British Clubs in the Champions League
British Clubs have been synonymous with the Champions League and the orginal format of the European Cup before it. In Liverpool they have the third most successful club side in the competition's history and the result of the 1985 final versus Juventus resulted on British Clubs being banned from European Club competitions for the remainder of the eighties. On a more positive note however the English Clubs are currently the dominant force in the Champions League having had at least one representative of the Premier League contesting the final in the last five seasons.
British Clubs Record in the Champions League
Celtic kicked things of for British Club sides back in 1967 when the beat Inter in Lisbon in the old European Cup. Manchester United followed suit a year later as the 'Busby Babes' defeated Benfica at a packed Wembley Stadium. It is Liverpool who hold most wins in the competition with the dramatic penalty shootout win over AC Milan in Istanbul taking their tally to five.
|Club||Won||Runner-up||Years won||Years Runner-up|
|Man Utd||3||2||1968,1999,2008||2009, 2011|
English clubs were the dominant force in European football at the end of the seventies and early eighties with Liverpool starting things off in the 1977 final. The following five finals were won by English Clubs, including Nottingham Forest twice and Aston Villa in 1982.FP = Finishing Position in domestic league last year.