Football Clubs Around the World

Football Clubs

Football is the world’s most popular sport at the moment as it is played in more than 200 countries. There are the continental governing bodies which control the Football activities in a particular continent and they are overlooked by the global Football governing body FIFA which is responsible for the Football activities across the globe.

The five continental Football governing bodies are UEFA, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF and AFC. Among these five continental bodies, UEFA is the most powerful as it holds the most popular leagues of the world which are The Premier League, the La Liga, the Bundesliga, the Serie A, the Eredivisie and French Ligue 1.

The Major Soccer League governed by the CONCACAF is also increasingly becoming a famous tournament.

Top Football clubs from the Premier League

The Premier League is the most prestigious Football league around the world and it is contested among 20 clubs. It is operated on a system of promotion and relegation with the EFL Championship. Here are the top Football clubs from the Premier League –

Rank Club Rank Club
1 Liverpool F.C. 6 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 
2 Manchester City F.C.  7 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
3 Leicester City F.C.  8 Sheffield United F.C.
4 Chelsea F.C. 9 Southampton F.C.
5 Manchester United F.C. 10 Arsenal F.C.

Top Football clubs from La Liga

La Liga is the top tier of the Spanish Football League System. It is also contested among 20 teams and operated on a system of promotion and relegation with the second tier of the Spanish Football, the Segunda Division. Here are the top Football clubs from the La Liga –

Rank Club Rank Club
1 Real Madrid 6
2 Barcelona 7 Valencia
3 Sevilla 8 Villareal
4 Getafe CF 9
5 Atletico Madrid 10

Top Football clubs from Bundesliga

Bundesliga is the top division of the Football League system in Germany. The format of Bundesliga is also pretty similar to the format of the other Football leagues across Europe. The only difference is that only 18 teams participate in Bundesliga rather than 20 and only 2 teams get relegated rather than 3.

Here are the top Football clubs from the Bundesliga –

Rank Club Rank Club
1 6
2 7
3 8 Sc Freiburg
4 Dortmund 9 Eintracht
5 10 VFL Wolfsburg


Serie A is the premier division Football league in Italy. The skill level of the players involved in Serie A makes it one of the world’s most watchable Football leagues.

Forty-two out of the 100 greatest Footballers of all-time selected by the FourFourTwo magazine were from Serie A.  Here are the top Football clubs from Serie A –

Rank Club Rank Club
1 Juventus 6
Cagliari Calcio
2 Inter Milan 7 Parma
3 Lazio 8 Milan
4 Roma 9 Verona
5 Atlanta 10 Napoli


Top Football clubs from Ligue 1

The French Ligue 1 is the top division Football league in France. While, it is not as famous as the other European leagues, some of the teams involved in this league have got quality players.

Here are the top Football clubs from Ligue 1 –

Rank Club Rank Club
1 PSG 6 Montpellier
2 Lille 7 OGC Nice
3 Lyon 8 Stade Reims
4 St-Etienne 9 Nimes
5 Marseille 10 Rennes

Top Football clubs from Eredivisie

Eredvisie is the Dutch premier division Football league. This league has got quite a few teams with a rich history, but the performances of those teams in the recent times, especially in European Football, haven’t been great.

However, the history attached to those clubs still mean they are amongst the top clubs in the world. Here are the top Football clubs from Eredvisie –

Rank Club
1 Ajax
2 PSV Eindhoven
3 Vitesse
4 Az Alkmaar
5 Willem II

Top Football Clubs from the Major League Soccer

The Major league soccer is the top tier of men’s professional soccer league in the United States of America. 24 teams participate participate in this league, 21 from America and 3 from Canada.

The format of Major League Soccer is slightly different from the format of the European leagues. The 24 teams are divided into two conferences – Eastern and Western conference. The teams in both the conferences play two games, one home and one away, against each team of their conference and one game against each team of the other conference.

Here are the top Football clubs from the Major League Soccer (MLS)  –

Rank Teams
1 New York City FC
2 New York Red Bulls
3 LA Galaxy
4 Real Salt Lake
5 Seattle Sounders FC

Apart from the clubs which play in these famous leagues, there are some other top clubs which might not be a part of the big leagues, but are historically rich. River Plate from Argentina, Lokomotiv Moscow from Russia and Benfica from Portugal are some of them.

Here are the top 50 Football clubs in the world –

Rank  Club Rank Club Rank  Club Rank  Club Rank Club
1 Barcelona 11 Arsenal 21 Flamengo 31 Ulsan 41 Benfica
2 Liverpool 12 Atletico Madrid 22 Eintracht Frankfurt 32 Al Nassr 42 Roma
3 River Plate 13 Bayern Munich 23 Tottenham 33 Getafe 43 Club America
4 Manchester City 14 Al Hilal 24 Napoli 34 Atletico Mineiro 44 RB Leipzig
5 Valencia 15 Sevilla 25 Paris Saint Germain 35 Villarreal 45 Lokomotiv Moscow
6 Real Madrid 16 Tigres 26 Porto 36 Joenbuk Motors 46 Manchester United
7 Boca Juniors 17 Gremio 27 Guangzhou 37 Inter Milian 47 Atalanta
8 Athletico Paranaense 18 Monterrey 28 Shanghai SIPG 38 Santos Laguna 48 Real Betis
9 Palmeiras 19 Juventus 29 Internacional 39 Al Ahly 49 Espanyol
10 Chelsea 20 Ajax 30 Kashima Antlers 40 Junior 50 Lazio


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