Real Madrid v Barcelona in trophies: Which club has won more titles?

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When the footballing giants of Real Madrid and Barcelona face off it is perhaps the biggest rivalry in club football: El Clásico. Watched by millions of people all over the world the match is steeped in history, with politics, world-class players and passionate fans all playing their part in ensuring that their matches are more than a little bit spicy.

Aside from their rivalry between themselves, Real Madrid and Barcelona are two of the most successful clubs in the modern game, with numerous league and cup titles between the pair, both in their native Spain and across international borders.

But, which side has won more trophies throughout their respective histories? Let’s take a look at Real Madrid v Barcelona in trophies to find out which Spanish giant is the more successful…

Real Madrid v Barcelona in trophies – which El Clasico rival has won more titles?

Real Madrid – in trophies

We start with Real Madrid, a club that has been a global footballing powerhouse for the best part of the last 60 years. Football icons such as Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ferenc Puskás, Raúl, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo have all pulled on the famous white shirt over the years, and they and many others have played a part in the club’s prominent history.

Los Blancos have won just about everything there is to win in the game, but exactly how many titles reside in the club’s bulging trophy cabinet?

Let’s begin at home in Spain. The domestic circuit has certainly been a happy hunting ground for Real over the years. Los Blancos have won a record 33 La Liga titles since the competition began in 1929 – including 2016/17’s title, their first in five years. Only nine clubs have ever won the domestic title in Spain, and only six of those sides have won it more than once, making Real’s tally even more impressive.

After the La Liga title, the Copa del Rey is the next most prestigious domestic title in Spain, and was effectively Spain’s national championship until the league championship began in the 1920s. Real Madrid have won the Copa del Rey 19 times since its inception in 1903, ranking Real third on the list, behind Barcelona (28) and Athletic Bilbao (23).

Despite their success in Spain, Real Madrid are perhaps most famous for their excellent European record, having been crowned continental champions no fewer than eleven times, with AC Milan next on the list with seven titles.

Not only have Real won more European titles than Barcelona, but they are the most successful club of all time. Los Blancos made it 12 European Cups / Champions Leagues in June after winning back-to-back titles against Juventus in Cardiff.

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In addition, Real have won two UEFA Cups and three European Super Cups, as well as two Latin Cup triumphs. For those of you wondering, the Latin Cup was a tournament for the Latin European nations of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal that existed during the 1950s, prior to the introduction of UEFA’s European Cup.

Not only have Real conquered Europe over the years, but they have also extended their trophy haul on a global level, winning the Intercontinental Cup – contested by the European and South American champions – three times, and the Club World Cup – the current incarnation of the Intercontinental Cup – twic, in 2014 and most recently in December 2016.

Real have also won the Supercopa de España nine times, the Copa Eva Duarte on one occasion (the predecessor to the Supercopa de España), and the short-lived Copa de la Liga (which only ran for four years) also on one occasion.

List of honours (as of 4/6/2017):

La Liga x 33
Copa del Rey x 19
UEFA European Cup/Champions League x 12
UEFA Cup x 2
UEFA Super Cup x 3
Intercontinental Cup x 3
FIFA Club World Cup x 2
Supercopa de España x 9
Copa Eva Duarte x 1
Latin Cup x 2
Copa de la Liga x 1


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FC Barcelona – in trophies

Now let’s look at the other half of the El Clásico rivalry: Barcelona. The Catalan club has become synonymous for beautiful football, with many of the game’s most iconic players having represented Barça during their careers, including Johan Cruyff, Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi to name a few.

They have also enjoyed their fair share of success, and have won multiple titles in every major competition. Let’s dig a little deeper into their impressive list of honours…

After winning the inaugural La Liga title in 1929, Barcelona have since gone on to lift the trophy a further 23 times. That total puts them firmly as the second most successful side in the history of La Liga, but still eight titles adrift of bitter rivals Real.

The Catalan club may not be able to match the number of domestic titles notched by their fierce rivals but they do have the edge in recent years, winning eight titles to Real’s five since the turn of the millennium.

The Copa del Rey is a different story however. Barça have won Spain’s premier cup competition a record 28 times, and are the current holders after beating Sevilla 2-0 in last season’s final.

Much like Real Madrid, Barcelona have significant pedigree in Europe. While they have been unable to match Real’s record eleven triumphs, Barça have still been crowned European champions an impressive five times. This includes four titles in the last decade after defeating Arsenal in the final in 2006, Manchester United in 2009, the Red Devils again in 2011 and Juventus in 2015.

Elsewhere in European competition, Barça have also collected four Cup Winners Cups, five European Super Cups, three Fairs Cups and two Latin Cups. Barça have also enjoyed some global success, having won the Club World Cup on a record three occasions.

List of honours (as of 4/6/2017):

La Liga x 24
Copa del Rey x 29
UEFA European Cup/Champions League x 5
European Cup Winners’ Cup x 4
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup x 3
FIFA Club World Cup x 3
UEFA Super Cup x 5
Supercopa de España x 12
Copa Eva Duarte x 3
Latin Cup x 2
Copa de la Liga x 2



The numbers above show that Barcelona have the overall edge in terms of trophies won throughout their illustrious histories, albeit a very narrow one. However, Real Madrid fans can argue that they have the edge in perhaps the two biggest competitions, La Liga (33-24) and the European Cup (12-5).

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59 Responses to “Real Madrid v Barcelona in trophies: Which club has won more titles?”

  1. Hari Kumar Thapa
    December 10, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    I love real madrid any way, they are currently 34 games unbeaten and hope they continue this.

    • Moe
      May 28, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

      that is long gone now man they lost a few times but they won la liga

  2. Belinda Mwaziona Phiri
    January 26, 2017 at 9:41 am #

    Barca the best club ever. I love this team come what may

    • apatira candy
      February 24, 2017 at 5:31 am #

      dont you see the stats?

    • Eshua Dominion
      April 18, 2017 at 8:22 am #

      I love barca,Barcelona is the only club I can fight for till I die,up barca

    • Kingsleyfrodo
      April 27, 2017 at 11:53 am #

      No protest

  3. Dboss
    March 1, 2017 at 9:56 pm #

    Barcelona a wonderful team keep the flag flying boys

  4. saifullahi
    March 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    i have never see team like barcelona

  5. Umar mohammed bussa
    March 16, 2017 at 10:53 pm #

    Barca remains the best with the nos of laurels won and series of records made. Al barca !!!

    • Kriss kross
      March 27, 2017 at 3:31 am #

      Yeah right…lol

  6. David Yai Yai Yak
    March 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    Barcelonal is the most team successful in term of settling in plaiying game I was happy the way they have turn down paris sanit german in second leg match which is very rare to some team in Europe to do. like Arsenal were beaten by Buyern munch in the the first leg and second leg was even much more bitter to them

    • Cr7
      April 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

      They got spanked by juve

      • NeyMessi Jr
        May 8, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

        and you got stroked in classico… lol

        • Barcadog
          May 18, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

          Does it hurt getting kicked outa ucl and losing laliga as well?

      • Uche peters
        May 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

        Carry go

  7. neymar jio
    March 31, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    barcelona is the best team in the world

  8. Joseph
    April 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

    Up madrid

  9. junior.gonzalez
    April 10, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

    real madrid is the best team in the world

  10. Nwadike Tochukwu
    April 11, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

    Barcelona is the best club ever

    • stephani
      April 24, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

      bacelona is the best all the way up doe

  11. A.Khaleed
    April 13, 2017 at 8:08 am #

    Barcelona the best team in the world nd i like barca

  12. lucky jnr
    April 20, 2017 at 11:36 pm #

    I like stats more than anything. those Madrid fans who only talk and doesn’t know the stats should stop making unnecessary noise ###forca barca### barca! we are more than a club
    Barcelona the only club that unite the whole world

  13. joram
    April 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    Barcelona is obviously the best club ever!!!

  14. Mehul
    April 23, 2017 at 10:40 pm #

    Barcelona!Better style, Better coordination,better team.

  15. samjnr
    April 24, 2017 at 12:12 am #

    the el classico has determine who is the best

    • barath cena
      May 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

      well said friend………

  16. Yusuf a kasim yarlilo
    April 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

    UP barcelona is the best 4ever

  17. saliu aliu 09057404343
    April 28, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

    l am a barca fans but above all real madrid is the best club ever due to European triumph(most competitive in the world)

    • Adejoro Martins
      May 27, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

      Ur not a barca fans buddy but madrid fans

  18. zugachi
    April 28, 2017 at 11:22 pm #

    real madrid is the best

    April 29, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

    REAL MADRID is the best team and club, has biggest history, with creators: raul, zidane, ronaldo, ramos, morientes, di stefano, figo, casillas, carlos, marcolo already legend, cristiano ronaldo, makelele, hierro and other legends… i love you real madrid. HALA MADRID

    • anoNymous
      May 10, 2017 at 11:02 pm #

      Barcelona is better

    • emmanuel
      May 28, 2017 at 10:12 pm #

      your a fool for saying that

  20. legacy
    May 2, 2017 at 12:21 am #

    Barcelona is the best team whether the so called real Madrid fans like it or not,Barcelona had 91 trophies in total while real Madrid has 85 trophies in total,yet they still go about calling their selves the best in the world,they’re suppose to bow in shame ,pls stand up for the champion,up barca as GOD be with you all….

    • legacy
      May 2, 2017 at 12:32 am #

      let’s all watch what will become their fate today between althetico Madrid in the Champions League,am saying they will be defeated today because zadine as there so called coach don’t have what it takes to carry them through the 9o minutes of the match,”he’s not a coach but just a football player”….

      • Stephan Flake
        May 7, 2017 at 9:19 am #

        Barca won 91 trophies yes but that is copa del rey which real don’t give a kcuf. Real won 11 UCL WHICH IS HIGHEST IN HISTORY where uefalona won only 5 . So shut up idiot .
        And real theashed barca’s second team ATK 3-0 . Poor jealous divelona fan, calm down idiot.

      • Anonymous
        June 1, 2017 at 3:17 pm # those words loser,we’re in the finals and we’re owning it..Hala madrid

  21. gavin aping
    May 3, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    i love real madrid becoz they are never give up were just concentrated to give a title all the time

  22. Wisdom Eklenam Endtime Nkansah
    May 9, 2017 at 10:36 pm #

    Barcelona,the best today,tomorrow and forever….Barca,No seize!

  23. engr steve
    May 14, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

    barca is de best club in de world see de sats:85-91.respect barca,up catelonial!!!.

  24. bostinoo demba
    May 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    when it comes to football realmadrid pays sexy and mature football than any other team… go go madrid you are d best

  25. Awais Khan
    May 17, 2017 at 7:50 pm #

    The Football Champions Barcelona
    Up goes Barca Down goes Madrid

  26. FaridMadrid
    May 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm #

    I won’t argue about the “quality” vs the “quantity” of these trophies…
    but let’s stick to numbers : 85 vs 91…
    In 2017, Real madrid is going to add:
    + 1- la liga 2017
    + 2- UCL 2017
    + 3- UEFA supercup 2017
    + 4- Spanish supercup 2017
    + 5- Club world cup 2017…

    85 + 5 = 90 … 😉

    • FaridMadrid
      May 22, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

      Sunday, May 21st,2017

      Real madrid added a new la “Liga” trophy…

      85 + 1 = 86…

      And loading… 😉

      • FaridMadrid
        June 3, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

        Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

        Real Madrid added the 12th ” UEFA Champions League ” trophy…

        86 + 1 = 87…

        And still loading… 😉

  27. clever audu
    May 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    up barca father is father no matter he is,we footballer legend which none of team ever have:Maradona of style,Ronaldinho the skiller,messi the dribbler,Xabi the midfield ever, inieta power stiring, nermar the young starlet and to mention but a few.

  28. Real de champions
    May 21, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

    Real does not settle for less
    UCL real 11-5 barca
    Barca are for better trophies and real are for the best…
    Ala real Madrid we simply don’t settle for LESS

  29. abba yau nguru
    May 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

    #forcabarca 91 truphiy we are barca we re best team in the world

  30. real ity mind
    May 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

    I rather win more champions league and la liga titles and be respected as the best in the world, rather than to have more worthless trophies that mean nothing only to delusional fans.

  31. Chukwuma
    May 24, 2017 at 11:09 pm #

    Though I love how they play sometimes – their determination, energy and sharpness especialloy during these last two seasons I can still do without RM but I cannot just stop watching Barca. Whilst RM’s strife once with the ball on the pitch is to go and score, Barca are hardly too much in a hurry (like RM) to go for goals, but will always remember their fans and so will handle the ball with style that make the spectators/fans happy and, most of the time, still score. It’s not all about scoring goals but how they go about it so naturally and not with too much force and anxiety.

    I think the just-concluded season was not for Barca. Sometimes it happens that way. The first signal was their loss to Alaves at Camp Nou (very much unexpected). Then their denied victory over R/Betis, their surprising defeat to Celta and their most unfortunete defeats to Depotivo and Malaga when it mattered most. Situation was against them in the season, but they still showed their worth. I think it was RM’s time in five years. That is football. Up Barca. Hope they carry Copa Del Rey and restructure well for the coming seasons. I will always wish them the very best.
    Up Barca ! Up Barca !! Up Barca !!!

  32. Chukwuma
    May 25, 2017 at 1:37 am #

    I wish other clubs well too. Nice that they come up stronger so that La Liga becomes more competitive and exciting like EPL.

  33. William Wiel Mathoat Kuony
    May 25, 2017 at 7:55 am #

    Am very Impress by Barca Teams world wide for the input they ‘re doing in all competition even though they were eliminated in 2016-17 from La Liga & Champions at the same time, we ‘re still leading the Trophies of Spain as whole with no doubt to Real Madrid fans with the total of 91+ 1 loading(Copa del Rey coming Sunday).

  34. ken ghetto
    May 25, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

    we don’t mind the quality,all we know is trophies and we are the highest up barca for life.

  35. chujs
    May 28, 2017 at 3:22 am #

    Real madrid are in a different league.
    33 la liga Titles and 11 perhaps 12 european cups soon.
    Barcelona 24 la liga titles and 5 european cups.
    How is there any comparison?
    Real Madrid are by far the biggest club in the world.
    Barcelona have won alot of insignificant trophies that never existed before.
    By the way im an AC Milan fan. But lets get serious about the facts.

  36. mohammedkaif
    May 29, 2017 at 7:44 am #

    barca it is the best team everrrr

    • mohammedkaif
      May 29, 2017 at 7:45 am #

      yeah thats correct

  37. Samuel Ametogo
    June 4, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

    The quantity is nothing,the value is the result…

  38. Samuel Ametogo
    June 4, 2017 at 11:07 pm #

    Je suis madrid mais j’aime barca à cause de ces tactics de jeu, et je le hais à cause de ces
    Systemes frauduleuses arbitraire…ex:contre PSG

  39. olami
    June 6, 2017 at 11:49 am #

    If we r talking abou trophies..u knw it’s Barcelona record nd for real madrid it’s there season so let’s them condition is permanent thou abi is dat d end of the world?next season will count nd those of u who support Madrid jes 4 trophies nd don’t knw dere records I hail una oooo…Hala barca

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