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 Most Recent Trophy/s League Trophy Wins Domestic Cup Trophy Wins[1] Euro/Worldwide Trophy Wins[2] Club Founded Club Home Ground
Manchester United 66 2016-2017 League Cup and EUFA Europa League 20 38 8 1878 Old Trafford
Liverpool 65 2019-2020 Premiership, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup 19 32 14 1892 Anfield
Arsenal 52 2019-2020 FA Community Shield, FA Cup 13 37 2 1886 Emirates Stadium
Chelsea 31 2017-2018 Premiership and FA Cup 6 19 6 1905 Stamford Bridge
Manchester City 26 2019-2020 FA Community Shield, League Cup 6 19 1 1880 Etihad Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur 26 2008 League Cup 2 21 3 1882 Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Aston Villa 26 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 7 16 3 1874 Villa Park
Everton 24 1994-1995 FA Cup and FA Charity Shield 9 14 1 1878 Goodison Park
Newcastle United 14 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 8 2 1892 St James’ Park
Nottingham Forest 13 1990 League Cup 1 9 3 1865 City Ground
Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 1980 League Cup 3 10 1877 Molineux
Blackburn Rovers 12 2002 League Cup 3 9 1875 Ewood Park
Sheffield Wednesday 10 1991 League Cup 4 6 1867 Hillsborough Stadium
Sunderland 10 1973 FA Cup 6 4 1879 Stadium of Light
Leeds United 9 1991-1992 Football League 3 4 2 1919 Elland Road
West Bromwich Albion 9 1968 FA Cup 1 8 1878 The Hawthorns
West Ham United 6 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 2 1895 London Stadium
Sheffield United 6 1925 FA Cup 1 5 1889 Bramall Lane
Leicester City 5 2015-2016 Premiership 1 4 1884 King Power Stadium
Portsmouth 5 2008 FA Cup 2 3 1898 Fratton Park
Burnley 5 1959-1960 1st Division Champions 2 3 1882 Turf Moor
Bolton Wanderers 5 1958 FA Cup 0 5 1874 University of Bolton Stadium
Huddersfield Town 5 1925-1926 1st Division Champions 3 2 1908 Kirklees Stadium
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
Preston North End 4 1938 FA Cup 2 2 1881 Deepdale
Ipswich Town 3 1980-1981 UEFA Europa League 1 1 1 1878 Portman Road
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
Swindon Town 2 1969 League Cup 2 1879 County Ground
Norwich City 2 1985 League Cup 2 1902 Carrow Road
Cardiff City 2 1927 FA Cup and FA Charity Shield 2 1899 Cardiff City Stadium
Bury 2 1903 FA Cup 2 1885 Gigg Lane
Old Etonians 2 1882 FA Cup 2 1871-1887 Dutchman’s Playing Fields
Wigan Athletic 1 2013 FA Cup 1 1932 DW Stadium
Swansea City 1 2013 League Cup 1 1912 Liberty Stadium
Middlesbrough 1 2004 League Cup 1 1876 Riverside Stadium
Fulham 1 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1 1879 Craven Cottage
Crystal Palace 1 1991 Full Members Cup 1 1905 Selhurst Park
Luton Town 1 1988 League Cup 1 1885 Kenilworth Road
Reading 1 1988 Full Members Cup 1 1871 Madejski Stadium
Wimbledon 1 1988 FA Cup 1 1889 Plough Lane / Selhurst Park
Coventry City 1 1987 FA Cup 1 1883 St Andrews / Ricoh Arena
Oxford United 1 1986 League Cup 1 1893 Kassam Stadium
Southampton 1 1976 FA Cup 1 1885 St Mary’s Stadium
Stoke City 1 1972 League Cup 1 1863 Bet365 Stadium
Queens Park Rangers 1 1967 League Cup 1 1882 Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
Blackpool 1 1953 FA Cup 1 1877 Bloomfield Road
Charlton Athletic 1 1947 FA Cup 1 1905 The Valley
Barnsley 1 1912 FA Cup 1 1887 Oakwell
Bradford City 1 1911 FA Cup 1 1903 Valley Parade
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 1910 FA Charity Shield 1 1901 Falmer Stadium
Queens Park 1 1899 Sheriff of London Charity Shield 1 1867 Hampden Park
Notts County 1 1894 FA Cup 1 1862 Meadow Lane
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
Oxford University 1 1874 FA Cup 1 1871 Iffley Road Stadium

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. Teams with the same number of points are ranked by the most recent trophy wins.

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