Women's Champions League number crunching

As the knockouts begin, we pick out key figures from 15 seasons of UEFA women's club competition, with 5,206 players from over 200 clubs involved in 1,364 matches.

Anja Mittag, now with Paris, need four goals to be the first ever play to 50
Anja Mittag, now with Paris, need four goals to be the first ever play to 50 ©FC Rosengård/www.striner.se

Clubs
This season
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• Past winners involved this season: FFC Frankfurt (2002, 2006, 2008, 2015), Olympique Lyonnais (2011, 2012), Wolfsburg (2013, 2014)

• Other past finalists: Fortuna Hjørring (2003), Zvezda-2005 (2009), Paris Saint-Germain (2015)

• Debutants: KIF Örebro, Chelsea, Atlético Madrid

• This is the second season with three teams from one nation. Germany also had three in 2010, when Turbine Potsdam won and beat holders Duisburg in the semi-finals. Bayern München went out in the round of 16 (the only German entrants ever not to win on debut).

• Frankfurt – last season in Berlin – became the first team in the UEFA Women's Champions League era to win in their home country. Of this year's Italian hopefuls, Verona reached the 2008 semi-finals and Brescia lost to Lyon in the last 32 on their debut 12 months ago.

Frankfurt will equal more records if they reach the final
Frankfurt will equal more records if they reach the final©Sportsfile

Records:
Most participations
: KÍ (FRO) 15 – eliminated

Most quarter-finals: Arsenal (ENG) 12

Most semis: Frankfurt (GER), Umeå (SWE) 7

Most finals: Frankfurt (GER) 6

Most titles: Frankfurt (GER) 4

Most matches played: Arsenal (ENG) 79 – if Frankfurt reach the final they will equal mark

Most match wins: Frankfurt (GER) 49

Most goals scored: Turbine Potsdam (GER) 236 – Frankfurt are 15 behind, Lyon are 17 adrift

Fewest defeats: Foroni Verona (ITA, 2003/04), Lazio (ITA, 2002/03), Sursee (SUI, 2002/03), Ayr United (SCO, 2001/02) were all eliminated on their only appearances without losing – Sursee and Foroni did not concede a goal

• Atlético, Chelsea and Örebro will be the 203rd, 204th and 205th clubs to play in the competiton.

Wexford were Ireland's record ninth entrants this season
Wexford were Ireland's record ninth entrants this season©Sportsfile

Most different national representatives
Republic of Ireland 9
Italy, FYR Macedonia 8
England*, Russia 7
*inc 2015/16 last 32

Highest attendances
1 Lyon 2-0 Frankfurt in Munich, 2012 final: 50,212
2 Duisburg 1-1 Zvezda-2005, 2009 final second leg: 28,112
3 Frankfurt 3-2 Umeå, 2008 final second leg: 27,640
4 Lyon 3-0 Juvisy, 2013 semi-final first leg: 21,923
5 Lyon 2-0 Arsenal, 2011 semi-final first leg: 20,123

Paris delighted a quarter-final record crowd last season
Paris delighted a quarter-final record crowd last season©Getty Images

Quarter-finals: Paris 5-0 Glasgow City, 2015 first leg: 11,318
Round of 16: Lyon 1-2 Potsdam, 2014 second leg: 9,949
Round of 32: Lyon 3-0 Olimpia Cluj, 2012 second leg: 6,683
Qualifying round: Twente 0-2 Glasgow City, 2014: 2,750
Old group stage/qualifying rounds: Athletic Club 1-8 Frankfurt, 2004: 10,000

• In all, 1,364 matches have been played in the competition, producing 5,988 goals.

The peerless Pohlers
The peerless Pohlers©Sportsfile

Players
All-time top scorers

(*with club in competition this season)
1 Conny Pohlers (Turbine Potsdam/FFC Frankfurt/Wolfsburg) 48 – retired
2 Anja Mittag* (Turbine Potsdam/Rosengård) 46 – now Paris Saint-Germain
3 Marta* (Umeå/Tyresö/Rosengård) 41
4 Nina Burger (Neulengbach) 40 – now SC Sand
5 Hanna Ljungberg (Umeå) 39 – retired
6 Inka Grings (Duisburg/FC Zürich) 38 – retired
7 Lotta Schelin* (Olympique Lyonnais) 37
8 Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir (Valur/Tubine Potsdam) 34 – now Kristianstad
9 Kim Little (Hibernian/Arsenal) 32 – now Seattle Reign
10 Patrizia Panico (Verona/Lazio/Torres) 31 – now Fiorentina

• In all, 1,628 players have scored in the competition (up to end of 2015/16 qualifying round).

Arsenal stalwart Emma Byrne
Arsenal stalwart Emma Byrne©Arsenal FC

All-time most appearances (*with club in competition this season)
1 Emma Byrne (Arsenal) 77
2 Ciara Grant (Arsenal) 65 – retired
3= Jayne Ludlow (Arsenal) 61 – retired
3= Rachel Yankey (Fulham/Arsenal) 61
5 Élodie Thomis* (Montpellier/Lyon) 60
6 Louisa Necib* (Lyon) 58
7 Camille Abily* (Montpellier/Lyon) 56
8= Anja Mittag* (Turbine Potsdam/Rosengård) 54 – now Paris
8= Jennifer Zietz (Turbine Potsdam) 54 – retired
10 Sonia Bompastor (Montpellier/Lyon) 52 – retired

• In all, 5,206 players have appeared in the competition (up to end of 2015/16 qualifying round) including 601 with just one.

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