CONMEBOL VS. UEFA: Copa Libertadores vs. Champions League

  • Copa Libertadores vs Champions League
    1/11 Copa Libertadores vs. Champions League With the 2016 Copa Libertadores nearly upon us, we bring you some interesting nuggets of info about the world’s two most prestigious club competitions.
  • River Plate
    2/11 1. Prize money (Copa Libertadores): The champions of the 2016 Libertadores stand to pocket $3 million for winning the final and $7.3 million in total over the entirety of the tournament.
  • Real Madrid
    3/11 1. Prize money (Champions League): Real Madrid earned a staggering $53.5 million during the 2015-16 edition, with $15 million of that windfall coming from the final alone.
  • Copa Libertadores
    4/11 2. The Copa Libertadores trophy: Italian Alberto de Gasperi designed the coveted piece of silverware back in 1959.
  • Champions League
    5/11 2. The Champions League trophy: Crafted from silver, standing 29 inches tall and weighing 24lb, the most sought after Cup in the old continent was designed by Jorg Stadelmann back in 1966.
  • Alberto Spencer
    6/11 3. Top goalscorer (Copa Libertadores): The top marksman in the competition’s history is the now deceased Alberto Spencer, who notched up 54 goals in 87 games. 48 of the Ecuadorian predator’s tally were amassed while playing for Peñarol, with a further si
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    7/11 3. Top goalscorer (Champions League): With a remarkable 94 goals to his name in 131 appearances, Cristiano Ronaldo boasts the best strike rate of all time in the European Cup. The Portuguese netted 16 times for Manchester United but has made his biggest i
  • Peñarol
    8/11 4. Most frequent runners-up (Copa Libertadores): Uruguayan outfit Peñarol has lost a record five finals (1962, 1965, 1970, 1983 and 2011).
  • Juventus
    9/11 4. Most frequent runners-up (Champions League): Juventus has been lost six finals (1973, 1983, 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2015).
  • River Plate
    10/11 5. The most lauded country (Copa Libertadores): Argentine teams have lifted been proclaimed champions of the tournament 24 times: Independiente has 7 titles (1964, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1984), Boca Juniors has 7 (1977, 1978, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007
  • Real Madrid
    11/11 5. The most lauded country (Champions League): Spanish sides have claimed the Big Eared Cup on 16 occasions: Real Madrid have 11 titles (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016) while Barcelona has 5 (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015)