List of association football teams to have won four or more trophies in one season

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In a football season, clubs typically compete in a number of different competitions: usually a domestic league and at least one cup competition, as well as sometimes competing in continental football, that is, the tournaments organised by one of FIFA's five confederations. Winning multiple competitions is seen as a particularly momentous achievement.[1][2]

Doubles and trebles are usually long-remembered achievements, but do occur with some level of frequency.[3] By contrast, winning four or more trophies in one season is exceptionally rare. In recent years, the neologisms quadruple, quintuple and sextuple have come to be occasionally used to refer to winning four, five or six top-tier trophies in a single season.[2][4][5][6][7][8]

The list below considers only teams whose victories include trophies in the top tier of their league system.

Four titles in one season[edit]

Some clubs have won four competitions in a single season. This has sometimes been called a 'quadruple'.

Club Country Confederation Year(s) Titles won
Santos Brazil Brazil CONMEBOL 1962[9] Campeonato Paulista, Taça Brasil, Copa Libertadores, Intercontinental Cup
Porto Portugal Portugal UEFA 1987–88 UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, Primeira Divisão, Taça de Portugal
Hearts of Oak Ghana Ghana CAF 2000–01[10] CAF Super Cup, CAF Champions League, Ghana Premier League, Ghanaian FA Cup
Sun Hei Hong Kong Hong Kong AFC 2004–05[11] Hong Kong First Division League, Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield, Hong Kong FA Cup, Hong Kong League Cup
Al Ahly Egypt Egypt CAF 2005–06 Egyptian Super Cup, CAF Champions League, Egyptian Premier League, Egypt Cup
Linfield Northern Ireland Northern Ireland UEFA 2005–06 Irish Premier League, Irish Cup, Irish League Cup, County Antrim Shield
Manchester United England England UEFA 2008–09 FA Community Shield, Football League Cup, Premier League, FIFA Club World Cup
Barcelona Spain Spain UEFA 2009–10 Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Liga BBVA
Porto Portugal Portugal UEFA 2010–11[12] Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, Primeira Liga, UEFA Europa League, Taça de Portugal
Barcelona Spain Spain UEFA 2011–12 Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Copa del Rey
Bayern Munich Germany Germany UEFA 2012–13 DFL-Supercup, Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, UEFA Champions League
Buriram United Thailand Thailand AFC 2013 Kor Royal Cup, Thai Premier League, Thai FA Cup, Thai League Cup
Bayern Munich Germany Germany UEFA 2013–14 UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal


Other teams have won four competitions in a calendar year, though not all in the same season.

Five titles in one season[edit]

Scottish team Celtic did this in the 1966–67 season:[13][14][15][16]

  1. European Cup
  2. Scottish First Division
  3. Scottish Cup
  4. Scottish League Cup
  5. Glasgow Cup

Maltese club Valletta won all five trophies organised by the Malta Football Association in the 1996–97 season:[17]

  1. 1996–97 Maltese Premier League
  2. Maltese Cup
  3. MFA Super Cup
  4. Löwenbräu Cup
  5. Super 5 Lottery Tournament

Turkish club Galatasaray won five trophies in the 1999–2000 season:[18][19]

  1. Turkish Super League Championship Cup
  2. Turkish Cup
  3. UEFA Cup
  4. UEFA Super Cup
  5. TSYD Cup

In 2002–03 Fulham Ladies won all five competitions they entered, after owner Mohamed Al-Fayed made them the only full–time professional club in Europe.

  1. FA Women's Premier League
  2. FA Women's Cup
  3. FA Women's Premier League Cup
  4. FA Women's Community Shield
  5. London FA Women's Cup

In 2006–07 Al Ahly SC won five from six competitions they entered:[20]

  1. CAF Champions League
  2. CAF Super Cup
  3. Egyptian Premier League
  4. Egypt Cup
  5. Egyptian Super Cup

Other teams have won five competitions in a calendar year, though not all in the same season. Liverpool achieved this in 2001, winning all competitions entered with the exception of the domestic league title;[21] Internazionale achieved this feat in 2010 (no UEFA Super Cup),[7] Spanish club F.C. Barcelona achieved this in 2011 (all but Spanish Cup);[22] and most recently, Germany's FC Bayern Munich won five trophies in 2013 (everything but the DFL-Supercup).[23]

Six titles in a season[edit]

Maltese club Valletta won all six trophies organised by the Malta Football Association in the 2000–01 season:[24]

  1. 2000–01 Maltese Premier League
  2. Maltese Cup
  3. MFA Super Cup
  4. Löwenbräu Cup
  5. Super 5 Lottery Tournament
  6. Malta Centenary Cup

In 2006–07 Arsenal Ladies became the first British women's football club to win six trophies in a single season:[25][26][27]

  1. UEFA Women's Cup
  2. FA Women's Premier League
  3. FA Women's Cup
  4. FA Women's Premier League Cup
  5. FA Women's Community Shield
  6. London FA Women's Cup
FC Barcelona's six titles in 2009

Barcelona won six titles in 2009 (Copa del Rey, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup) has been described as a 'sextuple', however, this achievement took place over the course of two different Spanish seasons, winning a treble in the 2008–09 season.[28][29]

Seven titles in a season[edit]

Northern Irish team Linfield did this in the 1921–22 season:[30][31]

  1. Irish League
  2. Irish Cup
  3. County Antrim Shield
  4. City Cup
  5. Gold Cup
  6. Belfast Charity Cup
  7. Alhambra Cup

Linfield repeated this feat in the 1961–62 season:[30][32][33]

  1. Irish League
  2. Irish Cup
  3. County Antrim Shield
  4. City Cup
  5. Gold Cup
  6. Ulster Cup
  7. North-South Cup

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