The champions league was founded in Vienna, on March 2, 1955. It was determined to be a tournament composed not by the champions of each country but by the European clubs with most fans. Real Madrid won the first 5 tournaments. At the beginning only 16 clubs were part of the tournament, now on days is conformed by 32 clubs.
Photo credit: by Missha from Flickr.com. Barcelona is the team with most European trophies. Jorge Jesus, Benfica coach said “We were up against the best team in the world, a side that has always 70% or more of possession, and that dominate all their opponents. They have only got the two best players in Europe!” referring to Barcelona after their match. Home to Lionel Messi, winner of the Golden Ball three times in a row.
Photo credit: by Ronnie Macdonald from Flickr. Winners of the 2012 UEFA Champions League. English team created on 1905 The team had its up and downs and after switching coaches multiple times they are now under Roberto DI Matteo. Some of the best players are goalkeeper Petr Čech; and Fernando Torres.
Real Madrid is a Spanish soccer club, founded on 1902 in Madrid. Real Madrid has 9 UEFA Champions League titles. They won La Liga 32 times. Photo Credit: By JuanJaen from Flickr. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s best players. Nominee to the UEFA best player award on 2011 and 2012.
F.C Bayern München is by far the most successful German club. It was founded on 1900. The have won 4 UEFA Champions League titles. They fought the title last year against Chelsea. Critiques say that they had a bad start on this year’s league. Photo Credit: by Rayand from Flickr.
Italian club formed 1899. Known best for their success on international competitions. They have won 7 EUFA Champions League titles. Photo credit: By zeropuntosedici from Flickr.
http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/history/index.h tml Barcelona › http://www.fcbarcelona.com/club/the- honours/detail/card/fc-barcelona-team-records › http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=201 3/matches/round=2000347/match=2009516/postmatch/q uotes/index.html Chelsea › http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=201 3/clubs/club=52914/index.html
Real Madrid › http://www.uefa.com/teamsandplayers/players/player=6 3706/profile/index.html › http://www.realmadrid.com/cs/Satellite/en/Actualidad_Pr imer_Equipo_en/1330120439266/noticia/Noticia/Mourinho: __I_enjoyed_the_way_my_team_played,_we_played_reall y_well_.htm F.C Bayern München › http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team/_/id/132/bayern- munich?cc=5901 › http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=201 3/clubs/club=50037/index.html AC Milan › http://soccernet.espn.go.com/feature?id=841129&sec=e urope&cc=5901 › http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=201 3/clubs/club=50058/index.html