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5 Teams Who Have Gone on the Longest Winning Streaks in the 21st Century

Arjun Singh Devgan
Manchester City have now gone a 20-game winning run in all competitions
Manchester City have now gone a 20-game winning run in all competitions / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
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Manchester City are arguably playing the best brand of football in the world at the moment, with Pep Guardiola's side currently on a 20-game winning run in all competitions. However, they are not on top when it comes to having the longest winning streaks in the 21st century and here, we take a look at five teams in the 21st century.

1. Bayern Munich (23 games) - February to September 2020

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FBL-EUR-C1-BAYERN MUNICH-VIKTORIA PLZEN / CHRISTOF STACHE/Getty Images

Bayern Munich have arguably been the best club in Europe over the past two years as they have been dominant and won every competition they have taken part in. Hans-Dieter Flick has shaped his side into a proper machine and in Robert Lewandowski they have the best striker in the world.

2. Real Madrid (22 games) - September to December 2014

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FBL-ESP-CUP-REALMADRID-ATLETICO-BALLONDOR / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/Getty Images

Real Madrid played an attacking brand of football during the 2014/15 season under manager, Carlo Ancelotti - but despite their performances they failed to win a trophy of note. They were in imperious form between September to December 2014, in what was the legendary Iker Casillas final season at the Bernabeu.

3. Manchester City (20 games) - December 2020 to Present

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Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Many doubted whether Manchester City will challenge for the league title at the start of the season, but Pep Guardiola has ensured that his team are now the favourites to win their maiden Champions League honour. The addition of Ruben Dias has completely transformed their defence and what has been even more impressive is that they have managed this without having the services of Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, with the latter missing a majority of the games due to injury.

4. Barcelona (18 games) - October 2005 to January 2006

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FC Barcelona's Brazilian Ronaldinho(L) S / CESAR RANGEL/Getty Images

The 2005/06 season was a brilliant one for Barcelona as the club led by manager, Frank Rijkaard won the LaLiga title and Champions League honour. This was the time when Ronaldinho was in his pomp and was ably supported by Deco and Samuel Eto'o on the pitch.

5. Paris Saint-Germain (16 games) - December 2015 to February 2016

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FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-PSG-OM / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/Getty Images

PSG have dominated football in France in the past decade, and their 2015/16 season was another one where they were dominant, led by Zlatan Ibrahimovic who was scoring goals for fun. They won all the domestic trophies on offer, but couldn't progress past the quarter-final stage of the Champions League.

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