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Rangers make UEFA Champions League all-time top 20

Both Old Firm sides make UEFA’s all-time top 20

Glasgow Rangers FC v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

To coincide with the 25th season since the European Cup was rebranded as the UEFA Champions League in 1992, UEFA have released their all-time European Cup/Champions League Rankings naming Rangers as the 17th most successful side since the tournament began in 1955.

The rankings, unsurprisingly topped by 11-times winner Real Madrid, has both Rangers and Celtic (14th) in the top 20; the next highest Scottish club is Aberdeen in 166th. Included with the rankings are each clubs record in the European Cup/Champions League. Rangers have played 161 games over 30 different seasons winning 62 and losing 59.

Post-1992, the Old Firm haven’t fared quite as well with Rangers only making it to 34th and Celtic a few places back in 36th.

Ex-Gers Ally McCoist and Tore Andre Flo are both named in the list of all-time top scorers with 18 goals and 10 goals respectively; Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with 96 strikes, just three ahead of FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

Dutch midfielder Gio van Bronckhorst, in addition to having won the Champions League with Barcelona, scored the 1600th goal in the rebranded competition when he scored from distance for Rangers away to Monaco in September 2000.

All-time European Cup/UEFA Champions League rankings

Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
  1. Real Madrid
  2. Bayern Munich
  3. FC Barcelona
  4. Manchester United
  5. AC Milan
  6. Juventus
  7. SL Benfica
  8. FC Porto
  9. Arsenal
  10. Liverpool
  11. Dynamo Kyiv
  12. AFC Ajax
  13. Inter Milan
  14. Celtic
  15. Chelsea
  16. RSC Anderlecht
  17. Rangers
  18. PSV Eindhoven
  19. Galatasaray
  20. Lyon