Barcelona Femeni, the women’s team that represents FC Barcelona, have made history by winning their 50th consecutive league game – no other side on record has got close to that landmark in professional football.
The Catalonians brought up their fantastic 50 with a 7-0 demolition of Levante in the Liga F, Spain’s top flight, on Wednesday – a victory that takes their goal difference after just 15 games of the season to a staggering +59.
The last time they failed to win in the league came way back in June 2021, and they are still yet to lose at all in their Estadi Johan Cruyff home, where they played their first game in 2019.
In their 50-game winning streak, Barcelona Femeni have scored a ridiculous 247 goals – conceding just 19.
Modern football fans often talk about Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ campaign in 2003/04 as the gold standard, but how about this from Barcelona Femeni – they won all 30 of their Liga F games in 2021/22, scoring 159 goals and conceding just eleven.
That domestic success hasn’t necessarily extended to the continent, with defeats in the Champions League coming against Bayern Munich this term and against Lyon in the final of the same competition last.
Barcelona Femeni’s administrative team haven’t been all conquering like the players on the pitch either, with the team kicked out of the Copa de la Reina – the equivalent of the Copa del Rey – after allegedly fielding an ineligible player.
Which Football Team Has Won the Most Consecutive Games?
It’s only when you compare the achievements of Barcelona Femeni to the nearest contenders for the title of most consecutive games won that you realise just how special their efforts have been.
By our research, Benfica have the next best record in professional football – they once strung together 29 wins in a run that started in the 1970/71 season and continued into the next. The legendary Eusebio was a noteworthy contributor.
Luka Modric played his formative football at Dinamo Zagreb – he was part of the side that won 28 straight league games in Croatia in a streak that lasted the best part of a calendar year.
That matched the efforts of Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros, who also won 28 consecutive games between 1931 and 1933 – that was a run that spanned three seasons, with Ferencvaros winning all 22 games in 1931/32 and two at the end of the previous campaign plus another two at the start of the next.
The next best effort comes from a slightly surprising source. Welsh side The New Saints won 27 straight Cymru Premier League games between August 2016 and January 2017, before their run was ended in a 3-3 draw against Newtown AFC.
The record in English football is just 14 wins, with four teams achieving that magic mark. Manchester United (1904/05), Bristol City (1905/06) and Preston (1950/51) set the standard in the second tier, with only one top-flight side matching their feat.
That was the Arsenal side of 2001/02 (not the Invincibles season, believe or not), with the Gunners recording 12 straight Premier League wins in that campaign and two more at the start of 2002/03.