Who has won the most Premier League titles? Man United, Man City, Liverpool and list of English league winners

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There is no doubt that Manchester City are the dominant force in English football right now. Under Pep Guardiola, they have won their fifth Premier League title in six years – and seventh in modern times.

However, City still have a long way to go to catch up with the most successful clubs in England national team history: their closest rivals, Manchester United.

When it comes to all-time winnings and Premier League titles, United top the list thanks to the relentless success they’ve had under Sir Alex Ferguson over a 27-year period.

Sporting News breaks down the number of league titles and how England’s top clubs compare to one another throughout history…

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Who has won the most Premier League titles?

Manchester United won most English Premier League titles of any club with 13although they haven’t won the biggest prize since Ferguson’s retirement a decade ago.

City have secured their seventh Premier League titlewhat makes them second most successful team since the league was founded 1992/93. Chelsea have won five, Arsenal three, while Liverpool, Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers have each won a league title.

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Most English league titles

Of course, football existed before 1993 and it was Liverpool who largely dominated the English game, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s.

Liverpool have won 18 league titles before the Premier League, which together with the league title won under Jurgen Klopp since 2019/20 gives the team 19 English domestic titles in total.

But that’s just short of United’s 20-title tally, with the Old Trafford club lifting the top prize seven times before the Premier League era and then 13 more in the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s under Ferguson.

City draw level with Everton with nine overall titles after triumphing in 2022/23 under Guardiola. Arsenal (13) remain in third place, with Aston Villa, Chelsea and Sunderland all having won six or more titles.

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Most English league titles by club

teamNumber of championship titles*
1.Man United20
2.Liverpool19
3.arsenal13
4.everton9
man city9
6.AstonVilla7
7.Chelsea6
sunderland6
9.newcastle4
Sheffield Wednesday4

* Excludes non-major division championship titles

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List of Premier League winners

The two Manchester clubs have dominated the Premier League era. Together they won 20 titles. This means that since the Premier League was formed in 1992, the majority of the title has landed in Manchester.

Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester City and Liverpool are the only other clubs to have won the top flight title in the Premier League era.

seasonPremier League winnersManager
1992/93Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
1993/94Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
1994/95Blackburn RoversKenny Dalglish
1995/96Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
1996/97Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
1997/98arsenalArsène Wenger
1998/99Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
1999/2000Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
2000/01Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
2001/02arsenalArsène Wenger
2002/03Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
2003/04arsenalArsène Wenger
2004/05ChelseaJose Mourinho
2005/06ChelseaJose Mourinho
2006/07Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
2007/08Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
2008/09Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
2009/10ChelseaCharles Ancelotti
2010/11Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
2011/12Manchester CityRobert Mancini
2012/13Manchester UnitedSir Alex Ferguson
2013/14Manchester CityManuel Pellegrini
2014/15ChelseaJose Mourinho
2015/16Leicester CityClaudio Ranieri
2016/17ChelseaAntonio Conte
2017/18Manchester Citypep Guardiola
2018/19Manchester Citypep Guardiola
2019/20LiverpoolJürgen Klopp
2020/21Manchester Citypep Guardiola
2021/22Manchester Citypep Guardiola
2022/23Manchester Citypep Guardiola

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