Which clubs have won the Champions League the most times?
The Champions League is the holy grail for Europe's elite players and coaches.
The competition — known as the European Cup when it followed a knockout format — creates timeless memories for those fortunate enough to lift the trophy.
But which clubs have enjoyed the most success at the continent's top table?
Read on to discover how many times the most successful sides have got their hands on the cup with the big ears.
14 — Real Madrid
First title: 1956
Last title: 2022
Fun fact: Real Madrid hold the record for most consecutive final wins with five (1956-60).
Los Blancos can undoubtedly claim the honour of being the most successful side in the history of the competition.
The Spanish club have provided some classic European moments, most notably Zinedine Zidane's volley, which secured a ninth title for the club in 2002.
Gareth Bale also scored a memorable goal in their 2018 triumph, unleashing a magnificent overhead kick that flew past Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.
7 — AC Milan
First title: 1963
Last title: 2007
Fun Fact: AC Milan were the first Italian team to win a European Cup in 1963.
Perhaps Milan's most memorable Champions League triumph came in 2007, when they overcame the mental hurdle of defeating Liverpool in a repeat of the 2005 final.
Filippo Inzaghi scored a brace in Athens to complete a 2-1 victory with the likes of Kaka, Clarence Seedorf and Paolo Maldini all starring.
Earlier in the decade, Andriy Shevchenko put in a man-of-the-match performance in the 2003 all-Italian final against Juventus. The Ukranian scored the decisive penalty in the shootout at Old Trafford.
6 — Bayern Munich
First title: 1974
Last title: 2020
Fun fact: Bayern Munich's 1974 triumph was the first and only time the final was decided by a replay. After a 1-1 draw in Brussels against Atletico Madrid, Franz Beckenbauer lifted the trophy two days' later thanks to a 4-0 win.
Nothing is sweeter than beating your bitter rivals on the biggest stage and Bayern Munich did just that when they overcame Borussia Dortmund in 2013, courtesy of a last-minute winner from Arjen Robben.
In 2001, Bayern defeated Valencia in a game full of penalties. The match finished 1-1 with both teams scoring from the spot but it was Bayern who came out on top in the penalty shootout to secure their fourth title.
More recently, 2020 saw Bayern claim their sixth crown, beating Paris Saint-Germain in the only final to be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
6 — Liverpool
First title: 1977
Last title: 2019
Fun fact: Liverpool are England's most successful club in Europe, winning six of their 10 finals.
Liverpool's comeback against Milan in the 2005 final was arguably the greatest conclusion in the history of the competition.
Eventually winning on penalties, Liverpool overcame a 3-0 half-time deficit, completing what is now regarded as the Miracle of Istanbul.
More recently in 2019, Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi were decisive in front of goal as they overcame Tottenham in Madrid, but they fell to a 1-0 loss to Los Blancos in last season's showpiece.
5 — Barcelona
First title: 1992
Last title: 2015
Fun fact: Barcelona's maiden victory in 1992 was the last edition of the European Cup before the competition was rebranded as the Champions League.
Lionel Messi has starred in a number of Barcelona's most iconic moments on the European stage.
In 2008, his looping header sealed a first title in 16 years as Pep Guardiola's side defeated defending champions Manchester United in Rome.
Three years later, the Red Devils were again on the wrong side of the scoreline against the Blaugrana, with Messi starring in a masterful 3-1 victory at Wembley.
In 2015, the Argentine's deft nutmeg and chip against a helpless Jerome Boateng and Manuel Neuer set the Catalan side on their way to another final, where they went on to beat Juventus in Berlin.