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The most successful football club in the United Kingdom, Manchester United dominated the game in Britain for over two decades from the early 1990's. While they are struggling to reach the same heights since the retirement of long-serving manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, in Paul Pogba they possess the most expensive player in football.
Along with Real Madrid, FC Barcelona is perhaps one of the most popular football clubs in the world today, largely due to the attractive brand of football they play. Many of the top players in the world have turned out for the club, including Leo Messi, Neymar, Johan Cruyff, Ronaldinho, and Luis Suarez.
FC Bayern Munich are without a doubt the most famous football club in Germany as well as Europe. Known for an attacking brand of football, Bayern continue to dominate the game in Germany, attracting star players from across Germany and all over the world.
Juventus attract football fans across the globe through their success, both domestically and in Europe. Their famous black-and-white home strip is one of the most recognizable kits in world football and worn by fans all over the world.
Arsenal is one of the most well-known clubs in the world, plying their trade in perhaps the foremost club competition on the planet, the English Premier League. Managed for 20 years by Frenchman, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal has won 13 league titles and 14 domestic cups, including the world's oldest football competition, the FA Cup, on 12 occasions.
Real Madrid is the most successful club, not only in Spain, with 32 domestic titles, but also in Europe, where they have won the European Cup/Champions League on 11 occasions. A number of famous players have played for the club over the years, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul, Zinedine Zidane, and David Beckham. Their famous logo includes a crown on the top of the letters MCF, which stand for Real Madrid Club de Fútbol.
Chelsea is one of the most successful British clubs of the last decade, winning domestic league honors on four occasions (five times in total) as well as seven domestic cups (12 in total). In that period, they have also won two European titles, including the European Cup/Champions League.
With 18 domestic titles, 15 domestic cup triumphs, and 11 titles in various European football competitions (including 5 European Cup/Champions League wins), Liverpool is arguably the most successful British club in the history of the game. Although success has been limited in the last decade, the appointment of Jurgen Klopp has revitalized a sleeping giant of the football world.
Along with Brazil, Argentina is the foremost football nation in South America, with a long list of world-class players having represented the country. Perhaps the most famous of these, Diego Maradona, played 91 times for his country, scoring 34 goals. He played for many famous clubs during his career, including Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors, scoring an incredible 259 goals in 491 appearances.
Despite only forming in 1970, after a merger between Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain, Paris Saint-Germain is the most successful club in French football with 29 domestic titles, including six Ligue 1 titles and 22 cup wins. They have also won two European competitions.
Although somewhat overshadowed by their neighbors Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid certainly holds their own in La Liga each year. In fact, under manager Diego Simeone, they saw off the more fancied Barcelona and Real Madrid to claim the league title for the tenth time in the 2013/14 season. In 2015/16 they were runners-up in the European Cup/Champions League, losing on penalties to bitter rivals Real Madrid.
With their bright yellow kit, Borussia Dortmund is one of the most recognizable German clubs in Europe. Famed for their fast, flowing style of play, Dortmund home games at Westfalenstadion are an incredibly atmospheric experience, driven by the supporters in the south bank, or Yellow Wall, as it is known.
With four World Cup victories, Italy is only behind Brazil (5) in terms of the most wins in the world's premier football tournament. Nicknamed the Azzurri, Italy's success is built on disciplined defending combined with distinct Italian flair in attack.
France certainly loves playing prestigious football tournaments on home soil, famously winning the World Cup in 1998 and sending the nation into delirium. It seemed they were destined to do the same at Euro 2016, easily cruising into the final against Portugal, only to be outdone by the underdogs.
AC Milan is recognized as one of the most successful clubs in the world, with 29 domestic league and cup trophies. They have also won 18 international titles, placing them third on the list behind Real Madrid (Spain) and Al Alhy (Egypt) for most international trophies won.
Known for their technical excellence, Germany is one of the strongest football nations in the world. In 2014 they were crowned world champions when winning the World Cup in Brazil, thrashing the home nation 7-1 in the semi-finals on their way to the title. In the final, they beat a Lionel Messi-led Argentina by a goal to nil.
Simply put, Brazil is the most famous clubs on the planet! Since their first World Cup win in 1958, they have gone on to win the tournament five times in total, including twice in a row (1958, 1962) and three times in four tournaments (1958, 1962, 1970). Their undoubted star during these years was Pelé, who scored 77 goals in 91 appearances for his country. He also scored 650 goals in 694 club appearances during his career.
With their World Cup win in South Africa in 2010, Spain was the first club from Europe to win the prestigious tournament when played outside of European borders. Known as La Roja (the Red One), Spain is blessed with technically gifted players who excel at possession-based football, patiently working away at breaking down the opposition defense. Some of this club's most famous players include Xavi, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta and Iker Casillas.
Along with bitter rivals AC Milan and Juventus, Inter Milan is one of the most famous clubs in Italy. Since their inception in 1908, Inter has won 18 domestic league titles as well as 12 cup competitions. They have six European honors, including three European Cup/Champions League titles, the most recent of which came in 2009/10.
Perennial underachievers, England certainly has always possessed a player base of undoubted talent. Yet other than their World Cup triumph in 1966 where they beat West Germany 4-2 in the final at Wembley, they flatter to deceive time and time again, despite fielding players over the years of the caliber of David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, and Alan Shearer.
As one of the top football clubs in South America, Uruguay dominated the early years of the World Cup, winning the tournament twice in 1930 and 1950. They have also won the Copa América a record 11 times. At the 2014 World Cup, Uruguay progressed to the round of 16 where they were beaten by Italy. Star striker Luis Suarez received a nine-game ban after the match for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Despite winning seven domestic league titles, Schalke 04 has not won the Bundesliga since 1958. They have come close over the past few years, however, finishing third in both 2011/12 and 2013/14. The club has over 120,000 members.
As one of the glamor clubs located in London, Tottenham Hotspur's last domestic triumph came with winning the League Cup in 2007/08. They have won two domestic league titles, the last of which came in 1960/61. Spurs, as they are fondly known, play an attacking brand of football.
The US Men's National Soccer Team have appeared in 10 World Cups and hosted the tournament in 1994. Their best finish came in 2002 where they lost to Germany 1-0 in the quarter-finals. Perhaps their most famous victory came at the Confederations Cup in 2009. Here they beat Spain, the European champions, 2-0 in a semi-final encounter before just losing out on the title to Brazil when beaten 3-2 in the final.
Despite a period of success in the 1970's, Manchester City played second fiddle to their more illustrious neighbors, Manchester United, for much of their existence. That has changed significantly in the last eight years, however, especially after they were purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008. Now City is one of the top clubs in the United Kingdom, unafraid to spend money on big name players as well as world-class managers such as Pep Guardiola.
In the 1980's, Liverpool and Everton ruled British football. Between them, Liverpool and Everton won 8 league titles and three FA Cups. While Liverpool has gone to win more trophies, Everton's trophy cabinet has been empty since they last won the FA Cup in 1994/95.
With one of the world's most recognizable sportsmen in Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal is a popular club globally. Although they have had some well-placed finishes in international tournaments, including third at the 1996 World Cup, they finally won a major title in 2016, beating European Championship hosts France 1-0 to claim the biggest prize in European football.
Although the Netherlands have never won a World Cup, they were crowned European Champions in 1988 with a club that included Marco van Basten and Ruud Gullit at the peak of their powers. The Dutch are known for their attractive brand of football with an emphasis on attacking play.
A number of prominent Italian players have played for SSC Napoli, including Gianfranco Zola and Fabio Cannavaro. Napoli is the fifth most supported club in Italy.
Named after a hero from Greek mythology, AFC Ajax is the biggest club in the Netherlands and boast 33 domestic league titles as well as 18 cup wins. Although still very successful, the club is a breeding ground for young talent who soon get snapped up by some of the larger clubs in Europe. AFC Ajax has won the European Cup/Champions League four times, with their last win coming in the 1994/95 season.
Roma has appeared in the Serie A since their inception in 1927, only suffering relegation in the 1951/52 season. Based in Rome, the club call Stadio Olimpico home and are driven on by 70,000 fanatical supporters during home games. They have won the Italian domestic league on three occasions and also have 11 domestic cup titles to their name.
The oldest football club in Spain, Sevilla were formed in 1890 with Edward Farquharson Johnston, a Scotsman, serving as the first club president. They have won the Spanish domestic league once and boast six domestic cup wins. Sevilla has excelled in Europe, claiming five UEFA Cup/Europa League wins in the past decade, as well as a UEFA Super Cup victory. The International Federation of Football History & Statistics named Sevilla the best club in the world in 2006 and 2007.
Sweden has played in 11 World Cup tournaments, making the final in 1958 before losing out to Brazil. They also boast two third place finishes in 1950 and 1994. Perhaps their most famous player ever is Zlatan Ibrahimović, a mercurial striker known for scoring some simply outrageous goals. He played 116 times for Sweden, scoring 62 goals in his international career.
West Ham United have never won a domestic league title in England. The closest they came was in the 1985/86 season when they finished third. They can boast three FA Cup wins and supplied three key players - Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, and Martin Peters - to England's World Cup winning squad of 1966.
No one believed it would happen when they were top of the Premier League over Christmas in 2015, but Leicester City proved their doubters wrong and won their first and only domestic title, stunning both experts and their supporters alike. Their title win came from a miserly defense and excellent counter attacking play led by striker Jamie Vardy and winger Riyad Mahrez.
Mexico has participated in 15 World Cups, never finishing higher than sixth, a feat they achieved at home in 1986. They have however, won 10 CONCACAF Championship titles as well as the Confederations Cup in 1999.
Nicknamed The Dragons, FC Porto have never been relegated from the top division of Portuguese football since the league started in 1934. They have won 27 domestic titles, as well as 36 domestic cups. In Europe, they boast two European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League titles, and a UEFA Super Cup.
PSV Eindhoven, founded in 1913, are one of the biggest clubs in Holland. Together with AFC Ajax and Feyenoord, they have dominated the Dutch league. PSV has won 23 domestic league titles, as well as 19 cup competitions. They have two European titles, namely the UEFA Cup/Europa League and the European Cup/Champions League, won in 1978 and 1988, respectively.
Although they are from the Principality of Monaco, AS Monaco is part of the French domestic football scene and ply their trade in Ligue 1. They have won seven French domestic titles and five domestic cups. A number of famous players have played for the club, including Thierry Henry, Anthony Martial, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, James Rodríguez, and Glen Hoddle.
ACF Fiorentina is based in Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. Despite winning two domestic titles in the 1950's and 60's, Fiorentina has not managed to fair better than second place in the Serie A since 1981/82. Their last major trophy came in 2000/01 when they won the Coppa Italia cup competition.
With players such as Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany, Toby Alderweireld, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke and Thibaut Courtois, Belgium is certainly not short on top-level football talent. Unfortunately, this talent has not led to significant success on the pitch, despite many pundits expecting them to be one of the clubs to beat at the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship where they finished sixth and seventh respectively.
Switzerland has never set the world alight at either the World Cup or the European Championship. In fact, their best effort at football's most prestigious tournament is three quarter-final finishes in 1934, 1938 and 1954. In Europe's premier competition they reached the round of 16 in 2016. Interestingly, the logo found on the country's football shirts include the Swiss Football Associations initials in French, Italian, and German.
Along with AFC Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord has dominated Dutch football. Although they have won 14 domestic titles, they still lag far behind Ajax (33) and Eindhoven (23) and were last crowned champions in 1998/99. They have remained in the Eredivisie (the top Dutch league) since 1921, longer than any other club in Holland.
Since their return to international football in 1994, after the demise of Apartheid, the South African club has appeared in three World Cups, never advancing past the group stages. Perhaps their most famous victory came at the 2010 tournament in South Africa, where they beat France 2-1. South Africa was crowned African champions in 1996 when winning the AFCON tournament, beating Tunisia 2-0 in the final.
Colombia's only major football trophy came in 2001 with victory at the Copa América. The nation, however, are known for producing some incredibly talented footballers, none more so than James Rodríguez, the leading scorer at the 2014 World Cup, as well as René Higuita, one of the most eccentric goalkeepers ever.
Aston Villa FC was one of the founders of the English Football League in 1888. They have won seven domestic league titles and 12 domestic cups, as well the European Cup/Champions League.
This Australian club has won three A-League championships, as well as an FFA Cup and the Oceanian Champions League before moving to the Asian Football Confederation. As they were the only A-League team in Sydney for their first years in operation, the majority of their fan base is concentrated in the Sydney Metropolitan area.
With 36 domestic league titles and 33 cup victories, SL Benfica is one of the most successful clubs to come out of Portugal. Although European success currently eludes them, they have won the European Cup/Champions League on two occasions in the 1960's.
Along with England, Scotland is the oldest club in the world. The two clubs played their first match in 1872! Scotland has faired poorly at the World Cup tournament, never getting past the group stages. Their last appearance at this prestigious event was in 1998.
The Serbian Superliga formed in 2005. It is dominated by FK Partizan, who have won it on seven occasions, while Red Star Belgrade have managed three wins since its formation.