Top 22 most successful football clubs with the most trophies as of 2023

Top 22 most successful football clubs with the most trophies as of 2023

Lewis Injai, Cyprine Apindi, Adrianna Simwa
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM

In most sports, bringing home trophies is the ultimate goal. The most successful football clubs in the world have won numerous trophies. They engage the best possible athletes to increase the number of wins and awards. "Let's bring the trophy home" is a common statement before teams start competitive matches.

Football clubs with the most trophies
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The most successful football clubs in the world right now have signed top athletes and coaches. Coaches, players, and other relevant officials work closely to rake in more wins, trophies, and other awards.

Most successful football clubs: teams with the most trophies

Below is a list of the most successful football clubs of all time in terms of the number of trophies and awards won. Check them out to see how your favourite team ranks.

22. Colo-Colo FC - 54 trophies

  • Country: Chile
  • Year founded: 1925
  • League: Chilean Primera División
  • Ground: Estadio Monumental David Arellano
  • Trophies: 54

Club Social y Deportivo Colo-Colo is nicknamed Los Albos (The White ones), Eterno Campeón (The Eternal Champion), or El Cacique. Colo-Colo was founded in 1925 by David Arellano, and its head coach is Gustavo Quinteros.

21. Club Atlético Boca Juniors - 56 trophies

the most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Club Atlético Boca Juniors logo. Photo: @BOCA
Source: UGC
  • Country: Argentina
  • Year founded: 1905
  • League: Primera División
  • Ground: La Bombonera
  • Trophies: 56

Xeneize (Genoese), Azul y Oro (Blue and Gold), and La Mitad Más Uno (Half plus One) are Club Atlético Boca Juniors' nicknames. The club has always played in the Argentine Primera División and has taken home 56 trophies so far.

20. Club Olimpia - 57 trophies

  • Country: Paraguay
  • Year founded: 1902
  • League: Primera División
  • Ground: Estadio Manuel Ferreira
  • Trophies: 57

Nicknames El Decano (The Dean), Rey de Copas (The King of Cups), or El Expreso Decano (The Express Dean), Club Olimpia has won 57 trophies. The club has won a record 46 Primera División titles, including a unique record run of winning the league six consecutive times.

19. Fotbal Club FCSB - 58 trophies

  • Country: Romania
  • Year founded: 1947
  • League: Liga I
  • Ground: Arena Națională
  • Trophies: 58

SC Fotbal Club FCSB SA, commonly known as FCSB or Roș-albaștrii (The Red and Blues), is a team that has spent its entire history in the top flight of the Romanian league system, the Liga I. The club has won 58 trophies, including 26 Liga I, 24 Cupa României, and two Cupa Ligii titles.

18. RSC Anderlecht - 60 trophies

the most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The RSC Anderlecht logo. Photo: @RSC Anderlecht
Source: UGC
  • Country: Belgium
  • Year founded: 1908
  • League: Belgian Pro League
  • Ground: Lotto Park
  • Trophies: 60

Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht, commonly known as RSC Anderlecht, has won 60 trophies so far. The club plays in the Belgian First Division A and is the most successful Belgian football team in European competitions. It has won 60 trophies, including 34 championship wins.

17. Liverpool - 60 trophies

the most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Liverpool logo. Photo: @Liverpool FC
Source: UGC
  • Country: England
  • Year founded: 1892
  • League: Premier League
  • Ground: Fenway Sports Group
  • Trophies: 60

The Reds is the nickname given to Liverpool Football Club. The club is owned by Fenway Sports Group and managed by Jürgen Klopp. The club was founded in 1892 and competes in the Premier League. It has won 60 trophies so far.

16. Galatasaray - 61 trophies

the most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Galatasaray logo. Photo: @Galatasaray
Source: UGC
  • Country: Turkey
  • Year founded: 1905
  • League: Süper Lig
  • Ground: Rams Park
  • Trophies: 61

Dursun Özbek is the president of Galatasaray, a football club that has won 61 trophies so far. The club is one of three teams to have participated in all seasons of the Süper Lig since 1959, following the dissolution of the Istanbul Football League.

15. Juventus FC - 64 trophies

the most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Juventus logo against a black and white background. Photo: @Juventus
Source: UGC
  • Country: Germany
  • Year founded: 1897
  • League: Serie A
  • Ground: Juventus Stadium
  • Trophies: 64

Juventus Football Club S.p.A., colloquially known as Juventus, is an Italian professional football club based in Turin, Piedmont. It competes in the Serie A league. Founded on 1 November 1897, the club is owned by the Agnelli family. It has won 64 trophies so far.

14. AFC Ajax - 70 trophies

the most successful football clubs
The AFC Ajax logo. Photo: @AFC Ajax
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  • Country: Netherlands
  • Year founded: 1900
  • League: Eredivisie
  • Ground: Johan Cruyff Arena
  • Trophies: 70

AFC Ajax NV owns AFC Ajax, a club that has won 70 trophies so far. Its nicknames are de Godenzonen (Sons of the Gods) and de Joden (the Jews).

13. Manchester United FC - 71 trophies

The most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Manchester United logo. Photo: @Manchester United
Source: UGC
  • Country: England
  • Year founded: 1878
  • League: Premier League
  • Ground: Old Trafford
  • Trophies: 71

The Red Devils is Manchester United FC's nickname. The club competes in the Premier League and has won 71 trophies. Its sitting manager is Erik ten Hag.

12. FC Bayern Munich (FC Bayern München) - 72 trophies

the most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The FC Bayern Munich logo. Photo: @FC Bayern München
Source: UGC
  • Country: Germany
  • Year founded: 1900
  • League: Bundesliga
  • Ground: Allianz Arena
  • Trophies: 72

Fußball-Club Bayern München e. V., commonly known as FC Bayern Munich, is a professional sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is one of the most successful clubs in German football history. It has won a record 33 national titles, including 11 consecutively since 2013 and 20 national cups.

11. Al-Faisaly FC - 74 trophies

  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • Year founded: 1954
  • League: First Division League
  • Ground: Al Majma'ah Sports City
  • Trophies: 74

Saudi Arabia's Al-Faisaly FC has won 74 trophies so far. Founded in 1954, the club competes in the First Division League, the second tier of Saudi Arabian football. Al-Faisaly plays its home games at the Al Majma'ah Sports City.

10. FC Porto (Futebol Clube do Porto) - 76 trophies

The most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The FC Porto logo. Photo: @FC Porto
Source: UGC
  • Country: Portugal
  • Year founded: 1893
  • League: Primeira Liga
  • Ground: Estádio do Dragão
  • Trophies: 76

Nicknamed Dragões (Dragons) or Azuis e brancos (Blue and whites), FC Porto has won 76 trophies and is one of the top football clubs in Portugal. Domestically, these comprise 30 Portuguese league titles.

9. Olympiacos FC - 76 trophies

the most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Olympiacos FC logo. Photo: @Olympiacos FC
Source: UGC
  • Country: Greece
  • Year founded: 1925
  • League: Super League Greece
  • Ground: Karaiskakis Stadium
  • Trophies: 76

Olympiacos Club of Fans of Piraeus, known simply as Olympiacos or Olympiacos Piraeus, has won 76 trophies so far. It is the most successful club in Greek football history, having won the Super League Greece 47 times. Its nickname is Thrylos (Legend).

8. SL Benfica - 82 trophies

the most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The SL Benfica logo. Photo: @Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Source: UGC
  • Country: Portugal
  • Year founded: 1904
  • League: Primeira Liga
  • Ground: Estádio da Luz
  • Trophies: 82

Sport Lisboa e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica, is nicknamed As Águias (The Eagles), Os Encarnados (The Reds), or O Glorioso (The Glorious One). It competes in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football, where it is the current champion. Benfica has won 82 trophies so far.

7. FC Barcelona - 91 trophies

The most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The FC Barcelona logo. Photo: @FC Barcelona
Source: UGC
  • Country: Spain
  • Year founded: 1899
  • League: La Liga
  • Ground: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
  • Trophies: 91

Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly referred to as Barcelona or Barça, is one of the top football teams in Spain and the world. Joan Laporta is the president, and Xavi is the head coach. Domestically, Barcelona has won a record 77 trophies and a total of 91 local and international trophies.

6. Real Madrid CF - 91 trophies

the most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Real Madrid CF logo. Photo: @Real Madrid C.F.
Source: UGC
  • Country: Spain
  • Year founded: 1902
  • League: La Liga
  • Ground: Santiago Bernabéu
  • Trophies: 91

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly referred to as Real Madrid, is one of the most successful football clubs in Europe. The club has won 91 trophies so far, and its nicknames are Los Blancos (The Whites), Los Merengues (The Meringues), and Los Vikingos (The Vikings). Florentino Pérez is its chair, and Carlo Ancelotti is the head coach.

5. Celtic FC - 106 trophies

the most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Celtic FC logo against a green background. Photo: @Celtic FC
Source: UGC
  • Country: Scotland
  • Year founded: 1887
  • League: Scottish Premiership
  • Ground: Celtic Park
  • Trophies: 106

The Bhoys, The Celts, and The Hoops are Celtic FC's nicknames. It is one of the top 10 most successful clubs in Europe. The club established itself within Scottish football, winning six successive league titles during the first decade of the 20th century. Its performance has remained impressive over the years, earning it 106 trophies.

4. Club Atlético Peñarol - 108 trophies

The most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Club Atlético Peñarol logo. Photo: @Club Atlético Peñarol
Source: UGC
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Year founded: 1891
  • League: Primera División
  • Ground: Estadio Campeón del Siglo
  • Trophies: 108

Decano, Manyas, Aurinegros, Carboneros, or Mirasoles are the commonly used nicknames for Uruguay's Club Atlético Peñarol. It has won 108 trophies so far. The name "Peñarol" comes from the Peñarol neighbourhood on the outskirts of Montevideo.

3. Nacional de Football - 114 trophies

most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Nacional de Football logo. Photo: @Club Nacional de Football
Source: UGC
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Year founded: 1899
  • League: Primera División
  • Ground: Gran Parque Central
  • Trophies: 114

Bolso, Tricolores (Tricolors), Bolsilludo, and Decano are the nicknames given to Uruguay's Nacional de Football. Did you know that besides football, the club hosts many other activities, including basketball, futsal, tennis, cycling, volleyball, and chess? In domestic tournaments, Nacional has won the Primera División title 49 times, most recently in the 2022 season.

2. Rangers FC - 115 trophies

most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Rangers FC logo. Photo: @Rangers FC
Source: UGC
  • Country: Scotland
  • Year founded: 1872
  • League: Scottish Premiership
  • Ground: Ibrox Stadium
  • Trophies: 115

Nicknamed The Gers, The Light Blues, or The Teddy Bears, Scotland's Rangers FC has won 115 trophies so far, making it one of the most successful football clubs of all time. It is the fourth-oldest football club in Scotland and is owned by The Rangers Football Club Ltd.

1. Al Ahly - 149 trophies

most successful football clubs with the most trophies
The Al Ahly logo. Photo: @Al Ahly SC
Source: UGC
  • Country: Egypt
  • Year founded: 1907
  • League: Egyptian Premier League
  • Ground: Cairo International Stadium
  • Trophies: 149

Nicknamed Nadi El Watanniyah (Club of Patriotism) or Nadi El Shayateen El Homr (The Red Devils), Al Ahly is the most successful team in the world in terms of the number of trophies won. The club has bagged 149, including the 2022 Egypt Cup. This African team is chaired by Mahmoud El Khatib and managed by Marcel Koller.

Recap of the most successful football clubs

Ranking

Club

Trophies won

1

Al Ahly

149

2

Rangers FC

115

3

Nacional de Football

114

4

Club Atlético Peñarol

108

5

Celtic FC

106

6

Real Madrid CF

91

7

FC Barcelona

91

8

SL Benfica

82

9

Olympiacos FC

76

10

FC Porto (Futebol Clube do Porto)

76

11

Al-Faisaly FC

74

12

FC Bayern Munich (FC Bayern München)

72

13

Manchester United FC

71

14

AFC Ajax

70

15

Juventus FC

64

16

Galatasaray

61

17

Liverpool

60

18

RSC Anderlecht

60

19

Fotbal Club FCSB

58

20

Club Olimpia

57

21

Club Atlético Boca Juniors

56

22

Colo-Colo FC

54

What is the richest club in football?

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Madrid, is the richest football club in the world, with a current value of $6.07 billion and a revenue of $807 million.

Which football team has won the most trophies in the world?

Egypt's Al Ahly has won the highest number of trophies. The club has bagged 149, including the 2022 Egypt Cup.

Which is the most successful team in football history?

The most successful teams include Real Madrid, Al Ahly, Benfica, Manchester United, Manchester City, Celtic, Bayern Munich, and Olympiacos FC.

Is Real Madrid the greatest club ever?

With regards to the number of UEFA Champions League wins, Real Madrid is the greatest club ever. It has won the UEFA Champions League 12 times.

Which club has won the most trophies in football history?

The most successful club in the world in terms of the number of trophies won is Egypt's Al Ahly. It is followed closely by Rangers FC and Nacional de Football.

Which is the richest club in football?

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Madrid, is the richest football club in the world, with a current value of $6.07 billion.

Which club has won the most trophies in one season?

The most trophies won by a football club in one season are six by Barcelona and Bayern Munich in 2009 and 2020, respectively.

The most successful football clubs in the world have bagged multiple awards and trophies. These clubs are owned by elite individuals or companies and have multiple ways of earning money. They are known for signing the top players in the world and paying them handsomely.

Sportsbrief.com recently published a list of the richest African footballers and their net worth. The African continent is blessed with many talented people.

Among the gifted people are football stars, some of whom are recognised internationally. The richest African footballers have played for local and international teams.

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Cyprine Apindi
Cyprine Apindi is a content creator and reporter with over 4 years of experience based in Kenya. She holds a Diploma in Mass Communication from Kenyatta University.
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Adrianna Simwa is a content writer at Sports Brief, where she has worked since mid-2022. She has written for many periodicals on a variety of subjects, including news, celebrities, and lifestyle, for more than three years.