UEFA Football 2015: Oldest Clubs in the Champions League

The St. Mark's Football Club In 1884. It Would Become Manchester City.

The St. Mark’s Football Club In 1884. It Would Become Manchester City.

England’s Manchester City is the oldest football club in 2015’s edition of the UEFA’s Champions League, kicking it for 136 seasons. City is closely followed by the London-based Arsenal Gunners, at 130 years. And another English team, Liverpool, wraps up the top three.

Out of the 32 clubs representing 18 countries at Europe’s top combined level, 22 have been around for over a century.

The kids on the block? France’s Paris Saint-Germain (46), Belarus’ BATE Borisov (20) and Bulgaria’s Ludogorets Razgrad (15) – the only clubs 50 years young, or younger.

  UEFA FOOTBALL CLUB COUNTRY YEARS ESTABLISHED
1. Manchester City FC England 136 1880
2. Arsenal FC England 130 1886
3. Liverpool FC England 124 1892
4. FC Basel 1893 Switzerland 123 1893
4. FC Porto Portugal 123 1893
6. Juventus Italy 119 1897
7. Athletic Club Spain 118 1898
8. FC Barcelona Spain 117 1899
9. FC Bayern München Germany 116 1900
9. AFC Ajax Netherlands 116 1900
11. Real Madrid CF Spain 114 1902
12. Club Atlético de Madrid Spain 113 1903
13. Bayer 04 Leverkusen Germany 112 1904
13. SL Benfica Portugal 112 1904
13. FC Schalke 04 Germany 112 1904
16. Galatasaray AS Turkey 111 1905
16. Chelsea FC England 111 1905
18. Sporting Clube de Portugal Portugal 110 1906
19. RSC Anderlecht Belgium 108 1908
20. Borussia Dortmund Germany 107 1909
21. Malmö FF Sweden 106 1910
22. PFC CSKA Moskva Russia 105 1911
23. AS Monaco FC France 92 1924
24. Olympiacos FC Greece 91 1925
24. FC Zenit Russia 91 1925
26. APOEL FC Cyprus 90 1926
27. AS Roma Italy 89 1927
28. FC Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 80 1936
29. NK Maribor Slovenia 56 1960
30. Paris Saint-Germain France 46 1970
31. FC BATE Borisov Belarus 20 1996
32. PFC Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 15 2001

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Posted on February 6, 2015, in World Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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