How many Champions League trophies have Bayern Munich won? Year-by-year knockout history

How many Champions League trophies have Bayern Munich won? Year-by-year knockout history

Bayern Munich have long been one of Europe’s elite clubs, consistently dominating in their own country as well as being major players on the continental scene.

Their last win in the Champions League came in 2020, when they edged out Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final, behind closed doors, as they capped off a brilliant treble-winning campaign.

In 2021/22, they trail surprise package Villarreal 1-0 in the quarter-finals, but they welcome the Spanish side to their home ground for the second leg still largely fancied to go through.

We look back at their pedigree in the competition and take a closer look at the history of one of Europe’s most successful clubs.

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0 – Villarreal are the first side to keep a clean sheet against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League since Liverpool in February 2019, ending a run of 30 consecutive games in which the German side had netted at least once. Masterclass.

How many Champions Leagues have Bayern Munich won?

With six competition wins, Bayern Munich lie within the elite of the competition, joint with Liverpool but one behind second-placed AC Milan and seven off runaway leaders Real Madrid. Their most recent success came two years ago as they beat PSG 1-0 in the final thanks to a Kingsley Coman goal.

They managed to win three Champions League titles on the bounce from the 1973/74 to the 1975/76 seasons. However, they have suffered losses as well, most notably in the 1998-99 final as Manchester United scored two injury-time goals to snatch a victory in Barcelona.

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Their next win came in the 2000/01 season, edging out Valencia on penalties. They reached the final in 2009, but lost out to Jose Mourinho’s treble-winning Inter. Next up was another heartbreaking loss in 2012, this time to Chelsea: having dominated the final for the whole game, they lost on penalties — and at their home ground.

However, they got their victory in the final the very next year, edging German rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 thanks to a late Arjen Robben goal.

Who is Bayern’s top Champions League scorer?

Over the course of their famous history, Bayern have had some great forwards. One of the very best wears their colours now.

Robert Lewandowski has scored 68 goals in 77 appearances in the Champions League for Bayern and is showing no signs of slowing down. The Poland striker sits top of the scoring charts for this season with 12 goals and three assists.

Next on the list is the evergreen Thomas Muller who, despite being more of a creative force behind Lewandowski over the past few years, has a really impressive return of 52 goals in 133 games.

The top three is rounded off by former star winger Robben, followed by ex-strikers Mario Gomez and Giovane Elber, who won 13 trophies at Bayern including the Champions League in 2001.

Player Goals Appearances 1. Robert Lewandowski 68 77 2. Thomas Muller 52 133 3. Arjen Robben 25 70 4. Mario Gomez 23 39 5. Giovane Elber 21 60

What is Bayern’s season-by-season Champions League record?

Bayern’s best period in the competition was during the 1970s but, as can be seen from the list below, they have rarely failed to challenge in the latter stages of the tournament.

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They have reached four finals in the past 12 years and only failed to reach the semi-finals on four occasions in that time.

Season Stage Reached Eliminated By 1969-70 First Round Saint-Etienne 1972-73 Quarter-Final Ajax 1973-74 Winners N/A 1974-75 Winners N/A 1975-76 Winners N/A 1976-77 Quarter-Final Dynamo Kyiv 1980-81 Semi-Final Liverpool 1981-82 Final Aston Villa 1985-86 Quarter-Final Anderlecht 1986-87 Final Porto 1987-88 Quarter-Final Real Madrid 1989-90 Semi-Final Milan 1990-91 Semi-Final Red Star Belgrade 1994-95 Semi-Final Ajax 1997-98 Quarter-Final Borussia Dortmund 1998-99 Final Manchester United 1999-00 Semi-Final Real Madrid 2000-01 Winners N/A 2001-02 Quarter-Final Real Madrid 2002-03 Group Stage Milan, Deportivo 2003-04 Round of 16 Real Madrid 2004-05 Quarter-Final Chelsea 2005-06 Round of 16 Milan 2006-07 Quarter-Final Milan 2008-09 Quarter-Final Barcelona 2009-10 Final Inter 2010-11 Round of 16 Inter 2011-12 Final Chelsea 2012-13 Winners N/A 2013-14 Semi-Final Real Madrid 2014-15 Semi-Final Barcelona 2015-16 Semi-Final Atletico Madrid 2016-17 Quarter-Final Real Madrid 2017-18 Semi-Final Real Madrid 2018-19 Round of 16 Liverpool 2019-20 Winners N/A 2020-21 Quarter-Finals PSG