Top 5 Premier League Clubs With Most Major Trophies
For the last thirty years, the English Premier League has been a hotbed for world-class footballers. This is due to its competitiveness and prestige, players from across the globe dream of a chance to play in England.
The Premier League has multiple top teams, unlike some of the other top five European leagues. Teams in the English Premier League have dominated Europe in recent times, with four teams reaching two of the last three Champions League finals and two teams (Chelsea and Liverpool) winning the competition.
History has documented it that for years now, Liverpool and Manchester United were easily the two best teams within English football. Manchester United were a stronghold domestically and continentally in the 1970s and 1980s. Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United consistently won trophies in the nineties and the noughties, before their era of dominance came to an end.
During Sir Alex Ferguson’s successful time at Man Utd, Ferguson insisted his greatest achievement was putting the Red Devils back ahead of Liverpool as the biggest club in the country.
According to the interview with skysport, he said; “My greatest challenge is not what’s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f***ing perch. And you can print that,” his legendary quote goes.
The sir did not dream to probably predict that Manchester United would go eight seasons (and counting) without winning the Premier League and that a German would come into Liverpool are turn them into one of the greatest sides in the league’s history.
In a clear term, Manchester United Liverpool are the two most triumphant Premier League clubs
Both Manchester United and Liverpool have been at the top when it comes to major trophies won by English clubs. Unsurprisingly, the two teams have dominated the English top-flight, winning 20 and 19 times respectively. Beside the both Manchester United and Liverpool, there are London clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea who have also won their fair share of silverware. Nevertheless, a team like Manchester City have also turned out to be a force to be reckoned in recent times with under the guidance of Pep Guardiola.
It will be important noted that the major trophies include league titles (First Division/Premier League), domestic cups (FA Cup and League Cup), the UEFA Champions League (or European Cup), the Europa League (or UEFA Cup), the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
So in all, one could easily say that Liverpool cemented their status as the most successful club in England following their FA Cup win over Chelsea on Saturday.
The FA Cup triumph was Liverpool’s second trophy of the campaign having previously won the Carabao Cup in the same manner against the same opponents. And it represented their 45th major trophy in their illustrious history.
Statistic help present it that the trophy the won against the west London giants also meant they moved three trophies clear of Manchester United as the most successful team in the land.
With that out of the way, let’s check out which five clubs have won the most major trophies in English football.
Top 5 Premier League Clubs With Most Major Trophies
5 Manchester City – 22
Since their big-money takeover in 2008 by the Abu Dhabi United group, Manchester City have turned themselves into a major force. Statistics however has it that the blue half of Manchester has won 13 major accolades in the last 14 years. In summary, the reigning Premier League winners have won 22 major trophies, which ranks them fifth in England.
Manchester City have won seven league titles, six FA Cups, eight League Cups and one European Cup Winners’ Cup. Behold, their success has come recently, and their trophy cabinet looks set to expand in the coming years. They are currently looking forward to clinch their maiden Champions League trophy soon, having fallen short in the final last season.
4 Chelsea – 25
The West London giants are another Premier League club who have tasted success primarily in the 21st century. Statistic present it that Chelsea won just eight major honors before Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. After nearly two decades of consistent silverware, Chelsea have now won 25 trophies.
The Bluse have won six league titles, eight FA Cups and five League Cups domestically. Their European honors include two Champions League trophies, two Europa League titles and two European Cup Winners’ Cups.
3 Arsenal – 31
Since 2004, Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League. But the North Londoners have won 31 major trophies and are the third most successful club in England. It will be good to note that most of the titles were won during Arsene Wenger’s 22-year-long stint in the dugout.
Arsenal’s Major trophies in their cabinet include 13 league titles, 14 FA Cups, two League Cups, one European Cup Winners’ Cup and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
2 Manchester United – 42
Man Utd are currently the second-most successful club in English football history. But at one point, the Red Devils were trailing Liverpool by 11 league titles.
During the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, he vowed to knock their north-west rivals off their perch and managed to do so with flying colors. He won 13 Premier League titles, numerous domestic cups and a couple of Champions League trophies.
The Red Devil won 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups and five League Cups within England. In the continental level, they have three Champions League titles, one Europa League trophy and one European Cup Winners’ Cup.
1 Liverpool – 45
Unarguably, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are the most successful club in the history of English football.
Liverpool didn’t actually have the most memorable of times since the Premier League’s inception. Nevertheless, they have been splendid since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment in 2015 and have overtaken Manchester United with respect to their overall honors.
In summary, Liverpool achievement statistic have presented it that the club have won 44 major honors. In addition to the 19 league titles, the Reds have also won seven FA Cups, nine League Cups, six Champions League titles and three Europa League trophies.