Man Utd, Liverpool & Real Madrid: Fans have picked the 25 best clubs in the world

Manchester United have been voted the third best club in the world

Picking the best football club in the world is an almost impossible task.

Do you judge a team based on the number of trophies they have accrued throughout the history of the beautiful game, or do you focus on their volume of supporters worldwide?

Of course, there is a select group of teams with which people routinely pick their choice for the best club on the planet from.

The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool and others within the realms of Europe’s elite will always be challenging for the coveted number one position.

So what happens when you ask a plethora of football fans to vote for the best football team on the planet?

Well, we’re about to find out. Over on TheTopTens, lovers of the sport have been casting their votes and we’ve provided the top 25 below.

Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne

25. Napoli

24. Tottenham

23. Estudiantes

22. Crystal Palace

21. Marseille

20. FC Porto

19. Werder Bremen

18. Celtic

17. AS Roma

16. Sevilla

15. Ajax

14. Inter Milan

13. Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone

12. Paris Saint-Germain

11. Borussia Dortmund

10. Manchester City

9. AC Milan

8. Liverpool

7. Juventus

6. Arsenal

5. Chelsea

4. Bayern Munich

3. Manchester United

2. Real Madrid

1. Barcelona

Messi with Barcelona

Barcelona and Lionel Messi take top spot, with United the highest ranked team from the Premier League.

There are some very questionable inclusions in the top 25, most notably Crystal Palace, Estudiantes and Werder Bremen.

Let’s also not pretend we didn’t see Arsenal (6th) ahead of Champions League holders and new Premier League champions Liverpool (8th).

However, despite some questionable inclusions lower down the list, the top three is pretty hard to dispute.

Zinedine Zidane and Sergio Ramos

Barcelona, Real Madrid and United have enormous fan bases throughout the world, have won a ridiculous amount of trophies and consistently attract the best players on the planet.

Regardless of whether you like the aforementioned trio as a supporter, you cannot deny that every footballer grows up dreaming of wanting to wear one of their famous shirts.

The same can also be said for the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Juventus and Bayern Munich, but just not quite on the same level as the top dogs.

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