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Definition of Eastern Europe in this group covers these zone;

1. Central Europe Part : Hungary, Former Czechoslovakia, Poland
2. Balkans Peninsula : Former Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey
3. Former Soviet Union

In overall, Clubs from Eastern European ever won two European Cup and three Runner-Up. The first famous league is belonged to Hungary as they had got a strong league in the earliest era since 1900s before having gotten fail in standard in the late era. Most of Eastern European clubs were established as professional club since the post-war era. Communist regime saved many great players to stay playing in their homeland. In the late era, The main obstacle to effect clubs in this zone rather being in the dark era is the revolution or the internal war in many countries and top-class players have been moving to play in the big clubs in Western European.


Hungarian National Championship has been avialable since 1901 and it was suspended between 1914- 1916 due to World War I include 1956 which was effected by Hungary revolution. It was turned professional in 1926.

USSR League and USSR Cup was founded as professional status in 1936 and was suspened between 1941 to 1944. The league was ended in 1991 after the seperation of Soviet Union. Then, Russian and Ukrainian Premier league were established as the main successor.

Yugoslav League was founded in 1923 as the amatuer tournament championship until 1940. The profressional league was created in 1945 and Yugoslav Cup was followed two yars later. Its were finally ended due to seperation of the Yugoslavia. Serbian&Montenegro and Croatian league were organized as the main successor.

Czechoslovakian First League was created in 1925. The league was occupied by Germany during the World War II known as Bohemia-Moravia for Czech clubs while Slovak clubs played in Slovak State. It was banned in 1944 - 1945 season before back to the old status and Czechoslovak Cup was followed in 1960. Both were continued the competition until 1993 when Czechoslovakia was separated. Czech top league "Grambinus Liga" and Slovak Superliga were a successor.

Romania Divizia A was founded in 1909 and it was banned in two period due to World War I and II between 1916 - 1919 and 1941 - 1946 , respectively. Cup of Romania was created in 1933 and was suspened between 1943 and 1947.

Bulgarian A was established in 1925 and it was competed every season before turn professional status in 1948. Bulgarian Cup was started in 1938 as Tsar's Cup until 1942. It was continued as Cup of Soviet Army between 1946 and 1982. Since 1983, It was called Bulgarian Cup.

Polish Ekstraklasa was began in 1921 and it was abandoned in 1924 and laso the war-time between 1939 - 1945. Polish cup was first competed in 1926 but it was cancelled until the re-establishment in 1951 but it was abandoned again in 1953 and 1958 - 1961.

Greece Super League was founded in 1928 as amatuer Panhellenic Championship and it was not held in 1929, 1935, and the war-time 1941 -1945, 1950 and 1952 before the professional league was founded in 1959. Greek Cup has been contested since 1931 to th present in the exception of the war-time 1941- 1946.

Turkish league was held in 1904 as Istanbul Football League but it is supposed that all of best clubs in Turkey were from Istanbul. The professional national league was formed in 1959 and Turkish cup was started three years later.




50. Dnipropetrovsk



Nation : Ukraine
Year of Establishment : 1918
Stadium : Dnipro Stadium (31,003 Seats)
Season in Soviet League : 19 from 55
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 17th
All-Time Ukrainian League Ranking : 4th
League : Soviet League : Winner (2), Runner-Up (2)
Ukrainian League : Winner (-), Runner-Up (1)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (1), Runner-Up (-)
Ukrainian Cup : Winner (-), Runner-Up (3)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : -
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter-Final (2-A)
All-Time Top-Scorer : Oleg Protasov (106 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Oleg Protasov
The Greatest Manager Ever : Yevhen Kuchereskyi

FC Dnipro club's franchise traces its history all the way back when the first team that was formed in 1918 by the Petrovsky factory and was called as BRIT (Brianskyi Robitnychyi Industrialnyi Tekhnikum). Due to the World War I BRIT was disbanded, but on May 9, 1925 a new team was formed. The team entered the first Soviet competition under the name of Stal in 1936 in one of the lower divisions. They got promoted to the Soviet Top League as the first time in 1971. Even Dnipro was not a regular member in history of Soviet top tier, Their golden generation was available during the 1980s with being one of the best Soviet Union clubs in that era. Afterwards, The club move to play in Ukraine top division and have sustained their position as the top Ukrainian clubs for most seasons since then.



49. Widzew Lodj



Nation : Poland
Year of Establishment : 1910
Stadium : Stadion Widzewa (30,500 Seats)
Season In Polish Professional League : 34 from 80
All-Time Polish League Ranking : 7th
Polish League : Winner (4) Runner-Up (7)
Polish Cup : Winner (1), Runner-Up (-)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : -
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1-A), UCL-R16 (1-A)
All-Time Top Scorer : Marek Koniarek ( 65 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Zbigniew Boniek
The Greatest Manager Ever : Wladyslaw Zmuda

Widzew Lodj is a famous Polish club in the modern era. The club was founded in 1910 and named after the "Widzew" district of the city where it is based; its home is the Widzew Stadium at 138 Pilsudski street. Widzew Lodj participate in Polish Top tier in 1948 as the first time. However, They immediately relegate and wait for 26 years to settle down in the top league since 1975-1976 season to 2001- 2002 season. The golden generation was formed during the early 1980s led by Zbigniew Boniek. Widzew dominate Polish league and they were regarded as a very important part for a successful 1982 World Cup Poland national team. In 1983, Widzew reach their prime in history with getting to European Cup semi-final which is the greatest performance in history of Polish team in this competition hold with Wisla Krakow. The club also holds the record the longest unbeaten in history of Polish league with 37 between 1995 and 1996.



48. Bohemians Prague



Nation : Czech Republic
Year of Establishment : 1913
Stadium : Synop Tip Arena (20,800 Seats)
Season In Czechoslovakian League : 48 from 67
All-Time Czechoslovakian League Ranking : 5th
All-Time Czech League Ranking : 16th
League : Czechoslovakian League : Winner (1) Runner-Up (1)
Czech Republic League : Winner (-), Runner-Up (-)
Cup : Czechoslovak Cup : Winner (1)
Czech Republic Cup : Winner (-), Runner-Up (-)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi -Final (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : -
All-Time Top Scorer : Anotonin Panenka (90 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Antonín Panenka
The Greatest Manager Ever : Tomas Pospichal

Bohemians 1905 (previously named FC Bohemians Praha) is a Prague-based football club with over a hundred years of history. It is one of the most popular clubs in the Czech Republic. Its most successful era came in the early 1980s when the club won the Czechoslovakian League Championship and advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Cup (both in 1983). In the year 2005 it survived a crisis, which was a consequence of bad management. The club was relegated to the 3rd Czech division due to its financial insolvency, but later was saved by its fans who paid off portion of the club's debts. The club was able to advance back to the top flight in 2007, where they currently play. Bohemian's mascot is a kangaroo, the legacy of a 1927 tour of Australia. Following the tour, the club was awarded two live kangaroos, which they donated to the Prague Zoo.



47. Zbrojovka Brno



Nation : Czech Republic
Year of Establishment : 1913
Stadium : Bazaly (12,550 Seats)
Season In Czechoslovakian League : 42 from 67
All-Time Czechoslovakian League Ranking : 7th
All-Time Czech League Ranking : 6th
League : Czechoslovakian League : Winner (1) Runner-Up (1)
Czech Republic League : Winner (-), Runner-Up (-)
Cup : Czechoslovak Cup : Winner (3)
Czech Republic Cup : Winner (-), Runner-Up (-)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (2-A), R16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : -
All-Time Top Scorer : Karel Kroupa (118 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Karel Kroupa
The Greatest Manager Ever : Josef Masopust

Zbrojovka´s first predecessor comes from it´s city part, Židenice. In 1913, Cyril Lacina was previously mecene of Achilles team and he decided to form one strong local team that would be representative of Židenice, working class part of Brno. During the period of WWI, SK Židenice escaped the war as a strong established team, one of the best in newly created Czechoslovakia, club gained big fanbase and drew attention of local youth, thuzs creating future base for strong youth development. Thier golden era came true in the late of 1970 with winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd once time and also finish the golden era with reacing quarter-final of UEFA cup on 1980. Howver, In Czech league, They always appeared in the middle of table.



46. Universitatea Craiova



Nation : Romania
Year of Establishment : 1948
Stadium : Ion Oblemenco (25,054 Seats)
Season In Romania Liga I : 46 from 66
All-Time League Ranking : 4th
Romanian League : Winner (4) Runner-Up (5)
Romanian Cup : Winner (6), Runner-Up (5)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1-A), R16 (2-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time Top Scorer : Rodion Camataru (122 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Ilie Balaci
The Greatest Manager Ever : Ion Oblemenco

The football history in the city of Craiova began in the year 1921, when the first teams were founded; "Craiovan Craiova" and "Rovine Grivita Craiova". In 1940, the two teams from Craiova merged, resulting in one of the most successful Romanian football teams in the Interwar period. Finally in 1948 “Universitatea Craiova” took life at the initiative of a group of students and professors. The 1982/1983 season has been, without doubt, the best in the history of "The Champion of a Great Love" a nickname used for Universitatea by the media, because of the tremendous love and immense passion that always surrounded the team. That magnificent side stayed fresh for long time in the memory of Romanian fans. In 1991 Universitatea Craiova won for the last time the Championship and the Romanian Cup. In the last years Craiova became a middle-table team, with rather poor performances. At the end of the 2004-2005 season they had been relegated to the second football division for the first time in the club's history. However, Craiova was promoted back to Liga I the season after.



45. FK Sarejevo



Nation : Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year of Establishment : 1946
Stadium : Asim Ferhatovic Hase (37,500 Seats)
Season In Yugoslvian League : 43 from 46
All-Time Yugoslavian League Ranking : 6th
All-Time Bosnian League Ranking : 2nd
League : Yugoslavian League : Winner (2) Runner-Up (2)
Bosnian League : Winner (2), Runner-Up (1)
Cup : Yugoslavian Cup : Winner (-), Runner-Up (2)
Bosnian Cup : Winner (3), Runner-Up (1)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : R16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : -
All-Time Top Scorer : Asim Ferhatović (198 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Asim Ferhatović
The Greatest Manager Ever : Miroslav Brozović

FK Sarajevo, is a professional football club based in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia-Herzegovina and is one of the most popular clubs in the country. FK Sarajevo was established The result of a merger between football teams Udarnik (Vanguard) and Sloboda (Liberty), the club first appeared on the Yugoslav sports scene in 1946 under the name SD Torpedo. the club was the most successful club from SR Bosnia and Herzegovina in former Yugoslavia. The Bosnian War and siege of Sarajevo in the early 90s stopped almost all cultural life in the capital. Many of FK Sarajevo's supporters, including the infamous Horde Zla (Hordes of Evil) joined the Bosnian army and fought in the war. Since the end of the war, FK Sarajevo have been in the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. There they have been one of the most successful and dominant clubs in the league's short history.



44. Slavia Sofia



Nation : Bulgaria
Year of Establishment : 1913
Stadium : Ovcha Kupel (32,000 Seats)
Season In Bulgarian League : 68 (All)
All-Time League Ranking : 3rd
Bulgarian League : Winner (6-A,1-P) Runner-Up (10)
Bulgarian Cup : Winner (8), Runner-Up (6)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : -
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1), Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : -
All-Time Top Scorer : Andrey Zhelyazkov (136 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Aleksandar Shalamanov
The Greatest Manager Ever :

In 1913, a group of young people living near a Russian Monument in Sofia and representatives of the local capital clubs Botev and Razvitie,in Sofia, decided to establish an incorporated sport club – the fist organized sport club in Sofia and in Bulgaria. The new incorporated club has named Slavia. Dimitar Blagoev, was elected as the first president of the club. A few days later, was elected the first football team of the club. Since 1924 the team plays with white shirts and white shorts and up to present days it is popular as the "White pride".After the first world war, Slavia began to become more successful.Its most important achievements in Europe during 1966–67 Cup Winners' Cup campaign. Until now Slavia has played in all championships of Bulgaria , starting from 1924 to 2003–2004. In its 90-year history Slavia has achieved the “double” once – winning in 1996 the championship and the cup of Bulgaria, as well.



43. Rapid Bucharest



Nation : Romania
Year of Establishment : 1948
Stadium : Giulesti Valentin Stanescu (19,100 Seats)
Season In Romania Liga I : 66 (All)
All-Time League Ranking : 3rd
Romanian League : Winner (3) Runner-Up (14)
Romanian Cup : Winner (13), Runner-Up (6)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-B)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : -
All-Time Top Scorer : Alexandru Neagu (110 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Alexandru Apolzan
The Greatest Manager Ever : Valentin Stanescu

In June 1923, Jewish Romanian railroad workers agreed the fusion of two amateur clubs, "CFR" (ex-"Rampa Militari") and "Excelsior". After a few years, the team started competing in the first league in 1931. During the pre-war years, Rapid was one of Romania's top teams, regularly winning the cup but never the championship although they came close. In 1940 Rapid was the first football team in Romania who managed the European cup final qualification, the Central European Cup, undisputed because of the Second World War. The middle of the 1960s is Rapid’s greatest era. In the 1970s and 1980s Rapid reached their great years before getting worse and worse, becoming confined in the second league for 6 years in a row. However, Rapid came back to be the top Romanian club again in 1990s to 2000s.



42. Lokomotive Moscow



Nation : Russia
Year of Establishment : 1923
Stadium : Lokomotive (28,800 Seats)
Seasons in Soviet League : 38 from 55
Seasons in Russian League : 20 (All)
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 11th
All-Time Russian League Ranking : 2nd
League : Soviet League : Winner (-), Runner-Up (1)
Russian League : Winner (2), Runner-Up (4)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (2), Runner-Up (1)
Russian Cup : Winner (5), Runner-Up (1)
CIS Cup : Winner (1)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : -
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi- Final (2)
All-Time European Cup Performance : UCL-R16 (1), UCL-R24 (1)
All-Time Top-Scorer : Dmitry Loskov (108 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Dimitry Loskov
The Greatest Manager Ever : Yuri Semin

Lokomotive Moscow was originally founded as Club of the October Revolution in1923, and it united the strongest football players of several roads of the Moscow railway junction. When the Lokomotiv Voluntary Sports Society was created in 1936, its football team featured the best players of Kazanka. Performances after World War II suffered and actually in the space of five year Lokomotiv were relegated to the Soviet First League twice .The important trademark for Lokomotiv was the authorization of playing friendly matches against foreign opposition. This because up to the late fifties, international sports contacts of the Soviet teams were extremely rare. In the beginning of 1990s Lokomotiv was considered the "weakest link" among top Moscow clubs. It lacked both results on the pitch and fans support in the stands



41. Zeljeznicar Sarajevo



Nation : Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year of Establishment : 1921
Stadium : Asim Ferhatovic Hase (20,841 Seats)
Season In Yugoslvian League : 34 from 46
All-Time Yugoslavian League Ranking : 8th
All-Time Bosnian League Ranking : 1st
League : Yugoslavian League : Winner (1) Runner-Up (-)
Bosnian League : Winner (5), Runner-Up (4)
Cup : Yugoslavian Cup : Runner-Up (1)
Bosnian Cup : Winner (5), Runner-Up (2)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1-A), Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : -
All-Time Top Scorer : Josip Bukal, Dželaludin Muharemović (127)
Greatest Player Ever : Ivica Osim
The Greatest Manager Ever : Milan Ribar

Željezničar, alias 'Željo', is historically one of the most prominent and successful football teams in Bosnia and Herzegovina. the name Željezničar means "railway worker", given because it was established by a group of railway workers. After the word war II, Željo was formed again, That secured them a place in the final tournament with champions of other Yugoslav republics. Soon after, Sarajevo citizens formed a new club FK Sarajevo, club that become an eyesore to željezničar fans The Maniacs all to this days. That had a devastating influence on the club, so it needed several years to come back to first division. Biggest success came in 1971/1972 season when it won a championship title, the only title in Yugoslav period. After the collapse of Yugoslavia, another war. Grbavica stadium was occupied and football was off again. Somehow, club managed to rise again until today.



40. Dinamo Minsk



Nation : Belarus
Year of Establishment : 1927
Stadium : Dynamo Stadium (41,040 Seats)
Seasons in Soviet League : 39 from 55
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 9th
All-Time Belarus League Ranking : 1st
League : Soviet League : Winner (1), Runner-Up (-)
Belarus League : Winner (7), Runner-Up (6)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (-), Runner-Up (2)
Belarus Cup : Winner (3), Runner-Up (2)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : : Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time Top-Scorer : Pyotr Kachura (68 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Eduard Malofeev
The Greatest Manager Ever : Eduard Malofeev

Dinamo Minsk is the greatest Belarus club of all-time. In 1927 Dinamo put in his piggy bank and the first trophy, winning the championship of the BSSR. It is interesting that initially participated in this competition, took command of cities. Among them was the team of Minsk, who won a ticket to the finals, where the metropolitan players resisted guards Gomel and Vitebsk. Unwillingness to act under the flag of the city caused an uproar from the public. Footballers accused of behavior, unworthy of Soviet citizens in the susceptibility to the influence of bourgeois sport associations. But everybody loves a winner. Dynamo in brilliant style finished with rivals and won the title of the BSSR. The main event of football life of the Soviet Union in 1928, became an All-Union sports days in Moscow, which was attended by national team BSSR, finished fifth. The best scorer of the Belarusian team was the "Dynamo" Tikhomirov, who scored 4 goals. That year was notable for the fact that the sports society "Dynamo" started to build a new sports stadium on the site of a former racecourse



39. Spartak Trnava



Nation : Slovakia
Year of Establishment : 1923
Stadium : Anton Malatinský (18,448 Seats)
Season In Czechoslovakian League : 37 from 67
All-Time Czechoslovakian League Ranking : 8th
All-Time Slovakian League Ranking : 3rd
League : Czechoslovakian League : Winner (5) Runner-Up (1)
Slovakian League : Winner (-), Runner-Up (2)
Cup : Czechoslovak Cup : Winner (5)
Slovak Cup : Winner (3), Runner-Up (1)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : R-16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : : Semi- Final (1-A), Quarter- Final (2-A)
Mitropa Cup : Winner (1967)
All-Time Top Scorer : Jozef Adamec (139 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Jozef Adamec
The Greatest Manager Ever : Anton Malatinský

Historically it is one of the most successful clubs in Slovakia. The club was founded on May 30, 1923 by the merging of Šk Čechie and ČšŠk into TSS Trnava. The Golden era of Spartak began in the season of 1966/67, Great success was achieved in the Mitropa Cup. Until the middle of 1970s, Spartak Trnava got their prime of achievement in European Competition. The fifth and the last league title in 1972/73 beckoned the end of Spartak's golden era. The latter half of the 90s can be considered the renaissance of football in Trnava. However, The club cannot save their past famous, not a top team in Slovakian League after they was separated from Czechoslovakia.



38. OFK Belgrade



Nation : Serbia
Year of Establishment : 1911
Stadium : Karadorde (20,000 Seats)
Season In Yugoslvian League : 33 from 46
All-Time Yugoslavian League Ranking : 9th
All-Time Serbain League Ranking : 5th
League : Yugoslavian League : Winner (5-A) Runner-Up (4-A, 2-P)
Serbian League : Winner (-), Runner-Up (1)
Cup : Yugoslavian Cup : Winner (4), Runner-Up (-)
Serbian Cup : Winner (-), Runner-Up (1)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1-A), Quarter- Final (2-A), R-16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : -
All-Time Top Scorer : Blagoje Marjanović
Greatest Player Ever : Blagoje Marjanović
The Greatest Manager Ever : Antal Nemes

OFK Beograd was founded in 1911. In its rich history, the club has also been named Metalac between 1945 and 1950. How it all started is just as how the club is living today: never on top but always among the best. Usually, it is in the shadow of the bigger Belgrade clubs. A two decade long "Golden Era" had begun. The 1960s and the first half of the 1970s were years of European glory. OFK Beograd had participated eight times in European competitions. The Romantičari were not able to take advantage of their success on the domestic and European scene. After several successful season, a sudden fall occurred. OFK Beograd was slowly losing its brilliance. During the 1980s, the club has often been changing leagues, from the First Division to the Second. The "Silent Fall" lasted as long as the Golden Era. Still, the tradition could not be forgotten and the club comes back to its old habits in the 1990s. Fourth position in 1992 and 1994 announced a bright future for OFK in the 21st century.



37. Torpedo Moscow



Nation : Russia
Year of Establishment : 1924
Stadium : Torpedow (13,400 Seats)
Seasons in Soviet League : 51 from 55
Seasons in Russian League : 15 from 20
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 5th
All-Time Russian League Ranking : 7th
League : Soviet League : Winner (3), Runner-Up (3)
Russian League : Winner (-), Runner-Up (-)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (6), Runner-Up (9)
Russian Cup : Winner (1), Runner-Up (-)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A), R16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (2)
All-Time European Cup Performance : -
All-Time Top-Scorer : Valentin Ivanov (124 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Eduard Streltsov
The Greatest Manager Ever : Viktor Maslov

Nicknamed the Black-Whites, Originally known as Proletarian Forge before changing their name to Torpedo in 1936. The club used to belong to the ZIL automobile plant until a fallout in the mid-1990s that resulted in Torpedo leaving their historic ground and moving across town to Luzhniki, as they became property of the Luzhniki corporation. In 1957 Torpedo Moscow, as well as other Soviet sport clubs named "Torpedo", became a part of the republican VSS Trud of the Russian SFSR. It was denied membership of the Professional Football League (the organization that conducts competition in the Russian First Division and Russian Second Division) and did not play in the professional competitions in 2009.



36. Vojvodina



Nation : Serbia
Year of Establishment : 1914
Stadium : Karadorde (17,204 Seats)
Season In Yugoslvian League : 42 from 46
All-Time Yugoslavian League Ranking : 5th
All-Time Serbain League Ranking : 3rd
League : Yugoslavian League : Winner (2) Runner-Up (3)
Serbian League : Winner (-), Runner-Up (1)
Cup : Yugoslavian Cup : Winner (-), Runner-Up (2)
Serbian Cup : Winner (-), Runner-Up (2)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (2-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time Top Scorer : Todor Veselinovic (123 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Todor Veselinovic
The Greatest Manager Ever : Branko Stanković

FK Vojvodina is the third greatest Serbia club of all-time, FK Vojvodina is the second oldest football club in Serbia's elite league, since FK Javor was founded in 1912.was founded on the eve of World War I in secrecy as Austro-Hungarian authorities instituted and closely administered a ban on organized gathering in southern parts of the kingdom populated by Slavs, especially Serbs. The club's biggest successes on the national level came during the 1960s. In 2006, the club reconstructed the whole club complex SC Vujadin Boškov along with the stadium. The club's training complex is one of the most modern training camps in the region. In light of the Universiade 2009, the club will install new reflectors.







34. Budapest Vasas



Nation : Hungary
Year of Establishment : 1909
Stadium : Rudolf Illovszky (18,000 Seats)
Seasons In Hungarian League : 84 from 111
All-Time League Ranking : 5th
Hungarian League : Winner (6) Runner-Up (2)
Hungarian Cup : Winner (4), Runner-Up (5)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : -
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1-A), Quarter- Final (1-A)
Mitropa Cup : Winners (1956, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1983)
All-Time Top Scorer : Janos Farkas (169 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Gyorgi Orth
The Greatest Manager Ever : Imre Komora

SC Vasas is another long-period of history club in Hungary football. Members of the Hungarian Union of Iron Workers founded the club as Vas-és Fémmunkások Sport Clubja, the "Sport Club of Iron and Steel Workers", in 1911. The club renames five occasions until settle the name as SC Budapesti Vasas in 1959. Vasas' football team belongs to the highest Hungarian football league and was the dominating force in Hungarian football during the early 1960s. Vasas is the most winners in history of Mitropa cup with 7. In 2006 the club would have been relegated as penultimate, but could retain its place as rivals Ferencvarosi TC were ousted instead due to financial irregularities. This would have been Vasas' second relegation in this decade. The club’s best highlight in Europe is reaching Semi-final round of 1958 European Cup.



34. Zenit Saint Petersburg



Nation : Russia
Year of Establishment : 1925
Stadium : Petrovsky (21,570 Seats)
Seasons in Soviet League : 49 from 55
Seasons in Russian League : 16 from 20
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 7th
All-Time Russian League Ranking : 5th
League : Soviet League : Winner (1), Runner-Up (-)
Russian League : Winner (2), Runner-Up (1)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (1), Runner-Up (2)
Russian Cup : Winner (1), Runner-Up (1)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Winner (2008), Quarter- Final (1-B)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : UCL-R16 (1), UCL-R24 (1)
All-Time Top-Scorer : Aleksandr Kerzhakov (131 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Andrei Arshavin
The Greatest Manager Ever : Dick Advocate

Zenit Saint Petersburg is the famous team both in former Soviet top league and Russian premier league. Zenit's history is tightly connected with the turbulent political history of Saint Petersburg, Russia (also called "Petrograd" and "Leningrad" at times in its history). The original team Zenit stemmed from several football teams, which changed names and owners many times during the Soviet era after the Revolution of 1917. Powerful political forces manipulated the careers of individual players as well as the fate of the whole team. The club was renamed several times, and its owners and leaders were under political pressure for many decades. The origins of Zenit date back to the beginning of the 20th century, to several predecessor teams in Saint Petersburg that were playing locally. The oldest documented predecessor of Zenit was team "Murzinka", founded in 1914. In overall history, Zenit won Soviet league and Russian league one time only.




33. Banik Ostrava



Nation : Czech Republic
Year of Establishment : 1922
Stadium : Bazaly (17,400 Seats)
Season In Czechoslovakian League : 57 from 67
All-Time Czechoslovakian League Ranking : 3rd
All-Time Czech League Ranking : 5th
League : Czechoslovakian League : Winner (3) Runner-Up (6)
Czech Republic League : Winner (1), Runner-Up (-)
Cup : Czechoslovak Cup : Winner (3)
Czech Republic Cup : Winner (1), Runner-Up (2)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1-A)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time Top Scorer : Miroslav Wiecek (174 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Marek Jankulovski
The Greatest Manager Ever : Evzen Hadanczik

Banik Ostrava is another great clubs from Czech republic. The club was founded in 1922 as SK Slezská Ostrava, when 20 activists signed the establishment treaty in the U Dubu restaurant. SK Slezská Ostrava began to compete with other teams in the league system in spring of 1923. It started in the lowest division and was promoted to higher division the same year. It took however some time for the club the appeared in the highest divisions of football in Czechoslovakia. The true golden era in history of the club was in the period of the late 1970s to the early 1980s, reached the deepest round in all three European competitions and won their all league titles in their history. Since 1991 the club constantly underachieved. Financial problems soon joined as major sponsors were undergoing restructuralization following the collapse of communism in the country. Since then, Baník appears regularly in the upper part of the league table




32. Budapest Honved



Nation : Hungary
Year of Establishment : 1909
Stadium : Bozsik (10,000 Seats)
Seasons In Hungarian League : 96 from 111
All-Time League Ranking : 4th
Hungarian League : Winner (13) Runner-Up (12)
Hungarian Cup : Winner (7), Runner-Up (10)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A), R-16 (2-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter-Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : -
Mitropa Cup : Winners (1959)
All-Time Top Scorer : Ferenc Puskas (352 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Ferenc Puskas
The Greatest Manager Ever : Jeno Kalmar

Budapest Honved was the famous football club with legendary Hungarian superstar during early 1950s. The club was founded in 1908 as Kispesti Atlétikai Club - Athletic Club of Kispest by Dr. Bálint Varga, a teacher. During the first three decades of its existence, the club was little more than a village team and enjoyed only moderate success. Originally formed as Kispest AC, they became Kispest FC in 1926 before reverting to their original name in 1944. The team enjoyed a golden age during the 1950s when it was renamed Budapest Honvéd SE and became the Hungarian Army team. The club’s top players from this era, Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis, József Bozsik and Zoltán Czibor, formed the nucleus of the legendary Hungarian team known as the Mighty Magyars. During the 1980s and early 1990s the club enjoyed another successful period. In 1991 the club was renamed Kispest Honvéd FC and adopted its current name in 2003.




31. Ruch Chorzow



Nation : Poland
Year of Establishment : 1920
Stadium : Ruchu (10,000 Seats)
Season In Polish Professional League : 78 from 80
All-Time League Ranking : 3rd
Polish League : Winner (14) Runner-Up (6)
Polish Cup : Winner (3), Runner-Up (6)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time Top Scorer : Gerad Ciesilk (177 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Ernest Wilimowski
The Greatest Manager Ever : Michel Vican

Ruch Chorzow is one of the most successful football teams in Poland. The club was founded in 1920 in Hajduki Wielkie. It was known as Ruch Hajduki Wielkie until 1938, with Ruch being sometimes interpreted by Polish patriots as a cover reference to the Silesian Uprisings. The club's first match, was played in1920. In early 1939, the municipality of Hajduki Wielkie merged with Chorzów, which led to the club taking on its current name Ruch Chorzów. After the German occupation of Poland in 1939, the club was renamed Bismarckhütter SV 99 and joined the Gauliga Oberschlesien in 1941, however, it reverted to its old name in 1945. In 1948, under communist pressure, the club was renamed Unia Chorzów, in 1955 it became Unia-Ruch, and finally in 1956 returned to the name Ruch. The golden era was during the 1930s, Early 1950s and the middle of 1970s.



30. Slovan Bratislava



Nation : Slovakia
Year of Establishment : 1919
Stadium : Tehelne Pole (30,085 Seats)
Season In Czechoslovakian League : 43 from 67
All-Time Czechoslovakian League Ranking : 6th
All-Time Slovakian League Ranking : 2nd
League : Czechoslovakian League : Winner (8) Runner-Up (9)
Slovakian League : Winner (6), Runner-Up (1)
Cup : Czechoslovak Cup : Winner (5)
Slovak Cup : Winner (5), Runner-Up (1)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : -
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Winner (1969), Quarter- Final (2)
All-Time European Cup Performance : UCL-R16 (1-A)
All-Time Top Scorer : Jan Arpas (151 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Jan Popluhar
The Greatest Manager Ever : Michel Vican

Slovan Bratislava is known as the greatest Slovakian clubs of all-time. Slovan's roots date back to the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire where it was founded as I.ČsŠK Bratislava in 1919. After Munich dictate occurred in the year 1939 to the dissolution of Czechoslovakia and also the emergence of independent Slovakia. This historical fact had a great influence to change the name became ŠK Bratislava. In a separate Slovakian league footballers get ŠK Bratislava in the period from 1939 to 1945 the title four times. Slovan was the first Slovak club, which is the highest power in the Czechoslovak competition, met with success in 1949, which became the first master of the country. 1969 is the most famous year in the history of the club. The Blues are the first and so far the only team from former Czechoslovakia to win a European trophy. In a separate Slovakian competition sought Slovan difficult competition, has not dominated the league since the middle of the1990s to the present.



29. Gornik Zabrze



Nation : Poland
Year of Establishment : 1948
Stadium : Ernest Pohl (17,000 Seats)
Season In Polish Professional League : 59 from 80
All-Time League Ranking : 4th
Polish League : Winner (14) Runner-Up (4)
Polish Cup : Winner (6), Runner-Up (7)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : -
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Runner-Up (1), Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time Top Scorer : Ernest Pohl (186 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Wlodzimierz Lubanski
The Greatest Manager Ever : Geza Kalocsay

Gornik Zabreze was founded in 1948, three years after borders of Poland had switched westwards and the city of Zabrze became part of the Polish Republic. In 1950 Górnik joined the Opole Silesia regional league. The club was promoted to the top division in 1955. In 1957, just a year after promotion, Górnik won its first championship of Poland with star, Ernest Pohl. Golden years marked the beginning of an unusual streak of five consecutive titles which is a Polish record. Górnik's biggest success in European football took place in 1970 in the UEFA Cup Winners Cup. During the mid-1970s Górnik form deteriorated and in late spring of 1978, the team was relegated to the Second Division. Between 1985 and 1988 Górnik again marked a magnificent streak, with four consecutive championships. However, The club cannot sustain the status as the top club of Poland after the 1980s and relegated to second division for some seasons.



28. Shakhtar Donetsk



Nation : Ukraine
Year of Establishment : 1936
Stadium : Donbass Arena (51,504 Seats)
Season in Soviet League : 44 from 55
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 8th
All-Time Ukrainian League Ranking : 2nd
League : Soviet League : Winner (-), Runner-Up (2)
Ukrainian League : Winner (6), Runner-Up (10)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (4), Runner-Up (4)
Ukrainian Cup : Winner (6), Runner-Up (3)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Winner (2009), R-16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter-Final (1-B), UCL-R24 (3)
All-Time Top-Scorer : Oleg Mateev (80 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
The Greatest Manager Ever : Mircea Lucescu

Shaktar Donetsk is one of the top Eastern Europe clubs in the modern era, is the second greatest Ukrainian club of all-time. The club was originally formed in 1936 and was initially named Stakhanovets which was the name of a miners' labor society. In the history in Soviet league, Shaktar never won any championships. Their greatest era was 1970 in which won runner-up of the Soviet league two times but the club was just a middle level team in overall history of competition. But still, Shaktar was always dangerous in Soviet cup with reaching 8 times of final round. In the newly independent Ukraine, Shakhtar along with Dynamo Kyiv became perennial first place competitors. In 2009, they became only the second Ukrainian team to win a European competition, and the first to win the UEFA Cup. The club holds the record the longest unbeaten in history of Ukrainian league with 55 between 2000 and 2002.



27. Dukla Prague



Nation : Czech Republic
Year of Establishment : 1948
Stadium : Na Julisce (28,000 Seats)
Season In Czechoslovakian League : 48 from 67
All-Time Czechoslovakian League Ranking : 4th
All-Time Czech League Ranking : 12nd
League : Czechoslovakian League : Winner (11) Runner-Up (7)
Czech Republic League : (-)
Cup : Czechoslovak Cup : Winner (8)
Czech Republic Cup : (-)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1- A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1- A), Quarter- Final (3- A)
All-Time Top Scorer : Zdenek Nehoda (124 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Josef Masopust
The Greatest Manager Ever : Jaroslav Vejvoda

Dukla Prague is a famous football team in the 1960s in which was their golden era. The club that ultimately became Dukla Prague was originally formed by the Czechoslovak army in 1948 and was initially known as ATK. Glorious late 1950s and 1960s, Josef Masopust was an icon player of the club’s successful, led the team dominating Czechoslovakian league and reached 1967 European cup semi-final. The top players of this era were produced to Czechoslovakia national team that won runner-up in 1962 FIFA World Cup. Their great era gradually declined until the crisis in the 1990s after the dissolution of Czecholovakia. The club had fallen on increasingly hard times and finally was relegated to third division due to directly financial reasons and still cannot back to the top league in nowadays.



26. Wisla Krakow



Nation : Poland
Year of Establishment : 1948
Stadium : Miejski (34,000 Seats)
Season In Polish Professional League : 74 from 80
All-Time League Ranking : 2nd
Polish League : Winner (13) Runner-Up (12)
Polish Cup : Winner (4), Runner-Up (6)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : -
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A), UCL Group Stage (1)
All-Time Top Scorer : Kazimierz Kimiecik (153 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Antoni Szymanowski
The Greatest Manager Ever : Orest Lenczyk

Wisla Krakow is one of the most successful clubs in history of Polish league. The ancestor of today’s club was a football team formed in 1906 by the students of Practical School. In the first historic season, Wisla immediately became the powerful teams in the league. In 1949 the club was renamed to Gwardia Kraków and renamed over again until the late 1990s the football section of the club was incorporated and was finally renamed Wisła Kraków SSA. The club has had its ups and downs, winning national championships and gaining European qualification. It was also relegated to the second division on three occasions. In recent era, the team has been far and away the most successful club in Poland, winning 7 national championships and placing second 3 times within 12 years. The clubs greatest success came in the 1978/79 season, when Wisla was able to reach the quarter-finals of the European Cup. Wisla holds the record longest undefeated run in home league games with 73 between 2001 and 2006.



25. Besiktas



Nation : Turkey
Year of Establishment : 1903
Stadium : BJK Inonu Stadium (32,145 Seats)
Season In Turkish Professional League : 55 (All)
All-Time League Ranking : 3rd
Turkish League : Winner (13-A,11-P) Runner-Up (20)
Turkish Cup : Winner (9), Runner-Up (6)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-B)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A), UCL-R16 (1), UCL-R24 (1)
All-Time Top Scorer : Feyyaz Ucar (169 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Riza Calimbay
The Greatest Manager Ever : Gordon Milne

Besiktas is well-known as the third greatest club to come from Turkey., has been overshadowed by Fenerbahce and Galatasalaay, was established in 1903 during the late Ottoman period and the football team was available in 1911. Besiktas began playing in Istanbul football league until 1937 the amateur Turkish national league was formed and professional league was followed in 1959. During the 1940s, Besiktas was a very strong team, known as “The Legend of Black Eagles”. They had great years since then until Beşiktaş' performance declined greatly during silent era in 1970s. The golden era came true again in the early 1990s as they won three consecutive championships. Reaching 1987 European Cup quarter-final is their most successful ever in European competition. The club holds the record the longest unbeaten in history of Turkish league with 48 between 1991 and 2002.



24. Dinamo Tbilsi



Nation : Georgia
Year of Establishment : 1925
Stadium : Boris Paichadze (55,000 Seats)
Seasons in Soviet League : 51 from 55
Seasons in Georgian League : 19 (All)
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 4th
All-Time Georgian League Ranking : 1st
League : Soviet League : Winner (2), Runner-Up (5)
Georgian League : Winner (13), Runner-Up (4)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (2), Runner-Up (6)
Georgian Cup : Winner (9), Runner-Up (1)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : R16 (3-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Winner (1981), Semi- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : : -
All-Time Top-Scorer : Ramaz Shengelia (151 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : David Kipiani
The Greatest Manager Ever : Nodar Akhalkatsi

Dinamo Tblisi is one of the most prominent clubs in Soviet league. The history began in autumn 1925 when the Dinamo sports society set out to form a football club. The club was then a part of one of the leading sport societies in Soviet Union, the All-Union Dynamo sports society which had several other divisions beside football and was sponsored by the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs. Throughout its history, FC Dinamo Tbilisi produced many famous Georgian legends especially Mikhail Meskhi and David Kipiani. was one of a handful of teams in the Soviet Top League (along with FC Dynamo Moscow and Dynamo Kyiv) that were never relegated. Dinamo Tblisi change participation from Soviet league to Georgian league after Soviet internal war and they still be number one of their country as usual.



23. Slavia Prague



Nation : Czech Republic
Year of Establishment : 1896
Stadium : Generali Erena (21,000 Seats)
Season In Czechoslovakian League : 62 from 67
All-Time Czechoslovakian League Ranking : 2nd
All-Time Czech League Ranking : 2nd
League : Czechoslovakian League : Winner (13) Runner-Up (11)
Czech Republic League : Winner (3), Runner-Up (9)
Cup : Czechoslovak Cup : None
Czech Republic Cup : Winner (3), Runner-Up (-)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1-A), : Quarter- Final (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : UCL-R24 (1)
Mitropa Cup : Winner (1938)
All-Time Top Scorer : Josef Bican (534 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Frantisek Planicka
The Greatest Manager Ever : Jan Reichert

Slavia Prague is one of the greatest clubs in the pre-war era. Slavia were founded in 1892 in Vinohrady, Prague as a sport club, where cycling dominated. In 1896, a new sport came to the club – football. The rivals were AC Sparta Prague. The great era for Slavia started in 1905, when Scottish manager and former Celtic player John William Madden brought new tactics and views on football from his home country. He managed to set up an early golden age for the club that lasted 25 years. The second gold period during the wartime - early 1940s came when Slavia bought Josef Bican. Poor results continued during nineteen-fifties and sixties when Slavia were relegated twice. They were promoted back in 1965. A new age and comeback to the top began in 1990 in Grambinus liga or Czech top league but they have repeated failure for years until back to have great performance in recent seasons.



22. Levski Sofia



Nation : Bulgaria
Year of Establishment : 1914
Stadium : Georgi Asparuhov (29,200 Seats)
Season In Bulgarian League : 69 (All)
All-Time League Ranking : 2nd
Bulgarian League : Winner (5-A,21-P) Runner-Up (3-A,26-P)
Bulgarian Cup : Winner (27), Runner-Up (13)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A), (1-B)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (3)
All-Time European Cup Performance : : UCL-R16 (1-A)
All-Time Top Scorer : Nasko Sirakov (206 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Georgi Asparuhov
The Greatest Manager Ever : Ivan Vutsov

Levski Sofia is number one club in history of Bulgarian football in total number of won trophies, was founded on May 24, 1914, and is named after Vasil Levski, a Bulgarian revolutionary renowned as the national hero of Bulgaria. Levski is the only Bulgarian club that has spent its entire history playing in the first division, from 1924 to 1944 in the State Championship, from 1945 to 1948 in the Republic Championship and from 1948 to date in the A PFG. Internationally, Levski has reached the quarter-finals five times - three Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals and two UEFA Cup quarter-finals. In 2006, it became the first and so far the only Bulgarian club to make it to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. To date, the club's biggest rivals are CSKA Sofia, and matches between the two capital sides are commonly referred to as The Eternal Derby in Bulgaria.




21. AEK Athens



Nation : Greece
Year of Establishment : 1925
Stadium : Olympic Stadium Athens (71,030 Seats)
Seasons In Greek League : 72 From 77
All-Time League Ranking : 3rd
Greek League : Winner (2-A,9-P) Runner-Up (3-A,16-P)
Greek Cup : Winner (14), Runner-Up (7)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1-A), R16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (2)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A), UCL-R16 (2-A), UCL-R24 (2)
All-Time Top Scorer : Mimis Papaioannou (234 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Thomas Mavros
The Greatest Manager Ever : Branko Stanković

AEK Athens is the third greatest club in history of Greece football, was established in Athens in 1924 by Greek refugees from Constantinople in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War. AEK’s football team grew rapidly in popularity during the 1920s and The club’s mixed success during the 1930s was highlighted by the first Greek Championship-Cup double in 1939. However, The club could not win any league titles for later two decades until Mimis Papaiiannou was signed for the club and being very influence to help them back to win the league title again and reaching 1969 European Cup Quarter-final. Continuously, Thomas Mavros was the next hero in the late 1970s. The club reach semi-final UEFA Cup in 1977. AEK finally could dominate Greece League in the early 1990s which is their best era.




20. CSKA Moscow



Nation : Russia
Year of Establishment : 1911
Stadium : Luzhniki Stadium (78,360 Seats)
Seasons in Soviet League : 48 from 55
Seasons in Russian League : 20 (All)
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 6th
All-Time Russian League Ranking : 3rd
League : Soviet League : Winner (7), Runner-Up (4)
Russian League : Winner (3), Runner-Up (5)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (5), Runner-Up (3)
Russian Cup : Winner (5), Runner-Up (3)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Winner (1-B) (2005)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A, 1-B), UCL-R16 (1), UCL-R24 (1)
All-Time Top-Scorer : Grigory Fedotov (133 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Albert Shesternev
The Greatest Manager Ever : Boris Arkadyev

CSKA Moscow CSKA is officially not a section of the military CSKA sports club, but the Russian Ministry of Defense is one of shareholders of PFC CSKA, while the central club claims them as their own.The Moscow Army men won their 10th national title back in 2006 and they are one of the most successful clubs in the Russian football, having an extensive legacy in the Soviet football as well. Their golden era was available after the WWII during the late 1940s and produced many top-class players to Soviet national team. Later, CSKA move to play in Russian league after the internal war and very failed down in the 1990s before came back to be the top team of the league in 2000s. CSKA is one of four clubs to win triple champion base on UEFA Cup, was sucessfully done in 2005.




19. Dynamo Moscow



Nation : Russia
Year of Establishment : 1923
Stadium : Dynamo Stadium (36,540 Seats)
Seasons in Soviet League : 54 from 55
Seasons in Russian League : 20 (All)
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 3rd
All-Time Russian League Ranking : 4th
League : Soviet League : Winner (11), Runner-Up (11)
Russian League : Winner (-), Runner-Up (1)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (6), Runner-Up (3)
Russian Cup : Winner (1), Runner-Up (2)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : R16 (2-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Runner-Up (1), Semi- Final (2), Quarter- Final (2)
All-Time European Cup Performance : -
All-Time Top-Scorer : Sergei Solovyov (164 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Lev Yashin
The Greatest Manager Ever : Aleksandr Sevidov

Dynamo Moscow is the oldest Russian football club and the only one which has always played in the top tiers of the Soviet (for the Soviet era - sharing this achievement jointly with Dynamo Kyiv) and the Russian football competitions never being relegated to the lower divisions. Despite this, it has never won today's Russian Premier League title. Dynamo Moscow has its roots in the club Morozovtsi Orekhovo-Zuevo Moskva founded as a factory team in 1887. After the Russian revolution of 1917 the club eventually found itself under the authority of the Interior Ministry and its head Felix Dzerzhinsky chief of the Soviet Union's first secret police force, the notorious Cheka. The club was re-named Dinamo Moskva in 1923 and developed some infamy for its intimidating association with the Interior Ministry, often being referred to as Garbage, a Russian criminal slang term for police, by the supporters of other clubs.



18. Dinamo Bucharest



Nation : Romania
Year of Establishment : 1948
Stadium : Dinamo (15,032 Seats)
Season In Romania Liga I : 63 from 66
All-Time League Ranking : 2nd
Romanian League : Winner (18) Runner-Up (20)
Romanian Cup : Winner (13), Runner-Up (8)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : R16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1), Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : : Semi-Final (1-A), UCL-R16 (1-A)
All-Time Top Scorer : Dudu Georgescu (207 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Cornel Dinu
The Greatest Manager Ever : Nicolae Nicosur Dumitru

Dinamo Bucharest is one of the two most successful football teams in Romania together with Steua Bucharest, was formed under the umbrella of the Communist regime's Internal Affairs Ministry — merged with "Ciocanul Bucureşti" The club's biggest rivals are Steaua Bucureşti, and matches between the two capital sides are commonly referred to as "The Eternal Derby". Dinamo Bucharest’s golden era is early 1960s and 1980s that they reach semi-final in European cup 1983-1984. Following of the era of Late 80s to early 90s, They won the record most consecutive winning and unbeaten in Romanian league and reached semi-final round of 1990 UEFA Cup’Winners’Cup. On the other hand, Their best superstars as the likes of Georgescu and Dinu were appeared in the 1970s.



17. Fenerbahce



Nation : Turkey
Year of Establishment : 1907
Stadium : Sukru Saracoglu (53,586 Seats)
Season In Turkish Professional League : 55 (All)
All-Time League Ranking : 1st
Turkish League : Winner (15-A, 18-P) Runner-Up (4-A,17-P)
Turkish Cup : Winner (5), Runner-Up (8)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : -
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A), UCL-R16 (1-A), UCL-R24 (1)
All-Time Top Scorer : Ziki Riza Sporel (470 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Lefter Küçükandonyadis
The Greatest Manager Ever : Didi

Fenerbahce is all-time greatest club in Turkish league. The founders were Nurizade Ziya Bey. Their first superstar is a famous striker name “Zeki Riza Spereal” who possesses record most high average goal per game in history of Turkish football. They played in amateur era until The professional era come true when Turkish Football Federation founded a national league in 1959. After then, Fenerbahce dominated Turkish league for several eras. Their only failure era is the 1990s that was the golden era of Galatasalaay club that is the best rival and well-known as “Derby Match of Turkey” when they meet together in the league. In 2000s, Fenerbahce back to dominate the league again and achieve their best performance ever in European Cup with reaching 2008 UEFA Champion league quarter-final round.



16. MTK Hungary



Nation : Hungary
Year of Establishment : 1888
Stadium : Hidegkuti Nandor (12,700 Seats)
Seasons In Hungarian League : 101 from 111
All-Time League Ranking : 3rd
Hungarian League : Winner (12-A,11-P) Runner-Up (20)
Hungarian Cup : Winner (12), Runner-Up (3)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Runner-Up (1), Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : : Quarter- Final (1-A)
Mitropa Cup : Winners (1955, 1963)
All-Time Top Scorer : Bella Illes (141 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Nandor Hidegkuti
The Greatest Manager Ever : Marton Bukovi

MTK Hungary is the best Hungarian clubs between the1910s to1920s. About a dozen sport loving citizens decided in 1888 in a cafe in Budapest to form the Magyar Circle of Hungarian Fitness Activists. Before the introduction of professional football MTK was the most successful Hungarian team. Prior to the Second World War the team managed to win 15 Hungarian League titles and gained 7 Hungarian Cup victories. During the professional era the team could not repeat the same performance. Due to the participation of many Jewish figures in the club, it had the reputation of being a "Jewish" team and suffered from antisemitism beginning in the 1930s and 1940s, a phenomenon that continues to the present. In 1949 when Hungary became a communist state, MTK were taken over by the secret police, the ÁVH, and subsequently the club became known as Textiles SE. They then became Bástya SE, then Vörös Lobogó SE, which means Red Banner or Red Flag, and then finally back to MTK. Despite this turmoil, the 1950s proved a successful era for the club.



15. Hajduk Split



Nation : Croatia
Year of Establishment : 1911
Stadium : Gradski (35,000 Seats)
Season In Yugoslvian League : 43 from 47
All-Time Yugoslavian League Ranking : 4th
All-Time Croatian League Ranking : 2nd
League : Yugoslavian League : Winner (2-A,7-P), Runner-Up (5-A, 6-P)
Croatian League : Winner (8), Runner-Up (10)
Cup : Yugoslavian Cup : Winner (9), Runner-Up (5)
Croatian Cup : Winner (4), Runner-Up (4)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1-A), : Quarter- Final (1-A), R16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1), Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : : Quarter- Final (2-A,1-B)
All-Time Top Scorer : Bernard Vukas (300 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Bernard Vukas
The Greatest Manager Ever : Tomislav Ivic

Hajduk Split is regarded as the greatest Croatia club of all-time. The club was founded in the famous, centuries-old pub U Fleků in Prague (then also part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) by a group of students from Split, was officially registered with the authorities in 1911. The temporary ban on work during the early 1940s was happened after the adjective Croatian refuse to be forcibly replaced by the adjective "Yugoslav". After the World War II, They back to play in the league again until the golden generation was created during the 1970s. Hajduk reach semi-final round of Euroepan club two times in 1976 and 1980 and won their half numbers of Yugoslav league champions history with 4. Hajduk was transferred to Croatia league after the country is independent in early 1990s but have become to be overshadowed by Dinamo Zagreb until nowadays.



14. Legia Warzaw



Nation : Poland
Year of Establishment : 1916
Stadium : Wojska Polskiego (31,800 Seats)
Season In Polish Professional League : 77 from 80
All-Time League Ranking : 1st
Polish League : Winner (8) Runner-Up (11)
Polish Cup : Winner (15), Runner-Up (6)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : R-16 (2-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1), Quarter-Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1-A), Quarter- Final (1-A, 1-B)
All-Time Top Scorer : Lucjan Brychczy (182 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Kazimierz Deyna
The Greatest Manager Ever: Edmund Zientara

Legia Warzaw is the greatest Polish club of all-time. It was founded in 1916 (during the military operations of the World War I on the eastern front) in the neighborhood of Maniewicze in Volhynia as the football club of the Polish Legions. The club started playing in the Polish league in 1927 but the competition was interrupted for many years due to the WWII. The 1970s were known as Poland's golden age of football. From the 1960s to the 1970s, Legia's roster included powerful football players such as Jan Tomaszewski, Kazimierz Deyna, and Robert Gadocha. In the European Cup 1969-70 Legia achieved a successful campaign by reaching the semi finals. After then, The club could not win any league title for 14 years until won two consecutive titles. Legia has never dominated Polish league in any era like other teams because there are many equal level teams in competition history.



13. Olympiacos



Nation : Greece
Year of Establishment : 1925
Stadium : Karaiskakis (33,334 Seats)
Season In Greek League : 78 (All)
All-Time League Ranking : 1st
Greek League : Winner (14-A, 25-P) Runner-Up (2-A,15-P)
Greek Cup : Winner (25), Runner-Up (11)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : R16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-B), UCL R16 (2-B), UCL-R24 (5)
All-Time Top Scorer : Nikos Anastopoulos (115 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Georgios Delikaris
The Greatest Manager Ever : Dusan Bajevic

Olympiacos has absolutely dominated Greek league in almost every eras and become the most successful club in their country. The club was founded in 1925 when the members of "Piraikos Podosfairikos Omilos FC" and the "Piraeus Fans Club FC" decided to dissolve the two clubs in order to establish a new unified one, and not spent a long time to successful in Greek League in 1930s. Across to 1950s, They celebrated the only third double in a row to have ever been won in Greek football history and contineously successful in the next eras until fall into the dark period not win any league champion for 9 years during 1988- 1996. Olympiacos incredibly return to win 12 champions in 14 seasons after then, participated in UEFA Champion League group stage so often. Olympiacos is the most popular of the Greek clubs according to polls. But still, Their history in European competition is a lot inferior to their rival like Panathinaikos. The club holds the record the longest unbeaten in history of Greek league with 58 between 1972 and 1974 and for home games at 70 between 1997 and 2002.



12. Dinamo Zagreb



Nation : Croatia
Year of Establishment : 1945
Stadium : Maksimir (38,955 Seats)
Season In Yugoslvian League : 45 From 47
All-Time Yugoslavian League Ranking : 3rd
All-Time Croatian League Ranking : 1st
League : Yugoslavian League : Winner (4), Runner-Up (11)
Croatian League : Winner (13), Runner-Up (3)
Cup : Yugoslavian Cup : Winner (7), Runner-Up (8)
Croatian Cup : Winner (12), Runner-Up (4)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Winner (1-A) (1967), Runner-Up (1-A), R16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1), Quarter- Final (2)
All-Time European Cup Performance : UCL-R16 (1-B)
All-Time Top Scorer : Igor Cvitanovic (135 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Zvonimir Boban
The Greatest Manager Ever : Milan Antolkovic

Dinamo Zagreb was founded in1945 in order to replace the three very popular Zagreb football clubs which were disbanded by the Yugoslav Communist Party following the end of WWII. Soon, Dinamo’s glory years was appeared during the late 1940s to the 1950s. In 1960s, Dinamo become the only Croatian football club that have ever won a European competition with winning Inter-Cities Fair Cup. Their final champion in Yugoslav league was 1982 before they left the Yugoslav league in 1991 due to the breakup of Yugoslavia and formation of the Croatian football league system. They have dominated the league until the present. The club's biggest rivals are Hajduk Split, and matches between the two teams are referred to as "Eternal derby".



11. Ujpest



Nation : Hungary
Year of Establishment : 1885
Stadium : Szusza Ferenc (13,501 Seats)
Seasons In Hungarian League : 106 from 111
All-Time League Ranking : 2nd
Hungarian League : Winner (20-P) Runner-Up (21)
Hungarian Cup : Winner (8), Runner-Up (6)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Runner-Up (1-A), Quarter- Final (2-A), R-16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1), Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1-A), Quarter- Final (2-A)
Mitropa Cup : Winners (1929, 1939)
All-Time Top Scorer : Ferenc Szusza (392 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Gyula Zsengeller
The Greatest Manager Ever : Lajos Barosti

Ujpest is one of the oldest clubs in Eastern Europe. The club was founded by school teacher János Goll in Újpest under the name Újpesti Torna Egylet. Újpest were promoted to the first division in 1904 and they have managed to play on top flight ever since. The first golden era was began with The legendary "Fogl-gate" in the late 1920s, a massive defending formation of brothers Károly Fogl II and József Fogl III and continuously dominated the league in the 1930s. The first years after World War II saw the second golden era of Újpest, once even giving 9 players to the Hungarian national team. Many superstars were setting records of winning 30 consecutive games, or scoring 187 goals in one single season. The 1960s was still their great era with The 'landmark' of the team - The famous Fazekas - Göröcs - Bene - Dunai II - Zámbó attacking formation scored dozens of goals, attracted thousands of football fans both in Hungary and outside the country. Ujpest reach their deepest round ever in European cup in 1974 at semi-final. However, Ujpest start decline since the 1980s to the present, won the championships just two times.



10. CSKA Sofia



Nation : Bulgaria
Year of Establishment : 1948
Stadium : Bulgarian Army (22,015 Seats)
Season In Bulgarian League : 67 from 69
All-Time League Ranking : 1st
Bulgarian League : Winner (32-P) Runner-Up (19-P)
Bulgarian Cup : Winner (20), Runner-Up (13)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : -
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : : Semi-Final (2-A), Quarter-Final (4-A), UCL Group Stage (1)
All-Time Top Scorer : Petar Zhekov (144 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Dimitar Yakimov
The Greatest Manager Ever : Asparuh Nikodimov

CSKA Sofia has gotten the great history as all-time best club from Bulgaria. In 1923, Sofia football clubs Athletic Sofia and Slava Sofia merged into Athletic Slava. In the middle of 1940s, a unifying agreement was signed, merging AS-23, the then united team of Shipka-Podeda, and Spartak to form Chavdar Soia. Next a few years, an agreement was signed between FC Septemvri Sofia and CDV for uniting under the name of "Septemvri pri CDV" The club was started establishing of their greatness then, won the league almost every season in the 1950s. The golden era in the 1960s was available with appearances of many Bulgarian players, led them to win the best performance in European club in their history. The club’s performance was stability of a bit down until they lost number one of Bulgarian to Levski Sofia in 1990s to 2000s. The club holds the record the longest unbeaten in history of Bulgarian league with 33 between 2007 and 2008.



9. Partizan Belgrade



Nation : Serbia
Year of Establishment : 1945
Stadium : Partizana (32,710 Seats)
Season In Yugoslvian League : 46 (All)
All-Time Yugoslavian League Ranking : 2nd
All-Time Serbain League Ranking : 1st
League : Yugoslavian League : Winner (11) Runner-Up (9)
Serbian League : Winner (12), Runner-Up (6)
Cup : Yugoslavian Cup : Winner (5), Runner-Up (4)
Serbian Cup : Winner (7), Runner-Up (3)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : R16 (3-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Runner-Up (1), Quarter- Final (2-A), UCL group Stage (2)
All-Time Top Scorer : Stjepan Bobek ( 403 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Stjepan Bobek
The Greatest Manager Ever : Stjepan Bobek

Partizan Belgrade was founded in the middle of 1940s from the communist military formation, and overshadowed by Redstar Belgrade for a long period of eras in Yugoslavian first league before they have been able to win the opportunity to dominate Serbian league when Redstar have faced the hard time after the league was separately established. The duel is regarded as one of the greatest football rivalries in the world. Partizan was founded in 1945, as part of the Yugoslav Sports Association, and was named after the Partisans, the communist military formation during the World War II in Yugoslavia. Partizan’s greatest era was the early 1960s that is the only period they could dominate the league. Partizan also became the first club from Eastern Europe to have played in a European Cup final that they could reach as the end of mentioned great era.



8. Galatasaray



Nation : Turkey
Year of Establishment : 1905
Stadium : Ali Sami Yen (26,750 Seats)
Season In Turkish Professional League : 55 (All)
All-Time League Ranking : 2nd
Turkish League : Winner (15-A,18-P) Runner-Up (22)
Turkish Cup : Winner (14), Runner-Up (15)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Winner (1- B) (2000), R16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter-Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : : Semi-Final (1-A), Quarter-Final (2-A,2- B), UCL-R16 (1-A,2-B), UCL-R24 (3)
All-Time Top Scorer : Metin Oktay (325 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Metin Oktay
The Greatest Manager Ever : Fatih Terim

Galatasalaay is famous as the dangerous team in UEFA Champion league during the 1990s. The club is the second most successful in history of Turkish football. Their results in European trophy has been very high profile. The history was began since 1905 The seed for the foundation of the Galatasaray Sports Club was planted inside the Galatasaray Lisesi by its own pupils. At the pre-professional era during the 1920s, Ali Sami Yen found and developed the club until he is regarded as the most important personality in history of the club. Approaching to professional era in since 1959, The competition became equal between Galatasalaay and Fenerbahce that has been known as The derby match of Turkey until the Turlish league has been developed to the very high standard in the recent era, Galatasalaay has become one of the most famous clubs to come from Eastern European. Galatasaray is one of four clubs to win triple champion base on UEFA Cup, was sucessfully done in 2000.



7. Sparta Prague



Nation : Czech Republic
Year of Establishment : 1893
Stadium : Generali Erena (20,854 Seats)
Season In Czechoslovakian League : 64 from 67
All-Time Czechoslovakian League Ranking : 1st
All-Time Czech League Ranking : 1st
League : Czechoslovakian League : Winner (21) Runner-Up (16)
Czech Republic League : Winner (10), Runner-Up (6)
Cup : Czechoslovakian Cup : Winner (8), Runner-Up (7)
Czech Republic Cup : Winner (5), Runner-Up (4)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter-Final (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1-A)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter-Final (4-A), UCL-R16 (1-A), UCL-R24 (1)
Mitropa Cup : Winner (3)
All-Time Top Scorer : Oldrich Nejedly (162 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Oldrich Nejedly
The Greatest Manager Ever : Vaclav Jezek

Sparta Prague is the most successful club in history of Czechoslovakian football and continuously sustains their greatness in Czech Republic league. At the close of 1893, Athletic Club Sparta came up with its tricolour, in which blue symbolises Europe, red is the symbol of the royal city, and the reasons for the yellow are not known any more. Shortly after World War I, a team was put together that triggered off the famous period of the twenties and thirties referred to as "Iron Sparta", won the all-time record most consecutive wins with 51 between 1920 and 1923. A football league in Czechoslovakia was established in the mid-twenties. Golden periods took turns with years when Sparta fans only nostalgically remembered the "good old times” during the sixties. In 1975, The club was down into the deepest point in the history with relegation to division 2 but it is the only season of period. Sparta appeared in UEFA Champion league group stage several times during the 1990s to 2000s.



6. Spartak Moscow



Nation : Russia
Year of Establishment : 1922
Stadium : Luzhniki (78,360 Seats)
Seasons in Soviet League : 53 from 55
Seasons in Russian League : 20 (All)
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 1st
All-Time Russian League Ranking : 1st
League : Soviet League : Winner (12), Runner-Up (12)
Russian League : Winner (9), Runner-Up (4)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (10), Runner-Up (5)
Russian Cup : Winner (3), Runner-Up (2)
CIS Cup : Winner (6)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1-A), Quarter- Final (1-A, 1-B), R16 (5-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1), Quarter- Final (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1-A), Quarter- Final (3-A), UCL-R16 (1-A,1-B), UCL-R24 (1)
All-Time Top-Scorer : Nikita Simonyan (162 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Igor Netto
The Greatest Manager Ever : Oleg Romantsev

Spartak Moscow is well-known as the all-time greatest club from Russia. In the early days of Soviet football many government agencies such as the police, army, and railroads created their own clubs. In 1921 the Moscow Sport Circle was formed. The team grew, building a stadium, supporting itself from ticket sales. In the middle of 1930s, The team changed its name, this time to Spartak Moscow. It took its name from the Roman slave rebel Spartacus, a gladiator. In 1936 the Soviet Top League was established. Spartak was only inferior to Dynamo Moscow before World War II. During 1950-s Spartak together with Dynamo Moscow dominated Soviet Top League but by mid-60s they was no more regarded as a leading Soviet club. The club was even less successful in the 1970s, was relegated into the lower league. In 1989 Spartak won the its last USSR Championship before the league came to the end. A new page in the club’s history began again after then. Problems began in the new century and they have had a hard time to get back their great status in the past.



5. Panathinaikos



Nation : Greece
Year of Establishment : 1908
Stadium : Olympic Stadium Athens (71,030 Seats)
Season In Greek League : 75 from 77
All-Time League Ranking : 2nd
Greek League : Winner (3-A, 17-P) Runner-Up (6-A,15-P)
Greek Cup : Winner (16), Runner-Up (10)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A, 1- B)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : -
All-Time European Cup Performance : Runner-Up (1-A), Semi-Final (2-A), Quarter- Final (1-A,2- B), UCL-R16 (2-B), UCL-R24 (3)
All-Time Top Scorer : Krzysztof Warzycha (288 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Mimis Domazos
The Greatest Manager Ever : Juan Ramon Rocha

Panathinaikos is one of the most ancient Greece clubs. They are just the second greatest club in Greek league. Oppositely, Their performance in European Competition with 2 times semi-finalists and one time finalist was impressive enough to be one of the top clubs in Eastern Europe. In late 1909, after a dispute between a number of board members and subsequent exodus of some, Kalafatis, unable to cement his control of the board, decided together with most of the players to pull out of the club and secure a new ground at Amerikis Square. They changed their name to P.P.O before changed its name two time to finally be P.A.O. - Panellinios Athlitikos Omilos. Panathinaikos has always been overshadowed by Olympiakos in Greek league. The only era they completely dominate the league is the early 1960s. Panathinaikos has still been the strong club in UEFA Champion league in the recent era.



4. Ferencvaros



Nation : Hungary
Year of Establishment : 1899
Stadium : Albert Florian (18,100 Seats)
Seasons In Hungarian League : 108 from 111
All-Time League Ranking : 1st
Hungarian League : Winner (8-A,20-P) Runner-Up (19)
Hungarian Cup : Winner (20), Runner-Up (8)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Winner (1-A), Runner-Up (1-A), Semi-Final (2-A), R-16 (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : : Runner-Up (1)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Quarter- Final (1-A), UCL-R16 (1-A)
European Cup Appearances : 10 Tournaments, 36 Games
Mitropa Cup : Winners (1928, 1937)
All-Time Top Scorer : Gyorgi Sarosi (380 Goals)
Greatest Player Ever : Gyorgi Sarosi
The Greatest Manager Ever : Jozsef Meszaros

Ferencvaros is the greatest Hungarian club of all-time, stirs strong emotions among many fans in Hungary, backed by strong support but meeting some opposition. Its arch-rival is Újpest. Ferencváros participated in all the first division championships since the start of Hungarian Football Championships in 1901 until the 2006/07 season that the club relegated to second division due to financial problem. Ferenvaros is one of the most renowned clubs in Easter Europe in the early era of football, dominated Hungarian league in 1900s and 1960s. In July 2006, It is the first ever for the club to be removed from the national first division as punishment for continued financial troubles and return to the top league in three seasons later. They are the only football club in Hungary that hold a major European trophy, having won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1965. Ferencváros were the first Hungarian team to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group phase in 1995



3. Steaua Bucharest



Nation : Romania
Year of Establishment : 1947
Stadium : Steaua (27,557 Seats)
Season In Romania Liga I : 64 from 66
All-Time League Ranking : 1st
Romanian League : Winner (23) Runner-Up (13)
Romanian Cup : Winner (21), Runner-Up (7)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1- B)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Quarter-Final (2)
All-Time European Cup Performance : Winner (1-A) (1986), Runner-Up (1-A), Semi-Final (1-A), UCL-R16 (4-A), UCL-R24 (1)
All-Time Top Scorer : Angel Iordanescu (155 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Gheorghe Hagi
The Greatest Manager Ever : Emerich Jenei

Steaua Bucharest is one of the most famous clubs from Eastern Europe zone, have been the proudness of Romanian football fans as the representative team to win most valuable trophy in history of their country. Steaua was founded in 1947, at the The club's first name was ASA Bucureşti. During the 1950s, the so-called CCA Golden Team became nationally famous. At the end of 1961 CCA changed its name to CSA Steaua Bucureşti. A poor period was almost two decades during the 1960s to the 1970s. Instead, They became an unbeatable team in Romanian league during their glory years in the 1980s although there are a few superstars in the team. Moreover, Steaua reached European Cup final two times in the same period and became the record among Eastern European teams. In 1998, the football club separated from CSA Steaua and changed their name for the final time to FC Steaua Bucureşti. They also possessed the record Unbeaten League Run: 104 matches (June 1986 – September 1989) European record.



2. Dinamo Kiev



Nation : Ukraine
Year of Establishment : 1927
Stadium : Olympic Satdium Kiev (83,450 Seats)
Season in Soviet League : 54 from 55
All-Time Soviet league Ranking : 3rd
All-Time Ukrainian League Ranking : 1st
League : Soviet League : Winner (13), Runner-Up (11)
Ukrainian League : Winner (13), Runner-Up (7)
Cup : Soviet Cup : Winner (9), Runner-Up (1)
Ukrainian Cup : Winner (9), Runner-Up (3)
CIS Cup : Winner (3), Runner Up (1)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1-B), R16 (3-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Winners (2) (1975, 1986), Quarter-Final (2)
All-Time European Cup Performance : : Semi-Final (2-A, 1-B), Quarter-Final (4-A, 3-B), UCL-R16 (1-A), UCL-R24 (2)
All-Time Top-Scorer : Oleg Blokhin (266 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Oleg Blokhin
The Greatest Manager Ever : Valery Lobanovski

Dinamo Kiev is the greatest Ukrainian clubs of all-time. Even they have never won European Cup trophy but their overall performance in this tournament is a lot better than any other. The club was founded as an amateur team until the 1950s, Team players were even officially ranked as police or interior armed forces officers. The first recorded match Dynamo played in 1928. The club and football popularity in general in Soviet Ukraine was on the rise. During the Soviet era, the club was one of the main rivals, to the football clubs from Moscow. In 1936 the first Soviet Championship was played, and Dynamo Kiev was one of the pioneers of the newly formed league. They continuously dominated Soviet first league for eras until the league was separated due to politically internal war. Dinamo Kiev has still been the number one of Ukrainian league and well-known as one of the most dangerous team to come from Eastern Europe in UEFA Champion league competition.



1. Red Star Belgrade



Nation : Serbia
Year of Establishment : 1945
Stadium : Crvena Zvezda Belgrade (55,383 Seats)
Season In Yugoslvian League : 46 (All)
All-Time Yugoslavian League Ranking : 1st
All-Time Serbain League Ranking : 2nd
League : Yugoslavian League : Winner (19) Runner-Up (9)
Serbian League : Winner (6), Runner-Up (11)
Cup : Yugoslavian Cup : Winner (12), Runner-Up (7)
Serbian Cup : Winner (11), Runner-Up (2)
All-Time UEFA Cup Performance : Runner-Up (1-A), Semi-Final (1-A), Quarter-Final (1-A)
All-Time UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Performance : Semi-Final (1), Quarter-Final (2)
All-Time European Cup Performance : : Winner (1-A), Semi-Final (3-A), Quarter-Final (5-A)
Mitropa Cup : Winner (2)
All-Time Top Scorer : Dragan Dzajic (292 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Dragan Dzajic
The Greatest Manager Ever : Miljan Miljaic

Redstar or Cverna Zvezda Belgrade in nowadays is definitely deserved to be the greatest Eastern European club of all-time. The story was started in 1945, during World War II, a members group of the Serbian United Antifascist Youth League, decided to form a Youth Physical Culture Society. Red Star was given a stadium of a prewar FC Yugoslavia. In a post-war, The club started their greatness since 1950s that they won Yugoslavian first league so often. However, The club was crisis in their performance in the early 1960s but the eras of dominance backed to them after then until the prime was happened in the late 1990s that was their really golden era. So many world-class Yugoslav players were available and successfully won European cup trophy. Unfortunately, The dark era came visiting them again owing to the Yugoslavia internal War that influenced them mostly not appear in UEFA Champion league even group round. Even so, The club still won the record the longest unbeaten in Serbian league with 51 between 1998 and 2001.



The Greatest Eastern European Clubs In Various Eras

Eraly 1930s : Sparta Prague
Late 1930s : Ferencvaros
Early 1940s : Suspend Due to WWII
Late 1940s : Ujpest
Early 1950s : Budapest Honved
Late 1950s : Red Star Belgrade
Early 1960s : Dukla Prague
Late 1960s : Partizan Belgrade
Early 1970s : Dinamo Kiev
Late 1970s : Red Star Belgrade
Early 1980s : CSKA Sofia
Late 1980s : Steua Bucharest
Early 1990s : Red Star Belgrade
Late 1990s : Dinamo Kiev
Early 2000s : Galatasaray
Late 2000s : Shaktar Donetsk



Honorable Mention

APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus)
Trabzonspor (Turkey)
Lech Poznan (Poland)
PAOK Salonika (Greece)
Lokomotive Sofia (Bulgaria)
Velez Mostar (Bosnia)
Vardar Skopje (Macedonia)



Honourable Mention In Performance

APOEL Nicosia : UEFA Champion League Quarter-Final (1-B)
Videoton (Hungary) : UEFA Cup Runner-Up (1-A)



By Countries

Russia : 6
Czech Republic : 6
Hungary : 5
Poland : 5
Serbia : 4
Romania : 4
Greece : 3
Turkey : 3
Ukraine : 3
Bulgaria : 3
Croatia : 2
Slovakia : 2
Bosnia : 2
Belarus : 1
Georgia : 1


By Group of Nations

Balkan : 21
Central Europe : 18
Soviet Union : 11
 

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Great to see all those clubs lumped together Dearman

I would be interested in Dimano Tblisi at the beginning of the 80s. They were mixing it with some serious teams around that time by all accounts. Like a light that emerged that seemed from nowhere then disappeared just as quickly.
 

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I see you included Turkish and Greek clubs, well Gala's too high anyway. ;)

Footy's right, Dnipro should be up there and just one more thing Dearman, I'd say Loskov is Loko's greatest every player.
 

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Great to see all those clubs lumped together Dearman

I would be interested in Dimano Tblisi at the beginning of the 80s. They were mixing it with some serious teams around that time by all accounts. Like a light that emerged that seemed from nowhere then disappeared just as quickly.
They had a supremely talented and technically gifted side and many of the USSR's greatest players played for them.
 

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Look at the way they knock the ball around here and as was common with USSR sides when they struck a ball for goal it stayed hit. Also know that they beat Liverpool of course when Liverpool were kings of europe.

This was in England.

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Dearman confirming what I've been claiming here and arguing with blind, biased hooligans for months.. :proud:



I owe you a drink, Dearman. :thmbup:


Dinamo K. fans, how's the view, you like our sexy back? :cool:
 

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We already came to a consensus a little while ago. Posters from various backgrounds and countries all agreed that DK is the trademark EE club, only Serb posters thought otherwise. ;)
 

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Couple of things....Hajduk logo is wrong, correct one looks like this:



Frane Matošić is the top scorer of all time with 729 goals not Bernard Vukas (Frane was a #9 whereas Bernard was a #11 so naturally he scored more goals..)

I would place Hajduk ahead of Dinamo ZG because we won more leagues and cups in the strong Yugoslavian league as well as having a rich pre-WWII history which Dinamo does not have and we were also consistently a better club in Europe (2 EC QF's, 1 CL QF's, 1 CWC SF's and 1 UEFA Cup SF's) as well as a much higher winning % overall.

This can be argued to death and I'm sure someone will challenge me on this but imo Hajduk is the greater club historically speaking.....

BTW I know you used an equation to create the rankings but it's extremely flawed so I'm not even going to comment on that.
 

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It's an interesting list though..shame that so many of these clubs nowadays have marginal roles in Europe. :(

But at least good to see Partizan in double-digits. :thmbup:
 

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Yea that's a good point. Considering that most of these clubs have been jokes since the fall of communism is it really rational to put CZ ahead of DK ? I mean, 20 years is a lot, that's like one third of CZ's entire history right there. :/
 

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Dearman, you legend! :proud:

Great list. Good to see football isn't all about oil money and the present unhealthy climate. You don't earn legendary status by buying 9 Brazilians and winning some matches in Europe, you earn it by winning the biggest trophies known to clubs world wide. Something only one EE team has done. :strong:
 

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How long are you going to live off '91 dude ? Dynamo for example never won a ECC but they're still a legendary name, without that ECC CZ would just be another EE club. :lala:
 

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How are Dinamo Minsk, Shakhtar Donetsk and Lokomotiv Moskva ahead of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk? :howler:

Cool to see someone make a list like this, very detailed. But just the fact Dnipro is left off completely, makes me weary of the accuracy these clubs are ranked in. Looks not bad, but still questionable.
 

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Dearman, you legend! :proud:

Great list. Good to see football isn't all about oil money and the present unhealthy climate. You don't earn legendary status by buying 9 Brazilians and winning some matches in Europe, you earn it by winning the biggest trophies known to clubs world wide. Something only one EE team has done. :strong:

Apart from the mistake in bold, it's all :thmbup: :proud: :thmbup: :proud:
 

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Great to see all those clubs lumped together Dearman

I would be interested in Dimano Tblisi at the beginning of the 80s. They were mixing it with some serious teams around that time by all accounts. Like a light that emerged that seemed from nowhere then disappeared just as quickly.
How are Dinamo Minsk, Shakhtar Donetsk and Lokomotiv Moskva ahead of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk? :howler:

Cool to see someone make a list like this, very detailed. But just the fact Dnipro makes me weary of the accuracy these clubs are ranked in. Looks not bad, but still questionable.
Yea good post by Dearman but the fact that CZ is ranked ahead of DK and Steaua place so highly is a bummer. :(
 

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Yea good post by Dearman but the fact that CZ is ranked ahead of DK and Steaua place so highly is a bummer. :(
Oh, you'll survive. It's called a hierarchy, and somebody has to be on top. :cool:
 
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