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All-Time Sports Champions Quiz

For each category, name the person, team or country that has won the most championships.
Through 14 June 2023
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Last updated: June 14, 2023
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First submittedJuly 6, 2012
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Baseball
#
Champion
World Series wins (team)
27
New York Yankees
World Series wins (player)
10
Yogi Berra
 
 
 
American football
#
Champion
Super Bowl wins (team)
6
Pittsburgh Steelers /
New England Patriots
Super Bowl wins (QB)
7
Tom Brady
Super Bowl wins (coach)
6
Bill Belichick
College titles
(school, 1998–present)
6
Alabama
Most wins (college team)
976
Michigan
 
 
 
Hockey
#
Champion
Stanley Cups (team)
24
Montreal Canadiens
 
 
 
Golf
#
Champion
Majors (men)
18
Jack Nicklaus
 
 
 
Tennis
#
Champion
Grand Slam wins (men)
23
Novak Djokovic
Grand Slam wins (women)
24
Margaret Court
 
 
 
Boxing
#
Champion
Heavyweight title
defenses
25
Joe Louis
Soccer
#
Champion
World Cup wins (country)
5
Brazil
World Cup wins (player)
3
Pelé
UEFA Euro titles (country)
3
Germany / Spain
Premier League titles (team)
13
Manchester United
Champions League
titles (team)
14
Real Madrid
 
 
 
Basketball
#
Champion
NBA titles (team)
17
Boston Celtics /
Los Angeles Lakers
NBA titles (player)
11
Bill Russell
NBA titles (coach)
11
Phil Jackson
College titles (men's team)
11
UCLA
College titles (men's coach)
10
John Wooden
 
 
 
Olympics
#
Champion
Summer medals (country)
2400
United States
Winter medals (country)
405
Norway
Summer golds (individual)
23
Michael Phelps
 
 
 
Formula One
#
Champion
Drivers' Championships
7
Lewis Hamilton
Michael Schumacher
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Level 78
Dec 6, 2013
I don't think that the Premier League really belongs on that list. All the other categories represent the greatest trophies one can win at this kind of sport while the Premier League is just one of many good leagues.
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Level 74
Feb 27, 2014
I see your point, but I'm not sure I agree totally. Yes, there are many domestic leagues in Soccer, but if you go by this rule, then you could arguably discount all of the American sports on this quiz. The only truely International sports/events on here are the World Cup, the Olympics, Golf, Tennis, Boxing, Cycling and maybe F1.
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Level 78
Mar 16, 2014
Right ... I surrender. (Although I gather that when it comes to Baseball, Football and Hockey, the American leagues essentially represent the best in the world. But I don't know too much about that.)
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Level 82
Feb 6, 2017
For a long time the Olympic gold didn't mean much in hockey because it was supposed to be an amateur competition. Plus the Soviets were sending in veteran professional players while America fielded a team of honest amateurs (as the Olympic rules up to Barcelona mandated). Yet they still managed to win that one year, the "miracle on ice."
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Level 84
Feb 6, 2017
Gandalf, I think you'd get a lot of arguments from the players themselves that a Stanley Cup win would be bigger than the Olympics. They're different of course, but I figure your post is just a dig at the US for some reason. (The last US Olympic team blew it, but in recent years, they have come very close to winning so you can't exactly say they are "far from winning".)
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Level 72
Feb 6, 2017
joeythelemur I can tell you that at least for most Canadian players, and probably for players from the states, Russia and other big contenders that the Olympics are seen as the bigger deal. Crosby has won the cup twice, but the moment every canadian remembers is the golden goal.
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Level 61
Nov 29, 2017
Any Canadian worth their salt would rather see their NHL team win the Stanley Cup than see Canada win another Olympic gold. We already know Canada as a nation has the best hockey players, the Stanley Cup (for fans at least) is by far the bigger prize.
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Level 33
Aug 6, 2023
shut up sammy u filthy slag xx
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Level 69
Feb 21, 2015
Yes, maybe it would be more logical to include the Copa America as well, since the top teams there are on equal foot with the european ones. Plus, it might come as a surprise to some that uruguay has the most wins.
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Level 51
Feb 6, 2017
I just wish that they wouldn't call their domestic competitions a "World Series", or the winners as "World Champions''. For all intents and purposes, "American Champions'' yes, World Champions - when the rest of the World is not competing - NO!
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Level 84
Feb 6, 2017
Totally agree with this re: baseball, but for the other two, it's debatable anyway. For the NFL, there isn't a comparable league anywhere else, so it doesn't really matter. For the NBA, maybe the Euro leagues would be competitive, but I doubt it; most of the top players come to the US for the cash. So while it bugs me, it's probably fair to say the NBA champion is the world champion. NHL doesn't apply as they call it the Stanley Cup Champion.
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Level 43
Feb 6, 2017
The best baseball players in the world play in the MLB. 27.5% of the players are from outside the US. 18 different nations are represented and there are 238 total international players.

If you want to call the World Cup a more "representative" international event I might say that's one way to change it, but it would be the equivalent of the Olympics in hockey. Its a great achievement to win, but isn't the summit of its sport; the World Series is that.

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Level 79
Feb 9, 2021
The other thing that strikes me about this is the relative lack of international focus for U.S. team sports. Soccer's canted towards clubs but still has big internationals and the heart of cricket and rugby is the international rivalry. India v Pakistan and England v Australia in cricket; NZ v South Africa and Wales v England in rugby to take just a few examples (not to mention the Lions tours). All that history and extra edge...
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2021
It doesn't matter where the league is based. The best baseball, basketball, and hockey players in the world come to the U.S. Football is such a distinctly American sport that it would be preposterous to suggest any team from anywhere else could even compete. The KHL could probably assemble a team fit to complete in the NHL, but they're not beating a team the caliber of the Tampa Bay Lightning (a roster that includes players from Sweden, Finland, Slovakia, Canada, the US, Czech Republic, and Russia). Look at the national team rosters for all the countries that excel in a given sport: 100% of the Dominican baseball team plays in the MLB. 100% of the Canadian hockey team plays in the NHL (and about 75% of the Russian team). If you win the World Series, you are the best team in the world. If you win the Stanley Cup, you are the best team in the world.
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Level 57
Apr 12, 2022
... but its only known in the US. Its not popular anywhere else. You cant call a sport a world sport if there's only one country in it.
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Level 47
Jul 15, 2014
Champions league titles for RM is now 10... LA DECIMA
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Level 45
Jul 18, 2014
this is such a good quiz
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Level 59
Aug 5, 2014
Manchester United have actually won 13 premier league titles
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Level ∞
Feb 19, 2015
Fixed
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Level 50
Aug 13, 2014
9/29 dont know the first thing about american sport
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Level 82
Feb 21, 2015
The first thing is that it's sports. Not sport.
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Level 82
Feb 21, 2015
(and math, not maths. Go figure..)
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Level 53
Feb 19, 2015
Need to update after Super Bowl XLIX
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Level ∞
Feb 19, 2015
Done.
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Level 75
Feb 21, 2015
Would be good to see some cricket questions - especially as the 4-yearly World Cup is happening right now! There's a mania going on that networks like cnn and fox like to pretend ain't happening...
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Level 75
Feb 6, 2017
I know nothing about cricket but would love to watch a few matches - my love affair with Midsomer Murders has peaked my interest after seeing the game played several times in different episodes. It appears that the ICC has sold exclusive programming rights in the US to the Willow channel, which is only available through paid subscription.
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Level 44
Feb 22, 2015
just a note: more than one Manchester club has won the Premier League title. Manchester City has won the title 4 times. Perhaps requiring at least a 'U' for Manchester United would be a thought.
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Level 80
Jul 28, 2016
Real Madrid have won their 11th title this year
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Level ∞
Feb 6, 2017
Updated!
+1
Level 68
Aug 9, 2016
Phelps won his 19th medal
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Level ∞
Feb 6, 2017
23 golds now!
+1
Level 72
Feb 6, 2017
Federer just won his 18th !
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Level 72
Feb 6, 2017
Federer needs updating
+9
Level 86
Feb 6, 2017
Sorry to say that, but you should really make this quiz less american... Why not remove the college questions (and premier league in soccer as someone suggested) and add other sports like rugby or cycling?
+3
Level 84
Feb 6, 2017
You're free to make your own quiz. Quizmaster makes what he likes. No one's making you take it, and you might learn something.
+6
Level 86
Feb 6, 2017
I'm free to make suggestions, especially if I make them gently. You, on the other hand, will only make people angry with despising replies like that.
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Level ∞
Feb 6, 2017
Feel free to make suggestions, and to create your own quiz!

Cycling was on here before. The level of whining about Lance Armstrong's inclusion was epic. Personally, I've written off the whole sport as tainted.

Rugby would probably be a good addition.

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Level 86
Feb 6, 2017
I may try to create some other quizzes, but probably not about sport. Which doesn't mean that I don't like sport and taking quizzes like this one. I'm sure you understand that it's rather frustrating for a Belgian that half of the answers of a quiz named "All time sports champions" are about mostly american sports. I'm just asking for slight adjustments. As for cycling, I understand your point of view, but Armstrong is not the only cyclist in history... if you change your mind, you could include Eddy Merckx or the country who won the most world championships, something like that ;).
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Level 72
Feb 6, 2017
Petty FTW! Actually surprised more people haven't gotten that
+1
Level 67
Feb 6, 2017
Doesn't Serena Williams hold the record for grand slams now?
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Level 84
Feb 6, 2017
Williams just won her 23rd Grand Slam and passed Steffi Graf, but still behind Court. Different eras, of course. Federer though now has 18 and has extended his slam lead.
+4
Level 72
Mar 11, 2021
Margaret Court's record is not relevant anymore. Winning grand slams before the Open Era is not even close to an equivalent effort as winning a grand slam today.

Serena should be on the list here.

+1
Level 70
Mar 12, 2021
You're absolutely right. The Open Era is a crucial distinction that's being overlooked here.
+1
Level 57
Feb 6, 2017
Federer has 18 grand slam titles now
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Level ∞
Feb 6, 2017
Whoops. Thought I had updated it.
+5
Level 64
Feb 6, 2017
This quiz is too much "american" for me... In my country, the base-ball,american football, and nba it's not very developped, except tony parker..
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Level 36
Feb 6, 2017
Why is rugby not on this list? The Rugby World Cup has 20 different countries competing, seems silly for it not to be included.
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Level 79
Feb 22, 2022
The problem with having rugby on this sort of quiz is that there've only been four winners of the World Cup so it wouldn't be that much of a challenge.
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Level 71
Feb 7, 2017
I would like to commend Quizmaster on the choice to take out the one person on this list that did not deserve to be there...... well done.
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Level 61
Feb 7, 2017
Thanks for making the quiz, but I'm not sure why the NHL is given such short shrift here. Scotty Bowman's 9 Cup Championships rank up there with other big league coaches records, and Henri Richard's 11 Cup wins as a player is tied with Bill Russell for most big league championships for an individual player.
+1
Level 80
Feb 8, 2017
Charles Haley also has five Super Bowl rings, and he got his in the 80's and 90's, way before Brady. Please consider adding him as well.
+1
Level 47
Jan 6, 2018
He isn't a quarterback.
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Level 77
Feb 9, 2017
Bleh. I wrote "Phelphs". Not accepted. And when I know how to write something there's 21975129083 other options accepted. I feel like I always manage the one that isn't.
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Level 76
Sep 2, 2017
No women's NCAA basketball?
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Level 72
Mar 11, 2021
If Men's NCAA Basketball is here, Women's should be too.
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2021
I don't object to the inclusion of women's college basketball, but suggesting it warrants equal measure to the men's game is a little disingenuous. The men's game is vastly more popular. I just looked it up: in 2019, 19.6 million people watched the men's final. 3.7 million watched the women's. That's not even close.
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Level 66
Mar 11, 2018
Ahh, so the problem wasn't that I couldn't remember Coach K's actual last name.
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Level 81
May 11, 2021
saaaaaame.
+1
Level 65
May 3, 2018
Boston is sports city!!
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Level 73
Nov 9, 2018
I really did not think I would get them all because of the soccer questions but I managed to power through. Nice breadth of questions.
+7
Level 62
Jan 28, 2019
This is far too america centric, include some rugby and cricket at least (even though I hate cricket, it’s the second most popular sport in the world)
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Level 79
Feb 9, 2021
I can't believe anyone can 'hate' a sport which includes a Sachin Tendulkar on-drive.
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Level 65
Feb 7, 2019
Interesting how Brady and Belicheck’s wins don’t count towards the Patriots total.
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Level 57
Feb 20, 2019
So why does New England Patriots not count as an answer to the Superbowl question? They and the Steelers have both won six times.
+1
Level ∞
Feb 20, 2019
Updated
+1
Level 88
Mar 17, 2019
Darn it, Joe Louis isn't spelled Joe Lewis apparently.
+1
Level 83
Mar 11, 2021
Perhaps some kindness for the homophone error of typing Lewis instead of Louis since Lewis is the more typical surname spelling.
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Level 53
Oct 9, 2019
Not sure why the other big 4 sports get the player with most titles added and not hockey. The Pocket Rocket Henri Richard with 11 cups should be on this list.
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Level 95
Dec 4, 2020
I believe Hamilton is now tied with Schumacher for F1, so answer should be changed.
+4
Level 85
Dec 14, 2020
Basketball World Cup? Certainly more popular than college basketball in US...
+1
Level 90
Jan 16, 2021
You might want to add Rafa Nadal, Los Angeles Lakers and Lewis Hamilton as valid answers.
+1
Level 55
Feb 8, 2021
Please specify what "auto Racing is" I thought you meant Nascar
+1
Level ∞
Feb 8, 2021
Was supposed to say Formula One. Now fixed.
+1
Level 83
Feb 14, 2021
Let's hope it wasn't a mistake to update this quiz right before the Australian Open finish :D
+1
Level 55
Feb 15, 2021
Novak's gotcha covered
+2
Level 55
Feb 17, 2021
Actually, Tsitsipas saved QM!
+1
Level 83
Feb 18, 2021
And Osaka. Guess we have to wait for the French Open.
+1
Level 55
Jun 13, 2021
This quiz will probably need updating in July, as Djokovic seems well on his way to reach 20.
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Level 83
Feb 22, 2022
Interestingly this is under "New and reset quizzes" today in February 2022 but the tennis question still has 3 players with 20 titles.
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Level 54
Mar 11, 2021
What is "soccer"?
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Level 59
Mar 11, 2021
It is football except for one country in the world :D
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Level 83
Apr 19, 2022
It is short for 'association football', and is a shorthand term to differentiate that sport from rugby football. Originally a term used in the UK, it spread to other countries (USA, Philippines, South Africa, and a few others) where it became the primary word used for the sport.
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Level 68
Mar 11, 2021
Germany has 18 more Winter Olympic golds than Norway. Norway is of course still miles ahead in medals per capita, just not in total medals.
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Level 84
Feb 23, 2022
Except the quiz doesn't ask for golds, it asks for total medals.
+6
Level 61
Mar 11, 2021
Really should include cricket, it's popular worldwide unlike a load of sports in this quiz
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Level 57
Mar 11, 2021
Great Quiz for US-based users. Not a criticism but its difficult to get more than 1 point on many JetPunk Sport quizes if you're not from US.

I dont blame JetPunk as most users of the site are probably based in the US. But it would be nice option if JetPunk had a filter/drop-down to select if the user is US or Rest of the World based. Then use that info to determine how many points you get. Or at least then provide some stat info to figure out what a good score is for non-US users. Otherwise the scores are always going to look disappointing.

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Level 71
Mar 11, 2021
Managed to get all of the international sport questions but only 2 out of 13 for the hockey, baseball, basketball and 'football' questions
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Level 83
Mar 11, 2021
For tennis grand slams, either change it to specify "singles" grand slams, or change the answer for men to Roy Emerson (28) and the number for Court to 64.

Also, it's odd that when there is a tie, you ask for both names for men's (singles) grand slam wins, but either of the two for most super bowls by a team.

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Level 69
Mar 11, 2021
I think women's sports should have a larger part in this quiz. They aren't as widely followed, unfortunately, but I think Women's World Cup (I'm American, sue me) and perhaps women's basketball (WNBA, NCAAW) could be included.
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2022
The problem is that, as you said, that they simply are nowhere near as popular as men's sports, besides a few exceptions. I don't think many people could name a single WNBA or NCAAW team, and I don't really know how popular the Women's World Cup is outside the U.S. (and it's not even that popular within the U.S. compared to other sports). Nobody would get those answers.
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Level 42
Mar 11, 2021
I typed in Manchester utd and Bill Russel and for some reason didnt get accepted maybe a problem on my end.
+1
Level 65
Mar 11, 2021
Phil Jackson is from North Dakota. Just had to point that out because there are so few famous people from North Dakota.
+1
Level 46
Mar 11, 2021
Didn't Germany win more Winter Medals to date than Germany?
+10
Level 63
Mar 11, 2021
Very America centric. Could had more global sports instead like cricket, rugby and volleyball instead of American college leagues, no one outside of America would care for.
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Level 36
Mar 15, 2021
This quiz is just too american. All time sports champions mean they are famous around the world. The baseball and American football champions would only be known in the USA. What about cricket, rugby, netball???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Level 65
Mar 17, 2021
Get rid of F1?? That is so random
+3
Level 65
Feb 23, 2022
The percentages say otherwise.
+2
Level 71
Mar 5, 2022
Get rid of F1? Never! :)
+1
Level 55
Jul 11, 2021
Alright Here we go, History could be made this Wimbledon.
+1
Level 92
Jun 15, 2023
and again this year, if Djokovic wins
+1
Level 60
Aug 27, 2021
Djokovic
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Level 79
Feb 22, 2022
With his win at this year's Australian Open, Rafael Nadal is now the only man to have won 21 Grand Slams. Federer and Djokovic are no longer record holders.
+1
Level ∞
Feb 22, 2022
Sorry about that. Fixed.
+2
Level 80
Feb 22, 2022
Schumacher
+1
Level 71
Mar 5, 2022
:( so sad
+1
Level 80
Feb 25, 2022
The Premier League (or Premiership) started in 1992. That answer of 13 incorporates all wins after that (there were 7 top division wins before).

The Champions League also started in 1992. Up until then it was a straight knock-out competition between the national champions and the holders. Oddly, the Champions League incorporated non-champions. But the answer of 13 is not right - it should be either 7 (there were 6 before the ECL) in line with the Premier League thinking or the wording should be European Cup/Champions League titles.

Really, since football wasn't invented in 1992, only money was, the two clues should be 'European Club Champions' and 'English League Champions' or something like that, and the answers 13 and 20 respectively.

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Level 83
Mar 7, 2022
The aptly named Margaret Court
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Level 76
Apr 26, 2022
Would have rather seen more sports, with less breakdown in each individual sport.
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Level 63
Jun 14, 2023
Maybe specify that you are talking about ice hockey
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Level 84
Jun 14, 2023
Please accept "Habs" for the Canadiens?
+1
Level 63
Jun 17, 2023
Wasn't even thinking that New York wouldn't be accepted for the Yankees.
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Level 53
Sep 28, 2023
Djokovic won 24 grand slams now