English teams have always been considered the top football clubs in Europe. 11 English teams have won at least one European competition and among them there are also clubs now relegated to a secondary role such as Aston Villa and Nottingham Forrest. Clubs that have triumphed at least once in Europe include teams such as Leeds, Newcastle, Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspurs. Finally, there are the most famous clubs still at the top of the rankings today, such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool.
Which English club has won the most trophies in Europe? Let’s find out in this short article on our website.
Liverpool Football Club
With the victory of the 2019/2020 Premier League, Liverpool have become the English team with the most victories in all tournaments, as many as 43. Jurgen Klopp’s team has won the Premier League for the first time in 30 years ( the last victory dates back to 1990) thus entering even more into the legend of English football. The Merseyside Reds have won 19 Premier Leagues, 8 League Cups and 7 FA Cups: these results do not make them the most successful English team in their country, which is Manchester United.
Yet, thanks to 6 Champions League and 3 UEFA / Europa League victories, Liverpool are the most successful British team in Europe. The first Champions League won by the Reds dates back to 1976 in the final against the German team of Borussia Mönchengladbach. The following year Livepool Football Club won the Champions League again, beating Belgians from Bruges. In 1981, the Reds won their third Champions League against Real Madrid and three years later, their fourth, in the final against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The latest Champions League victories for the Reds date back to a fairly recent era. Surely the most dramatic victory is the one against Milan in 2005, making a “remuntada” from 0-3 to 3-3 which allowed Liverpool to win on penalties, winning the multiple-winner’s badge. The last Champions League victory dates back to the 2019 final against fellow countrymen Tottenham, 2-0.
Manchester United, the Red Devils
Thanks also to its international fame due legends such as George Best, David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United is the most loved English team in the world. The history of the Red Devils is certainly marked by the presence on the bench for over 20 years of Sir Alex Ferguson, an example for every football manager that mancunian supporters will always remember with love.
Manchester United won their first Champions League in 1968 (the first English team to win it) and their last in 2008 by beating Chelsea. Yet the most memorable victory in the history of the Red Devils is the one in 1998/1999, when Alex Ferguson’s team managed to score two goals in the last few seconds of the final against Bayern Munich, thanks to Sheringham and Solskjaer, the Bavarian goalkeeper Oliver Kahn incredulous. More info, codes and promotions here.