Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are leading the list of top European clubs with the most appearance in the Champions League quarterfinals.
Here, we will take you through the top 10 clubs with the most appearance in the elite club competition in Europe.
- Bayern Munich
The Bavarians are the most successful German Bundesliga club. They have won the Bundesliga for a record 31 times in the club’s history. They matched a Bundesliga record held by Borussia Monchengladbach when they won the league for the 10th time in a row and are set to break the record this year.
The Bavarians have translated their domestic success into European success, reaching the Champions League quarterfinal for a record 21 times. They have won the competition 6 times, with their most recent triumph coming in 2020.
2. Real Madrid
Real Madrid are the most successful team in Spanish football. They have won the LaLiga a record 35 times and are the defending champions. They are unrivaled on the shores of European football and are one of the best clubs on the continent.
Real Madrid is the most successful club in Europe, having won the UEFA Champions League a record 14 times.
However, they are down the ladder below Bayern Munich on the number of times they have made it to the quarterfinals of the competition, reaching the last eight 18 times.
The Catalans are another top Laliga club with the most appearance in the Champions League quarterfinal. They have made it 18 times to the quarterfinal – the same number of times as their domestic rival Real Madrid. Unlike the Merengues, Barcelona have managed just five Champions League titles and have won the Laliga 8 times.
- Manchester United
Manchester United are the only Premier League club in the top four list of clubs with the most appearance in the Champions League quarterfinals. They made it 14 times to the quarterfinal and won the competition three times.
The Red Devils are the most successful club in the Premier League with 13 Premier League titles since the English top flight was given the new name in 1992.
The London club is fourth on the list of clubs with the most Champions League quarterfinals appearance. They have reached the quarterfinal 12 times and have won the competition two times – their recent success coming in 2021 after a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the final.
Chelsea have also recorded a series of domestic successes in the Premier League winning the title five times since 2000.
Juventus are the only Italian club in the top six on the ladder. They have reached the Champions League quarterfinals 12 times – the same number of times as Chelsea. The Old Ladies won the Champions League two times in 1985 and 1996.
They are the most successful Italian club with 36 domestic titles, 17 more than AC Milan and Inter Milan.
Liverpool have reached the Champions League quarterfinals 9 times and have won the tournament 6 times, more than any other Premier League club and Barcelona. The Reds won their first Premier League title under Jurgen Klopp in the 2020/19 football season.
- AC Milan
AC Milan is the second Serie A club in the top 10 after Juventus. They have reached the Champions League quarterfinal 8 times and have won the Champions League more than any Premier League club. They are the only Serie A club with 7 Champions League titles.
- FC Porto
The Portuguese giants are the only Primeira Liga club with 7 Champions League quarterfinal appearances. Porto have won two Champions League trophies in 1984 and 2004.
Porto were the first winner of the Portuguese topflight league – the Primeira Liga. They are joint most successful clubs in Portugal with Sporting CP and Benfica, having won the Primeira Liga 37 times each.
- Paris Saint-Germain
PSG are the only French club on the list. They have reached the Champions League quarterfinal 7 times and are yet to win the competition. PSG reached their first Champions League final in 2020 but lost to Bayern Munich.
They have won 10 French Ligue 1 title. Since the 2012/13 season, they have won it eight times, winning four in a row twice. They have only failed to win the league once (the 2016/17 season) since the 2012/13 season.