The English clubs with the most major honours this decade (2010-2020)


Liverpool are no longer just European champions, they're world champions as well.

At the end of a gruelling week that saw them field a team of youngsters in the League Cup, the Reds emerged victorious in Qatar after overcoming the challenges of Monterrey and Flamengo.

And as you're no doubt aware, we're just a few days away from not just the completion of a year, but an entire decade as well.

Therefore, Jordan Henderson lifting the silverware in Doha was officially the last major honour available to any English club before the 2010s come to a close.

It's a fact that got us thinking... and we decided to traipse back through the entire decade to see which English sides have been the most successful between 2010 and the present.

A decade of silverware

We discovered that just an elite group of nine clubs have been victorious, winning 27 accolades overall, and that two clubs finished tied at the top. Check out our full list down below:

Note: Our definition of 'major honour' includes the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

=6. Birmingham City: One major honour

League Cup: 2010/11

Arsenal v Birmingham City - Carling Cup Final

=6. Swansea City: One major honour

League Cup: 2012/13


=6. Wigan Athletic: One major honour

FA Cup: 2012/13

Manchester City v Wigan Athletic - FA Cup Final

=6. Leicester City: One major honour

Premier League: 2015/16

Leicester City v Everton - Premier League

5. Arsenal: Three major honours

FA Cup: 2013/14, 2014/15, 2016/17


4. Liverpool: Four major honours

League Cup: 2011/12

Champions League: 2018/19

UEFA Super Cup: 2019/20

FIFA Club World Cup: 2019/20


3. Manchester United: Six major honours

FA Cup: 2015/16

League Cup: 2009/10, 2016/17

Premier League: 2010/11, 2012/13

Europa League: 2016/17

Ajax v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Final

=1. Manchester City: 10 major honours

FA Cup: 2010/11, 2018/19

League Cup: 2013/14, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19

Premier League: 2011/12, 2013/14, 2017/18, 2018/19


=1. Chelsea: 10 major honours

FA Cup: 2009/10, 2011/12, 2017/18

League Cup: 2014/15

Premier League: 2009/10, 2014/15, 2016/17

Champions League: 2011/12

Europa League: 2012/13, 2018/19

Chelsea v Arsenal - UEFA Europa League Final

Chelsea and Man City tied in first

So, it's a dead heat between City and Chelsea.

The Blues actually led this table for much of the 2010s, but Pep Guardiola guiding City to the domestic treble last season was enough for them to summit the podium too.

And despite the post-Sir Alex Ferguson blues, United didn't make fools of themselves with a bronze medal and half of their trophies actually came after 2013. 


Liverpool have skyrocketed from rock bottom of the list to a solid fourth place based on their 2019 alone and it seems inevitable that they'll kick off the 2020s with even more silverware.

However, perhaps most impressively of all are the likes of Swansea, Wigan, Birmingham and - of course - Leicester making the list.

The first three serve as evidence that underdogs can still go all the way in English football and the Foxes are simply living proof that miracles do, and will, exist.

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