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European Domestic Cups' Most 'Successful' Runners-ups!

Every football season, we know that only so many clubs can achieve the ultimate success in securing silverware, be that major domestic or European honours, or with trophies from further down the footballing pyramid. But what about those teams that have got close to their goals, only to fall at the final hurdle?

It may be an unwanted record to have, but there are clubs that have done this more than once, and perhaps worse still, there are clubs that have been runners-up several times without ever winning a final. So, for those unfortunate special cases, here's the list of the 'most successful' losers in the primary European domestic cups.

The FA Cup

With every new year, the focus turns to the 3rd round of the FA Cup, when the top tier join the competition and neutrals everywhere keenly anticipate a giant-killing. So far this season, Leicester City have avoided such ignominy, and in keeping with a very good first campaign under Brendan Rodgers, they await Coventry City or Bi…

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