Football Language: 2019 Reigning Champions

Reigning ChampionsOn this short football language podcast we introduce a phrase from the world of football. If you have questions or comments about this or any other football phrase, or you have your own suggestion, then email us at: You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page and our huge football glossary. Just type languagecaster.cominto your browser. For this audio report there is a transcript and a worksheet, great for learners and teachers of English, which can both be accessed by becoming a patron (through Patreon). If you have questions or comments, email us at:

Football Language: Reigning Champions


OK, let’s take a look at this phrase, which is made up of the adjective reigning and the noun champions. We are all familiar with champions, that is the winners of a competition or a league. So, La Liga champions of 2019 were Barcelona, and the champions in the same year in the Bundesliga were Bayern Munich.

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