Of the 53 countries that enter teams into the UEFA Champions League, some have had more success over the years than others.

We’ll give you an overview of each country’s performance in the competition, looking at which teams have finished best, and see which countries have produced the greatest number of champions.

Albania

Most successful clubs in Champions League: KF Tirana, Dinamo Tirana, KF Skënderbeu Korçë

Best finish: Round of 16 (KF Tirana – 1989-1990)

Andorra

Most successful clubs in Champions League: FC Santa Coloma, FC Sant Julià

Best finish: Second Qualifying Round (FC Santa Coloma – 2014-15)

Armenia

Most successful clubs in Champions League: FC Pyunik, Shirak Gyumri, Spartak Yerevan, Banants Yerevan, Kilikia Yerevan, Ulisses, FC Yerevan

Best finish: Second Qualifying Round (FC Pyunik – 2015-16)

Austria

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Rapid Wien, Austria Wien, FC Salzburg

Best finish: Semi Finals (Austria Wien – 1978-79)

Azerbaijan

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Neftchi Baku, Qarabağ Agdam,

Best finish: Third Qualifying Round (Qarabağ Agdam – 2014-15)

Belarus

Most successful clubs in Champions League: FC BATE Borisov, Dinamo Minsk, Slavia-Mozyr, Belshina Bobruisk

Best finish: Group Stage (FC BATE Borisov – 2008-09)

Belgium

Most successful clubs in Champions League: RSC Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Standard Liege

Best finish: Final (Club Brugge – 1977-78)

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Željezničar Sarajevo, FK Sarajevo

Best finish: Third Qualifying Round (Željezničar Sarajevo – 2002-03)

Bulgaria

Most successful clubs in Champions League: CSKA Sofia, Levski Sofia, Lokomotiv Sofia

Best finish: Semi Finals (CSKA Sofia – 1981-82)

Croatia

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split

Best finish: Quarter Final (Hajduk Split – 1994-95)

Cyprus

Most successful clubs in Champions League: AC Omonia, APOEL FC, Apollon FC

Best finish: Quarter Final (APOEL Nicosia –2011-12)

Czech Republic

Clubs that have participated in Champions League: Sparta Prague, Dukla Prague, Spartak Trnava

Best finish: Quarter Finals (Sparta Prague – 1984-85)

Denmark

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Kjøbenhavns Boldklub, Aarhus Gymnastikforening, Brøndby IF

Best finish: Quarter Finals (Brøndby IF – 1986-87)

England

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Chelsea

Best finish: Champions (all of above have won the competition, making England the country with the highest number of Champions League-winning teams. Manchester United were the first English club to win the trophy in 1967-68)

Estonia

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Levadia Tallinn, Nõmme Kalju

Best finish: Third Qualifying Round (Levadia Tallinn – 2009-10)

Faroe Islands

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Havnar Bóltfelag, B36 Tórshavn, EB/Streymur

Best finish: Second Qualifying Round (Havnar Bóltfelag – 2014-15)

Finland

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi, FC Kuusysi, FC Haka, TPS Turku

Best finish: Quarter Finals (FC Kuusysi – 1985-86)

France

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Olympique de Marseille, AS Monaco, Stade de Reims, AS Saint-Étienne

Best finish: Champions (Olympique de Marseille – 1992-93)

FYR Macedonia

Clubs participated in Champions League: FK Vardar, FK Rabotnički, Sloga Jugomagnat

Best finish: Third Qualifying Round (FK Vardar – 2003-04)

Georgia

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Dinamo Tbilisi, Torpedo Kutaisi

Best finish: Round of 16 (Dinamo Tbilisi – 1979-80)

Germany

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV

Best finish: Champions (all of the above – Bayern Munich were the first German club to win the title in 1974)

Gibraltar

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Lincoln Red Imps

Best finish: Second Qualifying Round (2015-16)

Greece

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Panathinaikos FC, Olympiacos FC, AEK Athens

Best finish: Final (Panathinaikos FC – 1970-71)

Hungary

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Újpest FC, Vasas SC, Győri ETO FC

Best finish: Semi Finals (Újpest FC – 1973-74)

Iceland

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Íþróttabandalag Akraness, Valur

Best finish: Round of 16 (Íþróttabandalag Akraness – 1975-76)

Israel

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Maccabi Tel Aviv, Maccabi Haifa, Beitar Jerusalem, Hapoel Tel-Aviv

Best finish: Group Stage (Maccabi Tel Aviv – 2004-05)

Italy

Most successful clubs in Champions League: AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan

Best finish: Champions (all of the above. AC Milan were the first Italian side to win the European Cup in 1962-63)

Kazakhstan

Most successful clubs in Champions League: FC Astana, FK Aktobe

Best finish: Group Stage (FC Astana – 2015-16)

Latvia

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Skonto FC, FK Ventspils

Best finish: Play-Offs (FK Ventspils – 2009-10)

Lithuania

Most successful clubs in Champions League: FK Žalgiris, FBK Kaunas, FK Ekranas

Best finish: Third Qualifying Round (FK Ekranas – 2012-13)

Luxembourg

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Jeunesse Esch, Avenir Beggen

Best finish: Round of 16 (Jeunesse Esch – 1963-64)

Malta

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Sliema Wanderers, Valletta FC

Best finish: Round of 16 (Sliema Wanderers – 1971-72)

Moldova

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Sheriff Tiraspol, Zimbru Chișinău, FC Milsami

Best finish: Play-Offs (Sheriff Tiraspol – 2010-11)

Montenegro

Most successful clubs in Champions League: FK Mogren, Rudar Pljevlja, Sutjeska Nikšić

Best finish: Second Qualifying Round (Rudar Pljevlja – 2015-16)

Netherlands

Most successful clubs in Champions League: AFC Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord

Best finish: Champions (all of the above. AFC Ajax was the first Dutch team to win the European Cup in 1971)

Northern Ireland

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Linfield, Glentoran, Derry City

Best finish: Quarter Finals (Linfield – 1966-67)

Norway

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Rosenborg BK, Lillestrøm SK, SFK LYN

Best finish: Quarter Finals (Rosenborg BK – 1996-97)

Poland

Clubs participated in Champions League: Legia Warsaw, Widzew Łódź

Best finish: Semi Finals (Widzew Łódź – 1982-83)

Portugal

Most successful clubs in Champions League: SL Benfica, Porto

Best finish: Champions (both of the above. Benfica were the first Portuguese team to win the European Cup in 1960-61)

Republic of Ireland

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Dundalk, Waterford United, Bohemian FC, Cork Celtic

Best finish: Round of 16 (Waterford United – 1970-71)

Romania

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Steaua București, Dinamo București, Universitatea Craiova

Best finish: Champions (Steaua București – 1985-86)

Russia

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow

Best finish: Semi Finals (Spartak Moscow – 1990-91)

San Marino

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Tre Fiori, SS Folgore, Tre Penne

Best finish: First Qualifying Round (SS Folgore – 2015-16)

Scotland

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Celtic, Rangers, Dundee, Dundee United, Hibernian

Best finish: Champions (Celtic – 1966-67)

Serbia

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Red Star Belgrade, FK Partizan

Best finish: Champions (Red Star Belgrade – 1990-91)

Slovakia

Most successful clubs in Champions League: MŠK Žilina, FC VSS Košice, FC Petržalka akadémia

Best finish: Group Stage (MŠK Žilina – 2010-11)

Slovenia

Most successful clubs in Champions League: NK Maribor, Olimpija Ljubljana

Best finish: Group Stage (NK Maribor – 1999-2000)

Spain

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Real Madrid, Barcelona

Best finish: Champions (both of the above. These two teams have won a combined 15 Champions Leagues, making Spain the most successful country in terms of how many competitions have been won. Real Madrid won the first-ever European Cup in 1955-56.)

Sweden

Most successful clubs in Champions League: IFK Göteborg, Malmö FF

Best finish: Final (Malmö FF – 1978-79)

Switzerland

Most successful clubs in Champions League: FC Zürich, BSC Young Boys

Best finish: Semi Finals (FC Zürich – 1976-77)

Turkey

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, Beşiktaş

Best finish: Semi Finals (Galatasaray – 1988-89)

Ukraine

Most successful clubs in Champions League: Dynamo Kyev, Shakhtar Donetsk

Best finish: Semi Finals (Dynamo Kyev – 1998-99)

Wales

Most successful clubs in Champions League: The New Saints FC, Barry Town United

Best finish: Third Qualifying Round (The New Saints – 2010-11)

Simply qualifying for the UEFA Champions League is an achievement in itself. However, when it comes to winning the tournament, there are a few countries that have seen much greater success than others.

Spain, Italy and England have produced 39 Champions League-winning teams between them, which demonstrates the incredible talent in their clubs, and why their respective leagues are considered some of the best in the world.

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