Undisputed European heavyweights, Bayern Munich have conquered the continent five times in their history. Following a trio of consecutive triumphs between 1974 and 1976, the Bavarians went 25 years without lifting the trophy, which they finally regained in 2001, defeating Valencia on penalties.
The club has performed in the competition with great consistency in recent years, reaching the semi-finals or better in five of the last six editions. After losing twice at the final hurdle against Inter and Chelsea in 2010 and 2012 respectively, they got their hands on the cup for a fifth occasion in 2013 by beating Borussia Dortmund in an all-German showpiece at Wembley Stadium.
Since then, they have bowed out at the last four stage to Spanish opposition and eventual winners in two successive seasons, losing to Real Madrid in 2014 and Barcelona in 2015.