If we are going to talk about the history of the champion leagues, it started in 1955 as the Coupe des Clubs Champions European (French for European Champion Clubs' Cup) and is commonly known as the European Cup. Initially, it was started as a knockout tournament open only to the champions of Europe's domestic leagues, and the first winner was reckoned as the European club champion .
After 37 years it was term champion league, it is the new version of the European Cup and played for the first time in the 1992-1993 season and established as the most prestigious club tournament in football, Champions League has become more popular with the introduction of a mini-league group stage system.
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Now I am going to talk about who are the top 5 teams with most titles in champions league history.
So far 22 clubs have won the Champions League/European Cup and the most successful club is Real Madrid which won 13 titles in champion league history including the inaugural edition. They won these titles 7 consecutive times in the year between 1956 to 1960 and the other 5 titles in different years. The top scorer for real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in the champion league.
The second most successful club is AC Milan they won this title 7 times. The competition in which the club had the most success is the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, which they won seven times, the first in 1963; this win made them the first Italian club to win the European Cup. The other six victories came in 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003 and 2007. The club has also won the Cup Winners' Cup twice, in 1968 and 1973; the Super Cup five times, in 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003 and 2007; After their Champions League win in 2007, Milan also competed as UEFA's representative at the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup, eventually winning the competition and thus becoming the first Italian and European side to win the trophy. They have also won the 1951 and 1956 Latin Cup and 1982 .
The third club is Liverpool FC, they won 6 times in this championship in 6 different years. It is the professional association football club in the union of European football associations competitions since 1964.
There was a drastic improvement on the performance of Liverpool FC from late 70’s to early 80’s. The team in history has consistently maintained a position on the top leading half of the leading board from the 21st century.
FC BARERN MUNICH with its 25 national trophies and 17 DFB-Prokals , the club has it’s own brand value in the market. It’s one of the clubs which won top three major tournaments, the European Cup/Champions League, the Europa League and the Cup Winners Cup. They won 6 times in this championship in 6 different years
Bayern Munich's prolific striker Robert Lewandowski was known as the FIFA’s one of the best players in the present era.
FC BARCELONA is one of the most precious and popular clubs in football. The period during the Spanish Civil War was a time of decline for the club with many of its players and supporters either involved directly or indirectly with the events of the war. they won 5 times in this championship in 5 different years. Barcelona’s brand name has been preserved by Messi with his unique style and maximum goals for the club.
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