Manchester City completed an historic treble as they beat Inter Milan 1-0 to lift their first Champions League trophy in Istanbul last season, and Pep Guardiola’s side are well-fancied to successfully defend their crown in 2023/24.
Should they manage that feat, they would become the ninth team to do so, with the most recent being Real Madrid’s three-season winning run between 2015/16 and 2017/18.
|What||Champions League final|
|Where||Wembley Stadium, London|
|When||20:00, Saturday 1st June, 2024|
|How to watch||TNT Sports|
|Odds||Man City 2/1, Bayern Munich 9/2, Real Madrid 13/2, Arsenal 9/1, Barcelona|
The 2024 Champions League final will be held on Saturday, 1st June 2024.
The kick-off time for the 2024 Champions League final is scheduled for 20:00 BST, with 90 minutes of regulation time to be played.
A further 30 minutes of extra time will be played if the scores are level at full time, with a penalty shoot-out following if necessary.
16 previous Champions League finals have gone to extra time and 11 of those have been settled by a penalty shoot-out, the most recent of which was the 2016 final when Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties.
Wembley Stadium in London will be the venue for the 2024 Champions League final, marking the first time since the 2012/13 season, when Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund, that the iconic stadium has hosted the event.
This will be the eighth major European final to be hosted at Wembley Stadium and the third since the stadium rebuild was completed in 2007.
TNT Sports, formerly BT Sport, hold the broadcast rights to the Champions League in the UK and they will air the 2024 final. In previous years, including 2023, BT Sport have made all three European finals free-to-air and available even if you are not a subscriber.
The Champions League final, formerly known as the European Cup until the 1992/93 season, has been held 69 times, with the competition being held every year since the 1955/56 campaign.
Real Madrid were crowned inaugural champions and went on to dominate the early years of the competition, winning each of the first five iterations. That feat, along with a three-season winning run under Zinedine Zidane, has helped them become the most successful side in Champions League history.
Los Blancos’ most recent success was in 2022, reaching their 17th Champions League final and beating Liverpool 1-0 to claim their 14th trophy.
The Spanish giants have not lost a final in this competition since 1981, winning each of their eight appearances since that defeat to Liverpool in Paris.
AC Milan are the second most successful club with seven Champions League victories, followed by Bayern Munich, and the first British club in the rankings, Liverpool, who have both won six times.
Nine other Champions League finals have been won by English sides, making them the second-most successful nation in the competition after Spain. In total, there have been 23 different winners of the Champions League final, with Manchester City being the most recent addition in 2023.
That ended an 11-year wait for a first-time winner since Chelsea’s first success against Bayern Munich in 2012, while 19 clubs have made it to the final but never won it. Atletico Madrid hold the unwanted record of being the club to have made it to the most Champions League finals without winning, falling at the final hurdle in 1974, 2014 and 2016.
Juventus, however, have lost the most finals, reaching the final stage nine times but only lifting the trophy twice.
Current Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is the only manager to have won the Champions League four times, doing so twice with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007 and twice with Real Madrid in 2014 and 2022. Three other managers - Bob Paisley, Zinedine Zidane and Pep Guardiola - have lifted the trophy three times.