Bayern Munich is one of only five teams in history to have won all three main European tournaments, including the Telekom Cup (previously known as the T-Home Cup and the LIGA total! Cup; since 2009). Bayern is also the last team to win the European Cup three times in a row, earning them the right to wear a multiple-winner badge during Champions League matches.
The other four teams are Real Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern's latest triumph came in the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium. The German side beat London Football Club 2-0 after extra time to claim their third title. Phillip Lahm and Thomas Müller scored the goals for Bayern. Before that final, they had already won the 2013/14 Bundesliga season and the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) that same year.
Franz Beckenbauer led Bayern to their first ever European trophy in 1974/75 when they were called FC Bayern Munich. He then went on to lead the team to victory in 1975/76 and 1976/77. He was able to do this because he made many great players such as George Best, Johan Neeskens and Karl-Heinz Riedle. After Beckenbauer, Sepp Maier managed the team for two seasons (1977/78 and 1978/79). Then Herbert Waas came into management and stayed until 1981 when he was replaced by Josef Reichel.
A multiple-winner badge is awarded to teams that have won the UEFA Champions League three times in a row or five times overall. Real Madrid, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Milan, Liverpool, and Barcelona are the six teams who have received this honor. Clubs that received that badge may maintain the European Champion Clubs' Cup until 2009.
Real Madrid has won 19 European championships. Los Blancos have a record 13 European Cup/Champions League titles, as well as the UEFA Cup twice and the Super Cup four times. More free podcasts may be found on Spotify.
Sporting CP is the club with the most league and cup victories. Benfica is the only Portuguese team to have won two consecutive European Cup/UEFA Champions League championships, having reached 10 European finals: seven European Cups and three UEFA Cup/Europa League finals, as well as finishing second in two Intercontinental Cups.
The Primeira Liga has seen over 70 clubs play, but only five have won the title. The "Big Three" teams have won all but two Primeira Liga titles: Benfica (37 victories), Porto (29 wins), and Sporting CP (19 wins). The other champions are Belenenses (195–46) and Boavista (2000–01).
Three European Championships The European Cup (now known as the UEFA Champions League) is the club's most successful tournament; they have won three European Cups, the first of which came in 1968, making them the first English club to do so. The other two triumphs were in 1999 and 2008. Manchester United are the current champions.
Yes, when Manchester United beat Real Madrid 3-1 at Old Trafford on 24 October 1908. It was the very first match of what would become known as the European Cup. United won this match thanks to goals from Fred Morley and Charlie Mitten; there being no extra time played, the score ended 3-1 in favor of the visitors. It is still the only victory that Madrid has suffered on Spanish soil.
This competition is different from any other annual international tournament in several ways. For one thing, it is an all-European affair: only teams from Europe can participate. There is also no relegation; the three top clubs from each country qualify for the season's final stage. And finally, the format is split into two halves: a group stage followed by a knockout phase. The idea is to avoid having large groups of equal strength, by introducing a preliminary round where each group is contested over just one week in February or March.
Only Juventus, Ajax, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Manchester United have won all three of UEFA's major club championships (the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, the Cup Winners' Cup, and the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League). The latter two competitions have been called the UEFA Europa League from 2009 to 2015 and are now known as the UEFA Champions League.
Juventus became the first Italian team to win the European Cup when they defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the 1981 final. They also won the Cup Winners' Cup a year later. This makes them the only team to have won both tournaments in the same season.
Ajax achieved this feat in 1995-96 by winning the Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Cup. Before that, they had been undefeated in 32 matches between the two competitions. Bayern Munich and Chelsea have also won the Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Cup respectively. Manchester United were the last team to achieve this honor when they beat Steaua Bucharest 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes of play during the 2008-09 season.
There have been nine different winners of the European Cup/UEFA Champions League. Eight of these clubs remain active in international football: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Liverpool, Milan, Real Madrid, Schalke 04, and Tottenham Hotspur.
The Intertoto Cup has been won the most times by French clubs, who are placed sixth in UEFA competition titles (12). Italian clubs are the only ones in UEFA history to have won all three major tournaments in the same season (1989-90).
Spanish clubs have won the most titles (61), followed by Italian clubs (48) and English clubs (48). (43). In reality, Italy is the only country in European football history where three major championships were won in the same season: Milan regained the European Cup, Sampdoria won the Cup Winners' Cup, and Juventus won the UEFA Cup in 1989-90.
Here are the clubs with the most League Cup victories. Their two victories were in 1975/76 and 1979/80. The Canaries won the second competition and again in 1984/85, but they have not won it since. The Blues had won their first title in 1962/63, but they had to wait until 2011 to win their second, when Alex McLeish led them to victory at Wembley.
Only Manchester United, Ajax, Juventus, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich have won all three of UEFA's major club competitions: the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, the Cup Winners' Cup, and the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.