Club football is as big as it gets for professional football players. The club football scene in Europe is well known all around the world and every year a large number of foreign and domestic players take part in the various football club tourneys across Europe. Besides that, the European UEFA League is one of the most coveted trophies in club football. Players from all over the world strive to get into some of the best known football clubs in hopes for stardom and a better purse. It is certainly big money as sponsors and TV has made the sport a big business not just for players but also for the club owners. Teams fight amongst each other to assemble the best squad with domestic and international players and most of the football clubs have their own dedicated fan following. Let us take a look at some of the best known football clubs in the world.
10. Juventus F.C.:
Juventus Football Club is an Italian football club that was established in 1897 and was known as Sport Club Juventus back then. It is one of the powerhouses of the Italian top flight club football more popularly known as the Serie A. The club is one of the most successful Italian clubs and is a force to reckon with even on the European circuit. The club is the fourth most successful club in Europe and the seventh most successful in the world. It has laid its claims on every major club competition that it has been in at least once.
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9. Bayern Munich:
FC Bayern Munich is Germany’s premier football club based out of Munich. The club is dominant in the domestic German League which is known as the Bundesliga as it is the most successful club in the nation’s history. The club was founded in the year 1900 and has had many achievements in its history so far. It won the European Club Championship as many as three times in a row in the 70s under the leadership of the legendary footballer, Franz Beckenbauer. The club also reached the finals of the European Club championship in 2012.
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8. Inter Milan:
Football Club Internazionale Milano or simply known as Inter Milan is one of the best known football clubs in the world. It is another dominant force in the Serie A and has never once since its inception been relegated to a lower club competition. It has won five successive domestic titles between 2006 and 2010 and has won over 30 trophies since it was founded in 1908. It is one of the wealthiest football clubs in the world and is also a three time winner of Europe’s premier club competition. It is also a one time winner of the FIFA Club Football World Club.
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7. Liverpool F.C.:
Liverpool FC is one of the better known football clubs in the English Premier League. It is the second most successful club in the EPL and is also a major success in the European League. The club was founded in 1892 and enjoyed its most successful run in the 1970-80 eras. It is the club that has the most number of European titles under its belt having lain claim to the European cup 5 times, the UEFA Cup 3 times and the UEFA super Cup three times.
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6. AC Milan:
Associazione Calcio Milan, better known as AC Milan is an Italian football club that is based in Milan. It was founded in 1899 and has since then dominated not just the domestic club circuit but also the European and the international circuit consistently. It is the second most successful club in the Serie A and is among the most successful clubs internationally. AC Milan is also among the richest clubs in the world.
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5. Arsenal F.C.:
The Arsenal Football Club was founded in 1886 in London and is one of the top teams in the English and the European Club competitions. The club has seen a huge amount of success domestically and is also among the richer clubs in the league currently valued in excess of 1.3billion$. It is a top competitor in the world’s most well known football club competition, the EPL, and has fans all over the world. The club is often known by its loved nickname, The Gunners.
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4. Chelsea F.C.:
The Chelsea Football Club was founded in 1905 in Fulham in London. It is one of the better known clubs in the EPL and is a winner of the 2012 UEFA Champions League after beating Bayern Munich 3-4 in the penalty shootout. The team, of late, has enjoyed a lot of success and has also built up its global fan base because of this reason. It is today counted among the most popular clubs in the world and is known to its fans as ‘The Blues’, because of the color of their home jersey.
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3. Real Madrid:
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol better known to the world as Real Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. It was founded in 1902 and has since then managed to remain in the ownership of its members. It was most successful in the 1950s when it established itself as a dominant force in the domestic as well as the European club competitions. It is one of the few clubs to have never been relegated into the second division in the domestic club competition. It is also the richest football club in terms of the revenue that it generates.
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FC Barcelona known to its supporters and fans as Barca is one of the best known football clubs in the world. It was founded in 1899 and is one of the most successful international as well as domestic football clubs. It is also completely owned by its members and is also the second richest football club in the world. Its latest achievement was that it won all six titles in 2009 which is a first for any football club in the world.
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1. Manchester United:
Manchester United Football Club was founded in 1878 and is easily the most well known football clubs in the world. It is also among the most successful clubs in the EPL and in Europe. The club has possibly the largest number of fans in the world and it is also the most valued club team in the world. The club has been on top of the domestic competition for a long time and has managed to place it in the top brass consistently. Known as the Red Devils or the Reds, the club is recognizable anywhere in the world instantly.
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