With FIFA Confederations Cup getting started on Saturday June 17, 2017 in Russia. Sokkaa takes time to look at the 10 best football tournaments in the World. Do you agree with us? Leave your comments here.
10. Copa del Rey or “King’s Cup -Spain
Current Champions: Barcelona
Most Successful teams: Barcelona ( 29 titles)
Copa del Rey is the oldest competition in Spanish football, it was initiated in 1903, and the rivalry of Real Madrid and Barcelona has made King’s Cup one of World football’s most prestigious cup competitions.
9.FIFA Confederations Cup – International
Current Champions: Brazil
Most Successful teams: Brazil ( 4 titles)
The FIFA Confederations Cup is an international association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA, Since 2005, the tournament has been held in the nation that will host the FIFA World Cup in the following year.
8.FA Cup – England
Current Champions: Arsenal
it is known as the oldest association football competition in the world, first held during the 1871–72 season, Arsenal are the most successful clubs with 13 titles each.
7. Africa Cup of Nations – Continental
Current Champions: Cameroon
It is the first competition in Africa, first held in 1958, The continent’s most successful side is Egypt with seven titles, since 1968, it has been held every two years, in January.
6. Europa League – European club competition
Current Champions: Manchester United
It is a young sister of the famous UEFA Champions League, previously known as the UEFA Cup, The competition has been won by 27 different clubs, 12 of which have won the title more than once, Sevilla are the most successful team with five titles.
To take it serious competition, The Europa League winner qualify for the next edition of the UEFA Champions League, In 2003, Porto were Europa League Champions. A year later, they lifted the Champions League.
5.Copa Libertadores – South American club competition
Current Champions: Atlético Nacional
The Copa Libertadores is the most prestigious club competition in South American equivalent of the Champions League, Independiente of Argentina are the most successful club in the cup’s history, having won the tournament seven times.
4. Copa America – South American Continental Cup
Current Champions: Chile
The Copa America is the oldest continental football competition in the world, first was played in 1916 to commemorate the first century of Argentina’s independence.
Amazingly, Eight of the ten South American national teams have claimed the title, with only Ecuador and Venezuela yet to win, Uruguay are the most successful teams with 15 cups.
3. UEFA European Championship
Current Champions: Portugal
The Pan-European Championship is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world and second most watched football tournament in the world after the FIFA World Cup, first was held in 1958 in France.
2. UEFA Champions League – European club competition
Current Champions: Real Madrid
It is the most prestigious club competition in the World football, played by top European teams. Real Madrid is the most successful club in the competition’s history, having won the tournament 12 times.
There is no club competition in the world to match the European Champions League.
1.FIFA World Cup – International
Current Champions: Germany
The World Cup is undoubtedly the most glamorous competition in football, it has been held every every four years since its inception in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946. Brazil are the most successful team of the tournament with five titles, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament.