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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.

Top football clubs that have the most fans in the world (part 3)

Juventus

Juventus may not be the world’s most supported football club but according to the figure announced by Italian research agency Demos & Pi in 2016, it is surely the most supported club in Italy with 34 percent of all Italian football fans participating in their fan base. The number of Juventus fans has grown since 2016, so the number could be even higher now. It is said that the total number of Juventus fans is 300 million, including 41 million in Europe and 12 million in Italy.

However, some other sources show that the number of Juventus fans is 180 million all around the world. Whatever the number may be, it is sure that Juventus is one of the world’s most supported football clubs.

Bayern Munich

When it comes to fan membership, Bayern Munich is the most supported football club in Germany. Bayern has more than 293,000 supporters, according to a recent survey by statista.com. Some even claim that this team is the world’s most supported football club, concerning the number of its fan members. Whether it is true or not, they have people such as Pope Benedict XVI among their members. Considering that they have won 69% of all domestic titles in the current decade, it is no need to wonder they have attracted this number of members.

Unluckily, there is not much information about the total number of Bayern fans. We can only guess that by the number of followers the Bundesliga giant has on social media, though that is not a precise measure. The club has near 50 million followers on Facebook, more than 21 million on Instagram, and about 5 million on Twitter. According to a 2017 survey carried out by the club in North America, the Bavarians has supporters in all 50 US states with 43 percent of their fans being under 25 and 20 percent of them being female.

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