Third Lyon win dents German dominance

Lyon are only the second team to have taken three UEFA women's club titles, denying Germany a tenth victory in 15 editions by beating Wolfsburg in Reggio Emilia.

Lyon's Wendie Renard lifts the trophy
Lyon's Wendie Renard lifts the trophy ©AFP/Getty Images

Lyon are only the second to boast three UEFA women's club titles, denying Germany a tenth victory in 15 editions by beating Wolfsburg on penalties.

Frauen-Bundesliga teams rarely looked back after Frankfurt triumphed against Umeå IK in the first edition of the UEFA Women's Cup in 2002. Frankfurt added further wins in 2006, 2008 and 2015. That latter success took Germany to nine wins in 14 years but Lyon, not Wolfsburg, secured a third title this time around.

Indeed, on three of the six occasions German clubs did not win the competition, a Frauen-Bundesliga side was beaten by Lyon in the final. This was the ninth straight edition with at least one German finalist.

UEFA Women's Cup/UEFA Women's Champions League finals
(Winners in bold)
Season Club Final score Club
2015/16 Wolfsburg (GER) 1-1 aet (3-4 pens) Lyon (FRA)
2014/15 FFC Frankfurt (GER) 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
2013/14 Tyresö (SWE) 3-4 Wolfsburg (GER)
2012/13 Wolfsburg
1-0 Lyon (FRA)
2011/12 Lyon (FRA) 2-0 Frankfurt (GER)
2010/11 Lyon (FRA) 2-0 Turbine Potsdam (GER)
2009/10 Lyon (FRA) 0-0 aet (6-7 pens) Turbine Potsdam (GER)
2008/09 Zvezda-2005 (RUS) 1-7 (agg) Duisburg (GER)
2007/08 Umeå (SWE) 3-4 (agg) FFC Frankfurt (GER)
2006/07 Umeå (SWE) 0-1 (agg) Arsenal(ENG)
2005/06 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) 2-7 (agg) FFC Frankfurt (GER)
2004/05 Djurgården (SWE) 1-5 (agg) Turbine Potsdam (GER)
2003/04 Umeå (SWE) 8-0 (agg) FFC Frankfurt (GER)
2002/03 Umeå (SWE) 7-1 (agg) Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
2001/02 Umeå (SWE) 0-2 FFC Frankfurt (GER)

Most successful clubs
Country Wins Finals
FFC Frankfurt (GER) 4 6
Lyon (FRA) 3 5
Umeå (SWE) 2 5
Turbine Potsdam (GER) 2 4
Wolfsburg (GER) 2 3
Arsenal (ENG) 1 1
Djurgården (SWE)/Fortuna Hjørring (DEN)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)/Tyresö (SWE)/Zvezda-2005 (RUS)
0 1

Most successful countries
Country Wins Finals
Germany 9 14
Sweden 2 7
France 3 6
England 1 1
Denmark 0 1
Russia 0 1

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