The UEFA Champions League is a seasonal football competition established in 1955. The UEFA Champions League is open to the league champions of all UEFA member associations, as well as to the clubs finishing from second to fourth position in the strongest leagues. Prior to the 1992–93 season, the tournament was named the European Cup. Only the champions of their respective national league and the defending champions of the competition were allowed to participate. However, this was changed in 1997 to allow the runners-up of the stronger leagues to compete as well. In the Champions League era, the defending champions of the competition did not automatically qualify until the rules were changed in 2005 to allow title holders Liverpool to enter the competition. Teams that have won the UEFA Champions League three consecutive times, or five times overall, receive a multiple-winner badge. Six teams have earned this privilege: Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Milan and Barcelona; until 2009, clubs that had earned that badge were allowed to keep the European Champion Clubs' Cup and a new one was commissioned.
A total of 22 clubs have won the Champions League/European Cup. Real Madrid hold the record for the most victories, having won the competition 13 times, including the inaugural competition, they have won the competition the most consecutive times, from 1956 to 1960. Juventus have been runners-up the most times. Atlético Madrid is the only team to reach three finals without having won the trophy while Reims and Valencia have finished as runners-up twice without winning. Spain has provided the most champions, with 18 wins from two clubs. England have produced 13 winners from five clubs and Italy have produced 12 winners from three clubs. English teams were banned from the competition for five years following the Heysel disaster in 1985; the current champions are Liverpool. The "Season" column refers to the season the competition was held, wikilinks to the article about that season; the wikilinks in the "Score" column point to the article about that season's final game. Teams from ten different nations have won the Champions League, thirteen nations have sent a team to the finals.
Since the 1996–97 season, the winners have come from one of only four nations – Spain, England and Germany – and the runners-up have all come from the same four nations. List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winning players List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winning managers List of UEFA Cup and Europa League finals List of UEFA Cup Winners' Cup finals List of UEFA Super Cup matches List of UEFA Intertoto Cup winners List of UEFA Women's Cup and Women's Champions League winners General "European Champions' Cup". Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. "European Champion Clubs' Cup – History". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. P. 64. Retrieved 7 March 2013. Specific
The 2016 Desert Diamond Cup was a soccer exhibition featuring six soccer teams from Major League Soccer, two from the United Soccer League and host FC Tucson from the Premier Development League, held from February 17 to February 27, 2016. It is the 6th annual Desert Diamond Cup; the following nine clubs participated in the 2016 tournament: New England Revolution Real Salt Lake FC Tucson Colorado Rapids Sporting Kansas City Arizona United SC Columbus Crew SC Houston Dynamo Swope Park Rangers The tournament featured a round-robin group stage followed by fifth-place, third-place and championship matches. CARF International MVP: Teal Bunbury (NEW}TEP Copper Boot: Kei Kamara (COL}
Charlotte, the largest city in the U. S. state of North Carolina, is the site of 29 completed high-rises over 300 feet, 7 of which stand taller than 500 feet. The tallest building in the city is the Bank of America Corporate Center, which rises 871 feet in Uptown Charlotte and was completed in 1992, it stands as the tallest building in North Carolina and the 33rd-tallest building in the United States. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is the Duke Energy Center, which rises 786 feet and was completed in 2010; the Hearst Tower, completed in 2002 and rising 659 feet, is the third-tallest building in Charlotte. Nine of the ten tallest buildings in North Carolina are located in Charlotte; the history of skyscrapers in the city began with the construction of the Independence Building in 1909. This building, rising 186 feet and 14 floors, is regarded as the first skyscraper in Charlotte. Charlotte's first building standing more than 492 feet tall was the Bank of America Plaza, completed in 1974.
There are four buildings under construction that are planned to rise at least 197 feet or at least 15 floors. Overall, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat ranks Charlotte's skyline 4th in the Southeastern United States, 6th in the Southern United States, 19th in the United States; as of April 2019, there are 49 high-rises in Charlotte that stand at least 200 feet tall, based on standard height measurement. This height does not include antenna masts; as of February 2020, there are eleven buildings under construction in Charlotte that are planned to rise at least 200 feet. Since 1909, the year the first high-rise in the city was constructed, the title of the tallest building in Charlotte has been held by eight high-rises. List of tallest buildings in North Carolina / the United States / the world List of tallest buildings in Raleigh, North Carolina List of tallest buildings in Durham, North Carolina List of tallest buildings in Greensboro, North Carolina List of tallest buildings in Winston-Salem General"Charlotte".
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