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Champions League semi-final records and statistics

Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappé and more – from goals and appearances to most wins and youngest scorers, we get the lowdown on the greatest last-four feats in the UEFA Champions League and European Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a 2008/09 Champions League semi-final goal in his first spell at Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a 2008/09 Champions League semi-final goal in his first spell at Manchester United Getty Images

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

UEFA Champions League stats handbook

Players

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

UEFA Champions League
21 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)
17
Xabi Alonso (Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern München)
16
Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
16 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
16 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
16 Toni Kroos (Bayern München, Real Madrid)
15 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
15
Thomas Müller (Bayern München)
14
Dani Alves (Barcelona, Juventus)
14 Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
14 John Terry (Chelsea)
14
Edwin van der Sar (Ajax, Manchester United)
14
Víctor Valdés (Barcelona)
14 Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)

European Cup
21 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)
19
Paco Gento (Real Madrid)
17 Xabi Alonso (Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern München)
16 Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
16 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
16 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
16 Toni Kroos (Bayern München, Real Madrid)
15
Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
15
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
15 Thomas Müller (Bayern München)

Cristiano Ronaldo's semi-final goals record

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

UEFA Champions League
13 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)
8 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
7 Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern München)
6 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
5 Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
5 Jari Litmanen (Ajax)
4 Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
4 Thomas Müller (Bayern München)
4 Arjen Robben (Bayern München)
4 Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan)
4 Zinédine Zidane (Juventus, Real Madrid)
4 Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)

European Cup
13 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)
11 Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
8 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
7
Ferenc Puskás (Real Madrid)
7 Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern München)
6 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
5 Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
5 Eusébio (Benfica)
5 Jari Litmanen (Ajax)

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

UEFA Champions League/European Cup
4 Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid, 24/04/2013)

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

UEFA Champions League/European Cup
4 Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid, 2012/13)
4 Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus vs Monaco, 1997/98)
4 Alfred Pfaff (Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers, 1959/60)

Robert Lewandowski's four goals for Dortmund against Madrid

Clubs

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

UEFA Champions League (including 2021/22)
15
Real Madrid
12 Barcelona
12 Bayern München
8 Chelsea
7 Juventus
7 Manchester United

European Cup (including 2021/22)
31
Real Madrid
20 Bayern München
16 Barcelona
12 AC Milan
12 Juventus
12 Liverpool
12 Manchester United

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

UEFA Champions League/European Cup
8 Real Madrid (2010/11–2017/18)
6 Barcelona (2007/08–2012/13)
5 Real Madrid (1955/56–1959/60)
5 Bayern München (2011/12–2015/16)

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

UEFA Champions League
8 Real Madrid
6
Juventus
6 Bayern München*
5 AC Milan*
5 Barcelona*
5 Liverpool
4 Manchester United

European Cup
17 Real Madrid
11 Bayern München*
10
AC Milan*
10 Liverpool
9 Juventus
7 Barcelona*
7 Benfica

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

UEFA Champions League
7 Barcelona
7 Real Madrid
6 Bayern München
5 Chelsea
4 Monaco*
*includes one-off 1993/94 & 2019/20 ties

European Cup
14 Real Madrid
9 Bayern München
9 Barcelona
7 Manchester United
5 Chelsea

Classic semi-final moments

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

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

European Cup
27 Real Madrid
18 Bayern München
14 Liverpool
12 Juventus
11 AC Milan
11 Manchester United

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

UEFA Champions League
11 Real Madrid
9 Barcelona
8 Bayern München
4 Ajax
4 Chelsea
Juventus
4 Liverpool
4 Monaco
4 Paris

European Cup
22
Real Madrid
14 Barcelona
12 Bayern München
8 AC Milan
8 Juventus

Classic semi-final moments featuring Ronaldo and Griezmann

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

UEFA Champions League
42 Real Madrid
36
Bayern München
30 Juventus
24 Barcelona
21 Liverpool
21 Manchester United

European Cup
96 Real Madrid
62 Bayern München
43 Liverpool
41 Juventus
39 AC Milan
34 Barcelona

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

UEFA Champions League
36 Real Madrid
31
Barcelona
31
Bayern München
19 Juventus
17 Chelsea
16 Liverpool
16 Monaco

European Cup
79 Real Madrid
46 Bayern München
45 Barcelona
32 Manchester United
29 Juventus

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

UEFA Champions League
4-0
Bayern München vs Barcelona (23/04/2013)
4-0
Real Madrid vs Bayern München (29/04/2014)
4-0
Liverpool vs Barcelona (07/05/2019)
(winning team listed first even if away)

European Cup
6-0 Real Madrid vs Zurich (07/05/1964)

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

UEFA Champions League
7-0 Bayern München vs Barcelona (4-0, 3-0) 2012/13

European Cup
12-4 Eintracht Frankfurt vs Rangers (6-1, 6-3) 1959/60

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

UEFA Champions League
13 Liverpool 7-6 Roma (5-2, 2-4) 2017/18

European Cup
16 Eintracht Frankfurt 12-4 Rangers (6-1, 6-3) 1959/60

Watch what happened when Liverpool met Roma in 2018

Miscellaneous

Who is the oldest player to feature in the Champions League semi-finals?

41 years 206 days Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea 1-3 Atlético de Madrid) 30/04/2014

Who is the oldest scorer in the Champions League semi-finals?

37 years 148 days Ryan Giggs (Schalke 0-2 Manchester United) 26/04/2011

Who is the youngest player to feature in the Champions League semi-finals?

17 years 2 days Rayan Cherki (Lyon 0-3 Bayern) 19/08/2020

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

18 years, 140 days Kylian Mbappé (Juventus 2-1 Monaco) 09/05/2017

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

0-3 Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (2018/19)

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

Chelsea 1-1, 3-2 Liverpool (2007/08)
Manchester City 4-3, 1-3 Real Madrid (2021/22)

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

Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea, 1-1 agg (2006/07)
Real Madrid 1-3 Bayern München, 3-3 agg (2011/12)

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

100% Nottingham Forest, Stade de Reims, Valencia (W2 L0)
100% Aston Villa, Bayer Leverkusen, Club Brugge, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fiorentina, Malmö, Partizan (W1 L0)
87.5% Benfica (W7 L1)
83.3%
AC Milan (W10 L2), Liverpool (W10 L2)
75% Juventus (W9 L3)

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

10 England
9 Germany
8 France
7 Spain
5 Italy
5 Scotland

Villarreal reached the 2005/06 semi-finals
Villarreal reached the 2005/06 semi-finals©Getty Images

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

59 Spain (Real Madrid 31, Barcelona 16, Atlético Madrid 6, Valencia 2, Villarreal 2, Deportivo La Coruña 1, Real Sociedad 1)
46
England (Liverpool 12, Manchester United 12, Chelsea 8, Leeds United 3, Manchester City 3, Arsenal 2,  Nottingham Forest 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Aston Villa 1, Derby County 1)
35
Italy (Juventus 12, AC Milan 12, Internazionale Milano 8, Roma 2, Fiorentina 1)
34
Germany* (Bayern München 20 Borussia Dortmund 4, Hamburg 3, Borussia Mönchengladbach 2, Bayer Leverkusen 1, Eintracht Frankfurt 1, Köln 1, Leipzig 1, Schalke 1)
17
France (Monaco 4, Paris Saint-Germain 3, Lyon 2, Marseille 2, Stade de Reims 2, St-Étienne 2, Bordeaux 1, Nantes 1)
14
Netherlands (Ajax 9, PSV Eindhoven 3, Feyenoord 2)
11
Portugal (Benfica 8, Porto 3)
8
Scotland (Celtic 4, Dundee 1, Dundee United 1, Hibernian 1, Rangers 1)
4
Belgium (Anderlecht 2, Club Brugge 1, Standard Liège 1)
4 Romania (Steaua Bucureşti 3, Dinamo Bucureşti 1)
4 Serbia** (Crvena Zvezda 3, Partizan 1)3 Greece (Panathinaikos 3)
3 Hungary (Újpest 1, Vasas 1, Győr 1)
3
Switzerland (Zürich 2, Young Boys 1)
3
Ukraine*** (Dynamo Kyiv 3)
2
Austria (Rapid Wien 1, Austria Wien 1)
2 Bulgaria (CSKA Sofia 2)
2
Poland (Widzew Łódź 1, Legia Warszawa 1)
2 Sweden (IFK Göteborg 1, Malmö 1)
1
Czech Republic**** (Dukla Praha)
1 Russia*** (Spartak Moskva 1)
1 Slovakia**** (Spartak Trnava 1)
1 Turkey (Galatasaray 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 'semi-final' round in 1991/92 and 1992/93, 1993/94 was played over one match