In Football, achieving a treble is a rare and prestigious accomplishment that only a select few teams can boast. The term “treble” refers to the remarkable feat of winning three major trophies in a single season. These coveted trophies typically include a domestic league title, a domestic cup competition, and a continental championship, such as the UEFA Champions League in Europe.
The treble represents the pinnacle of success for any football club and serves as a testament to the team’s exceptional talent, determination, and tactical brilliance. While the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich are well-known for their treble-winning triumphs in Europe, there exist other remarkable teams from across the globe that have achieved this illustrious milestone.
This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide and statistical overview of all the teams in world football that have successfully clinched the treble.
Beyond the usual suspects of European football, this piece will shed light on lesser-known yet equally remarkable treble-winning teams from diverse leagues and regions.
From legendary moments to outstanding players, we will delve into the unique stories and achievements of these clubs, elevating their names from the shadows of obscurity into the annals of football history.
List of All Treble Winning Teams In Football
Beyond just Europe, see below a list of all treble winning teams in Football as a whole.
|1.||22/23||England||Manchester City||English Champion, FA Cup Winner, Champions League Winner||Pep Guardiola|
|2.||19/20||Germany||Bayern Munich||German Champion, German Cup winner, Champions League Winner||Hansi Flick|
|3.||19/20||Egypt||El Ahly Cairo||Egyptian Champion, Egyptian Cup Winner, CAF Champions League Winner||René Weiler|
|4.||15/16||South Africa||Mamelodi Sundowns FC||South African Champion, South African Cup Winner, CAF Champions League Winner||Pitso Mosimane|
|5.||14/15||Spain||FC Barcelona||Spanish Champion, Spanish Cup winner, Champions League Winner||Luis Enrique|
|6.||12/13||Germany||Bayern Munich||German Champion, German Cup winner, Champions League Winner||Jupp Heynckes|
|7.||10/11||Tunisia||Esperance Tunis||Tunisian Champion, Tunisian Cup Winner, CAF Champions League Winner||Nabil Maaloul|
|8.||10/11||Portugal||FC Porto||Portuguese Champion, Portuguese Cup Winner, Europa League Winner||André Villas-Boas|
|9.||09/10||Italy||FC Internazionale||Italian Champion, Italian Cup winner, Champions League Winner||José Mourinho|
|10.||08/09||Spain||FC Barcelona||Spanish Champion, Spanish Cup winner, Champions League Winner||Pep Guardiola|
|11.||05/06||Egypt||El Ahly Cairo||Egyptian Champion, Egyptian Cup Winner, CAF Champions League Winner||Manuel José|
|12.||04/05||Russia||CSKA Moscow||Russian Champion, Russian Cup Winner, UEFA Cup Winner||Valeriy Gazzaev|
|13.||02/03||Portugal||FC Porto||Portuguese Champion, Portuguese Cup Winner, UEFA Cup Winner||José Mourinho|
|14.||99/00||Turkey||Galatasaray||Turkish Champion, Turkish Cup Winner, UEFA Cup Winner||Fatih Terim|
|15.||98/99||England||Manchester United||English Champion, FA Cup Winner, Champions League Winner||Sir Alex Ferguson|
|16.||87/88||Netherlands||PSV Eindhoven||Dutch Champion, Dutch Cup Winner, European Champion Clubs’ Cup winner||Guus Hiddink|
|17.||1982||Sweden||IFK Göteborg||Swedish Champion, Swedish Cup Winner, UEFA Cup Winner||Gunder Bengtsson|
|18.||75/76||Algeria||Mouloudia Pétroliers d’Alger||Algerian Champion, Algerian Cup Winner, CAF Champions League Winner||Abdelhamid Zouba|
|19.||71/72||Netherlands||Ajax Amsterdam||Dutch Champion, Dutch Cup Winner, European Champion Clubs’ Cup winner||Ștefan Kovács|
|20.||66/67||Scotland||Celtic FC||Scottish Champion, Scottish Cup Winner, European Champion Clubs’ Cup winner||Jock Stein|
Relevant Stats About Treble Winning Teams in Football
From the table above, see below some stats about the treble winning teams in football.
- Portugal produced the highest number of treble-winning teams, with 4 successful treble seasons. Portugal’s treble success rate stands at 20% (4 trebles out of 20 seasons), the highest among all countries.
- Before the year 2000, there were 4 treble-winning teams. After the year 2000, there were 16 treble-winning teams. Possibly, football got better after the millennium probably due to better technology.
- FC Barcelona holds the record for the highest number of trebles (3 trebles). Barcelona’s treble wins are 50% more than the next-best clubs, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City, which have 2 trebles each.
- Pep Guardiola is the only coach to have won the treble more than once, achieving it with both FC Barcelona and Manchester City. Could he be the best coach of all time? (See how Guardiola ranks vs Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp, Carlo Ancelotti, Sir Alex Ferguson, and Tomas Tuchel.
- Spain has the highest number of coaches who have won the treble, with 2 successful coaches (Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique). Hence, a combined treble of 3 between the two managers.
- Mamelodi Sundowns FC from South Africa won the first African treble in the 2015/2016 season.
- No Asian, North American, South American, and Oceanian teams have won the treble yet.
- El Ahly Cairo from Egypt achieved the first treble outside Europe and South America in the 2019/2020 season.
- No team has ever won trebles in consecutive seasons.
- Europe has the highest number of treble wins (31 trebles), followed by Africa (2 trebles).
- Celtic FC from Scotland won the first-ever European treble in the 1966/1967 season.
The treble remains an elusive yet coveted milestone in football, reserved for those who dare to dream big and persevere against all odds.
One of the most striking revelations is that Portugal emerges as the frontrunner in producing treble-winning teams, boasting an impressive success rate of 20%. This reflects the nation’s proficiency in nurturing talent and fostering a culture of excellence in football.
Furthermore, the post-millennium era witnessed a significant surge in treble wins, signifying the intensifying competition and the ever-increasing demands on clubs to excel. As football evolved, teams and players have had to push their limits to achieve the extraordinary feat of conquering three major trophies in a single season.
While FC Barcelona claims the distinction of being the club with the highest number of trebles, it is noteworthy that Real Madrid is yet to join the exclusive ranks of treble-winning teams. This revelation comes as quite a surprise, considering the storied history and immense success of Real Madrid on the global stage.
Moreover, Pep Guardiola’s exceptional coaching acumen has propelled him to stand alone as the only coach to have achieved multiple treble wins, showcasing the profound influence of a skilled and visionary coach on a team’s triumph.
As we continue to witness new chapters being written in the sport’s narrative, the quest for treble glory will forever remain a beacon of inspiration, driving teams and players to reach for greatness, etching their names in footballing immortality.