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Leicester City’s run to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals makes them the 132nd club to reach that round since the European Cup began in 1955/56 – in contrast, Real Madrid are there for a record 34th last-eight tie.

We chart the history of the European Cup quarter-finals from the most successful clubs, including the 31 associations that have been represented and the 13 teams who have perfect records at this stage.

Key

*Includes appearances representing former West Germany and East Germany
**Includes appearances representing former Yugoslavia
***Includes appearances representing former Soviet Union
****Includes appearances representing former Czechoslovakia
+Including 2016/17
note: there was no quarter-final round between 1991/92 and 1993/94
for player stats: only clubs where the player took part in a quarter-final are counted.

Most quarter-finals by club

34+ Real Madrid
28+ Bayern München
19+ Barcelona
18 Manchester United
17 Benfica
17+ Juventus
15 AC Milan
13 Liverpool
12 Ajax, Internazionale Milano

Most quarter-final wins by club

27 Real Madrid
18 Bayern München
14 Barcelona
12 Manchester United
11 AC Milan, Juventus
9 Liverpool
8 Ajax, Benfica, Internazionale Milano

Quarter-final hat-trick club

Best win percentage

100% Hamburg, Leeds United (W3 L0)
100% Nottingham Forest, Zürich (W2 L0)
100% Derby County, Dundee, Dundee United, Győr, Hibernian, Nantes, Real Sociedad, Widzew Łódź, Young Boys (W1 L0)
81.8% Real Madrid (W27 L6)
77.8% Barcelona (W14 L4)
77.8% Chelsea (W7 L2)

Most different representatives by country

18* Germany
14 England
11 France
10 Spain
6 Italy

All-time top quarter-final player appearances

22 Paco Gento (Real Madrid)
21 Ryan Giggs (Manchester United), Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
18 Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
17 Paolo Maldini (AC Milan), Raúl González (Real Madrid/Schalke), Clarence Seedorf (Ajax/Real Madrid/Internazionale Milano/AC Milan)
16 David Beckham (Manchester United/Real Madrid/Paris Saint-Germain), Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gary Neville (Manchester United), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid), Paul Scholes (Manchester United), Edwin van der Sar (Ajax/Manchester United)

All-time top quarter-final scorers

15 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid)
14 Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid)
10 Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Raúl González (Real Madrid/Schalke)
9 Paco Gento (Real Madrid), Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus/AC Milan), Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv/AC Milan/Chelsea)
8 Amancio Amaro (Real Madrid), José Augusto (Benfica), Frank Lampard (Chelsea)

Leicester reach first quarter-final

Most quarter-final club appearances by country

75 Spain (Real Madrid 34+, Barcelona 19+, Atlético Madrid 9+, Valencia 4, Deportivo 3, Villarreal 2, Athletic Club 1, Málaga 1, Real Sociedad 1, Sevilla 1)

62 England (Manchester United 18, Liverpool 13, Chelsea 9, Arsenal 7, Leeds United 3, Aston Villa 2, Nottingham Forest 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Manchester City 1, Everton 1, Derby County 1, Burnley 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Leicester City 1+)

62 Germany* (Bayern München 28+, Borussia Dortmund 8+, Borussia Mönchengladbach 3, Hamburg 3, Schalke 3, Bayer Leverkusen 2, Dynamo Berlin 2, Dynamo Dresden 3, Köln 2, Carl Zeiss Jena 1, Eintracht Braunschweig 1, Eintracht Frankfurt 1, Kaiserslautern 1, Victoria 91 1, Nürnberg 1, Werder Bremen 1, Wismut Aue 1, Wolfsburg 1)

50 Italy (Juventus 17+, AC Milan 15, Internazionale Milano 12, Roma 3, Fiorentina 2, Lazio 1)

Real Madrid reach 33rd quarter-final in 2016

31 France (Monaco 5+, Paris Saint-Germain 5, Lyon 4, Bordeaux 3, Marseille 3, Reims 3, St-Étienne 3, Nice 2, Auxerre 1, Nantes 1, Strasbourg 1)

25 Portugal (Benfica 17, Porto 7, Sporting CP 1)

24 Netherlands (Ajax 12, PSV Eindhoven 7, Feyenoord 3, FC Amsterdam 1, Sparta Rotterdam 1)

16 Scotland (Celtic 7, Rangers 5, Dundee 1, Dundee United 1, Hibernian 1)

14 Belgium (Anderlecht 7, Standard Liège 4, Club Brugge 2, Mechelen 1)

11 Serbia** (Crvena Zvezda 8, Partizan 3, Vojvodina 1)
11 Ukraine*** (Dynamo Kyiv 8, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2, Shakhtar Donetsk 1)9 Austria (Rapid Wien 4, Austria Wien 2, Wiener SC 2, Wacker Innsbruck 1)
9 Czech Republic**** (Dukla Praha 4, Sparta Praha 3, Baník Ostrava 1, Hradec Králové 1)

8 Hungary (Újpest 3, Vasas 2, Ferencváros 1, Győr 1, MTK Budapest 1)
8 Sweden (IFK Göteborg 4, Åtvidaberg 1, Djurgården 1, IFK Malmö 1, Malmö FF 1)7 Poland (Legia Warszawa 3, Górnik Zabrze 1, Ruch Chorzów 1, Widzew Łódź 1, Wisła Kraków 1)
7 Turkey (Galatasaray 5, Beşiktaş 1, Fenerbahçe 1)6 Bulgaria (CSKA Sofia 6)
6 Greece (Panathinaikos 4, AEK Athens 1, Olympiacos 1)
6 Switzerland (Grasshoppers 2, Zürich 2, Basel 1, Young Boys 1)5 Romania (Steaua Bucureşti 3, Dinamo Bucureşti 1, Universitatea Craiova 1)

4 Russia*** (Spartak Moskva 3, CSKA Moskva 1)

3 Croatia** (Hajduk Split 3)

2 Denmark (Aarhus 1, Brøndby 1)
2 Slovakia**** (Spartak Trnava 2)

1 Armenia*** (Ararat Yerevan 1)
1 Belarus*** (Dinamo Minsk 1)
1 Cyprus (APOEL 1)
1 Finland (Lahti 1)
1 Northern Ireland (Linfield 1)
1 Norway (Rosenborg 1)

Key

*Includes appearances representing former West Germany and East Germany
**Includes appearances representing former Yugoslavia
***Includes appearances representing former Soviet Union
****Includes appearances representing former Czechoslovakia
+Including 2016/17