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

There is no doubt that Manchester City are the dominant force in English football right now. Under Pep Guardiola, they have won five Premier League titles in six years — and a seventh in the modern era — and they look to be set to win
a record fourth in a row in 2023/24

.

City, however, have a long way to go to catch the most successful clubs in English domestic history: their nearest rivals, 
Manchester United.

In terms of all-time and Premier League titles, United are leading the way, thanks to the relentless success they enjoyed under Sir Alex Ferguson over a 27-year period.

The Sporting News runs through the number of league titles and how England’s top clubs compare to each other throughout history…

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Who has won the most Premier League titles?

Manchester United have won the most English Premier League titles of any club, with 13, although they’ve not scooped the biggest prize since Ferguson retired a decade ago.

City won their seventh Premier League crown in 2022/23, which makes them the second most successful side since the league’s inception in 1992/93. Chelsea have won five, Arsenal three, while Liverpool, Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers have all won one league title apiece.

Most English league titles

Of course, football did exist before 1993 and it was Liverpool who largely bossed the English game, especially in the 1970s and 1980s.

Liverpool won 18 league titles before the Premier League, which, if you add to the one they’ve won since in 2019/20 under Jurgen Klopp, gives them 19 English domestic crowns overall.

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

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

Most English league titles by club 

  Team No. of league titles*
1. Man United 20
2. Liverpool 19
3. Arsenal 13
4. Everton 9
  Man City 9
6. Aston Villa 7
7. Chelsea 6
  Sunderland 6
9. Newcastle 4
  Sheffield Wednesday 4

*Not including league titles outside the top flight

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List of Premier League winners


The two Manchester clubs

have dominated the Premier League era, winning 20 titles between them. That means the title has ended up in Manchester more often than not since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.

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.

Season Premier League winner Manager
1992/93 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
1993/94 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
1994/95 Blackburn Rovers Kenny Dalglish
1995/96 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
1996/97 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
1997/98 Arsenal Arsene Wenger
1998/99 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
1999/2000 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
2000/01 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
2001/02 Arsenal Arsene Wenger
2002/03 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
2003/04 Arsenal Arsene Wenger
2004/05 Chelsea Jose Mourinho
2005/06 Chelsea Jose Mourinho
2006/07 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
2007/08 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
2008/09 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
2009/10 Chelsea Carlo Ancelotti
2010/11 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
2011/12 Manchester City Roberto Mancini
2012/13 Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson
2013/14 Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini
2014/15 Chelsea Jose Mourinho
2015/16 Leicester City Claudio Ranieri
2016/17 Chelsea Antonio Conte
2017/18 Manchester City Pep Guardiola
2018/19 Manchester City Pep Guardiola
2019/20 Liverpool Jurgen Klopp
2020/21 Manchester City Pep Guardiola
2021/22 Manchester City Pep Guardiola
2022/23 Manchester City Pep Guardiola