Since the start of the competitive football, several football clubs have been dominant in Europe for different eras. This is the Barcelona era. The club has won a large number of big trophies in past 12 years including 4 UEFA Champions League, 8 La Liga, 3 FIFA Club World, and 3 Copa Del Rey. Whereas, Real Madrid and AC Milan are the 2 clubs with most Champions league titles. Here is a list of top 10 European Football Clubs with Most Trophies.
Top 10 European Football Clubs with Most Trophies
10. Atletico Madrid
Number of trophies: 28
Atletico Madrid is one of the most successful teams in Spain alongside Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Athletic Bilbao. In the past, the club was not as good as it is now and a large credit of it’s success goes to the current manager Diego Simeone. Till 2012, Atletico Madrid used to fight for a spot in the Europa League every season. In the past 3 years, the club has progressed to the UEFA Champions League final twice. They have won a total of 28 trophies in their entire history including 10 Spanish La Liga and 2 Europa League title.
9. Inter Milan
Number of trophies: 39
The Italian club Inter Milan is a sleeping giant in the football world right now. They were a dominant force in the past and won 5 consecutive Serie A titles from 2005 to 2010. Moreover, the club has 3 UEFA Champions League title and a treble on their name. Under the Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, Inter Milan won a treble in 2009-10 season which included a UEFA Champions League, Copa Italia, and Serie A title. This club lies on the 9th spot of the list of top 10 European football clubs with most trophies.
8. Arsenal F.C
Number of trophies: 43
Gunners have a similar routine that they follow every season under winger since the past decade. They start the season on the top of the table and finish at the 4th spot. Moreover, they get themselves eliminated from UEFA Champions league either by drawing to Bayern or Barcelona and only take home the FA Cup. Despite this bad run of form, Arsenal is in the 7th spot of the list of top 10 European clubs with most trophies. They have a total of 43 trophies but not a single UEFA Champions league despite playing the competition every year. These 43 trophies include 13 Premier League titles and a record 15 FA Cups.
7. AC Milan
Number of trophies: 49
There was a time when AC Milan’s starting XI consisted of 11 legends. It was the golden period of Milan where the likes of Maldini, Pirlo, Kaka, Crespo, and Nesta made the starting line-up of the club. They dominated not only Italian football, but they were the masters of Europe as well. It has been 5 years now since Milan has last won a Serie A title, and 9 years since a Champions League trophy. They are also one of the sleeping giants of football. In their entire history, AC Milan has won 49 trophies including 18 Serie A and 7 Champions Leagues.
Number of trophies: 60
Juventus is the club that has dominated Serie A the most. This club has a record 32 Serie A title till 2016 starting from 1905. Although, they haven’t been dominant in the Europe as they have only 2 Champions League in their entire cabinet of 60 trophies. In 2015, they had the chance to increase 2 champions league trophies to 3 and win their first treble. But they were beaten in the final by FC Barcelona who got their 5th Champions League trophy and recorded their second treble.
Number of trophies: 60
Liverpool is currently 26 years without a premier league title but still in the 5th spot of the list of top 10 European football clubs with most trophies. Liverpool was a European heavyweight at a time and dominated the English football as well. Their form is a struggling one right now but things could turn around this time as they seem to be the real title contenders under Jurgen Klopp.
4. Manchester United
Number of trophies: 64
Manchester United and Sir Alex’s Saga isn’t unknown to any football fan. Although they aren’t as good as they were back in the days but they are still on the 4th spot of the list of top 10 European football clubs. A decade ago, Manchester United was the dominant force throughout England. But since Sir Alex left the job as the Manchester United manager, the squad has lost their winning spirit and is struggling in the league as well as in Europe.
3. Bayern Munich
Number of trophies: 66
Bayern Munich is no doubt the best team in Germany at the moment and one of the best in the world. They are in the 3rd spot with 66 trophies in the cabinet. Moreover, they have a record 26 Bundesliga titles and have won 5 Champions league triumphs.
2. Real Madrid
Number of trophies: 84
1. FC Barcelona
Number of trophies: 91
With 91 titles, Real Madrid’s bitter rivals FC Barcelona secures the first spot. The Blaugranas were an average club in the past. Since the Johan Cruyff at Barcelona as a player, the tables turned. He is the real reason behind Barcelona’s success in recent times. The players like Ronaldinho, Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta were the tools that helped the club achieve this success.