Clubs of football world champions

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This list includes the official[1](de jure) clubs world champions for FIFA; the international official competitions are trophies organized by FIFA or affiliated federations (for FIFA statute).[2][3][4][5]

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Competitions[change | change source]

Official competitions[change | change source]

  • The FIFA Club World Cup is a competition in the sport of Club football. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA organizes the World Cup every one year. The tournament officially assigns the world title.[6][7][8] It is normally contested between the Champions of each continent, and the champion of the host country. As required by the regulations (integrated to the statute), a representative from FIFA present the winner of the World Cup with the FIFA Club World Cup trophy and with a FIFA World Champions certificate.[8]
  • The Intercontinental Cup (1960-2004) or European/South American Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition by UEFA and CONMEBOL. The competition was between the winners of the European UEFA Champions League and the South American Copa Libertadores; it was played by representatives clubs of most developed continents in the football world. The Cup was called the World Club Championship (de facto) until the first FIFA Club World Cup was held in 2000 (pilot edition). From 2005 the Intercontinental Cup was replaced by the FIFA Club World Cup. The FIFA Club World Cup also includes North American, Asian, African and Oceanian winners. In 2017 the Executive committee FIFA (that has the executive power given to him by the highest organ, the Congress) officially recognized all of them as club world champions with the same status to the FIFA Club World Cup winners or world champions de jure.[7][9]

The football experts agree that the intercontinental cup is the most fascinating football competition ever existed thanks to the great balance in the field given by the lower economic gap of the time and rules on foreign players who gradually favored the European teams and weakened the South American teams;[10][11] also the statistics (Report 2017) confirm this.[7]

Winners[change | change source]

In accordance to what is officially communicated by FIFA, the total count of official[12][2] world titles is as follows:[7]


Club Federation Trophies Intercontinental Cup Club World Cup
Real Madrid  Spain 7 3 (1960, 1998, 2002) 4 (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
A.C. Milan  Italy 4 3 (1969, 1989, 1990) 1 (2007)
Penarol  Uruguay 3 3 (1961, 1966, 1982)
Nacional Montevideo  Uruguay 3 3 (1971, 1980, 1988)
Boca Juniors  Argentina 3 3 (1977, 2000, 2003)
São Paulo  Brazil 3 2 (1992, 1993) 1 (2005)
Inter Milan  Italy 3 2 (1964, 1965) 1 (2010)
Bayern München  Germany 3 2 (1976, 2001) 1 (2013)
F.C. Barcelona  Spain 3 3 (2009, 2011, 2015)
Santos  Brazil 2 2 (1962, 1963)
Independiente  Argentina 2 2 (1973, 1984)
Ajax  Netherlands 2 2 (1972, 1995)
Juventus  Italy 2 2 (1985, 1996)
Porto  Portugal 2 2 (1987, 2004)
Manchester United  England 2 1 (1999) 1 (2008)
Corinthians  Brazil 2 2 (2000, 2012)
Racing Avellaneda  Argentina 1 1 (1967)
Estudiantes  Argentina 1 1 (1968)
Feyenoord  Netherlands 1 1 (1970)
Atletico Madrid  Spain 1 1 (1974)
Olimpia  Paraguay 1 1 (1979)
Flamengo  Brazil 1 1 (1981)
Gremio  Brazil 1 1 (1983)
River Plate  Argentina 1 1 (1986)
Crvena zvezda  Yugoslavia 1 1 (1991)
Vélez  Argentina 1 1 (1994)
Borussia Dortmund  Germany 1 1 (1997)
Internacional  Brazil 1 1 (2006)

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Official (plural officials), from the Latin officiālis.1. The official word is also used to refer to what is recognized or derives from an authority. cfr. dictionary.com. Official, definition. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/official.  2. Approved by the government or someone in power. cfr. dictionary.cambridge.org. official. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-spanish/official.  It is synonymous with legal, legitimate, approved. cfr. thesaurus.com. Synonyms for official. https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/official. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 For FIFA statute, official competitions are those for representative teams organized by FIFA or any confederation. Representative teams are usually national teams but also club teams that represent a confederation or a member association in a continental competition. cfr. "FIFA Statutes, April 2016 edition" (PDF). p. 5. cfr. "FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018: Statistical-kit" (PDF). 10 December 2018. p. 13. cfr. "2018/19 UEFA Champions League regulations" (PDF). p. 10.
  3. "FIFA Statute" (PDF). FIFA Statute (Zurich: Fédération Internationale de Football Association): pages 5, 19–21, 33–35, 37, 44, 74. May 2013. https://www.fifa.com/mm/Document/AFFederation/Generic/02/58/14/48/2015FIFAStatutesEN_Neutral.pdf. 
  4. In accordance with the regulations integrated in the FIFA Statute, official competitions for club teams can be defined as those organized under the auspices of FIFA, confederations and member associations, or authorized by them, excluding friendly matches and test matches; say the confederal and interconfederal cups (arranged by FIFA or confederations), the championships and the national cups (arranged by member associations). cfr. (in en) (PDF) LAWS OF THE GAME 2015/16. p. 18. https://img.fifa.com/image/upload/datdz0pms85gbnqy4j3k.pdf.  cfr. (PDF) REGULATIONS on the Status and Transfer of Players 2016. p. 5. https://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/administration/02/70/95/52/regulationsonthestatusandtransferofplayersjune2016_e_neutral.pdf.  cfr. Fédération Internationale de Football Association, ed (PDF). FIFA Governance Regulations (FGR) 2016. pp. 6,7, 9–11. https://img.fifa.com/image/upload/dcu3yijbaqnz9op1y1jf.pdf.  cfr. (PDF) Regulations Governing International Matches. pp. 15, 25. https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/regulations-governing-international-matches-2325685.pdf?cloudid=pywuivvlfl5aqvhsw2i7.  cfr. "FIFA Statutes, April 2016 edition" (PDF). pp. 5, 19–21, 33–35, 37, 44, 74. cfr. (in pt) FIFA ignora Taça Latina do Benfica, FC Porto é o clube português com mais títulos. 25 May 2011. http://www.publico.pt/noticia/fifa-ignora-taca-latina-do-benfica-fc-porto-e-o-clube-portugues-com-mais-titulos-1495851. 
  5. Until 1955 FIFA limited itself to authorizing the creation of international competitions for clubs only if they were organized by at least two member associations. From 1955 he assigned the confederations the exclusive right to organize competitions deemed official. cfr. Union des Associations Européennes de Football (October 2004) (PDF). 50 years of the European Cup. https://kassiesa.net/uefa/files/2004-uefa-50-years-european-cup.pdf. 
  6. "FIFA Club World Championship TOYOTA Cup 2005" (PDF). FIFA Report 2005 (Zurich: Fédération Internationale de Football Association): pages 5, 19. December 2005. https://www.fifa.com/mm/document/afdeveloping/technicaldevp/50/04/37/cwc_05_japan_tr_148.pdf. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "FIFA Club World Cup 2017" (PDF). FIFA Report 2017 (Zurich: Fédération Internationale de Football Association): pages 15, 40, 41, 42. December 2017. http://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/fifafacts/mencompcwc/02/67/91/87/statskit_fcwc2017_event_neutral.pdf. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "FIFA Club World Cup 2017" (PDF). FIFA Regulation CWC 2017 page 37 (Zurich: Fédération Internationale de Football Association). December 2017. http://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/competition/02/91/82/38/fcwc2017uaeregulations_en_neutral.pdf. 
  9. FIFA Council approves key organisational elements of the FIFA World Cup - Recognition of all European and South American teams that won the Intercontinental Cup – played between 1960 and 2004 – as club world champions./ www.fifa.com
  10. Tim Vickery (December 2017). "Balance that no longer exists; in today's globalised market the best players South Americans are representing the European champions teams". ESPN. http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-club-world-cup/0/blog/post/3311801/gremio-focused-on-outscoring-not-outplaying-real-madrid-in-club-world-cup-final. 
  11. Giovanni Fiderio (09/01/2018) (in Italian). "La Coppa Intercontinentale, il trofeo più prestigioso". https://calcio-nostalgia-ita.site123.me/la-coppa-intercontinentale-il-trofeo-pi%C3%B9-prestigioso-1-1. 
  12. "Official (plural officials), from the Latin officiālis.1. The official word is also used to refer to what is recognized or derives from an authority. cfr. dictionary.com. Official, definition. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/official.  2. Approved by the government or someone in power. cfr. dictionary.cambridge.org. official. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-spanish/official.  It is synonymous with legal, legitimate, approved. cfr. thesaurus.com. Synonyms for official. https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/official.