Month: November 2020

Football clubs that have won most trophies in the world (part 5)

Manchester United (England, 71 trophies)

Man United may not be the most successful football club in the world, but is widely believed to be the most successful club in England. In addition to their trophies including 21 FA Community Shields, 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, and 5 League Cups, MU has been home to many famous football players such as David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Peter Schmeichel, Eric Contona, Marl Hughes, and Sir Alex Ferguson to name a few.

Led by Sir Alex Ferguson, MU won 38 trophies, consisting of 13 Premier League, 5 FA Cups, and 2 UEFA Champions Leagues. In 2019, the club also held a record as the world’s most valuable club with their value reaching up to $3.81 billion.

Ajax (Netherlands, 70 trophies)

With 34 Eredivisie titles, 19 KNVB Cups, 4 Champions Leagues, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and 1 UEFA Cup, Ajax are the most decorated club in the Netherlands and are also one of four teams in the world to have won Club World Cup and three continental trophies in the same season. So, they are one of the highly-regarded clubs in the world.

The club is named after the mythological Greek hero Ajax whose portrait is on the club’s crest. Legendary Johan Cruyff played in Ajax from 1959 to 1973 and 1981 to 1983 and won three European cups with the club. He also managed the club from 1985 to 1988.

Bayern Munich (Germany, 70 trophies)

Bayern Munich is the best and most successful football club in Germany. The club has won 29 Bundesliga titles, 3 consecutive European Cups, and is the only German club to have won both Club World Cup and Intercontinental Cup.

Their major non-domestic trophies are one FIFA Club World Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Cup, and two Intercontinental Cups.

Football clubs that have won most trophies in the world (part 4)

Benfica (Portugal, 84 trophies)

Benfica is the only football team in Portugal to have won the Primeira Liga 38 times, and Taco de Portugal 26 times. It is surely the most successful football club in Portugal. In terms of European competitions, Benfica’s best record is to have won two European Cups in a row, namely from 1960 to 1962.

The 84 trophies the club has in the bag include 80 domestic trophies (37 Primeira Liga titles, 26 Taça da Liga, Taça de Portugal, eight Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, and three Campeonato de Portugal) and four international trophies (two European Cups, one Latin Cup, and one Iberian Cup). Benfica also hold the record of the record for the longest unbeaten run in Primeira Liga and the most consecutive wins in domestic league.

Olympiacos (Greece, 75 trophies)

Olympiacos are the most decorated club in Greece thanks to its 44 Greek Super League, 27 Greek Cup titles, and four Greek Super Cup titles.

When it comes to the number of trophies won, Olympiacos remain unrivalled in Greece since all other Greek football clubs have won a total of 39 league titles.

Olympiacos is the world’s only football club to hold the record of having won a series of five consecutive championships for five times. Olympiacos is also the first club in Greek to have won an international title (Balkans Cup in 1963).

Porto (Portugal, 74 trophies)

Porto has won 28 Primeira Liga, 21 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, 16 Taça de Portugal, and four Campeonato de Portugal titles.

In terms of international torphies, Porto is the leading club in Portugal with seven trophies (two UEFA Champions Leagues and two UEFA Cups).

With 23 appearances in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, Porto has had the most appearances in the competition, only behinds Real Madrid and Barcelona with 24 appearances for each team. Porto are nicknamed Dragons for the fire-breathing dragon at the top club crest.

Football clubs that have won most trophies in the world (part 3)

Barcelona (Spain, 91 trophies)

Barcelona is usually considered to be the most successful football club of all time. Whether it is true or not, it is undoubted that the Catalan club is among the greatest clubs in the history of football. Barcelona’s motto means More Than A Club (Més que un club).  Unlike many other football clubs, Barcelona is owned and run by supporters.

Barcelona has earned 30 Copa del Rey, 26 LaLiga, 13 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte, and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies. It is also the only football team the world to have won up to three trophies in two seasons, namely 2008-09 and 2014-15. In 2008-09 season they, Barcelona also won FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and Spanish Super Cup, to become the first Spanish football club to win six trophies just in one year.

Real Madrid (Spain, 90 trophies)

Only one trophy behind Barcelona, Real Madrid’s brightest record is their Champions League victories from 2016 to 2018 to become the only club to have won three Champions Leagues back to back.

In their country, Real is also a big record holder with the most domestic titles won and the most successive seasons won in a row. Although Real don’t rank first in the list of the football clubs having earned most trophies in the world, they are really successful and famous.

All in all, within their own country, Real have won 65 trophies, consisting of 19 Copa del Rey, 33 LaLiga titles, 11 Supercopa de España, a Copa de la Liga, and a Copa Eva Duarte. When it comes to European and international competitions, Real has 13 UEFA Champions League titles, 7 club world championships, 4 UEFA Super Cups, and 2 UEFA Cups in the bag. Real Madrid also hold the record for longest unbeaten run at home in LaLiga.

Football clubs that have won most trophies in the world (part 2)

Club Nacional de Football (Uruguay, 113 trophies)

Club Nacional de Football is the most successful club in Uruguay and also the third football team with most trophies in the world. The club has won the Primera División title 46 times, Copa de Honor 7 times, and Copa de Competencia 8 times. In addition, they have also won 21 international titles, including three Copa Libertadores.

Nacional is the only club of Uruguay to have won the Copa Interamericanas and the Recopa Sudamericana, which is an annual international football club competition held by CONMEBOL since 1988. According to International Federation of Football History and Statistics, Nacional is the seventh best football team in South America and the best team in Uruguay during the period from 2001 to 2010.

Atletico Penarol (Uruguay, 108 trophies)

Atletico Penarol is the second most successful football club in Uruguay and the fourth club with most trophies in the world. They were named South American Club of the Century in 2009 by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics that awarded them 531 points based on their victories in international competitions.

The club has won several worthy trophies, including Copa Libertadores (5 times), ntercontinental Cup (3 times), Intercontinental Champions’ Supercup (1 times), ICopa de Honor Cousenier (3 times), Tie Cup (1 time), and Supercopa Uruguaya (1 time).

Celtic (Scotland, 105 trophies)

Celtic is a football giant in Scotland and the world’s fifth football club with the most trophies. The club has won 50 Scottish League titles, 39 Scottish Cups, and 19 Scottish League Cups.

The golden era of Celtic was in 1966-67 when they reaped the European Cup to become the first British team to have won the trophy, in addition to the Scottish league championship, the League Cup, the Glasgow Cup, and the Scottish Cup altogether in just one season.

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