Which of these is the best football club in the world?
A combination of big names, a good team, and a friendly rivalry have created a strong footballing entity.
A number of big name clubs have made their way to the top of the league in the last decade and it is now the turn of the young to take the next step in the sport’s development.
Here is a look at some of the most successful clubs in the top flight and their current status.
The Birmingham City Football Club is a brand new entity in the Football League in 2017-18, but has already made the leap to the second tier of English football with an impressive season in 2018-19.
It currently sits seventh in the table with a record of 12 wins, three draws and three losses.
The current owner of the club is Alp Mehmet, who was born in Iran but moved to England at the age of 15 to study English Literature.
He joined the Birmingham City academy in 1999, and joined the first team at the beginning of his first season in charge of the team in 2001.
He would later go on to be named the club’s coach for a further six years before being named in charge in 2002.
He won the league title in 2005-06 and went on to lift the FA Cup twice.
In 2006, the club won the Premier League and reached the Champions League semi-finals.
That same year they also took the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League titles.
The following season, they were runners-up to Manchester United in the FA Trophy, and went all the way to their first-ever FA Cup Final.
The club won promotion to the Premier league in 2008, and the following season they were promoted to the Championship, where they stayed until the end of the 2010-11 season.
However, the team struggled for results under Mehmet and it was decided to sack him in 2011, leaving the club in a state of uncertainty.
In 2012, Mehmet joined the newly formed Birmingham City Supporters’ Trust to help improve the club.
He has since overseen a huge overhaul of the squad, and has been rewarded with three promotions to the League Cup, as well as a UEFA Super Cup.
The last five years have seen the club win the FA Super Cup, League Cup and FA Youth League and have also qualified for the Champions Cup, with the last four winners going through to the Europa League, where Mehmet guided them to the last 16 in 2014-15.
The next season saw the club enter the Europa Cup, where it took on Celtic.
Mehmet went on the bench in the second leg to make a key contribution in a 2-1 win for the Scottish side, and made a rare appearance in the Europa Final as a substitute in the 2-0 win over Liverpool.
The club has since been promoted to League One.