Winning a title is anything but easy, as teams have to be consistent through a whole season and try to play at your best level the maximum amount of time if they want to have a beautiful trophy in their hands. If winning a single title is already hard, imagine what is like to collect several of them, and more impressive, in a row.
There are certain teams that make it look like winning a championship is extremely easy, but that’s far from reality. However, those specific clubs have made history winning a big number of titles consecutively, joining an exclusive club that some of the most powerful clubs in the world would like to be part of.
Italian side Juventus just won its eighth consecutive Serie A title and now sits on the top spot of the longest title win streaks list in the best 5 leagues in Europe, eager to increase that number in the future. Now, we are about to see those clubs that have made history or are currently making it, with one of the hardest feats in football. Here are the 10 longest title winning streaks in European football.
Honorable Mention: Huddersfield Town (3 consecutive titles)
10. Arsenal (3 consecutive titles)
Arsenal is one of the most important and successful clubs in England, ranking third in titles only behind Manchester United and Liverpool. The Gunners started to create their good image a century ago when they did something unthinkable at the time.
The North London side was the second club to win three consecutive England first division title after Huddersfield Town. Arsenal won the 1932–33, 1933–34 and 1934–35 edition of the league, setting an example for future squads that emulated them.
9. Liverpool (3 consecutive titles)
Another team that won three England Division titles in a row was Liverpool, who had the best moments of its history during the late 80s and early 90s. The Reds were the total dominators of English football, winning 10 titles in 14 years.
However, the biggest moment of the Merseysiders came when they won three consecutive league titles from 1982 to 1984 led by Ian Rush and Kevin Keegan. That Liverpool team is regarded as one of the best of all time and now you see why; they were absolutely astonishing both in England and overseas.
8. Manchester United (3 consecutive titles)
We already saw two squads that won three consecutive England First Division titles; now, we are going to take a look at the only team that has won the Premier League for three consecutive years. Since its creation back in 1992/93, the Premier League has had a dominator, and that’s Manchester United.
For instance, the Red Devils have something nobody else could have done so far: winning three consecutive titles. To make things better, they did it on two occasions, the first one between the 1998/99 to the 2000/01 season, and then they did it again from 2006/07 to 2008/09.
7. Paris Saint-Germain (4 consecutive titles)
Paris Saint-Germain has been the dominator of French football since they were bought by Qatar Sports Investments back in 2011. Ever since that, Les Parisiens have been the recurrent winner of every national tournament.
Albeit they haven’t had the best luck in Europe, PSG has shown his dominance at a local level and the biggest demonstration came when they won four consecutive Ligue 1 titles from 2012 to 2016. That streak was cut by Monaco in 2017; if it wasn’t for that, the French champions would have a higher spot on this list. They won the last two Ligue 1 with no competition and that doesn’t seem to change any time soon.
6. Torino (5 consecutive titles)
This Italian side was arguably the best team in the world back in the day. Torino displayed a terrific game and had some of the best players in the world within their ranks, winning five consecutive Serie A titles from 1945 to 1949, earning the respect and admirations from fans across Europe and the world.
Sadly for them, a crash plane took the lives of the entire team, making them start over with a new team that never could replicate the old glories of ‘Il Grande Torino’. Nevertheless, the things that squad did in a short period were great, as they’re still present today when those feats are easier to see.
5. Real Madrid (5 consecutive titles)
It’s not a top about impressive feats if you don’t see Real Madrid in it. Los Blancos are arguably the best team of all time and that has been demonstrated over and over throughout the club’s history. They already have big records in European Football but have also managed to do the same in Spain.
Among its 33 league titles, Madrid could win 10 of them consecutively, winning five in a period between 1961 to 1965 and then between 1985 to 1990. Yes, right now Barcelona dominates in the La Liga, but historically, the things Los Blancos have done can’t be easily replicated.
4. Internazionale (5 consecutive titles)
Perhaps Italian side Internazionale isn’t having its best time right now, there is no doubt that the Nerazzurri were one of the biggest powerhouses in Europe during the mid-2000s and the beginning of the 2010s.
Following the Calciopoli scandal, Juventus was stripped of his 2005/06 title and this was later on given to Inter, who took advantage of the absence of the Zebras and the bad moments their city neighbors Milan was having to start one of the most prolific periods of their history. Besides the 05/06 Scudetto, Inter went to win four more consecutive leagues from 2006 to 2010, tying Torino’s record.
Albeit the cherry on the top of that team was winning the Champions League, those 5 titles in a row marked an age in Italian football.
3. Bayern Munchen (6 consecutive titles)
Just like PSG in France, Bayern Munchen is the clear dominator of German football, as the Bavarian never seem to have real competition for the title and both fans and players have gotten used to that.
After Borussia Dortmund shocked Bayern by winning two consecutive Bundesliga titles, the Muniques started to take the best players from their rivals, boosting its staff and starting a period of domination that lasts until today. So far, Bayern has won the last six editions of the Bundesliga and are fighting with Dortmund to tie Olympique Lyonnais record of seven league titles in a row.
2. Olympique Lyonnais (7 consecutive titles)
Here we have with the team who shared the same spot of this list with Juventus until last weekend, where La Vecchia Signora took the lead and let the French team alone in the second place. Nonetheless, what this team did during the 2000s was nothing but great; they did the things PSG is doing right now without spending a lot of money of players.
They still had big luminaries within their ranks such as Juninho, Cris, Sidney Govou and John Carew among others, that helped ‘Les Gones’ win seven consecutive Ligue 1 trophies and do great things in Europe. Lyon won titles in 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08, turning everybody’s head to them seeing their great performances.
1. Juventus (8 consecutive titles)
As we stated before, Juventus made history by winning its eight Serie A title in a row this season, and this time they did it with almost no competition. The Bianconeri drifted away from their rivals since the early stages of the season and even went unbeaten through a big part of it.
With their victory over Fiorentina a couple of weeks ago, Juve clinched its eighth consecutive title, breaking Olympique Lyonnais prior record of seven. Now Juventus can say they have won the most trophies in the top five leagues of European football, but they still have a long way to go if they want to beat the best of the best when it comes to winning-title streaks.