As much of the football world focuses on Leicester City’s incredible turn around from almost relegated to English Premier League Champions it almost went unnoticed that Juventus won its fifth consecutive Serie A Crown. A record equalling achievement for the ‘old lady.’
However as remarkable as this is how many fans were aware that this was a still a fair way of the pace of some other club’s league records?
For example Tafea FC won 15 successive Port Vila League titles. Yet the side from Vanuatu has not won a title since 2008/09.
Europe’s most successful club is Skonto FC who won 14 consecutive Latvian titles from 1991-2004, but sadly financial difficulties now mean the club’s fans have had little to cheer about in recent times.
Jordan’s Al Faisaly has won 13 titles although they have held that honour for a lot longer. They won the title from 1959-66 but then the league was suspended, when it resumed they continued their winning ways with titles from 1970-74. They have lifted their nation’s league title on 74 occasions.
Rosenburg in Norway hav won their nation’s top league on 23 occasions and between 1991 and 2004 they won 13 consecutive titles in what was a golden era for the club.
However Gibraltar’s Lincoln could well move the above most of these teams as they have won 13 consecutive titles and are currently top of the 2015/16 table. So a win would see the Red Imps claim the title for the 14th consecutive season.
No matter the standard of the Leagues around the world, anyone who has played any level of football will tell you to achieve such a consistent level of success is no easy feat. Many a player goes his whole playing career never winning a league title, so for these clubs to be so dominant is a feather in their caps.