Double (association football)
The Double is a term in association football which refers to winning a country's top tier division and its primary cup competition in the same season. It can also mean beating a team both home and away in the same league season, a feat often noted as doing the double over a particular side.
List of Doubles in Europe
The list includes clubs from England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. These are the top five in UEFA coefficient as of 24 May 2010
List of Doubles in South America
The list includes clubs from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela as of 30 May 2010. The other countries in South America do not have a cup competition and cannot complete a domestic double.
Country Club Year League Cup Notes COL Millonarios 1953 Primera A Copa Colombia COL Millonarios (2) 1963 Primera A Copa Colombia VEN Deportivo Galicia 1969 Primera División Copa Venezuela ARG Boca Juniors 1969 Campeonato Metropolitan 1969 Copa Argentina CHI Colo-Colo 1981 Primera División Copa Chile VEN Marítimo 1986–1987 Primera División Copa Venezuela CHI Colo-Colo (2) 1989 Primera División Copa Chile CHI Colo-Colo (3) 1990 Primera División Copa Chile VEN Caracas 1994–1995 Primera División Copa Venezuela CHI Colo-Colo (4) 1996 Primera División Copa Chile CHI Universidad de Chile 2000 Primera División Copa Chile BRA Cruzeiro (2) 2003 Série A 2003 Copa do Brasil Won Campeonato Mineiro in the same season BOL Bolivar 2009 La Liga Copa Aerosur VEN Caracas (2) 2009–2010 Primera División Copa Venezuela
History of The Double
Club Number Years Anderlecht 3 1965, 1972, 1994 Club Brugge 2 1977, 1996 Cercle Brugge 1 1927 Union Saint-Gilloise 1 1913
- Dinamo Zagreb (7) in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011
- Hajduk Split (1) in 1995 (Hajduk also won the Yugoslav Double in 1974, winning both the Yugoslav First League and Yugoslav Cup)
- Aarhus GF in 1955, 1957 and 1960
- Vejle Boldklub in 1958 and 1972
- Brøndby IF in 1998 and 2005
- FC Copenhagen in 2004 and 2009
List of teams who have won the Double in England:
- Preston North End in 1889
- Aston Villa in 1897
- Tottenham Hotspur in 1961
- Arsenal in 1971, 1998 and 2002
- Liverpool in 1986
- Manchester United in 1994, 1996, 1999 (as part of The Treble)
- Chelsea in 2010
League and League Cup Double
A rarer, and less coveted, double in English domestic football is that of winning the league championship and the League Cup. This feat was first achieved in 1978 by Nottingham Forest. Liverpool achieved this double three times in succession (1982, 1983 and 1984 in the latter case with the European Cup, making it a Treble). The latest team to achieve it were Manchester United in 2009, the second occasion this has been achieved in the Premier League era, after Chelsea in 2005.
FA Cup and League Cup Double
Again rarer and less coveted, this 'Cup Double' has been achieved three times. In 1993 Arsenal won both major English domestic cup finals (defeating Sheffield Wednesday in each). In 2001 Liverpool won both and also won the UEFA Cup. Most recently, in 2007 Chelsea won both cups.
The Double Double is a term describing the defence of The Double (winning back-to-back Doubles) in the subsequent season. It is yet to be achieved, but there have been teams that have come close. In 1962, Tottenham Hotspur came close when they followed their first double, which they won in 1961, by retaining the FA Cup and coming third in Division One of The Football League, in 1995, Manchester United fell at the last hurdle when they followed up their 1994 Double by coming runners-up in both the Premier League and the FA Cup. In 1999, Arsenal finished second in the league and were beaten in a replayed semi-final of the FA Cup, and in 2003 Arsenal successfully defended their FA Cup crown, but finished as runners-up in the Premier League. During the 1996 FA Cup final, it was commonly misconcepted by the BBC Sport punditry team, that Manchester United won the Double Double, by winning the league and FA Cup as they won the double in 1994. However, due to their trophyless season of 94-95 this has still yet to be achieved properly, despite the misconception made by the British media saying United did in 1996.
Multiple doubles in Finland, consisting of the Finnish Championship and the Finnish Cup, have been achieved by two clubs, FC Haka of Valkeakoski (1960 and 1977), and HJK Helsinki (1981, 2003, and 2011). Tampere United from Tampere has won one double, in 2007.
Several clubs have realised the French Double : FC Sète (1934), RC Paris (1936), Lille (1946, 2011), OGC Nice (1952), Stade de Reims (1958), AS Monaco (1963), Saint-Étienne (1968, 1970, 1974, 1975), Marseille (1972, 1989), Girondins de Bordeaux (1987), Auxerre (1996) and Lyon (2008).
Paris Saint-Germain F.C. won the French Cup and the League Cup in 1995 and in 1998.
Club Number Years Olympiacos 14 1947, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959*, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 Panathinaikos 8 1969, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1995, 2004, 2010 AEK Athens 2 1939, 1978
- In 1959, Olympiacos won the double (Greek Championship and Greek Cup) and also four unofficial cups, winning six (6) trophies in a season.
- 1943: Torino
- 1960: Juventus
- 1987: Napoli
- 1995: Juventus
- 2000: Lazio
- 2006: Internazionale
- 2010: Internazionale as part of the Treble
In Luxembourgian football, the Double is a single club's victory in both the National Division and the Luxembourg Cup in the same season. As there are no other senior football competitions in Luxembourg, and Luxembourgian clubs have never come close to winning any European tournament, the Double is the ultimate achievement for a Luxembourgian club in one season.
It has been accomplished twenty-three times in the eighty-four years in which the Luxembourg Cup has been contested (and, therefore, the Double has been possible). By far the most successful club in terms of winning Doubles has been Jeunesse Esch, who have completed eight of the twenty-two Doubles.
Club Doubles Years Jeunesse Esch 8 1937, 1954, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1988, 1997, 1999 FA Red Boys Differdange 3 1926, 1931, 1979 FC Avenir Beggen 3 1984, 1993, 1994 F91 Dudelange 3 2006, 2007, 2009 CS Fola Esch 1 1923 CA Spora Luxembourg 1 1928 Stade Dudelange 1 1948 FC Progrès Niedercorn 1 1978 Union Luxembourg 1 1991 CS Grevenmacher 1 2003
Club Number Years Ajax 7 1966/1967, 1969/1970, 1971/1972, 1978/1979, 1982/1983, 1997/1998, 2001/2002 PSV 4 1975/1976, 1987/1988, 1988/1989, 2004/2005 Feyenoord 3 1964/1965, 1968/1969, 1983/1984 AZ (then AZ '67) 1 1980/1981 HVV 1 1902/1903 RAP Amsterdam 1 1898/1899
Club Doubles Years Rosenborg BK 7 1971, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2003 Fredrikstad FK 2 1938, 1950 Lyn Football 1 1968 Strømsgodset IF 1 1970 Lillestrøm SK 1 1977 Viking FK 1 1979
In Portugal, the Double is called "Dobradinha" and is achieved by winning the top tier league and the Portuguese Cup. Without surprise, only the Big Three have done it since the nationwide round-robin league competition was introduced in 1934.
On account of the League Cup having been introduced in 2007 only, a Treble has been considered since the Super Cup was introduced in 1979. Winning it after achieving the Double (contested between the League champion and the Cup runner-up when Doubles happen) was attained only by Sporting (1982 and 2002) and F.C. Porto (1998, 2003, 2006 and 2009).
Two Quadruples are considered for F.C. Porto in 2003 when José Mourinho lead them to win the domestic Treble and the UEFA Cup and in 2004 when they won the domestic League, the Champions League, the domestic Supercup and the Intercontinental Cup.
Sporting was the first side to achieve the Double (1941) as well as the first domestic Treble (1982). Benfica never achieved any type of Treble, but holds the record for Doubles (9). Benfica also became the first (and do far the only) side to complete the double of League and League Cup in 2009-10.
Club Number Years Benfica1 9 1943, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1969, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1987 F.C. Porto 7 1956, 1988, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011 Sporting2 6 1941, 1948, 1954, 1974, 1982, 2002
1Benfica also Doubled F.C. Porto in 1981 and 1983, and could have made it Treble, since the Supercup was already existent (since 1979): Porto not only saved a triple horror by winning the 1981 and 1983 Supercups, but filling the slot for European Cup Winners' Cup 1983–84 as 1983 Portuguese Cup runners-up, they even managed to reach the final, failing their first Quadruple in 1984 by a close margin.
2In 1974, Sporting was the first team to win the Double over the same team, making Benfica running up in both League and Cup. Almost winning a European Treble, Sporting saw 1. FC Magdeburg win 1974 Cup Winners' Cup after being eliminated by them in the semi-finals by one goal and after a series of misfortunes (two injuries, an own-goal at home, a missed penalty and a shot on the post). That year, Hector Yazalde established a record of goals scored in one Portuguese football season which still lasts to this day.
Republic of Ireland
In Ireland, The Double is achieved by winning the League of Ireland and FAI Cup. A clean sweep can be achieved by also winning the League of Ireland Cup and the Setanta Cup. Although no team as yet has done this, Bohemians managed a similar feat in 1928 season by winning the League, FAI Cup, the League of Ireland Shield, Leinster Senior Cup Derry City FC completed 'The Treble' in 1988/'89 by also winning the League of Ireland Cup.
Club Number Years Shamrock Rovers 6 1925 , 1932 , 1964 , 1985 , 1986 , 1987 Bohemians 3 1928 , 2001 , 2008 Dundalk 2 1979 , 1988 St James's Gate 1 1922 Cork United 1 1942 Cork Athletic 1 1951 Derry City 1 1989 Shelbourne 1 2000
In Romania, The Double is named "Event" and can be achieved by winning the Liga I and the Cupa României. The team that won most doubles until now is Steaua Bucureşti, with nine wins, followed by their city rivals, Dinamo Bucureşti with six wins. In the recent times, CFR Cluj won The Double twice, being the fourth non-Bucharest team to do so, after Universitatea Craiova, UT Arad and, the now defunct team, Ripensia Timişoara.
Club Number Years Steaua Bucureşti 9 1951, 1952, 1976, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996, 1997 Dinamo Bucureşti 6 1964, 1982, 1984, 1990, 2000, 2004 CFR Cluj 2 2008, 2010 Universitatea Craiova 2 1981, 1991 UT Arad 1 1948 Ripensia Timişoara 1 1936
Soviet Union, Russia and Ukraine
Six teams achieved the Double in the Soviet Union championships.
Dinamo Moscow was the first ever Double winner, in 1937.
Spartak Moscow won the Double six times (1938, 1939, 1958, 1992, 1994, 1998), a number unrivaled by any other Russian club. The Double Double feat of late 30s was only recently repeated by CSKA Moscow. The 1992 Double was unique because Spartak Moscow won the 1992 Russian Championship and the 1991/1992 USSR Cup, competitions technically belonging to different countries.
CSKA Moscow won the Double five times: as CDKA Moscow in 1948, as CDSA Moscow in 1951 and as CSKA Moscow in 1991 (winning the last ever USSR Championship) and in 2005–2006.
Torpedo Moscow won the Double in 1960.
Dynamo Kyiv won the Soviet Double four times: in 1966, 1974, 1985 and 1990. The Ukrainian Double seven times: in 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007.
Ararat Yerevan won the Double in 1973, with Nikita Simonian at the helm.
Zenit St. Petersburg is the latest team to win the Double in Russia, achieving this in 2010
In Turkey, only four teams have managed to win The Double, meaning Süper Lig and the Turkish Cup.
Club Number Years Galatasaray 5 1963, 1973, 1993, 1999, 2000 Fenerbahçe 3 1968, 1974, 1983 Beşiktaş 2 1990, 2009 Trabzonspor 2 1977, 1984
Currently, in the United States, "The Double" may either mean the MLS Double, which is achieved by winning both the league premiership, the MLS Supporters Shield; as well as the league championship, the MLS Cup; in the same season. The double may also be any variation of winning the MLS Cup, MLS Supporters' Shield, the U.S. Open Cup, the Canadian Championship or the CONCACAF Champions League.
The following is a list of doubles in the United States in the MLS era:
Club Number Years D.C. United 3 1996 (MLS Cup, US Open Cup), 1997 (Supporters Shield, MLS Cup), 1999 (Supporters Shield, MLS Cup) Chicago Fire 2 1998 (MLS Cup, US Open Cup), 2003 (Supporters Shield, US Open Cup) Los Angeles Galaxy 2 2002 (Supporters Shield, MLS Cup), 2005 (MLS Cup, US Open Cup) Sporting Kansas City 1 2000 (Supporters Shield, MLS Cup) Columbus Crew 1 2008 (Supporters Shield, MLS Cup)
In Wales, The Double is achieved by winning the Welsh Premier League and Welsh Cup. Achieveing this and also winning the Welsh League Cup would achieve 'The Treble'. To date only two teams have achieved The Treble and only three have achieved The Double.
Club Number Years Barry Town 4 1997 , 2001 , 2002 , 2003 Rhyl 1 2004 The New Saints 1 2005
One notable double-winning team in 2006 was Bayern Munich in Germany, which became the first team in the country's history to successfully defend a double. Inter Milan in Italy earned the double in an unusual manner in the same season, being awarded the Serie A title to go along with their on-field win in the Coppa Italia after initial league champions Juventus were stripped of the title in the aftermath of the 2006 Serie A scandal.
In Japan, Urawa Red Diamonds won the J. League and the Emperor's Cup in 2006, and Kashima Antlers won in 2007. Of the 12 clubs that have been league champions (including the Japan Soccer League days), 9 have achieved doubles (the exceptions are Júbilo Iwata, Gamba Osaka, and Nagoya Grampus).
In the United States and Canada, the double consists of winning two of either the Supporters' Shield (league premiership), the MLS Cup (league championship), and the U.S. Open Cup or Canadian Championship (national championship). In league/cup doubles, five times has the Supporters' Shield winner gone on to win the MLS Cup that same year: D.C. United in 1997 and 1999, Kansas City Wizards in 2000, Los Angeles Galaxy in 2002, and Columbus Crew in 2008. In 2003, Chicago Fire became the first, and thus far only, Supporters' Shield winner to win the US Open Cup the same season. Three times has the domestic cup double been accomplished, with both the MLS Cup and US Open Cup being won by DC United in the inaugural 1996 season, by then-expansion Chicago Fire in 1998, and by Los Angeles Galaxy in 2005. No treble (or, Americanized, 'triple crown') has been accomplished in the modern era. However, five teams have come close, finishing no worse than runner-up in three domestic competitions or two domestic competitions and a continental competition in one season: DC United in 1997 and 1998, Chicago Fire in 2000 and 2003, and Los Angeles Galaxy in 2002. This paragraph does not include regular season premiership/postseason championship doubles won by North American Soccer League teams.
In 1999, Icelandic club KR Reykjavik men's and women's teams won both league and cup, and the club celebrated its centenary year with a double-double.
In 2007 and 2008, Singapore club Singapore Armed Forces Football Club (SAFFC) won a double-double through winning the S-league and Singapore Cup consecutively. Tampines Rovers and Home United have also won doubles.
Domestic Cup Double
A Domestic Cup Double consists of winning both domestic cup competitions in a single season or calendar year. Examples include:
- Barcelona won both the Copa del Rey and the Copa de la Liga in 1983, beating Real Madrid in both finals. The only occasion this was achieved in Spain as the latter competition was disbanded after four seasons.
- Arsenal became the first club to win both the League Cup and the FA Cup in the same season, beating Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 in both finals in 1993.
- Paris Saint-Germain in 1995 and 1998.
- Bayern Munich won both the German League Cup and the DFB-Pokal in 1997/98, 1999/2000, 2004/05 and 2007/08.
- Liverpool in 2001, winning the FA Cup and League Cup trophies along with the UEFA Cup.
- Chelsea won both the League Cup and the FA Cup in 2007.
In the same spirit as the European Treble, the European Double consists of winning the top tier European tournament (currently the UEFA Champions League) and domestic league title in a single season or calendar year. This has been achieved on 23 occasions by 15 clubs from 54 European competitions. FC Barcelona has achieved this on the most number of occasions (4). Ajax Amsterdam and Real Madrid are the only teams that have successfully defended a European Double.
Club Country Number
Year(s) won Barcelona Spain 4 1992, 2006, 2009 (as part of The Treble), 2011 Ajax Netherlands 3 1972 (as part of The Treble), 1973, 1995 Real Madrid Spain 2 1957, 1958 Internazionale Italy 2 1965, 2010 (as part of The Treble) Liverpool England 2 1977, 1984 Bayern Munich Germany 2 1974, 2001 Manchester United England 2 1999 (as part of The Treble), 2008 Benfica Portugal 1 1961 Celtic Scotland 1 1967 (as part of The Quadruple) Hamburger SV Germany 1 1983 Steaua Bucharest Romania 1 1986 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 1 1988 (as part of The Treble) Red Star Belgrade Serbia 1 1991 Milan Italy 1 1994 Porto Portugal 1 2004
The Unbeaten Double
In 1994–95, Louis Van Gaal's Ajax succeeded an unbeaten double, winning the Dutch Eredivisie with a 27–7–0 record, and the UEFA Champions League with a 7–4–0 record. Van Gaal's dream team was the only club to achieve a European Double with no defeat.
Near European Doubles
Defined as clubs who came runners-up in the domestic league and won the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, won the domestic league title but lost the European Cup final or both:
- Manchester United in 1968, to Manchester City
- Liverpool in 1978, to Nottingham Forest
- Nottingham Forest in 1979, to Liverpool
- Milan in 1989, to Napoli
- Juventus in 1996, to Milan
European Cup final – losing side
- Celtic in 1970 to Feyenoord
- Juventus in 1973, to Ajax
- Marseille in 1991, to Red Star Belgrade
- Milan in 1993, to Marseille
- Barcelona in 1994, to Milan
- Juventus in 1997, to Borussia Dortmund
- Juventus in 1998, to Real Madrid
- Juventus in 2003, to Milan
- Bayern Munich in 1999, to Manchester United
- Manchester United in 2009, to Barcelona
- Manchester United in 2011, to Barcelona
- Internazionale in 1967, to Juventus and Celtic
- Juventus in 1983, to Roma and Hamburg
- Liverpool in 1985, to Everton and Juventus
- Bayer Leverkusen in 2002, to Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid
- Milan in 2005, to Juventus and Liverpool
- Chelsea in 2008, both to Manchester United
A Continental Double is identical to the European Double, but for sides outside the UEFA confederation winning the primary continental cup competition and the domestic league title. For example, the Copa Libertadores and top tier domestic league title in the CONMEBOL confederation would form a Continental Double. The Continental Double may be won in a calendar year, rather than a single season.
A combination of domestic league or cup and a lesser domestic or continental trophy, usually the UEFA Cup or former UEFA Cup Winners' Cup may be won in the same season or calendar year. Examples include:
- Leeds United were the first English team to win a double involving European and domestic trophies. It was in 1968 when Leeds won the Football League Cup and Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
- Liverpool won a League and UEFA Cup double in 1973 and again 1976, one year before winning the European Double in 1977.
- Manchester City (1970) and Chelsea (1998) also did a domestic and European double involving a European trophy, winning the Cup Winners' Cup and the League Cup,
- Liverpool won a league cup and European cup double in 1981.
- Everton have completed a European double in 1985, with the club winning the League title and UEFA Cup Winner's Cup, but losing the FA Cup final just three days later.
- Aberdeen won a European double in season 1982–83 when first off they captured the European Cup Winners Cup by beating Real Madrid 2–1 in Gothenburg, and 10 days later they captured the Scottish Cup with a last gasp 1–0 win over Rangers in the final. Aberdeen also went on to capture the European Super Cup at the end of 1983 to cap an unofficial treble winning year, but not in the same season.
- Juventus won a Serie A and UEFA Cup Winner's Cup double in 1984.
- Real Madrid won a unique double of the UEFA Cup and Copa de la Liga in 1984/85 season. Both were trophies the club hadn't previously won. This achievement will never be repeated or replicated, as the latter competition is now defunct.
- Real Madrid won both the La Liga title and the UEFA Cup in 1986. This UEFA Cup victory also helped them become the first side to win the trophy in back to back seasons.
- Valencia in 2004 became champions of La Liga and UEFA Cup winners, defeating Marseille in the final.
- Zenit St. Petersburg won the Russian Premier League in Dec 2007 and the Uefa Cup in May 2008 , thus completing a league and a European cup double in the same footballing season.
- CSKA Moscow won the Uefa Cup in May 2005 and the won the Russian Premier League in Dec 2005; this can be considered as a double even though it was not in the same season, it was in the same calendar year.
- Barcelona won the Copa Del Rey and the Uefa Cup Winners Cup in 1997.
- Chicago Fire won the MLS Supporters' Shield and U.S. Open Cup in 2003.
- Sevilla in 2007 won the UEFA Cup and Copa del Rey. They also missed out on La Liga on the final day of the season to end hopes of a treble.
A national team cannot usually win a FIFA World Cup and their continental championship in the same year because they are usually not held in the same year (except for the Africa Cup of Nations), but one which wins both titles consecutively could be said to have "done the double".
- Uruguay won the gold medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics and the 1924 South American Championship. (Prior to the FIFA World Cup's foundation in 1930, the Olympic champions were considered to be the world champions.)
- West Germany won the UEFA Euro 1972 and the 1974 FIFA World Cup.
- France won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2000.
- Brazil won the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 Copa América.
- Spain won the UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Near International Doubles
A national team may be finalists in consecutive editions of FIFA World Cup and their continental championship, losing at least one final.
- Argentina were runners-up in the 1929 South American Championship and the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
- Brazil won the 1949 South American Championship, but were runners-up in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
- Brazil were runners-up in the 1957 South American Championship, but won the 1958 FIFA World Cup.
- Italy won the UEFA Euro 1968, but were runners-up in the 1970 FIFA World Cup.
- West Germany won the UEFA Euro 1980, but were runners-up in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
- Argentina were runners-up in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, but won the 1991 Copa América.
- West Germany won the 1990 FIFA World Cup, but were runners-up in the UEFA Euro 1992.
- Brazil won the 1994 FIFA World Cup, but were runners-up in the 1995 Copa América.
- Brazil won the 1997 Copa América, but were runners-up in the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Near Domestic Doubles
Many sides have come close to winning the English league and FA Cup double but have either finished second in the league, or lost the FA Cup final. In 1985–86, Everton did both, losing the league title to cross-city rivals Liverpool on the last day of the season, and losing the FA Cup final to the same team the following week. They did however salvage some consolation by beating Liverpool in the subsequent 1985 FA Charity Shield. Similarly, Manchester United finished second to Blackburn Rovers in the 1994-95 season in the Premier League, but lost to different opposition in the cup final the following week, being Everton this time round. In a converse 'near-double', in 2006-07, Manchester United won the Premier League but were defeated in the FA Cup final by Premier League runners-up Chelsea.
- Sochaux-Montbéliard in 1937
- Olympique de Marseille in 1938
- Lille in 1948
- Nantes in 1979
- Monaco in 1991
- Paris Saint-Germain in 1993
- Paris Saint-Germain in 2004
French Cup losing finalists
- Nantes in 1966
- Nantes in 1973
- Saint-Étienne in 1981
- Nantes in 1982
- Olympique de Marseille in 1991
- Lens in 1998
- Lille in 1949
- Girondins de Bordeaux in 1952
- Nîmes Olympique in 1958
- Girondins de Bordeaux in 1969
- Saint-Étienne in 1982
- Monaco in 1984
- Olympique de Marseille in 1987
- Olympique de Marseille in 2007
In 1999, Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga, but lost 2–1 in the Champions League Final on Manchester United's epic stoppage-time comeback, and lost the German Cup final to Werder Bremen in a penalty shootout after a 1–1 draw.
In 2002, Bayer Leverkusen had a season that its fans would call the "Treble Horror":
- They blew a five-point lead in the Bundesliga with three matches to play to finish second behind Borussia Dortmund.
- They were beaten 4–2 by Schalke in the German Cup final.
- They were beaten 2–1 by Real Madrid in the Champions League Final.
Soviet Union and Russia
- CSKA Moscow in 1945, 2002 and 2008
- Spartak Moscow in 1963
- Dinamo Moscow in 1967 and 1970
- Dynamo Kyiv in 1978 and 1982
- Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in 1989
- Lokomotiv Moscow in 2000 and 2001
Soviet Union and Russian Cup losing finalists
Total Number of Doubles
Club Nation Number of
Linfield Northern Ireland 22 Rangers Scotland 18 Olympiacos Greece 14 Al-Ahly Egypt 13 Levski Sofia Bulgaria 13 Celtic Scotland 13 HB Faroe Islands 12 Muharraq Club Bahrain 12 FK Austria Wien Austria 10 CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 10 Dinamo Kyiv Ukraine 10 Benfica Portugal 9 Red Star Belgrade Serbia 9 Steaua Bucureşti Romania 9 Bayern Munich Germany 8 Jeunesse Esch Luxembourg 8 Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 7 AFC Ajax Netherlands 7 Rosenborg BK Norway 7 Partizani Tirana Albania 7 Malmö FF Sweden 7 Dinamo Bucureşti Romania 6 Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 6 Ferencváros Hungary 6 Shamrock Rovers Ireland 6 Partizan Belgrade Serbia 4 Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel 4
- The Treble
- The Quadruple
- The Quintuple
- The Sextuple
- ^ Doyle, Matt. "Armchair Analyst: Cup, Shield a perfect combo". MLSSoccer.com. http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/armchair-analyst-cup-shield-perfect-combo. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
- ^ Chelsea also won the League Cup and the FA cup in 2007. "Football : Season Details: 1968" krysstal.com (accessed 17 October 2006)
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