May 12, 2018 / 3:31 PM / 9 days ago

Soccer-Ever-present clubs in major European leagues

BERLIN, May 12 (Reuters) - Former European champions Hamburg SV were relegated on Saturday from the Bundesliga for the first time since the league’s creation in 1963.

Here is a list of major European clubs who have never been relegated since the founding of their national top divisions.

Greece: Olympiakos Piraeus, Panathinaikos, PAOK (Thessaloniki) Italy: Inter Milan Netherlands: Ajax Amsterdam, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven, FC Utrecht Portugal: Benfica, Porto, Sporting Spain: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao Scotland: Celtic Turkey: Besiktas, Fenerbahce, Galatasaray

The following six English clubs have never been relegated since the Premier League started in 1992: Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur

Source: rsssf.com (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editign by Ken Ferris)

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