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.”
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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…