When is the Champions League final 2023?

When is the Champions League final 2023? The Champions League trophy is thrown in the air after the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Stade de France on May 28, 2022 in Paris, France.
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The Champions League final 2023 is perhaps the biggest date in the footballing calendar – and certainly the one day in the year that UEFA want you glued to your TV. 

This was always a midweek final but now there's no excuse to miss it, with the showpiece of the biggest game in club football coming on a Saturday night, long after the domestic action is over. 

Domestically in England, the League Cup final is the opener in February, the FA Cup final is yet to come in May, while the other European finals of the Europa League and Europa Conference League are both scheduled for when the domestic season ends. 

Everything you need to know about the Champions League final 2023

When is the Champions League final 2023?

The Champions League final 2023 takes place on June 10, 2023. 

Dua Lipa performing ahead of the 2018 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Dua Lipa performing ahead of the 2018 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool (Image credit: Getty Images)

The match will likely take place at 8pm in the evening, UK time, just as it usually does.

Where will the Champions League final 2023 be played?

The Champions League final 2023 will be played at Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey.

Steven Gerrard

Istanbul evokes happy memories for Liverpool supporters, who saw their side win the Champions League there (Image credit: PA)

Istanbul was originally scheduled to host the 2020 edition's final but in June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee chose to relocate the final to Lisbon as part of a "final-eight tournament" consisting of single-match knockout ties played in two stadiums across the city, because of COVID-19. Bayern Munich ended up winning the tournament behind closed doors. 

A year later, Istanbul was again pencilled in – but once more, the showpiece went to Portugal (this time Porto), with COVID-19 restricting travel. 2022's final was originally set for Saint Petersburg but was relocated to Paris, France, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The final of the Champions League was last hosted in Istanbul in 2005, when Liverpool famously overcame AC Milan on penalties, despite being 3-0 down at half-time.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.