Most Successful English Club

Manchester United Fc are the Most Successful English Club.

However, Liverpool Fc are the Most Successful British Club in European Competitions as well as in Major Tournaments (that does not include the F.A Community Shield).

Despite winning their first English Top Flight Title after 30 Years under Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool Fc (The Reds) has won their 19th English Top Flight Title overall in the 2019-20 Season.

Still, Manchester United Fc (Red Devils) are ahead with 20 English Top Flight Titles.

The following Table provides the answer to the raging debate especially between the Liverpool Fc (Reds) Fans and Manchester United Fc (Red Devils) Fans as to which English Club is The Most Successful English Club of All Time.

Most Successful English Club
(All Time)
CompetitionsLiverpool FcManchester United Fc
Premier League/ First Division Title1920
F.A Cup712
English League Cup85
Football League Super Cup1
Sheriff of London Charity Shield (Dewar Cup)1
F.A Community Shield 15 (10 Outright & 5 Shared)  21 (17 Outright & 4 Shared) 
Other Cup Tournaments
Champions League/ European Cup63
UEFA Super Cup41
UEFA Europa League/ UEFA Cup31
FIFA Club World Cup11
Intercontinental Cup1
European Cup Winners Cup1
Other European Cup Tournaments
Key Notes:
1- Updated as of 29 August 2020
2- Liverpool Fc won the Football League Super Cup which was as a one-off Football Cub tournament held in England during the 1985-86 Season
3- Football League Super Cup was arranged by the English Football League to compensate for the UEFA tournament ban that prevented English Clubs from participating in European competitions
4- Liverpool Fc won the Sheriff of London Charity Shield 1906 beating Corinthians (5-1)
5- Sheriff of London Charity Shield was the forerunner of the F.A Community Shield
6- Other Cup Tournaments includes: Football League Centenary Trophy, Full Members Cup, Anglo-Italian League Cup
7- Other European Cup Tournaments includes: UEFA Intertoto Cup, Inter Cities Fairs Cup

Under the legendary Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, the Mighty Invincible Reds dominated the 70’s and 80’s both domestically and in Europe. But the Red Devils under Sir. Alex Ferguson won a staggering 38 Trophies in 26 years (and eventually overtook the Reds) to become The Most Successful English Club of All Time.

The Ultimate coveted Title of being (the Most Successful English Club of All Time) which the Reds proudly held far longer than the Red Devils.

Then, came the charismatic Klopp who brought new ethos to the Club and under the German, the Reds ended 2019-20 Season in fine fashion winning: The Premier League 2019-20 Title, FIFA Club World Cup 2019 Title (for the first time in Club’s history) and UEFA Super Cup 2019. Not to mention, winning the Champions League 2018-19 Title.

After winning the FIFA Club World Cup, the Reds became the first British Club to win the Continental Treble in the same calendar year.

Despite being the Most Successful British Side in European Competitions; overall, the Reds has won an overall 65 trophies and are just behind the Reds Devils (with 66 Trophies).

With all due respect to other Clubs and Competitions; given Liverpool Fc’s stature and glorious history, (as Club achievement) the Club however would only consider Major Trophies as: Premier League/ First Division, UEFA Champions League/ European Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Europa League/ UEFA Cup, F.A Cups, English League Cup and other International/ Europeans Cup Competitions.

This amounts to winning 48 Major Trophies which is 3 ahead of the Red Devils.

Still, the Most Successful English Club of All Time: Manchester United Fc.


Verdict: As if the 70’s and 80’s Reds Dominance is not bad enough as a constant reminder for the Red Devils Fans of that era.

Yet, what most Manchester United Fc Legends and Red Devil Fans greatly dreads now…

A hungry talented and mostly young Liverpool Fc squad (that works their socks off), under Klopp are primed to win more trophies and eventually reclaim the Ultimate coveted Title of the “Most Successful English Club of All Time”.

And whenever that happens, it’s unlikely any English Clubs can ever retake the Ultimate coveted Title again from the Reds.