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This is one of the most successful football clubs in Spain, having won the league 8 times. Overall they have won a total of 70 domestic titles. The club was founded in 1899 by Joan Gamper. Barcelona has a different system of ownership, the club is not owned by an individual or a company, but they are owned by their fans, known as socios. The socios vote for a president who will then run the club. Captains have been chosen for the coming season; Andrés Iniesta, Leo Messi, and Sergio Busquets picked by their teammates to lead the season.
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Manchester United (England)
Also known as The Red Devils, Manchester United currently stand at second place in the English Premier League with 65 points. The nickname The Red Devils was given to the team by Matt Busby who was a player and a manager of the club between 1945 and 1969. Busby had seen an English rugby club in the 1930s wearing red shirts and they were known as The Red Devils.
Busby liked the sound of it, thinking that taking the word “devil” would be more intimidating. The nickname was then adopted by Manchester United. The team was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, and changed its name to Manchester United in 1902.
Real Madrid (Spain)
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Another team from Spain makes the list. Real Madrid was founded in March 1902 and was known as Madrid Football Club. The team has worn a white kit since it was founded. The club is worth an impressive €2.895bn and has had the largest attendance of 80,737 spectators while playing for Barcelona. The team has had their largest margin of victory beating Deportivo La Coruńa 7-1 in a home game. Zinedine Zidane remains the team’s coach since he started in January 2016.
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Chelsea FC are the English Premier League (EPL) defending champions and they are currently on fifth place in the Premier League with 56 points. Chelsea has won 6 national league titles, 7 FA Cups, 5 League Cups and 4 FA Community Shields, 1 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Cup Winners' Cups, 1 UEFA Europa League and 1 UEFA Super Cup. The team was founded in March 1905 and they are worth €1.524bn.
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The club was founded in 1886 and they were known as Dial Square. Arsène Wenger has been the Arsenal couch since 1996, making October 2018 his 22nd year. He has been labeled the most successful person to lead Arsenal with 3 Premier League titles, 13 FA Cups and 7 Community Shields under his belt since taking up the post. The club is currently on number 6 in the Premier League with 48 points.
Manchester City (England)
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Manchester City was founded in 1880 where they were known St. Mark’s. The name changed in 1887 to Ardwick Association Football Club and then changed for the last time in 1984 to Manchester City. The club is worth €1.909bn. The youngest player to ever play in the club was Glyn Pardoe, who was 15 years old in 1962. Manchester City are currently sitting on the number one spot in the English Premier League, if they win this year, it will be their third time winning the league.
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Juventus Football Club made history in 1985 when they won all 3 major UEFA competitions, the European Champions Clubs’ Cup, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Cup. Juventus was also the only team to reach all the wins with the same coach. Juventus was founded 121 years ago, in 1897 and they were known as Sport-Club Juventus. The club is known as the old lady, the word ‘old’ is a pun on Juventus, which in Latin means youth, and ‘lady’ is how the fans called the club prior to the 1930’s.
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Liverpool is currently sitting at fourth place in the Premier League at 60 points and a Goal Difference of +34. The club won their first European Cup in the year 1977, beating Borrusia Moenchengladbach 3-1. Liverpool lost the Club World Cup to Sao Paulo in 2005 after having three goals disallowed for offside. Jürgen Klopp has been the club’s coach since October 2015 and he managed to lead the team to the finals of the League Cup and UEFA Europa League
in his first season.
Paris Saint Germain (France)
The club was founded 47 years ago in 1970 and they are owned by Oryx Qatar Sports Investments. Paris Saint Germain has had the most home goals of 8-0 against Dijion FCO and the most away goals of 5-1 against Metz. They have the longest unbeaten streak of 15 games the longest winning streak of 7 games. Domestically, the club has won six Ligue 1 titles, a record 11 Coupe de France, a record 7 Coupe de la Ligue, a record 7 Trophée des Champions and 1 Ligue 2 title. In international club football, they have won one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and one UEFA Intertoto Cup. The club has had 6 crests to date.
AC Milan (Italy)
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Associazione Calcio Milan, also known as AC Milan, are from Italy they have won a joint record of 3 Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup, 7 European Cup/Champions League titles, they also hold the Italian record, the UEFA Super Cup a joint record 5 times and the Cup Winners' Cup twice. The club Is currently managed by retired football player, Gennaro Gattuso who took up the position in 2017.
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