London's football clubs and their achievements
It's no secret that England is the birthplacefootball. It is here that there are some of the most powerful clubs in the world. Noteworthy is the fact that their concentration in the capital of the country is very high. For example, three clubs are based here, who are constantly fighting for the title of champion, and also play at the highest level in European tournaments.
In total, there is moreten professional teams. Some of them play in the Premier League, while others are fighting in leagues of a lower level. Each club has its own story, which can be of interest to sports fans. In this article, we look at London's football clubs that deserve the most attention.
"Chelsea" - one of the first
As was mentioned above, in the English capitalmany strong professional teams. Football clubs in London today, it is headed, no doubt, "Chelsea". It was created in 1905, but for a long time could not achieve significant success.
Only fifty years after the foundationChelsea won their first trophy. And this was one of his few achievements. A new stage in the history of the club began in 2003, when it was bought by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. He invested a lot of money in the restoration and renewal of the team.
As a result, the club won three times in the ChampionshipEngland, six times in the Cup of the country, as well as in the most prestigious tournament in Europe - the Champions League. In the past season, "Chelsea" again won the highest title, proving that it is the best football club in London and one of the strongest teams in England.
Arsenal and its achievements
The second most important football club in Londonis Arsenal, which has a much richer history than Chelsea. He won a huge number of trophies in the beginning and the end of the last century.
The peak of the athletic achievements of the team fell to the middle of the last decade, when she last won the Championship of England and even reached the Champions League final.
However, since then, the club has experienced a decline. So far, there has not been a player who could become more meaningful to the team than Thierry Henry, who in the past decade was the club's top scorer in his history.
Recently, "Arsenal" was able to win the FA Cup, but the country's championship he never defends. He constantly participates in the Champions League, although he flies in the first stages of the playoffs.
If we talk about the most important football clubsLondon Premier League, we can not help but recall the "Tottenham". Now he is constantly competing with the leaders of the championship and fighting for high positions. But, like Arsenal, it can not succeed yet.
The peak of his achievements falls on the sixtiesyears of XX century, when he won both the Championship of England, and the Cup of the country, and also was the first owner of the European trophy in the history of English football. Unfortunately, now the team is not in the best shape, but still continues to play at a high level and every year participates in European competition.
Other London clubs
So we looked at the strongest teams in the capital of Great Britain. But they, of course, are not the only ones. Now we learn how many football clubs in London there are today.
It turns out that there are quite a few of them - as many as fifteen. Naturally, we are talking about professional teams that perform in leagues of one level or another. The list of football clubs in London can start with "Fulham", which is the oldest in the capital. It was founded in 1879.
The Watford and Leyton Orient are alsoLondon clubs created around the same time, but they both play in lower leagues, like Queens Park Rangers, and Milwaukle. The first periodically rises to the Premier League, and the other only recently got into the Championship, that is, the second-highest league.
"Barnet", "Brentford" and "Charleston" - three moreclub, which are based in London. They were founded a long time ago, but at the same time they never even went up to the Premier League. Another thing - "West Ham" and "Crystal Palace." The first club is a permanent member of the higher league, and the second periodically gets there.
Well, to finish this list is worth two youngThe teams, which, of course, are still far from the best, but deserve respect for being able to rise to the professional level. This, of course, is about the club "Dagenham", founded in 1992, and "Wimbledon." The latter, by the way, is very young. It was founded very recently - in 2002.