European Cups Semifinal Balance


See the file on European Cups Trivia for additional clubwise data on quarterfinal appearances.


Country Classification

(according to number of cups won):

up-to-date after Super Cup final 2014

               Cups Won    Diff Winners     Finals    Diff Finalists  Semifinals    Diff Semis    SC IC
Country       C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt

Spain         14  7 14 35    2  4  6  6   24 14 22 60    4  6  9 10   49 19 36 104   7  7 12 15   11  4

England       12  8 11 31    5  7  7 13   19 13 20 52    7  9 12 18   38 21 30 89    9 10 14 19    7  1

Italy         12  7 10 29    3  6  5  9   26 11 18 55    6  6  8 10   34 20 35 89    6 11 12 15    9  9

Germany        7  4  6 17    3  4  5  8   17  8 14 39    6  7 10 12   29 17 40 86    8 13 14 18    1  2

Netherlands    6  1  4 11    3  1  3  3    8  2  6 16    3  1  5  5   13  8  9 30    3  4  5  5    3  3

Portugal       4  1  2  7    2  1  1  3    9  2  7 18    2  2  4  4   11  5 11 27    2  3  5  5    1  1

Belgium           3  1  4       2  1  2    1  7  4 12    1  4  2  5    4 12  9 25    3  7  6 11    3

Scotland       1  2     3    1  2     3    2  4  3  9    1  2  3  4    8  8  7 23    5  4  6  8    1
Ukraine           2  1  3       1  1  2       2  1  3       1  1  2    3  2  2  7    1  1  2  2    1

France         1  1     2    1  1     2    6  3  4 13    4  2  3  7   14  9  9 32    8  6  8 12
Sweden               2  2          1  1    1     2  3    1     1  2    2     2  4    2     1  2
Russia               2  2          2  2       1  2  3       1  2  3    1  6  3 10    1  3  3  5    1

Serbia         1        1    1        1    2     1  3    2     1  2    4  2  4 10    2  2  3  5       1
Romania        1        1    1        1    2        2    1        1    4  1  2  7    2  1  2  3    1
East Germany      1     1       1     1       3     3       3     3       6  2  8       5  2  6
Slovakia          1     1       1     1       1     1       1     1    1  1     2    1  1     2
Georgia           1     1       1     1       1     1       1     1       2     2       1     1
Hungary              1  1          1  1       2  4  6       2  3  4    3  3  7 13    3  3  4  6
Croatia              1  1          1  1          2  2          1  1       2  3  5       2  2  2        
Turkey               1  1          1  1          1  1          1  1    1     3  4    1     3  3    1

Austria                                       3  1  4       2  1  3    2  4  2  8    2  2  2  4
Greece                                     1        1    1        1    3     1  4    1     1  2
Poland                                        1     1       1     1    2  2     4    2  2     3

Switzerland                                                            3     3  6    2     3  5
Czech Republic                                                         1  3  2  6    1  3  2  5
Bulgaria                                                               2  2     4    1  2     2
Wales                                                                     1     1       1     1
Bosnia-Herz.                                                                 1  1          1  1
Denmark                                                                      1  1          1  1

Totals        59 39 56 154  22 32 35 62                             232 156 224 612               40 21
                                        118 78 112 308 39 51 67 101                73 94 114 169

Notes:

 1.There were no semifinals in the 1991/92 and 1992/93 editions of the Champions Cup.
 2.C1=Champions' Cup (League), C2=Cup Winners' Cup, C3=Fairs' Cup/UEFA Cup.
 3.SC=Super Cup, IC=Intercontinental Club Cup.


Final winning ratios

NB: only finals against foreign opposition are included.

Czechoslovakia    1/ 1   = 1.00
Turkey            1/ 1   = 1.00
Soviet Union      6/ 7   = 0.86   [includes Russia         2/ 2,
Netherlands      11/16   = 0.69             Ukraine        1/ 1]
Sweden            2/ 3   = 0.67
Spain            28/46   = 0.61 [7 inter-Spanish finals;    35/60 = 0.58]
England          29/48   = 0.60 [2 inter-English finals;    31/52 = 0.60]
Italy            24/45   = 0.53 [5 inter-Italian finals;    29/55 = 0.53]
Romania           1/ 2   = 0.50
Germany          15/35   = 0.43 [2 inter-German finals;     17/39 = 0.44]
Yugoslavia        2/ 5   = 0.40
Portugal          6/16   = 0.38 [2 inter-Portuguese final;   7/18 = 0.39]
Belgium           4/12   = 0.33
Scotland          3/ 9   = 0.33
East Germany      1/ 3   = 0.33
Hungary           1/ 6   = 0.17
France            2/13   = 0.15
Greece            0/ 1   = 0.00
Poland            0/ 1   = 0.00
Austria           0/ 4   = 0.00

Note that among the "big five" (countries with 10 or more cups), the Netherlands 
have won more than two thirds of their finals.  The "success" rate of France is 
particularly unimpressive.

Semifinal-to-Cup-win ratios

NB: not adjusted for "internal meetings".

Sweden            2/  4   = 0.50
Netherlands      11/ 30   = 0.37
England          31/ 89   = 0.35
Spain            35/104   = 0.34
Italy            29/ 89   = 0.33
Soviet Union      6/ 19   = 0.32 [includes Russia         2/ 5,
Portugal          7/ 27   = 0.26           Ukraine        1/ 3] 
Turkey            1/  4   = 0.25    
Germany          17/ 86   = 0.20
Belgium           4/ 25   = 0.16
Romania           1/  7   = 0.14
Scotland          3/ 23   = 0.13
Yugoslavia        2/ 16   = 0.13
Czechoslovakia    1/  8   = 0.13 [includes Czech Republic 0/ 1]
East Germany      1/  8   = 0.13
Hungary           1/ 13   = 0.08
France            2/ 32   = 0.06
Denmark           0/  1   = 0.00
Wales             0/  1   = 0.00
Bulgaria          0/  4   = 0.00
Greece            0/  4   = 0.00
Poland            0/  4   = 0.00
Switzerland       0/  6   = 0.00
Austria           0/  8   = 0.00

Again, the French record is spectacularly unimpressive, while the Hungarians and 
Austrians also made little impact at the semifinal stage and beyond.  The Dutch 
may rejoice in scoring nearly 40% where 25% would be expected.


The Club List

                           Cups Won   Finals Reached  Semis Reached Country       SC IC
Club                      C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt    C1 C2 C3 Tt                40 21

1-2 [10 or more cups]
Real Madrid               10     2 12   13  2  2 17    25  2  3 30  Spain 1        2  2
Barcelona                  4  4  3 11    7  6  4 17    15  6  8 29  Spain 2        4  1

3-4 [8 or 9 cups]
Milan                      7  2     9   11  3    14    13  3  2 18  Italy 1        5  4
Liverpool                  5     3  8    7  1  3 11     9  2  5 16  England 1      3

5-8 [6 or 7 cups]
Bayern München             5  1  1  7   10  1  1 12    16  4  4 24  Germany 1      1  1
Ajax                       4  1  1  6    6  2  1  9     8  2  2 12  Netherlands 1  3  2
Internazionale             3     3  6    5     4  9     8     9 17  Italy 2           3
Juventus                   2  1  3  6    7  1  6 14    10  3  8 21  Italy 3        2  2

9-12 [4 cups]
Manchester United          3  1     4    5  1     6    12  2  1 15  England 2      1  1
Porto                      2     2  4    2  1  2  5     3  1  2  6  Portugal 1     1  1 
Chelsea                    1  2  1  4    2  2  1  5     7  4  2 13  England 3      1
Valencia                      1  3  4    2  1  4  7     2  1  6  9  Spain 3        2

13-18 [3 cups]
Feyenoord                  1     2  3    1     2  3     2  3  2  7  Netherlands 2     1
Anderlecht                    2  1  3       4  3  7     2  4  3  9  Belgium 1      2
Atlético Madrid               1  2  3    2  3  2  7     4  5  5 14  Spain 4        2  1
Parma                         1  2  3       2  2  4        2  3  5  Italy 4        1
Tottenham Hotspur             1  2  3       1  3  4     1  2  4  7  England 4      
Sevilla                          3  3          3  3           3  3  Spain 5        1

19-22 [2 cups, at least 1 EC1]
Benfica                    2        2    7     3 10     8  2  4 14  Portugal 2
Nottingham Forest          2        2    2        2     2     1  3  England 5      1
Hamburger SV               1  1     2    2  2  1  5     3  2  4  9  Germany 2
Borussia Dortmund          1  1     2    2  1  2  5     4  1  3  8  Germany 3         1
PSV                        1     1  2    1     1  2     3  2  1  6  Netherlands 3

23-29 [2 cups, no EC1]
Dynamo Kyiv                   2     2       2     2     3  2  1  6  Ukraine 1      1
Arsenal                       1  1  2    1  3  2  6     2  3  2  7  England 6
Real Zaragoza                 1  1  2       1  2  3        3  2  5  Spain 6
Leeds United                     2  2    1  1  3  5     3  1  5  9  England 7   
Borussia Mönchengladbach         2  2    1     4  5     2  1  5  8  Germany 4
IFK Göteborg                     2  2          2  2     1     2  3  Sweden 1

30-34 [1 EC1]
Olympique de Marseille     1        1    2     2  4     3  1  2  6  France 1
Celtic                     1        1    2     1  3     4  2  1  7  Scotland 1
Steaua Bucuresti           1        1    2        2     3     1  4  Romania 1      1
Crvena zvezda Beograd      1        1    1     1  2     3  1  2  6  Yugoslavia 1      1
Aston Villa                1        1    1        1     1        1  England 8      1

35-42 [1 EC2, more finals]
Fiorentina                    1     1    1  2  1  4     1  3  2  6  Italy 5
Rangers                       1     1       3  1  4     1  3  2  6  Scotland 2
Sampdoria                     1     1    1  2     3     1  3     4  Italy 6
FC Paris Saint-Germain        1     1       2     2     1  3  1  5  France 2
West Ham United               1     1       2     2        3     3  England 9
Sporting CP                   1     1       1  1  2        2  3  5  Portugal 3
Werder Bremen                 1     1       1  1  2        1  4  5  Germany 5
SS Lazio                      1     1       1  1  2        1  2  3  Italy 7        1

43-49 [1 EC2, no other finals]
Aberdeen                      1     1       1     1        2     2  Scotland 3     1
KV Mechelen                   1     1       1     1        2     2  Belgium 2      1
Dynamo Tbilisi                1     1       1     1        2     2  Georgia 1
Manchester City               1     1       1     1        2     2  England 10
Everton                       1     1       1     1        1     1  England 11
1.FC Magdeburg                1     1       1     1        1     1  East Germany 1
Slovan Bratislava             1     1       1     1        1     1  Slovakia 1

50-62 [1 EC3]
Roma                             1  1    1     2  3     1  1  3  5  Italy 8
Ferencváros                      1  1       1  2  3        1  4  5  Hungary 1
Eintracht Frankfurt              1  1    1     1  2     1  1  2  4  Germany 6
Bayer Leverkusen                 1  1    1     1  2     1     2  3  Germany 7
Dynamo Zagreb                    1  1          2  2        1  2  3  Croatia 1
Schalke 04                       1  1          1  1     1  1  2  4  Germany 8
Galatasaray SK                   1  1          1  1     1     1  2  Turkey 1       1
Napoli                           1  1          1  1        1  1  2  Italy 9
Newcastle United                 1  1          1  1           2  2  England 12
CSKA Moskva                      1  1          1  1           1  1  Russia 1
Ipswich Town                     1  1          1  1           1  1  England 13
Shahtar Donets'k                 1  1          1  1           1  1  Ukraine 2 
Zenit Sankt-Peterburg            1  1          1  1           1  1  Russia 2       1

63-69 [reached EC1 finals]
Stade Reims                              2        2     2        2  France 3
AS Monaco                                1  1     2     3  2  1  6  France 4
Club Brugge KV                           1     1  2     1  1  2  4  Belgium 3
Panathinaikos                            1        1     3        3  Greece 1
AS Saint-Etienne                         1        1     2        2  France 5
Malmö FF                                 1        1     1        1  Sweden 2
Partizan Beograd                         1        1     1        1  Yugoslavia 2

70-82 [reached EC2 finals]
Rapid Wien                                  2     2     1  2     3  Austria 1
VfB Stuttgart                               1  1  2        1  3  4  Germany 9
Austria Wien                                1     1     1  2     3  Austria 2
Dynamo Moskva                               1     1        3     3  Russia 3
Standard Ličge                              1     1     1  2     3  Belgium 4
Carl Zeiss Jena                             1     1        2     2  East Germany 2
1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig                     1     1        1  1  2  East Germany 3
MTK Budapest                                1     1        1  1  2  Hungary 2
Antwerp                                     1     1        1     1  Belgium 5
Fortuna Düsseldorf                          1     1        1     1  Germany 10
Górnik Zabrze                               1     1        1     1  Poland 1
RCD Mallorca                                1     1        1     1  Spain 7
TSV 1860 München                            1     1        1     1  Germany 11

83-101 [reached EC3 finals]
Birmingham City                                2  2           3  3  England 14
Espanyol                                       2  2           2  2  Spain 8
1.FC Köln                                      1  1     1  1  6  8  Germany 12
FC Girondins de Bordeaux                       1  1     1  1  1  3  France 6
Újpesti Dózsa                                  1  1     1  1  1  3  Hungary 3
FC Twente                                      1  1        1  2  3  Netherlands 4
Dundee United                                  1  1     1     1  2  Scotland 4
Torino                                         1  1        1  1  2  Italy 10 
Wolverhampton Wanderers                        1  1        1  1  2  England 15
AZ '67                                         1  1           2  2  Netherlands 5
Alavés                                         1  1           1  1  Spain 9
Athletic Bilbao                                2  2           2  2  Spain 10
Austria Salzburg                               1  1           1  1  Austria 3
SEC Bastia                                     1  1           1  1  France 7
SC Braga                                       1  1           1  1  Portugal 4
Fulham                                         1  1           1  1  England 16
London Select XI                               1  1           1  1  England 17
Middlesbrough                                  1  1           1  1  England 18
Videoton Székesfehérvár                        1  1           1  1  Hungary 4

102-120 [EC1 semifinalists]
CSKA Sofia                                              2  1     3  Bulgaria 1
Spartak Moskva                                          1  1  1  3  Russia 4
FC Zürich                                               2        2  Switzerland 1
Deportivo La Coruńa                                     1  1     2  Spain 11
Dinamo Bucuresti                                        1  1     2  Romania 2
Dukla Praha                                             1  1     2  Czech Rep 1
Legia Warszawa                                          1  1     2  Poland 2
FC Nantes                                               1  1     2  France 8
Olympique Lyonnais                                      1  1     2  France 9
Dundee                                                  1     1  2  Scotland 5
Hibernian                                               1     1  2  Scotland 6
Villarreal CF                                           1     2  3  Spain 12
Derby County                                            1        1  England 19
ETO Györ                                                1        1  Hungary 5
Real Sociedad                                           1        1  Spain 13
Spartak Trnava                                          1        1  Slovakia 2
Vasas Budapest                                          1        1  Hungary 6
Widzew Lódz                                             1        1  Poland 3
BSC Young Boys                                          1        1  Switzerland 2

121-136 [EC2 semifinalists]
Lokomotiv Moskva                                           2     2  Russia 5
Hajduk Split                                               1  1  2  Croatia 2
Atalanta                                                   1     1  Italy 11
Banik Ostrava                                              1     1  Czech Rep 2
Bayer Uerdingen                                            1     1  Germany 13
Beveren                                                    1     1  Belgium 6
Cardiff City                                               1     1  Wales 1
Dunfermline Athletic                                       1     1  Scotland 7
BFC Dynamo                                                 1     1  East Germany 4
1.FC Nürnberg                                              1     1  Germany 14
OFK Beograd                                                1     1  Yugoslavia 3
Sachsenring Zwickau                                        1     1  East Germany 5
Slavia Sofia                                               1     1  Bulgaria 2
Sparta Praha                                               1     1  Czech Rep 3
THOR Waterschei                                            1     1  Belgium 7
Vicenza                                                    1     1  Italy 12

137-169 [EC3 semifinalists]
Bologna                                                       2  2  Italy 13
1.FC Kaiserslautern                                           2  2  Germany 15
AEK                                                           1  1  Greece 2
AJ Auxerre                                                    1  1  France 10
FC Basel                                                      1  1  Switzerland 3
Beograd XI                                                    1  1  Yugoslavia 4
Boavista FC                                                   1  1  Portugal 5
Bohemians Praha                                               1  1  Czech Rep 4
Brřndbyernes IF                                               1  1  Denmark 1
Cagliari                                                      1  1  Italy 14
Dynamo Dresden                                                1  1  East Germany 6
Fenerbahçe                                                    1  1  Turkey 2
Genoa 1893                                                    1  1  Italy 15
Göztepe Izmir                                                 1  1  Turkey 3
Grasshopper Club                                              1  1  Switzerland 4
Hertha BSC                                                    1  1  Germany 16
Karlsruher SC                                                 1  1  Germany 17
Kilmarnock                                                    1  1  Scotland 8
Lausanne Sports                                               1  1  Switzerland 5
RC Lens                                                       1  1  France 11
FC Ličge                                                      1  1  Belgium 8
MSV Duisburg                                                  1  1  Germany 18
Osasuna (Pamplona)                                            1  1  Spain 14
Radnicki Nis                                                  1  1  Yugoslavia 5
RWD Molenbeek                                                 1  1  Belgium 9
Slavia Praha                                                  1  1  Czech Rep 5
FC Sochaux                                                    1  1  France 12
CD Tenerife                                                   1  1  Spain 15
FC Tirol                                                      1  1  Austria 4
Union St. Gilles                                              1  1  Belgium 10
Universitatea Craiova                                         1  1  Romania 3
Waregem                                                       1  1  Belgium 11
Zeljeznicar Sarajevo                                          1  1  Bosnia-H 1


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