34
Manchester United

European Cup
90 Real Madrid
76 Bayern München
59 Benfica
47 Manchester United
46 Barcelona

What is the biggest win in a Champions League quarter-final match?

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 vs Shakhtar (2010/11)
5-1 Barcelona vs Chelsea (1999/00)
4-0
Real Madrid vs Tottenham (2010/11)
4-0 Barcelona v Bayern München (2008/09)
4-0 Deportivo La Coruña v AC Milan (2003/04)
4-0 
Bayern München vs Kaiserslautern (1998/99)
4-0 
Manchester United vs Porto (1996/97)

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

What is the biggest aggregate win in a Champions League quarter-final tie?

UEFA Champions League
8-2 Real Madrid vs APOEL (0-3 5-2) 2011/12
6-0 Bayern München vs Kaiserslautern (2-0 0-4) 1998/99
6-1 Liverpool v Porto (2-0 4-1) 2018/19
6-1
Barcelona vs Shakhtar (5-1 0-1) 2010/11
5-0 Real Madrid vs Tottenham (4-0 0-1) 2010/11
5-0 AC Milan vs Inter (2-0 0-3*) 2004/05
*Second leg awarded as a 3-0 win following crowd disturbance

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

Which Champions League quarter-final tie produced the most goals?

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

Bojan Krkić in 2008
Bojan Krkić in 2008©Getty Images

Who is the youngest scorer in the Champions League quarter-finals?

17 years 217 days Bojan Krkić (Schalke 0-1 Barcelona) 01/04/2008

What is the biggest first-leg deficit overturned in the Champions League quarter-finals?

1-4 Deportivo La Coruña 4-0 AC Milan (2003/04)
1-4
Roma 3-0 Barcelona (2017/18)

Which Champions League quarter-final ties have gone to extra time?

Ajax 1-1 3-2 Atlético (1996/97)
Dortmund 0-0 1-0 Bayern München (1997/98)
Barcelona 1-3 5-1 Chelsea (1999/2000)
Juventus 1-1 2-1 Barcelona (2002/03)
Real Madrid 2-1 4-2 Bayern München (2016/17)
Real Madrid 3-1 2-3 Chelsea (2021/22)

Which Champions League quarter-final ties were decided by a penalty shoot-out?

PSV Eindhoven 4-2 Lyon, 2-2 agg (2004/05)

Which team has the best win percentage in Champions League/European Cup quarter-final ties?

100% Hamburg, Leeds United, Steaua Bucureşti (W3 L0)
100% Nottingham Forest, Zürich (W2 L0)
100% Derby County, Dundee, Dundee United, Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Dinamo 1948, Győr, Hibernian, Leipzig, Malmö FF, Nantes, Real Sociedad, Widzew Łódź, Young Boys (W1 L0)
83.8% Real Madrid (W31 L6)
75% Panathinaikos (W3 L1)
73.3% AC Milan (W11 L4)
72.7% Chelsea (W8 L3)

Which country has had the most different teams in the Champions League quarter-finals?

19 Germany*
14 England
11 France
10 Spain
7 Italy

Great Champions League quarter-final goals

Which country has had most teams in the Champions League quarter-finals?

85 Spain (Real Madrid 37, Barcelona 22, Atlético Madrid 11, Valencia 4, Deportivo 3, Villarreal 3, Sevilla 2, Athletic Club 1, Málaga 1, Real Sociedad 1)
75
England (Manchester United 19, Liverpool 17, Chelsea 11, Arsenal 7, Manchester City 6, 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)
69
Germany* (Bayern München 32, 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, Inter 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)
28
Portugal (Benfica 18, 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, Aberdeen 1, 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)
3
Slovakia**** (Spartak Trnava 3)
2
Denmark (Aarhus 1, Brøndby 1)
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