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Europe’s serial winners

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Football has only gotten more competitive since the turn of the century. With the increased competition, European titles have only continued to gain more prestige, effectively becoming the top target for many notable clubs.

FootTheBall goes through some of the football clubs with the most European titles. The article takes into account Champions League titles, Europa League titles, and UEFA Super Cup wins.

Real Madrid (21 titles)

Los Blancos are notably the most dominant club during most European football competitions. These Spanish giants have been prominent in the Champion’s League, particularly in the last decade. A big moment in the club’s incredible European run is its three-time consecutive Champions league win. The club has also won the UEFA super cup four times. Here’s Real Madrid’s trophy list:

14x Champions League

5x UEFA Super Cup

2x UEFA Europa League

Liverpool (13 titles)

Liverpool are one of the most established clubs in the world, notable for its electric and vibrant fan base. In addition to being the most decorated team in England, Liverpool have also had its fair share of European success. The club has the most Champions League titles for an England team, which also doubles as the third highest in all of Europe. Liverpool’s win is, however, not limited to the Champions League as the club also has a significant number of Europa League and Super Cup titles. Here is Liverpool’s trophy list:

6x Champions League

4x UEFA Super Cup

3x UEFA Europa League

AC Milan (12 titles)

While AC Milan have not been as dominant as they used to be in domestic and European competitions, they have quite an impressive record. The Serie A club is only second to Real Madrid in Champions League wins, with the most recent title clinched in 2007. AC Milan also has the honor of being one of the few clubs to defend the league title successfully. In addition, AC Milan has the joint-highest UEFA Europa league titles, with five wins. Here’s AC Milan’s trophy list:

7x Champions League

5x UEFA Europa League


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Barcelona (10 titles)

Barcelona are one of the most recognizable football clubs in history. Unsurprisingly, the club are also one of the most successful in European football. The Camp Nou club have won five Champions League titles. Similarly, the club has won the same number of UEFA Super Cup titles. Here’s Barcelona’s trophy list:

5x Champions League

5x UEFA Super Cup

FC Bayern Munich (9 titles)

Bayern Munich has been the most successful German domestic football club. Adding to its numerous wins at home, this German giant has replicated some of this success in continental competitions. It boasts of having the third most Champions League titles. Bayern Munich also has the honour of winning the competition not once but three times in a row. In addition to its successful career, Bayern has won every UEFA competition at least once. Here’s Bayern Munich’s trophy list:

6x Champions League

1x UEFA Europa League

2x UEFA Super Cup

AFC Ajax (7 titles)

It is certainly no surprise that this is the single Dutch team on this list. AFC Ajax has been incredibly successful in its domestic league, winning over 30 times. The club also has quite a remarkable history in European competitions. Ajax is one of the few clubs that has won the Champions League up to four times, last winning it in 1994/95. The club has also won the Super Cup twice. Here’s Ajax’s trophy list:

4x Champions League

2x UEFA Super Cup

1x UEFA Europa League

Juventus (7 titles)

Juventus is the most successful Italian football club in history. This club has won a whopping 36 Serie A titles. Unfortunately, Juventus have not had much luck in clinching many European football titles in recent years. Nonetheless, the club has won the Champions League twice, while it was called the European Cup. In addition, Juventus has won two Super Cups and three Europa League titles. Here’s Juventus’ complete European trophy list:

2x Champions League

3x UEFA Europa League

2x UEFA Super Cup

Manchester United (5 titles)

In the past few decades, Manchester United has established itself as one of the most successful English teams in history. The club’s record in the domestic league is outstanding, with a total of 20 top flight titles, with 13 coming under Sir Alex Ferguson’s guidance. The club has also found moderate success in European competitions. Manchester United has won the Champions League three times. Similarly, the club has won the Europa League once. Here’s Manchester United’s trophy list:

3x Champions League

1x UEFA Europa League

1x UEFA Super Cup



The clubs mentioned in this list are some of the most successful in the world, domestically and in European football. So if you are seeking great soccer odds, these are certainly some of the teams you want to pay attention to.


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