Top 15 football clubs with the most trophies wonAlthough it sometimes seems like football is about money (ask most foreign owners of Premier League clubs), it really is, like any other sport, about achieving glory and in most cases that comes down to it, measured through the trophies won.
In most football leagues in the world, it is quite defined which are the biggest clubs, which are the ones that normally win the most trophies, making them the ones with the most economic income and, in turn, the ones with the best players and managers, creating a cycle of success that is only broken in specific periods of time. Today we bring you the list of the 15 football clubs with the most trophies won worldwide.
15. Liverpool FC (70 trophies)English football has had so many successful club spells that no single club has achieved a significant enough number of trophies to rank higher on this list. The Reds have stood out internationally where they have accumulated 14 trophies, including the UEFA Champions League (and European Cup), the UEFA Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
14. Juventus FC (71 trophies)The case of Juventus is the opposite to that of Liverpool since their success has been mostly at the local level despite having won several international trophies, but they clearly lose the comparison with AC Milan in that sense. Although Juve is the Italian club with the most trophies, it could have a few more since the leagues won during the Moggigate were removed despite the fact that the club itself still considers them.
13. AFC Ajax (75 trophies)Since the mid-60s, Ajax became the most winning club in the Netherlands, being the one that has won the most leagues and cups as well as being the Dutch club with the most European trophies. Ajax was considerably affected after the Bosman ruling, which has meant a huge exodus of players every time they manage to consolidate a sufficiently competitive team to repeat some European success.
11. Olympiacos FC (82 trophies)The Greek club has amassed its massive number of trophies only at the national level where it has won 22 of the last 26 editions of the Greek league. At the international level, they do not have any trophies, but their local superiority is what allows them to be on this list, equaling a world class club like Bayern Munich.
11. FC Bayern Munich (82 trophies)Since the 1970s, the Bavarian club has become the most important club in Germany thanks to a generation of players that included names like Gerd Muller or Franz Beckenbauer and a transfer policy that is based on bringing the best players from the Bundesliga. Bayern has additionally been one of the most powerful teams in Europe, which is reflected in the fact that it has two trebles (Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and UEFA Champions League) and a sextuple (the three aforementioned trophies plus the German and European Super Cups and FIFA Club World Cup).
9. FC Porto (83 trophies)Something curious happens in Portugal and that is, that all the league trophies in history have been distributed among the three biggest clubs in the country (Porto, Benfica and Sporting) with the exception of two that were won by Os Belenenses (1946) and Boavista (2001).
Porto has been characterized by having periods of great success that have led the club to win several European trophies and, in contrast to what happened to Ajax, they have achieved before and after the Bosman Law.