Football is the most popular sport in the UK, which in 1863 established its first modern code regulations which directly set the rules modern game we know.
English football history has a rich association of over 40,000 clubs (highest than any country).
This includes the world’s oldest football club; Sheffield F.C., the oldest professional association football club; Notts County, the oldest football governing body; The Football Association (FA), National English Team, and much more.
Many of which are the Biggest Clubs in the current scenario.
The Premier League, the leading domestic sporting league in England today, is one of the most popular and richest sports leagues in the world.
But a question arises among football fans,
Which is the most successful English football team?
We can’t answer that as it’s more subjective to varying degrees than simple numbers.
However, we shall examine which trophies should be taken into consideration when teams consider their historic success and which teams won and compile a list.
Here are the top 10 most successful English football clubs:
10. Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest is also considered as Forest from Nottingham shire, England. Nottingham Forest is the oldest football league club which is playing since 1865. Forest has talented players with an orthodox fan base. The Forest club has competed with the top two tiers of FC every time except 2 times, making them the favorite FC at every time, which has strong players. Their most successful period was between the 1970s and 1980s. Also, Forest has won one League title, won the FA Cup x2, League Cups x4, 1 FA Charity Shield, two European Cups, and a UEFA Super Cup. They are now participating in the EFL Championship, which is tier-2 of English FC.
9. New Castle United
New Castle United is a professional FC that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English FC. The New Castle United FC is a most consistent club as they spent 88 seasons in the top flight and never came below the English FC 2nd tier since the year 1893. The most successful period for New Castle FC was in the early 1900. Newcastle FC had won four League titles, x6 FA Cup, a Charity Shield, one InterCities Fairs Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup. This FC has the highest number of trophies in the 9th position in an English club, making it one of the most successful teams in England.
8. Aston Villa
Aston Villa is a Birmingham based English professional FC which competes in the Premier League. It has been playing for the Premier League for over 2 decades. Aston Villa FC is one of the oldest football clubs which is competing in leagues since 1874. Villa is one of the five English clubs who has won the European club in the year 1981-82. The team had won the first division of the Football League seven times, 7 times the FA Cup, 5 times the League Cup, and one European Super Cup. For a few years, the club had played in the EFL Cup. Villa is now owned by an Egyptian company named NSWE group.
Everton FC competed in Premier League and had formed in the year 1878. The Everton has competed for 117 seasons, which is a record in the top division. The FC had missed only 4 seasons since starting the Football League Club, the second longest-serving club in English top-flight FC. They have achieved their significant and consistent success in the mid-80s. Everton had also won 9 League titles, 5 FA Cups, nine FA Charity Shield, and European Cup Winners Cup x1. The club won the first-ever League Championship in 1890–91. The last major trophy won by the club was in 1995, which is an FA cup.
6. Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur, commonly referred to as Tottenham, which competes in the Premier League. Tottenham is playing into the football clubs since the year 1882. Tottenham was the first Football club to win the League and FA Cup Double titles in the 20th Century. First British club to win a UEFA club which is European. Tottenham FC is also the club who were the winners of the UEFA Cup in the inaugural. They are the first British FC to win 2 different European trophies. The FC has won 2 Premier League titles, 8 FA Cups, League Cup x4, 7 FA Community Shields, 2 UEFA Cups, and a European Cup Winners’ Cup.
5. Manchester City
Manchester City, which was formed in 1880, is an English FC that competes in Premier League. First, the FC became Ardwick Association Football Club; later on, it changed to Manchester City in 1894. Manchester City has significant success in the period of late 1960s by winning all the major trophies. Also, they went into a decline period after winning the 1981 FA Cup. Again gained the promotion to the top tier in 2001-02. In 2018, Manchester City won the Premier League and became the only team to earn 100 points in a season. According to Forbes Magazine, Manchester City is the fifth most valuable FC in the world.
Chelsea was founded in the year 1905, which competes in the Premier League FC, a top-tier English FC.
The Blues’ fans have much to thank Roman Abramovich for the club’s success for being the most successful English football club in last 10 years.
They won over 30 titles, which include League titles and European titles. The team went to decline in the 1970s and 1980s, after which the team has consecutive success. Since the last 2 decades, they have won 6 League titles and a UEFA Championship League. The FC has the sixth most considerable fanbase in England, the 6th most valuable FC globally, and the eighth-earning FC in the world.
Arsenal is the professional FC that plays in Premier League. Arsenal FC is the first team to join the FC League in 1893 from South England. Their most successful phase was in 1913, in which they have won the 2nd most top-flight matches in English FC. The Arsenal club has won 13 League titles, 14 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields, one League Centenary Trophy, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, and an Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. By the end of the 20th Century, they remained at the highest average league position. Arsenal has the fifth biggest fanbase in the world and also the 3rd most valuable FC in England.
Liverpool FC was founded in 1892, which plays in Premier League. The top tier in English FC. Liverpool is one of the widely supported FC worldwide because of its consistent performances in matches. Liverpool had become a significant team since the 1970s and 1980s in both English and European FC. Liverpool club has won 19 League titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields domestically. Liverpool is the club with most trophies in England officially overtaking Manchester United As England’s Most Successful Club.
The Club has won 7 FA Cup, 4 UEFA Super Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, European Cup x6, and one FIFA Club World Cup.
Liverpool is the 7th highest-earning FC and the eighth-most valuable FC in the world.
1. Manchester United
Manchester United FC is the most successful club in England or even the world. We also know Manchester United as Red Devils, founded in 1878 with Newton Heath LYR FC that plays in Premier League. The English FC later changed its name to Manchester United in 1902. The Club won the number of trophies than any English FC. One of the five clubs to win all the three main UEFA club competitions. First English FC to achieve the continental European treble. They are the most successful English football club since 2000, a dominant team in English football throughout the 21st century. Throughout these two decades, Manchester United 18 titles: 16 local and two international ones. The Red Devils have won the top division title in England more than 19 times. In comparison, Chelsea has only 4, Arsenal 13, and Liverpool 18. In 19 years since English Premier League started, Manchester United won 12 times, while Chelsea 4 and Arsenal 3. They won 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, League Cup x5, 21 FA Community Shields, 3 UEFA Champions Leagues, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, and a FIFA Club World Cup. It is the highest-earning and most valuable FC in the world.
According to a study by The Athletic, Uniteds is not just Successfull but biggest football club in england