best English football clubs

Best English Football Clubs

Best English Football Clubs List of Trophy Totals & History

The Premiership is the most widely watched football league on TV in the world. Competitive football kicked off in England in 1871 with the FA Cup followed by league football in 1888. The top English football teams played in the First Division until 1992 when it was split off from the Football League and re-branded as the FA Premier League, more commonly known as the English Premier League, or the Premiership. ADDucation’s list of English football club statistics ranked in a sortable table can help settle arguments about the best English football clubs.

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Club Total
Trophies
Last Trophy Season Latest Trophy/s League Trophy Wins Domestic Cup Trophy  Wins[1] Euro/Worldwide Trophy Wins[2] Club Founded Club Home Ground Ground Capacity
Manchester United 66 2016-2017 League Cup and EUFA Europa League. 20 38 8 1878 Old Trafford. 74,879
Liverpool 63 2019 UEFA Champions League and EUFA Super Cup. 18 32 13 1892 Anfield. 53,394
Arsenal 50 2016-2017 FA Cup and FA Community Shield. 13 35 2 1886 Emirates Stadium. 60,260
Chelsea 31 2017-2018 Premiership and FA Cup. 6 19 6 1905 Stamford Bridge. 40,853
Tottenham Hotspur 26 2008 League Cup. 2 21 3 1882 Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 62,062
Manchester City 25 2019-2020 FA Community Shield, Premiership, FA Cup and League Cup. 6 18 1 1880 Etihad Stadium. 55,097
Aston Villa 25 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. 7 15 3 1874 Villa Park. 42,785
Everton 24 1994-1995 FA Cup and FA Charity Shield. 9 14 1 1878 Goodison Park. 39,221
Newcastle United 14 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup. 4 8 2 1892 St James’ Park. 52,352
Nottingham Forest 13 1990 League Cup. 1 9 3 1865 City Ground. 30,500
Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 1980 League Cup. 3 10 1877 Molineux. 29,303
Blackburn Rovers 12 2002 League Cup. 3 9 1875 Ewood Park. 31,367
Sheffield Wednesday 10 1991 League Cup. 4 6 1867 Hillsborough Stadium. 39,732
Sunderland 10 1973 FA Cup. 6 4 1879 Stadium of Light. 49,000
Leeds United 9 1991-1992 Football League. 3 4 2 1919 Elland Road. 39,460
West Bromwich Albion 9 1968 FA Cup. 1 8 1878 The Hawthorns. 26,688
West Ham United 6 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup. 4 2 1895 London Stadium. 60,000
Sheffield United 6 1925 FA Cup. 1 5 1889 Bramall Lane. 32,609
Leicester City 5 2015-2016 Premiership. 1 4 1884 King Power Stadium. 32,312
Portsmouth 5 2008 FA Cup. 2 3 1898 Fratton Park. 19,669
Burnley 5 1959-1960 1st Division Champions. 2 3 1882 Turf Moor. 21,944
Bolton Wanderers 5 1958 FA Cup. 0 5 1874 University of Bolton Stadium. 28,723
Huddersfield Town 5 1925-1926 1st Division Champions. 3 2 1908 Kirklees Stadium. 24,121
Wanderers 5 1877-1878 FA Cup. 5 1859 Prince George Playing Fields.
Derby County 4 1974-1975 1st Division Champions. 2 2 1884 Pride Park Stadium. 33,597
Preston North End 4 1938 FA Cup. 2 2 1881 Deepdale. 23,404
Ipswich Town 3 1980-1981 UEFA Europa League. 1 1 1 1878 Portman Road. 30,311
Corinthian 3 1904 Sheriff of London Charity Shield. 3 1882-1839 Queen’s Club.
Birmingham City 2 2011 League Cup. 2 1875 St Andrew’s. 29,409
Swindon Town 2 1969 League Cup. 2 1879 County Ground. 15,728
Norwich City 2 1985 League Cup. 2 1902 Carrow Road. 27,224
Cardiff City 2 1927 FA Cup and FA Charity Shield. 2 1899 Cardiff City Stadium. 33,313
Bury 2 1903 FA Cup. 2 1885 Gigg Lane. 11,840
Old Etonians 2 1882 FA Cup. 2 1871-1887 Dutchman’s Playing Fields.
Wigan Athletic 1 2013 FA Cup. 1 1932 DW Stadium. 25,138
Swansea City 1 2013 League Cup. 1 1912 Liberty Stadium. 21,088
Middlesbrough 1 2004 League Cup. 1 1876 Riverside Stadium. 34,742
Fulham 1 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup. 1 1879 Craven Cottage. 25,700
Crystal Palace 1 1991 Full Members Cup. 1 1905 Selhurst Park. 26,074
Luton Town 1 1988 League Cup. 1 1885 Kenilworth Road. 10,356
Reading 1 1988 Full Members Cup. 1 1871 Madejski Stadium. 24,161
Wimbledon 1 1988 FA Cup. 1 1889 Plough Lane / Selhurst Park. 15,876
Coventry City 1 1987 FA Cup. 1 1883 St Andrews / Ricoh Arena. 29,409
Oxford United 1 1986 League Cup. 1 1893 Kassam Stadium. 12,500
Southampton 1 1976 FA Cup. 1 1885 St Mary’s Stadium. 32,384
Stoke City 1 1972 League Cup. 1 1863 Bet365 Stadium. 30,089
Queens Park Rangers 1 1967 League Cup. 1 1882 Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. 18,439
Blackpool 1 1953 FA Cup. 1 1877 Bloomfield Road. 17,338
Charlton Athletic 1 1947 FA Cup. 1 1905 The Valley. 27,111
Barnsley 1 1912 FA Cup. 1 1887 Oakwell. 23,287
Bradford City 1 1911 FA Cup. 1 1903 Valley Parade. 25,136
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 1910 FA Charity Shield. 1 1901 Falmer Stadium. 30,750
Queens Park 1 1899 Sheriff of London Charity Shield. 1 1867 Hampden Park. 51,866
Notts County 1 1894 FA Cup. 1 1862 Meadow Lane. 19,841
Blackburn Olympic 1 1883 FA Cup. 1 1878-1889 Hole-i’th’-Wall.
Old Carthusians 1 1881 FA Cup. 1 1876 Charterhouse School.
Clapham Rovers 1 1881 FA Cup. 1 1869-1911 Clapham Common.
Royal Engineers 1 1875 FA Cup. 1 1863 Number One Ground. 500
Oxford University 1 1874 FA Cup. 1 1871 Iffley Road Stadium. 499

Key to Trophies Included in ADDucation’s Best English Football Clubs List

  • Domestic League & Cup Trophies included[1]: English Football Champions (1st Division Champions / Premier League / Premiership), The FA Cup, Football League Cup (EFL Cup / Carabao Cup), FA Community Shield (formerly Charity Shield), Full Members Cup (ended 1992), League Super Cup (ended 1986) and Sheriff of London Charity Shield (ended 1907).
  • European League Trophies/Cups included[2]): UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League (UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and predecessors), UEFA Intertoto Cup, UEFA Super Cup.
  • Worldwide Trophies/Cups included: International FIFA Club World Cup and its predecessor the Intercontinental Cup.

Notes: ADDucation’s lists are published for information only and is not official. ADDucation acknowledges that all trademarks and registered marks belong to their respective organizations including FIFATM, UEFATM, The FATM and the Premier LeagueTM. ADDucation’s list of the best English football clubs excludes minor domestic and international trophies which may be included in other lists of best English football clubs.

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