Top 5 Most Successful Clubs In Terms Of Trophies Won (Revealed) – The European football clubs dominate in the world when it comes to winning the number of trophies. The football fans from not only from Europe, but across the globe are therefore seem to be quite agog about the clubs that are most successful in terms of trophies that they have been able to win. Since the curiosity is rife, sports articles of today are replete with the rankings of the clubs on the basis of the number of trophies that they have taken to their credit. Though almost all the sports articles put forth the number of trophies to make it amply clear as to which club has an edge over the other ones, but that does not mean that all articles invariable rate one club more than the other citing statistics.
Here we have tried to honestly rank the European clubs on the basis of the trophies they have clinched. In our quest to find the first five clubs, we came to know that Real Madrid and Barcelona are the top two clubs of Europe. Both these clubs have literally dominated the European football for more than a decade. We assumed the year 2002 as base year and knew that since that year, both these clubs have been able to clinch 7 Champions League titles. We have tried to peep at some of the most successful clubs and to know about their major honors.
Details of the Top 5 Most Successful Clubs In Terms Of Trophies Won
- Real Madrid: Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, popularly known as Real Madrid, is a professional football club based in Mardrid, Spain. This club has got the distinction of being one of the most widely supported teams in the world. Since its inception in the year 1902, the team has traditionally been wearing a white home kit. The team has been playing its home matches since 1947. The Real Madrid’s members, unlike most of the European sporting entities, have owned and operated the club throughout its history. In the year 2015, the club Real Madrid was estimated to be worth €3.24 billion or $3.65 billion. Even in 2014-15 season, Real Madrid was the world’s highest-earning football club with an annual revenue of €577 million. The real Madrid has so far been able to win 32 League Titles, 11 Champions League, 19 Spanish Cups, 2 UEFA Cups and 4 Club World Cups.
- Barcelona: Futbol Club Barcelona, popularly known as Barcelona, is regarded as one of the most professional football clubs based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. This football club was founded in the year 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Catalan footballers. Unlike several other football clubs, the Barcelona club is owned and operated by its supporters. This club is regarded as the second most valuable sports team of the world with the worth $3.56 billion. In terms of revenue, it is the world’s second richest football club with an annual turnover of €560.8 million. This club has so far been able to win 24 League Titles, 5 Champions League, 27 Spanish Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, 2 Club world cups.
- Benfica: Sport Lisboa e Benfica, popularly known as Benfica, is a Portuguese sports club based in Lisbon, Portugal. It is regarded as one of the best known professional football teams playing in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football. Having won three consecutive league titles, Benfica are the current Portuese champions. With an estimated fan base of 14 million supporters worldwide, Benfica is the most supported Portuese club. By August 2015, the club had 156, 916 playing members. Benfica is the most successful club of Portugal both in terms of domestic (76) and the overall titles(78). This club has so far been able to win 35 League Titles, 25 Portuguese Cups and 2 Champions League.
- Ajax: Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, also known as AFC Ajax, or simply known as Ajax is a Dutch professional football club based in Amsterdam. With 33 Eredivisie titles and 18 KNVB Cups, Azax has got the distinction of being the most successful clubs in the Netherlands. Since its inception in the year 1956, the team has constantly played in the Eredivisie, the Dutch football top division. This club is regarded as one of those five teams that have earned the right to keep the European Cup. This club has so far been able to win 33 League titles, 18 Dutch Cups and 4 Champions League.
5.FC Bayern: Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V., commonly known asFC Bayern München, or FC Bayern is one of the most popular German sports club. This club is based in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The club has got the distinction of being the most successful club in the football history of Germany with a record 26 national titles and 18 national cups. This club rose to the peak of its success in the middle of the 1970s when it won the European Cup three times in a row in the time period of 1974-1976. In terms of Revenue, this club is the biggest sports club in Germany and the third biggest football club in the world, generating €487.5 million for the 2013–14 season. This club has so far been able to win 28 League titles, 18 German Cups and 5 Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup and 3 Club World Cups.
|1||Real Madrid||69||32 League Titles, 11 Champions League, 19 Spanish Cups, 2 UEFA Cups, 4 Club world cups|
|2||Barcelona||61||24 League Titles, 5 Champions League, 27 Spanish Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, 2 Club world cups|
|3||Benfica||62||35 League, 25 Portuguese Cups, 2 Champions League|
|4||Ajax||55||33 League titles, 18 Dutch Cups, 4 Champions League,|
|5||FC Bayern||53||26 League Titles, 18 German Cups, 5 Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup, 3 Club World Cups|
||32 League Titles, 11 Italian Cups, 2 Champions League, 3 UEFA Cup, 2 Club World Cups|
|7||FC Porto||47||27 League Titles, 16 Portuguese Cups, 2 Champions League, 2 UEFA Cups|
|8||Manchester United||41||20 League Titles, 12 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 3 European Title, 2 FIFA Club WC|
|9||Liverpool||41||18 League Titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups, 5 European Title, 3 UEFA Cups|
|10||AC Milan||34||18 League Titles, 5 Italian Cups, 7 Champions League, 4 Club World Cups|
|11||Inter Milan||32||18 League Titles, 7 Italian Cups, 3 Champions League, 3 UEFA Cups, 1 Club World Cup|