Bayern Munich clinched their 10th Bundesliga title in a row yesterday, again reaffirming their dominance in Germany.
Which got us thinking…
It always seems so straight forward for the Bavarian club.
Football fans often refer to the Ligue 1 in France as the ultimate ‘farmers league.’ However, when you look at the monopoly Bayern have enjoyed over the Bundesliga, it begs the question as to whether we’re placing our focus on the wrong nation.
Or maybe, Bayern are simply that good.
Either way, we decided to dive into the record books to analyse which clubs across Europe’s top five leagues have won the most league titles since 2000.
That way we can see who the real big shots are domestically and decide which leagues are the least competitive overall.
For clarification, Europe’s top five leagues consist of: Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1.
Check out what we came up with below:
The clubs with the most league titles since 2000
=12. LOSC Lille (two league titles)
=12. Monaco (two league titles)
=12. Atletico Madrid (two league titles)
=12. Valencia (two league titles)
=12. AC Milan (two league titles)
=12. Arsenal (two league titles)
11. Borussia Dortmund (three league titles)
=9. Manchester City (five league titles)
=9. Chelsea (five league titles)
8. Inter Milan (six league titles)
7. Lyon (seven league titles)
=4. Manchester United (eight league titles)
=4. Paris Saint-Germain (eight league titles)
=4. Real Madrid (eight league titles, soon to be nine)
3. Barcelona (10 league titles)
2. Juventus (11 league titles)
- Bayern Munich (17 league titles)
The German giants are way out in-front when it comes to domestic league victories. Such is their dominance that their closest rivals Dortmund have managed to win just three leagues since the turn of the century – two of which required magical seasons under current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
At number two we have Juventus. The Old Lady romped to nine successive Scudetto’s between 2012-2020 and are statistically the most successful club in Italian football history.
Barcelona seize the final podium place, with their last La Liga victory coming back in 2018/2019. The demanding fans of the Catalan club won’t accept waiting for too much longer until they begin increasing their haul once again.
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Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain tie for fourth place with eight league titles. Although, the Los Blancos will surely be securing a ninth soon enough given their far superior point advantage this season.
Man Utd on the other hand, well, they might be waiting a little while longer looking at the current situation at Old Trafford…
Before the days of PSG, Lyon ruled the roost in French football. Between the years of 2002-2008 they won seven Ligue 1 titles.
Meanwhile, the Inter Milan team between 2006-2010 that was littered with superstars like Luis Figo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Adriano earnt the club five Scudetto’s, with their resurgence last year earning them a sixth.
As we move further down, Manchester City and Chelsea are tied with five Premier League wins.
Dortmund take 11th spot with three Bundesliga.
Whilst Arsenal, Valencia, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Monaco and LOSC Lille tie for 12th.