The rivalries make the game full of fun. A huge number of crazy fans are associated with the great teams and the derbies give them the utmost energy to get entertainment, There are no sports rivalries that are more passionate and amusing than football.
We have sorted 5 greatest rivalries in football history around the world.
1.Real Madrid Vs Barcelona:
undoubtedly, El Clasico is the biggest rivalries in the world. These two clubs are the two most successful clubs in Spain and consists of some of the biggest players in the world.
The rivalry became incomparable when Alfredo Di Stefano transferred to Spain, although both of these clubs tried to sign him he joined Madrid.
Lots of controversies arose when Luis Figo was transferred to Madrid from Barcelona. Lionel Messivs Cristiano Ronaldo gave the derby some extra sparks in the recent era. Can you ever forget the combat between the Madrid, and Barcelona defenders to the fierce strikers? rivalries were expanded to a battle of the clubs forward line- BBC of Madrid(Benzema, Bale, Cristiano) and MSN of Barcelona(Messi, Neymar, Suarez).
El Clasico is regarded as the fearsome derby in the world as both the clubs have numbers of bad-blooded dying-hard fans who rarely have shown respect to opponents players.
TOTAL MATCHES: 277
REAL MADRID WIN- 100
BARCELONAWIN – 115
2. Liverpool Vs Manchester United:
In English football, this Northwest derby is still the biggest game and both the clubs are two most successful clubs for a long period.
Since 1964, there have not been any footballers who have transferred from one club to the other club directly. These two clubs are the most successful English teams in every competition. They have won many worldwide championships(9 European Cups,19 FA Cups, 2 FIFA World cups).
Since 1990 Liverpool has not won the league title but Manchester is dominating the English football with 13 leagues and 23 domestic cups.
A number of unforgettable players and their immortal contributions on the field and some of the brilliant manager’s tactics make this derby one of the most popular football derbies in the world.
Can you ever forget Sir Alex Ferguson?
TOTAL MATCHES: 204
MANCHESTER UNITEDWIN- 80
3. AC Milan Vs Inter Milan:
Rome may have the colosseum but original and vintage battles take place at Milan and that is known as the Derby Della madonnina, the Milan derby.
This derby is one of the most followed and popular in the world. Both teams have uncountable support and fans but one thing to say that AC Milan has more overall trophies.
The rivalry was so intense that two of the best Italian players, SandroMazzola(played for Inter) and Gianni Rivera(played for Milan) refused to play for the national team together. The aggression on the field affected the viewers in the 2005 Champions League final and the fans began throwing things on the ground. Some stuff hit the goalkeeper of Milan and the match was abandoned.
It was traditionally believed that AC Milan used to be a team of normal people where the mass can relate them, whereas inter was mainly supported by the Italian aristocracy.
TOTAL MATCHES: 225
INTER MILAN WIN- 82
AC MILAN WIN- 76
4. River Plate Vs Boca Juniors:
This rivalry or Superclassico was once considered one of the best in the world. The competition on the pitch often profound the fans and the matches got extraordinary support from them.
Boca was a club that represented the mass, the people of the working class and River plate belonged to the aristocrat Belgrano Cartier.
Starting from 1913, this argentine derby became the greatest and furious rivalry of the world.
In April 2004, the English newspaper ‘The Observer’ put this derby at the top of their list of “50 sporting things you must do before you die”,
TOTAL MATCHES: 248
BOCA JUNIORS WINS- 89
RIVER PLATE WINS- 83
5. Celtic Vs Rangers:
The Old firm derby is one of the most highly-exciting and heated derbies on the football pitch. Although these teams don’t have world-famous stars this popular derby has the same level of contest and bad-blooded fans when they meet on the pitch, it is not just football, it is all about the various social attitudes and political and religious emotions.
TOTAL MATCHES: 420
CELTIC WINS- 159
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