The current top 50 teams in the world according to the club world rankings

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As football fans, we all have their own opinions about which club is currently the best in the world.

Many would say that it’s Liverpool after winning last season’s UEFA Champions League because Europe is the continent which boasts the most quality.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t win their domestic league, so does that mean Manchester City are currently the world’s best team because they won the Premier League? If that’s the case, why would City be better than, say, Barcelona or Juventus - teams that also won their domestic leagues?

Fortunately, there is a company who rank the world’s best clubs based on statistics.

Football World Rankings explain how they rank the clubs on their website: “The calculation is set up equally to the ATP World Tennis Rankings, for example, meaning only the match result of the past 52 weeks are taken into account.”

It continues: “The match results are weighted when converted to World Ranking Points, because:

- Not every match is equally important
- Not every domestic competition of international cup tournament is equally strong
- Not every domestic competition has the same number of matches
- Not every FIFA Confederation is equally strong”

You can see more about how they calculate the rankings HERE.

But how does the current top 50 look? Let’s take a look…

50. Lazio | Italy

49. Espanyol | Spain

48. Real Betis | Spain

47. Atalanta | Italy

46. Manchester United | England

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45. Lokomotiv Moscow | Russia

44. RB Leipzig | Germany

43. Club America | Mexico

42. AS Roma | Italy

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41. Benfica | Portugal

40. Junior | Colombia

39. Al Ahly | Egypt

38. Santos Laguna | Mexico

37. Inter Milan | Italy

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36. Jeonbuk Motors | South Korea

35. Villarreal

34. Atletico Mineiro | Brazil

33. Getafe | Spain

32. Al Nassr | Saudi Arabia

31. Ulsan | South Korea

30. Kashima Antlers | Japan

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29. Internacional | Brazil

28. Shanghai SIPG | China

27. Guangzhou Evergrande | China

26. FC Porto | Portugal

25. PSG | France

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24. Napoli | Italy

23. Tottenham | England

22. Eintracht Frankfurt | Germany

21. Flamengo | Brazil

20. Ajax | Netherlands

19. Juventus | Italy

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18. Monterrey | Mexico

17. Gremio | Brazil

16. Tigres UANL | Mexico

15. Sevilla | Spain

14. Al Hilal | Saudi Arabia

13. Bayern Munich | Germany

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12. Atletico Madrid | Spain

11. Arsenal | England

10. Chelsea | England

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9. Palmeiras | Brazil

8. Athletico Paranaense | Brazil

7. Boca Juniors | Argentina

6. Real Madrid | Spain

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5. Valencia | Spain

4. Manchester City | England

3. River Plate | Argentina

2. Liverpool | England

1. Barcelona | Spain

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