Spain Dominates European Football at Club Level

Overcoming football powers like England with 3 titles, Germany and France and 6 titles, Spanish football has become the country that won the most club titles with a total of 26 titles in the last decade (from 2010 to 2019).

Specifically, in the Champions League, Spain overwhelmed the rest of Europe when winning 6 titles. In particular, Real Madrid has up to 4 times in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 while Barcelona has 2 times in 2011 and 2015.

In the Europa League, Spanish clubs also took the lead with six championships. Specifically, Atletico Madrid won 3 times (2010, 2012, 2018) and Sevilla 3 times (2014, 2015, 2016).

At the European Super Cup, Spanish clubs won eight titles. Real Madrid has won 3 times (2014, 2016, 2017), Atletico 3 times (2010, 2012, 2018), Barca 2 times (2011 and 2015).

Not only overwhelming the other countries in the number of trophies in Europe at an older age, young football and futsal of Spain also played very successfully. Barcelona’s youth team won the UEFA Youth League twice in 2014 and 2018. In the UEFA Futsal Cup, Spain won four times thanks to the victories of FC Barcelona (2012 and 2014) and Inter Movistar (2017 and 2018).

Of course, this success will continue to be a great motivation for Spanish football clubs to aim for the future. At the same time, they will also support forces for teams to compete at the national level.

Not stopping there, Spanish football is still a global brand. It has been 7 years since the last time that Spain took the throne in a major tournament, that is EURO 2012. But the previous success of La Roja and Barca under Pep Guardiola still turns players and coaches of this country into a bright brand globally.

Spaniards are now “covering the world”. According to the Migrantes del balon page, there are 1,128 players from this country playing in 63 countries on 5 continents (Africa has 1, America 361, Asia 100, Europe 657, Oceania 9). The number of Spanish coaches working abroad has not been so dramatic. However, there are also 444 Spanish coaches present in 64 different countries, in the positions of head coach, assistant, goal keeper or fitness coach.