The Champions League

Facts

Who are the top scorers?

Only two players have scored more than 100 goals in the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo (139) and Lionel Messi (123) as of 2021.

What team has the longest winning streak?

Only 1 team has managed to win the cup 5 times in a row. Real Madrid leads the chart with 13 wins, and five of those wins were consecutive between 1956 and 1960. To date, they are the only team to have managed five wins in a row.

What is the fastest goal scored?

The fastest goal scored in the Champions League was by Bayern Munich’s Roy Makkay versus Real Madrid in 2007. The Dutch footballer Makkay scored the goal in just 10.12 seconds.

What is the song played before every game?

Before each game of the tournament, "Champions League," an anthem written by Tony Britten, is played to celebrate and honor the fact that football is bringing together so many different people. It turns out that Britten adapted George Frideric Handel's "Zadok the Priest" in order to create "Champions League." The chorus of the song even has the three official languages of the tournament integrated within it; English, German, and French. If you would like to listen to the anthem you can do so by clicking here. Santiago Bernabeu Stadium