In the years between its victories in the 1993 European Supercup and the 2001-02 Coppa Italia, the club formerly known as Parma A.C. had the rare distinction of having more European titles than domestic ones (not counting minor domestic titles, like championships of lower divisions or regional tournaments). The tally now stands at 4:4.

Are there currently any clubs that have more European titles than domestic ones (again, excluding minor domestic titles)? I had put my hopes with Nottingham Forest, but it turns out that their tally stands at 3 European titles (2 European Cups, 1 European Supercup) and at least 4 domestic (1 League, 2 FA Cups, 1 Charity Shield), perhaps 8 if you want to count League Cups.

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    As an aside, the League Cup is much more a proper trophy than the Charity Shield, which is pretty much a pre-season friendly.
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Jan 19, 2016 at 13:22
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    Not counting Copa del Rey: Sevilla has 4 times won the Europa League and just once won the League. But with 5 cup wins, it's no longer valid. But still worth to mention imho :D
    – Don_Biglia
    Commented Jan 19, 2016 at 14:19
  • It is highly unlikely that any such thing would happen, because of the high number of domestic competitions, and the need to qualify to compete in European competitions. Even if it does happen, it will be within a short period of time, not over their entire history as a club. Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 11:54
  • @Don_Biglia now Sevilla is 7:6. Domestic: 1 league, 5 cup wins, 1 supercopa. European: 5 Europa League, 1 Super cup.
    – fedorqui
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 9:14

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After doing a research which includes Champions league, UEFA cup & super cup winners I found that there are no teams that fits the criteria of more european titles than domestic titles.

But I found that Bayer 04 Leverkusen has a 1:1 tally winning 1 German cup (1992–93) and 1 UEFA Cup (1987–88).

Ipswich Town is also a team to mention holding a 2:1 tally winning 2 domestic titles (Champion - 1961–62, cup - 1977–78) and 1 UEFA Cup (1980-81).

also as mentioned in the comments Sevilla FC has a 7:6 tally.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer_04_Leverkusen#Honours https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipswich_Town_F.C.#Honours https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sevilla_FC#Honours

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