Liverpool FC: A European Giant

One of the highlights of Liverpool’s decorated footballing history is the mark it has left on European club competitions over the years.

Next Wednesday Liverpool will play their 357th game in Europe; a record stretching back to 1964. In that time The Reds have won 192 games, drawn 76 and lost 78 and netted a total of 607 goals. An average of 3.16 goals per European game.

Success in Europe has seen Liverpool win the most prestigious European trophy of all time, the European Cup (Champions League), 5 times including that unforgettable Istanbul comeback in 2005 versus AC Milan. In the history of the completion Milan have won the European Cup 7 times and is one of two teams to have won the trophy more times than Liverpool.

It was Real Madrid who were the first team to win the trophy back in the 1955/56 season. Madrid actually won the trophy 5 times in succession stretching from the 1955/56 season to the 1959–60 season. Between now and 1960, Madrid have won Europe’s number one competition another 5 times; including last season’s 2013/2014 season win that made it 10 European title championships. It was an amazing Madrid versus Madrid final in which Real beat 2 times runners up Atlético Madrid.

Only one other team sets the ranks alongside Liverpool European Cup trophy wins. Bayern Munich’s most recent trophy was in 2013, which helped the club equal Liverpool’s current record of 5.  Just 2 years ago Munich beat Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in an epic all out German final.

Liverpool’s European Competition Achievements

  • Champions League    5
  • Europa League             3
  • Cup Winners’ Cup     0
  • Super Cup                       3

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