European Cup and Champions League
View here historical and current facts and stats on the European Cup and Champions League. The UEFA Champions League is the Union of European Football Associations top tier club competition with clubs across Europe competing for the Championship. The tournament began as the European Cup in 1955/56 with 16 sides taking part. The competition was renamed as the Champions League in 1992/93 and has expanded over the years with a total of 79 clubs entering in 2019/20.