Top 10 Football Rivalries in the World( Part I )
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In the words of Tottenham Hotspurs coach, Conte at Chelsea. He said in Italian "calcio è un gioco di passione" meaning Football is a game of passion. Football played a big part of my Life while growing up, passionately supporting Chelsea Football Club with my entire family.
Throughout football's long and illustrious history, many rivalries have developed between clubs, some of which date back more than a century. Countless managers and players have come and gone during that time, but the clubs have endured, their pride and legacy being passed down from generation to generation to keep the rivalry alive. Here are the top five listed below;
🕭. EL CLÀSICO
El Clásico is the most famous football match in the world.
⚽LOCATION : SPAIN
⚽TEAMS : REAL MADRID and FC BARCELONA
⚽FIRST MATCH PLAYED: May 13, 1902
⚽TOTAL GAMES PLAYED - 247 MEETINGS
⚽TOTAL WINS BY REAL MADRID - 99 WINS
⚽TOTAL WINS BY BARCELONA- 96 WINS
⚽DRAWS- 52 DRAWS
El Clásico is one of the most exciting football rivalries in the world. Real Madrid and Barcelona, two of Spain's biggest clubs, are vying for the title. Both clubs have large global fan bases, therefore the game is watched by millions across the world. This rivalry is also known to reflect opposing political ideologies, with Real Madrid representing Spanish nationalism and Barcelona representing Catalan nationalism. Legendary players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, and Luis Figo have all played for these clubs.
🕭. DERBY DELLA MADONINA (MILAN DERBY)
⚽CLUBS: INTER MILAN and A.C. MILAN
⚽FIRST MATCH PLAYED : JANUARY 10, 1909
⚽TOTAL GAMES PLAYED - 229 MEETINGS
⚽TOTAL WINS BY INTER MILAN - 84 WINS
⚽TOTAL WINS BY A.C MILAN - 77 WINS
⚽DRAWS- 68 DRAWS
The Milan derby is regarded as one the biggest in Italy. It is contested between city rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan. Both clubs call San Siro stadium their home, and both clubs want to say they are the best team on that pitch. The origins of this derby can be traced to a social divide between fans. Inter Milan had the reputation of attracting the bourgeoisie while AC Milan attracted the working class. Both teams had a lot of success, with 18 Serie A titles between them. Despite the fact that both teams have been beaten by league opponents.
🕭. THE COUNTY OF NORTH WEST DERBY
⚽LOCATION: UNITED KINGDOM
⚽CLUBS: MANCHESTER UNITED and LIVERPOOL FC
⚽FIRST MATCH PLAYED : APRIL 28, 1894
⚽TOTAL GAMES PLAYED - 208 MEETINGS
⚽TOTAL WINS BY MANCHESTER UNITED - 81 WINS
⚽TOTAL WINS BY LIVERPOOL - 69 WINS
⚽DRAWS- 58 DRAWS
The North West derby is recognized as one of the most ferocious sporting events in the world, as well as one of the most storied rivalries in English football. This match sets Manchester United and Liverpool, two of England's most successful clubs, against one other. Both clubs have won a combined total of 137 titles.
🔔. THE MANCHESTER DERBY
⚽LOCATION: UNITED KINGDOM
⚽CLUBS: MANCHESTER UNITED and MANCHESTER CITY
⚽FIRST MATCH PLAYED :NOVEMBER 12, 1881
⚽TOTAL GAMES PLAYED - 186 MEETINGS
⚽TOTAL WINS BY MANCHESTER UNITED - 77 WINS
⚽TOTAL WINS BY MANCHESTER CITY - 56 WINS
⚽DRAWS- 53 DRAWS
The Manchester derby pits long-time rivals Manchester United and Manchester City against each other. These events are always well-attended. Manchester City has the opportunity to surpass their more popular rival in this derby. It also provides Manchester United with the opportunity to showcase some of the top English players in the sport.
🕭. DERBY D'ITALIA (ITALIAN DERBY)
⚽CLUBS: INTER MILAN and JUVENTUS F.C
⚽FIRST MATCH PLAYED :NOVEMBER 14, 1909.
⚽TOTAL GAMES PLAYED - 256 MEETINGS
⚽TOTAL WINS BY INTER MILAN- 78 WINS
⚽TOTAL WINS BY JUVENTUS F.C - 114 WINS
⚽DRAWS- 64 DRAWS
The Derby d'Italia is a fierce rivalry between Inter Milan and Juventus, two Italian giants. This derby, like many others in the Italian Serie A, is always interesting in good and terrible ways. Some of these games have been marred by controversy, like as a game in the 1960-61 season in which Inter Milan's victory was overturned. When Juventus was stripped of the Serie A title in 2006 due to a match fixing investigation, the rivalry grew even stronger (and relegated them to Serie B). Inter Milan was given the title. In this rivalry, Juventus has won the majority of the games.