IT’S well known that Real Madrid were the outstanding team of the UEFA Champions League in the period between 2010 and 2019, winning the trophy four times. In terms of overall European prizes, Chelsea, Sevilla and Atlético Madrid all won three, although only the Londoners lifted the “cup with the big ears” from that trio. From a domestic perspective (League and Cup), who were Europe’s most successful teams? The popular view today is that modern football is dominated by a handful of clubs, and certainly at the very top level, the final stages of the Champions League are monotonously similar each year. But what we see in the major leagues such as Spain, Italy, Germany and France is more or less replicated across the…