Liverpool FC and the top 10 teams that have appeared in the most major European finals

10 May

Liverpool and Real Madrid are, respectively, set to play in yet ANOTHER European final.


The Reds play Sevilla on 18 May in the Europa League, while Madrid rivals Real and Atletico will duke it out for the Champions League trophy for the second time in three seasons, on 28 May.

Here, talkSPORT looks at teams that have graced the most major European finals, including the European Cup/Champions League, UEFA Cup – which has been known as the Europa League since the 2009/10 campaign – and the defunct Cup Winners Cup and Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

The European Cup kicked off in the 1955/56 season, and was reformatted in the early 1990s, becoming known as the Champions League from 1992/93 onwards.

Alongside the European Cup in the 1950s, a contintental competition linked to the organisation of trade fairs was also launched, and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup served as a major European trophy until it was replaced in 1971 by the UEFA Cup.

A third major European trophy pitting domestic cup winners against each other was founded in the 1960s, and the Cup Winners Cup was organised by UEFA until 1999.

UEFA also endorsed the Super Cup in the 1970s, but as a competition featuring only two clubs – initially the European Cup and Cup Winners Cup holders, and now the Champions League and Europa League winners – we have not included it in this list of major finals.

Click the arrow above, right, to see the clubs who just can’t get enough of the biggest European nights.

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Liverpool FC and the top 10 teams that have appeared in the most major European finals

10 May

Liverpool and Real Madrid are, respectively, set to play in yet ANOTHER European final.


The Reds play Sevilla on 18 May in the Europa League, while Madrid rivals Real and Atletico will duke it out for the Champions League trophy for the second time in three seasons, on 28 May.

Here, talkSPORT looks at teams that have graced the most major European finals, including the European Cup/Champions League, UEFA Cup – which has been known as the Europa League since the 2009/10 campaign – and the defunct Cup Winners Cup and Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

The European Cup kicked off in the 1955/56 season, and was reformatted in the early 1990s, becoming known as the Champions League from 1992/93 onwards.

Alongside the European Cup in the 1950s, a contintental competition linked to the organisation of trade fairs was also launched, and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup served as a major European trophy until it was replaced in 1971 by the UEFA Cup.

A third major European trophy pitting domestic cup winners against each other was founded in the 1960s, and the Cup Winners Cup was organised by UEFA until 1999.

UEFA also endorsed the Super Cup in the 1970s, but as a competition featuring only two clubs – initially the European Cup and Cup Winners Cup holders, and now the Champions League and Europa League winners – we have not included it in this list of major finals.

Click the arrow above, right, to see the clubs who just can’t get enough of the biggest European nights.

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