best English football clubs

Best English Football Clubs

Best English Football Clubs List of Trophy Totals & History

“The level of football in England is the top. English football is the leader in the world”

Pele said that in 2011 and today 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, commonly known as the English Premier League or the Premiership. Use this ADDucation list of English football club statistics ranked in a sortable table to help settle arguments about the best English football clubs.

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Last Trophy SeasonLatest Trophy/sLeague Trophy WinsDomestic Cup Trophy  Wins[1]Euro/Worldwide Trophy Wins[2]Club FoundedClub Home GroundGround Capacity
Manchester United662016-17League Cup & Europa League203871878Old Trafford75,957
Liverpool602012League Cup1831111892Anfield45,522
Arsenal432017-18FA Cup & Community Shield132821886Emirates (ex Ashburton Grove)60,355
Chelsea302017-18Premiership & FA Cup61951905Stamford Bridge42,055
Everton241994-95FA Cup & FA Charity Shield91411878Goodison Park40,158
Tottenham Hotspur242007-8League Cup21931882White Hart Lane36,310
Aston Villa232001Intertoto Cup71331874Villa Park42,788
Manchester City212017-18Premiership & League Cup51311880Etihad (ex City of Manchester)47,726
Newcastle United132006Intertoto Cup4721892St James’ Park52,387
Wolverhampton Wanderers131980League Cup31001877Molineux29,303
Nottingham Forest131990League Cup1931865City Ground30,500
Blackburn Rovers122002League Cup3901875Ewood Park31,367
Sunderland91973FA Cup6301879Stadium of Light49,000
Sheffield Wednesday91991League Cup4501867Hillsborough Stadium39,732
Leeds United91992Football League3421919Elland Road39,460
West Bromwich Albion91968FA Cup1801878The Hawthorns28,003
West Ham United61999Intertoto Cup0421895Boleyn Ground35,016
Sheffield United51925FA Cup1401889Bramall Lane32,702
Leicester City52016-17Premiership1401884King Power Stadium32,500
Bolton Wanderers51958FA Cup0501874Reebok Stadium28,723
Huddersfield Town51926League3201908John Smith’s Stadium24,500
Burnley51960League2301882Turf Moor22,546
Portsmouth52008FA Cup2301898Fratton Park20,224
Wanderers51878FA Cup0501859Mayfield Stadium3,000
Derby County41975Football League2201884Pride Park Stadium33,597
Preston North End41938FA Cup2201881Deepdale23,408
Ipswich Town31981Europa League1111878Portman Road30,311
Birmingham City22011League Cup0201875St Andrew’s30,079
Cardiff City22013Championship0201899Cardiff City Stadium35,000
Norwich City21985League Cup0201902Carrow Road26,034
Bury21903FA Cup0201885Gigg Lane11,669
Old Etonians21882FA Cup0201871Dutchman’s Playing Fields0
Middlesbrough12004League Cup0101876Riverside Stadium34,988
Southampton11976FA Cup0101885St Mary’s Stadium32,689
Stoke City11972League Cup0101863Britannia Stadium28,383
Charlton Athletic11947FA Cup0101905The Valley27,111
Fulham12002Intertoto Cup0011879Craven Cottage25,700
Bradford City11911FA Cup0101903Valley Parade25,136
Crystal Palace11991Full Members Cup0101905Selhurst Park26,309
Wigan Athletic12013FA Cup0101932DW Stadium25,138
Reading11988Full Members Cup0101871Madejski Stadium24,161
Barnsley11912FA Cup0101887Oakwell23,009
Swansea City12013League Cup0101912Liberty Stadium20,532
Notts County11894FA Cup0101862Meadow Lane21,388
Queens Park Rangers11967League Cup0101882Loftus Road18,200
Blackpool11953FA Cup0101877Bloomfield Road16,220
Wimbledon11988FA Cup0101889Plough Lane15,876
Swindon Town11969League Cup0101879County Ground15,728
Oxford United11986League Cup0101893Kassam Stadium12,500
Luton Town11988League Cup0101885Kenilworth Road10,226
Coventry City11987FA Cup0101883Ricoh Arena32,609
Royal Engineers11875FA Cup0101863Number One Ground500
Oxford University11874FA Cup0101871Iffley Road Stadium499
Old Carthusians11881FA Cup0101876Charterhouse School0
Domestic League & Cup Trophies included[1]: First Division/Premier League, The FA Cup, Football League Cup (EFL Cup/Carabao Cup), FA Community Shield (formerly Charity Shield), Full Members Cup (ended 1992) and League Super Cup (ended 1986). European League Trophies/Cups included[2]): European UEFATM Champions League, UEFATM Europa League (UEFATM Cup and predecessors), UEFATM Super Cup Worldwide Trophies/Cups included: International FIFATM Club World Cup and its predecessor the Intercontinental Cup. The best English football clubs table data was last updated December 2018. ADDucation’s list excludes minor and one-off domestic and international trophies which may be included in other lists of best English football clubs.

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