The best football club teams ever

The history of football has known many great teams, however there are only a few of these teams that stand out the most. These teams have been dominating club football for a period of time and won all the trophies they could win. Here is a list of the top 10 best football club teams ever.


Real Madrid 1955-1960

Real Madrid 1955-1960 team lineup formation The Real Madrid of the 1950s is probably the greatest team in the history of football. It is for sure the most successfull having won five consecutive European Cup victories during the period of 1956-1960. Absolute star player was Alfredo Di Stéfano, who was a centre forward but would often drop to the midfield and defense setting up an attack. The other top player was Hungarian striker Ferenc Puskás scoring 324 goals in 372 matches for Madrid. Together with wing players Gento and Kopa and a solid defence formed by players like Santamaria and Marquitos, the team ruled Europe. The legendary final against Eintracht Frankfurt in 1960 won by Madrid with 7-3 is considered as one of the greatest games of all time.

Manager: Carniglia/Miguel munoz
Manager: Carniglia/Miguel munoz
European Cup: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960
Intercontinental Cup: 1960
La Liga: 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58,
Real Madrid 1955-1960
Real Madrid - Eintracht Frankfurt 1960

FC Barcelona 2009-2011

FC-Barcelona 2009-2011 team lineup formation The Barcelona 2009-2011 squad is one of the best teams football has known. Famous for their the tiki-taka style of play, in which possession is maintained by short passing and movement. Having the worlds best player Lionel Messi, a dribbling legend and players like Xavi en Iniesta controlling the midfield, Barcelona dominated European club football. They won the Champions League in 2009 by beating Manchester United in the final with 2-0. However they were beaten by a very defensive Inter of Jose Mourinho a year later. Despite this they came back in 2011 by again beating Manchester United in the Champions league final with 3-1 at Wembley Stadium.

Manager: Pep Guardiola
Champions League: 2009, 2011
UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011
La Liga: 2008-2009, 2009–10, 2010–11
Copa del Rey: 2008–09
Barcelona 2009-2011
Champions League final 2011

AC Milan 1988-1994

AC Milan 1988-1994 team lineup formation In the late 80s Milan had its best team ever. Coached by Arrigo Sacchi they won the European Cup twice in a row, in 1989 and 1990. The team consisted of a strong defence with players like Maldini and Baresi along with the top Dutchmen van Basten and Gullit in front and Rijkaard at the midfield. In subsequent years Milan won the Serie A in 1992, 1993 and 1994 and the Champions League in 1994 under Fabio Capello.

Manager: Arrigo Sacchi/Fabio Capello
European Cup: 1989, 1990, 1994
European Super Cup: 1989, 1990, 1994
Intercontinental Cup: 1989, 1990
Serie A: 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94
Coppa Italia: 1990
AC Milan 1988-1994
Milan - Real 5-0 European Cup 1989

FC Barcelona 1988-1994

FC Barcelona 1988-1994 dream team lineup formation In the early 90s Barcelona underwent one of its most successful periods. The team was coached by Johan Cruyff and known as the "Dream Team", because it was compared with the 1992 United States Olympic basketball dream team. The team played attractive and offensive football and had star players like Romario, Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup, and Hristo Stoichkov. They won four consecutive La Liga titles from 1991 to 1994 and the European Cup in 1992, by beating Sampdoria with 1-0 thanks to a Ronald Koeman free-kick goal. In 1994 they reached the European Cup final again, but lost against Milan with 4-0 it was the end of an era.

Manager: Johan Cruyff
European Cup: 1992 (Runners-up in 1994)
European Cup Winners' Cup: 1989
(Runners-up in 1991)
European Super Cup: 1992
La Liga: 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93,
Copa del Rey: 1990
Barcelona 1988-1994
Dream team and 1992 final

Ajax 1970-1973

Ajax 1970-1973 team lineup formation Ajax under the lead of Rinus Michels introduced the "Total Football" play style with offensive defenders and defending attackers. It was in this team that any player could play on any position and position changes were frequently made in matches. The team had great players, Keizer and Swart on the wings a creative midfield and strong upcoming backs Krol and Suurbier. However the team's top player was Johan Cruyff who had a incredible insight of the game combined with fast dribbles. All this led to the winning of the European Cup thrice in a row, from 1971 to 1973.

Manager: Rinus Michels/Stefan Kovács
European Cup: 1971, 1972, 1973
Intercontinental Cup: 1972
Eredivisie: 1969–70, 1971–72, 1972–73
Dutch Cup: 1970, 1971, 1972
Ajax 1970-1973
Ajax - Inter European Cup final 1972

Liverpool 1977-1985

Liverpool 1977-1985 team lineup formation In the late 70s and early 80s Liverpool dominated English and European football. Winning The European Cup four times (1977, 1978, 1981 and 1984) and six First Division titles (1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984). Their game was based on the traditionally English 4-4-2 formation and a very fast passing game. During this period a replacement of various players occurred, but the team always kept some top players like: Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Emlyn Hughes, Alan Hansen, Souness and Ian Rush.

Manager: Bob Paisley/Joe Fagan
European Cup: 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984
European Super Cup: 1777
First Division: 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80,
1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
FA Cup: 1974
Liverpool 1977-1985
Liverpool - Borussia Mönchengladbach 1977 final

Bayern Munich 1974-76

Bayern Munich 1974-76 team lineup formation From 1974 to 1977 Bayern Munich repeated what Ajax had done the years before, winning the European Cup thrice in a row. Captain of the team was Franz Beckenbauer, a defender that added an extra element to his game by playing as a attacking sweeper. Beckenbauer could rush from box to box setting up attacks and scoring goals (60 goals in 427 Bayern matches). Besides that the team consisted of two strong strikers, Müller and Rummenigge and a fantastic goalkeeper, Sepp Maier.

Manager: Udo Lattek
European Cup: 1974, 1975, 1976
Intercontinental Cup: 1976
Bundesliga: 1973–74
Bayern Munich 1974-76
Bayern Munich - Atletico Madrid 1974 European Cup final

Real Madrid 1998-2003

Real Madrid 1998-2003 team lineup formation In the year 2000 Florentino Pérez was elected club president, it was the start of the Galácticos project. Real Madrid had already won the Champions League in 1998 with players like Roberto Carlos and Raúl, however this was not enough for Pérez who wanted to sign a superstar every year. This resulted in the singings of Luís Figo(2000), Zinédine Zidane (2001), Ronaldo (2002) and Beckham (2003). Although the Champions League was won in 2002 and the Spanish title in 2002-2003, no major prices were won for the next three years. The Galácticos team of superstars got unbalanced, and when defensive pillar Claude Makelele and Vicente del Bosque left the club in summer 2003 the successful period was over.

Manager: Manager: Vicente del Bosque(1999-2003)/John Toshack(1999)/Guus Hiddink(1998-1999)/Jupp Heynckes(1997-1998)
Champions League: 1998, 2000, 2002
UEFA Super Cup: 2002
Intercontinental Cup: 1998, 2002
La Liga: 2000–01, 2002–03
Copa del Rey: 2002
Real Madrid 1998-2003
Real Madrid 4-2 Barcelona

Manchester United 2008-2011

Manchester United 2008-2011 team lineup formation Sir Alex Ferguson had already been Man United's manager since 1986 and won the Champions League in 1999. Some of Ferguson players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes that won in 1999 were still there when United won the Champions League in 2008. The team consisted of a solid defence with players like Ferdinand and Vidic, and a great goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. In addition Ferguson brought in some young talented players like striker Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, worlds best player at that time. Man United didn't only win in Europe but also in England(2008, 2009, 2011). United again made it to the final in 2009 and 2011 but lost both against FC Barcelona that overtook reign over Europe.

Manager: Alex Ferguson
Champions League: 2008
FIFA Club World Cup: 2008
Premier League: 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11
Manchester United 2008-2011
Man Utd vs Chelsea CL 2008 Final

Santos 1962-1963

Santos 1962-1963 team lineup formation Between 1962 and 1963 Santos was not only Brazil's best team, it was the best team in the world. The team's most famous player was Pelé who is perhaps the greatest player of all time(along with Maradona). It was Pele´s Santos that won the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup in 1962 and 1963, beating Benfica and AC Milan. But it was not only Pelé, with players like Gilmar, Zito, Pepe, and Coutinho the team had some of Brazil's top players.

Manager: Luís Alonso Pérez
Intercontinental Cup: 1962, 1963
Copa Libertadores: 1962, 1963
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 1962, 1963
Santos 1962-1963
Benfica - Santos 2-5 1962
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