Too true, take a look at this article. It shows that Italy are the most successful nation, in terms of the number of clubs in their domestic league which finished as winners & runner-ups respectively. With 11 winners & 14 runner-ups in the elite European competition, they are closely followed by Spain with 11 winners & 9 runner-ups. And lemme ask ue, where's England? That's right, a miserable 3rd spot. Compared to the huge success of both Italy & Spain, they only has won it 10 times & been on the losing side of the final 4 times. Personally, I believe that's one of the main reason why none of the players from Barclays English Premier League has ever won the Fifa World Player of the Year before. That's b'coz powerful governing bodies of football such as FIFA ( Federation of International Football Association) & UEFA ( Union of European Football Association) actually holds the Champions League in a much higher esteem compared to the likes of the domestic leagues.