It is an eternal battle between the two giants of Spain since their creation more than 120 years ago. But who, Real Madrid or FC Barcelona, has the most titles to date?
The battle to find out which club is the most successful club in Spanish football never lets up. If Real Madrid dominates the main competitions thanks to its 35 La Liga titles and its 14 European Cups, Barça can still be happy not to be very far from Real Madrid in the end. This is what the scale looks like today, after the last trophy won of Xavi’s men, the Spanish Super Cup in 2023.
FC Barcelona is the club with the most titles in Spain. The Blaugranas have 76 domestic titles to Real Madrid’s 67. Barca have fewer La Liga titles than Real Madrid, but dominate in the Cups.
The Catalans have won 26 Ligas, 31 Copas del Rey, 14 Spanish Super Cups (including the one recently won against Real Madrid in Riyadh), two Copas de La Liga and three Eva Duarte Cups. The people of Madrid, meanwhile, have won 35 Ligas, 19 Copas del Rey, 12 Spanish Supercups, one Copa de la Liga and one Copa Eva Duarte in their history.
Real Madrid currently have three more European titles than Barca. With the last Champions League lift against Liverpool in May, they have now won 24, three more than the Catalans.
Barcelona has five European Cups (four in the Champions League format), four European Cup Winners’ Cups, five European Super Cups, three Fairs Cups (the predecessor to the UEFA Cup) and two Latin Cups (the predecessor to the European Cup).
Real Madrid, meanwhile, boast a record 14 European Cups (eight of which are in the form of the Champions League), to which are added two UEFA Cups, five European Super Cups Europe and, like Barça, two Latin Cups.
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World titles are Real Madrid’s preserve. The Merengues’ trophies are twice as many as Barcelona’s in this category. While Barca have only won four, Los Blancos have won nine world titles.
FC Barcelona have won three Club World Cups, while Real Madrid have won four Club World Cups, three Intercontinental Cups and one Copa Iberoamericana.
Real are ahead… very slightly!
In the end, if we add all these trophies won by the two clubs together over more than a century of competition, we see that Real Madrid with 99 titles is only ahead of FC Barcelona,98 titles, with only one trophy! Ancelotti’s men had the opportunity to reach the symbolic and unrivaled milestone of 100 titles with the Spanish Super Cup final, but Barça did not miss the opportunity to deprive them of it.
The end of the season will be decisive in this title war between the two Spanish giants, as with La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey still up for grabs, Real Madrid could take the lead with a 100th, 101st or even 102nd title, or on the contrary be overtaken by Xavi’s team, who could potentially win their 99th and 100th titles (Liga and Copa), and this under the nose and beard at the Casa Blanca…