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Worst Teams in Premier League History

We have seen plenty of teams who looked out of their depth in the Premier League, but there have been some clubs who have gone down in flame as the worst ever as they tried their luck in the top flight.

In this post, you will find the worst performing teams in Premier League history.

Watford (1999/00)

In 1997,  Watford were member of the third tier of English football, but two successive promotions enable them to upgrade to the  Premier League. However, the top flight seemed to be a step too far.

Graham Taylor’s side managed to win over both  Liverpool and Chelsea early-season which led many people to believe they could survive in the division, but things didn’t turn out as expected. 

Watford had just six wins all season, ended up with a total of 24 points, which was the lowest points ever recorded by a Premier League at the time. Icelandic forward Heidar Helguson ended up as the team’s top scorer with just six goals, in a season which many fans would want to forget.

Sunderland (2016/17)

Matching Watford’s total of 24 points, Sunderland endured a difficult time during the 2016/17 season, and the Black Cats has yet to fully recovered.

Sunderland quickly found themselves drop to the bottom of the table, and they did not find their first victory until the match against  Bournemouth team in November. That win was one of six prestigious victories which the team managed all season, and they ended up a total of 16 points from survival.

 Jermain Defoe and  Jordan Pickford were two critical members of David Moyes’ side, but the expensive arrivals of Papy Djilobodji and Didier N’Dong did not bring much value to the club, who now find themselves in League One after suffering relegation from the  Championship for a long time

The best and weirdest named football clubs in the world (Part 2)

Ethiopian Coffee S.C.
Established in 1983 with initial name as ‘Yebuna Gebeya Sport Club’, Ethiopian Coffee S.C. had its present name due to the National Coffee Trading Corporation who bought it in 2008 from the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). Remarkably, its crest has a coffee pot!

Accra Hearts of Oak S.C.
Established in 1911, Hearts of Oak won the CAF Champions League in 2000, but were rejected the opportunity to appear in the Club World Cup after the 2001 edition was halted. Stephen Appiah, once of Parma and Juventus, started his career there.

RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V.
Statutes in the German Football Association (DFB) impact Red Bull to unable to use its own name when founded the club in 2009.

The soft drink purveyor instead named it as ‘RasenBallsport’, which literally means ‘Lawn Ball Sports’ but seems like ‘Red Bull’ to make fans to remember where the money’s coming from.

Solid S.C.
Other teams in the Sri Lanka Premier League such as the Renown and Super Sun, Upcountry Lions, but Solid Sporting Club get the approval for hosting matches at the ‘Prison Ground’ and became national champions in 2014-15 season.

Kerala Blasters F.C.
The club is a part of the very amusing Indian Super League, Kerala Blasters has a nice name and have been coached by former England goalkeeper David James… twice!
Former stars include Graham Stack, Wes Brown, and Dimitar Berbatov.

Urawa Red Diamonds
This club’s name was inspired by the three red diamonds of the Mistubishi logo.

Invincible Eleven
Liberian football star and president George Weah played for the Union of Invincible Eleven & Majestic Sports Association during 1986 and 1987 season. 

Kaizer Chiefs F.C.
Notable former stars include Siphiwe Tshabalala, Jairzinho, and Lucas Radebe who go on to shine playing for Leeds United, ultimately inspiring that club to take the name ‘Kaiser Chiefs’. Not sure if they should be thankful for that.

Best South American Football Clubs (Part 2)

6. Penarol

Penarol is a Uruguay Football Club and has always been a dominant force in Uruguayan football, having 50 league titles and 5 Copa Libertadores. Despite their great history, Penarol is yet to achieve a title at the continent level since 1987 (finished as runner-up after Santos in 2011) so they are in a not so great place at the moment.

The most famous player of Penarol is talent Ghiggia who scored the winning goal to defeat Brazil in the 1950 World Cup.

5. Colo-Colo

Colo-Colo is FC from Chile which is one of the best clubs of the nation with thirty-two league titles, 11 cups, and one Libertadores triumph. All of which are testaments to Colo-Colo’s illustrious history. The club has famous for cultivating a lot of local stars for the national side which featured Chile’s style of fast and attacking football.

4. Olimpia

Olimpia is FC from Paraguay with a glorious past, winning 43 league titles and three Libertadores. In 1979, the club achieved its zenith of success when it won the quadruple of League title, Libertadores, Copa Interamerica and Intercontinental Cup.

It’s most famous players is Roque Santa Cruz, the current captain of the national team and highest scoring percentage for Paraguayan team.

3. Atletico Nacional

Atletico Nacional is FC  from Colombia. A recent development in their performances has led to win seven league titles in the last decade and transformed the club into one of the major powers of Latin football.

The club is renowned as the home of the legendary goalkeeper Rene Higuita, well-known for his sweeping style and dribbling despite of being a goalkeeper.

2. Independiente

Independiente is FC from Argentina and is one of the most historic clubs of Argentina with 16 Primera titles and 9 National Cups, 7 Copa Libertadores, three Copa Interamericana, two Supercopa Sudamericana, two Intercontinental Cup, and one Recopa Sudamericana.

Its silverware contributed to its reputation as the most important club in Argentina. But in recent years, it has decreased its relegation but has again bounced back under the participation of Hugo Moyano. 

Best South American Football Clubs (Part 1)

For the average viewers, it’s the competition that attracts them and not the quality of football played. South America is the place nurture some of the most competitive footballer. It might be nowhere compare to the power and prestige of European football clubs but it surely is the home of talent and has been a constant source of nurturing talent for the elite clubs of the world. In this list, you will find the Best South American Football Clubs.

10. Santos

Santos from Brazil is one of the most successful with rich culture clubs of Brazil, winning the domestic titles 8 times, Copa Libertadores three times and Copa do Brasil once with the ability to produced some of the greatest football players in the world like Pele, Robinho, and Neymar. Although Neymar has moved to Barcelona, there are still countless young talent to create the best teams in Brazil.

9. Corinthians

Corinthians from Brazil is both one of the best and the biggest club in Brazil, having the silverware with seven Brasileirao titles, Libertadores title, and the FIFA World Club Cup thanks to many famous players including Tevez, Ronaldo, Mascherano, and Socrates.

8. River Plate

River Plate from Argentina is the most successful club in Latin America in terms of titles won, with 36 league titles and 4 Libertadores although they have not achieved any major success in the last decade, making them a fallen giant who has nurtured many good players to Europe clubs like Ortega, Saviola, di Stefano, Crespo, etc. Among those, di Stefano began his career here before make a major move to become a household name worldwide.

7. Boca Juniors

Boca Juniors from Argentina is the long time rival of River although Boca Juniors’ impressive title might lesser in comparison to Rivers with 33 league titles. However, they have shone with four Libertadores to achieve the title of the best South American club of the 21st century by The International Federation of Football History and Statistics. Through time, there are many players of the club become stars include Burdisso, Tevez, Palacio and Maradona.

The Best Football Clubs in Europe

The most successful football clubs in Europe based on the number of trophies won is a Scottish club! On this post we list the best football clubs in Europe based on European wide challenges, the UEFA Champions League and the Europa Champions League, with a much higher weighting on the Champions League.

Manchester United

Man U is by far the most successful club in the Premier League winning 3 titles out of 28 appearances, in 1968, 1999, 2008 and have been runner up twice. But they only won the Europa League once.

Juventus
The Italian club have got 2 Champions League titles, in 1985 and 1996, was runners up 7 times and 3 Europa League winning titles. Man U may have one more champion titles than Juventus but being a runner up an impressive 7 times speaks for the level of this club.

Inter Milan
This Italian club won 3 Champions League titles in 1964, 1965, 2010 and was runner up twice out of a total 20 appearances. Moreover, they won 3 Europa League titles.

Ajax
The Dutch club have got 4 Champions League Titles in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995, was runners up twice and competed 35 times. They have also won the Europa League once.

Barcelona
These Spanish giants have competed for the Champions League 29 times – with 5 winning titles in 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015 and was runner up 3 times.

Liverpool
This English club have achieved far more success that Man U in Europe, especially having a massive 2019. They may have only made the Champions League 25 times with 6 wins in – 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019, were runners up 3 times and have got 5 Europa League titles. It’s obvious tht they success rate is pretty good

Bayern Munich
The German club got 5 time winning titles in 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013 and was 5 times runner up out of 35 appearances. Bayern are too good for the Europa League although have won it once. Liverpool may have one more titles than Barcelona but with this success and Bayern have qualified 35 times leading to 5 times, v’s Liverpool’s 25 appearances and was 3 times runners up.

Clubs won the most trophies in the world (part 1)

People usually refer the most successful clubs in the world with familiar names like Real Madrid , Juventus , Barcelona , Manchester United , Liverpool and Bayern Munich…

Those are well-known for their lucrative history of successes, dominating both a domestic and European level.

However, as taking into account the whole world and counting their total number of trophies won, none of them make into the top five.

In this post, we will list top successful clubs in the world based on all-time trophies won.

Celtic – Scotland – 105 trophies

Celtic has dominated Scottish football in recent years with over 100 trophies although they are not the most successful team in the country’s history.

Celtic have won an 50 Scottish League championships, and have won consecutively for the last eight years. Celtic also won the European Cup in 1966/67.

Atletico Penarol – Uruguay – 108 trophies

Penarol are the second most successful team in Uruguay who have never been pushed out from the top since joining in 1900. The club has got 50 Primera Division titles, five Copa Libertadores and nutured a stars – the former Manchester United and Atletico Madrid footballer Diego Forlan, considered as one of the greatest Uruguayan players of all time.

Club Nacional de Football – Uruguay – 113 trophies

The most successful team in Uruguay is Club Nacional with 46 times winning the Primera Division and three Copa Libertadores titles. Inter Milan defender Diego Godin used to ply at Nacional and is one of their most famous players.

Rangers – Scotland – 115 trophies

The most successful team in Scotland is Rangers with 54 Scottish League titles and one European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971/72.

Al Ahly – Egypt – 118 trophies

The most decorated club in the world, also known as “The Club of the Century” in African football, is Egypt’s Al Ahly.

Since the day it were founded in 1907, they have been perennial winners since day one with vast collection of trophies, including 41 Egyptian Premier League titles, 36 Egyptian Cups, 10 Egyptian Super Cups, eight CAF Champions Leagues, six CAF Super Cups, four CAF Cup Winners’ Cups and one CAF Confederations Cup.

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