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11 European Football Clubs You Never Knew Have Never Been Relegated

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11 European Football Clubs You Never Knew Have Never Been Relegated

No football fan would love the team they support to be relegated. Relegation can be devastating and disappointing. It is not always easy to stay in a top league all the time, so some teams are bound to be relegated.

However, they are some football teams that have never ever tasted the disappointing feeling of being relegated. Yes, today I bring you 11 football clubs that have never been relegated. I won’t be mentioning the popular clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid. These are teams are football you will be surprised that have never been relegated. Here we go!

1. Sporting Lisbon
Sporting Lisbon
The top Portuguese club have never been relegated from the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Ever since they joined the league in 1934, they have stayed in there continually. They also share their unrelegated status with fellow top Portuguese teams, FC Porto and Benefica.

2. Athletic Bilbao

Yes! Athletic Bilbao are one tough Spanish team. Along with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, they have never ever been relegated.

3. FK Austria Wien

The top Austrian team have also never been relegated from the Austrian Bundesliga. Since 1911, FK Austria Wien have maintained their unrelegated status along with Rapid Wien.

4. Aberdeen F.C

Since joining the Scottish Premier league in a 1905, Aberdeen F.C have never been relegated. They share their staus with Scottish big boys, Celtic who are unrelegated sine 1890.

5. Hamburger SV

Hamburger SV
Hamburger SV are the only German football club that have never been relegated from the German Bundesliga, surprised? I’m sure you are. Since the Bundesliga was founded in 1963, Hamburger SV have managed to avoid the humiliation of relegation.

6. Standard Liège

Royal Standard de Liège, or commonly known as Standard Liège are one of the
most presitigious and successful clubs in Belgium. They have won the Belgian league on ten occasions and have also not been relegated since 1921.

7. Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.

Maccabi Tel Aviv are the oldest, largest and most successful football club in Israel. Ever since their inception in 1906, they have never tasted relegation and don’t seem to ever will.

8. GNK Dinamo Zagreb

The full name of this top Croatian club is actually Građanski nogometni klub Dinamo Zagreb, but they are popularly called Dinamo Zagreb. They are the most successful clubs in Croatian football. Dinamo Zagreb have always been playing in the top flight, since they were founded in 1945. They were members of the Yugoslav First League from 1946 to 1991, and then joined the Croatian First
League from 1992.

9. APOEL F.C

APOEL
APOEL is a Cyprus-based club in Nicosia. They are the most popular and the most successful football team in Cyprus. They have not just won the league 26 times, they have never been relegated from their top flight.

10. PAOK FC

The two time Greece Super League winners are also an unrelegated team.
The Greek football club have never ever been relegated to
a lower national division since it was founded in 1926. This feat have been achieved only by
rivals Olympiacos and Panathinaikos.

11. FC Dynamo Kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv
FC Dynamo Kyiv was founded 90 years ago in 1927. They play in the Ukrainian Premier League, and have never been relegated to a lower division.

Honorable mentions:

HNK Hajduk Split

PSV Eindhoven

FC Dinamo Tbilisi

PFC Levski Sofia

Galatasaray S.K.

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