“I hate to speak about individuals. Players don’t win you trophies, teams win trophies, squads win trophies”. These words of legendary manager Jose Mourinho couldn’t be more accurate. Ultimately any club competing at the top level aims to win as many trophies as possible because you can’t win them all, but you can try your hardest.
And in European football, there have been many clubs that have made winning trophies a habit for the better part of the last century and the present. However, when it comes to league titles, several clubs may not be a force in the Champions League or Europa League but are the dominant team in their country.
Over the years, these clubs have accumulated a record number of league titles establishing their dominance. While some of these teams have gone on to build on their league strength and become one of the top clubs in football, others have failed to do so.
So, here are the list of the clubs with the most league titles in Europe.
Top European Clubs With Most League Titles
|Club||Number of Titles||Nation|
RSC Anderlecht- 34 League Titles
RSC Anderlecht is among the big three clubs of Belgian football and has won the most titles of any team in the country; the club, which was formed in 1908, took almost 40 years to win their first title in the 1946-47 season. Since then, though, they have made winning the title a regular habit.
During their history, their best form came on two occasions; 1963-1968 and 1990-1995, during which they won five consecutive titles. And despite winning their last Belgian league title six years back, Anderlecht are among the top clubs with the most league titles in Europe.
Real Madrid- 35 League Titles
The Spanish giants Real Madrid have made winning a habit, and failure to do so generally leads to the managers being sacked and several players being shipped out. Such is the high expectations at the Santiago Bernabéu. This is why the club has 14 Champions League (the most by any team) and 35 league titles (the most in Spain).
Their first title came in the 1931-32 season before following up with another the following season. In their incredible history, their best run in the league came between 1960-1965 and 1985-1990, when the club won five…