Real Madrid and Barcelona have kind of dominated European football for best part of last 15 years and between them they have won 9 champions league titles since 2002. Today we take a look at some of the most successful clubs in terms of major honors. Since the top 5 European leagues are widely considered to be most competitive we only take a look at domestic titles won in major European countries.
We have previously wrote a piece on Most successful English and Spanish clubs, but today we take a look at top clubs from all around Europe and rank the top teams in terms of major trophies won. There are some surprising teams in the list. Before we jump to ranking table, we need to explain a few things.
Major Trophies: The most important trophy for every team is ofcourse the division 1 title in their respective countries and Champions League/European Cup is the ultimate price for any European team so we give 10 points each to division 1 title and the Champions League. Europa League/UEFA Cup and domestic cup competitions get 5 points each. Some international trophies like FIFA Club world cup/intercontinental cup get 5 points each. We are not going to include one-off match competitions such as Charity Shield or Super Cups etc.
***The list below is comprised of clubs with atleast 2 or more European titles. This was necessary to breakdown the top clubs from Europe which otherwise impossible as number of teams has dominated in their domestic front without winning in Europe.
|1||Real Madrid||72||33 League Titles, 12 Champions League, 19 Spanish Cups, 2 UEFA Cups, 5 FIFA Club world cups|
|2||Barcelona||61||24 League Titles, 5 Champions League, 27 Spanish Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, 2 Fifa 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||54||27 League Titles, 18 German Cups, 5 Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup, 3 Club World Cups|
||33 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||42||20 League Titles, 12 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 3 Champions League, 2 FIFA Club WC, 1 Europa League|
|9||Liverpool||41||18 League Titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups, 5 Champions League, 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|