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15 Best Football (Soccer) Derbies/Rivalries in the World

I have been a huge football fan since I was seven years old. My favorite team is Manchester United.

The 2005 Milan derby.

The 2005 Milan derby.

What Is a Derby in Football?

A derby refers to a rivalry between two football clubs. This term can be used to refer to a feud as a whole or to a particular match between two clubs.

Football has seen a lot of rivalries develop between clubs during its rich and long history, some of which can be traced back to more than a century. During that time, countless managers and players have come and gone, but the clubs have lived on with their pride and legacy being passed on from generation to generation to keep the rivalries fueled.

No other match is given as much importance as the derby. These are more than just football matches; these are matters where the pride of the club and fans are at stake. It is an all-out war to earn bragging rights. Here is a look at some of the most prestigious and hard-fought derbies in the world of football. Keep in mind that the stats here are updated as of 2020.

What Creates a Good Rivalry?

Here are some factors that go into creating a rivalry that creates anticipated matches.

  • Location: Many of the derbies featured here are between local rivals; some of these feuds are between teams from the same city. This allows fans of both teams to easily congregate in a stadium, which can create a raucous atmosphere.
  • History: A series of important games over time only adds fuel to a feud. Players and fans will remember important tournament matches or cup finals, especially if they suffered a devastating loss.
  • Quality of Play: A rivalry can't really last if the games on the field don't deliver. You'll notice that the clubs on this list are some of the best in their respective leagues.
El Clásico is played between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

El Clásico is played between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

1. El Clásico

  • Location: Spain
  • Clubs: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid
  • First Match: May 13, 1902
  • Match Record: Barcelona leads 115-101-62

El Clásico is one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football. It is contested between the two giants of Spanish football, Real Madrid and Barcelona. The game is seen by millions worldwide as both clubs have a massive global fanbase. This derby is also known to represent opposing political views; Real Madrid is seen as representing Spanish nationalism while Barcelona is seen as representing Catalan nationalism.

Many legendary players have represented these clubs, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, and Luís Figo. These stars have certainly not harmed the reputation of this event. This derby has been considered to be one of the best rivalries in the past decade.

AC Milan and Inter Milan compete in the Milan derby.

AC Milan and Inter Milan compete in the Milan derby.

2. Derby della Madonnina (Milan Derby)

  • Location: Italy
  • Clubs: Inter Milan and A.C. Milan
  • First Match: January 10, 1909
  • Match Record: Inter Milan leads 82-77-67

The Milan derby is regarded as one the biggest in Italy. It is contested between city rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan. Both clubs call San Siro stadium their home, and both clubs want to say they are the best team on that pitch. The origins of this derby can be traced to a social divide between fans. Inter Milan had the reputation of attracting the bourgeoisie while AC Milan attracted the working class.

Both teams have enjoyed a lot of success; they both have 18 Serie A titles. Even though both sides have been bettered by other league rivals during the past few years, this match still holds importance in the hearts of their fans. Both clubs strive to be the best in Milan.

The North West derby features Manchester United vs. Liverpool.

The North West derby features Manchester United vs. Liverpool.

3. The North West Derby

  • Location: England
  • Clubs: Liverpool F.C. and Manchester United F.C.
  • First Match: April 28, 1894
  • Match Record: Manchester United F.C. leads 80-67-57

Regarded as one of the greatest rivalries in English football, the North West derby is one of the most passionate sporting events in the world. Played between archrivals Manchester United and Liverpool, this game sees two of the most successful clubs in England fight it out. Both clubs have won a total of 137 trophies.

This derby is just a part of the general animosity between Manchester and Liverpool. As the two cities are only 35 miles apart, they have always been in industrial and economic competition with each other.

This game has seen a lot of highlights, with many players having voiced their hatred towards their opponents publicly to fuel the rivalry. From last-minute victories to verbal abuses and brawls, this fixture has seen it all. This rivalry is the perfect representation of what English football is all about. A particular derby in 2019 was a pivotal moment in Liverpool's road to the league title.

Manchester United and Manchester City face off in the Manchester derby.

Manchester United and Manchester City face off in the Manchester derby.

4. The Manchester Derby

  • Location: England
  • Clubs: Manchester City F.C. and Manchester United F.C.
  • First Match: November 12, 1881
  • Match Record: Manchester United F.C. leads 76-54-52

The Manchester derby is played between longtime city rivals Manchester United and Manchester City. These fixtures always attract large crowds. This derby gives Manchester City the chance to outshine their more popular rival. It also gives Manchester United the chance to show off some of the best English players to compete in the sport.

Like many other derbies, this one has seen its fair share of drama. One notable game in 2011 saw a large upset as Manchester City won 6-1. The "noisy neighbours" have always been a thorn in Manchester United's season. In recent times, Manchester City has played some mesmerizing football while also winning more recent Premier League titles.

The Derby d'Italia features Inter Milan and Juventus.

The Derby d'Italia features Inter Milan and Juventus.

5. Derby d'Italia

  • Location: Italy
  • Clubs: Inter Milan and Juventus F.C.
  • First Match: November 14, 1909
  • Match Record: Juventus F.C. leads 112-77-62

The Derby d'Italia is an intense rivalry between two Italian giants, Inter Milan and Juventus. Like many other matches in the Italian Serie A, this derby is always entertaining in both good and bad ways. These matches have seen some controversial events, such as a game in the 1960-61 season where Inter Milan had their win overturned. The rivalry increased in 2006 when a match fixing scandal stripped Juventus of the Serie A title (and relegated them to Serie B). The title was awarded to Inter Milan.

Juventus have managed to win most of the matches in this feud. They have also seen more championship success in their league.

Der Klassiker is played between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Der Klassiker is played between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

6. Der Klassiker

  • Location: Germany
  • Clubs: FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund
  • First Match: October 16, 1965
  • Match Record: FC Bayern Munich leads 62-33-33

Der Klassiker is one of the biggest rivalries in German football. It is played between two of the most successful clubs in Germany, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. This rivalry grew in the 90s when Dortmund rose to prominence as they won back-to-back Bundesliga titles; the 1995-96 season had the established Bayern Munich club as the runner-up.

The 2010s saw this feud rise to new heights with both clubs being consistent contenders for the Bundesliga title. From rowdy crowds to some of the best football on exhibition, one should not pass on the opportunity to witness this epic battle.

Arsenal and Tottenham play in the North London derby.

Arsenal and Tottenham play in the North London derby.

7. The North London Derby

  • Location: England
  • Clubs: Arsenal F.C. and Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
  • First Match: December 4, 1909
  • Match Record: Arsenal F.C. leads 82-65-53

The North London derby is played between the two most notable clubs from London, Arsenal and Tottenham. As one of the fiercest rivalries in English football, this fixture always provides for an exciting contest played at a quick pace. This game always sees large attendance numbers, most notably when they have played at Wembley Stadium.

Arsenal has the edge in wins and championship success, but the past couple of seasons have proven to be tight affairs.

Real Madrid and Atlético square off in the Madrid derby.

Real Madrid and Atlético square off in the Madrid derby.

8. El Derbi Madrileño (Madrid Derby)

  • Location: Spain
  • Clubs: Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid CF
  • First Match: December 2, 1906
  • Match Record: Real Madrid CF leads 111-56-58

El Derbi Madrileño, which is contested between city rivals Real Madrid and Atlético, is one of the most highly anticipated matches in La Liga. Real have prevailed as the victors more often as they have had more league success. However, Atlético have seen more championship success in the Europa League.

This rivalry, like other Spanish ones, can be seen as representing the clash of political ideals. Francisco Franco's regime became supporters of Real Madrid due to their European Cup victories in the 1950s. Atlético fans have since adopted a left-wing slant as a result.

In 2019, these clubs played against each other for the first time in the United States. This match was the highest scoring contest in derby history. The final score was 7-3 in favor of Atlético Madrid.

Liverpool plays Everton in the Merseyside Derby.

Liverpool plays Everton in the Merseyside Derby.

9. The Merseyside Derby

  • Location: England
  • Clubs: Everton F.C. and Liverpool F.C.
  • First Match: October 13, 1894
  • Match Record: Liverpool F.C. leads 93-66-76

The Merseyside derby is known as the "friendly derby." This is due to Everton and Liverpool playing less than a mile from each other; there is no real social or political divide between these clubs. This feud is still a fierce one as this derby has the record for most red cards in the Premier League.

While Liverpool has long outclassed Everton in league competition, both teams take this derby seriously as they want to claim the title of being the best club in Liverpool.

The Old Firm derby sees the Rangers play Celtic.

The Old Firm derby sees the Rangers play Celtic.

10. The Old Firm Derby

  • Location: Scotland
  • Clubs: Celtic F.C. and Rangers F.C.
  • First Match: May 28, 1888
  • Match Record: Rangers F.C. leads 163-159-99

The Old Firm derby is contested between two of the most successful clubs in the history of Scottish football, Rangers and Celtic. This derby is one of the oldest and most fiercely contested. It is also responsible for generating millions in revenue for the economy of Scotland.

This rivalry features many complex disputes represented by both clubs, such as religion (Catholicism vs Protestantism) and national identity (Irish Scot vs British).

The game also has a history of violence with a number of fans being involved in pitch invasions as well as vandalism; the violence has even resulted in several deaths over the years. In short, one should go at their own risk if they wish to see this match.

The Superclásico is one of the biggest derbies in South America.

The Superclásico is one of the biggest derbies in South America.

11. The Superclásico

  • Location: Argentina
  • Clubs: Boca Juniors and River Plate
  • First Match: August 24, 1913
  • Match Record: Boca Juniors lead 89-83-78

The Superclásico is one of the most intense derbies in the world. Since 1913, Boca Juniors and River Plate have battled to claim the title of being the best club in Bueno Aires. There is some social divide in the fan bases as Boca Juniors has the reputation of having working class supporters while River Plate fans tend to come from the upper class.

These clubs have frequently met in the Copa Libertadores. Throughout the 2010s, River Plate has eliminated Boca Juniors five times. The 2015 event saw a Boca fan attack some River Plate players with pepper spray. It goes to show that the rivalry between these clubs is serious business.

Estádio da Luz prior to another match in O Clássico.

Estádio da Luz prior to another match in O Clássico.

12. O Clássico

  • Location: Portugal
  • Clubs: S.L. Benfica and FC Porto
  • First Match: April 28, 1912
  • Match Record: FC Porto leads 96-88-60

S.L. Benfica and FC Porto are two of the most prestigious clubs the Primeira Liga. They also respectively represent Lisbon and Porto, the two largest cities in Portugal. Lisbon and their team is seen as more laid back as well as having a preference for showmanship. Porto and the southern region is known for being more of a hardworking lot that likes to be humble. This clash of culture has created a rivalry that has a lot of animosity.

Benfica has consistently been a championship-caliber team in domestic competition. Conversely, Porto has seen more success in European competition. Ironically, this rivalry has never seen a match in European competition.

A match in the Olympiacos-Panathinkaikos derby from 1983.

A match in the Olympiacos-Panathinkaikos derby from 1983.

13. Derby of the Eternal Enemies

  • Location: Greece
  • Clubs: Olympiacos F.C. and Panathinaikos F.C.
  • First Match: June 1, 1930
  • Match Record: Olympiacos F.C. leads 84-50-70

The intensity of the rivalry between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos can be traced back to the social difference between their regions and their fans. Panathinaikos is based in the capital city of Athens, which represents upper class society and old Athenian society. Olympiacos play out of Piraeus, a port city that offers a working class fan base.

This derby carries over to the fans as well. Violent incidents are common around the time this derby occurs. One incident in 2007 saw a Panathinaikos fan stabbed to death during a clash between fans.

A 2017 Paulista Derby at Arena Corinthians.

A 2017 Paulista Derby at Arena Corinthians.

14. Paulista Derby

  • Location: Brazil
  • Clubs: Corinthians and Palmeiras
  • First Match: May 6, 1917
  • Match Record: Palmeiras leads 129-128-111

The Paulista derby is the biggest rivalry in Brazil. The feud is between Corinthians and Palmeiras, two of the oldest clubs in São Paulo. This derby started in 1917 when the established Corinthians, who had been undefeated in 25 games, lost to the relatively new Palmeiras with a score of 3-0. This humiliating defeat was never forgotten.

Palmeiras have been able to have more shutout wins over their rival. One notable game in 1933 saw them defeat Corinthians 8-0. In 2020, Palmeiras defeated Corinthians in the finals of the Campeonato Paulista.

Stadio Olimpico has frequently hosted the Rome Derby.

Stadio Olimpico has frequently hosted the Rome Derby.

15. Derby della Capitale (The Rome Derby)

  • Location: Italy
  • Clubs: S.S. Lazio and A.S. Roma
  • First Match: December 8, 1929
  • Match Record: A.S. Roma leads 71-53-66

This derby originated back in the 1920s due in part to the action of Benito Mussolini. A.S. Roma was formed when three Roman clubs were merged together to challenge the dominance of the Northern Italian clubs. S.S. Lazio resisted to be a part of the merger. Since then, these two clubs have battled to take the title of being the best club in Rome. Earning bragging rights is important for these clubs as they both want to represent Rome against the more prestigious northern clubs like Juventus and Inter Milan.

This rivalry has seen plenty of violence between fans. A match in 1979 saw the first fan fatality in Italian football when a Lazio fan was hit in the eye and killed by a flare fired by a Roma fan.

Other Famous Derbies

All stats are updated as of 2020.

Derby NameTeams InvolvedMatches PlayedWinsDrawsHighest Scoring Match

Choc des Olympiques

Lyon, Marseille

117

Lyon (40) Marseille (36)

40

Lyon 5-5 Marseille

Le Classique

Marseille, PSG

98

Marseille (33) PSG (43)

22

PSG 4-3 Marseille

Derby del Sole

Napoli, Roma

167

Napoli (51) Roma (63)

53

Roma 8-0 Napoli

De Topper

Ajax, PSV

172

Ajax (78) PSV (64)

30

Ajax 10-2 PSV

Ruhr Derby (Revierderby)

Borussia Dortmund, Schalke

181

Borrusia Dortmund (63) Schalke (71)

47

Schalke 10-0 Borussia Dortmund

Eternal Derby (Romanian Derby)

Dinamo București, Steaua București

223

Dinamo București (96) Steaua București (70)

57

Dinamo București 6-4 Steaua București

El Súper Clásico

Club América, Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Chivas)

235

Club América (85) Chivas (74)

76

Club América 7-2 Chivas

South Wales Derby

Cardiff City, Swansea City

109

Cardiff City (44) Swansea City (36)

28

Swansea City 5-3 Cardiff City

Serbian Derby

Partizan Belgrade, Red Star Belgade

163

Partizan Belgrade (47) Red Star Belgrade (64)

52

Partizan Belgrade 7-1 Red Star Belgrade

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Comments

Enrique on September 15, 2020:

Boca Jrs. vs River Plate is definitely the most famous.

Ofentse on September 13, 2020:

Orlando Pirates vs kaizer chiefs

Udit on September 05, 2020:

Le Classique

Dana on August 30, 2020:

The by far biggest german rivalry is the ruhrderby (Dortmund vs. Schalke) and not "der klassiker)

Ashraf on August 29, 2020:

ALAHLY FC Vs Elzamalek

Egyptian , African most POPULAR Derby

Dutchie on August 25, 2020:

Wow, no mention of De Klassieker? Ajax v. Feyenoord. Both teams are former European and World Champions and it is one of the fiercest rivalries in football. The German Klassiker isn't even the biggest rivalry of either club. Dortmund's biggest rivals are Schalke. Bayern's biggest rival is 1860 Munich, followed by 1. FC Nürnberg. It's just a commercial attempt to replicate El Classico in Germany, simlar to what they try to do with OM and PSG in France. Another serious rivalry missing from your list is Celtic v. Rangers. This list is filled with some rather meaningless rivalries from the Premier League. How is Liverpool v. Everton a top 10 rivalry in football? No one cares. Anyway, I disagree with this list, I would include the North London and Manchester derby in this list, but the biggest rivalriy in Germany is by far the Revierderby: Dortmund v. Schalke and the real Klassieker is our Dutch oneL Ajax v. Feyenoord. Better luck next time.

reza garajedaghi on August 23, 2020:

Persepolis vs Esthgal of Tehran. Over 110 K thousand attend at Azadi stadium every year.

Mikakoka on August 22, 2020:

Egyptian derby

Prince teye-mensah on August 07, 2020:

Asante kotoko v Hearts of oak ( Ghana derby )

R B on August 06, 2020:

Isn’t the highest scoring Merseyside derby was Liverpool 6-0 Everton in 1935?

Pedro on August 03, 2020:

Take a look at GRENAL, the main classic in Brasil, but the world only knows Corinthians and Flamengo because of the large number of fans that have given the media spotlight to then. However, Internacional and Grêmio are from the south of Brazil (a biased state because of in the early decades of Brasil, we claimed our independence and fought against the crow for several years) they has together 5 Brazilian Championship, 5 Brazilian Cup, 5 Copa Libertadores da America (Champions League of America), 5 ReCups of America and 2 World Championship. The south of Brazil is divided between Grêmio and Internacional fans (around 10 million). The history of GreNal has more than 430 matches and in the last match for Champions League of America, the game ended with 8 red cards. Both clubs are great, very respected in Brasil and South America and, without a doubt, one of the biggest derbys of the the world because the number of titles, number of fans, history and the divided city. In GreNal days, Porto Alegre stops for a week (4 million people in the city).

Name on August 03, 2020:

What with the derby of israel

Maccabi tel aviv vs hapoel tel aviv one of the crazy derby in the world

abdellah12 on July 25, 2020:

the moroccan derby rajaa vs widad

Dev G on July 19, 2020:

Clearly you don't know much about world football. Check out history and tradition of kolkata derby:

East Bengal vs Mohan Bagan

Check out the stories legends rituals... Find out how many supporters have given up their lives...

Itz Prince Fammzy on July 14, 2020:

Manchestar United Vs Liverpool

Manchestar United Vs Manchestar City

martinho on July 13, 2020:

Flamengo X Fluminense (BRA) (FLAFLU is the mother of Brazilian derbies)

Schalke 04 X BVB (GER) (bigger than Bayern X BVB IMHO)

River x Boca (ARG)

Atletico MG X Cruzeiro (BRA)

Inter X Gremio (BRA)

Also every game between clubs in Istambul are worth to mention

MrGibbonYT on July 11, 2020:

Belgrade derby is the best

Pablo on July 10, 2020:

Indian Derby called "Boro Match" or "Kolkata Derby" Mohun Bagan Vs East Bengal

Jimbo on June 29, 2020:

Rangers Celtic without doubt. When i go on holiday. Whatever contry always see someone with one of the iconic tops. Still got record for amount fans in stadium at football match. Very rarely see boca/fernabach/Manu etc

victor oguntoyinbo on June 24, 2020:

manchester united vs manchester city

DG on May 21, 2020:

HOW IS SUPERCLASICO NOT TOP?!?! For anyone who actually knows Football, they know that the most intense and hughest ambient matchup in the world are Boca Juniors vs River Plate. (And im English)

Later comes the Celtic-Rangers.

But without a doubt #1 is superclasico. Just search up a video about the crowds in a game. El Clasico would look childish.

sm1 on May 18, 2020:

BK united vs Frankford

MOHAMED ELBOUHSINI on May 17, 2020:

RAJA CASABLANCA vs WIDAD CASABLANCA

UTV on May 10, 2020:

Villa V Birmingham

Voodoo on May 08, 2020:

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

DP on April 15, 2020:

Chelsea vs Tottenham

AVL on March 26, 2020:

Aston Villa 4 -2 Birmingham City

Tshiu on March 21, 2020:

Orlando Pirates VS Kaizer Chiefs

ahmed on March 11, 2020:

young africans vs simba

dar es salaam derby

bullshit on February 23, 2020:

Galatasaray-Fenerbahce derby is missing

sami on February 02, 2020:

never ever see Derby like

SuperElclasico

Boca juniors vs River Plate

Shankhadip santra on January 26, 2020:

Kolkata derby....

Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal

Tulio on January 19, 2020:

Boca vs River

Caleb on January 16, 2020:

In my opinion the old firm is the most unique and intense (without star players) rivalry in the world.

Apoole26 on January 16, 2020:

What, no Istanbul derby!!!

Cyril Ramaphosa - President of Republic of South Africa on January 11, 2020:

South African Soweto Derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs is the biggest in Africa. Even bigger than El Derbie voetsek

juan again on January 10, 2020:

Definitely Sunderland and devon ?

Juan on January 10, 2020:

South Wales derby by far , 100,000 people die when they play

everybody on December 16, 2019:

old firm

Saleh on December 15, 2019:

Derby d'Italia

Tehran derby

MabhebezaEC_69 on December 10, 2019:

What about Soweto Derby?

RAJA on December 09, 2019:

The best derby is the Casablanca derby. Please check youtube to get in impression of this derby. The entourage is the best of the world.

Unfortunately, no media exposure in Europe for this derby.

james festo urio on December 04, 2019:

Young Africans vs Simba...

Ali on December 02, 2019:

Old Firm

WAC on November 25, 2019:

The best derby is the Casablanca derby between WAC vs RCA. Wydad vs Raja.

Moussaoui on November 25, 2019:

RAJA Vs WYDAD derby of Casablanca

Ntikii on November 25, 2019:

Soweto derby

Elton Makondo on November 13, 2019:

Soweto derby

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

Rafael Santana on November 10, 2019:

Grenal Gremio x Internacional

Davide Bettella on November 10, 2019:

sporting x benfica

Nein Mineiro on October 31, 2019:

The clássico mineiro is one of the oldest of my country, it happens since 1921, between Cruzeiro and Atletico Mineiro.

Soumya Bhattacharya on October 28, 2019:

Famous Indian Derby between East Bengal FC and Mohun Bagan FC

ED on October 28, 2019:

Prague Derby

Chris on October 26, 2019:

Old firm derby

Robert on October 18, 2019:

Volendam Telstar

Skrappy on October 17, 2019:

Without a doubt you have to look forward to the oldest derby in football history between Sheffield united and Sheffield Wednesday it’s the biggest and oldest derby around

Suman Chakraborty on October 16, 2019:

East Bengal vs Muhan Bagan

Where? on October 06, 2019:

Where is the Intercontinental Derby? (Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray)

a on October 01, 2019:

MCA vs USMA - Algerian League - by far the most spectacular derby you will ever see in terms of passion, atmosphere, and coreography/firecrackers. Trust in me.

Gman on September 25, 2019:

River v boca

Barca v r madrid

Gers v celtic

Penarol v nacional

Lazio v roma

Milan v inter

Den on September 22, 2019:

Who ever wrote this article should watch Golf or something he have no idea what is called a derby even real vs barcelona isn't a derby. Derby is a match between same city rivals not classics.

Andy CFC on September 21, 2019:

Agree with Marco - river plate Boca should be no1 or 2

Andy cfc on September 21, 2019:

Glasgow Derby as it is now called as rangers (old co) died and “The Rangers” (new co/Sevco) is by far one of the best derby’s - should be in the top 5 at least. Has been the derby with the most matches played!!!!

Omemozes on September 18, 2019:

The Argentine derby River Plate should be in the top 10. I miss Feyenoord-Ajax (de Klassieker), LA FC- LA Galaxy (el Trafico), Fenerbahce-Galatasaray and the Moroccan and Iranian derby

Sam on August 25, 2019:

And tehran derby you ask why? because 100000 people come for it

LA GALAXY FAN on August 14, 2019:

LA GALAXY or lafc

Anindya Sundar Mandal on July 25, 2019:

Mohunbagan Vs east Bengal

HM on July 19, 2019:

EL Trafico - LAFC vs. LA Galaxy

Ahmed on May 12, 2019:

Zamalek vs al ahly the most famous derby in africa and middle east

Football Expert on April 29, 2019:

Sparta Prague - Slavia Prague - AS Monaco

Marco on April 17, 2019:

River - Boca, not even in the top 10???

Ohh man, you dont know anything about derbies then

Nunez on April 15, 2019:

cites only European clubs. superficial and untrue list. pure marketing. typical of whoever likes. talk about what you do not know to a lot of people who know less.

Kativa James on April 04, 2019:

Celtic vs Rangers is the biggest world football derby no doubt about that.

Anthony McGuire on February 22, 2019:

The Old-Firm Derby. Highest Scoring Game: Celtic 7-1 Rangers

Ayush sahh on January 30, 2019:

Kolkata derby (india)

Kojo Gomelesio on January 24, 2019:

Does chelsea have a derby.

Trenton Anderdon on December 25, 2018:

The cascadia cup which is between Vancouver whitecaps, Seattle sounders, and Portland timbers. Im american so it is my favorite to go watch.

Ayan on December 22, 2018:

Kolkata Derby is much fierce and competitive than others

Akash on December 11, 2018:

Kolkata Derby in India

EastBengal Vs MohunBagan

Plz check the statistics, History, Emotion of supporters

Leonard on December 03, 2018:

Man utd vs Arsenal

Vido on November 30, 2018:

Super Clasico

Helder on November 26, 2018:

Sporting vs benfica

Luca on November 25, 2018:

Sampdoria - Genoa, derby della lanterna

Emirhan Yılmaz on November 24, 2018:

Fenerbahçe - galatasaray

OG on November 02, 2018:

Fenerbahçe V Galatasaray

Jenas karki on October 29, 2018:

Chelsea vs arsenal

Marc on October 28, 2018:

Really? Ajax-PSV? Sure it's a big game here, but doesn't even come close to Ajax versus Feyenoord, called de Klassieker. By far the biggest game in the country, and definetely deserves a place in the list, instead of Ajax-PSV, which would is more a match like, let's say, Chelsea-Liverpool, a big match but nothing more..

Zwelakhe on October 27, 2018:

Soweto derby

Jimmy on October 25, 2018:

Sunderland

Gazza on October 24, 2018:

Hearts v Hibs.

p.s. The “Old Firm” derby no longer exists. Rangers died some years ago. Fact.

Mux on October 19, 2018:

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs

Persian on October 18, 2018:

Have u ever heard about the two teams with most fans in asia the red and blue derby of Perspolis-Esteghlal the 100000 stadium of azadi is always full and the whole country is talking about it

Hilgard Mutembo on October 14, 2018:

Power Dynamos FC vs Nkana Football Club (Zambia)

Hentie Goen on October 05, 2018:

Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs

Loelo Quintero on October 04, 2018:

SOWETO DERBY

Orlando Pirates V Kaizer Chiefs

Fabian on September 21, 2018:

Wow, learn your history!!! How is Peñarol vs Nacional not on this list? It’s the oldest derby in the world after the Old Firm. Plus, 8 Copa Libertadores between them and 6 World Cups.

Hayden on September 16, 2018:

Mine (which is not popular (compared to those listed) but gets a good crowd, and is for the future as both teams mentioned are in different leagues) is The Bucks Derby between Wycombe Wanderers and MK Dons.

Harold on September 07, 2018:

Ajax - Feynoord

Best on September 04, 2018:

I think 2nd best Darby - Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal (India- Kolkata)

Sumit Halder on September 02, 2018:

East Bengal Vs mohunbagan

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