June 24, 2024
Football Teams That Have Won The Treble

Football Teams That Have Won The Treble

Africas Now examines the definition of the term in the sport, as well as the teams that have done it. 

For example, a team may be described as “still on for the treble” or as having “won the treble.” 

What is a treble in football?

A treble in football is defined as a team winning three trophies. However, in order to be considered a true treble, they must be the ‘right’ trophies. 

A domestic treble usually consists of the league, the main national cup, and the secondary national cup. 

In England, for example, the domestic treble includes the Premier League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup (League Cup).

There is no such treble in Spain or Germany, but the Supercopa de Espana and DFL Supercup could potentially replace the League Cup, despite the fact that they are equivalent to the Community Shield.

The continental treble is very similar, but as the name suggests, it automatically includes a continental title, such as the Champions League.

A second-tier continental tournament, such as the Europa League, is acceptable when using the tag, but it comes with a caveat for many fans.

In general, a team is considered to have won a continental treble if they win their league, their main national cup competition, and the main continental competition.

Which teams have won a treble?

Teams that have won the treble form an exclusive group, which is understandable given how difficult it is to win three trophies in a single season.

AfricasNow has only focused on European teams below, but there are many more examples of treble-winning teams around the world.

TEAMNO.TREBLESEASON(S)
Barcelona2La Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League
Bayern Munich2Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Champions League
Ajax1Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, European Cup
Celtic1Scottish League, Scottish Cup, European Cup
Inter Milan1Serie A, Coppa Italia, Champions League
Manchester United1Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League
PSV Eindhoven1Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, European Cup
Manchester City1Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League

In Europe, only eight teams have won the continental treble (the European Cup and the Champions League combined). 

They include Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Celtic, Inter, Manchester United, Manchester City, and PSV.

TEAMNo. of TreblesTREBLE
Rangers9Scottish League, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup
Celtic8Scottish League, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup
Linfield5Irish League, Irish Cup, Irish League Cup
Paris Saint Germain4Ligue 1, Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue
Shamrock Rovers3League of Ireland, FAI Cup, League of Ireland Shield
Valletta2Maltese Premier League, Maltese Cup, Lowenbrau Cup
The New Saints2Welsh Premier League, Welsh Cup, Welsh League Cup
Athletic Club1La Liga, Copa del Rey, Biscay Championship
Bayern Munich1Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Ligapokal
Benfica1Primeira Liga, Taca de Portugal, Taca da Liga
Bohemians1League of Ireland, FAI Cup, League of Ireland Shield
CSKA Sofia1Bulgarian League, Bulgarian Cup, Cup of the Soviet Army
Derry1League of Ireland, FAI Cup, League of Ireland Cup
Levski Sofia1Bulgarian League, Bulgarian Cup, Cup of the Soviet Army
Manchester City1Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup
Rhyl1Welsh Premier League, Welsh Cup, Welsh League Cup

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City achieved England’s first true domestic treble in men’s football in 2018-19.

Football Teams That Have Won The Treble

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