Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Barcelona: Who are Europe's most successful ever clubs?

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Bayern Munich are European champions for the sixth time in their illustrious history.

The 2020 Champions League final might not have been the classic it was billed to be, but that didn't stop Bayern from asserting their dominance over the continent with a 1-0 win in Lisbon.

Kingsley Coman, an unexpected starter for Bayern, popped up with the winner against Paris Saint-Germain when he headed home Joshua Kimmich's cross midway through the second-half.

Bayern win the Champions League

Bayern captain Manuel Neuer helped his side secure a clean sheet with a stunning performance between the sticks, making crucial saves to deny Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

There were wild scenes of celebrations at full-time, too, as Bayern became the first team to win the Champions League having emerged victorious from every game they've played.

As a result, there can be no denying that the 2020 version of the famous 'Big Ears' trophy can take pride of place alongside the 1974, 1975, 1976, 2000 and 2013 iterations.

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Most successful European clubs

Of course, winning six European titles is something that only a select few clubs achieve and no one can deny that Bayern are one of the greatest football clubs on the continent.

But where does their latest triumph on the European stage elevate them to in the history books? Well, talkSPORT decided to interrogate that fact on Sunday and it made for interesting reading.

They ranked the 10 clubs with the most European trophies in their history by how many pieces of continental silverware they've collected - and Bayern found themselves in fifth place. 

You can check out the full rankings down below:

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=10. Chelsea - 6

Champions League (x1)

Cup Winners’ Cup (x2)

Europa League (x2)

UEFA Super Cup (x2)

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=10. Manchester United - 6

Champions League (x3)

Cup Winners’ Cup (x1)

Europa League (x1)

UEFA Super Cup (x1)

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=10. Inter Milan - 6

Champions League (x3)

UEFA Cup (x3)

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=8. Sevilla - 7

UEFA Cup (x2)

Europa League (x4)

UEFA Super Cup (x1)

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=8. Atletico Madrid - 7

Cup Winners’ Cup (x1)

Europa League (x3)

UEFA Super Cup (x3)

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7. Ajax - 8

Champions League (x4)

UEFA Cup (x1)

Cup Winners’ Cup (x1)

UEFA Super Cup (x2)

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=5. Bayern Munich - 9

Champions League (x6)

UEFA Cup (x1)

Cup Winners’ Cup (x1)

UEFA Super Cup (x1)

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=5. Juventus - 9

Champions League (x2)

UEFA Cup (x3)

Cup Winners’ Cup (x1)

Intertoto Cup (x1)

UEFA Super Cup (x2)

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4. Liverpool - 11

Champions League (x6)

UEFA Cup (x3)

UEFA Super Cup (x2)

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=2. Barcelona - 14

Champions League (x5)

Cup Winners’ Cup (x4)

UEFA Super Cup (x5)

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=2. AC Milan - 14

Champions League (x7)

Cup Winners’ Cup (x2)

UEFA Super Cup (x5)

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1. Real Madrid - 19

Champions League (x13)

UEFA Cup (x2)

UEFA Super Cup (x4)

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Legendary European clubs

Bayern really are one of the proudest institutions in world football and deserving European champions.

There really is no shame in finishing behind Barcelona, AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid and they'll be able to move into double figures if they can overcome Sevilla in this year's Super Cup.

For now, though, the champagne will be flowing in the Portuguese capital and the footballing world tips his hat to one of the greatest European champions the sport has ever seen.

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