A derby is a match between local rivals. i.e. teams that are from the same city or the same part of the country. These local games have a special place in the hearts of fans and players
No other match is given much importance as a derby. These are more than just matches; This is where the pride of the club and fans are at stake.
Keep strolling to know the best football derbies of all time
10.Old Firm Derby
The Old firm Derby is played between the two most successful clubs in the Scottish league; Rangers and Celtic. A lot of revenue is been generated from this match. It is one of the oldest and fiercely contested matches among derbies.
A total of 399 games have been played among both clubs with Randers winning 159 games while Celtic winning 144 games and both teams playing a draw 96 times.
In the history of English football, this Derby has the highest number of matches played. It is played between Liverpool and Everton.
This game always provides moments of brilliance as well as madness. The rivalry is one of the fiercest in the country and has recorded a number of red cards. A total game of 222 has been played, with Liverpool winning 89 games while Everton has won 66 in the Derby and both teams drawing in 67 games.
This Derby sees city rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid face themselves and is part of the most highly anticipated matches in history.
Real Madrid has prevailed in the majority of the meetings in the past, but Atlético has not laid down with ease, gathering few victories especially at the expense of someone else. Real Madrid total wins amounts to 104 and Atletico Madrid to 48 with both teams sharing the points 45 times.
7.North London Derby
Two notable clubs from London, Tottenham, and Arsenal play this derby. This local Derby is described as one of the fiercest rivalries in English football, this game is watched by many and is one of the best displays of attacking football.
A total of 177 games have been played with Arsenal triumphing 76 times and Tottenham picking up a win 54 times. A draw has been recorded 47 times in this fixture.
This Derby is eventually the biggest derby in German football. It is played between the two most successful clubs in Germany, Bayern Munich, and Borussia Dortmund. The game is the most-watched fixture in German football and often sees record attendance. The fans of both clubs take this fixture very seriously.
43 wins, 29 draws and 27 defeat by Dortmund have been recorded by Bayern Munich in this derby.
The Italian derby also known as derby d’Italian is also one of the most tightly contested matches which see two Italian giant Inter Milan and Juventus face each other.
Like many other matches in the Italian Serie A, this match is always entertaining in both good and bad ways, they are often difficult to predict as the players are rallied by the club’s prestige and honor which keeps them fighting to stay in the match till their last breath.
Total games of 214 have been recorded seeing Juventus triumphing 94 times with rivals Inter Milan winning 67 times. Both teams have shared the points for the match 53 times.
The Manchester derby is played between longtime city rivals Manchester United and Manchester City. These fixtures always attract large crowds. Like many other derbies, this one has seen its fair share of drama.
A total game of 165 has been played among themselves with Manchester United winning the highest number of games, they have won 69 times while closest rivals Man City has just won 46 times with both teams sharing the points for 50 games.
3 North West Derby
Regarded as one of the greatest rivalries in English football, the northwest derby is one of the most passionate events one can see. It is played between two successful clubs, Liverpool and Manchester United. Both clubs have won 121 trophies between each other with Manchester United having the edge due to their current domination.189 games have been played in total with Manchester United winning 75 times, Liverpool winning 63 times, and both teams drawing 51 times.
Milan Derby is also known as Derby Della Madonnina.
The derby is regarded as one of the biggest in Italy which sees the city’s rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan. It is played in the San Siro stadium, a common home ground shared by both teams.
With its rich and eventful history, the Milan derby is often remembered for more of the fighting than the football. A total of 211 games have been played with Inter Milan triumphing 76 times, AC Milan winning 73 times, and both teams playing a draw 62 times.
El Clásico is one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football. It is contested between the two Spanish giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
El Clasico is known for its intensity, it features memorable goal celebrations from both teams. It is one of the oldest rivalries in the world of football, dating back more than a century.
Many legendary players have represented these clubs, such as Ronaldinho and Ronaldo Delimma as well as the 2 best players of the current generation, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.