April 11, 2018
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Derby is a popular term used to refer to a type of soccer game between two rival teams which are close to each other in a geographical way. That means teams which belong to the same town, city or region. Derby is known to be the most important game. It is so much popular because people are emotionally involved in this. The take these games personally.

The rivalry between teams started long ago but the rivalry may last for century or more. People and politics also become the part of this rivalry. Through this long rivalry among teams many manager changes and many players come and go but their pride always supply fuel to keep the rivalry going. Each rival team plays for a great stake, they play for their teams, their pride, their fans.

Most popular derby rivalries in the world

Among all kinds of matches held in the football ground derbies are the most excited ones not only in terms of two rival teams locking in each other but also in the mentions of the players, management & overall that the fans & their sentiments. Most, not worthy derbies are noted below:

  • The El Clásico

El Clásico is more than any ordinary derby. It is one of the best rivalries in football history i.e. Real Madrid vs Barcelona. These two clubs are known to be absolute best.

The rivalry between these two Spanish clubs is among the oldest. Many word class players are made by these clubs. In old time one of the best players like Raul and Ronaldinhorepresented these clubs and currently world best player Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi represents these clubs.

  • Derby Della Madonnina

In Italy, Milan derby is considered the biggest. It was played in San Siro stadium which is a common stadium for both of the team’s homeland. The teams are Milan and Inter Milan. Both have a great fighting history and fighting more than football is a common fact in this derby.

These two teams are greatly influenced by political terms as one of them (Ac Milan) owned by a Prime Minister Silvio. Even if these teams went through many rise and fall, the rivalry between them still holds a lot of respect and pride for the fans.

  • The Manchester Derby

The Manchester derby is one of the most popular derbies in the world. This is played between city rivals Manchester United and Manchester City. It always attracts a large number of crowds.

  • The North West Derby

This derby is considered to be the greatest derby. This is one of the most anticipated derbies and it played between two of the greatest clubs in football history, Manchester United and Liverpool. Both clubs have combined trophies of 121 wins where Manchester United has the lead.

  • Derby d’Italia

This is one of the most tightly competed matches between two Italian beasts in sports history. It is played between Inter Milan and Juventus. Like Milan derby, this too has a political conflicted situation. In the long history, 214 matches are played between them Juventus has the lead.

Other famous derbies in soccer history

  • Der Klassiker: This is played between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
  • The North London Derby: This is played between Arsenal and Tottenham.
  • El Derbi Madrileño: This is played between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
  • The Old Firm Derby: This is played by Rangers and the Celtic.
  • The Merseyside Derby: This is played between Liverpool and Everton.
  • Derby Del Maestro: This is played between AC Milan and AS Roma.
  • Choc des Olympiques: This is played between Lyon and Marseille.

From above we came to know that derbies are considered the most important matches in sports entertainment history. The revelry of these teams makes these matches even more interesting. Throughout the history, Derby matches took the context of football to a new height. Sports are all about competition and there is no better competition in sports than the derby. The breathtaking sensation, the high-stakes competition of derby makes soccer the best game in the world in teams of popularity.

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