25 March 2011

Liverpool in Europe since 2000

It ain't over 'til it's over, but as of now, European competition for a twelfth-straight season looks unlikely. Last missing out in 1999-2000, Liverpool have racked up a fair amount of frequent flier miles since the turn of the 21st century.

As usual, click to enlarge in a new window. Egregiously large version available here.

11 consecutive campaigns. 77 matches against 58 different opponents, taking place in 46 cities in 26 countries. 50 matches were in the Champions League, 25 in the UEFA Cup/Europa League, and two in the Super Cup. During this streak, Liverpool have played in five European finals: two Champions League, two Super Cups, and one UEFA Cup.

The thickness of each line represents the number of trips to each city. Unsurprisingly, the most-visited is London, where Liverpool's faced Chelsea five times and Arsenal once. Other frequent destinations have been Istanbul and Bucharest (four times), and Athens, Barcelona, Eindhoven, Madrid, Marseilles, Monaco, and Oporto (three each). Spain is the most-visited country, on nine occasions, followed by France (eight), England, Italy, and Portugal (six each).

What a long, strange trip it's been. Liverpool have eight league games to ensure that it continues.

In the comments is the full list of cities and countries, as well as a breakdown of each campaign.


nate said...

Cities: London (x6), Bucharest (x4), Istanbul (x4), Athens (x3), Barcelona (x3), Eindhoven (x3), Madrid (x3), Marseilles (x3), Monaco (x3), Oporto (x3), Dortmund (x2), Kiev (x2), Leverkusen (x2), Lisbon (x2), Rome (x2), Sofia (x2), A Coruña, Arnhem, Auxerre, Basel, Bordeaux, Braga, Brussels, Budapest, Florence, Glasgow, Graz, Helsinki, Kaunas, Liberec, Liege, Lille, Ljubljana, Lyon, Milan, Moscow, Napoli, Prague, Sevilla, Skopje, Toulouse, Trabzonspor, Turin, Utrecht, Valencia, Wrexham

Countries: Spain (9), France (8), England (6), Italy (6), Portugal (6), Netherlands (5), Turkey (5), Germany (4), Romania (4), Greece (3), Monaco (3), Belgium (2), Czech Republic (2), Ukraine (2), Austria (1), Bulgaria (1), Finland (1), Hungary (1), Lithuania (1), Macedonia (1), Russia (1), Scotland (1), Slovenia (1), Switzerland (1), Wales (1)

'10-11: Rabotnicki (Skopje), Trabzonspor, Steaua Bucharest, Utrecht, Napoli, Sparta Prague, Braga
'09-10: Debrecen (Budapest), Fiorentina, Lyon, Unirea (Bucharest), Lille, Benfica, Atletico Madrid
08-09: Standard Liege, Marseille, PSV, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Chelsea
'07-08: Toulouse, Porto, Marseille, Besiktas, Inter, Arsenal, Chelsea
'06-07: Maccabi Haifa (Kiev), PSV, Galatasaray, Bordeaux, Barcelona, PSV, Chelsea, Milan (Athens)
'05-06: TNS (Wrexham), Kaunas, CSKA Sofia, CSKA Moscow (Monaco), Real Betis (Sevilla), Chelsea, Anderlecht, Benfica
'04-05: Graz, Monaco, Olympiakos, Deportivo la Coruña, Leverkusen, Juventus, Chelsea, Milan (Istanbul)
'03-04: Olimpija, Steaua Bucharest, Levski Sofia, Marseille
'02-03: Valencia, Basel, Spartak Moscow, Vitesse Arnhem, Auxerre, Celtic
'01-02: Haka (Helsinki), Bayern Munich (Monaco), Boavista (Oporto), Dortmund, Dynamo Kiev, Barcelona, AS Roma, Galatasaray, Leverkusen
'00-01: Rapid Bucharest, Liberec, Olympiakos, AS Roma, Porto, Barcelona, Alaves (Dortmund)

Dirk Kuyt Industries said...

This is really amazing Nate, thanks.

Dakota said...

Wow you guys are amazing. Geez thanks for all that!

drew said...

The flip side of this, of course, is supporters of all those clubs (or most of them anyway) coming into Liverpool—I loved home Euro matches because even whether going to the match or not you could always go down Albert Dock or Williamson Square and have a blast drinking and talking with them all.