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“This season’s Champions League final will be contested by two teams who have gone a combined 87 years without a domestic league trophy,” notes Paul Hawkins. “What’s the longest ever gap between a team winning a domestic and a European title?”

Ásgeir Ingólfsson has very helpfully crunched the numbers and scoured the internet to bring us what we think is the definite answer on this one. In the European Cup/Champions League, Liverpool won it in 2005, 15 years after their last domestic championship – a record either they themselves (29 years and counting) or Tottenham (58 years and counting) will smash in Madrid. Although we did come really close to a team who had never won a league title claiming it with Leverkusen in the 2002 final.

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