It’s been inevitable. Since the advent of the Premier League and the dawn of the Ferguson era at Old Trafford, it’s been a matter of not if but when, the Red Devils surpass their eternal rivals, Liverpool, as the most successful English club. Finally, on the 26th of February, 2017, at the iconic Wembley stadium in London, as Jose Mourinho’s side won the EFL Cup, they dethroned Liverpool, who have held the top spot for decades. With the Cup victory, Manchester United got their name on their 42nd major title, courtesy of a brace from talismanic forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, Manchester United are not the only club to have a studded trophy cabinet. Here’s a look at the other successful clubs in the history of English football:
5. Tottenham Hotspur:
Spurs, as they are famously called, are a club which are somewhat similar to Liverpool. Though usually counted among the 2nd-tier teams in English top flight football in the Premier League era, Spurs were among the best clubs for most part of the 20th century. The number of major trophies that bear their name amount to 17, including 2 League Titles, 8 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 3 UEFA Cups. Apart from being the first club to achieve a League and FA Cup double in the 1960-61 season, they are also the first British club to have won two different major European trophies, the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963 and the inaugural UEFA Cup in 1972.
First Title: FA Cup(1900-01)
Last Title: English League Cup (2007-08)