Double (association football)

Chelsea's double winning team of 2010

Achievement of winning a country's top tier division and its primary cup competition in the same season.

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Linfield F.C.

Northern Irish professional football club based in south Belfast which plays in the NIFL Premiership – the highest level of the Northern Ireland Football League.

The team that lifted an unprecedented seven trophies in the 1921–22 season.
The Linfield squad for the 1957–58 season which included the newly signed Newcastle United legend Jackie Milburn.
David Jeffrey was Linfield manager for 21 years, 29 days between January 1997 and April 2014, winning a record-equalling 31 trophies during that time.
Linfield and Crusaders lining up before the 2013–14 County Antrim Shield final. Linfield would go on to win the Shield 4–1 on penalties. It was David Jeffrey's final trophy as Linfield manager.
Windsor Park prior to the 2014 redevelopment. The ground has been the club's home since 1905.
Action from a Big Two Derby played at the Oval in February 2014. Linfield won the match 1–0.
Linfield playing against Allsvenskan side AIK in the second leg of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round. The match was played at the Friends Arena, Solna on 24 July 2014.

The club also holds the world record for the most domestic doubles, with 25.

English Football League

League of professional football clubs from England and Wales.

William McGregor, founder of The Football League
Preston North End FC, the first champions in 1888
The Aston Villa team in 1897, after winning both the FA Cup and the Football League.
Championship Play-off final, 2006. (Leeds United v. Watford, Millennium Stadium)

Preston won the first league title without losing a game, and completed the first league–cup double by also taking the FA Cup.

Belgian Cup

Main knockout football competition in Belgium, run by the Royal Belgian FA.

Michel Preud'homme holding the Belgian Cup after winning it with KAA Gent in 2010.
Picture taken during the 2019 final between Mechelen and Ghent.
Design used since 1964.

Having already won the national league three weeks before, the team became the first double winners in Belgian football history.

Treble (association football)

Achieved when a club team wins three trophies in a single season.

FC Barcelona is the first European men's football team to win a continental treble twice, in 2008–09 and in 2014–15 (pictured).

This list includes clubs who have won their country's top-tier league and the primary cup competition (the double), in addition to the major continental tournament, all within a single season.


German knockout football cup competition held annually by the German Football Association (DFB).

The Trophy

In 1937, Schalke 04 were the first team to win the double.

Estonian Cup

National knockout competition in Estonian football.

''D – Winning team were also Estonian Champions in the same calendar year, winning The Double.

FC Schalke 04

Professional German football and multi-sports club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

1900s typical mining structure in the Ruhr, source of the Schalke nickname Die Knappen – from an old German word for "miners"– because the team drew so many of its players and supporters from the coalmine workers of Gelsenkirchen.
FC Schalke 04 supporters in 1941
Commonly regarded as the greatest S04 player of all time alongside Fritz Szepan, Ernst Kuzorra is also commonly regarded as one of the greatest German forwards and led S04 to become the dominant team in German football winning six German championships and one DFB-Pokal from 1934 to 1942. Ernst Kuzorra was one of the main axes of what became known as the "Schalker Kreisel; a system that used quick and short passing", to confuse and overwhelm the opponent.
FC Schalke 04 starting line-up in their victorious 1997 UEFA Cup Final.
Fans displaying their colours at the Veltins-Arena.
Raúl, then all-time top goalscorer in European club competitions, played for Schalke from 2010 to 2012.
FC Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League line-up against FC Barcelona.
Domenico Tedesco was the youngest coach in Schalke's club history.
Schalke 04 royal blue trademark jersey with former sponsor Gazprom elaborately showcased prior to a match with Zenit Saint Petersburg at the Veltins-Arena to celebrate Gazprom's investment of over €125 million in S04.
Sculptures with some of the FC Schalke 04 "Team of the Century".
Klaus Fischer scored the most goals in Schalke's Bundesliga history
S04 Ultras Gelsenkirchen.
S04 fans in the streets of Gelsenkirchen on a matchday.
Friendship corner in the Fan Shop of the 1. FC Nürnberg with trikots of Schalke 04.
The cleats worn by the entire S04 squad players in the 1920s displayed at the museum of Schalke 04.
Huub Stevens coached the club in four spells: firstly, from 1996 to 2002, where he won the UEFA Cup in 1997; secondly, from 2011 to 2012; thirdly, in 2019 as an interim; and again in 2020 as interim coach. He was voted 'Coach of the Century' by Schalke fans in 1999.
Exterior of the S04 museum at the S04 Veltins-Arena
Restaurants at the S04 Veltins-Arena
Ice hockey events are hosted at the S04 Veltins-Arena
Biathlon and a variety of winter sport events are hosted at the S04 Veltins-Arena
An interior design panorama of the Veltins-Arena
Exterior of the Veltins-Arena
Training ground of FC Schalke 04 known as the Geschäftsstelle

In 1937, Schalke became the first German club to win the double.

Preston North End F.C.

Professional football club in Preston, Lancashire, England, who currently play in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.

Chart showing the progress of Preston North End F.C. through the English football league system.
Preston North End in 1888–89, the first Football League champions, subsequently doing 'The Double'.
Under David Moyes, Preston were Division Two champions in 2000, and narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League the following season.
Deepdale stadium.
The Splash commemorates Preston legend Tom Finney.

They were the first team to achieve the "Double" in English football and, as they were unbeaten in all matches, are remembered as "The Invincibles".

Faroe Islands Premier League

Top level of football in the Faroe Islands.

Bold indicates teams who also won the Faroe Islands Cup that season, an achievement known as the double.

Manchester City F.C.

English football club based in Bradford, Manchester that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

St. Marks (Gorton) in 1884 – the reason for the cross pattée on the shirts is now unknown
The Manchester City team which won the FA Cup in 1904
Chart of yearly table positions of City in the Football League.
Manchester City supporters invade the pitch following their 2011–12 Premier League title win.
Manchester City moved into their new complex at the Etihad Campus adjacent to the City of Manchester Stadium in 2014.
Manchester City's stadium and shirt have been sponsored by Etihad Airways since 2009.
Manchester City players before a UEFA Champions League match in 2017. (Top row, left to right: Ederson, Walker, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Stones, Nicolás Otamendi. Bottom row, left to right: Agüero, Leroy Sané, David Silva, Fabian Delph, Jesus. Delph, Silva, Sané Otamendi & Agüero have since left the club.
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Current City manager Pep Guardiola
Manchester Derby, 6 November 2021
The City of Manchester Stadium – the home of Manchester City since 2003

They went on to claim their first major honour on 23 April 1904, beating Bolton Wanderers 1–0 at Crystal Palace to win the FA Cup; City narrowly missed out on a League and Cup double that season after finishing runners-up in the League but City became the first club in Manchester to win a major honour.