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List of the top longest unbeaten streak in European club football in history

A look at the list of the longest unbeaten streak in European club football history

Football fans are well aware why we bring up this topic now. The reason is, Bayer Leverkusen’s stunning run. With a last-minute equaliser against Roma, Josip Stanisic helped Bayer Leverkusen keep up their amazing winning streak and make it to the Europa League final.

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The Bundesliga champions under Xabi Alonso looked set to suffer their first ever season-ending defeat in recent weeks, but they pulled through once more.

Benfica’s record for the longest streak of undefeated games by a top-tier European side in all competitions was surpassed by Leverkusen’s 49 games without a loss. Now that we are here, let us have a look at the teams with the longest unbeaten runs in European football history. 

List of the top longest unbeaten streak run in European club football in history

Fiorentina (40 games unbeaten)

Back in 1955, the club won all 40 of its subsequent games, making it the seventh-longest winning streak in the history of the main European leagues. 

Ajax (42 games unbeaten)

A fourth European title marked the end of an extraordinarily long run of success, with Ajax winning 48 games in the league and Champions League without dropping a match in 1995 alone. Ajax also participated in 52 domestic games and 19 Champions League games between 1994 and 1996 without losing.

After falling 1-0 on the road to Willem II, their winning streak came to an end at the beginning of that year.

AC Milan (42 games unbeaten)

In 1991/92, the Rossoneri completely dominated the league and then swept through Europe with a stunning squad that involved Franco Baresi, a young Paolo Maldini, Ruud Gullit, and Marco van Basten. 

Juventus (43 games unbeaten)

Juventus enjoyed an incredible season led by Antonio Conte, concluding in just one defeat which was against Napoli in the Coppa Italia final in the 2011/12 season. 

Rangers (44 games unbeaten)

Though they got defeated in the league, Rangers had a stunning unbeaten season in 1992–1993, Celtic’s record in 2016–17, when they went unbeaten, is regarded as one of the finest in Scottish football history.

With 10 Champions League games played without a defeat, Scottish football demonstrated its worth on the biggest platform. 

Benfica (48 games unbeaten)

This extrw ordinary Benfica squad was inspired by one of football’s finest players from the 20th century, Eusebio. This run of victories, which lasted for a while until Alonso’s Leverkusen arrived, saw the Portuguese sensation score 28 goals.

Bayer Leverkusen (49 games unbeaten)

In 2024, with 49 games played without a loss in Europe, Bayer Leverkusen broke the previous record and went to the Europa League final following an exciting late draw with Roma. 

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