FIFA Club World Cup is one of the most unpopular tournaments in football today. This is because it lacks real competition. A total of seven clubs which includes Champions League winners from Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, North America, and Oceania region normally participate in the two-week showdown. The final place is filled by the champions of the country the tournament is held. Since it was launched in the year 2000, four countries have hosted it in a rotation. They include Japan, Morocco, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates. Today, we want to look at the five most decorated clubs in this tournament of champions.
5. Manchester United- 1 Trophy (2008)
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Manchester United lifted FIFA Club World Cup in the year 2008. This was a great year for the Red Devils because they also lifted UEFA Champions League and Premier League. They are the only club from England with this crown in their cabinet. Other clubs with one trophy include Bayern Munich, Sao Paulo, and Internacional.
4. Milan Giants- 2 Trophies
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP final: Inter 3-0 Mezambe. Abu Dhabi, 18 December 2010. pic.twitter.com/5ERXdILIjZ
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San Siro giants AC Milan and Inter Milan have lifted FIFA Club World Cup once each. The Red and Black won it in 2007 after beating Liverpool to lift UEFA Champions League. The Blue and Black lifted it in 2010 after the treble winning season under Jose Mourinho. Juventus is yet to get close to this crown but when you have CR7 in your team, everything is possible.
3. Corinthians- 2 Trophies
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In 2012, Brazilian side Corinthians surprised everybody when they defeated UEFA Champions League champions Chelsea to lift their second FIFA Club World Cup crown. The South American giant also lifted the first title in the year 2000 when the competition was launched by FIFA.