Club Rankings: Top 30 teams in the world

first_imgUEFA Champions League Club Rankings: Top 30 teams in the world Mark Doyle Deputy Features Editor Last updated 2 years ago 16:00 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Denis Doyle UEFA Champions League Real Madrid Premier League Primera División Ligue 1 Bundesliga Serie A Primeira Liga PSG Juventus Barcelona Bayern München Opinion Goal polled editors from across its 37 editions to determine the No.1 side on the planet in terms of squad strength and recent success Real Madrid have been voted the best team in the world by Goal editors from our 38 editions across the globe.Zinedine Zidane’s men became the first side to successfully defend their Champions League title by routing Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff in May and were just as emphatic victors in our poll to decide the top 30 clubs on the planet, which was based upon squad strength and recent success.PSG, of course, have yet to win the European Cup but they finished second in our vote, no doubt thanks to the recent acquisitions of Brazilian superstar Neymar and French sensation Kylian Mbappe. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing RB Leipzig claimed 19th spot after their sensational second-placed finish in last season’s Bundesliga but there are no non-European clubs in the top 20, with River Plate the highest-ranked South America side, in 22nd. RANK CLUB VOTES 1 Real Madrid 300 2 PSG 275 3 Juventus 270 4 Barcelona 267 5 Bayern Munich 249 6 Atletico Madrid 243 7 Manchester United 230 8 Chelsea 227 9 Manchester City 223 10 Napoli 180 11 Monaco 173 12 Liverpool 172 13 Borussia Dortmund 164 14 Sevilla 160 15 Tottenham 144 16 Roma 123 17 Arsenal 94 18 Benfica 57 19 RB Leipzig 51 20 Porto 50 21 Inter 45 22 River Plate 39 23 Boca Juniors 36 24 Corinthians 31 25 Atletico Nacional 28 26 Zenit 27 27 Santos 19 28 Valencia 17 29 Besiktas 12 30 Lyon 12 Juventus, who have made two Champions League finals in the past three seasons, came home third, just ahead of Barcelona, whom the Bianconeri eliminated at the quarter-final stage last season.Bayern Munich ranked fifth, despite an uncertain start to their current Bundesliga campaign, while Atletico Madrid grabbed sixth place, just ahead of a Manchester United side that has strengthened its squad significantly since Jose Mourinho took charge last year.Top clubs in the worldEnglish champions Chelsea only made eighth place but they still finished ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, in ninth, while Napoli are a surprise inclusion in the top 10.last_img

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