Revealed: List Of Teams That Never Relegated From Their Top Division
Relegation is something that happens in modern day football. So it is quite hard to see a big team get relegated from their top division.
Here are list of team that has never been relegated from their top division across Europe before:
Hamburg SV remain the only football club to have never been relegated from the Bundesliga since the league was founded in 1963.
Internazionale are the only Italian club to have always played in Serie A.
Unsurprisingly, Real Madrid and Barcelona have never been relegated from Spain’s highest division. The two Spanish giants are joined in this particular honour by the Basque club Athletic Bilbao.
Although they have never been relegated from La Liga, Getafe CF only made the top flight in 2004-05. Prior to that the club played for decades in the country’s lower divisions.
Four clubs have always played in the country’s highest division: Ajax, Feyenoord, PSV, and FC Utrecht.
None of Portugal’s most successful clubs – Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon – has ever fallen from the perch of the Primeira Liga.
It’s complicated. FC Paris Saint-Germain have never formally been relegated. However, in 1972 the club split into two. One branch joined CA Montreuil and continued in the first division under the name of Paris FC, while PSG assumed amateur status and had to restart in the third division. PSG returned to first division in 1973-74 and has never looked back since.
If you include the Soviet Union, Dinamo Moscow are the only Russian club to have always played at the highest level. In fact they were among the founding members of the Soviet Supreme League and have played at the top level without interruption since 1936.
Alongside Dinamo, Moscow’s other big clubs, Spartak, Lokomotiv, and CSKA, have never been relegated from Russia’s various iterations of its top division since 1992.
Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, and PAOK have all continuously played in the top Greek division since 1959.
Three clubs – Besiktas, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray – have played uninterrupted in the top Turkish division since 1959, and have never faced relegation.
Trabzonspor, who were formed only in 1967, reached the highest division in 1974-75 and won the title in that same season. The club has never been relegated since.
Only two clubs have always played in Scotland’s top division: Celtic (since 1890) and Aberdeen (since 1905).
Since the start of the Premier League in 1992, seven clubs have never faced the drop: Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.
However, there are no English clubs currently in existence that have never been relegated from the country’s top division. Arsenal are the team with the longest run since they were last relegated (in 1912-13 from Division One).