Champions League group stage records and statistics

UEFA.com picks out the headline figures as the 26th group stage continues.

Lionel Messi took only 60 group games to reach 60 goals
Lionel Messi took only 60 group games to reach 60 goals ©Getty Images

Key facts

  • Barcelona, Porto, Real Madrid making 23rd group appearances
  • Madrid hold records for most points, goals and qualifications
  • Lionel Messi now five goals clear of Ronaldo on 65 group goals
  • Ronaldo closing on Xavi Hernández's outfield group appearance record
  • Debutants Crvena zvezda, Hoffenheim and Young Boys
  • Number of clubs to feature in group stage reaches 140

ALL STATISTICS ARE FOR GROUP GAMES SINCE 1992/93, NOT INCLUDING SECOND GROUP STAGE (1999/2000–2002/03)

Players

Most appearances
91
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)
80 Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
78 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)

Most goals
65 Lionel Messi
60 Cristiano Ronaldo
40 Karim Benzema

Most goals in a game
5
Luiz Adriano (BATE Borisov 0-7 Shakhtar, 21/10/14)

Most goals in a single group stage
11 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 2015/16)

Jonas scored within 11 seconds against Leverkusen
Jonas scored within 11 seconds against Leverkusen©Getty Images

Fastest goal
10.96 seconds
Jonas (Valencia 3-1 Leverkusen, 01/11/11)

Fastest own goal
2:09
Iñigo Martínez (Manchester United 1-0 Real Sociedad, 23/10/13)

Fastest hat-trick
8 minutes
Bafétimbi Gomis (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/11)

Youngest player
16 years 87 days
Celestine Babayaro (Steaua Bucureşti 1-1 Anderlecht, 23/11/94)

Youngest scorer
17 years 195 days
Peter Ofori-Quaye (Rosenborg 5-1 Olympiacos, 01/10/97)

Oldest player
43 years 253 days
Marco Ballotta (Real Madrid 3-1 Lazio, 11/12/07)

Oldest scorer
38 years 59 days
Francesco Totti (CSKA Moskva 1-1 Roma, 25/11/14)

Clubs

Madrid are eyeing a fourth straight triumph
Madrid are eyeing a fourth straight triumph©AFP/Getty Images

Most group campaigns by club
23 Barcelona*, FC Porto*, Real Madrid*
22 Bayern*, Manchester United*

Most points (2 points for a win in 1992/93, 1993/94 & 1994/95)
288
Real Madrid
279 Barcelona (285 if 3 points for a win throughout)

Most goals
324
Real Madrid
301 Barcelona

Most qualifications from group stage
22 Real Madrid

Most consecutive qualifications from group stage
21 Real Madrid (since 1997/98)

Most first-place group stage finishes
19 Barcelona

Most unbeaten group stage campaigns
11 Barcelona

Paris break group goals record against Celtic
Paris break group goals record against Celtic

Most wins in a single season
6 AC Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03), Real Madrid (2011/12, 2014/15)

Most draws in a single season
6 AEK Athens (2002/03)

Most goals scored in a single season
25
Paris Saint-Germain (2017/18)

Most goals conceded in a single campaign
24
BATE Borisov (2014/15), Legia Warszawa (2016/17)

Most total goals involving a single team (for and against)
33 Legia Warszawa (2016/17)

Fewest goals conceded in a single season
1 AC Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97, 2004/05), Valencia (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Chelsea (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16), Barcelona (2017/18)

Fewest goals scored in a single season
0
Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10), Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17)

Biggest group-winning points margin
11 Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03), Real Madrid (2014/15)

Fewest points to qualify (3 points for a win)
6 Zenit (2013/14)

Most points without going through
12 Paris Saint-Germain** (1997/98), Napoli (2013/14)

Matches

Dortumd 8-4 Legia
Dortumd 8-4 Legia

Most goals in a group game
12 Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warszawa (22/11/16)

Biggest margin of victory
8-0 Liverpool 8-0 Beşiktaş (06/11/07), Real Madrid 8-0 Malmö (08/12/15)

Highest-scoring draw
4-4 Hamburg 4-4 Juventus (13/09/00), Bayer Leverkusen 4-4 Roma (20/10/15)

Country records

Most group stage club campaigns
87 Spain*
84 England*
74 Germany*, Italy*

Most different national representatives
13 Germany*, Spain
10 England, France

Countries never represented
22
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Estonia, Faroe Islands, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Wales

*includes 2018/19
**finished second but not one of the two best runners-up that qualified

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