Association football is the most popular sport in England, where the first modern set of rules for the code were established in 1863, which were a major influence on the development of the modern Laws of the Game. With over 40,000 association football clubs, England has more clubs involved in the code than any other country as well as the world's first club (Sheffield F.C.), the world's oldest professional association football club (Notts County), the oldest national governing body (the Football Association), the first national team, the oldest national knockout competition (the FA Cup) and the oldest national league (the English Football League). Today England's top domestic league, the Premier League, is one of the most popular and richest sports leagues in the world, with six of the ten richest football clubs in the world as of 2019.
The England national football team is one of only eight teams to win the World Cup, having done so once, in 1966. A total of five English club teams have won the UEFA Champions League (European Cup).
Manchester United Football Club
is an English football
club, based at the Old Trafford stadium
, Greater Manchester
, and is arguably the most popular football club in the world, with over 330 million supporters worldwide; 5% of the world's population. Average attendances at the club have been higher than any other team in English football
for all but six seasons since 1964-65
. The club is also one of the most successful in English football; for over twenty years, since the 1986-87
season, they have won 18 major honours, which is more than any other Premier League
club. Starting from the 1986-1987 season, Manchester United have won nine Premier League titles, one UEFA Champions League
, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
, five FA Cups
and two League Cups
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