The new home unbeaten run set by Liverpool after their 3-0 victory over Leicester at the Anfield Stadium has promoted the research into the top ten longest home unbeaten runs in football.
Courtesy of the win on their turf over Brendan Rodgers’ men, Jurgen Klopp‘s men have now gone 64 Premier League home games without a loss. This has turned Anfield into a fortress that couldn’t be brought down during Jurgen Klopp’s time as Liverpool manager.
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Liverpool was expected to struggle against the Foxes who needed a win to return to the summit of the log due to their recent injury crisis. The last the Reds lost at Anfield in the English top-flight was way back in 2017 against Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace.
However, the fact remains that their 64-game run is 57 matches less than the all-time record holder. So, it means the Reds’ run isn’t even close to being the longest in the Premier League era.
Ten longest unbeaten home record in football history
Below are the 10 longest unbeaten home runs in football history.
10. FC Porto | 81 games (November 2008 – February 2014).
The Portuguese giant recorded an amazing 81-game run that featured 70 wins and 11 draws. During that time, they won their league on four occasions.
9. Panathinaikos | 85 games (April 1973 – April 1978)
Panathinaikos were untouchable on home soil in the 1970s. Despite this record, they only managed to win the Super League title once during their 85-game run.
8. Chelsea | 86 games (March 2004 – October 2008)
Jose Mourinho (who then named himself The Special One) ensured that Stamford Bridge was a fortress during his first spell as they remained unbeaten at home in the Premier League.
This incredible run came to an end under Luiz Felipe Scolari against Liverpool. The run lasted 1,462 days and secured the Premier League trophy for Chelsea.
7. Torino | 88 games (January 1943 – November 1949)
The Turin team was viewed by many as the greatest Italian side of all time. Unfortunately, when much of the team died in the 1949 Superga air disaster, Torino was only able to add seven more games to the unbeaten him runs after the disaster.
6. Spartak Trnava | 89 games (March 1968 – April 1974)
During their 89-game run, Spartak Trnava was rated as one of the best teams in world football. Unsurprisingly, the Slovakian side won their respective league five times between 1968 and 1974.
5. Cobreloa | 91 games (December 1979 – September 1985)
Chilean club, Cobreloa occupies number 5. They hold the record for the longest unbeaten home run in the history of South American football.
4. Nantes | 92 games (May 1976 – April 1981)
The Ligue 1 club used to be a force to reckon with in the lates 70s. Start-studded PSG will even struggle to break this record. Nante recorded 92 unbeaten home runs throughout 1,768 days of action. This got them the French league twice.
3. PSV | 93 games (September 1983 – March 1989)
Dutch club, PSV had an impressive home record in the 1980s. This also got them the Eredivise titles between 1983 and 1989.
Apart from the four straight domestic titles, the Dutch side also won their only ever European Cup during their historic home run – the continental triumph coming in 1988.
2. Red Star Belgrade | 96 games (August 1998 – August 2004)
The Serbian club is famous for its intimidating stadium. The ground is rated one of the most intimidating in world football between 1998 and 2004. During this period, they recorded 96 games unbeaten at home.
Real Madrid | 121 games (February 1957 – March 1965)
13 times Champions League winners, Real Madrid is the number one club in the world with the most home runs.
It took their opponent eight years to break that jinx. The then Galacticos has the likes of Alfredo di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas, and Paco Gento in their squad that helped set the incredible record.