What is the treble in soccer and which teams won it?

THEY say three is the magic number – and it certainly will be if Manchester City achieve the treble this season.

Pep Guardiola’s men have been unstoppable in the second half of this season.

Bernardo Silva inspired Man City to exchange blows against Real Madrid


Bernardo Silva inspired Man City to exchange blows against Real MadridPhoto credit: Getty

And City humiliates Real Madrid in the Champions League kept her creative Story on the blue side of Manchester.

But what is the football treble and has anyone ever managed it?

What is a soccer treble?

Technically, a football treble is when a club side wins three trophies in a season – but there are different types of trebles.

A domestic treble is when a team lifts their league title and two trophies within their country.

For the English teams, winning the Premier League means FA Cup And Carabao Cup would be settled as winning the treble.

However, the “correct” triple is this Manchester City you hunt is called continental treble.

And to achieve this pep GuardiolaManchester United’s men need to secure the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League before the end of the season.

Which teams have won the treble before?

Manchester City will be looking to join the list of superior sides who have reached the continental treble before them, including their bitter local rivals.

Manchester United’s performance in 1999 is widely regarded as the greatest achievement in the history of English football and catapulted the club to enormous fame.

  • Bayern Munichh x2 – Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Champions League – 2012/13 and 2019/20
  • Barcelona x2 – La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Champions League – 2008/09 and 2014/15
  • Inter Milan – Serie A, Coppa Italia, Champions League – 2009/10
  • Manchester United – Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League – 1998/99
  • PSV – Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, European Cup – 1987/88
  • ajax – Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, European Cup – 1971/72
  • Celtic – Scottish League, Scottish Cup, European Cup – 1966/67
Manchester United won the treble in the 1998/99 season


Manchester United won the treble in the 1998/99 seasonPhoto credit: Getty

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Guardiola won the treble with Barcelona in 2009 – in his first season as coach


Guardiola won the treble with Barcelona in 2009 – in his first season as coachPhoto credit: AFP

Guardiola revealed his Manchester City side can “imagine” the treble after beating Real Madrid to secure a place in the Champions League final.

City’s gaffer said: “Let me win the first two,” said Guardiola when asked about City’s chances of winning the treble.

“We’re close in the Premier League. We know we need one more game and I would say we’re playing ours.” Neighbors [Manchester United] and against an Italian team [Internazionale] in the final.

“The season is really, really good, now we have to improve it. We are close and of course we will try.”

“We are there, we can think about it, we can visualize it. We’re three games away. One each.” competitionsWe can do it.”


ClareFora is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: clarefora@dailynationtoday.com.

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