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On this category page, you’ll uncover stories about soccer clubs that are based throughout the world. Unfortunately, some of these soccer clubs no longer exist, while some of them are the most successful football clubs in the world.

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Boca Juniors Fans: The Most Passionate Club Supporters

On the exterior of the world-famous La Bombonera stadium sit two outstanding murals by painter and sculptor Pérez Celis. They give a telling insight into the beautiful world of Boca Juniors fans and what heroes of yesteryear and the struggles …

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Wiener Derby: SK Rapid Wien vs FK Austria Wien

SK Rapid Vienna and Austria Vienna have met in the league 295 times. The two sides have won more national titles and cups together than any other Austrian club. The History Of Soccer turns the spotlight on the long-running battle …

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Stoke Football Club: 1915 Re-admission To Football League

It’s just over 105 years since Stoke Football Club (as Stoke City was then called) regained its place in the Football League after a twelve-year absence due to bankruptcy. Their re-admission is unique in that they were the only club …

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AC Milan: Official History, Facts And Rivals

The Milan Football and Cricket Club on 16 December 1899 was founded by Erbert Kilpin. The club, AC Milan would become one of the most prestigious in the world within a few decades. A young squad named Penvhyn Neville, Formenti, …

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Velez Sarsfield: El Fortín (The Fort)

Velez Sarsfield is living proof that with hard work and self-belief, anything is possible. In the space of just a couple of years in the early 1990s, the Buenos Aires outfit went from being a modest club side to conquering …

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Estudiantes de La Plata: The Los Pincharratas

After waiting more than fifty years, Estudiantes de La Plata won their first domestic and international trophies. This represented a watershed moment in Argentinian soccer, as El Pincha becomes the first of the country’s “lesser lights” to make a mark …

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Everton Football Club: The Original Liverpool Team

Everton Football Club are pioneers of club soccer. So many of the facets of the beautiful game we take for granted today were innovations by the Goodison Park institution, which rank among the most successful in British soccer. As well …

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Liverpool Football Club: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Liverpool Football Club would not exist if it weren’t for one man. John Houlding, the ground’s owner, was determined that football would continue at Anfield after Everton left the site in 1892 over rent disputes. So he formed a new …

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Barry Town FC: First Club To Recruit From Overseas

In Barry, Wales, there is a semi-professional association football team called Barry Town FC. Since 1892, the team has been playing semi-pro football. As a winner of the Welsh Cup and Cymru Premier in the 1990s and early 2000s, the club …

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Club Olimpia: Paraguay’s Most Successful Soccer Club

Dutch physical education teacher William Paats first introduced soccer to Paraguay, and he was also the man behind the creation of the country’s oldest team, Club Olimpia. He could not have known it at the time. Still, after being appointed …

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