Who has lost the most Champions League finals?

Juventus hold the undesirable record of having lost seven different UEFA Champions League finals.

The Italian giants first reached the final in 1973, losing 1-0 to the great Ajax side of the 1970s at the Red Star Stadium in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. The competition was then known as the European Cup and would rename that way until 1992 when it moved to its current branding.

Juventus would be on the losing side in their second final too, this time going down 1-0 to Hamburger SV at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece – the German club’s one and only success in this competition.

The record Serie A champions finally got their hands on the trophy two years later though when they beat English side Liverpool 1-0 at Heysel.

Success was on the cards again in 1996 when Juventus won in their fourth final, beating defending champions Ajax on penalties in 1996. This gave them two wins and two losses at the time.

The following year they were beaten 3-1 by Borussia Dortmund – the German club’s one and only success in this competition. Juventus’ third successive final ended in disappointment as they went down 1-0 to Real Madrid in 1998.

AC Milan were the opponents in the first all-Italian club final back in 2003, with I Rossoneri winning on penalties following a 0-0 draw after extra-time.

Juventus have not had any luck in Europe this millennium as they were convincingly beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2015 Champions League final, and thrashed 4-1 two years later by Real Madrid. In their nine finals, Juventus have never scored more than one goal.


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