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Former Football Giants That Have Fallen Away

Football use to be a very different place back in the day and today the Fan Park Crew take a look at a few former European giants that have now fallen away due to changes in the game, poor results and the financial constraints.

Nottingham Forest – England

Club Honours: 1979 and 1980 European Cup Champions, 1978 English First Division Champions, 2 FA Cup Championships.

Star Players: Peter Shilton, Viv Anderson, and Stuart Pearce.

Current Fate: Coca-Cola Championship (second tier)

Lowest Point: League Two (fourth tier)

Parma – Italy

Club Honours: 1993 UEFA Cup Winners Cup, UEFA Super Cup Champions, 1995 and 1999 UEFA Cup Champions, 3 time Italian Cup Champions

Star Players: Hernan Crespo, Gianluigi Buffon, Junior and Hristo Stoichkov

Current Fate: Serie A - but on the brink of folding due to a financial crisis.

Lowest Point: Serie B

Glasgow Rangers – Scotland

Club Honours: UEFA Cup Winners Cup 1971-72, UEFA Cup Runners Up and 54 Scottish League Championships

Star Players: Ally McCoist, Graeme Souness and Terry Butcher

Current and Worst: Scottish Championship (Second tier)

Dynamo Dresden – Germany

Club Honours: 9 East German First Division Championships, 7 East German Cup Titles, 1989 UEFA Cup Semi-finalists.

Star Players: Reinhard Hofner and Hans-Jergen Kreische

Current and Lowest: Bundesliga Three (third tier)

Leeds United – England

Club Honours: Three English First Division Titles, 1972 F.A Cup Champions, 2 Inter-City Fair's Championships, 1975 European Cup Finalists, 2001 Champions League Semi-finalists.

Star Players: John Charles, Jack Charlton, Norman Hunter, Gordon Strachan, Eric Cantona, Rio Ferdinand, Lucas Radebe.

Current Fate: English Championship (second tier)

Lowest Point: League One (third tier)

Can you think of any more club with former European glory that have fallen away?


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