English football has a long and storied history, with countless clubs competing over the years to secure a place in the record books. From Manchester United to Liverpool, Arsenal to Chelsea, each club has its own unique identity and style of play. But which clubs stand out as the most successful in English football history? In this blog, we’ll explore the top 10 football clubs that have left an indelible mark on the sport.
These clubs have earned their place in football folklore, thanks to their numerous domestic and international titles, iconic players, and unforgettable moments on the pitch. From the early days of the Football League to the modern Premier League era, these clubs have consistently set the standard for excellence in English football.
Our list will take into account various factors, including the number of domestic and international titles won, overall win percentages, and the impact that each club has had on the sport. Along the way, we’ll examine the rich histories of these clubs, the legendary players who have donned their colors, and the tactics and strategies that have made them so successful.
Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or simply interested in the history of the sport, this blog is sure to provide a fascinating glimpse into the most successful clubs in English football. So, without further ado, let’s dive into our top 10 and see which clubs come out on top.
Which are the Most Successful English Football Clubs?
Football has been a significant part of English culture for over a century, and the country has produced some of the world’s finest football players and clubs. England boasts a top-flight football league that is considered one of Europe’s most competitive and thrilling competitions. From the Premier League to the lower divisions, there are countless professional and amateur football clubs across the country. However, some teams have managed to stand out from the rest and achieve extraordinary success.
English Clubs With Most Trophies:
- Manchester United – 66 trophies
- Liverpool – 66 trophies
- Arsenal – 48 trophies
- Chelsea – 32 trophies
- Manchester City – 28 trophies
- Tottenham Hotspur – 26 trophies
- Aston Villa – 25 trophies
- Everton – 24 trophies
- Newcastle United – 14 trophies
- Nottingham Forest – 13 trophies
10. Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest is an English club that presently does play in the Premier League. In total, the club has won 13 national and international trophies since its creation and they hold the 10th place in our ranking of the top 10 most successful English football teams.
Nottingham Forest’s last major silverware came in the League Cup in 1990. Of course, the majority of their glory years were under the guidance of the incomparable Brian Clough in the late-1970s.
Forest won the top flight for the first, and only, time in their history in 1978. Back-to-back European Cup triumphs followed. They also won the League Cup in consecutive years, lifting the trophy in 1978 and 1979.
Nottingham Forest has reached the English Premier League title just once till the date of writing this post and has won 2 FA Cups and 4 football League Cups in their history.
At the international level, Nottingham Forest is among the few English clubs that have already won the Champions League ( 2 times) and have also achieved the UEFA Super Cup once.
9. Newcastle United
Yoyoing between the Premier League and Championship, Newcastle fans have been focused on Mike Ashley selling the club and avoiding relegation in recent years. Winning trophies has not been on the agenda for the Toon Army.
What a long wait it has been. The Magpies are one of the best-supported clubs in the country, but they have not lifted any significant silverware since the 1950s.
They haven’t even come close either – their run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 2020 was the deepest they have been in the competition since 2006.
Everton is an English club that presently plays in the Premier League. The club was founded in the year 1878 and this makes it 143 years, the name of their stadium is known as Goodison Park with a capacity of 39,414 places.
Everton since their creation, they have won a total of 24 national and international trophies and this puts them in the 8th spot in our list of the most successful English teams. Everton have won 9 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, 9 Community shield, and 1 UEFA Cup winners cup.
7. Manchester City
Manchester City is an English club that plays in the Premier League presently and is even the defending title holders of the Premier League. The club was founded in the year 1880 and the name of their stadium is the Etihad Stadium with a capacity of more than 55,000 places.
Following the recent achievement and present form of the club it might be difficult to believe that they are just the 7th most successful English football team with a total of 26 trophies.
Manchester City has won 6 Premier Leagues, 6 FA Cups, 6 Football League Cups, 4 Community Shields, and 1 UEFA Cup Winners Cup.
6. Aston Villa
Aston Villa is one of just five English clubs to have won the European Cup.
Aston Villa is an English club founded in the year 1874 which makes it 146 years. They presently compete in the English Premier League and the name of their stadium is Villa Park with a capacity of more than 42,000 places.
They also have seven league titles, seven FA Cups and five League Cups, and a handful of other trophies to take them up to 25 in total – good for seventh-most in the history of English football.
Like Everton and Newcastle, Villa are on a lengthy trophy drought. Their last major silverware was the League Cup back in the mid-1990s.
Aston Villa since their creation, they have won a total of 25 trophies both national and international. The club has won 7 Premier League titles, 7 FA Cups, 5 Football League Cups, 3 Community Shields, and 1 Champions League.
5. Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur is an English club that was founded in the year 1882 and they presently play in the Premier League.
The club has won a total of 26 football trophies since its creation and this places them in the 5th spot of our ranking of the top 10 most successful English Football teams.
The club has won, 2 Premier Leagues, 8 FA Cups, 4 Football League Cups, 9 Community Shields, 2 UEFA Europa League, and 1 UEFA Cup Winners Cup.
Chelsea is an English Premier League club that was founded 116 years ago exactly in the year 1905 and the club presently plays in the Premier League and is among the best clubs in Europe nowadays.
Chelsea has won a total of 31 trophies since the creation of the club. The club has won 6 Premier League titles, 9 FA Cups, 6 Football Leagues, 4 Community Shields, 2 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Cup Winners Cups, 1 UEFA Super Cup, and 1 UEFA Europa League.
Arsenal also nicknamed the Gunners, is an English club founded in the year 1886 and presently plays in the Premier League. The Club’s stadium is the Emirates Stadium with a total capacity of 60,704 places.
Arsenal since its creation, the club has already won a total of 46 trophies both national and international. They have won 13 Premier League titles, 13 FA Cups, 3 Football League Cups, 15 Community Shields, 1 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and 1 UEFA Cup winners cup.
Liverpool is a professional football club that was founded in the year 1892. The club presently competes in the Premier League and the name of their stadium is known as Anfield. The club is also nicknamed the REDS.
The Merseyside giants have regained their status as the top team in England in recent years with their recent League Cup win. Liverpool had tremendous domestic success in the 1970s and 1980s. The 2019-20 Premier League triumph was their first in three decades.
Despite struggles in England, Liverpool succeeded in Europe. The Reds have won the Champions League six times. This is the most by any English club. They also won multiple UEFA Cups and Super Cups.
Liverpool has won 19 league titles, eight FA Cups, and nine EFL cups.
1. Manchester United
Manchester United presently one of the richest football clubs, was founded in the year 1878 and the club presently competes in the Premier League with Old Trafford being the name of the stadium.
The Red Devils dominated English football under Sir Alex Ferguson. Manchester United have always had great teams. But, most of their success came under the Scottish manager. The club won 13 of their 20 league titles under him. Ferguson also led them to two Champions League triumphs.
Manchester United is the most successful club in England as they have won a total of 66 Trophies since the creation of the club.
The club has won 20 Premier League titles, 12 FA Cups, 5 Football League Cup, 21 Community shield, 3 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup , 1 UEFA Super Cup and 1 intercontinental cup.