Here are the teams with most number of league titles in Europe's top 5 leagues (Image - Planet Football)
Here are the teams with most number of league titles in Europe's top 5 leagues (Image - Planet Football)

Most league titles in Europe’s top 5 leagues

There are some clubs who have been dominating their respective leagues for quite a long time. Hence we look at the clubs with Most league titles in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

Football has produced some of the most dominating teams in the world. Especially in Europe, there are some teams that are considered the best among the best. Apart from dominating the entire world, some of the teams dominate their own domestic league too. The likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona are prime examples. We will look into the clubs with the most league titles in Europe's top 5 leagues.

Most league titles by the clubs in Europe's top 5 leagues:

English Premier League (England)

1. Manchester United | 20 titles

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Manchester United have been the most successful club in England by far. They have 20 premier league titles to their name which is the most in England. The English giants have dominated the better part of the last decade but recently failed to match with the latest success of Manchester City, Liverpool, or Chelsea. They won their first-ever league title in the 1907-08 season, however, the 2012-13 season was the last time Manchester United won the Premier League.

Manchester United's League title-winning years: 1907–08, 1910–11, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1992–93, 1993–94; 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13

2. Liverpool | 19 titles

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Liverpool are the second most successful club in England. They have 19 premier league titles to their name, only 1 behind their bitter rivals Manchester United. Liverpool won their last league title in the 2019-20 season by a huge margin of 18 points. They also lost two times to Manchester City by only a single point in recent times. Liverpool are not having a great 2022-23 season as they are struggling to get in the top 4 spots.

Liverpool's League title-winning years: 1900-01, 1905-06, 1921-22, 1922-23, 1946-47, 1963-64, 1965-66, 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90, 2019-20

3. Arsenal | 13 titles

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Arsenal won their last league title in the 2003-04 season. Wnger's men went unbeaten and finished the season without a single loss in the league. Since then, they haven't rise up to the occasion. Arsenal are the third most successful club in England in terms of league trophies. They were on the verge to become Champion after 18 years but bottled the chances. They have to wait for the 14th league title for at least a year.

Arsenal's League title-winning years: 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1937-38, 1947-48, 1952-53, 1970-71, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04

La Liga (Spain)

Real Madrid | 35 titles

Real Madrid are on the top with 35 La Liga titles in their cabinet. The Los Blancos won their first La Liga title in 1931-32. Apparently, their last league title came in 2021-22. Real Madrid are the most decorated football team in the world. They dominate the charts of domestic league titles as well as the UCL title. The Los Blancos have won 35 league titles and 13 European titles. However, FC Barcelona kind of ended their long-lasting dominance over the past few decades, but Los Blancos still remains the most successful team in Spain in terms of titles won.

Real Madrid's League title-winning years: 1931–32, 1932–33, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64; 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1985–86; 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17, 2019–20, 2021-22

FC Barcelona | 27 titles

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FC Barcelona are in the second spot with 27 league titles. Spain has been dominated by two teams for the majority of the time, with FC Barcelona being one of them. Barcelona have struggled in the last two seasons to come out on top due to their financial issues & Messi's departure.

Barca's former midfielder and one of the Legends, Xavi took charge last season and turned things around for the Catalans. Their last La Liga title came in the 2018-19 season. And in the 2022-23 season, under manager Xavi, they won their 27th league title, the first in the post-Messi era.

Barcelona's League title-winning years: 1928-29, 1944-45, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1973-74, 1984-85, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2022-23

Atletico Madrid | 11 titles

Atletico Madrid's first league title came in 1939-40 and was followed by another win in 1940-41. The Colchoneros are yet to taste the Champions League success but have won the Europa League and the Super Cup on three occasions. The club has also won the Copa del Rey 10 times. Atletico Madrid last won their La Liga title in the 2020-21 season.

Atletico Madrid's League title-winning years: 1939–40, 1940–41, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1995–96, 2013–14, 2020–21

Most league titles in Europe's top 5 leagues

Serie A (Italy)

Juventus | 36 titles

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The Italian giants fell numb after the 2002-03 season and failed to win the domestic title for the rest of the decade. However, things turned on their head when they won 9 league titles in a stretch from 2011-12 to 2019-20. Juventus won their first league title in 1905. After that, they were crowned Champion 35 times more.

Juventus' League title-winning years: 1905, 1925–26, 1930–31, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1957–58, 1959–60; 1960–61, 1966–67, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1985–86; 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20

Inter Milan | 19 titles

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Inter Milan are regarded as one of the best clubs in Europe. They lost the opportunity to win the Serie A this season. They were not consistent throughout the season. Although they are in the Semi-Final of the Champions League. Inter won their first league title in the 1909-10 season. Then they had to wait 10 years to win the title for the second time. From 2005, they won the league for five consecutive seasons. That was the golden period for them in the league.

Inter Milan's League title-winning years: 1909–10, 1919–20, 1929–30, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1970–71, 1979–80, 1988–89, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2020–21

AC Milan | 19 titles

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AC Milan are one of the best clubs in Europe. There was a time when they were untouchable in European Competitions. Milan have produced some greatest players to ever play football. They won their first league title in 1901. Since then, they have won the league 19 times. The best time period for AC Milan in the league was during the late 90s. They won 5 league titles during the 1991-2000 timeline. 2021-22 is the most recent season when they clinched their last league title.

AC Milan's League title-winning years: 1901, 1906, 1907, 1950-51, 1954-55, 1956-57, 1958-59, 1961-62, 1967-68, 1978-79, 1987-88, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04, 2010-11 and 2021-22.

Bundesliga (Germany)

Bayern Munich | 32 titles

In Bundesliga, it has always been one-sided domination. They are also one of the strongest competitors to feature from Europe's top 5 leagues. The Bavarians have bagged 32 domestic titles so far and are miles ahead of their direct rivals Borussia Dortmund which sits on just 8 titles. After winning last season they created a record of winning the most Bundesliga titles in consecutive seasons (10).

Bayern Munich's League title-winning years: 1932, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87; 1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08; 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021-22

Most league titles in Europe's top 5 leagues

Ligue 1 (France)

AS Saint-Étienne | 10 titles

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Ligue 1, officially known as Ligue 1 Uber Eats for sponsorship reasons, is a French professional league for men's association football clubs. Although PSG might be the most popular team at the moment, AS Saint-Étienne is at the top with 10 titles. PSG matches their numbers after winning the 2021-22 season.

AS Saint-Étienne's League title-winning years: 1956–57, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1980–81

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