The best club in terms of league position for every county in England

Liverpool are currently on course to win their first Premier League title.

The Reds are currently unbeaten in their first 16 games this season and have established an eight-point lead over nearest challengers, Leicester City.

As well as being England’s leading team at the moment, they of course also have bragging rights as the best team in Merseyside.

But what other teams in English football are the best team in their respective counties?

Reddit user UltraWorlds has taken the time and effort to name the 48 teams that are the best in their county.

Every club’s position in their respective leagues have also been listed.

The list may change from week-to-week, but is accurate as of December 8.

View the graphic of the best teams in their respective counties below…

And view the list below:

Merseyside: Liverpool | Premier League | 1st

Leicestershire: Leicester City | Premier League | 2nd

Greater Manchester: Manchester City | Premier League | 3rd

Greater London: Chelsea | Premier League | 4th

West Midlands: Wolverhampton Wanderers | Premier League | 6th

South Yorkshire: Sheffield United | Premier League | 8th

Tyne and Wear: Newcastle United | Premier League | 10th

East Sussex: Brighton and Hove Albion | Premier League | 12th

Lancashire: Burnley | Premier League | 13th

Dorset: Bournemouth | Premier League | 15th

Hampshire: Southampton | Premier League | 18th

Norfolk: Norwich | Premier League | 19th

Hertfordshire: Watford | Premier League | 20th

West Yorkshire: Leeds United | Championship | 2nd

Bristol: Bristol City | Championship | 4nd

Nottinghamshire: Nottingham Forest | Championship 5th

East Riding: Hull City | Championship | 12th

Derbyshire: Derby County | Championship | 16th

Berkshire: Reading | Championship | 18th

North Yorkshire: Middlesbrough | Championship | 19th

Bedford: Luton Town | Championship | 20th

Staffordshire: Stoke City | Championship | 23rd

Buckinghamshire: Wycombe Wanderers | League One | 1st

Suffolk: Ipswich Town | League One | 2nd

Cambridgeshire: Peterborough United | League One | 3rd

Oxfordshire: Oxford United | League One | 7th

Shropshire: Shrewsbury Town | League One | 12th

Kent: Gillingham | League One | 14th

Lincolnshire: Lincoln City | League One | 17th

Essex: Southend United | League One | 22nd

Wiltshire: Swindon Town | League Two | 1st

Devon: Exeter City | League Two | 2nd

Gloucestershire: Forest Green | League Two | 3rd

Cheshire: Crewe Alexandra | League Two | 5th

Northamptonshire: Northampton Town | League Two | 7th

West Sussex: Crawley Town | League Two | 16th

Cumbria: Carlisle United | League Two | 22nd

Somerset: Yeovil Town | National League | 3rd

Surrey: Woking | National League | 4th

Durham: Hartlepool United | National League | 14th

Herefordshire: Hereford | National League North | 12th

Warwickshire: Leamington | National League North | 15th

Worcestershire: Kidderminster Harriers | National League North | 18th

Northumberland: Blyth Spartans | National League North | 21st

Cornwall: Truro City | Tier 7 | 3rd

Isle of Wight: Newport (IOW) | Tier 10 | 10th

Rutland: Oakham United | Tier 11 11th

Interesting stuff.

Liverpool are the best team in Merseyside and currently enjoy a 29-point lead over Everton.

Manchester City are the best club in Manchester, although that gap shortened after United’s 2-1 victory on Sunday.

London is perhaps the strongest county in English football, with five clubs in the Premier League.

They are led by Chelsea, who have a narrow six-point lead over Spurs.

The best club in the West Midlands has fluctuated in recent years, but is currently led by Wolves from Aston Villa, West Brom and Birmingham City.

Elsewhere, Leeds United are the best side currently in west Yorkshire, while Stoke City lead Staffordshire clubs.

Interestingly, ten non-league clubs lead their respective counties.

And a club in the 11th tier actually has those bragging rights. 

Rutland is only a small county with an estimated population of 39,697.

And the best club in that county is Oakham United, who are in the 11th Tier of English football.

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