Soccer fans will pay attention to the best Champions League clubs of all time, however which nations lead the way for goals in European football’s premier club competition?
From Italy’s dominance in the 1990s to Spain’s monopoly on the trophy, that is the story of the UCL in goals.
Italy leads earlier than Spain and England surge
Italy had been the first nation to stamp their mark upon the Champions League, with both AC Milan or Juventus that includes in the first six finals.
However Real Madrid and Valencia fought back on behalf of LaLiga, knocking Italy off the high of the goals desk at the flip of the century.
Manchester United’s 1999 title introduced the Premier League on the European stage, and beneath Arsene Wenger’s stewardship Arsenal turned a constant player in Europe too.
England noticed itself move from sixth in the goal charts in 1999 to 3rd in 2004.
Premier League’s golden period
The goals actually began flowing for Premier League sides over the next six years nonetheless.
No less than one English team made the Champions League final between 2005 and 2009, with two that includes in the 2007/08 version as United edged Chelsea on penalties.
Liverpool reached finals in 2005 and 2007, whereas Arsenal misplaced 2-1 to Barcelona in 2006’s showpiece.
The result was that English sides moved into second place in the goals desk by October 2010, simply 56 behind Spain, who had been about to get pleasure from a dominant interval.
Spain and England slug it out
The 2010s belonged to Spain, with six Spanish Champions League titles throughout the decade, together with two all-Spanish finals between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
At one level during the decade, Spanish sides had stretched their goalscoring lead to 224 over England, however Premier League clubs fought back.
Due to the emergence of Manchester City as a European force, in addition to Liverpool reaching two finals and Tottenham reaching one, the hole was lower to 145 goals when the UCL was suspended attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.