Football clubs

An overview of some of the most merited football clubs in the history of the game. Other teams of historical significance, but less prominent in modern days are listed below.


Saudi Arabia

Al-Hilal logoAl-Hilal SFC
Al-Ittihad logoAl-Ittihad

Other clubs

Additional clubs of historical interest: Atalanta BC, Berliner FC Dynamo, Bradford City, Bologna FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Cagliari Calcio, Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Hertha, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Lille OSC, Luton Town, Middlesbrough FC, OGC Nice, Norwich City, Notts County, Preston North End, Royal Engineers, Udinese Calcio, Union Berlin, Wanderers FC, Watford, Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton.

Most merited clubs in Europe

Statistics of clubs with most success in Champions League and European Cup, the biggest tournament for clubs in Europe since 1955.

Table 1. Most successful clubs in the biggest European Cups
Team Titles Finals
Real Madrid 13 16
Milan 7 11
Bayer München 6 11
Liverpool 6 9
Barcelona 5 8
Ajax 4 6
Inter 3 5
Manchester U 3 5
Juventus 2 9
Porto 2 2
Nottingham 2 2

Most merited clubs in South America

Statistics of clubs with most success in Copa Libertadores, which is the most prestigious club tournament in South America since 1960.

Table 2. Most successful clubs in the Copa Libertadores
Club Titles
Independiente 7
Boca Juniors 6
Peñarol 5
River Plate 4
Estudiantes 4
Olimpia 3
Nacional 3
São Paulo 3
Grêmio 3
Santos 3
Cruzeiro 2
Internacional 2
Atlético Nacional 2


This collection with football teams is growing, the intention is to expand it with more clubs from more countries and continents.