Greatest football club of all time.

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    Relevated Moral Guide

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    Who do you think is the greatest football club of all time? Not a side but the club overall.

    Many people say it is Real Madrid based on their 30+ League titles and 9 European cups and some people say Man Utd have only won 3 so they are not the greatest ever (usually scousers) but for you what is the best club ever?
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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    I guess it has to be Madrid doesn't it?
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    Dwazza Van Hernandez A Special Kind of Hipster

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    Yeah, no doubt it's Madrid. They've got the record to back it up.

    I reckon you'd look at Domestic Championships first then use European Cups as a multiplier of some sort.
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    Zen Full Member

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    wez da best yo
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    Arruda Full Member

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    I guess Real Madrid, but 5 EC's in a row smells a bit fishy, I guess they were lucky that the European Cup started when it did. Their record doesn't speak of consistency, but rather of a period of extreme dominance.
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    Didn't they want to give us the european cup during the year the Munich air disaster occurred? But that wasn't allowed. Something like that
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    Cina Shagawa Baby!

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    Madrid. Their reputation has been a bit blighted in recent times with their massive spending, but they're still the best overall.
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    Arruda Full Member

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    According to wiki yes

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    Relevated Moral Guide

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    Ok so Madrid is the strong favourite for obvious reasons, who is second? and where do Manchester United stand in all of this?
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    Pexbo Takes body parts and sells them on Amazon.

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    Mardrids first 5 European Cups were a joke. You can't take them seriously when the competition had no real strong teams in it. Their league titles are a joke as well, why not consider Celtic as they have more league titles in a similarly competitive league?


    AC Milan are top dogs for me every time.
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    Cina Shagawa Baby!

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    Second I would think, along with maybe Bayern and Milan. Barcelona were never really that brilliant until recent times.
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    That'sHernandez Ominously close to getting banned

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    Recent years? Hadn't the spanish government been feeding them money for decades? Excuse my ignorance but I was under the impression that Franco gave Madrid a lot of support and backing from the banks, which in turn helped their success. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    Surely Liverpool have to be there as well with their record?
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    Cina Shagawa Baby!

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    Probably. But back then spending was ridiculously low compared to now.
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    Let's not forget Juventus
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    Cina Shagawa Baby!

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    Yeah could be, but then look at the last 20-25 years. That's a hell of a long time without a title. Us, Milan and Bayern have won shitloads in that period.
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    United. Obvs.
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    This!

    if we're going on success then it's Milan, 5 European Cups since 1988, Real won 3 in that time. Those 5 in a row at the beginning of the tournament are just a joke and not worth consideration.

    If we take '61 as the first time it got really competitive and Real finally lost a game, well, Real have FOUR and Milan have SEVEN!

    For romance.... it's gotta be United.
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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    How long did we go without a title?
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    Milan are technically the most successful side of all time I think. Or at least certainly in European competition. Their European Cups have also been won fairly consistently over an impressive span of decades. But in Italy, I think Juve are considered greater domestically oddly enough.

    It's probably Madrid or them at any rate. If it's measurable.
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    Arruda Full Member

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    27 titles to Milan's 18 and a larger fan base. But yes, they failed to replicate that success in Europe.
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    Theon Full Member

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    That's mad. Would never have guessed that.
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    Yeah, I went out with a girl from Torino. All her lot said Juve are the biggest team in italy. As do my cousins, and they live close to Milan. Which makes Milan's claim to be the greatest in the world slightly problematic.
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    kietotheworld Banned

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    Boca Juniors maybe? 30 Argentine Titles, 6 Copa Libertadores, 3 World Titles.
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    Hal9000 Full Member

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    Compared to now, yes. How ever "back in the day" that amount was considered a shit load for a football club to spend.
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    Nani Nana Full Member

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    Either FC Reims or Boston Red Sox
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    For achievement, it would have to be Madrid.

    Surely United have the greatest fanbase in the world though.
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    The best fecking club is Manchester United of England. End of thread.
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    rednev God Save My Gracious Queen

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    Real Madrid is the most historically prestigious club in the world by far.
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    I guess you are right but im not talking about 'fecking'.

    trololol
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    KGBhoy Full Member

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    I am making a strong case by using an obscenity in my statement.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    I have a bad feeling in my mouth every time I hear Juventus - I wonder how much cheating they really did
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    Moston Red Formerly Giggs1973

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    Real Madrid and my 85 year old dad agrees :)
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Football started before 1990, but it also started before 1960. Hard to say really, depends what you mean.

    Perhaps a Brazilian club, but I'd say A.C Milan or Real Madrid.
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    United...brilliant history, so few managers throughout the history speaks volumes about the traditions of the club. wonderful players in every decade,some of the most enigmatic players that have every played the game and more importantly of all perhaps, have almost always won with drama and heart or at least gone out fighting.

    Ac Milan second.
    any south americans want to lend views on south american clubs?
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    davisjw Full Member

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    Real Madrid for me. For generations they have had an air of magic and prestige about them that no other club has that's as far reaching. While we (United) have fans all over the world, they are more bandwagon fans, joining because we're the best or we have an Asian player or some other shite reason.

    Madrid has always had fans across the globe even back in the 50s. Plus Madrid always has the best players which makes them different.
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    Kind of the same thing, isn't it. They already had a Galacticos policy in the 50's.

    (not disagreeing that they're the biggest club in the world)
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    Just seeing how that compares and Chelsea have only had 26... 9 of which have been in the Abramovic.
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    United. 1958, 1968 and 1999. Nuff said.

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