Top 15 English Clubs With the Most Major Trophies as Man City Overtake Chelsea

  • Manchester City had a successful 2022/2023 season that saw them complete the treble
  • Pep Guardiola’s charges won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League
  • The three trophies took their tally to 26 major titles, overtaking Chelsea in the rankings

Manchester City have overtaken Chelsea in the standings of Premier League clubs with the most major trophies.

The Citizens went above the Blues after a successful 2022/23 campaign that saw them secure a historic treble.

City initially beat Arsenal to the EPL crown with three games to spare before seeing off rivals, Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

The English giants’ latest milestone came on Saturday night when they stunned Inter Milan 1-0 in the Champions League final to secure the coveted crown for the first time in their history.

Rodri’s solitary goal in the second half of the match was enough to down a resilient Inter side at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul.

How many trophies City won

According to GiveMeSport, Man City’s triumph in the Champions League took their trophy haul for major titles to 26, thereby overtaking Chelsea.

The publication reports that only seven categories were used as major competitions in deciding the rankings.

The First Division/Premier League, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the European Cup/Champions League, the UEFA Cup/Europa League, the Cup Winners’ Cup, and the Conference League have all been regarded as major competitions, with tournaments like the Community Shield, Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Cup not regarded.

Going by this criteria, City are ranked fourth in the list of Premier League clubs with the most major trophies


Key among the trophies Pep Guardiola’s men have won includes the Premier League (9), the FA Cup (7) and the League Cup, which they have won on eight occasions.

Liverpool ranked top English club

According to the ranking done by Squawka, Liverpool are the most successful English club. The Merseysiders have won eyewatering 45 major trophies, with 19 of those being top flight league titles.

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Manchester United are placed second on the charts with 43 titles, closing in on their arch-rivals after an encouraging 2022/23 season.

The campaign saw the Red Devils end their five-year trophy drought as Erik ten Hag helped them win the Carabao Cup back in February. United had a chance to complete the double in the closing stages of the campaign but lost the FA Cup final to rivals City.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are placed third in the listings with 30 trophies to their name.

English clubs with most trophies

  1. Liverpool – 45
  2. Manchester United – 43
  3. Arsenal – 30
  4. Manchester City – 26
  5. Chelsea – 25
  6. Aston Villa – 20
  7. Tottenham Hotspur – 17
  8. Everton – 15
  9. Newcastle – 10
  10. Blackburn Rovers – 10
  11. Nottingham Forest – 9
  1. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 9
  2. Sunderland – 8
  3. Sheffield Wednesday – 8
  4. West Bromwich Albion – 7

Man City joins treble winners

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Man City inking their name in history as the latest club in European football to have ever won the treble.

They are now among just eight clubs across Europe to have achieved this feat, including Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Inter Milan

SOURCE: Sports

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