Bayern strolled to their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday, beating Augsburg 4-1 away to extend the run they began in 2012/13. Impressive, but still not enough to put them on the leaderboard for successive league crowns in a European championship.

Top spot in the table is held by two clubs who have both racked up 14 straight title triumphs: Latvian side Skonto and Lincoln of Gibraltar, who missed the chance to move clear when they were pipped by Europa on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign.

Lincoln’s disappointment last season meant that they also fell one title short of what is believed to be the world record, held by Tafea of Vanuatu, whose run of 15 consecutive championships lasted from 1994 to 2008/09. The longest current European run is BATE Borisov’s in Belarus, where this year they are aiming for a 13th consecutive championship.

Meanwhile, Vaduz’s 45th Liechtenstein Cup, clinched last term with a 5-1 final win against Eschen/Mauren, extended their world-record tally of domestic cups. Linfield of Northern Ireland are closest on 43, while Vaduz (who play league football in Switzerland as Liechtenstein has no championship) also have the two longest streaks of consecutive cup wins: 14 and seven.


BATE are on a run of 12 straight Belarusian titles©Pressball

Most consecutive titles in European championships
14 Lincoln (Gibraltar) 2002/03–2015/16
14 Skonto (Latvia) 1991–2004
13 Rosenborg (Norway) 1992–2004
12 BATE Borisov (Belarus) 2006–
11 Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 2005/06–2015/16
10 Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia) 1990–1999
10 Dynamo Berlin (East Germany) 1978/79–1987/88
10 MTK Budapest (Hungary) 1914, 1917–1925
10 Pyunik (Armenia) 2001–2010
10 Sheriff (Moldova) 2001–2010

Longest other current runs
8 Basel (Switzerland) 2009/10–
7 Olympiacos (Greece) 2010/11–
7 The New Saints (Wales) 2011/12–
6 Bayern München (Germany) 2012/13–
6 Juventus (Italy) 2011/12–
6 Celtic (Scotland) 2011/12– (Scottish record is 9 held by both Celtic and Rangers)
6 Ludogorets Razgrad (Bulgaria) 2011/12–
5 APOEL (Cyprus) 2012/13–

Rangers have won a record 54 league titles


Rangers have won a record 54 league titles©Getty Images

Most titles in total in European championships
54 Rangers (Scotland)
52 Linfield (Northern Ireland)
48 Celtic (Scotland)
44 Olympiacos (Greece)
36 Benfica (Portugal)
34 Anderlecht (Belgium)
33 Ajax (Netherlands)
33 Sparta Praha (Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic)
33 Juventus (Italy)
33 Real Madrid (Spain)
32 Rapid Wien (Austria) – also won a unified German title in 1941
31 CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria)

Most consecutive domestic cup wins in Europe (only main FA cup counted)
14 Vaduz (Liechtenstein) 1998–2011
7 Vaduz (Liechtenstein) 1956–1962
6 Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia) 1937–1942
6 Principat (Andorra) 1994–1999
6 Shamrock Rovers (Republic of Ireland) 1964–1969
6 Vaduz (Liechtenstein) 1966–1971
6 Žalgiris (Lithuania) 2011-2016

Vaduz are dominant in the Liechtenstein Cup


Vaduz are dominant in the Liechtenstein Cup©Eddy Risch

Most domestic cups in Europe (only main FA cup counted)
45 Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
43 Linfield (Northern Ireland)
37 Celtic (Scotland)
33 Rangers (Scotland)
28 Barcelona (Spain)
28 Benfica (Spain)
27 Austria Wien (Austria)
27 Olympiacos (Greece)
26 HB (Faroe Islands)
25 Levski Sofia (Bulgaria)
25 Sparta Praha (Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic)


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