Real Madrid top all-time European Cup rankings

17 Jan 2021

Real Madrid have been ranked as the best team in the history of the European Cup. Our club stood top of the pile at the close of 2020 in the UEFA rankings that are drawn up on the basis of a system that awards two points for a win and one for a draw in the games contested since the competition’s inception. Real Madrid, the continent’s most decorated side with 13 trophy triumphs, lead the standings on 607 points and sit ahead of Bayern Munich (495 points and six continental crowns) and Barcelona (459 points and five trophies).

As well as having won the most European Cups, Real Madrid boast the highest number of wins (265) and have scored the most goals (984). The Whites come in ahead of their nearest pursuers: Bayern Munich (211 wins and 742 goals) and Barcelona (193 wins and 651 goals). Meanwhile, since the competition’s maiden edition in 1955, our club has racked up the most tournament campaigns, with this season’s being our 51st.

Top 10 clubs
The UEFA rankings feature the top 30 teams based on these statistics. Lying behind Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are Manchester United (380 points and three European Cups), Juventus (361 points and two crowns) and AC Milan (314 points and seven trophy successes). These sides are followed by Liverpool (298 points and six trophies), Benfica (287 points and two European Cups) and Porto (286 points and two continental triumphs), whilst Ajax complete the top 10 (271 points and four trophies).

Top 30 clubs (1955-2020)

Club Country Pts Part Pld W D L Titles
1. Real Madrid ESP 607 51 445 265 77 103 13
2. Bayern ALE 495 37 358 211 73 74 6
3. FC Barcelona ESP 459 31 325 193 73 59 5
4. Man. Utd ING 380 29 285 157 66 62 3
5. Juventus ITA 361 35 285 146 69 70 2
6. AC Milan ITA 314 28 249 125 64 60 7
7. Liverpool ING 298 25 223 125 48 50 6
8. Benfica POR 287 40 259 114 59 86 2
9. Porto POR 286 35 251 114 58 79 2
10. Ajax HOL 271 37 233 104 63 66 4
11. Dynamo Kyiv UCR 255 37 242 101 53 88 0
12. Arsenal ING 245 21 201 101 43 57 0
13. Celtic ESC 238 35 214 101 36 77 1
14. Chelsea ING 224 17 174 87 50 37 1
15. Inter ITA 224 22 184 87 50 47 3
16. Anderlecht BEL 184 34 200 70 44 86 0
17. Atlético ESP 181 16 142 72 37 33 0
18. B. Dortmund ALE 177 19 152 74 29 49 1
19. PSV HOL 169 28 177 64 41 72 1
20. Lyon FRA 167 18 148 65 37 46 0
21. Crvena zvezda SER 165 26 143 67 31 45 1
22. G. Rangers ESC 164 30 161 62 40 59 0
23. Olympiacos GRE 161 33 180 64 33 83 0
24. Galatasaray TUR 157 26 175 57 43 75 0
25. PSG FRA 156 14 121 67 22 32 0
26. Valencia ESP 149 13 128 57 35 36 0
27. Rosenborg NOR 147 25 152 58 31 63 1
28. Steaua B. ROU 145 26 145 52 41 52 1
29. Panathinaikos GRE 143 28 157 49 45 63 0
30. GNK Dinamo CRO 138 22 136 55 28 53 0

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