Clubs who have won the most English league titles.

Liverpool have reclaimed their place at the top of English football in 2019/20, winning the Premier League title for the first time in the modern era since 1992.

Here’s a look at the eight clubs with more than five English league titles. The titles are ranked by win update.

Sunderland were one of the first giants of English football / Kirby / Getty Images

Topics: 1891/92, 1892/93, 1894/95, 1901/02, 1912/13, 1935/36

Sunderland were one of the original giants of English football and in 1892 were only the third club to be crowned Football League champions.

Sadly for Sunderland fans, there have been none since the Second World War and the last of their club’s six league titles came in the 1935/36 season. This means that only supporters aged at least 90 will be able to remember the Black Cats as England’s best.

Chelsea were somewhat surprising champions in 2016/17 / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Topics: 1954/55, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10, 2014/15, 2016/17

All but one of Chelsea’s six league titles have come during the Premier League era, and all five have come since Roman Abramovich completed his takeover in 2003.

The first two Premier League titles in 2004/05 and 2005/06 came in surprisingly dominant fashion under manager Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea’s first title, meanwhile, was half a century ago and should have made them the first English club to compete in the European Cup, only to be forced to withdraw under pressure from the FA and the Football League.

Manchester City record 100 points in 2017/18 / Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images

Topics: 1936/37, 1967/68, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2017/18, 2018/19

Manchester City is another club that has benefited in recent years as a result of a wealthy owner and substantial investment, winning four of their six titles in the last decade alone.

City had to wait 44 years between their league titles in 1968 and 2012, beating neighbors Manchester United to the punch on both occasions. Under Pep Guardiola they have taken things to new heights, recording a combined 198 points during their last two title-winning seasons.

Aston Villa won their seventh title in 1980/81 / Getty Images / Getty Images

Topics: 1893/94, 1895/96, 1896/97, 1898/99, 1899/00, 1909/10, 1980/81

Sunderland’s achievements in the early years of English league football were only bettered by Aston Villa, who were the most successful league club in the country with four titles by 1900, while also being the first champions of the 20th century.

It was not until 1910 that Villa won their sixth title, but it was another 71 years before they got their hands on the league trophy again, their most recent title. However, he also won the European Cup the following season in 1982.

Everton were crowned champions twice in the 1980s / Getty Images / Getty Images

Topics: 1890/91, 1914/15, 1927/28, 1931/32, 1938/39, 1962/63, 1969/70, 1984/85, 1986/87

Incidentally, Everton were the reigning champions of England when football was suspended for both the First and Second World Wars, topping the table in 1914/15 (almost a year after WWI began) and 1938/39. Got the position.

The Toffees had an incredible chance of winning the European Cup during a golden era in the 1980s, particularly during Gary Lineker’s tenure at the club, when all European competition was restricted to English-only teams followed by Liverpool. was involved in the tragic Hassel. Trouble.

Arsenal’s last title was the invincible 2003/04 season / David Ashdown/Getty Images

Topics: 1930/31, 1932/33, 1933/34, 1934/35, 1937/38, 1947/48, 1952/53, 1970/71, 1988/89, 1990/91, 1997/2030 04

Arsenal were the second club in English football history to win three consecutive titles in the 1930s. This dominance was started by legendary manager Herbert Chapman, who also had a hand in Huddersfield’s ‘three-peat’ of the 1920s, but died suddenly in 1934.

The Gunners’ current title drought will be 17 years old next season, still shorter than the drought between the 1970/71 double and the dramatic title race of 1988/89.

Liverpool end 30-year title drought in 2020 / Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Topics: 1900/01, 1905/06, 1921/22, 1922/23, 1946/47, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1972/73, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1978/798/7919 82, 1982/83 , 1983/84, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90, 2019/20

Liverpool were the team to beat in England for much of the 1970s and 1980s, winning six out of 10 titles in the last decade alone. But their dominance ended in 1990 and the 30-year long streak is now broken.

The Reds have had a number of near misses in their Premier League tenure, but Jurgen Klopp’s side lit up the division in 2019/20 in a way that even the most dominant clubs in history have never managed. The question now is whether they can catch the only team that has been more successful.

Sir Alex Ferguson wins Man Utd 13 league titles / Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Topics: 1907/08, 1910/11, 1951/52, 1955/56, 1956/57, 1964/64, 1966/67, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1996/1996/7999 00, 2000/01 , 2002/03, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13

Manchester United is the single most successful club in English league football history, having won 20 titles, 13 of them in the Premier League alone. It was a record they took from Liverpool in 2011 when they overtook their north-west rivals after chasing them for years.

United owe much of their success to Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Matt Busby, who have won 18 titles between them, and only one other manager – Ernests Manganal – has delivered the title. They have also experienced remarkably long droughts at various points in their history.

Also, other English top-flight winners since 1888 are: Newcastle United (4), Sheffield Wednesday (4), Wolverhampton Wanderers (3), Leeds United (3), Huddersfield (3), Blake Burn Rovers (3), Preston North End (2), Tottenham Hotspur (2), Derby County (2), Burnley (2), Portsmouth (2), Sheffield United (1), West Brom (1), Ipswich Town (1), Nottingham Forest (1) 1), Leicester City (1).

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