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  1. Aeolian Buckethead said:

    People, people, just a couple of things.

    1. Liverpool are not the most successful club in English football history, where football is from, Manchester United FC now are as they have the most officially recognised trophies. As a side note, they also have the most top flight league titles, most FA cups and are the only team to do the treble.

    2. Rangers being words most successful club is kind of a fake comment!! Technically its true, but no one in World football pays any attention to it or holds it with real value but Rangers fans. I mean from about 100 years Rangers have 53, Celtic have 40+ and Aberdeen have about 6 titles. What does that tell you? In fact, even in the SPL, no team BUT Celtic or Rangers has won it since Sir Alex Ferguson was there in 1985/6 with Abderdeen. Says it all. If they were the most successful in the world then surely they’d have won at least 1 European cup by now, yet they haven’t and don’t get anywhere near it, not even out the group stage, that’s IF they actually qualify, those two teams. They are only significant in Scotland, which is widely regarded as a weak league. Sorry but that’s the way it is. Yet year upon year, its a given one of them or both will get silverware.

    February 10, 2012
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  2. jJamie said:

    the Scottish league wasn’t always like that and like it or not rangers have won the most trophies,one of witch was a European trophy and to say they never pass the group stage is wrong, Celtic twice and rangers once and Celtic wher not only the first British team but non Latin team to win the European cup and with all local players, a first and a last

    February 17, 2012
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  3. darren kent said:

    Where is man united weee should be at the top this page for DEFO!snfm

    March 28, 2012
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  4. Aimee said:

    Linfield FC are the second most successful club in the world just behind their ‘best friends’ in football Rangers FC so both should be in this list

    May 13, 2012
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  5. Ken Banham said:

    You must be joking none of these should be on list.

    June 26, 2012
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  6. Stevo said:

    Celtic FC

    – Won over 90 major honours in 125 year history
    – First British team to win the European Cup/ first non Latin team to win the European cup
    – Only Scottish team to win the European Cup
    – Only Scottish team to reach the European Cup final 1967/1970
    – Only team EVER to win the European Cup with all homegrown players

    Celtic FC should be on this list

    August 23, 2012
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  7. daviebhoy said:

    Sheffield is not the oldest club in the world they where founded 1857…… where as TSV 1860 munchen where founded 1848….. and celtic fc should be number 1 if not number 1 top 3 defiantly.

    August 26, 2012
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  8. Danny said:

    just because people dont like them doesnt mean they can over look the most succesful club in the world and that is the glasgow rangers simple as that

    October 1, 2012
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  9. mitchymi said:

    glasgow rangers are the most successful club in the world! no matter wot league ur in u”ve got to win it! and the champions league is a knock out compition! LOOK AT CHELSEA 5th in the domestic league

    October 21, 2012
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  10. Jason said:

    The worst top 20 I’ve ever seen.. I mean, really? Who dared you to publish this?

    October 25, 2012
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  11. Stuart said:

    I think it’s fair to say that without these teams the so called “big teams” which are being suggested wouldn’t even be where they are now. Oh and daviebhoy, I would possibly contemplate your theory on Sheffield more if you could correctly use the words, “where” and “defiantly” in context of your statement.

    All in all it’s a very good list.

    November 27, 2012
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  12. Dickie said:

    @daviebhoy – What planet are you on? TSV 1860 München (the football club), as the name suggests, were formed on 17 May 1860 not in 1848.

    Sheffield FC (aka The Club) are the oldest football team in the world, with Hallam FC recognised as the second.

    November 27, 2012
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  13. Josh Andrews said:

    The first team to pay one of their players was actually The Wednesday. JJ Lang was hired by a Wednesday director in the 1870s. His job involved no duties but coincidently he started playing for the club.

    November 27, 2012
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  14. Neal said:

    @ Daviebhoy. Get your facts right, son. 1860 Munchen may have been founded in 1848, but they didn’t play football until 1899.

    Sheffield FC is the world’s oldest football club – end of.

    November 27, 2012
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  15. Sean Rainey said:

    I don’t know why there is so much negativity, I think the list that you’ve compiled is a very good effort. A lot of good reasoning behind each choice. I understand why you have included teams like Darwen FC, because they did something which was revolutionary.

    It’s definitely not an easy list to narrow down to just 20 teams as I understand why others would want to see teams like Rangers, Celtic and Linfield included as they’ve each had incredible success but I’m happy with your selections. Maybe missing an Eastern European team, maybe someone like Honved or FC Start,

    May 7, 2013
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  16. David bilsborrow said:

    I can’t believe idiots on here think villa, Blackburn and Tottenham were the first to win the double. It was the mighty lillywhites PNE who will always be the best club in the Nothwest and Preston the best city. Elswick should be in this list withGRimsargh as the most successful clubs ever in summer

    October 20, 2013
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  17. Wee Rover said:

    The list is a thought provoking one. It’s a pity it provoked the numpties who support the Ugly Sisters (Rangers and Celtic) to embarrass themselves

    December 22, 2013
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  18. Dimitris said:

    I agree for most of them but I would have added, Arsenal, River Plate, Bayer Munich and Celtic.

    February 3, 2014
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  19. jane said:

    have you ever heard of aberdeen football club THE BEST they are the only club to hold both europeon cups at the same time , look man united you might be blown away , dont know where you get your in from but its wrong and full of bull , go clue up before you speak about the best mate

    March 9, 2014
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  20. sulagna said:

    Shouldn’t Real Madrid be higher up on the list? #halamadrid

    May 17, 2014
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