The Aim and Goal of every football club is to win trophies and it’s the same for players that is why they put endless efforts when playing so they have something to show for it at the end of the season.Continental Trophies and Cup competitions have prestige in their own ways, the Domestic league title is the most difficult and interesting to win, perhaps it’s more respected than other competitions as winning it gives the club and its fans boasting right and also signifies the club as the best in the nation.
Below is a list of European club who have won the highest domestic leagues:
10. Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) – 33 League Titles
The club is one of the most successful clubs in central Europe and also the most successful club from Czech Republic. The Club was founded in 1893 and they play their home games at the Generali Arena In Prague.
Slavia Prague has a total of 33 league titles and it’s the highest in Czech as well as their 27 Cup wins. The Czech republic club have also made it to the semi finals of the UEFA Champions League And UEFA Europa League.
9. Real Madrid (Spain) – 33 League Titles
Real Madrid are one of the most successful clubs in Spain and are the most successful in the UEFA champions league, some of the most legendary players throughout the world has worn the famous all white of Los Blancos.
The Spanish giants won their first la Liga title in 1932 and ever since then they went on to win it on 32 more occasions, Between 1985 and 1990, All league titles were won by Real Madrid. In recent times, they have watched their Clasico rivals Barcelona dominate the scene in La Liga.
8. Anderlecht (Belgium) – 34 League Titles
Anderlecht are the most successful Belgian club in the continent now but it took them a while to make their name. The Royal Sporting Club won their first league title in 1947 which is almost three decades after they were founded.
The Belgian Club has now registered itself as one of the competing sides in Europe winning two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, one UEFA Cup, and one Inter City Fairs Cup won in international competitions. They hold the record of the most league title in Belgium with a record breaking 33 league titles.
7. Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) – 34 League Titles
Ajax are one of the successful clubs in Europe when it comes to International competition and are unstoppable in between their borders. The Dutch club has won four UEFA champions league which they have in their football museum display, they are undoubtedly bonafide European royalty.
Ajax academy is one of the most acclaimed in the world, with players who pass through the academy expected to possess a certain skillset and technical ability. In recent years, Ajax has become a productiom line for European giants and it has affected their display in international competitions but their 34 league titles is still the highest any Dutch club has managed to win.
6. Juventus (Italy) – 35 League Titles
The Old Lady as nicknamed have been unstoppable in winning their domestic league in recent years. Juventus has been the dominating side in Italy and the Turin side never dominated Italy like they have in current times. They had been the home of legendary players like Alessandro del Piero, Michel Platini, Gaetano Scirea, and Paolo Rossi in the distant past and are currently the home of world class players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Gianluigi Buffon, Gonzalo Higuan and so on.
Juventus are currently on an unprecedented streak of having won each of the last eight Serie A titles consecutively, bringing their total tally to 35, although they have not quite been able to translate their domestic superiority onto the continent.
5. Benfica (Portugal) – 37 League Titles
Benfica also known as the Eagles which from originated from their club emblem is one of the big three teams in Portugal alongside Porto and Sporting Lisbon. They won their first league title in 1936 and have went on to secure 36 others to their name and they are also the record holder of Taca de Portugal winning it 26 different times.
Ever Since Benfica started playing for the Portuguese top flight league, they have never been relegated alongside with Porto and Sporting Lisbon. They currently play their home games at Estadio de Luz which has a capacity of 64,000.
4. Olympiacos (Greece) – 44 League Titles
Olympiacos F.C. are by far the most successful club in the history of Greek football with a record 44 domestic league titles, 27 Greek Cup and 4 Greek Super Cup. When Olympiacos won the league title in 2015, they became the first side in history to have won five or more consecutive league titles on five different occasions and the club received a congratulatory letter from FIFA to commemorate the occasion.
Furthermore, they have won the league six times in undefeated campaigns and are one of only three clubs to have never been relegated from the Greek first division league.
3. Celtic (Scotland) – 50 League Titles
Celtic has established themselves as a sole force in the Scottish league over the last decades. They have declared champions of the Scottish league on 50 basis and are currently on a winning streak of eight league titles which is just one short of the record nine jointly held by them and Rangers. They were the first side in history to win a continental treble, doing so in 1967 when they won the League, Scottish Cup, and European Cup in addition to the Scottish League Cup. The Scottish club has never been relegated from the Scottish first division since its inception in 1890.
2. Linfield (Northern Ireland) – 53 League Titles
Linfield are one of the most successful in Northern Ireland even though it’s not fully professional, it operates at a semi professional level. The Club has been in existence since 1886 and has never been eliminated from the top flight of their domestic league which was formed in 1890. They hold the record of the highest domestic league titles having won it on 53 basis.
1. Rangers (Scotland) – 54 League Titles
Rangers are the European club with the highest domestic league title and have won a total of 119 major trophies making them one of the most successful clubs of all time. Rangers alongside Celtic have dominated the Scottish footballing scene for over a century. 54 of their total trophies are their domestic league title while they also hold the record for domestic trebles with seven so far.
The one missing piece from their trophy cabinet is the Champions League and ironically, it was their quest for European glory that led to them spending obscene amounts of money that ultimately led to their liquidation in 2012.