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UEFA Champions League

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Established
1955 (68 years old)

First Recorded Event
1993-05-26

Current Season
2022-2023

API Football ID
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Sport
Soccer

Location
Europe

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
Champions League
UCL

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US - CBS Sports [2020-2024]
US (Español) - Univision [2021-2024]

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10 Jun 23 Manchester City  - Inter

Latest Results
17 May 23 Manchester City 4 - 0  Real Madrid
16 May 23 Inter 1 - 0  Milan
10 May 23 Milan 0 - 2  Inter
09 May 23 Real Madrid 1 - 1  Manchester City
19 Apr 23 Bayern Munich 1 - 1  Manchester City
19 Apr 23 Inter 3 - 3  Benfica
18 Apr 23 Napoli 1 - 1  Milan
18 Apr 23 Chelsea 0 - 2  Real Madrid
12 Apr 23 Milan 1 - 0  Napoli
12 Apr 23 Real Madrid 2 - 0  Chelsea

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The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football, played by the national league champions (and, for some nations, one or more runners-up) of the strongest UEFA national associations. The UEFA Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide. The final of the 2012–13 tournament had the highest TV ratings to date, drawing 360 million television viewers.

Introduced in 1992, the competition replaced the European Champion Clubs' Cup, or simply European Cup, which had run since 1955, adding a group stage to the competition and allowing multiple entrants from certain countries. The pre-1992 competition was initially a straight knockout tournament open only to the champion club of each country. During the 1990s, the format was expanded, incorporating a round-robin group stage to include clubs that finished runner-up of some nations' top-level league. While most of Europe's national leagues can still only enter their national league champion, Europe's strongest national leagues now provide up to five teams for the competition. Clubs that finish next-in-line in each nation's top level league, having not qualified for the UEFA Champions League competition, are eligible for the next-level UEFA Europa League competition.

In its present format, the UEFA Champions League begins in late June with four knockout qualifying rounds and a play-off round. The 6 surviving teams enter the group stage, joining 26 teams qualified in advance. The 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four teams and play each other in a double round-robin system. The eight group winners and eight runners-up proceed to the knockout phase that culminates with the final match in May. The winner of the UEFA Champions League qualifies for the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Real Madrid is the most successful club in the competition's history, having won the tournament 13 times, including its first five seasons. Spanish clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories (18 wins), followed by England and Italy (12 wins apiece). England has the largest number of winning teams, with five clubs having won the title. The competition has been won by 22 clubs, 12 of which have won it more than once. The reigning champions are Real Madrid, who secured their 13th title in the competition after defeating Liverpool 3–1 in the 2018 final. Thus, they became the first team in the UEFA Champions League era to win the title for three years in a row.


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Dynamo Kiev

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Malmo FF

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PSV Eindhoven

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Sevilla

Shakhter Soligo

Shamrock

Sheriff Tiraspo

Shkendija 79

Slavia Prague

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Sporting CP

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