FIFA Club World Cup winners list, Champions & successful in history

FIFA Club World Cup winners list, Champions & successful in history

May 12, 2021 0 By Ibiye Ambille

FIFA Club World Cup winners, list of Champions in history.


How many clubs have won the Club World Cup? 10. A total of 10 different clubs representing two continents have won the FIFA Club World Cup.


How many times has each team won the World Cup? 4 times, Real Madrid four, Barcelona three, Corinthians two, and Bayern Munich two.


Which club has the most World Cup, winners? Real Madrid. Real Madrid is the club with the most World Cup winners with four titles.


Which English club has had the most World Cup winners? Manchester United and Liverpool with two cups respectively


How many Club World Cup has Messi won? 3, Lionel Messi has won three FIFA Club World Cup trophies.


How do you qualify for World Club Cup? Teams qualify for the Club World Cup as host or as winners of their respective continent showpiece like the UEFA Champions League.


Who is the defending Champions of the Club World Cup 2020? Bayern Munich, second title.



FIFA Club World Cup final? This is final match played to determine the World Champion.


The FIFA Club World Cup is an annual football competition organized by FIFA for winners of all continental top tier Competitions which has produced notable winners in the past and present.


The Competition was solely created to crown a World Champion in terms of club football as it relates to the FIFA World Cup for national teams.


It was created as a replacement for the Intercontinental Cup which used to be the world’s Premier football Competitions for top clubs at the end of every calendar year.


For the old Intercontinental Cup, it was contested by a team from Europe and South America completely ignored teams from Africa (CAF), Asia (AFC), North America (CONCACAF), and Oceania (OFC).


The first edition which is the inaugural edition of the FIFA Club World Cup was held in 2000 with an entirely different format from 2005.


The inaugural edition was lifted by Brazilian side Corinthians who defeated Vasco da Gama on penalties after regulation and extra time ended in a stalemate.


FIFA Club World Cup winners list, Most Champions in history


Real Madrid

Titles 4

Years Won: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Spanish giants Real Madrid is the only club in history with the most victories.


Today when it comes to the FIFA Club World Cup, Real Madrid remains the best and the most successful team in the Competition have won four titles.


The Spanish La Liga record winners only the scene about eleven years later after Brazilian teams early dominance.


The Los Blancos lifted its first title in 2014 in a final Argentine Primera Division stronghold San Lorenzo by a 2-0 scoreline played at the Stade de Marrakech in Morocco.


The Royal Whites had to rely on two important goals from legendary captain Sergio Ramos and Bale.


The two goals ensured the European giants returned to Spain happy.


Before Madrid entered the winner list, league rivals Barcelona had already won two FIFA Club World Cup titles between 2009 and 2011.


However, Real Madrid could not defend the title it won as rivals Barcelona returned stronger the following year to clinch its third title in 2015.


Real Madrid came back as a much more rejuvenated side after Barcelona win to lift the FIFA Club World Cup in three consecutive years.

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Creating a new record that has never been set by a single club in the tournament. This success also ensured Spain has surpassed Brazil as a nation with the highest wins.


For Real Madrid, it was a remarkable achievement in the entire history of the club.


The last time Real Madrid won the FIFA Club World Cup was in 2018 in a 4-1 hammering of United Arab Emirates League side Al-Ain in the finals.


The Los Blancos cruised to victory thanks to goals from Luka Modric, Llorente, Sergio Ramos with an own goal from Nader at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


The club’s second title was lifted at the expense of Japanese side Kashima Antlers in a game that ended 2-2 after normal regulation time.


It took a brilliant comeback in extra time to dispatch a more determined Kashima Antlers set up to lift the trophy.


Real Madrid FIFA Club World Cup victories


2014 – Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo

2016 – Real Madrid 4-2 Kashima Antlers

2017 Real Madrid 1-0 Grêmio

2018 Real Madrid 4-1 Al-Ain.



Titles 3

Years Won: 2009, 2011, 2015

Barcelona was the first Spanish side to have a hand on the FIFA Club World Cup trophy after its first title was achieved in 2009.


Although the Blaugrana had also ended up as runners up once in 2006 against Brazilian Série A side Internacional, the club still went on to win three trophies.


Barcelona endured a hard fighting Argentine side Estudiantes in the final with regulation time ending in 1-1 draw.


The Catalans however came back stronger in extra time courtesy of a 110th-minute goal from club legend Lionel Messi.


This win in 2019 became the club’s first.


Barca continued to perform at the international space with the second title in 2011 against Brazilian side Santos.


Barcelona whitewashed the Brazilian and cruised to a 4-0 win. Two goals from Lionel Messi and two other goals from Xavi and Fàbregas handed the title to the Spaniards.


Barca’s third title in 2015 was another remarkable moment in the history of the club after a smashing win over Copa Libertadores winners River Plate Argentine.


The game ended 3-0 as goals from Suárez after Lionel Messi’s first goal ensured Barcelona were crowned FIFA Club World Cup winners for the third time in the club’s participation in the tournament.


The Blaugrana had its last triumph in the Competition in 2015.

The two clubs elevated the Spain and the La Liga to the all-time Club World Cup winners top nations.


In Spain, Barcelona is more of the Copa Del Rey while Madrid is more of the La Liga.



Titles 2

Years Won: 2000, 2012

Corinthians of Brazil became the first club in the world to lift the FIFA Club World Cup in the inaugural edition in 2000 in an all Brazilian final against CR Vasco da Gama.


The two teams that familiar with each other in the domestic league could not break each other’s backline even as the game was forced to go into extra time where Corinthians emerged as Champions via penalty shootout.


However, after this achievement in 2000, it took the club another twelve years to emerge Champions of the Competition.

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This time in 2012, it was a lone goal by Guerrero in the 69th to dislodge English Premier League side, Chelsea, at the International Stadium Yokohama in Japan.


Today, Corinthians is the most successful Brazilian club in the FIFA Club World Cup winners list with two titles.


Other Brazilian sides that have won the title includes São Paulo and Internacional with 1 title each.


Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich is a professional football club in Germany Bundesliga.


When it comes to the world stage in the FIFA Club World Cup, Bayern Munich is the most successful German club in the Competition with two titles.


The Bavarians won their first trophy in 2013 by beating Moroccan representatives Raja Casablanca 2-0 in the final.


Dante and Thiago Alcantara were on target to help the German lift the Competition played at the Stade de Marrakech in Morocco.


It took Bayern Munich another seven years to add a second FIFA Club World to its trophy cabinet in 2020.


In the heat of the coronavirus pandemic, Bayern Munich against all odds played in the final facing Méxican Liga MX and CONCACAF Champions League winners Tigres UANL in the final.


The Méxican proved to be a stronger opposition for Bavarians who had some of the best attackers in the world including Robert Lewandowski and other stars like Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Kingsley Coman on parade.


The Bavarians could only manage a single goal to lift its second Club World Cup title courtesy of Benjamin Pavard 69th minute screamer.


In 2020, Bayern Munich won the FIFA Club World Cup to complete the Quadruple after winning the UEFA Champions League, German Bundesliga and the German Cup (DFB Pokal).


Other notable FIFA Club World Cup winners on the list



São Paulo – 1 Title (2005)

Internacional – 1 Title (2006)

Milan – 1 Title (2007)

Manchester United – 1 Title (2008)

Inter Milan – 1 Title (2010)

Liverpool – 1 Title (2019)


FIFA Club World Cup winners list in full


2020 – Bayern Munich (Germany)

2019 – Liverpool (England)

2018 – Real Madrid (Spain)

2017 – Real Madrid (Spain)

2016 – Real Madrid (Spain)

2015 – Barcelona (Spain)

2014 – Real Madrid (Spain)

2013 – Bayern Munich (Spain)

2012 – Corinthians (Brazil)

2011 – Barcelona (Brazil)

2010 – Inter Milan (Italy)

2009 – Barcelona (Spain)

2008 – Manchester United (England)

2007 – AC Milan (Italy)

2006 – Internacional (Brazil)

2005 – São Paulo (Brazil)

2000 – Corinthians (Brazil)


FIFA Club World Cup Performance by the nation


Spain 7

Brazil 4

England 2

Italy 2

Germany 2


Most successful Confederations



UEFA and CONMEBOL are the only Confederations that have produced winners since the competition was established in 2000.


Top three Managers in the Competition

Pep Guardiola (Spain)

Carlo Ancelotti (Italy)

Zinedine Zidane (France)


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Brazilian early dominance

The first three editions of the newly introduced FIFA Club World Cup were dominated by teams from Brazil.


The South American country saw its square up in the first finals in 2000.


The second and third editions were also lifted by Brazilian sides São Paulo and Internacional who defeated two European sides Liverpool and Barcelona.

It was a remarkable achievement which elevated Brazilian club football to respectable level in the world.

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Brazilian Série A is ranked anong the world best football leagues.


Spain’s return to the summit

Barcelona became the first European club to reach the finals of the FIFA Club World Cup but lost to a more experienced Internacional of Brazil.


However, the Spaniards returned three years later to smash Estudiantes to its first trophy.


Barcelona could only manage two trophies before Real Madrid entered the scene in 2014.


The two teams produced a total of seven titles which accelerated Spain’s to the all-time Champions on the list followed by Brazil who initialled the table with four titles.


Spanish teams are one of the most respected in the world with Real Madrid and Barcelona the leading force.


Atlético Madrid and Sevilla are also two Spanish teams making the rounds in Europe.


English, German and Italian teams in the mix.


Manchester United became the first club from England to win the FIFA Club World Cup. Liverpool became the second team.


The two Milan clubs Inter Milan and AC Milan contributed to Italy’s two Club World Cup titles.


Bayern Munich singlehandedly shot Germany fifth on the all-time winner’s list with two titles.


Finals with no trophy

Argentina is the worst national team in the history of the FIFA Club World Cup with four finals lost against European oppositions.


The African near misses

TP Mazembe got smashed by Inter Milan in 2010 final. Raja Casablanca also lost to Bayern Munich in 2013.


Brazil still fighting

Despite having four winners emerge from the country, Brazil has also lost three times in the final.


The last time a Brazilian team lost was in 2019 after Liverpool defeated Flamengo.


Asia keep dreaming

Asian teams including Kashima Antlers and Al-Ain lost in their respective finals.


Better luck for CONCACAF North America

Tigres UANL proved to be a worthy opposition against Bayern Munich in the 2020 final but eventually lost to the Bavarians by a single goal margin.



The competition is one of the top Competitive club tournament on the planet where teams from different continent square up against each other in single elimination.



It is also another popular Competition even it is not as popular as the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the Copa Libertadores.


In the past few years, the following has increased.


List of FIFA Club World Cup teams

Which teams play FIFA Club World Cup?

Real Madrid (Spain)

Barcelona (Spain)

Corinthians (Brazil)

Bayern Munich (Germany)

São Paulo (Brazil)

Internacional (Brazil)

Milan (Italy)

Manchester United (England)

Inter Milan (Italy)

CR Vasco da Gama (Brazil)

Boca Juniors (Argentina)

LDU Quito (Ecuador)

TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

Estudiantes (Argentina)

Raja Casablanca (Morocco)

Chelsea (England)

Santos (Brazil)

Kashima Antlers (Japan)

San Lorenzo (Argentina)

River Plate (Argentina)

Al-Ain (UAE)

Tigres UANL (México)

Grêmio (Brazil)

Flamengo (Brazil)

Liverpool (England)

These are the list of clubs that have participated in the competition since it’s inception in 2000.



The FIFA Club World Cup is annual football club tournament organized by World Football Governing Body FIFA.


This article highlights the FIFA Club World Cup winners list, Champions of the competition in history.

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