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La Liga Clubs in Europe. Football clubs from La Liga (Spain) have been among the most successful in Europe. Real Madrid have been crowned champions of Europe on 9 separate occasions. La Liga clubs have won 29 major European trophies between them, more than any other league. Real Madrid have won 11 titles in total while FC Barcelona have won 9 . Valencia CF have contributed another 4, while Real Zaragoza and Sevilla FC have 2 each and Atlético Madrid with 1 complete the tally. Deportivo La Coruna have been regulars in the UEFA Champions League while Athletic Bilbao, RCD Espanyol, Alaves and RCD Mallorca have all contested major finals. Even smaller La Liga clubs, like Villarreal CF, Celta Vigo and Málaga CF have found success in Europe, winning the UEFA Intertoto Cup. In 2005–06 FC Barcelona won the UEFA Champions League and Sevilla FC won the UEFA Cup. La Liga became the first league to do the Double since 1997.

Real Madrid won the European Cup cup five times in a row between 1956 and 1960 and then for a sixth time in 1966. La Liga clubs also dominated the early Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. FC Barcelona, Valencia CF and Real Zaragoza won this competition six times between them between 1958 and 1966, resulting in three all-La Liga finals in 1962, 1964 and 1966. La Liga clubs have continued to be successful in Europe ever since.

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La Liga's dominance in Europe since 2000

Since the turn of the century, La Liga clubs have dominated Europe. In 2000, La Liga had 3 out of the 4 semi-finalists in the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Valencia CF and FC Barcelona; Real Madrid went on to beat fellow La Liga side Valencia CF in an all Spanish final. In 2001, La Liga had 2 out of the 4 semi-finalists in the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid and Valencia CF. Valencia CF went on to lose the final again this time to Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, in the UEFA Cup, La Liga had 2 out of the 4 semi-finalists with Deportivo Alaves and FC Barcelona, with Deportivo Alaves losing to Liverpool FC in the final. In 2002, had 2 out of the 4 semi-finalists in the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid beating FC Barcelona in the semi-finals then beating Bayer Leverkusen in the final. In 2003 Real Madrid reached the semi-finals again but this time losing against Juventus. In 2004, Deportivo de la Coruna reached the semi-finals of the but lost to eventual champions FC Porto. In the UEFA Cup, La Liga had 2 out of the 4 semi-finalists. Valencia CF beat Villarreal CF in the semi-finals before beating Olympique de Marseille in the final. In 2006, La Liga had 2 out of the 4 semi-finalists in the UEFA Champions League with FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF where FC Barcelona went on to become European champions again by beating Arsenal FC 2-1 in the final. Meanwhile, in the UEFA Cup Sevilla FC followed in Barcelona's footsteps by beating a Premier League side in a European final when they defeated Middlesbrough FC 4-0. With FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC, La Liga took home both European trophies on offer in 2006.

2007 was another successful year for La Liga, in the UEFA Cup they had 3 out of the 4 semi-finalists with Sevilla, Espanyol and Osasuna. Sevilla beat fellow Spaniards Osasuna 2-1 on aggregate, while Espanyol beat German high fliers Werder Bremen 5-1 on aggregate, to set up an all-Spanish UEFA Cup final. In a pulsating all-Spanish UEFA Cup final, Adriano gave Sevilla the lead only for Albert Riera to equalise for Espanyol, then in the second half Espanyol were down to 10 men which gave Sevilla an extra incentive to take the lead which they did in extra-time through Frederic Kanoute. But a dramatic late equaliser in the second period of extra-time from Espanyol's Jonatas took it to penalties, which Sevilla won.

La Liga teams in European Finals

European Cup/Champions League

Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue
2008-09
Details
Spain FC Barcelona 2 - 0 England Manchester United FC Stadio Olimpico,
Rome Italy
2005–06
Details
Spain FC Barcelona 2 - 1 England Arsenal FC Stade de France,
Paris France
2001–02
Details
Spain Real Madrid CF 2 - 1 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen Hampden Park,
Glasgow Scotland
2000–01
Details
Germany FC Bayern München 1 - 1 aet, 5-4 pen Spain Valencia CF San Siro,
Milan Italy
1999–00
Details
Spain Real Madrid CF 3 - 0 Spain Valencia CF Stade de France,
Paris France
1997–98
Details
Spain Real Madrid CF 1 - 0 Italy Juventus FC Amsterdam ArenA,
Amsterdam Netherlands
1993–94
Details
Italy A.C. Milan 4 - 0 Spain FC Barcelona Olympic Stadium Spiros Louis,
Athens Greece
1991–92
Details
Spain FC Barcelona 1 - 0 aet Italy UC Sampdoria Wembley Stadium,
London England
1985–86
Details
Romania FC Steaua Bucureşti 0 - 0 aet, 2-0 pen Spain FC Barcelona Sánchez Pizjuán,
Seville Spain
1980–81
Details
England Liverpool FC 1 - 0 Spain Real Madrid CF Parc des Princes,
Paris France
1973–74
Details
Germany FC Bayern München 1 - 1 aet, 4 - 0(replay) Spain Atlético Madrid Heysel Stadium,
Brussels Belgium
1965–66
Details
Spain Real Madrid CF 2 - 1 Yugoslavia FK Partizan Heysel Stadium,
Brussels Belgium
1963–64
Details
Italy FC Internazionale 3 - 1 Spain Real Madrid CF Prater Stadium,
Vienna Austria
1961–62
Details
Portugal SL Benfica 5 - 3 Spain Real Madrid CF Olympisch Stadion,
Amsterdam Netherlands
1960–61
Details
Portugal SL Benfica 3 - 2 Spain FC Barcelona Wankdorf Stadium,
Berne Switzerland
1959–60
Details
Spain Real Madrid CF 7 - 3 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Hampden Park,
Glasgow Scotland
1958–59
Details
Spain Real Madrid CF 2 - 0 France Stade de Reims-Champagne Neckarstadion,
Stuttgart West Germany
1957–58
Details
Spain Real Madrid CF 3 - 2 aet Italy A.C. Milan Heysel Stadium,
Brussels Belgium
1956–57
Details
Spain Real Madrid CF 2 - 0 Italy AC Fiorentina Santiago Bernabéu,
Madrid Spain
1955–56
Details
Spain Real Madrid CF 4 - 3 France Stade de Reims-Champagne Parc des Princes,
Paris France

aet = after extra time

UEFA Cup/Europa League

Season Winner Goals Score Goals Runner-up Venue
2006/07
Details
Spain Sevilla Adriano 18'
Kanouté 105'
2 - 2
aet
Riera 28'
Jonatas 115'
Spain Espanyol Hampden Park,
Glasgow Scotland
Sevilla won 3-1 in penalty shootout
2005/06
Details
Spain Sevilla Fabiano 28'

Maresca 78', 84' Kanoute 89'

4 - 0 England Middlesbrough Philips Stadion,
Eindhoven Netherlands
2003/04
Details
Spain Valencia Vicente (pen) 45'
Mista 58'
2 - 0 France Marseille Nya Ullevi,
Gothenburg Sweden
2000/01
Details
England Liverpool Babbel 4'
Gerrard 16'
McAllister (pen) 41'
Fowler 73'
Gelí (OG) 116'
5 - 4
aet
Alonso 27'
Moreno 48', 51'
Cruyff 89'
Spain Deportivo Alavés Westfalenstadion,
Dortmund Germany
Match decided by golden goal
1987/88
Details
Spain RCD Espanyol
(ESP)
Losada 45', 56'
Soler 49'
3 - 0 West Germany Bayer Leverkusen
(FRG)
Estadi de Sarrià,
Barcelona
West Germany Bayer Leverkusen
(FRG)
Tita 57'
Gotz 63'
Cha Bum-Kun 81'
3 - 0
aet
Spain RCD Espanyol
(ESP)
Ulrich Haberland Stadion,
Leverkusen
Aggregate: 3-3
Bayer Leverkusen won 3-2 in penalty shootout
1985/86
Details
Spain Real Madrid
(ESP)
Hugo Sánchez 38'
Gordillo 42'
Valdano 51', 84'
Santillana 89'
5 - 1 Allofs 29' West Germany 1. FC Köln
(FRG)
Santiago Bernabéu,
Madrid
West Germany 1. FC Köln
(FRG)
Bein 22'
Geilenkirchen 72'
2 - 0 Spain Real Madrid
(ESP)
Olympiastadion,
Berlin
Real Madrid won 5-3 on aggregate
1984/85
Details
Hungary Videoton
(HUN)
0 - 3 Míchel 31'
Santillana 77'
Juanito 89'
Spain Real Madrid
(ESP)
Stadion Sóstói,
Székesfehérvár
Spain Real Madrid
(ESP)
0 - 1 Májer 86' Hungary Videoton
(HUN)
Santiago Bernabéu,
Madrid
Real Madrid won 3-1 on aggregate
1976/77
Details
Italy Juventus
(ITA)
Tardelli 15' 1 - 0 Spain Athletic Bilbao
(ESP)
Stadio Comunale,
Turin
Spain Athletic Bilbao
(ESP)
Churruca 11'
Carlos 78'
2 - 1 Bettega 7' Italy Juventus
(ITA)
San Mamés,
Bilbao
Aggregate: 2-2
Juventus won on away goals

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

Season Home Team Score Away Team Venue
1971

Trophy Play-Off

Spain CF Barcelona
(ESP)
2 - 1 England Leeds United
(ENG)
Camp Nou,
Barcelona
Single match play-off
1965–66

Details

Spain CF Barcelona
(ESP)
0 - 1 Spain Real Zaragoza
(ESP)
Camp Nou,
Barcelona
Spain Real Zaragoza
(ESP)
2 - 4
aet
Spain CF Barcelona
(ESP)
La Romareda,
Zaragoza
CF Barcelona won 4-3 on aggregate
1963–64

Details

Spain Real Zaragoza
(ESP)
2 - 1 Spain Valencia CF
(ESP)
Camp Nou,
Barcelona
Single match played
1962–63

Details

Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb
(YUG)
1 - 2 Spain Valencia CF
(ESP)
Maksimir,
Zagreb
Spain Valencia CF
(ESP)
2 - 0 Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb
(YUG)
Luis Casanova Stadium,
Valencia
Valencia CF won 4-1 on aggregate
1961–62

Details

Spain Valencia CF
(ESP)
6 - 2 Spain CF Barcelona
(ESP)
Luis Casanova Stadium,
Valencia
Spain CF Barcelona
(ESP)
1 - 1 Spain Valencia CF
(ESP)
Camp Nou,
Barcelona
Valencia CF won 7-3 on aggregate
1958–60

Details

England Birmingham City
(ENG)
0 - 0 Spain CF Barcelona
(ESP)
St Andrews,
Birmingham
Spain CF Barcelona
(ESP)
4 - 1 England Birmingham City
(ENG)
Camp Nou,
Barcelona
CF Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate
1955–58

Details

England London XI
(ENG)
2 - 2 Spain CF Barcelona
(ESP)
Stamford Bridge,
London
Spain CF Barcelona
(ESP)
6 - 0 England London XI
(ENG)
Camp Nou,
Barcelona
CF Barcelona won 8-2 on aggregate

aet - after extra time

European Cup Winners' Cup

Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue
1998–99

Details

Italy S.S. Lazio 2 - 1 Spain RCD Mallorca Villa Park,
Birmingham
1996–97

Details

Spain FC Barcelona 1 - 0 France Paris Saint-Germain De Kuip,
Rotterdam
1994–95

Details

Spain Real Zaragoza 2 - 1
aet
England Arsenal Parc des Princes,
Paris
1990–91

Details

England Manchester United 2 - 1 Spain FC Barcelona De Kuip,
Rotterdam
1988–89

Details

Spain FC Barcelona 2 - 0 Italy Sampdoria Wankdorf Stadium,
Berne
1985–86

Details

Soviet Union FC Dynamo Kyiv 3 - 0 Spain Atlético Madrid Stade de Gerland,
Lyon
1982–83

Details

Scotland Aberdeen 2 - 1
aet
Spain Real Madrid Nya Ullevi,
Gothenburg
1981–82

Details

Spain FC Barcelona 2 - 1 Belgium Standard Liège Camp Nou,
Barcelona
1979–80

Details

Spain Valencia CF 0 - 0
aet
England Arsenal Heysel Stadium,
Brussels
5 - 4 on penalty shootout;
1978–79

Details

Spain FC Barcelona 4 - 3
aet
West Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf St. Jakob Stadium,
Basel
1970-71

Details

England Chelsea 1 - 1
aet
Spain Real Madrid Karaiskákis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece
Chelsea F.C. won the final replay, 2 - 1 at Karaiskákis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece
1968–69

Details

Czechoslovakia Slovan Bratislava 3 - 2 Spain FC Barcelona St. Jakob Stadium,
Basel
1962–63

Details

England Tottenham Hotspur 5 - 1 Spain Atlético Madrid De Kuip,
Rotterdam
1961–62

Details

Spain Atlético Madrid 1 - 1
aet
Italy Fiorentina Hampden Park,
Glasgow
Atlético Madrid won the final replay, 3 - 0 at Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart

aet - after extra time


La Liga Clubs in Europe. Football clubs from La Liga (Spain) have been among the most successful in Europe. Real Madrid have been crowned champions of Europe on 9 separate occasions. La Liga clubs have won 30 major European trophies between them, more than any other league. Real Madrid have won 11 titles in total while FC Barcelona have won 9 . Valencia CF have contributed another 4, while Real Zaragoza, Sevilla FC and Atlético Madrid have 2 each. Deportivo La Coruna have been regulars in the UEFA Champions League while Athletic Bilbao, RCD Espanyol, Alaves and RCD Mallorca have all contested major finals. Even smaller La Liga clubs, like Villarreal CF, Celta Vigo and Málaga CF have found success in Europe, winning the UEFA Intertoto Cup. In 2005–06 FC Barcelona won the UEFA Champions League and Sevilla FC won the UEFA Cup. La Liga became the first league to do the Double since 1997.

Real Madrid won the European Cup cup five times in a row between 1956 and 1960 and then for a sixth time in 1966. La Liga clubs also dominated the early Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. FC Barcelona, Valencia CF and Real Zaragoza won this competition six times between them between 1958 and 1966, resulting in three all-La Liga finals in 1962, 1964 and 1966. La Liga clubs have continued to be successful in Europe ever since.

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=La Liga's dominance in Europe since 2000

= Since the turn of the century, La Liga clubs have dominated Europe. In 2000, La Liga had 3 out of the 4 semi-finalists in the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Valencia CF and FC Barcelona; Real Madrid went on to beat fellow La Liga side Valencia CF in an all Spanish final. In 2001, La Liga had 2 out of the 4 semi-finalists in the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid and Valencia CF. Valencia CF went on to lose the final again this time to Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, in the UEFA Cup, La Liga had 2 out of the 4 semi-finalists with Deportivo Alaves and FC Barcelona, with Deportivo Alaves losing to Liverpool FC in the final. In 2002, had 2 out of the 4 semi-finalists in the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid beating FC Barcelona in the semi-finals then beating Bayer Leverkusen in the final. In 2003 Real Madrid reached the semi-finals again but this time losing against Juventus. In 2004, Deportivo de la Coruna reached the semi-finals of the but lost to eventual champions FC Porto. In the UEFA Cup, La Liga had 2 out of the 4 semi-finalists. Valencia CF beat Villarreal CF in the semi-finals before beating Olympique de Marseille in the final. In 2006, La Liga had 2 out of the 4 semi-finalists in the UEFA Champions League with FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF where FC Barcelona went on to become European champions again by beating Arsenal FC 2-1 in the final. Meanwhile, in the UEFA Cup Sevilla FC followed in Barcelona's footsteps by beating a Premier League side in a European final when they defeated Middlesbrough FC 4-0. With FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC, La Liga took home both European trophies on offer in 2006.

2007 was another successful year for La Liga, in the UEFA Cup they had 3 out of the 4 semi-finalists with Sevilla, Espanyol and Osasuna. Sevilla beat fellow Spaniards Osasuna 2-1 on aggregate, while Espanyol beat German high fliers Werder Bremen 5-1 on aggregate, to set up an all-Spanish UEFA Cup final. In a pulsating all-Spanish UEFA Cup final, Adriano gave Sevilla the lead only for Albert Riera to equalise for Espanyol, then in the second half Espanyol were down to 10 men which gave Sevilla an extra incentive to take the lead which they did in extra-time through Frederic Kanoute. But a dramatic late equaliser in the second period of extra-time from Espanyol's Jonatas took it to penalties, which Sevilla won. In 2009 Barcelona won the Champions League for the third time, in 2010 Atletico Madrid won the first edition of the Europa League. This was its first european trophy after 48 years.

La Liga teams in European Finals

European Cup/Champions League

Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue
1955–56
Details
Real Madrid 4 - 3 Stade Reims Parc des Princes, Paris
1956–57
Details
Real Madrid 2 - 0 Fiorentina Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
1957–58
Details
Real Madrid 3 - 2 aet Milan Heysel Stadium, Brussels
1958–59
Details
Real Madrid 2 - 0 Stade Reims Neckarstadion, Stuttgart
1959–60
Details
Real Madrid 7 - 3 Eintracht Frankfurt Hampden Park, Glasgow
1960–61
Details
Benfica 3 - 2 Barcelona Wankdorf Stadium, Berne
1961–62
Details
Benfica 5 - 3 Real Madrid Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
1963–64
Details
Internazionale 3 - 1 Real Madrid Prater Stadium, Vienna
1965–66
Details
Real Madrid 2 - 1 Partizan Heysel Stadium, Brussels
1973–74
Details
Bayern Munich 1 - 1 aet, 4 - 0(replay) Atlético Madrid Heysel Stadium, Brussels
1980–81
Details
Liverpool 1 - 0 Real Madrid Parc des Princes, Paris
1985–86
Details
Steaua Bucureşti 0 - 0 aet, 2 - 0 pen Barcelona Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville
1991–92
Details
Barcelona 1 - 0 aet Sampdoria Wembley Stadium, London
1993–94
Details
Milan 4 - 0 Barcelona Olympic Stadium Spiros Louis, Athens
1997–98
Details
Real Madrid 1 - 0 Juventus Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
1999–2000
Details
Real Madrid 3 - 0 Valencia Stade de France, Paris
2000–01
Details
Bayern Munich 1 - 1 aet, 5 - 4 pen Valencia San Siro, Milan
2001–02
Details
Real Madrid 2 - 1 Bayer Leverkusen Hampden Park, Glasgow
2005–06
Details
Barcelona 2 - 1 Arsenal Stade de France, Paris
2008-09
Details
Barcelona 2 - 0 Manchester United Stadio Olimpico, Rome

aet = after extra time

UEFA Cup/Europa League

Season Home team Score Away team Venue
1976–77
Details
Juventus 1 - 0 Athletic Bilbao Stadio Comunale, Turin
Athletic Bilbao 2 - 1 Juventus San Mamés, Bilbao
Aggregate: 2-2; Juventus won on away goals
1984–85
Details
Videoton 0 - 3 Real Madrid Stadion Sóstói, Székesfehérvár
Real Madrid 0 - 1 Videoton Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Real Madrid won 3-1 on aggregate
1985–86
Details
Real Madrid 5 - 1 Köln Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Köln 2 - 0 Real Madrid Olympiastadion, Berlin
Real Madrid won 5-3 on aggregate
1987–88
Details
Espanyol 3 - 0 Bayer Leverkusen Estadi de Sarrià, Barcelona
Bayer Leverkusen 3 - 0
aet
Espanyol Ulrich Haberland Stadion, Leverkusen
Aggregate: 3-3; Bayer Leverkusen won 3-2 on penalties
Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue
2000–01
Details
Liverpool 5 - 4
aet
Deportivo Alavés Westfalenstadion, Dortmund
Match decided by golden goal
2003–04
Details
Valencia 2 - 0 Marseille Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg
2005–06
Details
Sevilla 4 - 0 Middlesbrough Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
2006–07
Details
Sevilla 2 - 2
aet
Espanyol Hampden Park, Glasgow
Sevilla won 3-1 on penalties
2009–10
Details
Atlético de Madrid 2 - 1
aet
Fulham F.C. HSH Nordbank Arena, Hamburg

Fairs Cup

Season Home Score Away Venue
1955–58
Details
London XI 2 - 2 Barcelona Stamford Bridge, London
Barcelona 6 - 0 London XI Camp Nou, Barcelona
Barcelona won 8-2 on aggregate
1958–60
Details
Birmingham City 0 - 0 Barcelona St Andrews, Birmingham
Barcelona 4 - 1 Birmingham City Camp Nou, Barcelona
Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate
1961–62
Details
Valencia 6 - 2 Barcelona Luis Casanova Stadium, Valencia
Barcelona 1 - 1 Valencia Camp Nou, Barcelona
Valencia won 7-3 on aggregate
1962–63
Details
Dinamo Zagreb 1 - 2 Valencia Maksimir, Zagreb
Valencia 2 - 0 Dinamo Zagreb Luis Casanova Stadium, Valencia
Valencia won 4-1 on aggregate
1963–64
Details
Real Zaragoza 2 - 1 Valencia Camp Nou, Barcelona
Single match played
1965–66
Details
Barcelona 0 - 1 Real Zaragoza Camp Nou, Barcelona
Real Zaragoza 2 - 4 aet Barcelona La Romareda, Zaragoza
Barcelona won 4-3 on aggregate
1971
Trophy Play-Off
Barcelona 2 - 1 Leeds United Camp Nou, Barcelona
Single match play-off

aet - after extra time

European Cup Winners' Cup

Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue
1961–62
Details
Atlético Madrid 1 - 1
aet
Fiorentina Hampden Park, Glasgow
Atlético Madrid won the final replay, 3 - 0 at Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart
1962–63
Details
Tottenham Hotspur 5 - 1 Atlético Madrid De Kuip, Rotterdam
1968–69
Details
Slovan Bratislava 3 - 2 Barcelona St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
1970-71
Details
Chelsea 1 - 1 aet Real Madrid Karaiskákis Stadium, Piraeus
Chelsea won the final replay, 2 - 1 at Karaiskákis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece
1978–79
Details
Barcelona 4 - 3 aet Fortuna Düsseldorf St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
1979–80
Details
Valencia 0 - 0 aet Arsenal Heysel Stadium, Brussels
5 - 4 on penalties
1981–82
Details
Barcelona 2 - 1 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Standard Liège Camp Nou, Barcelona
1982–83
Details
Aberdeen 2 - 1 aet Real Madrid Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg
1985–86
Details
Dynamo Kyiv 3 - 0 Atlético Madrid Stade de Gerland, Lyon
1988–89
Details
Barcelona 2 - 0 Sampdoria Wankdorf Stadium, Berne
1990–91
Details
Manchester United 2 - 1 Barcelona De Kuip, Rotterdam
1994–95
Details
Real Zaragoza 2 - 1 aet Arsenal Parc des Princes, Paris
1996–97
Details
Barcelona 1 - 0 Paris Saint-Germain De Kuip, Rotterdam
1998–99
Details
Lazio 2 - 1 Mallorca Villa Park, Birmingham

aet - after extra time


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