A trophy is a palpable, long lasting reminder of a definite achievement, and serves as recognition or evidence of excellence.Trophies are often awarded for sporting events, from youth sports to professional level athletics.
In Football, there are many competitions and championships. Here is a collection of teams who have won the highest major international and national competitions in the world of football.
10.Porto (Portugal) – 74 trophies
The Portuguese team nicknamed after their Dragons after the fire breathing dragon on thier logo are the second most decorated football club after Benfica in Portugal.Porto have accumulated a sum of 74 trophies making them the tenth club with the highest trophy in the world.They won 69 of their 74 trophies from their domestic competitions, these comprises of 28 Primeira Liga titles five of which have been consecutive, 16 Taça de Portugal, 4 Campeonato de Portugal, and 21 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.Porto is the second team in Portuguese league history to have won two titles without any defeat.
In international competitions, FC Porto are the most decorated Portuguese team, with five trophies. They won the UEFA Champions League in 1987 and 2004, the UEFA Europa League in 2003 and 2011 and the UEFA Super Cup in 1987.Porto has the most appearances in the UEFA Champions League group stage with 23 appearances behind Barcelona and Real Madrid who has 24 appearances respectively.
9.Olympiacos (Greece) – 75 trophies
With 75 total trophies, Olympiacos sits at the nineth spot of football clubs with the highest trophies in the world and are the most decorated club in Greece.All Olympiacos’ trophies are from domestic competition and have never won an international or a global competition.In terms of the number of trophies won, Olympiacos remain unrivalled by far in Greece.They have won 44 Greek Super league which is greater than the 39 league titles all other Greek clubs have jointly won.Also from the 44 league titles they won, seven had been in a row making them the only football club in the world to hold the record of winning a series of five or more consecutive titles for five times in their history.
Olympiacos who are the most supported club in Greece and most popular in Athens have also won 27 Greek Cups and 4 Greek Super Cup to their name.
8.Benfica (Portugal) – 84 trophies
Benfica are nicknamed The Eagles for the symbol on top the club’s logo, they are the most decorated and also the successful team in Portugal.The Eagles have won 38 Portugal’s Primeira Liga which is the highest in the history of the league, Benfica also hold the record of the most consecutive wins in domestic league and the record for the longest unbeaten run in Primeira Liga.From 1961 to 1962, Benfica made their best performance in the European competition when they won the champions league in a row.They accumulated 95 percent of their total trophies from domestic competitions, 26 Taça de Portugal, Taça da Liga, 8 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira and 3 Campeonato de Portugal are also present in their trophy cabinet.
On the international grounds, apart from their champions league back to back triumph Benfica has also won one Latin Cup and one Iberian Cup.
7.Real Madrid (Spain) – 90 trophies
Although Real Madrid don’t rank first among the football clubs with most trophies in the world, they do in terms of success and fame.Their recent and brightest record is their successive Champions League wins from 2016 to 2018.The Spanish giants have won a total of 90 trophies, 65 of which they got from their domestic competitions.Real Madrid have 33 LaLiga titles, 19 Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, one Copa Eva Duarte, and one Copa de la Liga.Not beaten in 121 home matches, Real Madrid holds the record for longest unbeaten run at home in LaLiga and also holds the record for the most successive seasons won in a row, namely five seasons from 1960 to 1965 and 1985 to 1990.
Despite one trophy behind Barcelona,they are still the most successful club on international grounds with 13 UEFA champions league which is the highest in the competition and are the only club that have won three Champions Leagues back to back in recent years, 2 UEFA Europa league, 4 UEFA Super Cups, and 7 FIFA Club World Cup.
6.Barcelona (Spain) – 91 trophies
Barcelona is believed to be the most successful club in the world of football.The Catalan club are undoubtedly among the greatest clubs I’m the world.Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters owns and operate Barcelona. It is the fourth-most valuable sports team in the world.Barcelona is one of three founding members of the Primera División that have never been relegated from the top division since its inception in 1929.
Domestically, Barcelona has won a record 74 trophies: 26 La Liga, 30 Copa del Rey, 13 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte, and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies.Barcelona became the first Spanish club to win the continental treble consisting of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League, and also became the first Spanish football club to win six out of six competitions in a single year, by also winning the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.
On international grounds, the club has won so many European titles which includes, 5 UEFA Champions League titles, a record 4 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, a joint record 5 UEFA Super Cup, and 3 FIFA Club World Cup.
5.Celtic (Scotland) – 105 trophies
Celtic are the fifth football club with the highest trophy and also the most decorated football club in Scotland behind Rangers.Celtic who are refered to a giant in their country has won all domestic trophies atleast more than 15 times, they include: 51 Scottish league titles of which the last eight where in a row, 39 Scottish Cup and 19 Scottish league cup
The club’s greatest season was 1966–67, when Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup, now UEFA champions league, also winning the Scottish league championship, the Scottish Cup, the League Cup and the Glasgow Cup.Celtic also reached the 1970 European Cup Final and the 2003 UEFA Cup Final, but lost in both and finished as runners-up.
4.Atletico Penarol (Uruguay) – 108 trophies
Atletico Penarol is the second most successful Uruguayan club and the fourth football club with the highest trophies in the world.They have won their domestic league title for a record 50 times and In 2009, they were named first in the “South American Club Of The Century” with 531 points by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) based on thier victories in the quarterfinals or higher in the international competitions.Former Manchester United and Inter Milan star Diego Forlan who played for sometime in Atletico Penarol became their head coach in January 2020.
Some of the trophies of which they have won are: One Supercopa Uruguaya, Three Intercontinental Cup, Five Copa Libertadores, One Intercontinental Champions’ Supercup, Three Copa de Honor Cousenier, and One Tie Cup.
3.Club Nacional de Football (Uruguay) – 113 trophies
Nacional are the most successful team in Uruguay as well as the third football club with the most trophy in the world.According to International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), Nacional is the seventh best team in South America and the best Uruguayan team between 2001 and 2010 but in recent years Atletico Penarol has overtaken them.Club Nacional de Football have won their domestic league on 46 basis along side with Copa de Competencia which they won 8 times and the seven Copa de Honor which they have to their name.
On international grounds, they have 21 titles in their bag including three Copa Libertadores titles.They are the only Uruguayan team to have won two Copa Interamericanas and the Recopa Sudamericana which is an annual international club competition founded and organized by CONMEBOL since 1988.
2.Rangers (Scotland) – 115 trophies
Rangers who were founded in 1872 is the fourth oldest Scottish club and the most decorated club in Scotland due to the numbers of trophies they have won domestically.They might not be among the most successful clubs in the world but they are among clubs with most trophies in the world.Rangers have won more domestic trophies than any other club in the world of football, their domestic titles includes 54 league titles, 33 Scottish Cups and 27 Scottish League Cups.They are among the most celebrated teams within their own borders
Rangers won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972 after being losing finalists twice in 1961 where they first British club to reach a UEFA tournament final and 1967.
1.Al Ahly (Egypt) – 118 trophies
Number one in terms of the most trophies won by a football club in the world, Al Ahly remains number one because no other team has broken their record which is still counting.They are known as “the club of the century”, Al Ahly were founded in 1907 in Cairo.They have won more than 90 domestic trophies, few of them are 41 Egyptian Premier League titles seven of which have been in a row from 1994 to 2000. They have also won 36 national cups and 11 national super cups.
Al Ahly who are the number one football team with the highest trophies in the world are way-behind Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in terms of success in football.Some of the other trophies won by them are the Sultan Hussein Cup, CAF Cup Winners’ Cup, CAF Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Arab Club Champions Club.