Champions League Betting UK
The UEFA Champions League is the pinnacle of European football, the competition that pits the best against the best and lets them fight for supremacy. The competition was founded in 1955 as the European Champion Clubs’ Cup and was more commonly known simply as the European Cup. It became the Champions League in 1992. The Champions League is contested by the best teams in Europe, all of which are entered into the competition based on their final standings in their respective domestic leagues. All league winners from major European football nations are automatically entered into the tournament, with other high-finishers either being entered automatically or via a qualification round. There are several rounds to the Champions League as the early stages include multiple preliminary and qualification rounds. The final Group Stage is when things get interesting though, with 32 teams fighting to enter a 16-team knockout phase. The most successful team in the history of the Champions League is Real Madrid. They also hold the record for the most title defences and have been dominant throughout its history. Spain is the most successful country but England has produced a great variety of winners, including Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Aston Villa.
Best Champions League Teams and Players
Historically, the Champions League has been won by the best teams in Europe. It only makes sense, and it means that the trophy has often gone to Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Manchester United and usually during seasons in which those teams have been dominant in their respective leagues. However, this hasn’t always been the case and there have been some big surprises over the years, including Liverpool’s wins in 2005 and 2019, seasons in which they finished 5th and 2nd respectively in the Premier League. Liverpool’s win in 2019 actually marked the 6th time they won the trophy, but this pales in comparison to Real Madrid, who won their 16th title in 2018. This was Real Madrid’s 4th win in 5 years and at the time it meant they had won more titles than Barcelona and Milan combined, the second and third most successful Champions League teams. Some of the tournaments best ever players include Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who are the only 2 players to have scored more than 100 goals in the competition. Gerd Müller and Di Stéfano have also gone down in Champions League history and have a higher goals-to-games ratio than both Messi and Ronaldo.
Champions League Betting
The Champions League final is the climax of the season for the vast majority of European football fans, often serving as a bridge between the end of the domestic season and the start of the international season or preseason. In the UK, this tournament and its climax are huge, drawing a crowd every single year even if there are no English teams involved. Here on Karamba sportsbook, you can find betting markets for all Champions League markets, from the very first games that take place even before the Premier League season has begun, right on through to those tense knockout games and the final itself. Bets include outrights for the entire tournament (will Liverpool do it again for the UK? Will the Spanish giants of Barcelona or Real Madrid steal the show?) as well as markets for each game. You can find a plethora of betting markets on every single game involving an English team, including all televised matches, but we cover every other game as well. So, choose Karamba for UEFA Champions League betting and bet responsibly at all times!