Betting on UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League is a football tournament organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). It is the biggest tournament for football clubs in Europe and one of the most recognized worldwide. The Champions League was initially known as the “European Cup,” but the format of the tournament has changed several times since the first competition in 1955-56. It is the most recognized official international football tournament at club level among competitions organized by Uefa.

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The clubs of Spain and LaLiga Santander are the ones that have the most trophies in the Champions League. Real Madrid has an incredible 13 Champions League titles. FC Barcelona has won 5 titles. Other clubs that have reached the Champions League final are Atlético Madrid and Valencia CF. In total, Spain has a vast 18 titles and 11 runners-up, awesome! If we look at the country of our matrix, the Malmö FF club is the only Swedish club that has reached the final. That was in the 1997-98 season, but they lost against Nottingham Forest. Previously, this tournament was called “The Champions Cup” and “The European Cup for Champions.”

Betting and odds for the Champions League

Of course, the Champions League is always the biggest football event during the season, and therefore matches are viral for sports betting. The great clubs of the Old Continent face each other in games of great emotion. And the fact that there are raffles to fix which teams are going to face further increases the drama. The draws create world-class football matches.

As a bettor, you can find good odds if you study the different variants offered by bookmakers. But there are a lot of people betting on these matches so look for more studied options where maybe the bookmakers have forgotten something. Before the initial kick-off of the Champions League matches, many promotions with increased odds or improved odds also come out. Why not take advantage of one of these promotions if you were going to bet on what they offer anyway? We cover the Champions League and keep track of the odds for sports betting. Therefore here on our website, you can find news and articles about The Champions League.

Improved odds for the Champions League

Increased odds is like a betting bonus where bookmakers raise the odds for a specific match.

Place a bet on who will win the Champions League

Every year the bookmakers offer odds before and during the tournament for the winner of the championship. You will see fixed favorites, but over the years, we have seen a few big bells.

Place bets for the top scorer of the Champions

The table of scorers of the Champions League is a bit boring because the truth is that in recent years we almost always see the same names. Specifically two: Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) and Lionel Messi. Two authentic stars and naturally, it is difficult to compete with them. But in the historical table, we find names like Rául González, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Karim Benzema, Andriy Shevchenko, Thierry Henry and of course the perfect Zlatan Ibrahimović.

Clubs that have played in the UEFA Champions League in the 2018-19 season

As always, during the 2018-19 season, 32 clubs fought for one of the most desired titles in the world at club level. The following clubs participated:

  • AEK Athenas
  • Ajax
  • Atlético de Madrid
  • FC Barcelona
  • Bayern Munich
  • Benfica
  • Club Brujas
  • Crvena zvezda (La Estrella Roja)
  • CSKA Moscú
  • Borrusia Dortmund
  • Galatasaray
  • Hoffenheim
  • Inter de Milán
  • Juventus
  • Liverpool
  • Lokomotivo Moscú
  • Lyon
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Mónaco
  • Napoles
  • Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)
  • Victoria Plzeň
  • Oporto
  • PSV Eindhoven
  • Real Madrid
  • Roma
  • Schalke 04
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Valencia CF
  • Young Boys

The winners of the Champions League

Here we show the teams that have won the Uefa Champions League since the 1992-93 season. There are more winners from previous years when this tournament was called the European Cup, but these do not appear on this list.

  • 1992/93, Marseille, France
  • 1993/94, Milán, Italy
  • 1994/95, Ajax, Holland
  • 1995/96, Juventus, Italien
  • 1996/97, Borussia Dortmund, Germany
  • 1997/98, Real Madrid, Spain
  • 1998/99, Manchester United, England
  • 1999/00, Real Madrid, Spain
  • 2000/01, Bayern Munich, Germany
  • 2001/02, Real Madrid, Spain
  • 2002/03, Milán, Italy
  • 2003/04, Oporto, Portugal
  • 2004/05, Liverpool, England
  • 2005/06, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2006/07, Milán, Italy
  • 2007/08, Manchester United, England
  • 2008/09, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2009/10, Inter, Italy
  • 2010/11, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2011/12, Chelsea, England
  • 2012/13, Bayern Munich, Germany
  • 2013/14, Real Madrid, Spain
  • 2014/15, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2015/16, Real Madrid, Spain
  • 2016/17, Real Madrid, Spain
  • 2017/18, Real Madrid, Spain

This is how the Champions League is played

Before the actual tournament, a qualifying phase of four rounds takes part, and it is with straight playoffs. In the group stage of the Champions League, 32 teams always participate. They get divided into eight groups with four teams in each group. All the teams in the group face each other: once at home and again away. The teams that manage to be first and second in the group go to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The group stage

32 teams play in the Champions League.

Eighth finals

The round of 16 is the first game of the final phase or elimination phase. Here the 16 best teams play.


The eight best teams arrive in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, which manage to win the eighth.


The top four teams in Europe face determining which teams go to the Grand Finale.

The Champions League Final

Every year in May the great game arrives to know which team can be proclaimed the best team in Europe , and a sense King of Football.