5 Biggest English Football Clubs

Updated on February 24, 2020
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Liverpool - 44 Trophies

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With their recent triumphs in the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, Liverpool have once again returned to the top of the English football tree. The Reds remain one of the most traditional and beloved clubs in the country, having dominated the standings during their hayday in the 1970s and 1980s, before mounting serial title and continental pushes in the 1990s and 2000s.

The appointment of Jurgen Klopp in 2015 really began the push back to the top for the Reds however. Under the German, Liverpool have already made their way to five finals and are on the verge of potentially crowning off their debut Premier League win with an unbeaten record and the possibility of a domestic and European treble.

Whilst it would indeed be their first Premier League triumph, the Reds are way out in front of the remaining English clubs in terms of success in Europe, having lifted the European Cup/Champions League a record 6 times.

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Manchester United - 43 Trophies

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Still arguably the biggest club side in the entire world, don't let Manchester United's more recent failings fool you into thinking that they're not still one of the football world's biggest players.

With their first European Cup triumph coming all the way back in 1968 thanks to the genius of the likes of Best, Law and Charlton, Manchester United really found their calling as England's best club under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, appointed as manager in 1986 and remaining in charge until 2013.

Under Ferguson, United would win the first ever Premier League in 1993 and remain the only side to win the competition three times in a row, doing so from 1999 to 2001 and then again from 2007 to 2009. They won 13 Premier Leagues in total under the Scot, as well as five FA Cups and two Champions Leagues, bringing his total haul of trophies up to 38 across his career.

Arsenal - 33 Trophies

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The First Invincibles

The only side to have ever won the Premier League by going unbeaten throughout the campaign, Arsenal have a long and rich history at the top of the English football pyramid. One of the only sides to have never been relegated from the top division, Arsenal rounded off the 20th century as the country's leading side in terms of highest average position.

Arsene Wenger's appointment in 1996 marked the serious point in the Gunners' more recent history however. Within two years, Wenger had masterminded the dethroning of Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United by winning his first of three Premier League trophies.

The FA Cup was really where Arsenal found their home however, winning the competition three times in four years between 2014 and 2017, racking up the record of 13 cups, with Wenger winning 7 of those before his departure in 2018.

Chelsea - 26 Trophies

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More Than Russian Riches

Whilst the huge takeover from Russian Roman Abramovich in 2003 is often talked about as the cornerstone of their success, Chelsea were already one of England's biggest sides before his arrival. Having been founded all the way back in 1905, the Blues won their first league championship in 1955 and their first continental cup in 1971.

It's undeniable that Abramovich's had a huge impact in taking Chelsea to that next level however, with five of their six title triumphs coming in the years after the Russian's big investment.

On top of their title triumphs, the Blues have also won five League Cups, eight FA Cups, two Europa Leagues and are the only team in London to have won the Champions League, having done so in 2012.

Aston Villa - 21 Trophies

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England's Old Boys

Founded all the way back in 1847 in England's second city, Aston Villa are currently one of England's forgotten grand old sides, currently sitting with 21 trophies in their cabinet and serving as founding members of the country's Football League and very first Premier League division.

They are one of only five English sides to win the European Cup, winning the competition after an infamous final against Bayern Munich in 1982, and have romped to seven First Division titles over the course of their history. On top of that, Villa have also won seven FA Cups, five League Cups and a UEFA Super Cup.

Though their immediate priority these days is Premier League survival, there's an undeniable sleeping giant at the heart of this current Villa side, who may be tempted into dreaming about greatness again soon.

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