As the 2023/24 Premier League season looms, the competition isn't just about the upcoming fixtures and the legacy of triumphs. The Premier League trophy – a symbol of English footballing dominance – has been the crown jewel for clubs since its inception in 1992. So which Premier League team has won the most titles to date? Let's take a closer look.
Manchester United – 13 titles
Manchester United have been the dominant force in the Premier League era, especially during the managerial reign of Sir Alex Ferguson. During the period spanning from the 1990s to the early 2010s, the Red Devils were a dominant force in football. The club boasted notable stars such as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, and David Beckham. Their Old Trafford fortress has witnessed many memorable moments, from last-minute title deciders to record-breaking seasons.
Manchester City — 7 titles
The blue half of Manchester began its ascendancy in the late 2000s, especially after the takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008.
Under the guidance of managers like Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini, and particularly Pep Guardiola, Manchester City have played some of the most exhilarating football the Premier League has ever seen. Their 2017/18 season, where they amassed 100 points, is one of the standout campaigns in Premier League history. But their latest 2022/23 treble was icing on the cake. Now, Guardiola is gunning for his sixth Premier League title in the upcoming 23/24 season.
Chelsea — 5 titles
From West London, Chelsea rose to Premier League prominence in the 2000s, especially after the takeover by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2003.
Chelsea quickly became a dominant force in English football with significant investments in players and managers. Managers like Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, and Carlo Ancelotti have brought success to Blues fans, with memorable squads boasting players like Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, and Eden Hazard.
The Blues will be looking to bounce back after finishing a sluggish 12th last season despite a $500 million investment in new players. It appears new boss Mauricio Pochettino is already bringing back some order to the club, which fans hope converts to winning ways.
Arsenal — 3 titles
North London's Gunners have had their share of Premier League glory, especially during the reign of French manager Arsène Wenger.
The ‘Invincibles' season in 2003/04, where Arsenal went unbeaten in the league, comes etched in football history. With players like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, and Dennis Bergkamp gracing the Highbury, the Gunners were a joy to watch, even for neutral fans.
But Arsenal is going on twenty-plus years without the Premier League title. Mikel Arteta will look to rectify his team's capitulation last season with a triumph during the 23/24 Premier League campaign.
Liverpool — 1 title
Liverpool have a rich history in English football, and while they dominated the English First Division in the '70s and '80s, they had to wait until the 2019/20 season to clinch their first Premier League title.
Managed by the charismatic Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool played an electrifying brand of football, with key players like Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, and Virgil van Dijk leading the charge. Their triumph ended a 30-year wait for a league title, sending waves of joy and emotion across Anfield and their global fanbase. They'll likely aim for more Premier League glory in the future.
As we gear up for another roller-coaster ride of a season, the narrative isn't just about who will win this year and who can inch closer to being the all-time Premier League kingpin. The stakes, as they say, have never been higher.