We’ve Ranked The 20 Biggest Rivalries in Football
Football has witnessed multiple rivalries over the years with some over a century old – but which are the biggest in the world?
These matches possess a deeper feeling, a feeling that no other match can produce. The fight for the badge, the fight for the club and the fight for pride.
Through generations upon generations, these rivalries have lived on and carried the same importance as they did when they first sparked. Whether it be ferocious violence or ambiance elevations in the stadium, rivalries are uncontested in the footballing world.
Winning a rivalry is more than just three points or advancing in a competition, it gives fans bragging rights for being victorious in the battle.
They are fuelled by rich emotion and passion from both the fans and players; the latter understand the demands and importance of winning the clash.
But where do they place? Here are our rankings for the top 20 rivalries in football…
20. Manchester City v Manchester United (Manchester Derby)
This highly-anticipated derby is a passionate affair between the two most successful clubs in Manchester.
City’s recent success has added more competition and importance to the match and the desire to become the best team in Manchester always provides a tasty clash.