9. Nottingham Forest F.C. (1865)
Founded in 1865 in the town of West Bridgford, Nottingham, this football club took nearly 24 years to become a professional club. Widely regarded as a club with great history in England, this team has enjoyed many successful seasons in England’s top level leagues as well, and the team even won two European Cups in 1978 and 1979, and is perhaps the only club in this countdown to achieve that feat. Even though they do not play in the top level of English football, the FA still considers them to be one of the most consistently successful clubs since the past 150 years.