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
- Bayern Munich
- FC Barcelona
- Manchester United
- AC Milan
- SL Benfica
- FC Porto
- Dynamo Kyiv
- AFC Ajax
- Inter Milan
- RSC Anderlecht
- PSV Eindhoven