Champions League Winner 2023/24 Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks

Written by: Greg Lea
Updated June 4, 2024
5 min read
  • The Champions League is the most prestigious tournament in European soccer

  • Thirty-two teams entered the group stage of the competition in September

  • Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund in the final in London on June 1

The Champions League is the biggest club competition in soccer. Launched in 1955 as the European Cup, it has been held on an annual basis ever since.

Until 1992, the European Cup was a straight knockout tournament that featured only the champions of domestic leagues. 

It underwent a rebrand in 1992, becoming known as the Champions League. A year earlier, a group stage had been introduced for the first time, although it was originally used as the last phase before the final.

The Champions League is the pinnacle of the European club game. The World Cup might still have more prestige, but the Champions League is widely considered to be home to the highest quality soccer on the planet.

Champions League 2023/24 Winner Odds

The odds for the Champions League winner 2023/24 winner have now been taken down after the tournament came to an end on Saturday 1 June.

Real Madrid were the favorites to win the Champions League with the best online sportsbooks ahead of the showpiece match at Wembley Stadium. They did not perform at their best against Borussia Dortmund, but they found a way to come out on top. Goals from Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Junior gave Madrid a 2-0 victory.

Dortmund can look back with pride on their campaign, which saw them finish top of the group of death before eliminating PSV, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the knockout phase. But they must have kicked themselves immediately after the final, in which BVB missed a host of presentable opportunities.

Madrid have now won the Champions League for a record-extending 15th time. For context, the next top-performing club in the competition, AC Milan, have lifted the trophy on seven occasions. Madrid truly are kings of the continent in Europe.

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Champions League Predictions

Who Won the Champions League 2022/23?

Manchester City won the Champions League in 2022/23. They finished top of their group ahead of Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Copenhagen, before beating RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the knockout phase.

Manchester City defeated Inter 1-0 in the Champions League final. The Italian outfit finished second in their group, behind Bayern Munich but ahead of Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen. They then overcame Porto, Benfica and AC Milan to reach the final.

Who Won the Champions League the Most?

Club Number of Titles
Real Madrid 14
AC Milan 7
Bayern Munich 6
Liverpool 6
Barcelona 5
Ajax 4
Inter 3
Manchester United  3

Real Madrid are the most successful team in the history of the European Cup/Champions League. The Spanish giants dominated the early years of the competition, triumphing five years on the bounce between 1956 and 1960. 

AC Milan are second on the list with seven successes, followed by Bayern Munich and Liverpool on six apiece.

A total of 22 clubs from 10 countries have won the European Cup/Champions League. England has provided the largest number of individual winners, with six clubs having triumphed, but the might of Real Madrid means Spain has supplied the most victors with 18.

Juventus have finished as runners-up more often than any other team, with seven defeats in the final. Atletico Madrid have reached three finals without ever lifting the trophy.

Nottingham Forest and Porto are the only clubs to have a 100 percent record in the final after competing in more than one of them.

Who Won the Last 10 Champions Leagues?

Club Season
Manchester City 2022/23
Real Madrid 2021/22
Chelsea 2020/21
Bayern Munich 2019/20
Liverpool 2018/19
Real Madrid 2017/18
Real Madrid 2016/17
Real Madrid 2015/16
Barcelona 2014/15
Real Madrid 2013/14

What is the Champions League Schedule 2023/24?

Round Draw Date Match Date
Group Stage, Matchday One 31 August 2023 19-20 September 2023
Group Stage, Matchday Two 31 August 2023 3-4 October 2023
Group Stage, Matchday Three 31 August 2023 24-25 October 2023
Group Stage, Matchday Four 31 August 2023 7-8 November 2023
Group Stage, Matchday Five 31 August 2023 28-29 November 2023
Group Stage, Matchday Six 31 August 2023 12-13 December 2023
Round of 16 18 December 2023 13-14 & 20-21 February 2024 and  5-6 & 12-13 March 2024
Quarter-finals 15 March 2024 9-10 April 2024 and 16-17 April 2024
Semi-finals 15 March 2024 30 April-1 May 2024 and 7-8 May 2024
Final 15 March 2024 1 June 2024

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Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts.
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