UEFA Champions League

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The UEFA Champions League aka European Cup (its former official name) is a football tournament played annually throughout Europe. Originally a knockout competition of several rounds, it is now formatted as a league-cum-knockout and involves between 79 and 81 teams from 55 national leagues. The most successful clubs have been Real Madrid (14 titles), AC Milan (7), Liverpool (6), Bayern Munich (6), Barcelona (5) and Ajax Amsterdam (4).