Top Five Football Clubs of 2019

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Top Football Clubs of 2019

With 2019/20 season reaching the halfway, we are not still unable to judge about how the clubs have fared till now. The footballing fraternity is craving for more action, drama and success in the game as everyone one want to savor the best of the game. However, it is the time to take a look back to the previous season how the clubs and the teams fared in the game.

The 2018/19 season was a crazy one. We witnessed many games where there were absolute stunners scored, absolutely stunning comebacks and exciting and thrilling games. To mention a few, a game between Liverpool and Barcelona in a UEFA Champions League semifinals should be great.

The season made sure that football fan will not go without the excitement and also it made sure that fans to expect more for the next season. After a long season, here is a list of five teams/clubs which were the best in terms of both footballing and financial aspects;


#5) Paris St Germain

paris st germain

Top Football Clubs of 2019: It is a common notion that in the French League, there are only few teams that will fight for the title. And it happens the same way. Among those few teams, Paris St Germain stands tall. They are always touted to win major things in the French Ligue 1 and to make big strides in the European nights. However, the strides in European nights are yet to come.

For the Parc des Princess based outfit, it has become a certainty to win the top-tier title. Until they lost to Rennes in the French Cup final, it was believed that they take everything home. However, Les Parisiens ended up their season with the League and one domestic trophy.

In the Champions League, they were all set to enter the quarterfinals until they were defeated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s youthful Manchester United. Manchester United defeated PSG on an away goal rule at Parc des Princes and knocked out PSG out of Champions League.

In 2018/19 season:

  • Matches played: 55
  • Games won: 40
  • Games lost: 8

#4) Ajax Amsterdam

Ajax Amsterdam

Ajax Amsterdam were one lot of team in European football. The youthful Erike ten Haag’s men, even though they were boys, tactically outwitted many clubs and giants in the season. They became David who bent every Goliath they faced on the pitch. They successfully eliminated  Juventus and Real Madrid to register a place in UEFA Champions League semifinals and in the hearts of people.

In the Dutch league, Erik ten Haag’s men locked their horns with PSV Eindhoven for the title but held their nerves and place to seal the title. The team so brilliant and energetic in the attack that they scored 119 goals in Eredivisie. Also, they won did the domestic double after years when they won the KNVB Cup final on 5th May.

There were many players like Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Andre Onana who shouldered the team in the difficult games and took it forward. However, the 2019/20hasnt gone well for them in Europe as they have been knocked out of Champions League in group stages as their mainstays moved to European heavyweights.

In 2018/19 season:

  • Matches played: 58
  • Games won: 43
  • Games lost: 6

#3) Barcelona

Barcelona

Top Football Clubs of 2019: The critics and football pundits were not sure whether Barcelona will be able to challenge the title in Spain and the European nights. However, Ernesto Valverde shut those critics by winning the Spanish La-Liga Santander for the second consecutive year with the team. However, it was also the seaon to forget for them as they lost against Valencia in the Copa del Rey finals and UEFA Champions League semifinals against Liverpool.

Lionel Messi and co defeated the Red Devils in the quarter-finals of Champions League to face Liverpool in the semifinals. Even though Catalans had a 3-0 advantage in the first leg of the semifinals, quick goals and crazy individual performances at Anfield by the Reds dented the hopes of Barcelona to get the hands of European title at Madrid.

In La-Liga, there came a time where Barcelona had to play eight games in a month. The Argentine led the team by example where they won six games and the other two ended in a draw. This couldn’t stop Barcelona from winning the league title for the second consecutive time when Atletico tried to snatch away the trophy.

In 2018/19 season:

  • Matches played: 60
  • Games won: 40
  • Games lost: 7

#2) Liverpool

Liverpool

It was a difficult task to put Liverpool in the second spot as they were spot-on in both Premier League, domestic cups and UEFA Champions League. Liverpool didn’t lose many games in the Premier League but ended up being the second-best in the standings as they bottled the points in the second half of the tournament.

However, Liverpool showed their “A” game when it was required in the Champions League. Even though they went down by a scoreline of 3-0 in the first leg of semifinals at Camp Nou against Barcelona, they didn’t lose the hope. As there is a famous saying that “fortune favors the bold”, Liverpool went to the second leg with brimming optimism to win the game. After each goal scored, they came near to seal the spot in the finals of the Champions League. WHn Origi scored the 4th goal against Barcelona, it triggered the wild celebrations at Anfield. And rest is history today. Currently, Liverpool are the European Champions.

Even though they didn’t get the success in 2018/19 in English top tier, they lead by 16 points in the ongoing season. Can Liverpool finally win the Premier League and end the drought?

In 2018/19 season:

  • Matches played: 53
  • Games won: 38
  • Games lost: 

#1) Manchester City

Manchester City

Top Football Clubs of 2019: Manchester City, managed by Pep Guardiola, were tipped to succeed for the second consecutive time in the Premier League after their win in the previous season. However, they couldn’t do so in the initial stages of the tournament as they drew and lost the games. However, a slip up from Liverpool helped them to sniff out the Premier League title from the arch-rivals of the game.

Also, Manchester City won the FA Cup finals against Watford by a big margin of 6-0 apart from winning the Carabao Cup, completing the domestic treble. Pep Guardiola became the first manager to win the domestic treble in the English top flight.

Manchester City once again failed to make any inroads in the European nights as they were defeated by Tottenham Hotspurs in the quarterfinals. After a poor performance in the current day PL, it is believed that Pep will move out of Premier League. Can he find European success this year?

In 2018/19 season:

  • Matches played: 61
  • Games won: 50
  • Games lost: 6

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