UEFA Treble Winners.
Winning of the domestic league, the primary domestic cup and then going on to win the major title of the Confederation, is what puts a football club in a legendary place in history. The Treble, as it is called, is not the easiest objective to attain. A key requirement for a team that is embarking on winning a Treble is to be just ‘special’.
There are several Treble winners around the world, but the confederation that seems to have the highest level of competition in club football will be the UEFA. Thus making the winning of the Treble in Europe claims the cover story of all major sports news outlets.
How special is the UEFA treble winners group?
Well, only 8 teams have managed to get a Treble season so far. The Dutch league can boast of having two teams in that list and FC Barcelona is the first team to get a double ‘Treble’.
Scotland, England, Spain, Germany and Italy are the other leagues to have a representaion in this list.
Celtic FC Scotland1966–67 Scottish Football League, Scottish Cup, European Cup
Ajax Netherlands 1971–72 Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, European Cup
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 1987–88 Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, European Cup
Manchester United England 1998–99 Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League
Barcelona Spain 2008–09 La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League
Inter Milan Italy 2009–10 Serie A, Coppa Italia, UEFA Champions League
Bayern Munich Germany 2012–13 Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, UEFA Champions League
Barcelona (2) Spain 2014–15 La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League