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Who are the most successful European clubs?

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The most successful teams. AFP

Who are the most successful European clubs?

Have you ever wondered who the most successful club in Europe is? Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool to name a few, have all been going for that title, but who can actually claim it?

Liverpool are of course the latest winners of the Champions League, beating fellow English club Tottenham 2-0 in the final. However, what if I were to tell you that the most successful club in Europe has never won the Champions League? We take a look at the 9 most successful teams, with help from the 'Daily Mirror' and 'Transfermarkt'.

9. Bayern Munich (72 trophies)

For years Bayern have ruled Germany. They have won 29 leagues, 19 cups, 3 Club World Cups, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 Cup Winners' Cup, 5 Champions Leagues, 6 League Cups, 1 UEFA Supercup and 7 German Supercups.

8. Ajax (73 trophies)

The Dutch giants have won 34 leagues, 19 cups, 4 Champions leagues, 9 Supercups, 1 UEFA Cup, 2 Club World Championships, the Cup Winners' Cup and 3 UEFA Supercups.

7. Porto (74 trophies)

The Portuguese giants have won the league 28 times. the Portuguese cup 16 times, the Portuguese Supercup 23 times, the Champions League twice, the Intercontinental Cup twice, the Europa League twice and the UEFA Supercup. Amazingly, they aren't the highest Portuguese team on the list.

6. Olympiacos (75 trophies)

The Greek outfit have been champions of their country 44 times, winning the Greek cup 27 times and the Greek Supercup 4 times.

5. Benfica (80 trophies)

Benfica pip Porto as the highest Portuguese team. They have won the league 37 times, the cup 26 times, the League cup 7 times, the Champions League twice and the Supercup 8 times.

4. Real Madrid (89 trophies)

Perhaps the biggest team in European football nowadays. Los Blancos have won the league 33 times, the cup 19 times, the Supercup 10 times, the Champions League 13 times, the UEFA Cup 2 times, the UEFA Supercup 4 times, Club Wolrd Championship 7 times and the League Cup.

3. Barcelona (91 trophies)

The Spanish giants have won just 1 more trophy than their bitter rivals. They boast the league 26 times, the cup 30 times, the Supercup 13 times, the League Cup 2 times, the Club World Cup 3 times, the UEFA Super Cup 5 times, the Champions League 5 times, the European Cup Winners' Cup 3 times and the Fairs Cup 3 times.

2. Celtic (108 trophies)

For the last 8 years, the Hoops have dominated Scottish football, so it is no surprise to see them up here. They have won the league 50 times, the Scottish Cup 39 times, the league cup 18 times and the Champions League.

1. Rangers (115 trophies)

Despite their relegation a few years ago, Rangers are Europe's most successful club. They are back in the top flight and will be looking to add to their haul of 54 leagues, 33 Scottish Cups, 27 League Cups, and 1 Cup Winners' Cup.

Aidan Shearer

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