Football is one of the most famous sports in the world and also among the highest-paying sports of all time. It is watched and played by over 200 countries and has approximately 250 million players, directly and indirectly, involved in the sport. With numerous clubs involved in the game from all over the world, it is difficult to stay at the top. England itself is home to more than 40000 clubs playing at different levels. Take a look at the top 10 Most Successful English Football Clubs.
- Manchester United
Manchester United Football Club is an English Football Club based in Greater Manchester, earlier name Newton Heath when founded in 1878, however it was renamed in 1902. The home stadium of the football club is Old Trafford which has a capacity of 74,140. The Red Devils won the Europa League and League Cup in 2016/17 after lifting the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal in 2015/16. Manchester United remains the most successful football team in English soccer history.
Liverpool is a more decorated football club on the European stage. Winning six Champions Leagues and three UEFA Cups Liverpool holds second place in the top 10 Most Successful English Football Clubs. As of the last 2019-20 football season, the Reds have won 61 national and international football trophies in their football career. Liverpool was founded on June 3rd, 1892, and home matches are played at Anfield which has a capacity of 53,394.
Arsenal has achieved 13 English Premier League titles till now and has won a total of 13 FA Cups and 3 Football League Cups. Arsenal is London based football club founded in October 1866 and competes in . Arsenal plays its home matches in Emirates Stadium which has a capacity of 60,704. The Gunners have won 48 trophies and have also won a record 14 FA Cups, two League Cups, 16 FA Community Shields, the League Centenary Trophy, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Based in West London Chelsea was founded in 1905 and is one of the most successful clubs in England. Home matches of the Blues are played in Stamford Bridge which has a capacity of 40,834. Chelsea has five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, two Europa Leagues, and, perhaps most importantly, a Champions League since Abramovich bought the club.
- Manchester City
Manchester City stands in 5th place in the top 10 Most Successful English Football Clubs. The club was named Manchester City in 1894 after it was founded as St. Mark’s in 1880. Manchester City has won a total of 25 national and international trophies as of the last 2019-20 season. The club has won a total of 6 FA Cups and 6 Football League Cups, the Citizens have also achieved FA Community Shield four times and UEFA Winners’ Cup once.
- Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur founded on 5 September 1882 also known as Spurs is an English football club based in Tottenham, London. Spurs were the first team post-war to win the league and cup double in 1961. Until now Spur has won 2 Premier League titles, 8 FA Cups, and 4 Football League Cups in their club history. Spurs have also achieved FA Community Shield nine times and UEFA Europa League twice.
- Aston Villa
Founded on 21 November 1874 Aston Villa Football Club is based in Birmingham and plays its home match at Villa Park which has a capacity of 42,749. Like Everton and Newcastle, Villa is on a lengthy trophy drought. Their last major silverware was the League Cup back in the mid-1990s. However, the club has achieved 7 league titles, 7 FA Cups, and 5 Football League Cups.
Everton Football Club is an English Football Club based in Liverpool. The club was founded in 1878 and plays its home matches in Goodison Park which has a capacity of 39,414. Everton has won a total of 24 national and international trophies. The club plays for Premier League and has won 9 League titles 5 FA Cups and 9 FA Community Shield.
- Newcastle United
Newcastle United founded in 1892 competes in the Premier League and plays its home matches in St James’ Park which has a capacity of 52,305. The ownership of the football club has been transferred to Saudi Arabia owners putting an end to Mike Ashley’s controversial reign last month. Newcastle has 14 national and international trophies and has achieved 4 League titles and 6 FA Cups in their club history.
- Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest is an English Professional Football Club based in Nottinghamshire. The club was founded in 1865 and is one of the oldest Football Clubs to participate in the English Football league. The majority of their glory years were under the guidance of the incomparable Brian Clough in the late-1970s. The club has won a total of 13 national and international trophies and holds 10th place in our top 10 most Successful English Football Clubs.