Manchester United v Barcelona – The Numbers

Here’s a look at key Champions League, Manchester United and Barcelona stats going into Wednesday’s game. Victor has done a great job previewing the Champions League final so once you’ve browsed through the stats below, head over to the match page for discussion, live coverage and the post-match report.

Top scorers 2008/2009 Champions League

Player Nation Club Goals Apps All-time goals All-time Apps
Lionel Messi ARG FC Barcelona 8 11 16 32
Steven Gerrard ENG Liverpool 7 8 19 62
Miroslav Klose GER Bayern München 7 8 12 29
Lisandro López ARG FC Porto 6 10 13 28
Emmanuel Adebayor TOG Arsenal 5 7 9 38
Alessandro Del Piero ITA Juventus 5 8 42 87
Karim Benzema FRA Olympique Lyon 5 8 12 19
Robin van Persie NED Arsenal 5 8 11 34
Thierry Henry FRA FC Barcelona 5 9 50 104
Didier Drogba CIV Chelsea 5 10 28 55


Head-to-heads in major European Cup competitions (excl. European Super Cup)

FC Barcelona – Manchester United

UEFA Champions League 29 Apr 2008 Manchester United FC Barcelona 1 – 0 (1 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 23 Apr 2008 FC Barcelona Manchester United 0 – 0 (0 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 25 Nov 1998 FC Barcelona Manchester United 3 – 3 (1 – 1)
UEFA Champions League 16 Sep 1998 Manchester United FC Barcelona 3 – 3 (2 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 02 Nov 1994 FC Barcelona Manchester United 4 – 0 (2 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 19 Oct 1994 Manchester United FC Barcelona 2 – 2 (1 – 1)
Cup Winners’ Cup 15 May 1991 Manchester United FC Barcelona 2 – 1 (0 – 0)
Cup Winners’ Cup 21 Mar 1984 Manchester United FC Barcelona 3 – 0 (1 – 0)
Cup Winners’ Cup 07 Mar 1984 FC Barcelona Manchester United 2 – 0 (1 – 0)


England or Spain can win a record 29th European trophy. England can add to their 11 CC/CL crowns, eight Cup Winners’ Cups and 10 Fairs Cups/UEFA Cups. Spain have won 11 CC/CL titles, seven Cup Winners’ Cups and 11 Fairs Cups/UEFA Cups.

> The 11 English victories in Champions Cup/Champions League belong to Liverpool (5), Manchester United (3), Nottingham Forest (2) and Aston Villa (1).
> Spain’s 11 Champions Cup/Champions League wins have been recorded by just two clubs; Real Madrid (9) and FC Barcelona (2).

Most European trophies won by nation

Total Nation CC/CL CWC FC/UC Leading trophy winners
29 Spain 11 7 11 Real Madrid (11)
29 England 11 8 10 Liverpool (8)
28 Italy 11 7 10 AC Milan (9)
16 Germany 6 4 6 Bayern München (6)
11 Netherlands 6 1 4 Ajax (6)
6 Portugal 4 1 1 FC Porto (3)
5 Soviet Union/Russia 0 3 2 Dynamo Kyiv (2)
4 Belgium 0 3 1 Anderlecht (3)
3 Scotland 1 2 0 three teams (1)
2 France 1 1 0 two teams (1)
2 Yugoslavia 1 0 1 two teams (1)
2 Sweden 0 0 2 IFK Göteborg (2)


Undefeated Champions League campaigns

Season Club Nation Played Won Drawn Lost Finished
2005/2006 FC Barcelona ESP 13 9 4 0 Winners
2007/2008 Manchester United ENG 13 9 4 0 Winners
2008/2009 Manchester United ENG 12 6 6 0 TBD
1994/1995 Ajax NED 11 7 4 0 Winners
1998/1999 Manchester United ENG 11 5 6 0 Winners
1993/1994 AC Milan ITA 8 4 4 0 Winners
2008/2009 Atlético Madrid ESP 8 3 5 0 Last 16
1992/1993 Olympique Marseille FRA 7 4 3 0 Winners
1992/1993 Rangers SCO 6 2 4 0 2nd (of 4) in group
2002/2003 AEK Athinai GRE 6 0 6 0 3rd (of 4) in group


Youngest coaches in final of Champions Cup/Champions League

Age (y-d) Coach Nation Team Match date Final
31-212 Bobby Houghton ENG Malmö FF (SWE) 30 May 1979 Nottingham Forest – Malmö FF 1-0
35-224 Didier Deschamps FRA AS Monaco (FRA) 26 May 2004 FC Porto – AS Monaco 3-0
36-192 José Villalonga ESP Real Madrid (ESP) 13 Jun 1956 Real Madrid – Stade de Reims 4-3
36-347 Albert Batteux FRA Stade de Reims (FRA) 13 Jun 1956 Real Madrid – Stade de Reims 4-3
37-043 Robert Herbin FRA Saint-Etienne (FRA) 12 May 1976 Bayern München – Saint-Etienne 1-0
38-120 Miguel Muñoz ESP Real Madrid (ESP) 18 May 1960 Real Madrid – Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3
38-129 Josep Guardiola ESP FC Barcelona (ESP) 27 May 2009 FC Barcelona – Manchester United
39-020 Anghel Iordanescu ROU Steaua Bucuresti (ROU) 24 May 1989 AC Milan – Steaua Bucuresti 4-0
39-119 Udo Lattek GER Bayern München (GER) 15 May 1974 Bayern München – Atlético Madrid 1-1
39-249 Jimmy Armfield ENG Leeds United (ENG) 28 May 1975 Bayern München – Leeds United 2-0

FC Barcelona – Manchester United

England or Spain can win a record 29th European trophy in the Champions League final on Wednesday, 27 May. England can add to their 11 CC/CL crowns, eight Cup Winners’ Cups and 10 Fairs Cups/UEFA Cups. Spain have won 11 CC/CL crowns, seven Cup Winners’ Cups and 11 Fairs Cups/UEFA Cups.

> The 11 English victories in Champions Cup/Champions League belong to Liverpool (5), Manchester United (3), Nottingham Forest (2) and Aston Villa (1).
> Spain’s 11 Champions Cup/Champions League wins are recorded by Real Madrid (9) and FC Barcelona (2).


Most European trophies won by nation

Total Nation CC/CL CWC FC/UC Leading trophy winners
29 Spain 11 7 11 Real Madrid (11)
29 England 11 8 10 Liverpool (8)
28 Italy 11 7 10 AC Milan (9)
16 Germany 6 4 6 Bayern München (6)
11 Netherlands 6 1 4 Ajax (6)
6 Portugal 4 1 1 FC Porto (3)
5 Soviet Union/Russia 0 3 2 Dynamo Kyiv (2)
4 Belgium 0 3 1 Anderlecht (3)
3 Scotland 1 2 0 three teams (1)
2 France 1 1 0 two teams (1)
2 Yugoslavia 1 0 1 two teams (1)
2 Sweden 0 0 2 IFK Göteborg (2)

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