Most appearances by a Portuguese in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

157: Cristiano Ronaldo (Man. United, Real Madrid)
107: Luís Figo (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
95: Pepe (Porto, Real Madrid, Beşiktaş)
92: Ricardo Carvalho (Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Monaco)
78: Deco (Porto, Barcelona, Chelsea)
71: João Moutinho (Sporting CP, Porto, Monaco)
70: Vítor Baía (Porto, Barcelona)
68: José Bosingwa (Boavista, Porto, Chelsea, Trabzonspor)
68: Rui Costa (Benfica, Fiorentina, AC Milan)
66: Nuno Morais (Chelsea, APOEL)

Top-scoring Portuguese in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)






Eusébio with Benfica©Getty Images

121: Cristiano Ronaldo (Man. United, Real Madrid)
47: Eusébio (Benfica)
24: Luís Figo (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
21: José Torres (Benfica, Vitória SC)
19: José Augusto (Benfica)
18: José Águas (Benfica, Austria Wien)
17: Deco (Porto, Barcelona, Chelsea)
15: Nené (Benfica)
12: Danny (Sporting CP, Zenit, Slavia Praha)
11: Mário Coluna (Benfica)
11: Nuno Gomes (Benfica)

Most appearances by a Portuguese in UEFA club competition*




Watch all Ronaldo's 17/18 #UCL goals


Watch all Ronaldo’s 17/18 #UCL goals

161: Cristiano Ronaldo (Sporting CP, Man. United, Real Madrid)
142: Luís Figo (Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
124: João Moutinho (Sporting CP, Porto, Monaco)
110: Rui Costa (Benfica, Fiorentina, AC Milan)
109: Simão (Sporting CP, Barcelona, Benfica, Atlético Madrid, Beşiktaş)
108: Ricardo Quaresma (Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Monaco)
108: Vítor Baía (Porto, Barcelona)
104: Nuno Morais (Chelsea, APOEL)
104: Ricardo Carvalho (Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Monaco)
102: Deco (Porto, Barcelona, Chelsea)

Top-scoring Portuguese in UEFA club competition*




Raúl González and Luís Figo in 2003


Raúl González and Luís Figo in 2003©AFP/Getty Images

123: Cristiano Ronaldo (Sporting CP, Man. United, Real Madrid)
56: Eusébio (Benfica)
30: José Torres (Benfica, Vitória SC)
28: Luís Figo (Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
28: Nené (Benfica)
27: Nuno Gomes (Boavista, Fiorentina, Benfica, Braga)
25: Liedson (Sporting CP)
24: Fernando Gomes (Porto, Sporting CP)
22: Ricardo Quaresma (Sporting CP, Barcelona, Porto, Inter Milan, Beşiktaş)
22: Simão (Sporting CP, Barcelona, Benfica, Atlético Madrid, Beşiktaş)

Portuguese milestones in UEFA club competition




Benfica celebrate their 1961 European Cup win


Benfica celebrate their 1961 European Cup win©Getty Images

First Portuguese side to reach/win a European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Benfica 3-2 Barcelona (1961)

First Portuguese player to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup
Mendonça (Atlético Madrid 3-0 Fiorentina, 1962 – replay)

First Portuguese side to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup
Sporting CP
1-0 MTK Budapest (1964 – replay)

First Portuguese side to reach the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final
Anderlecht 2-1 agg Benfica (1983)




Highlights: Mourinho's Porto triumph in Seville


Highlights: Mourinho’s Porto triumph in Seville

First Portuguese side to win the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
Porto 3-2 aet Celtic (2003)

Portuguese players who have won the European Cup/UEFA Champions League the most times
5:
Cristiano Ronaldo (2008 Man. United, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 Real Madrid)
3: Pepe (2014, 2016, 2017 Real Madrid)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Super Cup, European/South American Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup.



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