Two great teams have dominated English football in recent seasons – Manchester City and Liverpool.
However, both teams failed in historical seasons. A week ago, Liverpool were chasing an unprecedented quad, but then 0-1 defeat in the Champions League against Real Madrid, They only ended up with the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.
Although City beat them Fourth Premier League title in five years Beating Liverpool by a point – that was their only honor of the season.
This got us thinking about the greatest club teams of all time. We’ve profiled 10 Legendary teams – with only one great squad from each club – and you can vote for the best teams at the bottom. If you selected Other, tell us in the comments which side you would have chosen.
Turin may be better known as Juventus’ lesser-known neighbors these days, but in the 1940s they were the kings of Italian football, better known as Il Grande Torino.
On May 4, 1949, they were on the verge of winning their fifth consecutive Italian title – both sides of World War II were undefeated on home soil for more than six years – until everything changed forever.
today 31 people were killed in the Superga plane disaster Including 18 players from Turin – practically the whole team.
It’s hard to say which season they were the best in – they won the double in 1942-43 – but in 1947-48 they won Serie A with 125 goals and a goal difference of +92.
Real Madrid 1959-60
Not only did Real Madrid dominate the European Cup in the early years, it was basically the European Cup.
They won the first five championships from 1955-56 to 1959-60. Until today, only Milan, Liverpool and Bayern Munich have won more than five European Cup or Champions League titles.
Real also won 12 La Liga titles between 1954 and 1969 – but it was a season in which they didn’t win the La Liga title which was considered some of their best.
In 1959/60 they scored 92 goals in 30 matches in La Liga and finished equally on points with Barcelona, but they lost on goal difference.
That was the year that Alfredo Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas scored seven goals together in the European Cup Final 7:3 vs Eintracht Frankfurt.
Pele’s Santos dominated Brazilian football in the 1960s, winning six national titles and two South American titles in the Copa de Campiones de America – now known as the Copa Libertadores.
In 1962 they won four titles – the Brazilian title, the South American title, the state championship and the World Cup – and scored 157 goals in 46 matches.
In 1963 they again won the national, continental and world competitions.
Santos went unbeaten in 54 games between November 1960 and October 1963, a world record at the time.
They could have won more titles though He has not entered Cuba Libertadores since 1965Instead, he travels around the world to play lucrative friendly matches.
Only one European team has won the quartet version that Liverpool were hoping to get until the final minutes of the Premier League season – Celtic 1966/67.
They’ve won the Scottish League, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and European Cup (plus the Glasgow Tech Cup five times) – scoring 196 goals in the process.
Their 2-1 win over Inter Milan in Portugal made them the first British team to win the European Cup. which led to their nickname “Lisbon Black”.
Manager Jock Stein said: “The win was important but it was the way we won that gave me satisfaction. We managed to play football. Pure, beautiful and innovative football. There was no negative thinking in our heads.”
As is known, all eleven players came from within 30 miles of Celtic Park, an unimaginable feat in today’s game.
This season was during a streak of nine consecutive championship titles.
Ajax won three consecutive European Cups in the early 1970s at the height of the football era.
The 1971-72 season would go down in history as one of the greats, culminating in Eredivisie, cup and European victories – including a record streak of 26 consecutive victories.
They have won every home game in every competition, including a 12-1 win over Vitesse on the final day, and they beat Inter Milan 2-0 in the European Cup final.
legendary Johan Cruyff was their top scorer With 33 goals.
The current Liverpool team still has a long way to go to keep up with their team’s dominance in the 70s and 80s.
It was difficult to determine their best season as they won ten league titles in 15 seasons from 1975-76 to 1989-90.
The Reds also won four European Cups in eight years, and ended with a treble in 1983/84 by defeating Roma in the final, the English Premier League title and the League Cup on penalties.
This was Joe Fagan’s first season in charge, having worked under the legendary Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.
Ian Rush was their top scorer with 47 goals in all competitions. There was a huge Scottish presence running through the backbone of their team with Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness and Kenny Dalglish all key players.
The Milan team, founded in the late 1980s with money from former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, later became known as the “Immortals” after winning ten major trophies in nine years, including three European Cup titles.
Their squad was filled with legends like Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Franck Ricard, Ruud Gullit, Roberto Donadoni, Carlo Ancelotti and Marco van Basten.
The 1988/89 season ended with Milan winning the European Cup, though Help from Belgrade fog in the previous round.
In the final they defeated Steaua Bucharest 4-0 – and defended the European Cup the following year.
They did better in 1993/94, winning the European Cup and the First Division – conceding just 15 goals in 34 games – but their team that started at the end of the decade is considered their heyday.
Manchester United 1998-99
Manchester United has been the dominant force in England since the advent of the Premier League in 1992 until Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
But the highlight of that time was the triple English Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League 1998-99.
With an unforgettable midfield quartet from Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane and David Beckham and a forward partnership with Andrew Cole and Dwight Yorke, United became the first England side to win the three major trophies in a single season – albeit the most famous player. They only played together twice.
All of their prizes were rare things. They won the Premier League title by a point on the final day and scored two goals in extra time to defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
The dream almost ended a few weeks ago when they were reduced to 10 players and conceded a penalty in overtime in the replay of the FA Cup semi-final, 1-1 – but Peter Schmeichel saved from Arsenal’s Dennis Bergkamp and Giggs scored a superb goal. FA Cup goals to send them to the final where they beat Newcastle.
Barcelona were the dominant power in Europe for about a decade in the 2000s, but they reached another level during Pep Guardiola’s four-year tenure.
They won the Treble in 2008/09, but the 2010/11 team was arguably better. Manchester United manager Ferguson said the 2011 team was “the best team I’ve ever seen” – both times Barcelona beat his side in the Champions League final.
They won La Liga with 96 points – and conceded only 21 goals in 38 games – and Beat United 3-1 in the Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium.
Lionel Messi scored 53 goals ahead of the legendary midfield trio Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets.
Bayern Munich 2012-13
Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich won it all in 2012/13 before handing the reins to Guardiola.
They started the season with the German Super Cup before adding the German Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League.
Their final victory in the Champions League was thrilling, 2:1 against fellow German Borussia Dortmund At Wembley thanks to Arjen Robben’s 89th minute winner.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern are said to have broken or equalized 30 records this season, including most points, best goal difference, most wins, fewest defeats and widest margin on victory. They topped the chart for all 34 weeks.
Thomas Muller was the top scorer in all competitions with 23 and Franck Ribery was third in the 2013 Ballon d’Or.
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