Here are the current top five successful clubs in English football based on their historical achievements:
1. Manchester United: With a rich history and numerous titles, Manchester United is one of the most successful clubs in England.
They have won the English top-flight league title (now known as the Premier League) a record 20 times, most recently in the 2012-2013 season. Additionally, they have won the FA Cup 12 times and the UEFA Champions League three times.
2. Liverpool: Liverpool FC has enjoyed considerable success over the years. They have won the English top-flight league title 19 times, most recently in the 2019-2020 season. Liverpool has also clinched the FA Cup seven times and the UEFA Champions League six times, with their most recent victory in 2018-2019.
3. Arsenal: Arsenal FC has a strong history of success. They have won the English top-flight league title 13 times, with their most recent triumph in the 2003-2004 season when they famously went unbeaten. Arsenal has also secured the FA Cup a record 14 times, making them the most successful club in the history of the competition.
4. Chelsea: Chelsea FC has experienced significant success in recent years. They have won the English top-flight league title six times, with their most recent victory in the 2020-2021 season.
Chelsea has also lifted the FA Cup eight times and the UEFA Champions League twice, with their most recent Champions League win in 2020-2021.
5. Manchester City: Manchester City has emerged as a dominant force in English football in recent years. They have won the English top-flight league title six times, including back-to-back victories in the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons.
Manchester City has also secured the FA Cup six times and the League Cup seven times. They won their first UEFA Champions League title in the 2020-2021 season.
Please note that the rankings and success of clubs may change over time, as the performance of teams can vary from season to season.