Trophies is often a measure to determine success when it comes to sports.Most times, talent alone is not sufficient to determine success as a lot of things like proper hard-work and preparation are needed. Tactics, as well as maybe a bit of luck are ingredients in sporting success.
All these have to translate into one thing though, winning of trophies which in essence is the crowning of a successful effort.Same can be applied in football as winning of trophies is often a measure of a clubs success. Therefore, here are eight football clubs with the most trophies ever;
Arsenal are nicknamed ‘The Gunners’ because they were formed by a group of cannon makers at the Woolwich Arsenal in 1886.After turning professional in 1891, the club joined the second division two years later and were promoted to the top flight in 1904 .Since Arsene Wenger arrived at Arsenal in 1996, the Frenchman has turned the Gunners into the most aesthetically pleasing side in England.Wenger has delivered two league and cup doubles in his time at Arsenal, and taken the club to two European finals while maintaining a style of play so pleasing on the eye.
After backing up their first title win with a couple more in 1906 and 1907, Milan had to wait until the 1950-51 season to win their fourth championship. The late 1980s and most of the 1990s was a glorious time for Milan, with Berlusconi now established as president. Coach Arrigo Sacchi, won the title in 1988, and the European Cup in 1989 and 1990. Fabio Capello enjoyed even more success on the domestic scene, his team of “Invincibles” winning four Serie A titles in five years as Berlusconi’s millions helped the club dominate.
Liverpool’s illustrious history means supporter expectation weighs heavily on the shoulders of players and managers alike.Winners of 18 league titles and five European Cups, the Reds have struggled to revive the glory of the 1970s and 80s under a series of managers since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.The club have yet to win a Premier League title and have won just one FA Cup (2006) and one League Cup (2012) despite boasting the talents of Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Luis Suarez.
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Juventus are Italy’s most successful club and one of the best supported in the country.The Bianconeri have won 32 league titles, the latest of those coming in 2016.Prior to that the club endured an eight year title drought, due largely to their relegation to Serie B for their part in a corruption scandal that rocked Italian soccer in the middle of the decade.
Manchester United have been the dominant force since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.The Red Devils won 13 titles and two Champions Leagues under their long-serving manager Sir Alex Ferguson.The likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and most recently Manchester City have challenged United in several seasons since the Premier League began, winning eight titles between them, but when in charge, Ferguson always rebuilt his squad, ensuring that the Red Devils bounced back from the odd indifferent campaign.
Bayern Munich are the biggest and most successful club in Germany by a distance. They have won a record 22 league titles, including 15 of the last 26, and four European Cups. They are also one of only three clubs to have won all three European trophies.The club was formed in 1900 by members of a gymnastics club. They won their first German championship in 1932.
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol of Spain is the world’s most successful football club for the 20th century, as ranked by the governing body of international football FIFA, just ahead of Manchester United. Since the middle of the 20th century, Real Madrid has consistently been ranked as one of the top football clubs in Europe. It has won the European Cup more times (nine) than any other club.
Barcelona’s “more than a club” slogan epitomizes the unique social, political and cultural identity of the Catalan outfit. In the early days, the club represented the Catalan people’s desire for freedom. With founder Hans Gamper as president for a combined 25 years in the opening period of Barcelona’s history, the club were a force in the Copa del Rey and various regional tournaments. With just one European Cup to their name until the turn of the century, the tenures of Frank Rijkaard and Josep Guardiola ushered in genuine Champions League success.