Real Madrid (SPAIN)
The first edition of the European Cup took place during the 1955–56 season. Sixteen teams participated in the tournament.
Winner: Real Madrid (SPAIN)
Runners-up: Stade de Reims (1956, 1959), Fiorentina (1957), Milan (1958), Eintracht Frankfurt (1960)
Final scores: Real 4-3 Reims; Real 2-0 Fiorentina; Real 3-2 AC Milan (Extra Time); Real 2-0 Reims (1959); Real 7-3 Eintracht
Real Madrid was the strongest team at the time. They won five consecutive tournaments a record that has not been matched.