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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Last Trophy SeasonLatest Trophy/sLeague Trophy WinsDomestic Cup Trophy  Wins[1]Euro/Worldwide Trophy Wins[2]Club FoundedClub Home GroundGround Capacity
Manchester United662016-2017League Cup and EUFA Europa League.203881878Old Trafford.74,879
Liverpool632019UEFA Champions League and EUFA Super Cup.1832131892Anfield.53,394
Arsenal502016-2017FA Cup and FA Community Shield.133521886Emirates Stadium.60,260
Chelsea312017-2018Premiership and FA Cup.61961905Stamford Bridge.40,853
Tottenham Hotspur262008League Cup.22131882Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.62,062
Manchester City252019-2020FA Community Shield, Premiership, FA Cup and League Cup.61811880Etihad Stadium.55,097
Aston Villa252001UEFA Intertoto Cup.71531874Villa Park.42,785
Everton241994-1995FA Cup and FA Charity Shield.91411878Goodison Park.39,221
Newcastle United142006UEFA Intertoto Cup.4821892St James’ Park.52,352
Nottingham Forest131990League Cup.1931865City Ground.30,500
Wolverhampton Wanderers131980League Cup.3101877Molineux.29,303
Blackburn Rovers122002League Cup.391875Ewood Park.31,367
Sheffield Wednesday101991League Cup.461867Hillsborough Stadium.39,732
Sunderland101973FA Cup.641879Stadium of Light.49,000
Leeds United91991-1992Football League.3421919Elland Road.39,460
West Bromwich Albion91968FA Cup.181878The Hawthorns.26,688
West Ham United61999UEFA Intertoto Cup.421895London Stadium.60,000
Sheffield United61925FA Cup.151889Bramall Lane.32,609
Leicester City52015-2016Premiership.141884King Power Stadium.32,312
Portsmouth52008FA Cup.231898Fratton Park.19,669
Burnley51959-19601st Division Champions.231882Turf Moor.21,944
Bolton Wanderers51958FA Cup.051874University of Bolton Stadium.28,723
Huddersfield Town51925-19261st Division Champions.321908Kirklees Stadium.24,121
Wanderers51877-1878FA Cup.51859Prince George Playing Fields.
Derby County41974-19751st Division Champions.221884Pride Park Stadium.33,597
Preston North End41938FA Cup.221881Deepdale.23,404
Ipswich Town31980-1981UEFA Europa League.1111878Portman Road.30,311
Corinthian31904Sheriff of London Charity Shield.31882-1839Queen’s Club.
Birmingham City22011League Cup.21875St Andrew’s.29,409
Swindon Town21969League Cup.21879County Ground.15,728
Norwich City21985League Cup.21902Carrow Road.27,224
Cardiff City21927FA Cup and FA Charity Shield.21899Cardiff City Stadium.33,313
Bury21903FA Cup.21885Gigg Lane.11,840
Old Etonians21882FA Cup.21871-1887Dutchman’s Playing Fields.
Wigan Athletic12013FA Cup.11932DW Stadium.25,138
Swansea City12013League Cup.11912Liberty Stadium.21,088
Middlesbrough12004League Cup.11876Riverside Stadium.34,742
Fulham12002UEFA Intertoto Cup.11879Craven Cottage.25,700
Crystal Palace11991Full Members Cup.11905Selhurst Park.26,074
Luton Town11988League Cup.11885Kenilworth Road.10,356
Reading11988Full Members Cup.11871Madejski Stadium.24,161
Wimbledon11988FA Cup.11889Plough Lane / Selhurst Park.15,876
Coventry City11987FA Cup.11883St Andrews / Ricoh Arena.29,409
Oxford United11986League Cup.11893Kassam Stadium.12,500
Southampton11976FA Cup.11885St Mary’s Stadium.32,384
Stoke City11972League Cup.11863Bet365 Stadium.30,089
Queens Park Rangers11967League Cup.11882Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.18,439
Blackpool11953FA Cup.11877Bloomfield Road.17,338
Charlton Athletic11947FA Cup.11905The Valley.27,111
Barnsley11912FA Cup.11887Oakwell.23,287
Bradford City11911FA Cup.11903Valley Parade.25,136
Brighton & Hove Albion11910FA Charity Shield.11901Falmer Stadium.30,750
Queens Park11899Sheriff of London Charity Shield.11867Hampden Park.51,866
Notts County11894FA Cup.11862Meadow Lane.19,841
Blackburn Olympic11883FA Cup.11878-1889Hole-i’th’-Wall.
Old Carthusians11881FA Cup.11876Charterhouse School.
Clapham Rovers11881FA Cup.11869-1911Clapham Common.
Royal Engineers11875FA Cup.11863Number One Ground.500
Oxford University11874FA Cup.11871Iffley 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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