How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won? – Counting the La Liga side’s UCL wins in 2021

How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won? - Counting the La Liga side's UCL wins.
How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won? - Counting the La Liga side's UCL wins.

Real Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in the world. If European Cups are the measure of a club’s stature, then they are by far the most massive footballing establishment the sport has ever seen. And here, Alley Sport answers your question “How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won? – Counting the La Liga side’s UCL wins”.

How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won? – Counting their total UCL title wins

Real Madrid have a record 13 UEFA Champions League trophies to their name. Los Galacticos were a dominant force in the 1950s when the competition under the name of the European Cup started. They actually won the first five finals of the competitions.

Below is the table of the first five EC finals, and the first five finals won by Madrid. As we can see, the goal-crazy Madridistas were running rampant during that time. Their dominance was only ended by SL Benfica in 1962 when the Eusebio-led team beat Madrid 5-3.

1955–56Real Madrid4–3ReimsParc des Princes, Paris, France
1956–57Real Madrid2–0FiorentinaSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
1957–58Real Madrid3–2AC MilanHeysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
1958–59Real Madrid2–0ReimsNeckarstadion, Stuttgart, West Germany
1959–60Real Madrid7–3Eintracht FrankfurtHampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won? - Counting the La Liga side's UCL wins
How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won? – Counting the La Liga side’s UCL wins (Lluis Gene/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

La Decima and beyond- How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won?

Madrid’s next European Cup win came in 1966 against Partizan. This took their total to 6. They would have to wait 32 years for their next win at that stage when a goal by Predrag Mijatovic was enough to land the victory. This is the second-longest wait between two UCL titles for any club, behind Inter Milan’s 45-year wait between the 1965 and 2010 title win.

Titles followed in 2000 and 2002. They had to wait 12 years for La Decima but won it in an impeccable fashion by beating Atletico Madrid in 2014. This was the first of four UCL titles won by them between 2014 and 2018.

Surprisingly, Madrid have won 13 out of the 16 finals they have played in. Benfica (1962), Inter Milan (164), and of course, Liverpool (1981) are the only teams to beat them in the final. It remains to be seen if they can add to that tally, but teams around them like Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, and PSG will not make it easy for them.

How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won? - Counting the La Liga side's UCL wins
How many Champions Leagues have Real Madrid won? – Counting the La Liga side’s UCL wins (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

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